Council discusses Master Drainage Plan

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Manvel city council again discussed the Master Drainage Plan that was presented initially in early 2014. Klotz Associates was retained by the city at a cost of $50,000 to prepare the Plan with the underlying objective to provide recommendations for drainage improvements to the city in order to meet continued …

TDECU College Scholarship applications now being accepted

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Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 TDECU Scholarship program. Each year, TDECU selects 25 promising students and awards a $1,500 scholarship to each to be applied toward fees associated with attending an accredited college, university or trade school. To be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must be a …

Local meetings to focus on synthetics

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Upcoming events in Brazoria County are designed to raise awareness of synthetic marijuana, including a Feb. 11 Parent Awareness Night at Manvel High School. The Brazoria County Community Coalition of the Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol are partnering with local police departments and city governments to present the …

Coalition, forecast topic of Alliance meeting

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The formation of the Lower Brazos River Coalition will be the topic of the Jan. 29 meeting of the Alliance, an economic development organization serving Brazoria County. Ivan Landford, general manger of the Gulf Coast Water Authority, will serve as the featured speaker at the event, which takes place at …

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Community celebrates opening of first hospital

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Pearland Medical Center CEO, Matt Dixon, and the Pearland East Little League All Stars “Cut the Ribbon” on Saturday, Jan. 17 at the hospital’s community event. Pearland’s world renowned little league players proudly presented a shadow box with autographed items and mementos to Pearland Medical Center. After the ribbon cutting, …

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Filing set to begin for May election

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Candidate filing for the May 9 city election begins on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Up for election are city council Position No. 2, currently held by Scott Sherman, and Position No. 4, now held by Keith Ordeneaux. Those filing for election must be a resident of the city for at least …

20th Citizen’s Academy begins Feb. 5

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Pearland’s Citizen’s Police Academy will offer spots for 40 students next month, providing a unique view into the world of local law enforcement. It is Pearland Police Department’s 20th class, set to begin on Thursday, Feb. 5. This year’s class will include two extra weeks of new classes. Sessions will …

288 group gears up for 2015

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Those who want improved mobility and quality of life along the 288 corridor will make their voices heard in Austin next month. The 288 Partnership, a regional advocacy organization based in Pearland, is chartering a bus to meet with state representatives and legislators on Feb. 18 for “288 Day in …

City of Pearland to change waste collection schedules

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Updating routes to improve collection services, Waste Management, Inc., the City’s waste collection provider, has modified existing residential routes. Collection days for Pearland residents will be updated beginning Monday, Feb. 2, in an effort to implement new, more efficient routes for garbage, green waste and recycling. Waste Management performed the …

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Chery LeAnn Heflin

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Chery LeAnn Heflin, 58, of Pearland, TX. passed away on Friday, January 16, 2015. She was born on October 29, 1956 to George and Nina Heflin in Tulsa, OK. She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Nina Heflin. Cheryl is survived by her brothers; Russell Heflin and …