Best of 2017: Here are the most-read stories in Pearland and Friendswood from 2017

Hurricane Harvey coverage dominated the most-read stories in Pearland and Friendswood between Jan. 1-Dec. 20. Find out what else the community was interested in reading about in 2017 below:

1. Hurricane Harvey: Hundreds of power outages reported in Pearland, Friendswood 

2. Hurricane Harvey: 3,000 homes in Friendswood have flooded, additional roads under water in Pearland

3. Here’s a list of shelters, donation drops in Friendswood, Pearland 

4. It’s official: Lake Friendswood to open to the public next week

5. Grocery wars heat up as Germany-based Lidl picks Pearland for first U.S. location

6. Pearland Mayor Tom Reid and Quentin Wiltz enter run-off, Moore re-elected, David Little wins, Dalia Kasseb and Woody Owens move to June run-off

7. TEA releases preliminary A-F ratings for Alvin, Friendswood, Pearland ISDs

8. China Star buffet restaurant to open fifth Houston location in Pearland

9. SEVA Clinic to open as first charity medical clinic in Pearland, provide primary care to low-income communities

10. 13 candidates vie for 4 seats on Pearland City Council in run up to May general election

11. Meet the 3 candidates running for Pearland mayor this May election

12. Krispy Kreme bringing donuts to Pearland Town Center this summer

13. Pearland City Council moves to sue Blue Ridge Landfill over ‘mystery odor’ in Shadow Creek Ranch

14. Summer Camp Guide 2017 for children in Pearland, Friendswood

15. Vallensons' Brewing Company opening on Pearland's Rice Drier Road this April 



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By Marie Leonard

Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.


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