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New Sculpture at Animal Shelter

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A new sculpture has been installed in front of the Friendswood Animal Control building on FM 528. Art Friends of Downtown Friendswood donated the art through their annual Chalk Walk. This year’s Chalk Walk at Captain’s Corner will be May 11. Committee members posing by the new structure include Betsy …

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Gardening programs for spring available

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Galveston County Master Gardeners are offering one more April presentation at Friendswood Public Library. Extension Agent Dr. William Johnson will present “Beneficials in the Garden” Saturday, April 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. Johnson will cover beneficial insects and other types of beneficials commonly found in Galveston …

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Friendswood wants an award-winning selfie

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Entries for the annual Keep Friendswood Beautiful Photo Contest are being accepted between April 15 and May 13. Take a photo of anything inside Friendswood City Limits that you think captures the beauty of Friendswood. “Like” the Keep Friendswood Beautiful Facebook page and read complete contest details, including how to …

Applications accepted now for CPA program

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Applications are being accepted now for the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) Class #49. The program gives Pearland residents opportunities to meet the officers who served them, receive education in the how and why of law enforcement and provide Pearland PD officers a chance to meet and receive …

Youth court to host Teen Talk on Safety

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland Teen Court will host Teen Talk April 30, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Pearland Municipal Court. The topic will be teen driver education and safety. “What do I do if I have an accident?” and “What do I do if I get pulled over …

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Celebrate Earth Day April 27

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By KAROLYN GEPHART April  27 is Earth Day in Pearland. The 23nd annual Earth Day Celebration will take place Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Southdown Park. The event is free and free on-site parking is available. The event is sponsored by the City of Pearland …

First readings for annexation, rezoning held by council

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Pearland City Council met April 8 at Council Chambers at 3519 Liberty Drive for their regularly scheduled meeting. In new business, council heard the first reading of Ordinance No. 1573 extending the city limits to include certain land area within certain limits and boundaries and annexing …

Register now for JA Who’s Who Golf Classic

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Registration has begun for the Junior Achievement of Brazoria County’s 2019 Who’s Who Golf Classic. The annual fundraiser will be Friday, May 10 at The Wilderness Golf Course in Lake Jackson. The shotgun starts will be at 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Title sponsor this year is …

Lights out for egg hunt in Alvin

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by KAROLYN GEPHART Lights out for an Easter Egg hunt in Alvin does not mean it will be over. Instead, it means it will begin. Alvin Parks and Rec are hosting their Lights Out Easter Egg Hunt April 18 beginning at 8 p.m. in Bob Briscoe Park. The event is …

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Heritage Gardener Spring Tour to showcase gardens

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By KAROLYN GEPHART To celebrate the beauty of Spring, share ideas for creative landscapes and showcase local gardens, the Heritage Gardener Spring Garden Tour will be Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 in Friendswood. Six private homes in the city will open their private gardens for the tour. Homes …