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Shelter Cares for Remaining Dogs in Cold Snap

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Only about 20 dogs remain in the former Manvel animal shelter that has relied on volunteers and other rescue organizations since it’s unexpected closing, and volunteers say they are taking measures to protect them against the cold weather. Kemah-based nonprofit Triumphant Tails, area veterinarians and volunteers took over the care …

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Manvel EMS to Sponsor CERT Training

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Beginning January 9, the Homeland Preparedness Project will conduct an eight-week class in emergency response training at the Manvel EMS station on Masters Road. The program consists of 24 hours of initial training and is free to participants. A program certified by FEMA and gaining national importance known as CERT …

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Friendswood & Dawson Girls Compete for Title

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Most of the top volleyball honors for 24-4A went to the Pearland Dawson and Friendswood players as both teams tied for the district championship while Friendswood went on to win the 4A Region III crown and advanced to the 4A state volleyball tournament for the second straight year. Dawson and Friendswood traveled through the …

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Manvel Takes 2nd in Alvin Tournament

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The Manvel Mavericks advanced to the finals of the 27th annual Alvin Lion’s Club Tournament where they met the Pearland Oilers. In a back-and-forth contest, Pearland pulled out a close 56-53 victory to claim the tournament championship as the game came down to a final shot by the Mavs which …

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Alvin ISD Designates Three New Principals

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At the December 10 meeting of the Board, Alvin ISD Trustees approved the designation of three campus principals: Mary Marek Elementary, Glenn York Elementary, and Fairview Junior High. Trustees named Krystal Hawks as the principal of Marek Elementary; Elizabeth Garcia as the principal of Glenn York Elementary; and Bobby Martinez …

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Boomers Create Rising Demand for Senior Housing

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Buyer demand for housing is on the rise, but demand in senior housing isn’t based on just a recovering marketplace. In the past two years, demand for housing overall has grown, but driving demand for senior housing even further is an aging generation of Baby Boomers downsizing, often into patio …

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City Says Expect Bond Plan in 2014

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The November approval of a city bond election creates much anticipation for the improvements expected to be funded, and Friendswood officials say citizens need not wait long to find out a timeline for the first projects. “People are wondering what we’re doing,” Mayor Kevin Holland said that the city council’s …

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Oilers Win Alvin Tournament

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The Pearland Oilers won three games in the Gold Division by beating Richmond Foster (57-43), Clear Brook (51-31), and Seven Lakes (50-41) which set up a showdown against Manvel in the finals of the 27th annual Alvin Noon Lions Club Tournament. Pearland held off the Manvel Mavericks for a 56-53 …

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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 …