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UHCL honors space shuttle program with photographic exhibit - 08/22/11 09:43 PM
The end of the space shuttle program has been an emotional time for Houstonians who have celebrated the successes and mourned the losses of the shuttle missions over the years. The Clear Lake area community has been front and center during the history of the space program.
To honor the shuttle program and what it has meant to the Clear Lake community, The University of Houston at Clear Lake (UHCL) will host a reception for the opening of a NASA photographic exhibition on Aug. 23 from 5-7 p.m. on the UHCL campus. The photographic exhibit will celebrate the 30-year legacy of (8 comments)
Please help me wish a Happy 91st Birthday to Pauline! - 08/20/11 01:37 AM
Meet Pauline, who celebrated her 91st birthday this week! Pauline is amazing – she still drives, and her vehicle of choice is a big red Ford F-150 pick-up truck! Pauline can often be seen zipping around Friendswood in her big truck, on the way to visit friends and spread some cheer.
I met Pauline through Stonecroft Ministries. Stonecroft women meet in members’ homes every week for bible study, fun, and fellowship. This week our group took her out for lunch to celebrate her birthday. We let her pick the place, and she chose Mexican food – she likes it hot (10 comments)
Information for Home Buyers - What is Escrow? - 08/17/11 12:21 PM
I just had a closing on a small starter home for a very young first-time home-buyer couple. Throughout the buying process, we covered all of the information they would need to know about purchasing a home, including how the house payment will include principal and interest, and ESCROW.
But wouldn’t you know it…when the escrow amount came up at the closing table, the wife looked at me with a blank face and said, “I know you told us about that, but what is escrow?"
There is so much information that is thrown at first-time home buyers; it’s no wonder (3 comments)
Home Sales are HOT in the Houston Area! - 08/17/11 12:26 AM
It’s HOT in Texas! Here in the Houston area we have had 16 straight days of 100-plus degree temperatures, and the forecast is more of the same for the next week. To top it off, this is the driest year ever, with rainfall 19” below normal for this time of year. The extreme drought and heat is bringing challenges, including water rationing, and parched grass and trees.
But the temperature is not the only thing that is HOT in the Houston area. According to the Houston Association of Realtors (HAR), home sales in the Greater Houston Area in July (3 comments)
Friendswood is the only town in Texas to receive this designation!
Family Circle and Onboard Informatics, a New York research firm, looked at 2,500 cities and towns with populations between 15,000 and 150,000, and assessed which places best met their family-friendly criteria including:
Bus Routes in Friendswood ISD affected by budget cutbacks - 08/10/11 10:55 PM
School districts throughout Texas are dealing with reductions in state funding by cutting back in many areas. Friendswood ISD is finding ways to reduce some services, while still maintaining an exemplary education system for the community. The district will be looking for savings opportunities in the transportation department this year.
Bus routes in Friendswood ISD will change slightly for the 2011-2012 school year. Some transportation services will be reduced or eliminated for some Friendswood Junior High and Friendswood High School students. No changes have been made for elementary or intermediate students.
For Friendswood Junior High students, the only change is that (7 comments)
Friendswood High School students will have late arrival every Thursday this year! - 08/10/11 07:57 PM
School starts on August 22 for Friendswood ISD students, but this year the high school students will get to sleep in a little longer every Thursday. Beginning the second week of school, Friendswood High School students will have late arrival on Thursdays, 45 minutes later than usual, with classes starting at 9:19 a.m.
On other days of the week, students will continue to begin classes at 8:35 a.m. and will be dismissed at 3:45 p.m.
This Thursday late arrival time will allow teachers and staff to participate in professional learning communities. With the loss of the common planning period for (4 comments)
Tax-Free Weekend for School Supplies in Texas is August 19-21 - 08/09/11 11:09 PM
Back-to-school shoppers in Texas get a break from state and local sales taxes on August 19, 20 and 21 for the annual Tax-Free Weekend for school supplies. Most clothing and footwear priced under $100 will be exempt from sales tax, as well as backpacks used by elementary and secondary students.
School supplies that are exempt from sales tax on Tax-Free Weekend include the following: Binders Book bags Calculators Cellophane tape Blackboard chalk Compasses Composition books Crayons Erasers Folders Glue, paste and paste sticks Highlighters Index cards Index card boxes Legal pads Lunch boxes Markers Notebooks Paper – most kinds Pencil (6 comments)
Friendswood Junior High School Supply List - 08/09/11 10:27 PM
School starts on August 22 in Friendswood ISD, and it’s time to shop for school supplies for the kiddos! Getting new notebooks, pens, markers and backpack is always a fun time for youngsters, and it helps get them excited about the start of a new school year.
Here is the school supply list for Friendswood Junior High and the Sixth Grade Center:
SIXTH GRADE CENTER (1) 200 ct. wide rule filler paper (6) Bic blue med. stick pen (6) Bic red med. stick pen (2) Crayola 7-in. presharp colored pencils 12 ct. (2) Crayola washable thick classic markers 8 (4 comments)
Friendswood schools - highest rated in the Houston area! - 08/01/11 12:06 AM
For the third year in a row, every school in Friendswood ISD has been rated exemplary by the Texas Education Association, resulting in an overall exemplary rating for the district. The “exemplary” rating is the highest rating a school or school district can obtain from TEA.
Friendswood ISD was the only traditional public school district in the greater Houston area to achieve the state’s highest rating of “exemplary”.
Fewer schools achieved the exemplary rating this year, largely due to the increased standards applied by TEA. The ratings are based on student performance on the Texas Assessment of (9 comments)
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