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ACC Foundations Awarded Grants

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A popular park adjacent to Alvin Community College will become a safer, more inviting space this fall thanks to a $10,000 grant announced this week by Texas-New Mexico Power. The grant, from the TNMP Fund, will be used to purchase solar lighting systems for the five-acre park. The park is …

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Voters to Decide School Bond Election

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Alvin Independent School District (AISD) Superintendent Dr. Fred Brent addressed members of the Alvin-Manvel Chamber of Commerce last week at their monthly networking luncheon. The primary focus of the presentation was an explanation of the bond referendum that was authorized by the district’s Board of Trustees at a specially convened …

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Next year’s budget to fund additional city staff

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More public safety positions are among the city’s plans for the upcoming fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. City Council on Monday adopted the final version of its $147.8 million operating budget Monday, along with a one-year budget for capital improvement of just under $53.21 million. The operating budget will …

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Volleyball Report

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The Pearland Lady Oilers smashed Sam Rayburn last week in a District 22-5A contest by the scores of 25-4, 25-3, 25-6.  The Lady Oilers were led by Brooke Botkin, Nicole Kirsner, and Alex Aguilera with seven kills apiece. Carolyn Shecterle served 10 aces in the match along with 18 assists. The Lady Oilers traveled …

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Upchurch nominated to All-American Bowl

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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl is the nation’s “premier high school All-Star football game” and will take place in the Alamodome on January 14, 2014. Dawson wide receiver Tony Upchurch has been nominated to join the team as a stand-by.

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City OKs new traffic policies

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The city will handle neighborhood traffic complaints in a more consistent way through a new policy, staff said. The topic of traffic calming was discussed by City Council in a July workshop, and the first reading of a newly revised and consolidated policy was OKed by council Sept. 23. A …

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Pearland Medical Center breaks ground

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HCA Gulf Coast Division President Maura Walsh, along with Pearland Mayor Tom Reid, Manvel Mayor Delores Martin, HealthOne 24 Hour Emergency Care – Pearland Medical Director Earl Miller, M.D., and HCA Gulf Coast Division Chief Financial Officer, Jeff Sliwinski broke ground Tuesday, September 17, for the new $71 million Pearland …

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Dawson runs over Westbury 49-13

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The game plan to was pretty simple. Just hand the ball off to Brett Winnegan and watch him run. And did he run! The junior scat back used his speed and quick moves to gain 211 rushing yards on 19 carries for five touchdowns as the Dawson Eagles completely dominated …

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Oilers erupt in second half to smash Memorial

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There was a lot of concern after the first half as to whether the Pearland Oilers would be able to knock off the Memorial Mustangs after each teams finished with less than 100 yards apiece in total offense. Pearland won the first six times they faced the Mustangs, but entered …