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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 …

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Park Footbridge Will Need More Funding to Complete

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The long discussed pedestrian bridge linking Stevenson and Old City parks took a step forward this month with the approval of engineering work, but additional costs will take a bit out of voter-approved bond funding if the bridge is to become a reality. The city plans to place the footbridge …

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FISD Adds Academic Counselor, OKs Museum

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Friendswood High School will be adding a lead counselor position to it’s campus, FISD Trustees decided Monday. The addition of the counselor position is necessary, district officials said, in light of the complexity of individual graduation plans and House Bill 5. Passed during the recent 83rd legislative session, HB 5 …

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9 FHS Choir Members Advance to Area

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Nine FHS Choir members advanced or were named alternates to the TMEA Area Auditions for the All-State Choir. The students auditioned at Pearland HS on Saturday, Dec. 7. Two of the singers were ranked first in their sections. Advancing to Area are: Soprano 1 – Samantha McHenry (1st) and Nattie …

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ACC Nurse Graduates Receive Pins in Ceremony

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After finishing the two-year Associate Degree Nursing program, 29 Alvin Community College graduates received their nursing pin during a ceremony on December 11. The Nurse Pinning ceremony includes the graduates receiving their pin, the lighting of the ceremonial lamps and reciting the Nurse’s Pledge. Each of the graduates also had …

Grace Marie Featherston

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Grace Marie Featherston, 71, passed away on Wednesday, December 4th, 2013. She is preceded in death by her parents, Ruben and Gladys Ustick; her husband, Dennis Featherston; and three brothers. Grace is survived by her son, Billy Featherston and wife, Rachel; daughters, Denise Singleton and husband, James, Alisha Tovar; fifteen …

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Stratford Runs Past Dawson 38-7

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Stratford fell to Dawson in the second round of the playoffs last year 48-35 as Dawson scored a couple of late touchdowns to eliminate the Spartans and end their season with a 9-3 mark. This year, it was a family affair as Stratford running backs Terrance Peters Jr. and Rakeem …

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Oilers Crowned Region Champs

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For the fourth time since 2001, the Pearland Oilers captured the Class 5A Region III Div. I championship and will advance to the 5A Div. I state semifinals against the San Antonio Madison Mavericks at Waco ISD Stadium on Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. The Oilers won region titles …

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Tree Covered in Wishes at Hope Village

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There is a special Christmas tree at Hope Village Café and Gift Shop in Friendswood this holiday season. Hope Village Residents Donny and Margaret are showing off the Angel Tree that has the wishes and needs of the residents on the cards attached to the tree. Café and Gift Shop …