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Master Naturalists receive awards for service

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By Karolyn Gephart Six Master Naturalists recertified for 2019 at their Brazoria Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists meeting August 14 at the First Presbyterian Church in Angleton while the AgriLife building is being remodeled. Bill Ahlstrom, Julia Geisler, Cindy Goodrum, Ellen Lasseter, Georgia Monnerat, and Rose Wagner recertified for 2019 …

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Sponsorships, exhibitors, volunteers needed for Business Expo

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By Karolyn Gephart The 2019 Business and Health Care Expo The Pulse of the Community is planned for Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 2 to 7 pm at First Baptist Church Family Life Center. Sponsorships and exhibitor applications are available now. Hosted by the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, the Business …

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Labor Day Ice Cream event moves to Perry Home 

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By Karolyn Gephart A new location is planned for the 4th Annual Labor Day Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social in Friendswood on September 2, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm. The popular Labor Day event will be held this year at the Perry Home Museum located at 109 W. Spreading …

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School tax, budget set for FISD

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By NICOLE JONES The Friendswood ISD Board of Trustees on Aug. 12 Oked a total school tax rate of $1.2594 per $100 of assessed property value for fiscal year beginning Sept. 1. The total tax rate is a .1076 decrease from the current rate. Trustees at that meeting also approved …

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First-ever library gala sports 20s theme

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By NICOLE JONES A first-ever gala benefit for the Friendswood Public Library promises a roaring good time for guests 21 and up. “Speakeasy, Read Softly” is scheduled 6 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, at the library, 416 S. Friendswood Drive. “It’s formal — it’s roaring 1920s style,”  says …

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November bond proposals detailed

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By NICOLE JONES City Council members acknowledged it more than once in recent weeks: The Nov. 5 bond election will be the largest in the city’s history. A bond election has been the subject of city council and staff conversation for the better part of a year, beginning in 2018 …

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PISD ‘Swap Shop’ opens for trading

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By NICOLE JONES Pearland Council of PTAs’ Swap Shop Community Closet is open on select days for school clothing exchanges. Created to offset the cost of buying school clothes by allowing parents to trade in their children’s outgrown school clothes, the shop will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. …

Adult Education Center to host graduation 

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By Karolyn Gephart Graduates of the Adult Education Center will have graduation ceremonies Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Pearland ISD Virgil Gant Education Support Center at 1928 N. Main St. in Pearland. This event is the center’s annual graduation ceremony recognizing their adult learners …

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Council members: Show up if you want contracts

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By NICOLE JONES A word to the wise for those doing business with the City Pearland: Show up on decision day. The City Council somewhat reluctantly awarded an $850,000 contract  on Aug. 12 for manhole rehabilitation services. Part of the hold up was that no representative of the company appeared …

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Neighbors floundering after bus route cuts

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By NICOLE JONES A decision by Alvin ISD to cut bus services to some students hasn’t gone over well with parents. Parents in Rodeo Palms subdivision who live within a 2-mile radius of their children’s schools said they received notices in mid-July that their bus riders would now be walkers. …