5:09 PM Jan 20, 2020 CST

Taglia Fresh Italian offers fresh, simple dishes

The restaurant serves Italian food—all freshly made, including the restaurant’s bread and pasta, with produce delivered to the restaurant daily.


5:00 PM Jan 17, 2020 CST

Southbound lanes on Hwy. 288 open; work continues on northbound portion, FM 518

Construction on the Brazoria County portion of Hwy. 288 southbound has been completed with the exits now open.

Future Broadway Street widening sparks discussion among Pearland business owners

Local service businesses worry about lost space from construction, expansion



Dark Horse Investments office building coming to Friendswood

Dark Horse Investments is building a new office building set to open March 1 at 107 Shadwell Lane, Friendswood.


Club Pilates opens Pearland location

Club Pilates held its soft opening Nov. 18 for its location at 2810 Business Center Drive, Ste. 114, Pearland.


2020 Annual Community Guide: Get to know Friendswood through census data

Friendswood is a small city in South Houston that is growing steadily. Over the past five years, the city’s median age has stayed at 41 with 6.26% population growth in the city. Despite being hit hard by Hurricane Harvey in 2017, the city’s median home value has increased since 2013.


2020 Annual Community Guide: Get to know Pearland through census data

South Houston suburb Pearland has grown rapidly over the course of the last five years, as the population has increased nearly 21% since 2013. The median age of the Pearland resident is in the mid-30s. The monthly home value has also increased for the city since 2013.



'August Osage County' and more: 10 events in Pearland and Friendswood in January and February

From tree giveaways to a roller derby game, here are 10 events for Pearland and Friendswood residents in January and February.


54 places to shop that opened in Pearland, Friendswood in 2019 or are coming soon this year

As part of our annual community guide, we are rounding up places to shop in Pearland and Friendswood. Here are the places that opened last year, as well as some coming in 2020.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo concert tickets go on sale Jan. 16

Lower-level seating options are already very limited.


Texas oil and gas industry could see a major slowdown in 2020

The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday.



Friendswood ISD board of trustees hears bond recommendation at January meeting

The bond recommendation totaled $128 million, with improvements being suggested for five of the six campuses.


Houston Ground Angels seeking volunteers to drive patients to Texas Medical Center

Houston Ground Angels is a nonprofit organization that provides transportation between local airports and the Texas Medical Center for patients with cancer and other life-threatening diseases and illnesses.


Tom Reid to become Pearland mayor emeritus

Reid will take on the role once he retires from his role as mayor.


32 restaurants that opened in Pearland and Friendswood in 2019 or are coming in 2020

As part of our 2020 Annual Community Guide, we put together a list of restaurants that opened in 2019, as well as some scheduled to open this year.



Nature Green Leaf CBD opens in Pearland

Nature Green Leaf CBD opened in Pearland on Nov. 23 at 12568 Broadway St., Ste. 120, Pearland.


Friendswood funds street repairs with sales tax up for reapproval in May

The sales tax will run out on Dec. 31 if it is not reapproved by voters in May.


Friday night storms could bring 75 mph wind gusts; how to prepare for strong winds

The Storm Prediction Center has issued tornado, wind, and hail probability maps for Jan. 10. The greatest threat for severe weather remains north of I-10. ABC 13 will get four more updates of all these maps from the Storm Prediction Center throughout the day.


Friendswood City Council candidate filing to open Jan. 15

Candidate filing for the Friendswood City Council May election will open Jan. 15 and close Feb. 14.



Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Khalid among entertainers announced for Rodeo Houston 2020

The concert lineup for the 88th annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was officially announced at 7 p.m. on Jan. 9.


Friendswood City Council gives initial approval to not requiring sidewalks in certain residential areas

Friendswood City Council had a first reading of an ordinance that would not require sidewalks in residential areas if a sidewalk does not already exist.


Amerisleep now open at Baybrook Mall

The national chain sells mattresses, bed bases, pillows and bedding to customers directly.


The Jambalaya Shoppe opens first Texas location in Pearland

The Jambalaya Shoppe opened in Pearland on Dec. 17.



Harris County supports formation of commission dedicated to preserving African American culture, history

The commission will serve as an advisory board to aid in the identification, recognition and preservation of African American cultural heritage in the county.


Pearland council member named to National League of Cities committee

The committee is responsible for developing the league’s positions on a number of environmental issues.