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Alvin Music Festival announces performers

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By Karolyn Gephart The Alvin Music Festival is a three-day music festival and IBCA sanctioned cook-Off presented by the Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club. The 2020 festival will be March 27-29 at Briscoe Park in Alvin. Tickets are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. Raffle tickets are …

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21st Men Who Cook to showcase culinary skills

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By Karolyn Gephart Soroptimist International of Alvin’s 21st Annual Men Who Cook will take place Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 6 to 9 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Everyone is invited to enjoy the tastes of community leaders showing off their culinary skills at the fundraiser for the …

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McCauley to lend items for Ryan Exhibit in Alvin

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By Karolyn Gephart The Alvin Historical Museum is preparing a special permanent exhibit honoring Nolan Ryan. Charles McCauley, a lifetime Alvin resident and retired Alvin ISD educator, has been a recent contributor to the new area. McCauley is a collector of sports memorabilia.  Among the items he acquired over the …

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Anime, gaming, magic all part of BrazCon 2020

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By Karolyn Gephart  Tickets are going fast for the 2020 BrazCon, Brazoria County’s Teen Comic Convention planned for Saturday, February 15 from 9 am to 4 pm at Manvel High School at 19601 Hwy. 6 in Manvel. A BrazCon ticket is needed to attend and space and tickets are limited. …

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H-GAC names award after Mayor Reid

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On Jan. 24, the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), honored long-time Pearland Mayor Tom Reid with the inaugural Tom Reid Award during its annual meeting. The award recognizes excellence in regional leadership and honors individuals that served the H-GAC board of directors and its 13-county region by demonstrating superlative leadership to …

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Manvel fourth grader presents check to MD Anderson

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By Karolyn Gephart A nine year old student at Red Duke Elementary in Manvel requested no Christmas gifts last year and instead asked that everyone donate money for her to give to the MD Anderson Children’s Art Project. She accomplished her goal this month at a special ceremony of giving …

Public meeting on bayous, bacteria to be at Alvin Library

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By Karolyn Gephart A Chocolate Bay Watershed Public Meeting, Clean Safe Community, is planned for January 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Alvin Library. The topics discussed will include Chocolate, Halls and Mustang Bayous water quality issues due to high levels of bacteria. The City of Manvel posted that …

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FEMA funds to raise 70 homes

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By Nicole Jones Nearly $9 million in FEMA funding will go toward raising selected homes throughout Brazoria County, the Texas Division of Emergency Management announced this month. Raising the elevation of 70 local homes will be the first phase of grant funding for which the county applied two years ago, …

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Reid to retire after 44 years of service to the city

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After nearly 44 years of dedicated public service to the Pearland community, Mayor Tom Reid has officially announced his intention to retire at the end of his term in May, 2020. “I love what I do, being Mayor, serving the community and making the community something special.”  Mayor Reid said, …