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KPB to host two clean up events Feb. 16

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Keep Pearland Beautiful is hosting two events on Feb. 16. A Community Wide Cleanup will take place from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and Cigarette Awareness Day in Pearland will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Volunteers are encouraged to join KPB members to be part of …

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Ticket sales begin for Dogs & Divas

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Ticket sales have begun for the 4th Annual Dogs and Divas 2019 event by Bay Area Turning Point. The annual fundraiser benefits Bay Area Turning Point Inc and Safe Paws program, a partnership foster program for animals of domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Raffle tickets are …

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Students take over the dais at council meeting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Students take over the dais for the third time in Friendswood at a city council meeting Feb. 4. This time they were students from Westwood Elementary in Friendswood ISD. Previous to this meeting, students from both Cline Elementary in FISD and Wedgewood Elementary in Clear Creek ISD …

Council calls for General Election in May

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By KAROLYN GEPHART City Council approved an ordinance at their regular meeting Feb. 4, to call a General Election to be held on May 4, for the purpose of electing council members in Positions No. 4 and 6. The city will contract with Galveston County for election services to conduct …

ACC named top community college

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Alvin Community College was recently named to the list of the 150 top community colleges in the country. The list was compiled by the Aspen Institute. The company provides a wide range of programs that give students a fast track into a career. The group reported that …

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Manvel represented at Chamber Awards, Game Night

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The mayor, council, city leaders, and residents made a strong showing at the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce 2019 Annual Awards Banquet and Game Night at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Alvin. Robina Spruill will serve as a board director. Spruill also serves on the Manvel Economic …

LEGALS FOR 2-6-19 PUBLICATION

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NOTICE TO OFFERORS CITY OF PEARLAND, TEXAS Sealed Statement of Qualifications will be accepted until 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 21, 2019 and read aloud into the public record for the following: Request for Statement of Qualifications For Insurance Broker Services: Property, Windstorm-Hail and Flood City of Pearland, Texas Bid No.: …

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Whitehead art exhibition to be held at Friendswood Gallery

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By KAROLYN GEPHART An exhibition of original art by Laurie Whitehead will be held Saturday, Feb. 2, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Friendswood Frame and Gallery, at 150 S. Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. The Lighthouse Cooking Team is donating refreshments. Artist Laurie Whitehead passed away on Dec. 1, 2018 …

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CCISD hosts district wide food drive

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By KAROLYN GEPHART To assist government employees and public servants during the government shutdown, Clear Creek ISD hosted a food drive at every CCISD campus during Jan. 28-Feb. 1. CCISD Cares Food Drive is a part of CCISD Cares, a 501(c)(3) support organization formed to assist Clear Creek ISD families …

JA volunteers are needed in area schools

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Junior Achievement of Brazoria County has opportunities for volunteering in both Pearland and Alvin schools. The Help Students SUCCEED program offers volunteering with JA to assist children in learning financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness skills. The experience can be fun and rewarding while impacting youth. All …