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Manvel HS Decathlon Team Places at Regional Competition

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This past weekend Manvel High School’s Academic Decathlon team had great success at their regional competition. 1st place medals were brought home by Yussra Hamid (scholastic level) and Obet Montalvo (varsity level) in Interview. Obet Montalvo also earned 3rd place in Speech as well. 2nd place medals were earned by …

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Countdown to the AISD Education Foundation Turtle Race

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On February 7, the Alvin ISD Education Foundation will host the 14th annual Turtle Race and the 3rd annual Family Fun Run/Walk at National Oak Park in Alvin. Registration for the Family Fun Run/Walk, which is sponsored by Kelsey Seybold, is currently under way. Entry fee for the 1K Kids …

Council considers sales tax provision

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In 2010 Manvel city council authorized a ballot proposition, which voters subsequently approved, that siphoned half the sales tax allocation that had been devoted to the Manvel Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to be dedicated instead to street maintenance. At that time the poor condition of city roads was a recurring …

City lacking in wasterwater capacity

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As Manvel sees a steady increase in residential development its ability to service the wastewater needs become ever more strained. With commercial development on the near horizon, the demand for capacity will only grow more. Despite the current MEDC funded project to provide water and sewer infrastructure down Hwy 6 …

Mayor among seats up for election

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The mayor and two council member positions will be up for grabs in the city’s upcoming general election. City Council on Monday officially called May 9 election, with a runoff election to be held June 9 if necessary. The city was among several in Galveston County to cancel general elections …

Skywarn class set Feb. 18

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The Friendswood Fire Marshal’s Office and Office of Emergency Management hosts a “Skywarn” class on Wednesday, Feb. 18, for those who are interested in volunteering to watch the skies during severe weather. Skywarn volunteers relay reports back to the local emergency management district or the National Weather Service. The Feb. …

Report: Overall crime down 16 percent, sex assaults climb

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Overall crime in Friendswood dropped 16 percent compared to the prior year, according to the Friendswood Police Department annual crime report for 2014. However, the city’s 21 incidents of violent crime represent an increase over the prior year, largely due to reported incidences of sexual assault – 10 in 2014, …

Pearland Chamber of Commerce applauds City Council for shopping local

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The Pearland Chamber of Commerce recognizes Pearland City Council for choosing to Shop Pearland during their Monday, Jan. 26, council meeting. Pearland City Council was presented with a resolution to authorize a $93,960.00 contract with a source outside of Pearland for the Fire Department’s suppression personnel annual medical screenings in …

Filing open for PISD election, board meets Feb. 10

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Filing is open for candidates who want to run in the May 9 Pearland ISD Trustee election. Up for grabs are Position No. 3, currently held by Trustee Virgil Gant, and Position No. 4, currently held by Trustee Andrew Solomon. Seven trustees serve three-year terms. All positions on the PISD …

Council move draws support

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The unanimous rejection of a contract pulled from city council’s consent agenda last week drew praise from the local chamber of commerce. Representing an amount just under $100,000, a medical screenings contract with a Sugar Land-based firm was set to be approved without discussion when Councilman Tony Carbone pulled it …