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Manvel to host first Hero Fest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Heroes will be welcomed and recognized at the City of Manvel’s first Hero Fest June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Croix Park. The free event will recognize police officers, firefighters, paramedics, all first responders, military personnel, veterans and more. It’s a pre Fourth of …

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Business construction, renovation underway in Friendswood

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A new four-story, 63,400 square foot building recently broke ground in Downtown Friendswood at 505 S. Friendswood Drive. The new $10 million downtown building will feature retail and restaurants on the ground floor and office space on upper floors as well as be the future address of …

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Presentation of Red Cross

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A large framed red cross made from towel strips was presented at the FISD board meeting Monday, June 11 to Friendswood ISD board members and superintendent by Friendswood Frame and Gallery owner Luis Briones. The cross was significant to the FISD group since it was made and hung in the …

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Taylor chairs committee to study school violence

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood) is chairing a nine member Senate select committee to address school violence and school security. Their work has begun and the group hopes to conclude in August 2018. Taylor was selected to chair the group by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick. The committee was …

City releases environmental report to ease concerns

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Friendswood has released the Phase II Environmental Report in response to comments and concerns citizens have made regarding construction on Dixie Farm Road on three acres of land in Harris County. Citizens expressed concerns about flooding and also asked questions about the 150,000 cubic …

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New Heritage Complex to have ribbon cutting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The new Alvin ISD Heritage Complex will have an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony June 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The 94 acre complex is an extracurricular and event complex featuring the Liberty Alumni Hall, Freedom Field, and Legacy House. It is located at 10855 …

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Plunkett Honored

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Manvel resident Anthony Plunkett, age 10, received accolades at the City Council meeting recently after police responded to his home. A few weeks ago, Anthony called 9-1-1 after his father had a medical emergency. When officers arrived they found a composed and courageous boy who not only kept his head …

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Pomona plans gated community within area

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The possibility of a gated community with high end homes is happening in Manvel. The Manvel City Council approved an amendment to the development agreement for Pomona subdivision that allows for the construction of luxury homes in a gated community. The amendment allows for 80-foot lots mixed …

Fun N’ Games hosted by BACH and Pearland Lions Club

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Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps, (BACH) has teamed up with the Lions Club of Pearland to host Fun ‘N Games on Saturday, June 23 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Lion’s Club of Pearland building at 3550 S. Main Street in Pearland. Fun ‘N Games is a …

Artists and artisans encouraged to apply for Pearland annual event

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Plans are underway for the 5th Annual Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion on Oct. 6-7 at the Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway Street. Each year the show assembles an extensive collection of area artists who specialize in handcrafted pieces and artwork. The official call for artists is now …