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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 …

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Recommendation on school zones expected in February

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Next meeting set Dec. 16 School board approval of Alvin ISD zone changes is expected in February, according to a timeline laid out by the district. AISD this fall began a months long process to create attendance boundaries using both an appointed committee and public feedback. Four new schools set …

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Alvin ISD to begin naming process for upcoming facilities

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Naming a new school district facility provides a unique opportunity to develop an identity and establish a sense of culture. As Alvin ISD continues to experience significant amounts of growth, which recently brought about the passing of a $480.5M bond election, the need for additional facilities has continued. Alvin ISD is …

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Manvel Community Outreach hosts 2nd annual Thanksgiving Feast

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An estimated 1,200 guests received meals at Alvin’s Knights of Columbus Hall during the second annual Thanksgiving feast served by Manvel Community Outreach The local charity group along with sponsor RainbowInternational of Pearland organized the volunteers and donors to pull off the event. Chris Gonzalez of Nacho Nachos delivered 20 smoked …