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The Walking – and Running – Dead

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It was a ghoulish sight in Pearland last Saturday (Oct. 29) as zombies lined up to participate in the first annual Zombie Fun Run hosted by Pearland Parks & Rec at Veterans Sports Complex. Strategically placed zombies tried to grab flags that each runner wore for the event. The crowd …

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Third time is a charm for Dawson in 34-32 win over Pearland

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS When Dawson and Pearland began their rivalry three seasons ago, each game has been a nail-biter as the little brother tried to beat the big brother. The first meeting saw Pearland pull out a 15-9 win in the final two minutes in 2014. Last year, Pearland, …

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Grand Opening of Pearland Fire Station 2

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In celebration of their 70th Anniversary, the Pearland Fire Department held a Grand Opening for Fire Station 2 on Saturday, Oct. 8. The event began with Deputy City Manager Jon Branson welcoming guests and dignitaries, followed by an invocation by Sam Fowler, pastor of New Hope Church. The Pearland Police …

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Pearland upset by Alief Taylor 19-14

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Pearland is in a more competitive district this year and the Oilers don’t need to offer help to their new district opponents. Such was the case when the Oilers traveled to face an undefeated Alief Taylor squad that was looking to upset Pearland in their initial …

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Pearland outlasts Clear Springs 28-24

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS There was excitement in the air at the new Clear Creek ISD 10,000 seat Challenger Columbia Stadium that was hosting their first game ever between the Clear Springs Chargers and the Pearland Oilers.     The game was everything they had hoped for between two quality teams. …

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Dawson opens season with win over Oak Ridge

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Dawson got some great performances out of two of their running backs who sparked the Eagles to a 31-21 victory over the Conroe Oak Ridge War Eagles.     RB Darrius Smith carried the ball 18 times for 185 yards and three touchdowns including a 75-yard scoring …

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Pearland Parks & Rec Birthday Bash

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There was a real party going on at the Pearland Rec Center & Natatorium on Saturday, August 13. The center was celebrating their 6th year with a Birthday Bash and the public was invited. Fun activities included inflatables, photo booth, basketball toss, indoor kayaking and face painting, and much more. …

Alvin Independent School District acquires land for new stadium

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A sparkling, new Alvin ISD stadium for varsity football, soccer and band performances is now a step closer to reality. The Alvin Independent School District has purchased a 98-acre site at Iowa Colony Boulevard and County Road 64 in the new Meridiana master-planned community for a 10,000-seat competition varsity stadium …

Pearland East eliminated by Louisiana

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS When Pearland sends a 12-year-old Little League team to regionals, they aren’t accustomed to playing only two games and then going home. Such was the case this year as Pearland East was quickly eliminated from the Southwest Regionals losing to Arkansas 4-2 and Louisiana 8-1. Louisiana …

Pearland grad Jarrod Cooper’s post-NFL days filled with pain

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By Dr. David Davis Jarrod Cooper played eight seasons in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers and the Oakland Raiders as a safety primarily known for his fearless work on special teams. Cooper played in the 2004 Super Bowl before signing with the Raiders. Before the 2008 season he began …