Council considers a change to procurement policy

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Council member Adrian Gaspar requested a discussion and possible action item on the procurement policy currently in place for Manvel. Gaspar told his fellow members that most of them responded to a request from the recently disbanded charter commission that they were concerned with the policy used by city staff …

FISD lists goals, challenges for next school year

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Friendswood ISD began the budget process for the 2015-16 school year Monday night with an initial presentation on future needs and challenges. Based on Monday’s presentation, the superintendent’s priorities for next year’s budget include revising the teacher salary schedule to be competitive with other districts, returning Bales Intermediate to an …

Revised home business rules OKed

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City leaders last week put the final touches on rules it revised to prevent harassment of home businesses engaging in firearms sales. The final reading of an ordinance revising home-based businesses earned approval from City Council Feb. 2. The new version deals with more than firearms only. The latest version …

City expands park space

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Friendswood City Council recently approved earnest money contracts for tracts of land located near Stevenson and Old City parks. Council on Feb. 2 approved an earnest money contract for the purchase of a 1.05-acre tract at 1102 Winding Way, adjacent to Old City Park. According to city documents, the purchase …

Plans for Animal Advocates gala under way

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Planning for an annual casino night fundraiser for Friendswood Animal Advocates is under way. The fourth annual “Bets for Pets” Casino Night is scheduled for Saturday, March 7, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2320 Hatfield Road in Pearland. The fundraiser, from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m., includes gaming, a live …

KPB seeks nominations for Environmental Awards

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Every year Keep Pearland Beautiful recognizes citizens and or businesses of Pearland for contributions to the community that demonstrate environmental responsibility. We rely on help from the Pearland community to find the people who deserve to be recognized. Keep Pearland Beautiful is seeking nominations from the community to receive its …

Repairs under way at natatorium

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A failed air system at the city’s Natatorium may have a permanent replacement in place by next month, the city reported. Meanwhile, the city is renting temporary services to the tune of $100,000. “There’s lots of good people trying to sort that out,” City Manager Clay Pearson said regarding the …

Neighbors question Hughes Ranch plans

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After hearing from concerned residents at Monday’s meeting, Pearland City Council likely will host a public meeting and open house regarding reconstruction plans for Hughes Ranch Road. The council on Monday authorized a $215,000 contract for engineering services with Brown and Gay Engineers to make adjustments to design plans between …

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Mayor Reid to Deliver State of the City

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Pearland Mayor Tom Reid will deliver the annual State of the City address at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12 at the First Church located at 1850 Broadway in Pearland. Mayor Reid will provide his vision and insight for 2015 and beyond at the annual event. For the first time, …

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FHS has 5 place in All-State Choir

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Five Friendswood HS students successfully auditioned for the Texas All-State Choirs on Saturday, Jan. 10, at Deer Park High School. This was the fourth audition for the students, in a process that began in September of 2014. Over 15,000 students begin the audition process; only 600 are selected for the …