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Wiltz announces candidacy for City Council Position 2

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Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and Community Leader Quentin Wiltz has announced his candidacy for Pearland City Council, Position 2 in the May 9, election. The position is currently held by Councilman Scott Sherman, who is stepping down due to term limits. Quentin plans to bring his experience in project …

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Miller selected as KPB executive director

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The Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) Board of Directors selected Andrew J. Miller as their new executive director at their regular meeting on March 17. “ We had many candidates for the position and interviewed seven excellent prospects, “ said Cassie Mitchel, KPB president. “Andrew was the unanimous choice of the …

Golf carts on roadways prompt questions

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Inquiries from residents on whether or not golf carts are legal to drive on streets have prompted a response from local police. The answer its: It depends. The city doesn’t have an ordinance that regulates the use of golf carts at all, but they are governed by state law, Friendswood …

‘Friendswood Town Center’ fails to gain P&Z support

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A zone change request that may allow development of Friendswood Town Center didn’t garner a recommendation from the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission last week. While the news may be good for nearby residents who oppose apartments, that isn’t why commissioners couldn’t support the project. The volunteer advisory board gave …

Waste collection fees to increase

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If the upcoming second reading is approved by City Council, Friendswood households will see an 18-cent per month increase in waste collection fees. City Council on March 2 approved the first reading of the ordinance adjusting rates for solid waste collection with its provider, IESI, now Progressive Waste Solutions. The …

Water restrictions in effect

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Water line repairs in Friendswood have prompted “Stage 1” water restrictions in the city this week. The voluntary restrictions that call for households with street addresses ending in even numbers to water only on even numbered days, and those ending in odd numbers to water only on odd numbered days …

Saturday parade to affect 518

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A planned Youth Sports Day Parade this Saturday will close sections of FM 518 beginning at 8:30 a.m., the city announced. Spectators can watch the parade along FM 518 from Skyview Terrace to FM 2351 at Stadium Lane. Afterward at about 9:45 a.m. Girls Softball and Little League Baseball will …

Attractions announced for Crawfish Fest

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Peters Wildlife Reptiles and Iguana Races and Armadillo Races are among the scheduled entertainment lined up for this year’s annual Pearland Crawfish Festival. The April 10-12 event has a new location this year at the Parks and Recreation grounds, 4141 Bailey Road. Sponsored by the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau, …

Leadership Pearland visits Our Southern Neighbors

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On Monday, January 12, 2015 the Leadership Pearland Class of 2014-2015 participated in the fifth event that is part of the Pearland Chamber of Commerce nine-month program designed to enhance and motivate their potential for civic leadership and commitment to the Pearland community. This month’s session, entitled “Our Southern Neighbors” …

PISD takes fresh look at student needs

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Mental health and the negative impact of social media on today’s youth made a solemn topic at a workshop among Pearland ISD leaders. The school board on March 10 discussed a workshop presentation that Trustee Andrew Solomon described as enlightening but depressing. Focusing on depression and suicide prevention, discussion revolved …