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FISD Enters 6th Year of Adopt-a-Grant

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Returning for its sixth year in Friendswood ISD, the Adopt A Grant program is now open and available for purchase by individuals, businesses and community partners.’ The grants are written by Friendswood ISD teachers, principals and staff and the requests are for items and programs not able to put on …

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FHS’ “Our Town” Offers Quiet Wisdom

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When Thorton Wilder debuted his classic Our Town in the Boston Theatre, critics laughed his show out of the city. There were none of the detailed sets or fog machines or fight scenes that theatre -goers loved. Besides a few fourth wall elements, it was a very dialogue heavy show, with …

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Marketplace Gets Rezoning Approval

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A proposed 26-acre shopping center on Pearland Parkway is a step closer to reality after City Council on Monday unanimously approved the first reading of a rezoning request. “Pearland Marketplace” is set to include a grocery-anchor and fuel station, followed by the strip center. The request changes the zoning from …

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Friendswood Link Work Continues

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Traffic may be slow but work is steadily progressing on the Whispering Pines Avenue/Friendswood Link expansion. The project will make the portion from FM 518 to Hibiscus Lane into a three-lane corridor, two lanes for traffic and one for a center turn lane. Sidewalks will be constructed on the south …

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Friendswood Library Expansion Moves Forward

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Friendswood’s library expansion, one of the city’s most anticipated bond projects, continues to move toward construction. City staff reports the library project is now getting required permits from the Texas Department of Transportation for driveway. City Council last March approved a $190,000 contract for architectural services related to the planned …

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ACC Looks to Future Under New President

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Chosen from more than forty applicants, Dr. Christal Albrecht assumed the presidency of Alvin Community College (ACC) in May of this year. She succeeded Dr. A. Rodney Allbright who had served 38 years as president. Albrecht takes leadership at a time Community Colleges and High School Career and Technical programs …

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Deck the House Contest Opens

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For those who like to share the joy of the holidays through lighting displays, the third annual Deck the House Holiday Lighting Contest will be awarding official bragging rights this season. Entry forms are available online for the contest, which is free and open to all homes located within the …

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Dickinson Slips Past Pearland 35-21

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One team that has been under the football radar this season is the 12-0 Dickinson Gators. Most thought that Pearland was the favorite to win the Class 6A Region III Div. I playoff contest, but the Gators, who won the District 24-6A title with a 7-0 mark, felt like they …

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Manvel Blasts Fort Bend Travis 76-23

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As they have done all season, the Manvel Mavericks left no doubt they are one of the superior teams in the state after drubbing the Fort Bend Travis Tigers 76-23 in the area round of the Class 6A Region III Div. II playoffs. Ever since the 2013 football season ended, …

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Dawson Narrowly Beats Friendswood 28-26

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As someone said, “It is a shame that one of these two teams had to lose.” Dawson and Friendswood have played one another eight times and the 4-4 record shows just how close the games have been. Friendswood has the edge during the regular season when the two teams shared …