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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 …

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Pearland Oilers Basketball

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Head Coach Steve Buckelew – District 22-5A Pearland is 16-5 overall on the season and 3-0 in district action. The Oilers recently won the Alvin Noon Lions Club Holiday Classic Tournament beating district rival Manvel 56-53 in a very close game. As a team, Pearland is averaging 46.3 points per …

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Pearland Lady Oilers Basketball

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Head Coach Donna Vacek – District 22-5A Pearland is 18-5 overall on the season and 4-0 in district action. As a team, Pearland is averaging 56.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent. The Oilers average per game 28.6 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 15.1 steals, and 5.6 blocks. To date, Sr. …

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Dawson Eagles Basketball

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Head Coach Mark Barre – District 24-4A Dawson is 14-7 overall on the season and 1-1 in district action and are the defending 24-4A champions from a year ago. Dawson is led by Jr. Jordan Lewis who is scoring at a 16.7 clip followed by Sr. Trey Sumpter (16.3), Soph. …

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Dawson Lady Eagles

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Head Coach Isabel Gomez – District 24-4A Dawson is 11-9 overall on the season and 4-1 in district action. The Lady Eagles average 45.7 points per game while shooting 32 percent from the field. They average 27.1 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 11.9 steals, and 1.2 blocks per contest. Dawson is a …

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Friendswood Rips Texas City 69-49

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It appears that District 24-4A is going to be another race to the final game if Friendswood’s win over Texas City is any indication. Texas City nipped defending district champion Dawson 83-82 just a few nights before the Stings traveled to face the Mustangs. But the outcome was quite different …

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ACC Teams Gear Up for 2014 Season

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After coming close to making a trip to the NJCAA World Series, the Alvin Community College baseball team is looking to take that extra step in the 2014 season. The ACC softball team will have a new coach and plans to build on experience gained from a disappointing season. The …

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Shelter Cares for Remaining Dogs in Cold Snap

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Only about 20 dogs remain in the former Manvel animal shelter that has relied on volunteers and other rescue organizations since it’s unexpected closing, and volunteers say they are taking measures to protect them against the cold weather. Kemah-based nonprofit Triumphant Tails, area veterinarians and volunteers took over the care …