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Pearland gains a new Chamber Orchestra 

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By Karolyn Gephart The Pearland Chamber Orchestra is growing and planning a spring concert after a successful winter founding event in the city. Their mission is to bring high quality performing arts to Pearland and surrounding areas. Character: Representing high moral and emotional character within the performing arts and community. …

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Winterfest this Saturday

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By Karolyn Gephart Children in Pearland are gearing up for Winterfest on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 10 am to 5 pm at Independence Park. Tickets are available online or can also be purchased at the Recreation Center at 4141 Bailey Road in Pearland. The fun filled day offers children a …

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2 parks in Pearland receive upgrades 

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By Karolyn Gephart Two neighborhood parks in the City of Pearland received upgrades recently. In Woodcreek Park, the enhancements include new playground equipment, a shaded sitting area, picnic table addition, monument sign and landscaping, and a walking trail. The park enhancements began in March of 2019. The latest work accomplished …

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The Turtles Are Back!

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The Alvin ISD Education Foundation will host the 20th Annual Turtle Race on Saturday, February 8 at National Oak Park in Alvin. This year, Chocolate Bayou Community Federal Credit Union, is the title sponsor for the Turtle Race. The day starts at 8:30 a.m. with the 8th Annual Kids 1K Fun …

Public meeting on bayous, bacteria to be at Alvin Library

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By Karolyn Gephart A Chocolate Bay Watershed Public Meeting, Clean Safe Community, is planned for January 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Alvin Library. The topics discussed will include Chocolate, Halls and Mustang Bayous water quality issues due to high levels of bacteria. The City of Manvel posted that …

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Iconic Italian restaurant and Pearland staple closes

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By Dr. David Davis     In 1948, Joseph Vitale, known as Big Humphrey, opened up a burger joint in south Houston and once had as many as five locations in the Houston area.     Vitale named the restaurant after his own pro wrestling moniker after a wrestling career …

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Reid to become honorary Mayor Emeritus 

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By Karolyn Gephart A new position has been created in Pearland City Government. It is ceremonial in nature and honors current Mayor Tom Reid who announced recently he would not be running again for mayor. As a result of his decision, the new honorary position of Mayor Emeritus has been …

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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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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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City accepts buyout grant for 23 properties

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By Nicole Jones A buyout program for Harvey flooded homes moved forward Dec. 16 as the city received a grant program for the purchase of 23 residences flooded during Harvey in 2017. City Council at its regular meeting voted 7-0 to accept just under $3.8 million in funding from the …