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City Considers Changing Charter

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If recommended changes to the city’s charter go through, Pearland’s city council will be adding two members in the May 2015 election. A review of the city’s charter yielded a number of recommended changes, including going from five voting members of council to seven members. “One of those seats would …

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Pearland Girls Sweep League Foes

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Pearland head coach Donna Vacek watched her girls dominate two more district teams to remain one game behind No. 2 state-ranked Manvel, but she knows that playoff seeding could be in favor for the Lady O’s. “We are going to do our best against Manvel, but getting the No. 2 …

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School Zone Times Change

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Manvel residents will soon see amended school zone times in the city. Member Larry Akery requested council consider a change after hearing from several citizens on the matter. Specifically he requested changing the evening time from 5PM to 4PM, which he considered more reasonable, and perhaps eliminating the zone on …

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Remembering “Dr. K”

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There has been widespread reaction to the death of Friendswood School District Executive Director of Student Activities Dr. Myrlene Kennedy. “Dr K,” as she liked to be called, was part of FISD for 55 years, including 28 years in the classroom. She also served as a Principal, Assistant Principal, administrator, …

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Archaeology Dig

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Westwood & Cline 3rd Grade SEARCH students got to experience the life of an archaeologist on November 21. Students applied their knowledge of archaeology as they worked together to excavate artifacts from the mock sites of Egypt, Williamsburg, Utah and Pompeii. They sketched each artifact on a grid, measured it …

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Friendswood Laps Fort Bend Kempner

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The Friendswood Mustangs took on Fort Bend Kempner Cougars in a duel meet and the Mustangs easily won as the girls outscored Kempner 120 to 50 while the Friendswood boys out-swam Kempner 110 to 59. Friendswood posted a combined 230 points to 109 for Kempner. The Friendswood girls foursome of …

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Erik Justin MacKenna

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Erik Justin MacKenna, 40, beloved son, father, brother and uncle, passed away tragically on Sunday, January 5, 2014 while on vacation in Honduras. Erik was born on September 19, 1973 in Bellaire, Texas. He recently celebrated his 20th anniversary working for High Tech Finishing as their Assistant Plant Manager in …

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Property Tax Deadline Looms

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For the vast majority of Texas property owners, Friday January 31, 2014, is the last day to pay 2013 taxes without penalty and interest. Following the tradition of the last nine years, the Galveston and League City branches of the Galveston County Tax Office (GCTO) will be open from 7 …

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Arbor Tree Give Away

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On January 8, 2014 Keep Pearland Beautiful celebrated Arbor Day with an annual tree seedling giveaway. Over 200 people came by our two locations and picked up seedlings to nurture and grow into trees. Keep Pearland Beautiful gives away a different assortment of trees and shrubs every year to increase …

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Lighthouse Celebrates 30 Years

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When Friendswood business owners Dick and Horacene Daugird named a charity effort after the lighthouse landmark at their insurance office 30 years ago, they weren’t necessarily expecting to grow into a nonprofit capable of cooking and serving 28,000 meals in the past year alone. “We had no idea it would …