Parks Dept. putting new Master Plan to work

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department recently completed a new long-range planning document called the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Master Plan. The 11-month comprehensive process shapes the direction, development and delivery of parks and recreation services over the next 5 years. It was …

FISD Education Foundation raises $82,000 for relief fund

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Friendswood ISD Education Foundation is helping teachers but not for the annual grants at this time but in a new way from the past. They started a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund and so far have collected over $82,000 for FISD personnel affected by the storm. The …

Kots4Kids to help children get bedding

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Kots4Kids is a program that offers a way to donate or receive items for children affected by Hurricane Harvey. Beds for Friendswood children is a program that has aligned itself with Houston Children’s Charity to provide bedding for Friendswood residents that have lost their own due to …

LEGALS FOR 10-11-17

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS RFP NO. 2017-03 DISASTER RECOVERY CONSULTING SERVICES Bids shall be submitted in triplicate and in sealed envelopes clearly marked with RFP No. 2017-03, and addressed to the City of Friendswood, Attn: Melinda Welsh, City Secretary, and will be received at Friendswood City Hall, …

Rebecca Jane Gaston Dye

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Rebecca Jane Gaston Dye, 93, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on September 27, 2017. She was born March 17, 1924 in Noxapater, Mississippi, the eldest daughter of Robert T. Gaston and Gladys Shaw Ligon Gaston. She grew up in various towns in northern Mississippi as her father worked for the …

Michelle Rene Chevalier Ballard

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Michelle Rene Chevalier Ballard, 49, of Pearland, TX passed away on Thursday, September 28, 2017 after a major stroke. She was born November 8, 1967 in Houston, TX to Leroy and Eveline Howard Chevalier. Michelle graduated from M.B. Smiley High School in 1986. She attended University of Houston, graduating with …

Lloyd D. Stansberry

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Lloyd D. Stansberry, beloved senior member of our family took a sharp left turn off the path of life from his new home in Prescott, Arizona recently. Born in Denver, as a “Firecracker Baby” on Independence Day 1952, this second baby boomer of Stan and Dolores joined the parade of …

Ruth Louise Skaggs Ruble

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Beloved Ruth Louise Skaggs Ruble, 92, of Friendswood, Texas, passed away on October 3, 2017. She was born October 25, 1924 in Muskogee, Oklahoma to loving parents Dollie May Skaggs and Claude Benjamin Skaggs and was the third of five children. She moved to Houston, Texas in 1943 and initially …

Mark Leslie Bender

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Mark Leslie Bender, 87 passed away peacefully surrounded by loving family on October 7, 2017. He was preceded in death by his parents Phil and Bonnie Bender; brother, Murlin (Betty) Bender; sisters Aletta (Scott) Hanville and Irma Lee (Hoyt) Caldwell; sister-in-law Rena Bender. Mark is survived by his wife of …