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ACC to host their Empty Bowls event

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Enjoy bowls of soup, take home the bowl and support Alvin Meals on Wheels. It’s all part of Empty Bowls, a special program fundraiser that Alvin Community College Art Department is offering to benefit the Alvin Meals on Wheels. Empty bowls is a program that fosters collaboration …

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17th Annual Turtle Race cancelled due to weather

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Kelsey Seybold was the title sponsor for the 17th Alvin ISD Education Foundation Annual Turtle Race and 6th Annual Fun Run, which was a little different this year due to strong thunderstorms that moved through the area Saturday morning. Due to the weather the Fun Run had to be cancelled …

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Master Gardeners plant sale set for Feb. 17

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A special sale this Saturday will offer ways to bring back lawns to areas of beauty and gardens to once again have fruit and vegetables. The Galveston County Master Gardeners’ plant sale will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 17 at the Galveston County …

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Foundation’s ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ a success

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By KAROLYN GEPHART “Small Town Saturday Night” was a successful Big Town event for the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation. The annual gala was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston Feb. 10. Dinner, dancing, grant adoption and a live auction were on the night’s menu for a ballroom filled …

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Lewis to kick off Music Fest at Dunn Bros.

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Dunn Brothers Coffee in Friendswood is hosting a kickoff concert for the Texas Music Fest on Friday, March 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dunn Brothers is located at 201 S. Friendswood Drive. Music artist Tommy Lewis will perform. Lewis who is originally from Alvin is a …

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Trail Project Phase 2 to be completed in March

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Trial Connectivity project in Pearland is approaching completion of its Phase 2 items. The aim of the project is to construct a trail segment that connects Centennial Park to Independence Park, providing a vital link in the system for pedestrian and bicycle use between the two …

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Pearland seeking new Director of Communications

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland is seeking a new Director of Communications to manage and coordinate the City’s internal and external communication programs. The new director will formulate and implement long-range multi-channel communication goals for the organization; foster partnerships; develop policy and position papers and documents; and represent …

Hunter’s Night Out to offer 130 guns

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Excitement is building for the upcoming Hunter’s Night Out planned for Saturday, Feb. 10, at Bass Pro Shop at 288 & Beltway. Doors open at 5 p.m. This year’s raffle offers 130 firearms from Browning, Ruger, Remington, Winchester, Savage, Smith and Wesson, Beretta, Weatherby and Benelli to …

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Margarita Ruiz Johnson, moderate Democrat, files for US House, 22nd District

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I have been a proud resident of Pearland, Texas since 1987, for the last 30 years. The emphasis in my life has always been my family, my community and my country. I was born in Puerto Rico, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in New York and entered the US …

Staff to move back to City Complex soon

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By KAROLYN GEPHART City Hall is expected to have its staff move back into their offices this month as the City Hall Complex Renovation Project is approximately 70 percent finished. Re-occupancy is expected in late February or early March. At that time, City Council meetings will resume there also. City …