Mandated school start date may change

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When classes begin for many school districts may depend on what the Texas Legislature does this Spring. The Pearland ISD Board of Trustees last week approved a school year calendar for 2015-16 in which the first day of school is Aug. 24 — a calendar that is much like previous …

‘Oasis’ proposed as 55+ community

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A 60-acre proposed 55-and-up community entitled “Oasis at Pearland” drew discussion Monday night at a City Council work session. The site is located west of the proposed extension of Pearland Parkway, north of Cowarts Creek and south of Town Lake Estates. Triangle 31 Ltd. and R. West Development Co. Inc. …

Alvin ISD School Board Election set for May 9

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The Alvin ISD School Board Election will be held on May 9, 2015. The following positions are up for election: Position 1 currently held by Mike Lansford, Position 2, which is currently held by Regan Metoyer, and Position 3 held by Cheryl Harris. Filing to run for a position on …

Sign delays infrastructure work

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A plan to run water and sewer infrastructure along the south side of Hwy 6 is facing a delay as the city negotiates with Clear Channel Communications regarding a large billboard sign that sets in the direct path of the installation. Negotiations have resulted in a preliminary agreement to have …

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Lady Mustangs Capture Region 6 Crown

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The Lady Mustangs scored 278 points at the 6A Region 6 swim meet to finished in front of Dawson High School (233), and Pearland (207). Several of the swimmers from all three schools qualified to compete at the UIL state swim meet on the University of Texas campus on Feb. …

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Academic Decathlon team state-bound

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In keeping with a tradition of academic achievement, Pearland Independent School District will once again send an Academic Decathlon team to the state meet in late February. After the Region V competition, the Pearland High School team is advancing to state in the large school division, while Turner College and …

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Slow and steady wins the race

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The 14th Annual Turtle Race and 3rd Annual Fun Run sponsored by the Alvin ISD Education Foundation featured 8,976 turtles swimming down Mustang Bayou and 489 runners in the 5K and 1K races. “It was a gorgeous day and hundreds of people showed up to watch the turtles race and …

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National Signing Day celebrated by Manvel student-athletes

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Manvel head coach Kirk Martin saw 10 of his football players sign national letters-of-intent to continue their education and football careers on, Wednesday, Feb. 4 on National Signing Day. He indicated there may be a few more players who will sign before the end of the school year. Martin has …

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From The Superintendent

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Alvin ISD Community, As I visit with staff members and community groups throughout Alvin ISD, I’m frequently asked my opinion on one program or another, or my stance on various instructional practices. My viewpoint is driven by my personal philosophy of education, which changed significantly in 2005. Prior to that …

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Police Chief discusses traffic stop data and needed communication upgrades

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Manvel Police Chief Keith Traylor delivered to City Council an annual report on racial profiling that is mandated by state law. At the end of every year the data must be compiled and reported to the state agency that governs police agencies. The department is considered a Tier Two category …