5k race offers Flap Jack breakfast, holiday fun run

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The third annual Flapjack Fun Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Flapjack Fun Run is sponsored by the City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation and is named for the pancake breakfast served after the 5K race. The Kid’s K race will begin at 8 …

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City Manager Roecker announces his retirement

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By KAROLYN GEPHART City Manager Roger C. Roecker has announced his retirement from the City of Friendswood at the recent November meeting of the City Council. Roecker has been City Manager for almost 10 years. Prior to this he served Friendswood as Director of Finance and Director of Administrative Services. …

Disaster Recovery Centers closed two days for holiday

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Brazoria County Disaster Recovery Centers will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after, to allow staff some time with their families and a quick break from three months of non-stop work. The week before Thanksgiving more than $2.4 billion in loans have been approved for …

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Mayor highlights rapid growth in annual address

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Last Tuesday, the Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the City luncheon at the Knights of Columbus hall in Alvin, where Mayor Davison and Manvel City Manager Kyle Jung spent most of the time discussing how the city has grown in the last few decades. “During …

Pearland, Friendswood invited to be a Santa to a Senior

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The communities of Friendswood and Pearland are invited to be a Santa to a Senior this holiday season. It’s all part of Home Instead Senior Care’s plan to give back to local communities. Participants are asked to visit a tree location where they can select an ornament …

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Friendswood PD Blue Santa Program has begun

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Toys are being accepted now for this year’s Blue Santa Program Toy Drive for the holidays sponsored by the Friendswood Police Department and Friendswood Police Officers Association. New, unwrapped toys are needed and this year is a special one. “Never will the need be greater. Hurricane Harvey …

Galveston County voters pass 3-part bond

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Galveston County Bond election won in all three propositions at the Nov. 7 election, even though Friendswood City Council was divided on their feelings toward the three. The Galveston County bond election was comprised of three propositions. Proposition A provided $56 million in bonds for the …

ACC bond fails in Nov. 7 election

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The bond proposal by Alvin Community College failed in last week’s election on Nov. 7. Only 3,317 voters participated in the election out of 60,903 registered voters, according to the Brazoria County Elections officials. Out of the ones who voted, 1,773 residents were against the bond which …