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AISD Authorizes Issuance of Bonds

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Trustees of the Alvin Independent School District (AISD) unanimously authorized the issuance of $178.9 million in bonds which became obtainable after voters approved the bond proposal last November with a near 68% majority.  The funds will finance the new High School planned for the Shadow Creek Ranch area of Pearland, …

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Mustangs Host Holiday Splash Invitational

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On December 13 and 14, 2013 the Friendswood High School Swimming and Diving teams hosted their annual Mustang Holiday Splash Invitational. During the swimming competition the pool record for the boy’s 100 yard breaststroke was broken by Zack Zalud of Deer Park (1:01.10). Seven teams in all competed and the …

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Oilers Get Miracle Finish Against Madison

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With 1:36 left in the Class 5A Div. I state semifinals and trailing 34-31, most of the Pearland fans at Waco ISD Stadium were holding their breath wondering if the Oilers could pull a rabbit out of the hat to keep their hopes alive to play for another state championship. …

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Lady Oilers Receive District 22-5A Honors

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The 2013 Pearland HS volleyball season was very special to head coach John Turner as he notched a monumental 700th win while the Lady Oilers finished in second place in the District 22-5A race behind the Alvin Yellowjackets. Pearland placed five girls on the All-District first-team with three getting top …

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Chef Dunn wins HEAT Educator of the Year Award

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The Pearland Independent School District Board of Trustees recognizes Dawson High School’s Chef Sean Dunn (far left) during the regular meeting on Dec. 10. Dunn, who heads the culinary arts program at DHS, recently won the Hospitality Educators Association of Texas Educator of the Year Award. He was selected by …

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Students Apply ‘Grit’ to Good Citizenship

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In honor of Veterans Day and Pearland Independent School District’s grit initiative, Sam Jamison Middle School students created a flag poster for display on the wall — with responses about how they are “gritty” citizens. During their campus grit class, Sam Jamison students are studying historic individuals — like Helen …

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Pearland Grit Run raises $10,000

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Pearland High School cross country runners present a $10,000 check from the Grit Run benefit to Hannah Hendricks and her family for medical expenses. On Nov. 16, the PHS cross country and track/field teams hosted the first annual Grit Run 4K obstacle course to benefit Hendricks, a member of the …

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Norma Rose Steffen

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Norma Rose Steffen, 69, of Pearland, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. She is preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Eileen Keenan; and sisters, Carolyn McCann and Nancy Spence. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Gene Steffen; daughter, …

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Council Authorizes Acquisition of Utility Easement

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In a light agenda, Manvel city council authorized the city’s controller to reallocate funds of $22,000 to allow the acquisition of a 25 foot utility easement to be utilized for the water/wastewater utilities planned for state highway 6 to state hwy 288. Efforts have been on-going for months as Mayor …

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City Says No to Residential Rezone

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Friendswood City Council turned down a request to rezone 134 acres to allow a residential development off FM 528. “I’m really torn on this, because I’ve heard strong opinions on both sides,” Councilman Pat McGinnis said before the vote. “That this is a unique piece of property, that it will …