KFB to meet March 24

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The details of popular events such as the upcoming Spring Sparkle and Movies in the Park will be topics of discussion at the Keep Friendswood Beautiful meeting scheduled March 24 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood. The meeting takes place in the second floor conference room, and …

Stadium to get video scoreboard

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Friendswood ISD Trustees last Monday approved the purchase of a new video scoreboard that is expected to pay for itself through advertising over the next 5 years. The new high resolution scoreboard, priced just under $460,000, is to be used at all FISD events and rentals held at Henry Winston …

Expanded amenity to make a splash this summer

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At Stevenson Park, the popular summer splash pad is tripling in size. Work is about 80 percent complete on expanding the popular summer water feature for children, and visitors this summer will note new interactive splash features, benches and a new sidewalk connecting the expansion to the new Rotary Pavilion. …

P&Z: City growing more developer friendly

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Advising city council on matters such as land use, the Friendswood Planning and Zoning Commission will take up future development matters again this Thursday. P&Z, as it is known, is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at City Hall, 910 S. Friendswood Dr. Among items to be discussed is …

Online kindergarten enrollment begins this month

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Parents of children who will be 5 years old before Sept. 1 can save time in in August by enrolling online beginning March 30. After online applications are submitted, parents can bring required paperwork – birth certifications, social security cards, shot records and proof of residency – to his or …

City seeks feedback on housing grant

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April 16 is the deadline for Pearland residents to give feedback on how the city should use grant funding intended to provide housing for low income citizens. The city was set to hold a public meeting Tuesday as part of the development of its 2015 Annual Action Plan detailing how …

Future parks plan takes shape

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Maintaining and improving current parks, completing 2007 bond projects and increasing opportunities for families and teens are among recommendations from a preliminary parks study. Pearland officials on March 11 presented findings from study done by Greenplay LLC, the company hired to help develop the city’s Parks Master Plan, which will …

PHS repair costs within budget

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Repairs and replacements to Pearland High’s mechanical, plumbing and electrical components won’t cost more than the budgeted $17 million, Pearland ISD Trustees recently learned. PISD talked money March 10 when it learned the “guaranteed maximum price” of needed renovations and updates to three of its campuses. Phil Rutter of PBK …

Public meeting to address McHard plans

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City and state officials will be on hand next Tuesday, March 24, for a public meeting to address planned improvements to McHard Road. Plans call for the route to eventually create another east-west corridor in Pearland, spanning from SH 288 to Pearland Parkway and relieving traffic congestion from the often …

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Three Color Guard groups compete, place at contest

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Friendswood ISD had three Color Guard groups compete successfully at the Magnolia High School Color Guard contest March 7. The FHS Varsity Team placed third with their show, Bell-issimo. This show featured an 8 foot bell and hand-bell performances in sequence with their other equipment. The Varsity Team will be …