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Pearland ISD presents two Broadway musicals

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Experience a night of music and theatre at Pearland Independent School District with Pearland High School’s Front Row Theatre production of “Cats” and Dawson High School’s Ovation Theatre production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” “Cats” Pearland High School’s Front Row Theatre presents “Cats,” a musical set amongst a junkyard playground …

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Young Pearland baker competes on Food Network

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By KAROLYN GEPHART When the popular Food Network show, Kids Baking Championship, returned for the new year, one contestant might have looked familiar. It is Gavin Crawford, 11, from Pearland. Crawford is baking among contestants from New Jersey, Minnesota, Michigan, New York, British Columbia and two other Texans from Mansfield …

Grease, massages, trees discussed by city council

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Shared grease trips, amendments to the proposed massage business ordinance and trees were three important topics at the city council meeting Jan. 14. Pearland City Council discussed the city’s grease trap ordinance in length at the recent meeting. During an inspection of a new strip center in …

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MCO Ribbon Cutting

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The City of Manvel hosted for the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce a ribbon cutting for Manvel Community Outreach, which recently joined the chamber. Manvel Community Outreach is a nonprofit that will be providing an array of services to Manvel residents. Mayor Debra Davison and Mayor Pro-Tem Lorraine Hehn encouraged all …

Food truck ordinance to be on council agenda

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The second and final reading of the food truck ordinance for Manvel will take place at the next city council meeting Jan. 22. City council approved the first reading at the last council meeting. Work on the food truck ordinance began last year. Many hours were put …

New matching grant program to help small businesses

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Worn and outdated pole signs might be on the way out of the city. City council has approved the Manvel Economic Development Corporation’s effort to start a grant program that will help local businesses replace worn and outdated pole signs. For the first ten successful applicants, the …

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FISD honors board, Hillenburg at meeting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART January is School Board Recognition Month and Friendswood ISD recognized and honored their seven members on the board at their regularly scheduled meeting Jan. 14 in their boardroom. The seven include President Tony Hopkins, Vice President David Montz DDS, Secretary Rebecca Hillenburg Ed.D., Ralph Hobratschk, Robert McCabe, …

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Friendswood named finalist for Sportsmanship Award

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS For the fourth time in the past seven years, the Friendswood Mustangs have been selected as a finalist for the Sportsmanship Award by the Touchdown Club of Houston. Title sponsors for the gala are Comerica Bank and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The event will be …

Council hosts public hearing on impact fees

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A public hearing was held during the city council meeting Jan. 14 at City Hall. The public hearing provided information and gathered input on the 2018 Update Study of Land Use Assumptions, Capital Improvements Program and impact fees. According to city reports, impact fees are capital recovery …

LEGALS FOR 1-16-19 PUBLICATION

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NOTICE TO PROPOSERS CITY OF PEARLAND, TEXAS Sealed Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 p.m., Thursday, February 7, 2019, and read aloud into the public record for the following project: Construction Manager at Risk For Surface Water Plant City of Pearland, Texas COP Project Number: WA 1605 BID NO.: 1119-07 …