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5 things to know before planning a trip to the 45th Texas Renaissance Festival in Todd Mission

This fall, festival-goers can travel to a recreation of a 16th-century European village, complete with live …


The Music Factory to celebrate 50 years in Pearland this November

The Music Factory is celebrating its 50th anniversary in November. The family-owned business sells new and …


UPDATED: Fall events in Pearland, Friendswood from September-November

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include the date for the Trunk or Treat event and information for the Camp Pomona Fall Carnival.



Oktoberfest, a ghost tour and more: 7 things to do in the Greater Houston area this weekend, Sept. 27-29

For those looking to explore the Greater Houston area, here's a roundup of events to check out this weekend, …


The Sugared Pear Boutique closes Pearland storefront, will have online store

The Sugared Pear Boutique closed its storefront Aug. 3 but will continue to host monthly craft shows and …


Conscientious exemption a reason for abstaining from vaccination in Pearland, Friendswood

As children go back to school, one of the back-to-school rituals is making sure children are vaccinated. However, families can opt out of vaccines for a few reasons, the most common of which is conscientious exemption.




Two ride-hailing apps for parents—VanGo and HopSkipDrive—move into Houston market

In the past month, two ride-hailing apps for parents have entered the Houston market with plans to expand services into its suburbs.


The Sandwich Shoppe and Grill is coming soon to Pearland

The Sandwich Shoppe and Grill will open Oct. 1 in Pearland at 9603 Broadway St., Ste. 105. This is the …


Straight Line Vapes opens in Pearland

Straight Line Vapes opened in Pearland in early September. Located at 10501 Pearland Parkway, Ste. B, …


4 things to know about navigating flood insurance policies, claims

As of Sept. 24, over 17,000 insured vehicles in Texas sustained damage during Tropical Depression Imelda and the tally is expected to continue climbing as more insurance claims are filed, said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas.



TxDOT to fund, complete street improvements in downtown Friendswood

The Texas Department of Transportation will be investing $3.5 million in sidewalk, curb ramp and traffic signals in Friendswood’s downtown.




See how Alvin ISD schools performed in the 2018-19 school year

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect the scores Bill Hasse and Pomona Elementary Schools …



Close to 2,000 homes reported damaged in Harris County as post-Imelda assessment process begins

In hopes of securing federal funding, city and county recovery officials have started performing damage assessments of properties affected by tropical depression Imelda.


New Imelda Assistance Fund now accepting donations

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced the creation of an Imelda Assistance Fund, aimed at collecting donations through local nonprofits for recovery assistance from tropical depression Imelda.





Pearland, Friendswood officials watch for flooding in structures, on roads

As Tropical Storm Imelda continues to rain down on the Houston area, flooding on roadways and in structures is a concern.



Harris County Toll Road Authority waives tolls in wake of Imelda flooding

The Harris County Toll Road Authority announced it is waiving tolls on some roadways due to weather conditions from Tropical Depression Imelda.


PHOTOS: Imelda-soaked Houston endures another round of flooding

While the Houston area was spared the worst of Tropical Depression Imelda, which dumped over 42 inches of rain on some parts of Southeast Texas, it was enough to overpower drains and fill bayous across the city.