MPD to benefit from Valentine event

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A Valentine’s event will help the Manvel Police Department get needed items. The first “Be My Valentine Dinner Date Night” hosted by the Manvel Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association will use proceeds to benefit MPD. The event will be Saturday, Feb. 10, from 6 – 10 p.m. …

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2nd Annual BrazCon grows in size

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Comic book fans ages 10-18 enjoyed a special event recently that was planned and held just for them. BrazCon, the second annual Brazoria County Teen Comic Convention was held Saturday, Feb. 3, at Shadow Creek High School. The event had 6,500 attending. BrazCon is sponsored by Brazoria …

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Turtles ready to race Feb. 10 in Mustang Bayou

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The turtles are coming to Mustang Bayou for the 17th Turtle Race hosted by the Alvin ISD Education Foundation Saturday, Feb. 10. at National Oak Park in Alvin. This year’s event is sponsored by Kelsey Siebold. The day will start with the sixth annual 5K Family Fun …

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FJH students conduct experiment with ISS astronauts

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Friendswood Junior High is getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through space based education. Recently, 15 sixth grade students from FJH participated live in a sugar crystal growth experiment on Earth while they watched astronauts on the International Space Station perform the same …

Bets for Pets Casino Night offers fun, help for animals

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The sixth annual Bets for Pets Casino Night fundraiser will be held March 3 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pearland. The annual event hosted by Friendswood Animal Advocates is partnering this year with The Forgotten Pet Advocates for double the fun, according to the Friendswood …

Special Election added to May 5 ballot

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There will be a General Election and a newly added Special Election held in Friendswood on May 5. The General Election on May 5 will be for Mayor, Council Position No. 1, and Council Position 3. The Special Election on May 5 will be for the unexpired term of Council …

City to save $100,000 in credit card fees

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Friendswood could save more than $100,000 in fees after an ordinance was passed at the Feb. 5 City Council meeting at City Hall. A credit card convenience was unanimously voted in for use in the city. Staff officials reported to Council that for more …

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Clydesdales prance into town

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Clydesdales arrived in Friendswood Sunday (Feb. 4) to headline the kickoff for the Ron Carter Texas Music Fest to be held Saturday, March 3 from 1 to 10 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of Downtown Friendswood, the horses – brought by Del Papa and Budweiser – made their final destination the …

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‘Hunchback’ Opening Night

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“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” crew is busy preparing for opening night, Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. The musical will run Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. in the Dr. Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium at Friendswood High School. Tickets are $15 …

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Lighthouse gala a success with great food, entertainment

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Take a talented well known performer, mix it with a way to help others in need and throw in fantastic auction items and the result is surely a success. This is exactly what Lighthouse Charity Team did for their annual fundraiser held Jan. 27 and success was …