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Fall Fun and Halloween Happenings

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The following is a list of Fall Festivals and Halloween activities of all varieties planned for the area. • The 7th Annual  Fall Festival and Corn Maze is happening now through Nov. 3 at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin. The popular night-time family corn maze along with a pumpkin patch, bee …

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Fresh Coat Painters opens, hires 100% veterans 

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By Karolyn Gephart Pearland has a new business that is run 100 percent by veterans. It’s Fresh Coat Painters and it opened this month in October. Business owners are Steve and Renee Saenz. Saenz retired from the Navy and worked several years doing electric IT work for Houston refineries. He …

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Drug Take Back Day planned for public safety, health

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By Karolyn Gephart National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day will be Saturday, October 26, 2019 and locations are available in Friendswood, Pearland and Manvel for drug disposal. The designated date addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. In Friendswood, the Friendswood Police Department will be accepting expired and unused …

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KPB Plant Thyme event to feature RETREET founder

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By Karolyn Gephart The Keep Pearland Beautiful Plant Thyme Fall Luncheon will be held October 18 at First Methodist Church at 2314 Grand Blvd. in Pearland. Grady McGahan, RETREET Founder/Executive Director, is this year’s keynote speaker. McGahan’s RETREET is a 501(c)(3) public charity that provides disaster relief to communities on a …

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5th Annual 5K Creepy Crawl to fund scholarships

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By Karolyn Gephart The 5th Annual 5K Creepy Crawl benefiting SoléAna Stables will be October 19 at Pearland Town Center at 11200 Broadway St. This is a Halloween crawl, so scare up family and friends, sport the best spooky costume and join up for a day of fun. Registration includes …

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PJs in the Park to highlight Domestic Violence Month

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By Karolyn Gephart The Pearland Police Department presents PJs in the Park October 12 at 6 pm at Independence Park. The event is held in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Donations of women’s and children’s pajamas for the Women’s Center of Brazoria County requested. Food trucks, bounce houses, a …

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AISD residents to see lower property tax rate

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Homeowners in Alvin ISD will notice a decrease in their school tax rate when they receive their tax statements in November.  In August, the Alvin ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a tax rate of $1.3977 per $100 valuation for fiscal year 2019-2020. The overall tax rate is $0.0523 lower …

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Community Input Sought for Broadway Corridor Development Plan

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One of the nine key strategies outlined in thePearland 20/20 Community Strategic Plan is to optimize the development potential of Pearland’s principal commercial corridors, including the creation of a FM 518/Broadway master development plan.  In June,Pearland Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) contracted with Kimley-Horn to develop theBroadway Corridor Development Plan.  The …

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Faith Matters

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By REV. DR. BRIAN GIGEE “Burnt Sausage and the Moral Life” The Psalmist scrolled long ago… “May God remember all your offerings, and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices.” – Psalm 20:3 There’s an old story told long ago back in the 20th century about a seminary professor who was …

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Council approves budget, tax rate, fee updates

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By Karolyn Gephart  The Pearland City Council met for its regular meeting at City Hall September 23, 2019. Pursuant to City Charter, Section 8.10, the budget shall be adopted no later than the last regularly scheduled council meeting in September. The City Council had reviewed the fiscal year 2019-2020 budget …