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Tri-a-little-thon created to be fun fundraiser

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland Parks and Recreation Department has come up with a friendly competition in a not so competitive way and it benefits the city. The event is the inaugural Forever Parks Foundation Tri-a-little-thon. The Tri-a-little-thon will be Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. Admission is $100 per team of …

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County chambers to offer Legislative Forecast Sept. 13

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Alvin-Manvel Area Chamber of Commerce and Pearland Chamber of Commerce are joining other chambers in Brazoria County to host the 86th Legislative Forecast Thursday, Sept. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Dow Academic Center at Brazosport College. Sponsored by AT&T, the annual event will …

City Clean Up set for Saturday

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Community Wide Clean Up sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful is Saturday, Sept. 8. The Community Wide Cleanup involves a litter cleanup and six service projects. Volunteers will meet at Centennial Park at the Lone Star Pavilion, near splash pad at 7 a.m. for a light breakfast and …

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Wieners to speak at Friendswood Chamber luncheon

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood Police Chief Bob Wieners will be the guest speaker at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce monthly membership luncheon Thursday, Sept. 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Green Event Center. School Security will be a topic the chief will cover. With school just beginning, …

Farm & Vine event tickets available online

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Tickets have begun to be sold for the upcoming Farm & Vine: A Friendswood Harvest. Only 200 tickets are available for the outdoor dining adventure. Held at The Farm on Winding Way in Friendswood, the evening will hold a social hour, five course meal with paired wines, …

National Night Out set for Oct. 2

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By KAROLYN GEPHART National Night Out is Tuesday, Oct. 2 from 7 – 9 p.m. Applications for hosting an event are available now. National Night Out offers an opportunity for citizens and law enforcement to partner up against crime. Friendswood Police Department invites homeowners to host and attend an event, …

8th Annual Free Health Fair in Pearland/Manvel area set for Sept. 15

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“Life and Soul” Health Fair is a free community health fair serving the residents of Houston and neighboring cities. The 8th annual health fair this year will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Sai Primary Care – New Life Plaza, 3945 CR 58, Manvel …

Manvel residents asked for input on city

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Manvel’s branding committee members are seeking input about the city from area residents. Members on the committee will use the input as they begin crafting a city image. Residents are asked to tell them what they think makes Manvel a City on the Rise. …

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Carousel Park Family Expo planned for Sept. 6

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood families are invited to the Carousel Park Family Expo that will take place Sept. 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Hope Village Foundation Event Center at 15403 Hope Village Road in Friendswood. Presentations will take place at 6:30 p.m. and Concept and Idea Stations will …

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Wildscapes in landscaping helps wildlife survive

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Tricia Bradbury will be the keynote speaker at the first meeting for the year of the Heritage Gardeners in Friendswood Thursday, Sept. 6 at 9:30 a.m. Her subject is “Wildscapes – Growing a Habitat Garden” and she knows her topic. Her backyard in Sugar Land is a …