Flood alerts available for residents

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By KAROLYN GEPHART July 4 was a rainy day and parts of Pearland reported receiving three inches of rain in less than three hours. Because flooding can happen quickly, Pearland residents are reminded to be prepared by getting precise weather information quickly. Sign up for weather and emergency alerts from …

Perez named Mayor Pro-Tem

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Council member Trent Perez was named Mayor Pro-Tem at the July 9 meeting of the city council. Although the Pearland Charter Section 3.05 Mayor Pro-Tem states the city council at its first meeting after election of councilmembers shall elect one (1) of its members Mayor Pro-Tem, Pearland …

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Pearland archers win big at state championship

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On July 7-8 archers from the Pearland Archery Club competed in the Texas State Archery Association’s State Championship in Conroe, Texas. The event was hosted by the Woodlands JOAD Club and sanctioned by USA Archery. Archers from Pearland participate in the Pearland Archery Club’s JOAD (Junior Olympic Archery Development) program …

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City receives Budget Award

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Friendswood has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget. The presentation was made at the July meeting of the city council. The award recognizes the governing body and staff having met the highest principles of …

Chamber to fill six open board slots

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is seeking a diverse group of Chamber members to fill six open positions on the Board. Board terms are two years starting Jan. 1, 2019. Interested parties must be a Chamber member in good standing and be able to …

Old City Park work continues

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Old City Park is the site of much work that is both completed and on-going. The park work was shared with council at the July meeting to update them on what is happening in capital projects. Work in Old City Park began in May and water and …

Spurs & Strikes fundraiser set for July 21 at Alvin Bowl

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Bowl in the Spurs & Strikes Bowl-A-Rama and help Brazoria County students get scholarships. The fundraiser will be July 21, at Alvin Bowl. Net proceeds from the event benefit the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Scholarship program. Registration will be at 2 p.m. with the games from …

County ESD 3 to provide services in Manvel

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Brazoria County ESD 3 has become the direct provider of Emergency Medical Services in the areas previously served by Manvel Emergency Medical Services. This change began July 9 after more than six months of careful preparation, according to Brazoria County Emergency Services District No. 3 Executive Director …

CEDC reports successful year to council

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) reported its work in an annual report presentation to the City Council at the recent July meeting. Their work centers around their mission to actively recruit and retain quality businesses to diversify Friendswood’s tax base. CEDC had nine members this …

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Property for Manvel Town Center purchased by City

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The future for 150 acres in Manvel looks very bright but there will be much work along the way. The City of Manvel closed this week on land that will be used for a municipal complex project that will include a new town center with City Hall, …