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Judge Honored for 40 Years of Service

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A reception was held prior to this week’s city council meeting to recognize Municipal Court Judge Michael Culling for 40 years of dedicated service. Culling was presented a plaque from Manvel Mayor Delores Martin and a resolution by District 29 State Representative Ed Thompson. Culling was first sworn in as …

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Sales Tax Issue May Go To Ballot

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Economic development, street maintenance or fire control and EMS districts are among the options should Friendswood make use of its half-cent of sales tax still left on the table. City council is looking at assembling a citizen’s committee, and the issue could go before voters as soon as May, though …

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Get Caught Fishin’ at Bass Pro Shop

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The Pearland Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Bass Pro Shops to host Kid Fish Fest. Scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the free event is designed to educate and provide hands-on fishing experiences for children ages 3 to 16 years old. “We encourage …

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Red Carpet Gala Raises Money for Literacy

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The day started early for the planning committee, on October 11th. The expectations were high for the 2nd Annual Red Carpet Gala. With 29 sponsors supporting the event and more than 200 guests coming, the ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn had to look flawless in order to represent the …

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City Hall Hosts Early Voting

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Early voting began today for the Nov. 4 general election. State races to be decided include who will succeed Rick Perry as governor and the race to succeed Greg Abbott as Texas Attorney General. Galveston county voters will decide two races for commissioners court seats as two incumbents face challengers. …

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City Finance Director Defends Performance

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At a previous council meeting Manvel’s director of finance was accused of inadequately administering her responsibilities.  Most notable among the denunciations and receiving the bulk of discussion among city council was the assertion by the city’s auditor, and affirmation by the city manager, that monthly bank reconciliations had not been …

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Brazoria Health Department Addresses Ebola

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In response to the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, and subsequent infection of healthcare workers in a Dallas hospital, the Brazoria County Health Department has increased its surveillance and planning activities through our Public Health Emergency Preparedness program. We have been meeting with our community partners, especially Brazosport Regional …

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Junior High Program Focuses on STEM

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An Alvin ISD junior high is partnering with The Links, Inc. Greater Pearland Chapter, for an afterschool program focusing on encouraging careers in STEM — or science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Nolan Ryan Junior High officials announced the campus had been selected to provide a “Smart STEMulation Academy” for its …

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Security Ranks High for FISD Parents

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Secure campuses and effective, compassionate teachers ranked the top of the list in what parents want from the Friendswood school district, according to a recent survey. The September survey conducted by the school district garnered 2,214 responses, or just over 61 percent of the families in FISD, district officials said, …

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Repairs at PHS Take Priority

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Moving forward with needed renovations at Pearland High, Lawhon and Carleston, the Pearland school board is also turning its attention to a possible bond election in the future. “We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do right away,” Pearland Superintendent John Kelly said regarding the heating, ventilation and air …