Pearland alcohol petition invalid; Texas Renaissance Festival to host job fair Sept. 11 and more Houston-area news

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Pearland-Friendswood

Petition aiming to change Pearland’s alcohol rule deemed to be invalid

A citizen-led petition that aimed to change Pearland’s alcohol rule had over 4,000 signatures deemed invalid, meaning the petition has failed, the city announced Aug. 6.

Bay Area



Lone Star Flight Museum near Houston's Ellington Airport opens 9/11 exhibit

"Never Forget: Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11" remembers and honors the 2,977 people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, per the release. The names of each person will cover the gallery walls at the museum, which is located near Houston's Ellington Airport.

Conroe-Montgomery

The Crazy Fisherman to open on FM 1097 in October

The brick-and-mortar eatery will offer Cajun and seafood dishes, including catfish tacos, shrimp baskets, crab flatbreads, grilled lobster nachos, boiled shrimp, seafood quesadillas, po'boys and Cajun fries.

Katy

Homebrew Coffee Shop and Eatery coming soon to Katy

The coffee shop’s menu will include a variety of frozen and hot drinks as well as pastries, sandwiches and wraps.

Tomball-Magnolia

Texas Renaissance Festival to host job fair Sept. 11 for 400 open positions

A job fair is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 11 at the festival grounds, located at 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission.

Claire Shoop, Anna Lotz, Colleen Ferguson and Andy Yanez contributed to this report.





MOST RECENT

Director of Community Development Aubrey Harbin presented these changes to the City Council on Sept. 13 after conducting public outreach throughout the month of June. (Screenshot courtesy Friendswood City Council video stream)
Public comments enact change in Friendswood's future land use map; city to continue receiving feedback

The city of Friendswood decided to make changes to the drafted 2021 future land use map based on public comments.

Betty's Salon moved to its new location at 801 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 108, Friendswood, in March. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Betty's Salon relocates to new location in Friendswood

Betty's Salon moved to its new location at 801 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 108, Friendswood, in March.

Frontier Waste Solutions on Oct. 1 will begin service as Pearland’s waste provider. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Frontier Waste Solutions to take over as Pearland’s waste services provider in October

Frontier Waste Solutions on Oct. 1 will begin service as Pearland’s waste provider.

Texas Medical Center coronavirus updates: Daily average hospitalizations drop 15% week over week; ICU sees dip in number of patients

Coronavirus patients at TMC hospitals number 2,107, which in itself is an 11% week over week decline.

Anyone 12 years old and older is eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but must have a parent or guardians permission if they are under 18. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Friendswood ISD to host vaccination event at local campuses

Friendswood ISD will host a COVID-19 vaccination event in partnership with the University of Texas Medical Branch on Sept. 22.

Friendswood City Council adopted this year's tax rate on Sept. 13. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Friendswood City Council maintains current tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22

The tax rate for fiscal year 2021-22 was adopted and kept the same as last year.

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Brazoria County coronavirus cases trend down following Labor Day peak

Brazoria County has recorded three consecutive days where daily COVID-19 cases have trended down.

Here are coronavirus updates for Galveston County and the surrounding area from Sept. 2-17. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Galveston County reports first death in resident under 11 and more COVID-19 updates

A total of 52 more coronavirus deaths have been reported by Galveston County Health District since Sept. 1.

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DATA: How population changed in Texas counties between census counts in 2010, 2020

Texas added nearly four million people between 2010 and 2020, according to the latest Census data.

There are about 6,100 students in Friendswood ISD. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)
Friendswood ISD facilities spared by Hurricane Nicholas, and more district updates

Crews were able to repair all windowsill and roof leaks, and remove all debris, in about six hours, executive director of facilities and construction Erich Kreiter told district leaders during a Sept. 15 board of trustees meeting.

Current Friendswood ISD protocols encourage community members to make their own choice regarding masking. (Courtesy Pexels)
Friendswood ISD leaders discuss revising COVID-19 protocols to encourage masking indoors

No changes were voted on at the Sept. 15 meeting. District leaders indicated they will not move toward language instituting a mask mandate due to potential legal complications.