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PISD gearing up for full day Pre-K in fall

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Pearland ISD will apply for an exemption for the current school year to provide a full-day pre-K as mandated by the state, the board decided this month. Instead, the district sought proposals from a private pre-K provider for the first half of 2020, but did not select one. “We do …

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AISD discusses rating, adds staff

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By Nicole Jones Alvin ISD board members discussed the district’s financial integrity rating and added two teachers at its Dec. 10 meeting.  The district received an “Above Standard” rating from the Texas Education Agency, a rating that actually applies to data from the 2017-18 school year, Chief Financial Officer Dr. …

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City joins Clear Creek flood study

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By Nicole Jones The City of Pearland will kick in $25,000 for a flood mitigation study of lower Clear Creek being undertaken by League City, the council decided Dec. 9.  Pearland property owner and League City Councilman Larry Millican addressed the council, explaining that League City has done much to …

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Council action moves west side projects forward

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By Nicole Jones Pearland City Council on Dec. 9 approved the final reading of an ordinance that allows a number of projects in the western part of Pearland to move forward. A first reading was approved Nov. 25. The ordinance amends the project and financing plan for Tax Increment Reinvestment …

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FEMA funds to raise 70 homes

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By Nicole Jones Nearly $9 million in FEMA funding will go toward raising selected homes throughout Brazoria County, the Texas Division of Emergency Management announced this month. Raising the elevation of 70 local homes will be the first phase of grant funding for which the county applied two years ago, …

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Butler named “Coach of the Year” by TD Club of Houston

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By Dr. David Davis     When a coach is nominated for “Coach of the Year” honors for the Touchdown Club of Houston, it means you are one of the elite coaches in the Houston area.      This year, Shadow Creek head coach Brad Butler was nominated with nine …

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Reid to retire after 44 years of service to the city

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After nearly 44 years of dedicated public service to the Pearland community, Mayor Tom Reid has officially announced his intention to retire at the end of his term in May, 2020. “I love what I do, being Mayor, serving the community and making the community something special.”  Mayor Reid said, …

Grant means expansion for Neighborhood Center

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By Nicole Jones A grant-funded expansion of the nonprofit Pearland Neighborhood Center is expected to get under way early next year. The $123,502 expansion project is being funded through a Community Development Block Grant, federal funds that come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Pearland Neighborhood …

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City moves forward on fire training building

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By Nicole Jones A fire training “burn building” project will likely go up next year at the fire department’s training grounds on Veterans Drive south of Walnut Street. The project is now entering the design phase. “This is a specialized building, a big leap forward for our fire training,” City …

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Recommendation on school zones expected in February

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Next meeting set Dec. 16 School board approval of Alvin ISD zone changes is expected in February, according to a timeline laid out by the district. AISD this fall began a months long process to create attendance boundaries using both an appointed committee and public feedback. Four new schools set …