Date, location changed for Sportsman’s Raffle

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A date and location change has occurred for the 2017 Sportsman’s Dream Raffle planned for Nov. 7. It will now be Dec. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce at 1100 South Friendswood Drive. Contact the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce immediately to get the …

Flapjack Fun Run, breakfast set for Dec. 2

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The third annual Flapjack Fun Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2. The Flapjack Fun Run is sponsored by the City of Friendswood Parks & Recreation and is named for the pancake breakfast served after the 5K race. “We expect 200-350 runners and walkers to participate …

Teams needed for Blue Santa Toy Drive, Softball tournament

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Blue Santa Shootout Toy Drive and Softball Tournament is set for Saturday, Nov. 18 at Schulz Sportspark in Friendswood. The annual holiday event is sponsored by Friendswood Parks and Recreation Department. The game is Adult Co-ed and Men’s “D” Divisions. To participate, teams pay $25 per team …

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Soccer field to have former mayor’s name

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Field 34 at Centennial Park is being considered for a name change. City Council discussed at their Nov. 6 meeting to rename the field Mayor David JH Smith Soccer Field. Nominated by Mayor Kevin Holland, the recommendation was made due to Smith’s civic contributions. According to Holland, …

Disaster Recovery Center opens in Brazoria County

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A State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Wednesday, Nov. 1, in Brazoria County, in the city of Angleton. A DRC offers in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal …

Turkey benefit planned for two babies of Pearland Firefighters

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland Professional Firefighters Association is hosting a Smoked Turkey Benefit for two small children of firefighters with medical concerns. Jason Mendieta was born June 1 to parents Jaime and Brittany Mendieta and brother Jaxson. The baby’s first 34 days were in the NICU and he is currently …

Max Road expansion to begin this month

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Construction is set to begin this month for the Max Road expansion project. City Council awarded the construction contract for $6.8 million for this phase of the $10.8 million project. The project will widen Max Road from Hughes Ranch Road near the new Hickory Slough Sportsplex and …