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Mayor asks for volunteers for advisory group

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Mayor Mike Foreman and city council are seeking volunteers to put together ideas for what Friendswood needs in 2019 and beyond. The mayor asked for community volunteers through his latest video that is sent by email to city news subscribers and placed on the city website for …

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BrazCon planned for Manvel

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By KAROLYN GEPHART BrazCon Teen Comic Convention & Geek-Fest is coming to Manvel Saturday, Feb. 23. The all day event is a celebration of graphic novels, comics, manga, and pop culture. It will be held at Manvel High School at 19601 Hwy. 6 and will run from 9 a.m. to …

Be a part of Brazoria County Day in Austin

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Brazoria County Day in Austin is March 5. Manvel citizens, as well as all county residents, can visit their state legislators to let them know what issues are important to their city and Brazoria County. Events take place over two days: Monday and Tuesday, March 4-5. All …

Registration begins for two popular kids’ camps

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Registration for Summer Day Camp has begun in Pearland for Camp KIA (ages 6-10 years) and Camp Mahalo (ages 11-14 years). Registration is available at www.pe-arlandtx.gov/camp. Parents are reminded from the Pearland Parks and Recreation staff that camps fill fast so reservations need to be made early. …

City has special meeting over McHard Project ROW

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland City Council held a special meeting and a regularly scheduled city council meeting Monday, Feb. 11, at City Hall. The special meeting at 6:15 p.m. was held as a first step in the eminent domain process for the right of way required to …

Council calls for General, Bond Elections in May

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By KAROLYN GEPHART City council approved a resolution at their regular meeting Feb. 11, to call a General Election to be held on May 4, for the purpose of electing council members in Positions No. 1, 5 and 6. Council also approved a Special Election Bond Election to be held …

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13th Annual Citrus, Fruit Tree Sale set for Feb. 9

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Brazoria County Master Gardeners are presenting their 13th Annual Citrus and Fruit Tree Sale from 8 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 9, at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. Buyers will have their choices of over 1,000 plants. The plants include standard and dwarf varieties of oranges, grapefruits, tangerines, …

Reserve a seat for mayor’s State of City Address

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Reservations continue to be taken for the annual State of the City Luncheon with Mayor Tom Reid set for Feb. 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Church of Pearland. This year’s luncheon is given by the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by …

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KPB to host two clean up events Feb. 16

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Keep Pearland Beautiful is hosting two events on Feb. 16. A Community Wide Cleanup will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and Cigarette Awareness Day in Pearland will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to join KPB members to be part of …

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Ticket sales begin for Dogs & Divas

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Ticket sales have begun for the 4th Annual Dogs and Divas 2019 event by Bay Area Turning Point. The annual fundraiser benefits Bay Area Turning Point Inc and Safe Paws program, a partnership foster program for animals of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Raffle tickets are …