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City’s residential development continues its momentum

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Representatives from three of the city’s large developments made presentations of one form or another at Manvel’s city council meeting this week. Sedona Lakes would like to request a change to its development agreement and wanted to provide council notice of its intent and to explain the reasons. Landeavor acquired …

Brazoria County Day just around the corner

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If you live or work in Brazoria County, get out the largest red pen and mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 3, because you are invited to attend the world’s largest shrimp cocktail in Austin, Texas at Brazoria County Day. Events are also scheduled Monday, March 2 as well as …

Campus expansion projects move ahead

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Expansions and renovations to two Pearland ISD elementary campuses moved forward last week at the regular school board meeting. The board awarded a contract for “construction manager at risk” for additions and renovations to both Carleston and Lawhon elementaries. “The next important step is that we hire a CM at …

Schools make room for unexpected numbers

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Officials at Pearland ISD continue to accommodate new students, opting this month to add portable buildings as a short-term answer. The school board last week approved the purchase of six portable buildings at a cost of just under $400,000. Four of the buildings will be placed at fast-growing Dawson High …

Council agrees to pursue contracts at home

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Pearland city leaders’ made it clear Monday that they want to first consider local contracts when possible. After Councilman Tony Carbone pulled it from the consent agenda, City Council unanimously voted down a measure to contract for medical exams for firefighters with a firm from outside the city. In the …

Questions remain unanswered at Shiloh Treatment Center

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At a recent city council meeting discussion was initiated regarding unanswered questions on the actions and arrangements at the Shiloh Treatment Center. The facility is located in Manvel’s northern Extra Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) at 3926 Bahler Avenue (CR 100) and has been the subject of controversy for years as a …

KPB Garden Lecture venue change

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Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) and the Brazoria County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce a change in venue for the monthly Garden Lecture Series (second Thursday of every month). In a new partnership with the City of Pearland, KPB will move the Garden Lecture to the Pearland Recreation Center Multipurpose …

Property Tax deadline approaching

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Ro’Vin Garrett, Brazoria County Tax Assessor-Collector wants to remind county taxpayers the last day to pay property taxes without addition of penalty and interest is fast approaching. “Normally January 31 is the last day to pay,” said Garrett. Garrett continued, “January 31 falls on Saturday this year. State law requires …

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Friendswood ranked as one of America’s Safest Cities

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Neighborhood Scout has again named Friendswood as one of the Top 100 Safest Cities in the U.S. The latest ranking has the city at number 72. Their research revealed the 100 safest cities in America with 25,000 or more people, based on the total number of property and violent crimes …

Council set to meet Feb. 2

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The possibility of putting a city sales tax increase before voters is among likely topics of discussion for city leaders Feb. 2. Friendswood City Council usually meets on the first Monday of the month beginning at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr. The council’s previous meetings have …