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Faith Matters

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“Let Your Light So Shine” By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee “Hey, man… got a light?”  No smoking.  No kidding.  “Sure, I got a light! I’m gonna let it shine today!” When an infant, a child or an adult is baptized in the congregation I serve a lit candle is presented …

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Iconic Italian restaurant and Pearland staple closes

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By Dr. David Davis     In 1948, Joseph Vitale, known as Big Humphrey, opened up a burger joint in south Houston and once had as many as five locations in the Houston area.     Vitale named the restaurant after his own pro wrestling moniker after a wrestling career …

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Reid to become honorary Mayor Emeritus 

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By Karolyn Gephart A new position has been created in Pearland City Government. It is ceremonial in nature and honors current Mayor Tom Reid who announced recently he would not be running again for mayor. As a result of his decision, the new honorary position of Mayor Emeritus has been …

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Learn to square dance at Intro Nights

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By Karolyn Gephart Anyone interested in Square Dancing has a great opportunity this month. The Hanger Squares Square Dance Club is having two free Intro Nights and invites anyone interested to come. The dates are Saturday, January 18 and 25 from 7 to 9 pm at Jones Hangar at 901 …

Legals for 1-15-20 publication

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NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING OF THE ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT OF THE CITY OF PEARLAND, TEXAS ZBA APPLICATION NO. VARZ 20-00001 Notice is hereby given that on February 6, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., a regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the City of Pearland, Counties of …

Legals for 1-8-20 publication

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ORDINANCE NO. 300 AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR AND ESTABLISHING RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN TRAFFIC ON THE PUBLIC STREETS WITHIN THE CITY OF FRIENDSWOOD, TEXAS; CREATING THE OFFICE OF CITY TRAFFIC DIRECTOR; PRESCRIBING THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITIES OF THE CITY TRAFFIC DIRECTOR; PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF TRAFFIC …

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Faith Matters

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“One Day at a Time” by Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee The sun comes up and the sun goes down.  We get each day one day at a time.  I’m writing this on January 6, 2020!  King’s Day.  The day the Christian Church celebrates the Festival of the Epiphany.  The remembering …

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Turtle race set Feb. 8

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By Nicole Jones The Alvin ISD Education Foundation’s Turtle Race fundraiser will be held Feb. 8 at Alvin’s National Oak Park. The dual event includes a chip-timed run for all ages as well as nearly 9,000 “turtles” that make their way down Mustang Bayou to the finish line near the …

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Input sought on flood control proposals

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By Nicole Jones The City of Friendswood has opened a public comment period to hear citizen input on infrastructure projects for possible submission for federal grant funding. Under consideration for application for the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery is the city’s Deepwood Flood Control Project, which would bury critical …

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City looks at comprehensive plan in 2020

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By Nicole Jones Planning for the future, probably with outside help, is on the city’s to-do list for 2020. All cities with zoning have to have some level of comprehensive plan, according to state law.   “If you have zoning, you have to have a plan to base your zoning decisions …