LEGALS FOR 4-10-19 PUBLICATION

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LEGAL NOTICE Pearland Independent School District will be accepting Request for Proposals (RFP) until 3:00 p.m., CST, Thursday, May 16, 2019 for: CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CATALOG AND STORE/SHELF RFP # 19-0516-07 Interested proposers may go to https://pearlandisd.ionwave.net  and register to download the solicitation or call 832-736-6189.  A pre-proposal information …

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Heritage Gardener Spring Tour to showcase gardens

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By KAROLYN GEPHART To celebrate the beauty of Spring, share ideas for creative landscapes and showcase local gardens, the Heritage Gardener Spring Garden Tour will be Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 in Friendswood. Six private homes in the city will open their private gardens for the tour. Homes …

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SurPrize Patrol gives $209,000 to FISD

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By KAROLYN GEPHART When members of the Friendswood High School Band started playing in the halls of Friendswood ISD campuses March 29, teachers and administrators recognized it as the visit by the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation. It was their annual SurPrize Patrol and checks for teachers were in their hands. …

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Friendswood Legends honored at State of the City address

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For his first State of the City presentation since his election almost a year ago, Friendswood Mayor Mike Foreman not only shared the progress that’s been made on multiple projects, ranging from drainage to development to transparency to future goals, but also introduced a new component, “Friendswood Legends.” He reminded …

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Brick, bench project to benefit depot work

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Pearland community can help restore the Pearland Depot by purchasing their own brick or bench to personalize. The donations will be used to restore and preserve the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Railroad Depot on Liberty Drive in Pearland. For more information on the brick and …

Pearland PD, city to host Bike Rodeo

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland’s Bike Rodeo will be Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pearland Recreation Center and Natatorium. The bike rodeo is free for children and teens up to 15 years of age. The rodeo is held to promote, share and educate the area …

Manvel to host 2nd annual Eggstravaganza

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The second annual Manvel Eggstravaganza will be April 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Croix Park. The event will have over 20,000 eggs for children to find. The egg hunts will be divided by egg groups. Along with the egg hunting, other events include games, …

Spring Carnival coming to Manvel

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Spring Carnival at E.C. Mason Elementary is coming Saturday, April 6 and the community is invited to attend. The carnival is the largest fundraiser the campus in Manvel hosts each year. Events begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday and include both live and silent auction, games …

Manvel Council holds five public hearings at April meeting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel City Council met April 1 for its regularly scheduled meeting. Mayor Debra Davison presented a proclamation proclaiming April as National Safe Digging Month. Five public hearings were held that night. A public hearing was held to gather community input on amending the zoning classification of approximately …

Mark Stephen Pridgen

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Mark Stephen Pridgen of Smithville, Texas, died on March 29, 2019, after a lengthy battle with cancer.  He was born in Houston, Texas on Feb. 7, 1956 to Betty and Ed Pridgen. Mark’s family moved to Pearland, Texas when he was 10, where he spent the next six years playing …