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Christmas in Friendswood

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The City of Friendswood and the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce held the annual Christmas celebration Dec. 13 with Santa Claus, a snow hill, tree lighting, parade, fireworks and more. This year’s theme, “Home for the Holidays,” was attended by thousands who enjoyed the holiday festivities.

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Contest honors Friendswood’s best and brightest

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With Christmas Eve just a week away, the holiday season is in full swing. Popular activities include caroling, cookie baking, and guzzling eggnog. One tradition, special to many families, is the annual Christmas light drive. A field trip through snowless Friendswood to see how friends and neighbors have decorated their …

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FISD participates in Kemah’s Tuba Christmas Concert

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Tubas brought the Christmas spirit to the Kemah Boardwalk recently when 117 tuba and euphonium performers participated in Tuba Christmas there. Friendswood Junior High had 14 of their tuba and euphonium players participate and FHS had four members take part in the December 13 event. The students started the day …

City avoiding synthetic drug ‘shell game’

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Friendswood City Council this month unanimously passed another ordinance prohibiting the sale and possession of synthetic drugs. Synthetic drugs are chemically laced substances – similar to marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines – sometimes sold over the counter at convenience stores, gas stations and tobacco shops. Packaging states the products are not …

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ACC event helps feed hungry families

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Six-year-old Felicity Moore-Tims sat on Santa’s lap to take a photo and discuss what she wanted for Christmas. She visited with St. Nick after eating her breakfast at the Breakfast with Santa event on December 6 at Alvin Community College. “He was very nice,” Felicity said. “I loved the pancakes …

Local reps list hot topics for legislature

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Transportation, public education and border security are among key issues as the Texas Legislature gears up for its upcoming session. The 84th Legislative Session was the focus of a Dec. 10 luncheon of the Bay Area Houston Transportation Partnership. Reps. Greg Bonnen, Larry Taylor and Ed Thompson were among attendees …

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MEDC requests sales tax modification

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Manvel city council heard from members of the Manvel Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) at its January meeting regarding the return of sales tax proceeds that were rededicated to street maintenance in 2010. Making the argument that the city’s financial position is far better than it was in 2011, MEDC members …

Residential development planned for city’s ETJ

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Real estate developer Joe Watson presented his plan for a new residential development to city council last week. The project, to be called Newport Lake Estates, is located at the southeast corner of county roads 58 and 48 and will comprise 73 acres and 199 lots. Forty-four percent of the …

Council tables pipeline plan

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Manvel city council tabled two important votes at the sole December council meeting. One was on the granting of a franchise to Enterprise Crude Pipeline Company on the construction of pipeline facilities through the city. Mayor Delores Martin proposed the table measure explaining that she would like to see a …

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Adopt-A-Grandparent Event Spreads Christmas Joy

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For most of the year Mary Yost is concerned with skin care and the color of a person’s lips, but Thursday, December 11, she was focused on the size of the smile. This was the third year Yost and Mary Kay consultants in the Pearland area organized the Adopt-A-Grandparent event …