Call for artists in juried show has begun

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Artists and artisans are encouraged to apply now for the upcoming Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion 2018 show. Each year the show offers an extensive collection by area artists who offer both artwork and handcrafted items. The official call for artists is now open and …

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Benefit concert to be held for iWRITE

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A benefit concert for the iWRITE Literacy Organization is being held Saturday, June 30 from 6 to 9 p.m. The live music can be enjoyed with an outdoor dinner. It’s all part of the Pearland House Concerts and kids under 12 are free. The show will feature …

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Citizens Police Academy accepting applications now

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Applications are now being taken for the next class of students in the Citizens Police Academy (CPA) which starts this fall. The Pearland Police Department sponsors and teaches the free, 10 week program. The academy is a community policing initiative aimed at educating the public on Law …

City restaurants to have inspection grades in view

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A new requirement for Pearland restaurants has put them in line with the most recent version of the Texas Food Establishment Rules that they are required to follow. The change in Pearland regards inspection scorecards to be in view at each restaurant. The cards must be placed …

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FHS grad creates seminars for women, has 8-city tour

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Michelle Hammons, Friendswood High School graduate, is a busy woman now and juggles career, family and planning an 8-city tour for her special seminars for women. She is a certified life coach, motivational speaker, and fashion, family and travel blogger. A former model and speech therapist, she …

Blackhawk Blvd. construction begins, work to be in phases

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Blackhawk Boulevard reconstruction project by the City of Friendswood has begun and will continue until completed in the Fall 2019, weather depending. The area is considered a work zone from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. when workers are present. The $4,580,886.90 project is expected to improve …

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Foreman discusses drainage projects

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A recent video by Mayor Mike Foreman offers information and photos of drainage projects in Friendswood. Foreman comments on the two city projects by the Galveston County Consolidated Drainage District. He said both projects had been on the drawing board for a long time. He cited both …

Burn ban in effect for Brazoria County

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Commissioners Court voted on June 12 to implement a 90-day county burn ban due to dry conditions in large areas of the county. The ban was put into effect immediately following Commissioners Court, June 12. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) for Brazoria County on June 12 is 555 (countywide average) …

Alvin ISD hosting an open house for new Heritage Complex

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Alvin ISD is hosting an open house for the new Heritage Complex in Iowa Colony on June 21 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be treated to an official ribbon cutting hosted by the Alvin/Manvel and Pearland Chambers of Commerce and a tour of the entire complex. The ribbon cutting will …

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County Hurricane Prep Expo set for Saturday

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Expo for Brazoria County will be Saturday, June 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brazoria County Fairgrounds. The expo will have three major presentations including Ready Heroes, Hurricane Information from the National Weather Service and Emergency Preparedness for Pets. A …