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Gilcrease named president of state level organization

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA Dr. Buck Gilcrease, superintendent of Alvin ISD assumed the presidency of the Texas Association of School Administrators as of June 1. The Texas Association of School Administrators is a statewide organization focused on strengthening the bond between school districts and the communities they are called to serve. …

Quincy John Vandervort

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Quincy John Vandervort, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 after a short battle with cancer. Quincy was born on April 9, 1932 to parents Perry and Jean (Gayle) Vandervort in Madill, Oklahoma in Marshall County. He was born in the same room as his father …

INVITATION TO BID

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INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids in duplicate will be received by the Brazoria Drainage District No. 4, 4813 W. Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 until 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 29, 2017. All bids will be publicly opened and read aloud at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the District, 4813 …

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Williams-Yates named top coach in county

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By DR. DAVID DAVIS Christa Williams-Yates is a softball legend at the University of Texas. When one walks into the UT Red and Charline McCombs Field, there is a full-size picture of the two-time Olympic Gold Medalist who, not only made a name in the college softball ranks, but also …

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Independence Park Groundbreaking

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A groundbreaking was held at Independence Park recently for the Park’s Phase I Improvement Project. The project will include a reorientation of the entrance to the park, relocation and replacement of the existing playground, improvements to the existing pavilion, landscaping, the addition of an amphitheater for special events and additional …

Pearland Pkwy. Intersection to be rebuilt

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By KAROLYN GEPHART An additional left turn lane is planned for the intersections on Pearland Parkway at FM 518 at Broadway. Traffic signals for southbound traffic will also be modified. The construction addresses a concern over greater traffic flows than originally planned for the intersections to handle. Current and future …

The 100 Club hosts 63rd Annual Heroes Awards

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The 63rd Annual Heroes Award Banquet was recently held, hosted by The 100 Club at Bayou City Event Center in Houston. Club members honored 10 Firefighter’s and 29 Law Enforcement Officers for activities above and beyond the line of duty. Each of these awards was based on …

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Art pears being installed throughout the city

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By KAROLYN GEPHART The painted pears that were created for the Pear-Scape Art Sculpture Trail are being installed in various locations around the City of Pearland. The pears are being deployed according to a schedule with weather permitting. The first two pieces of pear art were installed June 1 and …

Vote June 10 for two positions in City

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By KAROLYN GEPHART Voting day is June 10 for the runoff election of two positions in Pearland. Current Mayor Tom Reid is in a run-off election with candidate Quentin Wiltz after neither candidate received 50 percent of the votes in the general election in May. Also in run-off election are …

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History comes alive in Alvin

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By LYNN SHIGEKAWA The celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Alvin Historical Museum will be spread across two locations and two weeks in June as the museum offers presentations and an old fashioned ice cream social to mark the historical occasion. All three events are intertwined in the history …