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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 …

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Pearland Medical Center to be unveiled Jan. 9

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Pearland Medical Center, an HCA affiliated hospital, will mark its entry into the community with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Pearland Medical Center, the first hospital in Pearland, is slated to open in late January and will bring expanded healthcare access to Pearland …

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Pearland ISD honors school board

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This January, Pearland Independent School District proudly honors seven individuals who take a stand for students year-round. During School Board Recognition Month, Pearland ISD recognizes its board members for their commitment and outstanding service. Collectively, the district’s trustees claim about 35 years of board service: – Rusty DeBorde, President – …

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CapRock Oil Tools gives gift to Forgotten Angels

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CapRock Oil Tools, a manufacturer of specialized oil-rig drill bits, provided a year-end gift of over $40,000 to Forgotten Angels to help with the care of individuals with special needs. Glenn Gault, president of CapRock, explained that in the process of manufacturing their product, there is always some scrap left …

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Annual Turtle Race set for Feb. 7

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The 14th Annual Mustang Bayou Turtle Race, sponsored by the Alvin ISD Education Foundation, is set for Saturday, Feb. 7. It will be held at National Oak Park in Alvin. On that day, thousands of little green plastic turtles will race down the bayou to see which one can cross …

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Wang Wins Silvercrest Elementary Spelling Bee

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Silvercrest Elementary student Wende Wang (second from left) won the campus spelling bee on Dec. 8. Pictured are (from left) principal Lori Campbell, Wang, bee runner-up Noah Yared and assistant principal Amy Beverly.