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Friendswood’s splash pad is growing

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Just in time for warmer weather, the popular splash pad in Friendswood’s Stevenson Park is tripling in size this spring. A Citizen’s Advisory group suggested the additional space when City Council asked for a list of items that could be part of a bond election. It was one of the …

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FFA attends two major shows, plans for next two

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FFA members at Friendswood High School recently attended and participated in two major stock shows and rodeos in Texas. The group competed at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo as well as the San Antonio Stock Show. “The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the biggest …

Parks board to meet March 11

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Developing a plan for hike and bike trails within the city will be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Friendswood Parks Board. The board is set to meet Wednesday, March 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor conference room of City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr. Also discussed …

P&Z takes up Town Center proposal

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The city’s Planning and Zoning Commission will again discuss zoning for a mixed use proposal for the Friendswood site known as the Whitcomb property at its regular meeting Thursday, March 5. The 135-acre tract, currently undeveloped except for an existing cemetery, is located at 3801 FM 528. Clear Creek Community …

Council race draws challengers

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Incumbent Steve Rockey has drawn two challengers in the May election for City Council Position No. 1. Filing for candidacy ended last Friday, and Rockey will now face two challengers: Michael Wood and Philip Caltabiano. Rockey’s is one of three positions, including mayor, up for reelection this year. However, he …

City moving forward with animal policies

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The City of Friendswood is moving forward with a set of new animal control policies, cementing the rift between the city-run services and shelter and Friendswood Animal Advocates. The new policies were a topic of discussion during a workshop at City Council Monday. A group of representatives from the nonprofit …

KPB hosts membership drive

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Keep Pearland Beautiful (KPB) is offering Pearland residents the opportunity join a winning team and win valuable prizes at the same time. From March 1 to May 8, anyone who joins KPB, renews their membership or affirms their membership by mail or electronically, will have their name entered into a …

Nonprofit seeks host families for exchange students

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An international nonprofit facilitating high school student cultural exchanges is seeking host families in several areas of Texas, including Pearland. Ayusa International has begun a search for families in Texas interested in hosting international students for the 2015-2016 school year. “Texas is the top destination for Ayusa exchange students in …

Wetland Awareness Day set March 7-8

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The City of Pearland invites the community to participate in Pearland Wetland Awareness Day on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. This unique experience will provide participants with education on wetlands as well as hands of experience in …

County, city want equal representation in water authority

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Both Brazoria County Commissioners Court and Pearland City Council recently passed a resolution supporting equal representation on the board of the Gulf Coast Water Authority. The authority provides water for industry, agriculture and municipalities in three counties: Brazoria, Galveston and Fort Bend. Its governing board, however, consists of seven members …