Lions Club fundraiser success for hunters

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Participants in Hunter’s Night Out May 18 at Bass Pro Shop had 130 happy hunters after 130 guns were matched with the ticket numbers drawn for the prizes at SH 288 and the Beltway in Pearland. Hosted by the Manvel-Iowa Colony Lions Club, the annual 130 guns …

Manvel Mayor proclaims Flood Awareness Week

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Mayor Debra Davison proclaimed May 20-24 as Flood Awareness Week in Manvel at the May 20 meeting of the Manvel City Council. Council held a workshop session on drainage requested by Councilmember Larry Akery. In the council’s regular agenda, the resolution of the city acknowledging review of …

New council to be welcomed, sworn in June 3

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A reception honoring a councilmember for her service and welcoming newly elected and re-elected city officials will take place June 3 at Manvel City Hall at 6 p.m. Planned originally for the May 20 meeting of council, the ceremony was postponed due to Davis’ absence from the …

Youth readers needed for July council video

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Calling all school aged kids in Friendswood. Readers are needed for a video at City Hall. Since 2016, during the July Friendswood City Council meeting, the Declaration of Independence was read on video. The 2019 video will be all individual school-aged kids–one per family. The individual pieces will be recorded …

Community invited to Memorial Day Ceremony

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Everyone is invited to the Friendswood Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial, next to City Hall. The ceremony also includes patriotic music and a tribute to each branch of the military. Immediately following the ceremony, a group photograph will be …

11th Pocket Pear planned for June 8

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 11th Annual Pocket Pear Texas Hold’em and Casino Night will be held on Saturday, June 8 at the Pearland Lions Club from 6 to 11:30 p.m. The annual event raises funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund and Keep Pearland Beautiful programs and is hosted …

PEDC 2018 annual report showcases economic growth and infrastructure improvement

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The Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) released its 2018 annual report, providing a summary of activities the PEDC has accomplished throughout the previous year. According to the report, 2018 saw economic growth with a record $22.5 million in sales tax revenue, and PEDC’s partnerships with the companies mentioned in this …

Pearland sets date for runoff election

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland will have a runoff election June 8 for Pearland City Council Position 1. The runoff election was approved and a date set at the Pearland City Council special meeting on May 13. Derrell Isenberg and Luke Orlando are running in the election for …

Legals for 5-22-19 publication

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NOTICE OF GENERAL RUNOFF ELECTION (AVISO DE ELECCIÓN GENERAL DE DESEMPATE) To the Registered Voters of the City of Pearland, Texas: (A los votantes registrados de la ciudad de Pearland, Texas) Notice is hereby given that the polling places listed below will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. …

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Memorial Day Ceremony is an annual Friendswood highlight

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The annual Friendswood Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 27 at 10 a.m., at the Veteran’s Memorial, next to City Hall (910 S. Friendswood Drive). Sergeant Marty Gonzales, United States Marine Corps (retired) is this year’s special speaker. He has been awarded the Bronze Star twice (recognizing …