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AISD honors top graduates and teachers

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The Alvin ISD Education Foundation hosted the16th annual Celebration of Academic Excellence on May 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Pearland. The celebration recognizes the academic accomplishment of each of the top twenty seniors at Alvin High School, Manvel High School and the top two seniors at ASSETS Academy. …

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Bluebonnet Rumble won by Wilder Elementary

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA Bluebonnet Rumble is an Alvin ISD district competition that encourages literacy among elementary school students. On a recent Thursday morning teams of students from each elementary school gathered at Alvin High School to square off in the annual competition. Each year, the Texas Library Association develops a …

Bus collision results in death of two local residents

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By KAROLYN GEPHART An Alvin ISD student and his grandmother were killed Monday, May 22 when their car was rear ended by a speeding AISD school bus. The accident occurred after 3 p.m. when the bus driver collided with a car with four people inside at a red light near …

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City hosts reception for newly elected officials

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA The City of Manvel convened a workshop at 6 p.m. on Monday prior to the regular meeting at the Manvel City Hall Meeting Room, located at 20025 Morris Avenue, for the purpose of hosting a public reception. The reception was held to recognize and thank former mayor …

Preorder Family Pack for May, June free concerts in park

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Family nights just got easier and more delicious with the Friday Night Family Pack at Concerts in the Park during May and June at Southdown Park from 7 – 9 p.m. Not only does the preordered pack provide a choice of Adirondack chairs, picnic blankets or camping …

Groundbreaking set for Independence Park

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By KAROLYN GEPHART A groundbreaking is being held at Independence Park Wednesday, May 31 at 9 a.m. The park will be closed substantially beginning May 26 as it begins Phase 1 Improvement Project. The project will include a reorientation of the entrance to the park, relocation and replacement of the …

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Charity primary care clinic to open in June

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The Seva Clinic, a neighborhood medical charity primary care facility, will open June 1 in the building of the Pearland Neighborhood Center. The clinic will be open once a week on Thursdays between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and will be run by volunteer physicians. Also volunteering are …

City awarded for financial transparency

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The City of Pearland has been recognized by Texas Comptroller for achieving transparency goals set in the Comptroller’s Transparency Stars program. The City was awarded a star in Traditional Finances. The award recognizes local governments across the state that are striving to meet a high standard for …

Haak Winery offers summer concert series

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Summer concerts are not restricted to city parks on Friday nights. Haak Winery in Santa Fe has planned a series of summer and Sunday concerts that are conveniently located for both Galveston and Brazoria Counties’ residents. Sunday, May 28 is the Memorial Day Concert Series Kickoff with …