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City considers updated Thoroughfare Plan

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In an effort to stay abreast of evolving development trends city council authorized a review of the city’s Major Thoroughfare Plan to better its proactive approach to impending growth. Some projections show Manvel having a population of 130,000 by 2035. Past growth trends showed population forecasts at 40,708. The 220% …

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FJH sweeps UIL Academic Contest

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Friendswood Junior High swept the University Interscholastic League (UIL) district meet held recently at LaMarque High School. The seventh and eighth grade students won both divisions and FJH won the First Place Overall. 8th Grade UIL winners: Evan Buisson: 4th place Science, 7th place Social Studies Jaye Chen: 1st place …

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FJH One Act wins at UIL competition

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Friendswood Junior High Theatre Arts Department won first place for their 2015 UIL One Act Play, And a Child Shall Lead. The play, by Michael Slade, was presented at University Scholastic League (UIL) competition March 7 at La Marque High School. Other honors included the following: Michael Donovan received Best …

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Laura Smither Scholarship deadline set for March 31

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The Laura Recovery Center invites Friendswood residents who are college bound to apply for the Laura Smither Scholarship by the March 31 deadline. This is a merit based scholarship open to all the children of Friendswood, regardless of where they attended school; public, private or home. Applicants must be graduating …

KFB to meet March 24

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The details of popular events such as the upcoming Spring Sparkle and Movies in the Park will be topics of discussion at the Keep Friendswood Beautiful meeting scheduled March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood. The meeting takes place in the second floor conference room, and …

Stadium to get video scoreboard

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Friendswood ISD Trustees last Monday approved the purchase of a new video scoreboard that is expected to pay for itself through advertising over the next 5 years. The new high resolution scoreboard, priced just under $460,000, is to be used at all FISD events and rentals held at Henry Winston …

Expanded amenity to make a splash this summer

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At Stevenson Park, the popular summer splash pad is tripling in size. Work is about 80 percent complete on expanding the popular summer water feature for children, and visitors this summer will note new interactive splash features, benches and a new sidewalk connecting the expansion to the new Rotary Pavilion. …

P&Z: City growing more developer friendly

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Advising city council on matters such as land use, the Friendswood Planning and Zoning Commission will take up future development matters again this Thursday. P&Z, as it is known, is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr. Among items to be discussed is …

Online kindergarten enrollment begins this month

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Parents of children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1 can save time in in August by enrolling online beginning March 30. After online applications are submitted, parents can bring required paperwork – birth certifications, social security cards, shot records and proof of residency – to his or …

City seeks feedback on housing grant

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April 16 is the deadline for Pearland residents to give feedback on how the city should use grant funding intended to provide housing for low income citizens. The city was set to hold a public meeting Tuesday as part of the development of its 2015 Annual Action Plan detailing how …