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Alvin ISD Designates Three New Principals

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At the December 10 meeting of the Board, Alvin ISD Trustees approved the designation of three campus principals: Mary Marek Elementary, Glenn York Elementary, and Fairview Junior High. Trustees named Krystal Hawks as the principal of Marek Elementary; Elizabeth Garcia as the principal of Glenn York Elementary; and Bobby Martinez …

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Boomers Create Rising Demand for Senior Housing

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Buyer demand for housing is on the rise, but demand in senior housing isn’t based on just a recovering marketplace. In the past two years, demand for housing overall has grown, but driving demand for senior housing even further is an aging generation of Baby Boomers downsizing, often into patio …

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City Says Expect Bond Plan in 2014

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The November approval of a city bond election creates much anticipation for the improvements expected to be funded, and Friendswood officials say citizens need not wait long to find out a timeline for the first projects. “People are wondering what we’re doing,” Mayor Kevin Holland said that the city council’s …

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Oilers Win Alvin Tournament

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The Pearland Oilers won three games in the Gold Division by beating Richmond Foster (57-43), Clear Brook (51-31), and Seven Lakes (50-41) which set up a showdown against Manvel in the finals of the 27th annual Alvin Noon Lions Club Tournament. Pearland held off the Manvel Mavericks for a 56-53 …

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Boomers Create Rising Demand for Housing

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In neighborhoods like Pearland’s Country Place and Bellavita at Green Tee, a quaint but social environment draws empty nesters looking for a low maintenance lifestyle and friendships. Known as “active adult communities,” they are two of about half a dozen of such 55-and-up neighborhoods in the Houston area. Most are …

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Oilers fall to No. 1 Ranked Allen

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When the 2013 football season began, no one had Pearland ranked in the Top 25 in the state and the Oilers were certainly not only anyone’s state final list. However, Pearland head coach Tony Heath, who just completed his 17th year at the helm of the Oilers didn’t figure his …

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Mustangs Host Holiday Splash Invitational

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On December 13 and 14, 2013 the Friendswood High School Swimming and Diving teams hosted their annual Mustang Holiday Splash Invitational. During the swimming competition the pool record for the boy’s 100 yard breaststroke was broken by Zack Zalud of Deer Park (1:01.10). Seven teams in all competed and the …

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Oilers Get Miracle Finish Against Madison

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With 1:36 left in the Class 5A Div. I state semifinals and trailing 34-31, most of the Pearland fans at Waco ISD Stadium were holding their breath wondering if the Oilers could pull a rabbit out of the hat to keep their hopes alive to play for another state championship. …

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Lady Oilers Receive District 22-5A Honors

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The 2013 Pearland HS volleyball season was very special to head coach John Turner as he notched a monumental 700th win while the Lady Oilers finished in second place in the District 22-5A race behind the Alvin Yellowjackets. Pearland placed five girls on the All-District first-team with three getting top …

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Council Authorizes Acquisition of Utility Easement

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In a light agenda, Manvel city council authorized the city’s controller to reallocate funds of $22,000 to allow the acquisition of a 25 foot utility easement to be utilized for the water/wastewater utilities planned for state highway 6 to state hwy 288. Efforts have been on-going for months as Mayor …