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Reid to retire after 44 years of service to the city

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After nearly 44 years of dedicated public service to the Pearland community, Mayor Tom Reid has officially announced his intention to retire at the end of his term in May, 2020. “I love what I do, being Mayor, serving the community and making the community something special.”  Mayor Reid said, …

Grant means expansion for Neighborhood Center

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By Nicole Jones A grant-funded expansion of the nonprofit Pearland Neighborhood Center is expected to get under way early next year. The $123,502 expansion project is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant, federal funds that come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Pearland Neighborhood …

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City moves forward on fire training building

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By Nicole Jones A fire training “burn building” project will likely go up next year at the fire department’s training grounds on Veterans Drive south of Walnut Street. The project is now entering the design phase. “This is a specialized building, a big leap forward for our fire training,” City …

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Outreach surprises Jeter campus

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Manvel Community Outreach made a surprise visit to a local elementary school last week to spread some Christmas cheer. Volunteers showed up at Don Jeter Elementary after a quick toy drive, delivering toys and bikes along with gifts for the staff. The campus was selected, volunteers said, because of has …

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Recommendation on school zones expected in February

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Next meeting set Dec. 16 School board approval of Alvin ISD zone changes is expected in February, according to a timeline laid out by the district. AISD this fall began a months long process to create attendance boundaries using both an appointed committee and public feedback. Four new schools set …

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Alvin ISD to begin naming process for upcoming facilities

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Naming a new school district facility provides a unique opportunity to develop an identity and establish a sense of culture. As Alvin ISD continues to experience significant amounts of growth, which recently brought about the passing of a $480.5M bond election, the need for additional facilities has continued. Alvin ISD is …

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‘Santa in the Park’ this Saturday

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By NICOLE JONES Sporting the theme, “There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays,” this year’s Santa in the Park will include all the usual favorites this Saturday. The event is 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at Stevenson Park. “A variety of rides includes a pretty significant sized …

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City moves to restrict oversize vehicles

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By NICOLE JONES Friendswood City Council on Dec. 3 approved the first reading of an ordinance that puts restrictions on oversized vehicles coming through the city. The move is a result of overweight and oversized loads that have been regularly coming through town, according to Deputy Police Chief Josh Rogers. …

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Foundation established in memory of Cole Gordon

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By Nicole Jones The first formal check presentation for the newly established Cole Gordon’s the Helping Hand Foundation ended in hugs between Mayor Mike Foreman and Cole’s family. It has only been a few months Scott and Heather Gordon, longtime Friendswood residents and community volunteers, lost their son Cole, a …

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Faith Matters

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Honorable Work By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee I walked in early to the Kroger store to buy some smoked salmon and a box of cereal.  The cupboards were bearer than I had noticed yesterday.  After all, Thanksgiving was over 10 days ago, and breakfast is the most important meal of …