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Manvel picked to win District 11-5A Div. II

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Photo by Casey Chancellor Manvel has a new head football coach and a new district, but there is nothing new about the Mavericks being favored to win the league title. Most would agree that the Mavs won’t really be tested until it is time to enter …

Soccer Club donates storage at Croix Park

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Croix Park continues to be a site for work by city crews. The storage container at the park will soon be moved. A local soccer club that owned it has donated the item to the city. Staff will continue to work on the park and will determine …

Manvel to have City Center Complex

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Manvel is announcing the plans for a future City Center Complex after purchasing 150 acres close to State Highway 288 recently. The property will be used to create a downtown area that has been on the planning table for more than a year. The …

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Tax Payments Due!

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The last day for disaster, senior, disabled person, disabled veteran and spouses of disabled veterans to make their final quarter installment for 2017 property taxes is July 31. Payments may be mailed or left in GCTO drop boxes, paid online (www.galcotax.com) via electronic check ($1 bank fee) or credit card …

Pearland, Friendswood named Scenic Cities

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pearland and Friendswood are two of the Texas cities that have been recognized as Certified Scenic City award recipients through the Scenic City Certification Program. The program is a project of Scenic Texas with 15 Program Partner organizations. The Scenic City Certification Program recognizes cities for their …

Chamber begins Phase IV of paver program

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Phase IV of the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce Brick Paver Project is underway. The Chamber has completed Phases I, II and III of the Brick Paver Project and now have a 1,500 sq. ft. patio for after hour business mixers and meetings. Phase IV is offering other …

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City Council receives West Ranch report

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A special report on West Ranch Management District was given to the Friendswood City Council at their July meeting. The report was provided by District Board of Directors President Brian Gibson. The purpose of the presentation was to update the city on the development’s accomplishments over the …

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Workshop, construction underway in Pearland

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland hosted a hurricane preparedness workshop recently for local representatives to collaborate on learning from Harvey, and share updates and opportunities to work together in preparedness for the 2018 season. For hurricane preparedness information visit www.Pearla-ndtx.gov/preparedness. To sign up for weather alerts visit www.Pearlandtx.gov/alerts. …

New smart meters to be part of water service

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland is getting state of the art digital meters to improve water service. The new technology which will begin in August will upgrade existing analog water meters. Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system will improve water service over current drive-by automated meter reading (AMR) system, …

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Pearland grad chosen for engineering summer program

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Elyse He’Bert, a college student from Pearland and a junior chemical engineering student at Prairie View A&M University, was selected to participate in Northwestern University’s Summer Research Opportunities Program. She began the challenging seven-week program on the Chicago campus on June 27. He’Bert, 19, has been matched …