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Family donates books in memory of Landon Liptack

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Eight year old Landon Liptack was looking forward to becoming a Duke Elementary Bulldog when his life was unexpectedly taken away during a plane crash in August 2014. He was flying in the family’s small aircraft with his father when the accident occurred. “Landon was full of life and loved …

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‘From beliefs come actions…’

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On the evening of Tuesday, March 3, Alvin ISD Trustees, each accompanied by two community members, reported to the Alvin ISD Board Room where Superintendent Dr. Buck Gilcrease greeted them and immediately put them to work. The purpose of the evening was to explore the beliefs that Alvin ISD holds …

City hires contractor for library work

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The expansion of Friendwood’s City Library moved forward Monday night with the approval of a $2.23 million contract to a local company. The unanimous vote awarded the contract to Friendswood-based Ardent Construction earned a hearty applause during the March council meeting. The long-awaited library expansion has been on many residents’ …

City postpones Baker’s Landing decision

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City Council on Monday postponed a decision regarding a largely residential development off Highway 35. The developer of the proposal known as Baker’s Landing has spent the last few months adding enhancements and changes. Still, some argued the proposal simply goes against what is laid out in the city’s long-term …

City looks at library expansion

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Pearland city leaders on Monday moved forward with a planned expansion to the city’s Tom Reid Library. City Council does want more feedback, however, from library staff and users on exactly what that expansion should entail. “I’m sure we can work with Wilson and get some alternates,” City Manager Clay …

AISD school board meetings to be held at Rodeo Palms Junior High

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In an effort to service the needs of all Alvin ISD families, the Board of Trustees recently approved a change in location for the March 10 and June 9, 2015 school board meetings, to Rodeo Palms Junior High in Manvel; rather than the normal location in Alvin. The District, which …

City adopts Master Drainage Plan

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After months of presentations, discussions, and debates, Manvel city council finally approved a Master Drainage Plan to be made part of the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Council heard a final report from the plan’s author at its last meeting and this week heard from the city’s consulting civil engineer, Dan Johnson. …

Police seek edge on drug distribution

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Citing an increase in the use of synthetic marijuana and partially motivated by recent instances of deaths related to its use in Montgomery County, Manvel’s city council approved the first of two readings to authorize an amendment to the city’s Code of Ordinances that would grant local law enforcement greater …

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1980 State Baseball Monument Unveiled

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A monument celebrating Pearland’s 1980 state baseball championship was unveiled at the PHS baseball field this past Saturday. Several members of that 1980 team were in attendance including: Back row (standing) David Maly, Keith Shepherd, Clifton Gibson, former assistant coach Ronnie Johnson, Craig Smajstrla, former head coach Bill Bratcher, Carl …

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PHS Academic Decathlon team headed to national competition

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The Pearland High School Academic Decathlon has snagged its fourth state championship to advance to the national competition April 16-18 in California. With 28 individual medals and a score of 50,294 points, PHS students ranked as Team Gold at the state meet in late February. State individual medalists include: Honors …