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City Finance Director Defends Performance

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At a previous council meeting Manvel’s director of finance was accused of inadequately administering her responsibilities.  Most notable among the denunciations and receiving the bulk of discussion among city council was the assertion by the city’s auditor, and affirmation by the city manager, that monthly bank reconciliations had not been …

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Brazoria Health Department Addresses Ebola

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In response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, and subsequent infection of healthcare workers in a Dallas hospital, the Brazoria County Health Department has increased its surveillance and planning activities through our Public Health Emergency Preparedness program. We have been meeting with our community partners, especially Brazosport Regional …

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Junior High Program Focuses on STEM

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An Alvin ISD junior high is partnering with The Links, Inc. Greater Pearland Chapter, for an afterschool program focusing on encouraging careers in STEM — or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Nolan Ryan Junior High officials announced the campus had been selected to provide a “Smart STEMulation Academy” for its …

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Security Ranks High for FISD Parents

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Secure campuses and effective, compassionate teachers ranked the top of the list in what parents want from the Friendswood school district, according to a recent survey. The September survey conducted by the school district garnered 2,214 responses, or just over 61 percent of the families in FISD, district officials said, …

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Repairs at PHS Take Priority

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Moving forward with needed renovations at Pearland High, Lawhon and Carleston, the Pearland school board is also turning its attention to a possible bond election in the future. “We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do right away,” Pearland Superintendent John Kelly said regarding the heating, ventilation and air …

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Cline Teacher Returning from Africa

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With the Ebola threat front and center in social media, TV news and headlines, all eyes were on Friendswood ISD in a recent decision regarding one of its teachers traveling in Africa. Though the Cline Elementary teacher had been on a trip to Tanzania – located in East Africa and …

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FHS Crowns Maggie Roher

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FHS crowned the 2014 Homecoming Queen, Maggie Roher, on Friday night alongside her escort, Justin Lowe. This year’s Football Sweetheart is Brenna Swientonioski, pictured below with escort Conner Cross.

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FHS Honors Distinguished Alum

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Chris Drake waves as the 2014-2015 Distinguished ALumni take the field prior to last Friday night’s game. With Drake are the Todd family, representing Bill Todd who was named Distinguished Alumni posthumously, Sally Harris Branson, Deborah Chappal Traylor, and Rodney Reviere.

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Park and Ride Report Produces Doubts

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City leaders were less than enthusiastic Monday after hearing the money and negotiations still needed to get a Park and Ride in Pearland. The good news is that Goodman Corp. President Barry Goodman said the city could likely purchase the half-million dollar commuter buses with the help of federal funds. …

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Manvel Charter Review Commissioned

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Manvel council member Adrian Gaspar would like to see a better balance within the city’s administration. Supporting his fellow council member John Cox in promoting the appointment of a Charter Review Commission, Gaspar expresses concern that the City Manager maintains authority that is not sufficiently scrutinized by city council. Making …