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Spring musicals open Jan. 22

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Pearland and Dawson high schools will each present a show this month featuring performers from choir and theater arts programs. Pearland High will stage the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” Jan. 22 through 24 and Jan. 29-31. The two-act presentation features songs such as “Guys and Dolls,” “Havana,” “Luck be a …

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Local rodeo art selected this week

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In addition to the long-awaited concert lineup announcement Monday, rodeo season kicks off this week in Pearland with the 2015 Rodeo Art Exhibit by local students. Pearland ISD will have work by students in kindergarten through 12th grade on display through this Thursday at the Education Support Center, 1928 N. …

City’s 3rd mudbug fest moves to new site

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Pearland’s third crawfish festival will be held at a new site within the city this year. Organizers announced the third annual Pearland Crawfish Festival, set April 10 through 12, will move from its site for the past two years off State Highway 288 to the Pearland Parks and Recreation Center …

Proposed subdivision zoning OKed

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A proposed single family subdivision along County Road 48 received initial approval from Pearland City Council Monday for rezoning of its 32-acre site. With little discussion, city council members unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance rezoning all the land, located just west of CR 48, 2,000 feet south …

‘State of the City’ set Feb. 12

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Longtime Pearland Mayor Tom Reid will describe the future of a fast changing hometown at his annual State of the City Address on Feb. 12. The mayor’s speech will include an update on recent accomplishments and future plans for 2015. The mayor’s “to do list” at last year’s address included …

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FISD campuses, departments ‘adopt’ a Board member

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January is School Board Recognition month in Friendswood ISD. The district will honor the seven elected officials Jan. 12 at the regularly scheduled meeting of the board. To highlight the celebration, the seven trustees will be “adopted” by a campus in the district, the Special Education Department and the Technology …

Saturday 5K focuses on suicide prevention

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A 5K run, walk and kid’s K this weekend promises to be a fun event that raises funds and awareness for a very serious topic. Friendswood High HOSA is presenting the run for its community awareness project, “Preventing Social Media Suicidality,” with proceeds to benefit the American Foundation for Suicide …

Roads high on list for added sales tax

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Considering an essentially painless way to generate more revenue, city leaders continue talks of raising the local sales tax by a half cent. Revisiting the topic Jan. 5, the council seemed to agree that road maintenance and repair is among the best uses. “Nobody likes the subject of taxes,” Mayor …

Cline shift to alleviate over-crowding

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A group of at least 93 Cline Elementary students will be attending Windsong next fall, the school board decided Monday. The Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees on Monday agreed to one of two options recommended, which rezones a small group of third-graders to Windsong in the fall of 2015-16 to …

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Fire Chief Vance Riley Announces New Battalion Chief at Pinning Ceremony

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Sunday (January 4th) was a special day for Lt. Samuel “Jack ” Helton who was promoted to Battalion Chief during a pinning ceremony. Firefighters , family members, friends, city officials including City Council Members Keith Ordeneaux and Tony Carbone attended the event at Pearland Fire Station number 4. Fire Chief …