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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 …

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West Side Schools Continue Expansion

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The Building Programs department of the Alvin Independent School District (AISD) will remain busy for the foreseeable future as the Board of Trustees authorized funding of on-going projects and approved a contract form for a new elementary school. Funds dedicated for the Shadow Creek High School were just under $69 …

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FISD Study Presents Options for Growth

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Growth of the public school student population in Friendswood will particularly impact the schools at its southern section, a new study commissioned by FISD, which presented a list of options that ranged from opening a new elementary to adding grades and rezoning existing campuses. No decisions were made regarding the …

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DHS UIL Academic Team Wins Second at State

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Dawson High School once again made an impressive showing at the UIL 4A State Academics Meet in May, placing second overall. As the 4A state academic champion for the last two years, DHS students offered fierce competition, including a decisive first-place victory from the science team that ended Highland Park …

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Vacant Retail Among New Development Concerns

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A proposed 26-acre shopping center anchored by a grocery store does not sit well with residents concerned with the amount of abandoned retail space within the city. The site for the new proposal sits at the southeast corner of Pearland Parkway and Barry Rose Road. City Council discussed the development …

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Officials Cut Ribbon on 35

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Rain clouds overhead or not, a ribbon-cutting ceremony held last Friday at PISD’s administration offices was one that officials with city, Chamber of Commerce and county weren’t going to miss. Standing on the newly reconstructed surface of State Highway 35, Pearland Mayor Tom Reid cut the ribbon that officially spelled …

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Friendswood Earns Scenic City Certification

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The City of Friendswood has been awarded a Bronze Scenic City Certification by the Scenic City Certification Program. A newly certified city, Friendswood is one of 15 cities in the state to earn first-time or upgraded certification for the 2014-2019 period. The Scenic City Certification Program is a project of …

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Williams Welcomes Opponents to Pancake Alley

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Willie Williams has a huge appetite for pancakes. That might not come as a surprise for a 6-foot-3, 277-pound all-state offensive lineman. But we’re not referencing the “Breakfast Club” here. Pancakes are the ultimate compliment for an offensive lineman. In football lore, it means taking on an opponent and driving …

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Fatal Crash on Pearland Parkway

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A fatal car accident led to the shut down the northbound lanes of Pearland Parkway early this morning. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Police and firefighters responded to the crash near Barry Rose around 2:30 a.m. According to police, a woman in her 20s was traveling northbound …