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Smith Ranch Road widening receives new funding

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By Karolyn Gephart The Smith Ranch Road widening project has received a new advanced funding agreement (AFA). The new AFA will require the termination of previous AFAs and it arrives in part due to changes in funding sources for Right of Way acquisition.  According to city officials, funding sources were …

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Fly with PISD EF for 50s fundraiser 

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By Karolyn Gephart Come Fly Away with the Fifth Annual Evening for Education hosted by the Pearland ISD Education Foundation March 21 at the Lonestar Flight Museum. This year’s fundraiser for the foundation is presented by Bayway Lincoln and Chevrolet. The evening will begin at 6 pm and will include …

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Parks Dept. wants city to Pack-the-Park for St. Patrick’s Day

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By Karolyn Gephart Pearland Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend St. Patty’s Day Pack-The-Park on March 17 in Independence Park from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. It is s new Pack the Park Free Programming event and offers dinner and fun activities for all ages. All activities will …

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Council selects plan to end utility billing problem

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By Karolyn Gephart Pearland City Council met March 2 for its regular meeting at City Hall. The evening’s agenda had Council members focus on deciding on a path forward to resolve the problems in utility billing in the city. Information was presented to Council at the regular City Council meeting …

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Prom Closet opens, benefits PISD students

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By Karolyn Gephart The 2020 Prom Closet at Turner College & Career High School has opened and donations as well as availability of items there are underway. Sponsored by the Pearland Silverlake Lions Club, the annual Prom Closet has free new and gently used formal dresses, shoes, purses and accessories …

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Tickets, sponsorships open for Bets For Pets Casino Night

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By Karolyn Gephart Sponsorships and ticket sales have opened for the Forgotten Pet Advocates’ annual Bets for Pets Casino Night Fundraiser. This popular event will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 2320 Hatfield Rd in Pearland. The event runs from 5:30 to 10:30 …

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Alvin Music Festival announces performers

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By Karolyn Gephart The Alvin Music Festival is a three-day music festival and IBCA sanctioned cook-Off presented by the Alvin Sunrise Rotary Club. The 2020 festival will be March 27-29 at Briscoe Park in Alvin. Tickets are $15 for Friday, $20 for Saturday and $15 for Sunday. Raffle tickets are …

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Council approves PEDC Strategic Plan for Prosperity

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By Karolyn Gephart Pearland City Council met February 24 in a Special Meeting prior to their regularly scheduled meeting to discuss the Pearland Prosperity Strategic Plan. The Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) recently facilitated a strategic plan to guide the community’s future economic development actions. The result, Pearland Prosperity Strategic …