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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 …

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Stratford Runs Past Dawson 38-7

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Stratford fell to Dawson in the second round of the playoffs last year 48-35 as Dawson scored a couple of late touchdowns to eliminate the Spartans and end their season with a 9-3 mark. This year, it was a family affair as Stratford running backs Terrance Peters Jr. and Rakeem …

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Oilers Crowned Region Champs

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For the fourth time since 2001, the Pearland Oilers captured the Class 5A Region III Div. I championship and will advance to the 5A Div. I state semifinals against the San Antonio Madison Mavericks at Waco ISD Stadium on Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. The Oilers won region titles …

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Teen Left in Empty Home After Accident

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The discovery of a wounded teenager left in the attic of an empty Friendswood home is part of an investigation of a Nov. 23 accident on Friendswood Drive, according to Friendswood Police reports. It was shortly before 2 a.m. when police arrived at the accident to find a dark blue …

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Pearland Fire and EMS to Consolidate

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Today, Pearland officials announce plans to consolidate its uniformed and civilian work forces of the Pearland Fire Department and Pearland Emergency Medical Services Department – the culmination of a 3-year effort to create a unified department. “I think it’s safe to say that it is not only better for our …

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Parents Want District to Boost Dyslexia Services

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Families of dyslexic students are asking Pearland ISD leaders to offer more services to students that make up 20 percent of the population. Parent Courtney Mellow said she struggled with administrators before finally having her son tested for dyslexia by an outside agency. “Why would it take so long for …

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PISD Build-Out Reached at 22,000

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The Pearland school district is “maturing,” according to enrollment projections. PISD’s fall enrollment of 20,025 students represents just under 2 percent growth, Bob Templeton of Templeton Demographics said during a report to the board Nov. 11. “One thing that jumps out is kindergarten through third, your youngest four grades, is …

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Friendswood crushes Ball High 51-6

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Friendswood closed out the regular season with a 51-6 pounding of Ball High and now the Mustangs will move on to the post-season when they face Angleton at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 15 at Angleton in the Class 4A Region III Division I bi-district contest. The Mustangs enter the …