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FISD Board of Trustees holds special meeting

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A FISD Virtual School Board Special Meeting was held on July 27. Due to COVID-19 and to allow for larger attendance, the meeting was conducted by teleconference. At their July 20 meeting, the Board of Trustees discussed possible changes to the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar to include a delayed …

Legals for 7-29-20 publication

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CITY OF PEARLAND, TEXAS NOTICE TO OFFERORS Sealed proposals will be accepted until 11:00 a.m., CST, Thursday, September 3, 2020 and will be publicly acknowledged by name in City Hall, 3519 Liberty Drive, Pearland, TX on that date for: SOLID WASTE SERVICES BID NO. 0320-29 A mandatory pre-bid meeting will …

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Local artist asks for votes in international contest

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Local portrait artist Vicky Gooch wants votes from her community for her special Pandemic Self Portrait currently competing in the international competition sponsored by the Portrait Society of America. The Society has had to cancel many events and started an online Portrait Society of America’s Pandemic Self …

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Post Office to be named for Tom Reid

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Pearland Post Office at 3519 E. Walnut St in Pearland will be named after Mayor Tom Reid.  He is being honored in this way for his service to the community for many years. This news was brought to City Council at their regularly scheduled meeting July …

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Faith Matters

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FAITH. HOPE. LOVE. By Rev. Dr. Brian Gigee Many years ago, the human rights activist Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” I know this seems difficult to …

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FISD Board approves Reopening Plan Fall 2020

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Friendswood Independent School District Board of Trustees approved the Fall 2020 Reopening Plan unanimously as presented  at the School Board meeting July 20, 2020. Also approved were the PK-5th Grades Virtual Learning Option Guidelines and the Secondary Blended Instructional Guidelines. The Fall Reopening Plan outlines instructional options, campus logistics, safety …

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Memorial Day DVD available through Historical Society

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By Karolyn Gephart The Friendswood Historical Society has a fundraiser underway. Through the help of the City of Friendswood, the Society members are selling DVDs of the City’s Memorial Day Ceremony. The events and historical information about Friendswood which turned 125 this year makes the DVD a family keepsake and …

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Pearland ISD releases plan to safely reopen schools

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Pearland Independent School District has released its Plan to Proceed for the return to school in Fall 2020-21. The plan outlines the district’s pledges: the commitment to health and safety, a dedication to providing high quality instruction and the academic, social and emotional support of students and staff. Two instructional …