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FISD Students Will Declare “Majors”

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This fall’s incoming 9th graders at Friendswood High School will not only be “the Class of 2018,” but also the first to be using new graduation requirements passed in the last session of the Texas legislature. House Bill 5 allows high school students to participate in a process similar to …

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City Considers Changing Charter

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If recommended changes to the city’s charter go through, Pearland’s city council will be adding two members in the May 2015 election. A review of the city’s charter yielded a number of recommended changes, including going from five voting members of council to seven members. “One of those seats would …

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Pearland Girls Sweep League Foes

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Pearland head coach Donna Vacek watched her girls dominate two more district teams to remain one game behind No. 2 state-ranked Manvel, but she knows that playoff seeding could be in favor for the Lady O’s. “We are going to do our best against Manvel, but getting the No. 2 …

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School Zone Times Change

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Manvel residents will soon see amended school zone times in the city. Member Larry Akery requested council consider a change after hearing from several citizens on the matter. Specifically he requested changing the evening time from 5PM to 4PM, which he considered more reasonable, and perhaps eliminating the zone on …

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Remembering “Dr. K”

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There has been widespread reaction to the death of Friendswood School District Executive Director of Student Activities Dr. Myrlene Kennedy. “Dr K,” as she liked to be called, was part of FISD for 55 years, including 28 years in the classroom. She also served as a Principal, Assistant Principal, administrator, …

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Friendswood Laps Fort Bend Kempner

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The Friendswood Mustangs took on Fort Bend Kempner Cougars in a duel meet and the Mustangs easily won as the girls outscored Kempner 120 to 50 while the Friendswood boys out-swam Kempner 110 to 59. Friendswood posted a combined 230 points to 109 for Kempner. The Friendswood girls foursome of …

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Property Tax Deadline Looms

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For the vast majority of Texas property owners, Friday January 31, 2014, is the last day to pay 2013 taxes without penalty and interest. Following the tradition of the last nine years, the Galveston and League City branches of the Galveston County Tax Office (GCTO) will be open from 7 …

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Dr. Myrlene Kennedy, 1936-2014

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It is with great sadness that Friendswood ISD brings news that Dr. Myrlene Kennedy passed away January 12,2014 after a brief illness. “Dr K,” as she was affectionately called, has worked for FISD for more than 50 years and has impacted thousands during that time. She has served as teacher, …

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Plan Proposed for WaterLights Site

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Another “urban development” project may be in the works on the site of Pearland’s defunct WaterLights District. The 48 acres located off State Highway 288 was once the home of Houston sculptor David Adickes’ presidential busts, and a positive topic of conversation among locals before the economic meltdown of 2007 …

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Pearland ISD Trustees Take a Bow

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As our community welcomes a new year, Pearland Independent School District recognizes its trustees for their year-round commitment to students. January is School Board Recognition Month in Texas — honoring the commitment of more than 7,300 publicly-elected officials who serve approximately 5 million public school students. Pearland ISD thanks its …