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Manvel Community Outreach hosts 2nd annual Thanksgiving Feast

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An estimated 1,200 guests received meals at Alvin’s Knights of Columbus Hall during the second annual Thanksgiving feast served by Manvel Community Outreach The local charity group along with sponsor RainbowInternational of Pearland organized the volunteers and donors to pull off the event. Chris Gonzalez of Nacho Nachos delivered 20 smoked …

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Process addresses gas stations, church

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By Nicole Jones At a joint meeting between Planning and Zoning Commission and the City Council, city leaders discussed and decided on four requests for conditional use permits. Known as CUPs, conditional use permits are special requests from property owners or developers to step outside the city’s already established zoning …

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Weather outlook promising for holiday events

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By Nicole Jones The weather forecast appears good thus far for two Pearland traditions: a festival and lighted parade set this weekend. The forecast for Friday calls for sunny skies during the day and a 10 percent chance of rain that continues into Saturday. Rain chances climb to 20 percent …

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Draft plan lays out ambitious goals

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By Nicole Jones A strategic plan to take Pearland into the next decade is continuing to develop, though priorities outlined won’t be easy. Challenges to be addressed include dealing with mobility issues that have been a constant among resident feedback. “It’s going to be a challenge. I don’t see any …

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More meetings set on AISD boundaries

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By Nicole Jones Public meetings on Alvin ISD school boundaries are continuing, with an advisory committee set to convene at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 16 in the Manvel Junior High cafeteria. “Establishing new school boundaries can be a challenging and emotional process,” Alvin ISD Deputy Superintendent Rory Gesch said. …

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Parade to include first float contest

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By Nicole Jones A lighted parade this Friday will begin a slate of holiday activities for Manvel area residents. The City of Manvel’s annual Parade of Lights and Christmas Tree Lighting begins at 7 p.m. at the high school, 19601 Highway 6. “This will be the first year that we’re having …

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Young patient inspires annual gift drive

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By Nicole Jones Seeing her beloved younger cousin go through the harsh treatment needed to defeat leukemia and spend his holidays in the hospital, Friendswood High junior Rylee Burris wanted to do something to help. Her cousin Jack, now 11, was diagnosed when he was only 6 years old. After …

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Annual holiday events kick off this Saturday

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By Nicole Jones Forty thousand pounds of snow, hundreds of pancakes and “The Voice” contestant Sarah Grace will highlight the Friendswood holiday festivities that kick off  this Saturday with a fun run. Friendswood’s annual Flapjack Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. this Saturday in Stevenson Park. The 5K draws  hundreds …

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City supports Galveston Bay initiative

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By Nicole Jones A Galveston Bay preservation initiative gained a new partner. Friendswood City Council in November unanimously approved a resolution supporting the Galveston Bay Estuary Program, a multi-agency initiative aimed at protected the overall health of the Galveston Bay watershed. “The program is not intended to add a layer …

Booster club theft suspect arrested

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By NICOLE JONES An arrest has been made the case of a booster club member indicted for taking funds meant for a Friendswood youth sport league that was recently buoyed by a local business stepping in to help. Jennifer Elaine Gustafson, 36, was arrested Nov. 23 by the Galveston County …