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South Park Funeral Home Donates Trees to Schools

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South Park Funeral Home park superintendent John Reyna (left) and staff member Jesse Ortiz spread holiday cheer by delivering a Christmas tree to Pearland Junior High West on Dec. 6. Tree stands were provided by Pearland Lumber-ACE Hardware. For the past 16 years, South Park has donated Christmas trees to …

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Carleston Elementary Music Class Features Accordion

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Carleston Elementary students try their hands at playing a holiday tune on the accordion during music class Nov. 13. Carleston music teacher Brian Berlin has been teaching students the fundamentals of playing the “squeezebox.” Berlin’s accordion program emphasizes knowledge of the piano keyboard, music theory and music appreciation — fostering …

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FJH Choir Spreads Holiday Cheer

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The Friendswood Junior High Choir has been busy spreading the holiday cheer for all to hear. The seventh and eighth grade women traveled to three Friendswood assisted living facilities this past Saturday to sing favorite holiday songs with the residents. “It was a beautiful experience to share across three generations …

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Arbor Day in Pearland

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The first Arbor Day, founded by J. Sterling Morton, was celebrated in 1872 in Nebraska City, Nebraska, with an estimated 1 million trees planted on that day. Arbor Day celebrates the importance of trees as an integral component of the natural landscape because of their prevention of erosion and the …

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Students’ Necklaces to Benefit Habitat for Humanity

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Alexander Middle School’s Jayce Morgan creates home-themed jewelry on “shrinky-dink” plastic. Students in Beth Llope’s art class will donate the finished necklaces to be sold in the Greater Houston Habitat for Humanity “Restore” to benefit local families in need.

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Teen Left in Empty Home After Accident

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The discovery of a wounded teenager left in the attic of an empty Friendswood home is part of an investigation of a Nov. 23 accident on Friendswood Drive, according to Friendswood Police reports. It was shortly before 2 a.m. when police arrived at the accident to find a dark blue …

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Wranglerettes raise more than $10,000 for St Jude

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The Friendswood High School Wranglerettes will help to KICK CANCER at the Annual St. Jude’s GIVE THANKS Walk on November 23rd in Houston. After attending the GIVE THANKS Walk Kick-Off party on October 2nd at BBVA Compass Plaza, the Wranglerette’s director, Ashley Marmaro, the Social Officers, and volunteer, Lisa Prendergrast, were …

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Pearland Fire and EMS to Consolidate

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Today, Pearland officials announce plans to consolidate its uniformed and civilian work forces of the Pearland Fire Department and Pearland Emergency Medical Services Department – the culmination of a 3-year effort to create a unified department. “I think it’s safe to say that it is not only better for our …

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Parents Want District to Boost Dyslexia Services

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Families of dyslexic students are asking Pearland ISD leaders to offer more services to students that make up 20 percent of the population. Parent Courtney Mellow said she struggled with administrators before finally having her son tested for dyslexia by an outside agency. “Why would it take so long for …

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PISD Build-Out Reached at 22,000

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The Pearland school district is “maturing,” according to enrollment projections. PISD’s fall enrollment of 20,025 students represents just under 2 percent growth, Bob Templeton of Templeton Demographics said during a report to the board Nov. 11. “One thing that jumps out is kindergarten through third, your youngest four grades, is …