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Board Appoints Interim Superintendent

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The Board of Trustees of the Alvin Independent School District (AISD) authorized the appointment of Tommy King to serve as the district’s interim superintendent while the process moves forward to secure a permanent replacement for Dr. Fred Brent who resigned last month to accept the superintendent position with the Georgetown …

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Disc Golf Course Closer to Reality

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Friendswood received the groundwork for a new 9-hole disc golf course which will open soon, thanks to an Eagle Scout work day Saturday. Project leader Cooper Dixon led the work day at 1776 Park, clearing and removing debris from future fairways and trails. The project was coordinated through the city’s …

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Ollie D. Nedbalek

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Ollie D. Nedbalek, 92, passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, V.L. and Louise Kopecky; her husband, Emil “Ned” Nedbalek; two brothers and two sisters. Ollie is survived by her sons, David and Ronald Nedbalek; daughter Carolyn Kirkley and husband, Dave; grandchildren, …

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Grace Marie James Shrum

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Grace Marie James Shrum, 89, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 in Houston, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, William James and Mary Ann Lockwood James; husbands, Louis Lasher, Blake Shipp and Jack Shrum; brothers, George and Joe James; and daughter, Linda Katherine. Grace is survived …

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Walter Toll Jr.

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Walter Toll Jr., 81, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Erna Toll; daughter, Pamela Jean Soliz; brothers, Eldon and Elloyd Toll. Walter is survived by his loving wife of 13 years, Deanna Toll; sons, Walter “Bud” Toll III and …

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Karen “Katie” W. Kilmer

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Karen “Katie” W. Kilmer, 70, passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Helene Woglom. Katie is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Larry Kilmer; sons, Brian Kilmer and Jonathan Rust; daughter, Lindy Kilmer; stepdaughters, Becky Gamlem and Robin …

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Shadow Creek Project Draws Workable Bid

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A sports park in Pearland’s fast-growing west side is still in the works, and a city council decision to repackage and re-advertise for bids has paid off to the tune of $6 million. A new bid received for construction of the planned Shadow Creek Ranch Park complex is still over …

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Elaine Ruth Sohn Maas

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Elaine Ruth Sohn Maas, 81, of Friendswood, TX she joined the Church Triumphant on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. She was born on January 11, 1933 to Martin Sohn and Alma M. Hoerlein Sohn in Saginaw, MI. She lived the majority of her life in Saginaw, MI and Lake Worth, FL …

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Rosemary Hogan Givens

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Rosemary Hogan Givens, 78, of Friendswood, TX passed away on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. She was born on September 28, 1935 to Patrick Hogan and Anna Kivitt Hogan in St. Louis, MO. She married James William Givens on June 8, 1957. Rosemary loved cooking, baking, sewing, making ceramics and raising …

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Opinions Differ on Downtown Solution

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Friendswood City Council on July 14 approved the first reading of an ordinance that supporters say makes downtown more business-friendly. With Councilman Steve Rockey and Mayor Kevin Holland opposed, the council supported allowing existing “nonconforming structures” – older buildings not up to city standards – to build expansions that did …