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City Approves Fencing Contract for Lake

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The partially city-owned lake will get perimeter fencing at a cost of nearly $28,000, city council decided Monday. The council has held numerous discussions regarding the development of what is now known as “Lake Friendswood” – a private lake in south Friendswood that has been identified as a possible addition …

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Friendswood Among Safest Cities in America

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Neighborhood Scout, a national data research firm, has named Friendswood the 32nd Safest City in America this year based on their latest research. The recognition, which considers every US city with a population of at least 25,000, is based on the total number of crimes per 1,000 residents. According to …

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Friendswood ISD Closed Tuesday

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Schools in Friendswood ISD will be closed Tuesday, January 28, 2014 due to inclement weather. FISD will continue to monitor weather for Wednesday but no changes have been made at this time. Continue to check the Friendswood ISD website for updates.

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New Plant Breaks Ground

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A Mitsubishi manufacturing plant expected to create more than 100 jobs broke ground this month on a 26-acre site in Pearland’s Lower Kirby District. Expected to begin operations before the end of the year, the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor Corp. plant was first announced in October, and will provide support …

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One Dead, Two Injured in Crash

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The Friday crash that killed a 47-year-old League City man riding a motorcycle in Pearland is still under investigation, police say. No arrests were made. Nestor Rivera, who had been riding a black Kawasaki Vulcan motorcycle, died in the rush-hour accident in Pearland early Friday evening. The bike collided with …

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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, …