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Time needed to consider giving pets for gifts

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Getting a pet for Christmas needs much thought and preparation and families should take time to think through the idea. Amy Castro, City of Friendswood Volunteer Liaison at the Friendswood Animal Control facility and representative of Starlight Outreach and Rescue, offers tips for families. “Be sure you’re …

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Purple Box Theater offers holiday comedy

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Holiday humor is coming to the Purple Box Theater in Friendswood with their upcoming production of “Neighborhood Noel.” The holiday comedy will run Dec. 14, 15, 16, 21 and 23 with Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The play revolves around holiday …

Council approves textile recycling

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Textile Recycling was approved by Friendswood City Council members at their Dec. 3 meeting in a 5-2 vote. Simple Recycling involving textiles is a free curbside clothing and home goods recycling company that is partnering with municipalities and their residents to recycle clothing, shoes, accessories, linens, towels, …

Council discusses ETJ call responses

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland City Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting Dec. 10, at Pearland City Hall at 3519 Liberty Drive. In new business, council considered extending initial call response for fire protection and emergency medical services on a temporary basis to the portions of the City’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction …

Harvey Assistance Program now open

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Applications for a new Homeowner Assistance Program is now open eligible residents in both Brazoria and Fort Bend Counties. This program is administered by the Texas General Land Office to help residents continue to rebuild their homes. Residents in Harris County are currently not eligible for this …

First Art Walk to showcase Alliance

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Pearland Alliance for Arts and Culture and The Pearland Historical Society are hosting a Holiday Open House and Pearland’s First Art Walk Thursday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 2341 North Galveston Ave. Suite 200 Pearland. At 7 p.m., Mayor Tom Reid will deliver …

Council holds special meeting on McHard Extension project

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A special meeting was held Dec. 10 at 6:15 p.m. before the regularly scheduled meeting of Pearland City Council to consider several resolutions regarding the McHard Road Extension project. Six resolutions under new business regarding eminent domain to acquire fee simple title to certain property made up …

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Manvel hosts its 2nd Lighted Parade for holidays

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel held its 2nd Lighted Christmas Parade Dec. 8, although the tree lighting was not part of it as planned due to inclement weather. Floats, trucks, Jeeps and horses delighted all who came out to watch the procession celebrating the upcoming holidays in Manvel. Mayor Debra Davison …

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Shadow Creek overcomes slow start to oust Foster 25-21

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS For the second time this season, Shadow Creek rallied to defeat district foe Richmond Foster to capture the Class 5A Region III Div. I championship 25-21 to advance to the 5A Division I state semifinals against the San Antonio Wagner Thunderbirds (13-1) at NRG Stadium on …

Legals for 12-12-18 publication

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BRAZORIA COUNTY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT NO. 29 NOTICE OF ADOPTION OF RULES AND PENALTIES Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 29 (the “District”) at a meeting held on this 16th day of November, 2018, adopted a Stormwater Guidance Manual containing …