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Boomers Create Rising Demand for Housing

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In neighborhoods like Pearland’s Country Place and Bellavita at Green Tee, a quaint but social environment draws empty nesters looking for a low maintenance lifestyle and friendships. Known as “active adult communities,” they are two of about half a dozen of such 55-and-up neighborhoods in the Houston area. Most are …

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Oilers fall to No. 1 Ranked Allen

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When the 2013 football season began, no one had Pearland ranked in the Top 25 in the state and the Oilers were certainly not only anyone’s state final list. However, Pearland head coach Tony Heath, who just completed his 17th year at the helm of the Oilers didn’t figure his …

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Mustangs Host Holiday Splash Invitational

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On December 13 and 14, 2013 the Friendswood High School Swimming and Diving teams hosted their annual Mustang Holiday Splash Invitational. During the swimming competition the pool record for the boy’s 100 yard breaststroke was broken by Zack Zalud of Deer Park (1:01.10). Seven teams in all competed and the …

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Oilers Get Miracle Finish Against Madison

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With 1:36 left in the Class 5A Div. I state semifinals and trailing 34-31, most of the Pearland fans at Waco ISD Stadium were holding their breath wondering if the Oilers could pull a rabbit out of the hat to keep their hopes alive to play for another state championship. …

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Lady Oilers Receive District 22-5A Honors

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The 2013 Pearland HS volleyball season was very special to head coach John Turner as he notched a monumental 700th win while the Lady Oilers finished in second place in the District 22-5A race behind the Alvin Yellowjackets. Pearland placed five girls on the All-District first-team with three getting top …

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Council Authorizes Acquisition of Utility Easement

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In a light agenda, Manvel city council authorized the city’s controller to reallocate funds of $22,000 to allow the acquisition of a 25 foot utility easement to be utilized for the water/wastewater utilities planned for state highway 6 to state hwy 288. Efforts have been on-going for months as Mayor …

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City Says No to Residential Rezone

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Friendswood City Council turned down a request to rezone 134 acres to allow a residential development off FM 528. “I’m really torn on this, because I’ve heard strong opinions on both sides,” Councilman Pat McGinnis said before the vote. “That this is a unique piece of property, that it will …

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Park Footbridge Will Need More Funding to Complete

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The long discussed pedestrian bridge linking Stevenson and Old City parks took a step forward this month with the approval of engineering work, but additional costs will take a bit out of voter-approved bond funding if the bridge is to become a reality. The city plans to place the footbridge …

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FISD Adds Academic Counselor, OKs Museum

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Friendswood High School will be adding a lead counselor position to it’s campus, FISD Trustees decided Monday. The addition of the counselor position is necessary, district officials said, in light of the complexity of individual graduation plans and House Bill 5. Passed during the recent 83rd legislative session, HB 5 …

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9 FHS Choir Members Advance to Area

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Nine FHS Choir members advanced or were named alternates to the TMEA Area Auditions for the All-State Choir. The students auditioned at Pearland HS on Saturday, Dec. 7. Two of the singers were ranked first in their sections. Advancing to Area are: Soprano 1 – Samantha McHenry (1st) and Nattie …