Friendswood Newswire (Page 7)

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  1. Educators take issue with Senate plan for school assessmentRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2017 |

    Educators on Thursday turned up to a Senate committee hearing on a bill that would change how the state assesses schools and districts with a message for legislators. Senate Education Committee Chairman Larry Taylor , R-Friendswood, presented a substitute version of House Bill 22, which would tweak the state's proposed system for grading schools and districts on an A-F scale.


  2. Texas lawmakers committed to fixing new A-F grades for school as end of session nearsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    ... in 2018 - have important differences to compromise on or the whole effort will be a wash. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, would have the new system keep one overall summative grade for schools with the accountability for campuses and districts ...


  3. 14-year-old could face life as sex offender for sex with...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | The Beaumont Enterprise

    ... sex offenders by population. But one area city has one sex offender for every NOTE: The number of people with a Friendswood mailing address is larger than the number of people living within Friendswood city limits. The law carves out a defense for ...


  4. Lege Lines: Bills on the MoveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2017 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... Committee. The House State Affairs Committee moved along another anti-choice bill, SB 20 by Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, which bans abortion from insurance coverage , on May 16. The measure would severely limit abortion access for Texans of all ...


  5. Bill would end high stakes testing for fifth and eighth gradesRead the original story

    May 16, 2017 | Fort Bend Star

    ... most students that fail the tests get promoted anyway. The bill, HB 515 sponsored by Senator Larry Taylor of Friendswood, would make assessment testing in the fifth and eighth grade similar to other grades. Here's how the program works today, ...


  6. What to Watch: Why school vouchers may be back from the deadRead the original story

    May 14, 2017 | The Brownsville Herald

    ... has championed the school finance fix. Now, his counterpart in the Senate, Republican Sen. Larry Taylor of Friendswood, may make Huberty choose between accepting vouchers or sacrificing his legislative baby. Taylor spent months carefully shepherding ... 5 comments

  7. UH's Corey Julks steals home in win over TulaneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    The final run scored in the University of Houston's shutout victory over Tulane on Saturday came in the form of a true rarity in modern baseball. Friendswood native Corey Julks gave his best Jackie Robinson imitation, swiping home and putting an exclamation mark on a 4-0 Cougars victory at Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in New Orleans.


  8. Intel International Science and Engineering Fair: Empowering Next-Generation InnovatorsRead the original story

    May 11, 2017 | PressReleasePoint

    ... (center) with second-place winners Kathy Liu, 17 of Salt Lake City, Utah, (left) and Syamantak Payra, 15, of Friendswood, Texas, celebrate their awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, the world's largest high school science ...


  9. State Rep. Dan Huberty (left), R-Houston, and state Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood.Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Texas Tribune

    Top Senate education leader Larry Taylor took up the House's major school finance reform bill in committee, but tacked on a controversial provision subsidizing private school tuition for special needs students - a move unlikely to go over well in the House. pegged at around $1.6 billion.


  10. Texas' fight over vouchers renewed after Senate surprise for school finance fixRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Dallas Morning News

    Public education advocates found themselves once again fighting another attempt to bring voucher-like programs in Texas when the Senate revealed its tweaks to the school finance bill. Sen. Larry Taylor, R-Friendswood, said he knew his move to add education savings accounts for special education students came as a surprise but that it was needed to ensure that such kids got access to the services and schools they need most.


  11. Haynie Spirit Festival set for May 20Read the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    The eighth annual Haynie Spirit Festival and barbecue fundraiser, presented by the Haynie Spirit Bone Cancer Foundation , will be held Saturday May 20 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Stevenson Park, 1100 S Friendswood Drive in Friendswood. Barbecue plates will be available for $15 and kids' games, bingo, music, a silent auction and a live auction will be available.


  12. Friendswood officer not charged in fatal shooting of suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 |

    Prosecutors say a Houston-area police officer will not face charges in the 2016 fatal shooting of a theft suspect holding a box cutter. A Galveston County grand jury on Wednesday took no action in the case involving Friendswood police Officer Brad Rusk.


  13. Two Texas women arrested for being 'too drunk to drive'Read the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2017 | Daily Mail

    Two women are arrested in Texas after one called 911 on herself at 3am and 'told the dispatcher she was too drunk to drive' Friendswood police said Marissa Ann Sluss, 25, called police around 3am Thursday morning saying that she was not safe to drive her vehicle. Sluss said her friend, Hannah Marie Webb, 20, who was in the car with her, told her she was too intoxicated to drive, according to KPRC .


  14. Police: Two arrested after Webster woman calls 911 on herself...Read the original story

    May 9, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    ... she called the police on herself. In addition, passenger Hannah Webb (right) was charged with According to a Friendswood Police Department report, the caller that notified police was the driver herself, 25-year-old Marissa Ann Sluss. Around 3:00 ...


  15. The Little Gym of Houston Offers New 2017 Summer Camp ProgramsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | PRWeb

    ... play and physical education. Houston area families can connect with Little Gym locations in Kingwood, Cypress, Friendswood, Pearland, Spring, Katy, Houston-Memorial, Copperfield, Houston Heights, Sugar Land/Missouri City, Houston-Bellaire, and The ...


  16. Police: Two arrested after Texas woman calls 911 on herself forRead the original story

    May 9, 2017 |

    ... called the police on herself. In addition, passenger Hannah Webb (right) was charged with public According to a Friendswood Police Department report, the caller that notified police was the driver herself, 25-year-old Marissa Ann Sluss. Around 3:00 ...


  17. Boardroom Salon for Men plans 4 more area locationsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    Boardroom Salon for Men will open locations in Friendswood and Sugar Land, bringing its count to nine salons in the local market. On May 19, the 1920s country club-inspired men's salon will open in Baybrook Mall at 18724 Gulf Freeway in Friendswood, and on May 22 at at 16031 City Walk in Sugar Land .


  18. As legislative deadline looms, rhetoric surrounding...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 7, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    ... vary wildly, depending on which camp is describing. Proponents of the bill, like authors Senator Larry Taylor (R-Friendswood), Senate Committee on Education Chair , and Representative James Frank (R-Wichita Falls) a self-described 'homeschool dad' ...


  19. Softball playoffs: Deer Park rolls past Friendswood, 11-3Read the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Houston Chronicle

    Deer Park used a six-run first inning and a five-run fourth to take an 11-3 win over Friendswood Friday night in a Class 6A area round sofball matchup in Deer Park. Game two in the best-of-three series will be at 1 p.m., Saturday in Friendswood, and if a third game is necessary it will be played at 7:30 p.m., at Dawson High School .


  20. Bill reining in 'abusive' insurance lawsuits wins Texas House approvalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2017 | Chron

    ... said. Friday's vote on third reading largely was perfunctory. The bill's lead sponsor, state Rep. Greg Bonnen, R-Friendswood, accepted an amendment to ensure that insurance companies are on the hook when they assume the liability of an adjuster and ...


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