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Walls name to TGCA All-Star team

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS The Texas Girls Coaching Association selects a maximum of 20 All-Stars, from conferences 1-4A and 5-6A in softball each year. These student-athletes are selected by the TGCA Softball Committee, which is composed of softball member coaches of the association, at their annual meeting. Selections are made …

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FHS art students named finalist in Vans contest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Art students from Friendswood High School represented their school and town well in Los Angeles during the 2017 Vans Custom Culture Competition June 5-8. FHS art teacher Mary Wise and her students worked diligently earlier to get enough online votes for their school in order to be …

Westwood serves as Red Cross disaster shelter

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees has renewed an agreement with the American Red Cross for Westwood Elementary to be a shelter location for Friendswood. The decision was unanimous and occurred at the recent June 10 meeting of the Board. In the event of a disaster, American …

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FPD gathering back to school supplies for CAC

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The community is invited to take part in a special project put together by the Friendswood Police Department and under the direction of Officer Lisa Price. Backpacks and school supplies are needed for a Back to School Drive by the Children’s Assessment Center in Houston. The CAC …

Council considers grant to help crime victims

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland City Council is considering continued participation in the Criminal Justice Division – General Victim Assistance Direct Services Grant Program at their June meeting. The purpose of the program is to provide grant funding to support services and assistance directly to victims of crime to assist in …

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Education Center renamed to honor Gant

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Pearland ISD Education Support Center has a new name, The Virgil Gant Educational Support Center. It now reflects the name of former trustee Virgil Gant who died at the age of 68 in an auto accident in June 2016 outside of Ozona, Texas. Gant served 16 …

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Pearland PD remembers Officer Ekpanya

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By KAROLYN GEPHART In remembrance of Pearland Police Officer Endy Ekpanya’s unexpected death in the line of duty a year ago in Pearland, several activities in remembrance of him were in effect on the anniversary date of June 12. On that day, Pearland Police officers drove with their headlights on, …

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Reid, Owens win in runoff election

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Tom Reid has been reelected as Mayor and Woody Owens has been elected to Position 7 of the Pearland City Council as a result of a runoff election in Pearland June 10. The unofficial results have been posted. Reid received 7,960 votes (59.37%), while opponent Quentin Wiltz …

ACC Upward Bound receives grant renewal

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When a student has a desire to be the first in their family to attend college, some enlist the support of the Alvin Community College Upward Bound program to accomplish their goals. “It is the goal of Upward Bound to raise students’ aspirations to attend college, navigate the admissions process, …

Alvin ISD honors over 50 retirees

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA Alvin ISD celebrated over 50 retirees recently at an employee recognition ceremony held on May 25 at Shadow Creek High School. Each employee of the district was given the option of selecting one of three gifts: a rocking chair, a watch, or a clock. Most people think …