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City poised for significant growth; 2014 lays foundation

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Manvel experienced growing pains in 2014 as city leaders struggled to balance the need for proactive planning with the desire of many citizens to maintain the rural character that most moved to the area to enjoy. A transformation to a more urban community appears imminent and it may be safe …

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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Brightens Holiday for Pearland ISD Students

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(Dec. 23, 2014) – In the spirit of the holiday season, the Perioperative Services team at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital made a difference in the community by collecting children’s gifts for the Pearland ISD Angel Tree Project. The Memorial Hermann Southeast team dropped off several bags of gifts to Principal …

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Manvel High School holds writing competition

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Freshman Perla Hernandez, sophomore Amber Mahy, junior Anna Rader and senior Lexus Jacobs were selected as the winners of a recent Manvel High Writing Contest. During the month of November, students at Manvel High School had an opportunity to enter any type of writing for a school wide writing competition, …

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Alvin ISD enrollment continues to soar

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Student enrollment continues to soar in Alvin ISD as the number of families moving into communities within the District increases. The student enrollment growth is driven by the development of new homes, numerous multi-family housing units, and the addition of new master planned communities. The west side of the 252 …

Gustafson, Hill named to HGAC board

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Friendswood City Councilman Carl Gustafson was named representative and Councilman Jim Hill was named alternate to the Houston Galveston Area Council 2015 General Assembly and Board of Directors. The appointments were approved by city council on Dec. 8. Serving 13 counties, H-GAC is the regional organization in which local governments …

Bond projects moving forward in 2015

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Construction at the city’s well used and often overcrowded library will kick off the second year of implementation of the city’s $24 million in bond projects next month. The library is expected to continue its regular operation during construction, staff said. Construction plans are nearing completion and plans for utility …

Options are many for added sales tax

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Keenly aware of the money left on the table, Friendswood leaders are looking hard at the various options for the city’s yet-to-be-imposed half cent of sales tax. City Council again reviewed and discussed the issue during a Dec. 8 work session. “Sales tax is one of the banes of local …

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Council delays Comprehensive Plan revisions

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Manvel city council has delayed the adoption of revisions to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. At its only meeting in December council made the decision to only discuss the Plan which served to postpone the vote a second time. A special joint meeting was held earlier in the month with one …

Lighting agreement OKed for sports park

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The city last Monday checked another item off the to-do list for the Shadow Creek Ranch sports complex. Council unanimously approved entering an interlocal cooperative pricing agreement with the Texas Buy Board for the purchase of lighting for the park, slated to open by the end of 2015. “One of …

Metro decision moves local Park and Ride forward

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One of the larger hurdles in getting a Park and Ride facility in Brazoria County was removed Dec. 18, when Houston Metro agreed to sell the land originally intended for a Park and Ride in Pearland. Metro’s board unanimously agreed to authorize the sale of the site, and to transfer …