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City poised for significant growth; 2014 lays foundation

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Manvel experienced growing pains in 2014 as city leaders struggled to balance the need for proactive planning with the desire of many citizens to maintain the rural character that most moved to the area to enjoy. A transformation to a more urban community appears imminent and it may be safe …

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Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Brightens Holiday for Pearland ISD Students

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(Dec. 23, 2014) – In the spirit of the holiday season, the Perioperative Services team at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital made a difference in the community by collecting children’s gifts for the Pearland ISD Angel Tree Project. The Memorial Hermann Southeast team dropped off several bags of gifts to Principal …

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Manvel High School holds writing competition

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Freshman Perla Hernandez, sophomore Amber Mahy, junior Anna Rader and senior Lexus Jacobs were selected as the winners of a recent Manvel High Writing Contest. During the month of November, students at Manvel High School had an opportunity to enter any type of writing for a school wide writing competition, …

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Alvin ISD enrollment continues to soar

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Student enrollment continues to soar in Alvin ISD as the number of families moving into communities within the District increases. The student enrollment growth is driven by the development of new homes, numerous multi-family housing units, and the addition of new master planned communities. The west side of the 252 …

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The Spirit of Christmas

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The Friendswood Fine Arts Society and the City of Friendswood would like to congratulate 1103 Red Wing as the winner of the 3rd Annual Deck the House holiday lighting contest. Three years ago, Sarah Peters, a co-director of the Friendswood Fine Arts Society and holiday light enthusiast, began a new …

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Blue Santa Takes Pride In Giving

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Now in it’s 25th year, the Friendswood Blue Santa program takes pride in helping those in our community who are struggling to make ends meet. Toys are collected, sorted, wrapped and distributed by volunteers and police department employees. This year the Blue Santa program assisted 58 families and 129 children. …

Gustafson, Hill named to HGAC board

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Friendswood City Councilman Carl Gustafson was named representative and Councilman Jim Hill was named alternate to the Houston Galveston Area Council 2015 General Assembly and Board of Directors. The appointments were approved by city council on Dec. 8. Serving 13 counties, H-GAC is the regional organization in which local governments …

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Friendswood’s library renovation includes personalized brick pavers for sale

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Friendswood’s Public Library will soon be going through an expansion and renovation as part of the City’s 2013 bond election. Improvements will include an additional 6,000 square feet of space, with an expansion of the Children/Teen areas, new meeting space, expanded computer/technology capacity, and added parking. Construction is expected to …

Bond projects moving forward in 2015

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Construction at the city’s well used and often overcrowded library will kick off the second year of implementation of the city’s $24 million in bond projects next month. The library is expected to continue its regular operation during construction, staff said. Construction plans are nearing completion and plans for utility …

Options are many for added sales tax

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Keenly aware of the money left on the table, Friendswood leaders are looking hard at the various options for the city’s yet-to-be-imposed half cent of sales tax. City Council again reviewed and discussed the issue during a Dec. 8 work session. “Sales tax is one of the banes of local …