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Pets, owners gear up for Paws in Park

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Pets and their owners are gearing up for this year’s 25th Paws in the Park presented by the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Westside Veterinary Hospital of Pearland. The event will be Saturday, March 30 and kicks off with the H-E-B Pet …

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Smith left his mark on many places in city

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The impact of David Smith’s life in Pearland is still strong today. Smith passed away March 3 and many in the city remember him in a variety of roles. Smith came to Pearland in 1928 and he and his family lived off what is now Hughes Ranch …

Council approves three design contracts

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Three design contracts were presented and approved at the recent Pearland City Council meeting March 4. The John Hargrove Environmental Complex Water Reclamation Facility Expansion contract was approved. The facility recently reached 75 percent of its capacity and this triggered the start of the  project planning for …

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Pearland to have first half-marathon

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Inaugural Pearland Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, March 24.  Runners and walkers from the city, area, Houston and many surrounding counties, will be part of the event. The Pearland Half Marathon will start and finish at Pearland High School at 3775 S. Main St. …

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Delores Fenwick Nature Center now open

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On Saturday, March 9 the community showed up to the Grand Opening of the Delores Fenwick Nature Center. The Grand Opening featured booths by Keep Pearland Beautiful, Houston Zoo, and Galveston Bay Foundation. Wild Birds Unlimited- Pearland sponsored the Birds of Prey exhibition. The center is Pearland’s newest environmental education …

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2nd Empty Bowls Project to benefit Meals on Wheels

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Empty Bowls Project is back for 2019. This year’s event will take place at the Nolan Ryan Community Center at the Bypass at Alvin Community College on April 2 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Empty Bowls is a collaborative fundraiser between Alvin Meals on Wheels, Alvin …

Council calls special meeting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Manvel City Council held a Special Meeting March 11 at 6 p.m. at City Hall at 20025 Hwy. 6 in Manvel. The regular agenda had the council considering approval of the first of two readings of Ordinance 2019-O-02. This ordinance extends the corporate limits of the …

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One new, one incumbent for council after election cancelled

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Manvel City Council members cancelled their May 4 general election and declared the two candidates running unopposed to be elected by acclamation. This took place at a City Council Special Called Meeting Feb. 27 at City Hall. Candidates include Daniel William Davis Jr. in Council Position 4 …

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Chamber’s Woltz to retire after 25 years

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By KAROLYN GEPHART After 25 years at the Friendswood Chamber of Commerce, ambassador, multitasker, event planner/hostess, finance/accounting specialist, and friend to everyone she meets, Lucy Woltz is starting a new chapter of her life and retiring from her job. During her time at the chamber, Woltz was a part time …

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FISD, city remember Walter Wilson

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Friendswood ISD grieves the loss of a pillar of the FISD family, Walter Wilson, who passed away on March 11. During his 36 years of service in FISD, Wilson served in many roles, but perhaps the role he was best known for was being a friend to all. When Wilson …