7:58 PM Oct 10, 2019 CDT

Friendswood council approves FY 2019-20 tax rate

Friendswood City Council approved the budget and tax rate for fiscal year 2019-20 on Oct. 7. The tax rate is higher than the effective tax rate but over $0.01 less than the rate proposed in September.


Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urges Imelda-affected residents to apply for FEMA assistance

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4 , Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo urged those affected by Tropical Storm Imelda to apply for individual assistance through the Federal Emergency Management Agency as soon as possible.




Fort Bend County commissioner: There's no intent to remove Sheriff Troy Nehls from office

After tweeting Tuesday that he may be removed from his job, Troy Nehls will remain as Fort Bend County Sheriff.


7 haunted houses to visit this month in the Greater Houston area

Several haunted houses are operating throughout the month of October in the Greater Houston area, including the recently rebranded Purgatory Scream Park, formerly the Kingwood Asylum.



Federal aid now available for individuals affected by Imelda

Following a presidential declaration of disaster Oct. 4, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said disaster assistance funding is now available for individuals affected by Tropical Storm Imelda.



King's Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 4-6 in Pearland, Oct. 18-20 in the Heights

King's Oktoberfest will take place Oct. 4-6 in Pearland at King's Biergarten and Oct. 18-20 at King's BierHaus in the Heights. Both locations will include a ceremonial keg tapping, a Bavarian Strongman competition, a photo booth, a beer pong tournament, live music and adult carnival games, including Bavarian bull riding and axe throwing, according to a press release.


Q&A: Two candidates running in the Pearland City Council Position 2 special election

Pearland will have a special election for City Council Position 2 on Nov. 5, as Council Member Derrick Reed will be vacating his seat. Reed has announced that he will be running for Congress in Texas District 22.


Attend a Greek festival, sip wine: 6 events to attend in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Oct. 4-6

Throughout the Greater Houston area, there are several festivals and events scheduled for the first weekend …


Cira’s Pizza in Friendswood an ‘adventure’ for family owners

When Cesar and Adelmira Salazar opened the doors to Cira’s Pizza almost a year ago, it was the beginning of an adventure for the couple and their family. They had never owned a restaurant before, but it had been a dream of theirs, and they are excited to see it flourish.



ROAD TO THE RENAISSANCE: Festival officials outline best driving route to the Texas Renaissance Festival

With more than a half-million visitors anticipated at the Texas Renaissance Festival this fall, festival representatives are encouraging guests to arrive from the north to limit traffic delays.


Pearland Farmers Market holds monthly night market

Pearland Farmers Market began a monthly night market on Aug. 22 at 11200 Broadway St., Pearland. The …


RENAISSANCE ROUNDUP: 5 things to do at the Texas Renaissance Festival

The Texas Renaissance Festival returns to Todd Mission for its 45th season Oct. 5-Dec. 1, featuring live entertainment, shops, food and games as well as signature events. The festival will also celebrate its anniversary Nov. 2-3 with a new, themed weekend: "Return to the Renaissance."




Friendswood horologist restores family heirlooms at Pocket Full of Time

At any given time, the inside of Brion Nielsen’s workshop at Pocket Full of Time will come alive with the ringing bells of the multitude of clocks he either owns, sells or is in the process of restoring.


A'Gaci closes all stores, including Pearland Town Center location

A'Gaci closed all of its locations, including a location at 11200 Broadway St. Ste. 320, Pearland in late …


Harris County Flood Control District to remove dirt on Dixie Farm Road property following acquisition

On Sept. 24, Harris County acquired the 50-acre undeveloped tract at 2811 Dixie Farm Road for the county's flood control district after an ongoing lawsuit over the property was resolved.


Perry's Steakhouse & Grill celebrate 40 years of business

Perry's Steakhouse & Grill in May celebrated its 40th anniversary at its locations, including one at the …



DATA: Population, uninsured rates rising in the Greater Houston area

New U.S. Census Bureau data shows the Greater Houston area is growing in more than just population. Median household income, educational attainment and the percentage of people without health insurance all increased from 2017-18 throughout most of the Greater Houston area, which includes Brazoria, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris and Montgomery counties.


Harris County Public Library launches digital library card program

Harris County Public Library launched an OverDrive Instant Digital Card program in mid-September, allowing …


GUIDE: Volunteer at nonprofit organizations in Pearland, Friendswood

In Pearland and Friendswood, there are plenty of places to volunteer, with opportunities in animal care, …