Youth readers needed for July council video

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Calling all school aged kids in Friendswood. Readers are needed for a video at City Hall. Since 2016, during the July Friendswood City Council meeting, the Declaration of Independence was read on video. The 2019 video will be all individual school-aged kids–one per family. The individual pieces will be recorded …

Community invited to Memorial Day Ceremony

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Everyone is invited to the Friendswood Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial, next to City Hall. The ceremony also includes patriotic music and a tribute to each branch of the military. Immediately following the ceremony, a group photograph will be …

11th Pocket Pear planned for June 8

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 11th Annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Pearland Lions Club from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The annual event raises funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs and is hosted …

PEDC 2018 annual report showcases economic growth and infrastructure improvement

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The Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) released its 2018 annual report, providing a summary of activities the PEDC has accomplished throughout the previous year. According to the report, 2018 saw economic growth with a record $22.5 million in sales tax revenue, and PEDC’s partnerships with the companies mentioned in this …

Pearland sets date for runoff election

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland will have a runoff election June 8 for Pearland City Council Position 1. The runoff election was approved and a date set at the Pearland City Council special meeting on May 13. Derrell Isenberg and Luke Orlando are running in the election for …

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Memorial Day Ceremony is an annual Friendswood highlight

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The annual Friendswood Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial, next to City Hall (910 S. Friendswood Drive). Sergeant Marty Gonzales, United States Marine Corps (retired) is this year’s special speaker. He has been awarded the Bronze Star twice (recognizing …

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Classic Car & Bike Show

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The 15th Annual Friendswood Classic Car & Bike Show will take place Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stevenson Park on the concrete slab at 1000 S. Friendswood Drive. Food trucks will be available at the event. Admission is free.

Friendswood recognized as storm ready

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Friendswood is storm ready according to Mayor Mike Foreman. The mayor has created a new video under “Mayor Mike’s Minute,” to share information on how the city is ready. The National Weather Service (NWS) has recognized the City of Friendswood as “StormReady.” The renewal …

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Seven receive 2019 Environmental Scholarships

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Seven Pearland students are recipients of $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors through the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund. This year’s winners of the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund are Saami Baig, Anyssa Castorina, Vanshika Jhonsa, Eric Li, Delores VanHoose, Divjot Walia, and Helen Wang. Keep …

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Lions Club to host Hunter’s Night Out

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Hunter’s Night Out is set for Saturday, May 18 at Bass Pro Shop at SH288 and the Beltway in Pearland. Hosted by the Manvel-Iowa Colony Lions Club, the annual 130 gun fundraiser will have doors open at 5 p.m. Activities include gun drawings, barbecue, an auction, and …