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HOSA Project Making a Difference

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Last Saturday, runners gathered in Centennial Park for a Fun Run hosted by Friendswood High School’s Health Occupations of America (HOSA). For the last three months, four students, Faatima Ovais, Erin Janak, Molly Chen and Huson Nounu have worked tirelessly organizing the event. Inspired by a class project, the four …

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ACC Faculty Writes Book on College Readiness

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Entering college for the first time can be a stressful experience for any student. Alvin Community College Psychology and Sociology instructor Dr. Jean Raniseski recently published a new textbook for a course that prepares students for college life. Students in the Psychology 1300 course, an student orientation program, began using …

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Pearland Chamber Tours Memorial Hermann

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Local business owners participated in the Pearland Chamber of Commerce’s BizConnect Tour, by visiting several key organizations in the community, including the Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Pearland on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The Memorial Hermann Convenient Care Center in Pearland is part of the new Memorial Hermann Pearland Campus, …

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AISD recognizes school board members

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In honor of School Board Recognition Month, this January Alvin ISD along with districts across Texas, are celebrating the contributions and dedication of school board members. “This is an opportunity for us to thank our local leaders for their dedication and willingness to serve as advocates for our children and …

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Relay for Life kicks off Jan. 19

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Alvin and Manvel community members will unite on Monday, Jan.19 at 6 p.m. at Fairview Jr. High to officially launch their 11th Relay For Life season. Team members, survivors and committee members will ring in the new season with a dinner that educates everyone on how their involvement benefits the …

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Alvin ISD Superintendent to meet with community

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Alvin ISD recently welcomed Dr. Buck Gilcrease as the new superintendent of schools. The Board of Trustees officially named Gilcrease as the Superintendent of Alvin ISD at a special meeting during the month of November. He began work on January 5, and is set to visit with parents, community members …

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Long-time City Controller to be replaced

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Manvel Mayor Delores Martin offered an emotional acknowledgement to long-time City Controller Phyllis Herbst at this week’s city council meeting. Herbst will be leaving her position overseeing the city’s finances after twelve years of service. City council considered making the city controller a full-time position during last year’s budget negotiations …

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Dawson Band to host 5th Annual Dawson Winter Dash

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On Saturday, January 31, the Dawson High School Band Boosters invite runners and walkers to participate in the 5th annual Dawson Winter Dash. The 1 mile fun run begins at 8:30 a.m. and the chip-timed 5K begins at 9 a.m. The event will be held at Turner High School on …

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Pearland welcomes its first hospital

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The City of Pearland celebrated the completion of the Pearland Medical Center, its first ever hospital at a ribbon cutting ceremony on January 9. The Pearland Medical Center is an affiliate of the Hospital Corporation of America and is slated to open on Jan. 21. The 71 million dollar, 33 …

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Spring musicals open Jan. 22

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Pearland and Dawson high schools will each present a show this month featuring performers from choir and theater arts programs. Pearland High will stage the musical, “Guys and Dolls,” Jan. 22 through 24 and Jan. 29-31. The two-act presentation features songs such as “Guys and Dolls,” “Havana,” “Luck be a …