Adult Education Center to host graduation 

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By Karolyn Gephart Graduates of the Adult Education Center will have graduation ceremonies Thursday, August 29, 2019 from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Pearland ISD Virgil Gant Education Support Center at 1928 N. Main St. in Pearland. This event is the center’s annual graduation ceremony recognizing their adult learners …

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Council members: Show up if you want contracts

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By NICOLE JONES A word to the wise for those doing business with the City Pearland: Show up on decision day. The City Council somewhat reluctantly awarded an $850,000 contract  on Aug. 12 for manhole rehabilitation services. Part of the hold up was that no representative of the company appeared …

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Neighbors floundering after bus route cuts

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By NICOLE JONES A decision by Alvin ISD to cut bus services to some students hasn’t gone over well with parents. Parents in Rodeo Palms subdivision who live within a 2-mile radius of their children’s schools said they received notices in mid-July that their bus riders would now be walkers. …

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FAITH MATTERS

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By Rev. Dr. Brian K. Gigee, Lead Pastor at New Life Lutheran Church “WHEN PAIN IS MY FRIEND” Welcome back to “Faith Matters!”  I’m pleased to be able to pen some thoughts each week for those who live in what I call from time to time the south metro Houston tri-county …

Chamber hosts meetings for businesses on 518

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By NICOLE JONES It’s been talked about for years, but as a proposed widening of FM 518 becomes closer to reality, businesses along the prime commercial corridor will be forced to strategize. Facing a year of construction and detours on the city’s major commercial corridor, business owners on FM 518 …

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City adopts five-year plan

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By NICOLE JONES Pearland leaders on Monday solidified the city’s future projects list as city council and staff continue to work through the budgeting process. Council during Monday’s regular meeting adopted the 2020-2024 capital improvement plan, a collection of major construction projects to be completed over the next five years …

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Two from Pearland to join District 22 race

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By NICOLE JONES One current and one former Pearland City Councilman will be among those vying to represent Congressional District 22 representative. Greg Hill, a Brazoria County Court-at-Law judge who previously served three terms on the Pearland City Council, announced his candidacy last week. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Sugar Land) recently …

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City floats option to fund stormwater system

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By NICOLE JONES Searching for ways to fund stormwater and drainage infrastructure, Pearland City leaders are mulling over the idea of a stormwater utility fee. “Had we done this prior to Harvey, I think the damage and discomfort would be a lot less,” Mayor Tom Reid said during a discussion …

Nonprofit to build home for local veteran

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By NICOLE JONES The building of a specially adapted home for a veteran who lost his vision while deployed in Iraq will kick off in Pearland on Aug. 24. Homes For Our Troops, a national nonprofit that builds and donates adapted custom homes for injured post 9-11 veterans, will kick …

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Pearland joins region in supporting SH 99

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Pearland city leaders on Monday joined other regional communities in imploring the Texas Department of Transportation to finish the sections of the Grand Parkway passing through Brazoria and Galveston counties. In a special meeting, Pearland City Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting expedited completion of the sections of the Grand …