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Police investigating murder of local man

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Police are piecing together evidence in the Sunday evening murder of a local resident. When Juanario “John” Rosas didn’t show up for work Sunday night, his co-workers at an area hospital asked Pearland Police to check on him. When they arrived at his home in the 4800 block of Pinder …

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Campaign for bonds kicks off Oct. 3

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A campaign advocating “Yes” votes for an upcoming city bond election will officially get under way on Thursday, October 3, with a kick-off event to be held at HomeTown Bank, 3211 W. Parkwood. The 6:30pm informational session will break each of the four propositions down into separate “information stations” where …

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Sitton announces campaign for Railroad Commissioner

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Ryan Sitton, a Houston-area small businessman, oil and gas engineer and proven expert in the energy industry, formally announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the Texas Railroad Commission today.  Many locals remember Sitton from his run for State Representative in 2012.  The Railroad Commission seat is currently held by …

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Pearland Medical Center breaks ground

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HCA Gulf Coast Division President Maura Walsh, along with Pearland Mayor Tom Reid, Manvel Mayor Delores Martin, HealthOne 24 Hour Emergency Care – Pearland Medical Director Earl Miller, M.D., and HCA Gulf Coast Division Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Sliwinski broke ground Tuesday, September 17, for the new $71 million Pearland …

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City Council approves budgets

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Manvel city council approved a fiscal year budget that maintains the current city tax rate at .587863 per $100 valuation. The initial budget presented by the city manager called for a higher rate but council was unanimous in its direction to city staff to hold the line on any tax …

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Voting registration deadline nears

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Deadline for registering to vote in the November bond election is Oct. 7. All voters should have a colored registration card and must present a photo ID at the polling location. Postcard voter registration applications are available in the City Secretary’s Office at City Hall, the Friendswood Library or online. …

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FJH nurse sees husband off the planet

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Seeing your husband off as he leaves on a trip is what this week holds for Friendswood Junior High nurse Julie Hopkins. But to do this, she had to travel to Russia where her husband will be leaving for the Space Station next week. Fifteen family members and friends set off for …

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FISD Health Clinic for staff created

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The first Mustang Clinic has been created in Friendswood ISD. The clinic is a new health resource available to FISD employees, their spouses and children. The school district and the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) are partnering to offer the special minor illness clinic which opened Sept. 1 on FM 528 …