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Pearadox Robotics Club charging ahead

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Pearland Independent School District is charging ahead with its new Pearadox Robotics Club thanks to assistance from United Safety and other sources. On Dec. 4, United Safety — a safety solution provider for oil and gas industries worldwide — presented a trailer and a $5,000 donation to the robotics club, …

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Two options for tree recycling

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Old Christmas trees can benefit Brazoria County beaches if donated to the “Trees for Dunes” project, one of two options for tree recycling available for local residents. The Brazoria County Dune Project is set Jan. 24, 2015, when volunteers meet at 9 a.m. at Quintana Beach County Park and Stahlman …

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2014 brought welcome highlights for Pearland

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The fastest-growing city in the Houston area continued to change rapidly in 2014. With an ongoing focus on developing tourism and the arts, Pearland staged its second International Festival in September as well as its second Crawfish Festival that drew more than 15,000 to the city over an April weekend. …

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City of Friendswood Employees Reach Milestones

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The City of Friendswood recently recognized employees who completed five-year increments of service. They are (and their department): 35 years-Arturo Lujan (Public Works) and Luke Loeser (Police), 25 years-Matt Riley (Library); Roger Roecker (City Manager) and Domingo Rubio, Jr. (Public Works); 15 years-Karen Capps (Economic Development), Shari Forward (Police) and …

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Progress, loss highlight 2014

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Friendswood residents saw progress during 2014 toward a list of bond projects that includes a library expansion, roadway and park improvements. The first round of projects in the $23.9 million bond referendum approved by voters in 2013 began moving forward this year with an estimated $9.65 million in improvements fire …

Arts League kicks off 2015 exhibitions

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A dozen area businesses will highlight the Pearland Arts League 2015 Exhibition Season, beginning with the Hilton Garden Inn. The hotel, 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway, in January will host award-winning artist photographer Sally Stubbs whose work will be on display at the Hilton Garden Inn beginning Sunday, Jan. 4, through …

Winterfest 2015 set Jan. 31

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With its popular rides and snow hill for children, Pearland’s Winterfest 2015 will also include entertainment for parents and grandparents. The popular post-holiday event in Pearland is set to feature the 1980s cover band, Thunder Pants, along with a 10 a.m. show by the classic rock group, Johnny and the …

Pearland to participate in National Citizen Survey

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The City of Pearland is asking residents to participate in The National Citizen Survey, a city-wide initiative to allow residents to rate the quality of life in the city and their perception of City government. The 2015 survey will be conducted from Jan. 5 – Feb. 9. A random and …

Public hearing, council meeting Monday

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A public hearing requested by New Hope Church will be held during the first meeting of the year Friendswood City Council. The Monday, Jan. 5, regular meeting includes the 7 p.m. joint public hearing between the council and Planning and Zoning Commission regarding a zone change request from New Hope …

FISD foundation gala set on Valentine’s Day

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The Friendswood Education Foundation’s Red Hot Gala is scheduled for Valentine’s Day 2015. The 7 p.m., Feb. 14 fundraiser will be held at the Houstonian Hotel Club and Spa, which been named one of The Most Luxurious Fitness Clubs by Travel and Leisure. The 18-acre site is located at 111 …