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Manvel honors first responders at Hero Fest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART An 1830’s era, 3-inch cannon and the Brazoria Historical Militia were one of the highlights of activities at Manvel’s first Hero Fest held June 30 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Croix Park. The new city event was a pre-Fourth of July community celebration open to …

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Movies in the Park to begin July 13

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood’s popular July activity, Movies in the Park begins every Friday beginning July 13. The free Friday night event will run through Aug. 10. The first four movies are shown at the Evelyn B. Newman Amphitheater at Centennial Park, at 2200 S. Friendswood Dr. Movies in the …

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Local gardening club delivers bouquets in community

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By KAROLYN GEPHART National Garden Week was celebrated recently by Heritage Gardener Club members who met and created floral arrangements for the community. Under the direction of new President Michelle Thompson, the group donated flowers and clippings from their gardens as well as purchased flowers and fronds to make a …

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FISD EF thanks new donor for great start

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By KAROLYN GEPHART School is out for summer but there is much happening in the office of the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation. The group accepted a generous donation from a new donor as well as getting a new slate of officers and directors. Allstate Insurance agents in the Friendswood area …

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Reading Center sets date for 6th gala

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Adult Reading Center has set the date for their 6th Annual Red Carpet Gala. The major fundraiser will be Oct. 13 from 7 p.m. to midnight at the Hilton Garden Inn on 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway in Pearland. The evening will feature various casino games including …

Council swears in new member, reappoints associate judge

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By KAROLYN GEPHART New Council member in Position 4, Adrian Hernandez was sworn into office at the recent City Council meeting June 25 at City Hall at 3519 Liberty Drive. Hernandez won the runoff election for the at large position. Associate Judge Catherine Samaan was re-appointed as well at the …

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Friendswood to host 123rd July 4 Celebration

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Three new trucks have been spotted at various sites in Friendswood and all three, a red, a blue and a silver one, advertise the 27th annual Win A Truck Raffle that is synonymous with Fourth of July in Friendswood. Hosted by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, the …

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ACU of Texas hosts first responders tailgate

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A First Responders Appreciation tailgate party was held June 22 for Fire, Police and EMS members in Friendswood. The tailgate was hosted by Associated Credit Union of Texas (ACU of Texas) in Friendswood. Two ACU of Texas interns for the summer cooked hamburgers, sausage, and boudin while …

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KPB Pocket Pear breaks record as fundraiser

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By KAROLYN GEPHART History was made June 16 at the 10th Annual Pocket Pear Poker Speakeasy Party hosted by Keep Pearland Beautiful. The annual fundraiser broke all KPB records by raising $18,000 for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund. The evening included dinner, desserts and 1920-era music provided by The …

Celebration of Freedom planned for July 4

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland is gearing up for their annual Celebration of Freedom event celebrating the country’s birthday on July 4. Events will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. at Pearland High School Football Stadium at 3775 S. Main in Pearland. The evening will begin with …