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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 …

United Way offers free tax preparation in coming months

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In collaboration with various assistance sites throughout Brazoria County, United Way of Brazoria County is offering free income tax preparation and filing in January and February 2015. The 2015 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program will offer free tax help to people who made $53,000 or less in combined income …

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Council delays Comprehensive Plan revisions

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Manvel city council has delayed the adoption of revisions to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. At its only meeting in December council made the decision to only discuss the Plan which served to postpone the vote a second time. A special joint meeting was held earlier in the month with one …

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Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau presents check to Pearland Arts League

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The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB) presents the Pearland Arts League with a $1,000 donation from the inaugural Pearland Art and Crafts on the Pavilion event proceeds. “We are pleased to recognize the Pearland Arts League for their dedication and commitment to supporting the arts in Pearland,” said Kim …

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Soaring Like An Eagle

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Dawson’s CJ Simmons (12) soars to the basket to score two of his 15 game-leading points in leading the Eagles over the Oilers 47-40 in their first-ever basketball meeting. Dawson is 4-0 in district while Pearland falls to 1-3 in the standings.

Lighting agreement OKed for sports park

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The city last Monday checked another item off the to-do list for the Shadow Creek Ranch sports complex. Council unanimously approved entering an interlocal cooperative pricing agreement with the Texas Buy Board for the purchase of lighting for the park, slated to open by the end of 2015. “One of …