Some of you are receiving Clear Lake Connection for the first time. Welcome, we hope you enjoy it. Some of you who are frequent readers will notice some changes in coverage.

I’m happy to report this issue marks a new initiative to add Friendswood to our distribution. In coming issues, we’ll feature more Friendswood business news, community news, politics and stories about people who live in the community.

The changes come as we work to define what the Clear Lake area is. That isn’t always easy. Clear Lake Connection covers Kemah, Clear Lake Shores, Nassau Bay, Webster, Seabrook and more. As we talk to more readers, it’s clear that residents of each city find the boundaries to be fluid. Friendswood residents shop, eat and play in other cities in our readership, and vice versa. It made sense to us to increase our coverage and change our distribution to reflect that.

You’ll find in this issue the debut of “Meet Your Neighbor.” In this issue, reporter Valerie Wells introduces us to Gayle Baumgardner, a retiree who lives in Friendswood.

As promised, we’re ramping up our business news, including a story on a $70 million business park that will surely reshape Webster and about a private company working with NASA. Such companies are the backbone of this region.

As always, we welcome your story ideas and your letters. Please send them to laura.elder@galvnews.com.

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