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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 …

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The Turtles Are Back!

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The Alvin ISD Education Foundation will host the 20th Annual Turtle Race on Saturday, February 8 at National Oak Park in Alvin. This year, Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union, is the title sponsor for the Turtle Race. The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with the 8th Annual Kids 1K Fun …

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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Turtle race set Feb. 8

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By Nicole Jones The Alvin ISD Education Foundation’s Turtle Race fundraiser will be held Feb. 8 at Alvin’s National Oak Park. The dual event includes a chip-timed run for all ages as well as nearly 9,000 “turtles” that make their way down Mustang Bayou to the finish line near the …

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Vaping a factor in city ordinance change

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By Nicole Jones Manvel City Council on Dec. 16 approved the first of two readings of an ordinance eliminating the “smoking in restaurants” ordinance, and adopting a newly created “Clean Indoor Air” ordinance, which was described as an enhanced version of the Smoking in Restaurants ordinance. The former ordinance prohibited …

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AISD to look at zone recommendations

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By Nicole Jones After months of research and input, the Alvin ISD School Boundary Advisory Committee will present its findings and recommendations to the school board on Jan. 14. The fast growing school district is in the process of redrawing campus boundaries to relieve overcrowding at some campuses and account …

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AISD discusses rating, adds staff

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By Nicole Jones Alvin ISD board members discussed the district’s financial integrity rating and added two teachers at its Dec. 10 meeting.  The district received an “Above Standard” rating from the Texas Education Agency, a rating that actually applies to data from the 2017-18 school year, Chief Financial Officer Dr. …

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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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Butler named “Coach of the Year” by TD Club of Houston

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By Dr. David Davis     When a coach is nominated for “Coach of the Year” honors for the Touchdown Club of Houston, it means you are one of the elite coaches in the Houston area.      This year, Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler was nominated with nine …

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Outreach surprises Jeter campus

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Manvel Community Outreach made a surprise visit to a local elementary school last week to spread some Christmas cheer. Volunteers showed up at Don Jeter Elementary after a quick toy drive, delivering toys and bikes along with gifts for the staff. The campus was selected, volunteers said, because of has …