Pearland - Friendswood

Stay informed about the latest local news in Pearland and Friendswood, including the newest headlines from Pearland and Friendswood city councils, along with updates from PISD, FISD and AISD.

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Kami Ramen Pearland now open in West Pearland

Kami Ramen Pearland located at 15818 Hwy. 288, Ste. 110, Pearland, opened its location in early July.


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14 events to attend in the Houston area this weekend, Aug. 19-21

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!  


10 businesses, renovations coming soon to Pearland, Friendswood

Curious as to what new businesses and renovations are underway or coming to Pearland and Friendswood?



Harris County launches new website to document public safety investments

The website will track public safety investments for transparency and accountability, according to county officials.



H-GAC includes city of Houston in final $488M distribution of storm mitigation funds

The board approved a plan that sends over $10.7 million in reallocated funds to the city of Houston.


ERCOT selects Pablo Vegas as new CEO 16 months after previous leader fired

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which operates the state’s power grid, has been without a permanent leader for 16 months, after its former CEO was fired in the aftermath of the February 2021 winter storm. The new CEO will join ERCOT in October.



Federal Transit Authority awards METRO $21.6M for electric buses

The shift to the 20 electric buses is estimated to eliminate nearly 18,000 tons of greenhouse gases over the next 20 years. 


Pelican Breakfast and Lunch Friendswood now open in Friendswood

Pelican Breakfast and Lunch Friendswood opened its doors on June 15 at 802 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 112, Friendswood.


Friendswood Psychiatry and TMS Clinic now open on Winding Way Drive

Friendswood Psychiatry and TMS Clinic on July 1 opened at 1506 Winding Way Drive, Ste. 304, Friendswood.


How local school boards function in Texas, how to get involved

School boards provide local governance of their school districts and can only take action by a majority vote at public meetings.



For the first time in three years, TEA releases A-F ratings for Texas schools

This year, 25% of school districts improved on their letter grades from 2019. The Texas Education Agency typically releases accountability ratings annually, but the procedure was paused during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Staff across districts in Pearland, Friendswood celebrate new school year

Students return to classes this week for the upcoming 2022-23 school year at Alvin, Friendswood and Pearland ISDs.


Texas ranks 45th in the nation for overall child well-being, new data shows

A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation indicates that Texas children are struggling with mental health and educational proficiency.


Campus data: A closer look at Friendswood ISD’s STAAR scores, student populations

Each year, the Texas Education Agency releases data on individual school districts from exam scores to percentage of economically disadvantaged students.



Strengthening security: Alvin, Friendswood, Pearland ISDs focus on safety in coming year

Pearland, Alvin and Friendswood ISDs are reassessing security protocols at their campuses in response to the May shooting at Robb Elementary School.


City rallies around Pearland All Stars ahead of Little League World Series

Thousands of parents, supporters and residents gathered Aug. 11 at The Rig near Pearland High School to send off the Pearland Little League team as it heads to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to play in the Little League World Series.


Q&A: How vehicle, gas prices are affecting Houston commuters, economy

Greater Houston-area residents may be seeing more of their monthly expenses going toward transportation costs.


13 things to do in Houston this weekend, Aug. 12-14

Looking for something to do in the Houston area this weekend? Check out this weekend's guide!



Campus data: See a breakdown of Alvin ISD’s enrollment numbers, STAAR scores

Alvin ISD is the largest school district in Brazoria County with the highest student population.


Pearland ISD aims to correct declining student attendance numbers caused by pandemic

As enrollment declines, Pearland ISD and districts across the state aim to increase attendance figures by focusing on teacher retention and other strategies. 


Pearland awards contract for installation of surface at Ed Thompson all-inclusive playground

Another piece of the puzzle for the construction of the Ed Thompson all-inclusive playground fell into place.


Friendswood ISD will launch evidence-based reporting pilot for junior high, high school

The system weights behavior-related Success Standards at 10% of a student’s overall grade.



Houston Association of Realtors: Single-family home stock replenishes as market slows for fourth consecutive month

Sales of single-family homes in the Houston area declined for the fourth consecutive month in July.