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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.

City studies proposal against Townsite plan

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A proposal for a new residential development drew much discussion about Pearland’s future during a public hearing Monday. The project known as Baker’s Landing would include up to 280 single family homes off the State Highway 35 corridor in an area identified as part of the Old Townsite Downtown Development …

Events represent local area in Austin

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“Pearland Day in Austin” in February and “Brazoria County Day 2015” in March are two upcoming events that spotlight the local area at the state level. Pearland Day in Austin is being organized by the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. It began in 2007 to bring more awareness among lawmakers to …

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2014: A year in review

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The year 2014 saw classes conducted by the Homeland Preparedness Project in emergency response training at the Manvel EMS station. A program certified by FEMA known as CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) presented a myriad of topics on personal and family preparedness for natural disasters and potential acts of terrorism. …

Father-son duo remain in W. Va.

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One of two suspects in an interstate crime spree is not unknown to the criminal justice system in Brazoria County. Alvin resident Edward Watson Campbell, 54, along with son Eric Campbell, 21, are facing charges in connection with the deaths of an elderly couple in Oxford, North Carolina on New …

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County seeks change in election procedure

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Brazoria County has taken the first step in changing the elections law so that voters would be able to vote at any polling precinct within the county on the day of election. That policy is better known as “Vote Centers” or “Super Precincts.” Currently voters enjoy that option in the …

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‘Mary Poppins’ comes to FHS stage

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Rehearsals and set construction are under way to kick off 2015 live performances on local stages, including Friendswood High School’s annual Spring musical, presented in memory of long-time FISD educator Myrlene Kennedy. The show, “Mary Poppins,” will be presented at 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Feb. 6 and Feb. 7; and …

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Parks plan, fire station progressing

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The long discussed opening of Lake Friendswood to the public is moving closer to reality. City Council on Monday heard a report on ongoing capital improvement projects, including the plan to convert the largely city-owned lake, also known as Lake Windemere, into public green space. According to city documents, an …

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FHS Science Fair open to public

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The Friendswood community is invited to a Science Fair and Open House at Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar, on Jan. 21. The public may view students’ projects from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the first floor labs of the Math-Science Building. Those attending should enter Room 1016 for access to …

Chairman’s gala set Jan. 17

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The 51st annual Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Chairman’s Gala is set Saturday, Jan. 17, featuring the theme, “Ole! Ole! Let’s Fiesta.” The event kicks off with a social at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Golfcrest Country Club, 2509 Country Club Drive, Pearland. A casino night, …