Shown at the Pearland Lions Club Casino Night are Ed Thompson, Pearland Councilman Greg Hill, Ryan Cade and Jeff Brennan.

Thompson gives update, hosts meeting

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In the midst of the current legislative session, State Rep. Ed Thompson found time to attend several local events, including Pearland Area Republican Club Souper Saturday, Pearland Business Showcase and Taste of the Town and Pearland Lions Club Casino Night. Thompson said he also dropped by the Texas Council on Economic Education Competition, where Turner College and Career High School students were competing.

With less than two months left in session, Thompson said the House of Representatives recently overwhelmingly passed House Bill 1, which he called “an important step toward finalizing a budget that will be balanced and fiscally responsible for the next two years.”

Thompson said he also recently laid out HB 3081 in the House Committee on Special Purpose Districts.

HB 3081 creates Brazoria County Municipal Utility District No. 68, which will contain approximately 5,440 acres located near where the proposed Grand Parkway is expected to pass. The bill provides standard district powers for water, sewer, drainage, levee, and road facilities, and it is anticipated that land in the District will be developed as a master-planned community including potential single-family residential and commercial/retail development.

State Sen. Larry Taylor is carrying an identical bill in the Senate as B 1138.

“It is incredibly exciting to watch our community continue to grow and expand as more Texans want to call Alvin home,” Thompson stated.

Thompson is hosting a Town Hall meeting on Saturday, April 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Pearland ISD Educational Support Center, 1928 N. Main St. The event is free and open to the public.

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