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Foundation’s ‘Small Town Saturday Night’ a success

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By KAROLYN GEPHART “Small Town Saturday Night” was a successful Big Town event for the Friendswood ISD Education Foundation. The annual gala was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Houston Feb. 10. Dinner, dancing, grant adoption and a live auction were on the night’s menu for a ballroom filled …

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Lewis to kick off Music Fest at Dunn Bros.

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Dunn Brothers Coffee in Friendswood is hosting a kickoff concert for the Texas Music Fest on Friday, March 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dunn Brothers is located at 201 S. Friendswood Drive. Music artist Tommy Lewis will perform. Lewis who is originally from Alvin is a …

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Trail Project Phase 2 to be completed in March

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Trial Connectivity project in Pearland is approaching completion of its Phase 2 items. The aim of the project is to construct a trail segment that connects Centennial Park to Independence Park, providing a vital link in the system for pedestrian and bicycle use between the two …

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Pearland seeking new Director of Communications

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland is seeking a new Director of Communications to manage and coordinate the City’s internal and external communication programs. The new director will formulate and implement long-range multi-channel communication goals for the organization; foster partnerships; develop policy and position papers and documents; and represent …

Alfred W. O’Farrell

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Alfred W. O’Farrell was born on June 30, 1928 in Houston, TX and grew up in Pasadena / Golden Acres area. He served in the Navy from 1946 – 1948. When he returned home, Al went to work at Sinclair Refinery in Pasadena, TX. He married the love of his …

Mary Frances Morehead Wissner

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Mary Frances Morehead Wissner, 81, of Alvin, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Mary Frances, or Pam to some, was born on August 18, 1936 in Houston, TX to parents William Howard and Dorothy Morehead. Mary Frances was a nurse by trade and caretaker to many. Hospice and Home …

LEGALS FOR 2-14-18

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Pearland ISD is now accepting request for proposals for RFP 18-0308-13 Golf, Swim, Tennis Catalog & Store/Shelf Discount. Interested suppliers must submit a proposal response to the Purchasing Department located at 1928 N. Main, Pearland, Texas, 77581 on or before Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 3:00 PM (CST). Proposal packets …

Hunter’s Night Out to offer 130 guns

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Excitement is building for the upcoming Hunter’s Night Out planned for Saturday, Feb. 10, at Bass Pro Shop at 288 & Beltway. Doors open at 5 p.m. This year’s raffle offers 130 firearms from Browning, Ruger, Remington, Winchester, Savage, Smith and Wesson, Beretta, Weatherby and Benelli to …

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Margarita Ruiz Johnson, moderate Democrat, files for US House, 22nd District

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I have been a proud resident of Pearland, Texas since 1987, for the last 30 years. The emphasis in my life has always been my family, my community and my country. I was born in Puerto Rico, graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in New York and entered the US …

Staff to move back to City Complex soon

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By KAROLYN GEPHART City Hall is expected to have its staff move back into their offices this month as the City Hall Complex Renovation Project is approximately 70 percent finished. Re-occupancy is expected in late February or early March. At that time, City Council meetings will resume there also. City …