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Manvel Takes 2nd in Alvin Tournament

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The Manvel Mavericks advanced to the finals of the 27th annual Alvin Lion’s Club Tournament where they met the Pearland Oilers. In a back-and-forth contest, Pearland pulled out a close 56-53 victory to claim the tournament championship as the game came down to a final shot by the Mavs which …

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Alvin ISD Designates Three New Principals

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At the December 10 meeting of the Board, Alvin ISD Trustees approved the designation of three campus principals: Mary Marek Elementary, Glenn York Elementary, and Fairview Junior High. Trustees named Krystal Hawks as the principal of Marek Elementary; Elizabeth Garcia as the principal of Glenn York Elementary; and Bobby Martinez …

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Boomers Create Rising Demand for Senior Housing

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Buyer demand for housing is on the rise, but demand in senior housing isn’t based on just a recovering marketplace. In the past two years, demand for housing overall has grown, but driving demand for senior housing even further is an aging generation of Baby Boomers downsizing, often into patio …

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City Says Expect Bond Plan in 2014

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The November approval of a city bond election creates much anticipation for the improvements expected to be funded, and Friendswood officials say citizens need not wait long to find out a timeline for the first projects. “People are wondering what we’re doing,” Mayor Kevin Holland said that the city council’s …

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Thomas Norman Whitaker

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Thomas Norman Whitaker entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 6, 2013, with his wife, Velma Galny Whitaker, by his side. He was just shy of 93. He spent many happy, productive years as professor of electrical engineering at the University of Houston, retiring in 1985 as Professor Emeritus. He …

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Oilers Win Alvin Tournament

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The Pearland Oilers won three games in the Gold Division by beating Richmond Foster (57-43), Clear Brook (51-31), and Seven Lakes (50-41) which set up a showdown against Manvel in the finals of the 27th annual Alvin Noon Lions Club Tournament. Pearland held off the Manvel Mavericks for a 56-53 …

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Numbers Support Shop-at-Home Campaign

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Holiday spending isn’t just about finding the perfect gift – but building a better economy in Pearland, local leaders say. “This year, we are asking residents of Pearland to shop strategically and help build a stronger community,” Pearland Chamber President/CEO Carol Artz-Bucek said. Sales tax collected from purchases made in …

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Boomers Create Rising Demand for Housing

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In neighborhoods like Pearland’s Country Place and Bellavita at Green Tee, a quaint but social environment draws empty nesters looking for a low maintenance lifestyle and friendships. Known as “active adult communities,” they are two of about half a dozen of such 55-and-up neighborhoods in the Houston area. Most are …

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Oilers fall to No. 1 Ranked Allen

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When the 2013 football season began, no one had Pearland ranked in the Top 25 in the state and the Oilers were certainly not only anyone’s state final list. However, Pearland head coach Tony Heath, who just completed his 17th year at the helm of the Oilers didn’t figure his …