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H-E-B Houston Region Cake-Off Benefiting the Adult Reading Center!

When: Sunday, July 24, 2011 – Noon – 4 p.m.

Where:  H-E-B plus! Store

2605 Business Center Drive

Pearland, TX 77584


Are you as big a fan of The Food Network Channel? Cupcake Wars! Ace of Cakes! Food Network Challenge! 

On July 24th, you can join the Adult Reading Center board members and staff at H-E-B plus! in Pearland to watch some expert cake decorators do their thing. Icing will be flying! Roses by the hundreds will be made! There will be no limit on imagination!  But, best of all, you can bid on and take home one of the fabulously decorated cakes to enjoy.

Kids can even decorate their own cupcakes for just $1.00!  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Adult Reading Center!

Join us on the 24th and help us cheer on our hometown bakers!

Pocket Pear Dinner & Texas Hold’em Tourney

Pocket Pear Dinner & Texas Hold’em Tourney

Benefiting the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship Fund

Sponsors: Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, Del Papa Distributing, and A & A Cleaning Services

Pocket Pear Logo

Pearland Community Center

3523 Liberty Drive

Pearland, TX 77581

Driving Directions


Saturday June 11, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM CDT


Saturday, June 11th

Pearland Community Center

5:30 pm – happy hour & tourney check-in

6:00 pm – dinner served

7:00 pm – tournament play begins


The evening includes a Spring Creek Barbeque dinner, drinks, (beer/margaritas/sodas), door prizes, Texas Hold’em tournament play and raffle.   As you progress in tournament play to the final table, you will earn raffle tickets for some great prizes.


$50 donation per player includes tourney entry, dinner, drinks, door prizes & raffle tickets.


$30 donation includes dinner, drinks & door prizes for spectators.


The Texas Hold’em tournament is raising funds for the Joe Miller Environmental Scholarship sponsored by Keep Pearland Beautiful.  Each year, we award scholarships to  Pearland High School and Dawson High School graduating seniors.



Alvin Rotary Club’s 37th Annual Frontier Day

Alvin Rotary Club

37th Annual Frontier Day

National Oak Park – Downtown Alvin


Thursday, May 12 – Carnival Begins

Friday, May 13 – Street Dance featuring “Junior Gordon”

Bar -B-Que Cook Off Begins

Carnival Continues

Saturday, May 14


7:00 am Car Show Check In

7:30 am Parade Check In

9:00 am Parade

ALL DAY – Carnival – Car Show – Mechanical Bull – Live Entertainment

Arts & Crafts Booths – Good Food – Mechanical Bull

Washer Toss – Egg Toss – Games & More!



Pearland Parks & Recreation is Looking for Volunteers!


Each year, the Pearland Parks & Recreation Department hosts SUMMERFEST, a free summer concert series held every Friday evening in May & June at Southdown Park (2150 Countryplace Parkway) in Pearland.

Currently, the Special Events division is looking for a team of four to five volunteers each evening of the series to join the Event Parking Committee. The Event Parking Committee will be led by veteran volunteers of the department and will teach the basics of traffic control and parking management to all volunteers.

Volunteer requirements:
Must be age 18 or older and able to volunteer from 6pm-8pm on one or more of the following Fridays in 2011: May 6, May 13, May 20, May 27, June 3, June 10, June 17 or June 24.

If you are interested in volunteering at Summerfest or would like to join the Special Events Parking Committee for future events please call Carry Capers, Special Events Coordinator at 281-412-8906 or email:

A & A Cleaning Services’ Owner, Mona Chavarria is Awarded Adult Education Volunteer of the Year From the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education


A & A Cleaning Services’ Owner, Mona Chavarria is Awarded Adult Education Volunteer of the Year From the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education

PEARLAND, TX, February 5, 2011:  On Thursday, February 3, 2011,  Mona Chavarria, owner of A & A Cleaning Services, received the Adult Education Volunteer of the Year Award from the Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education (TALAE) which honored Chavarria for her work in adult literacy with the Adult Reading Center in Pearland, TX.

Nominated by Adult Reading Center Executive Director, Dale Pillow, Chavarria was chosen as Adult Education Volunteer of the Year from a large pool of literacy volunteers across the state of Texas. “Mona Chavarria exemplifies the term volunteer.” Pillow stated. “She is committed to making our community a literate community. “

“I am so honored to receive the Adult Education Volunteer of the Year Award,” said Mona Chavarria.  “Literacy is my passion. It makes such a strong impact, not only in an individual’s life, but in the community as a whole. It has the ability to make dreams come true.”

Chavarria has been involved in literacy for over 15 years.  She worked at the Houston READ Commission for over 11 years, in their Finance Department functioning as the CFO. Chavarria has also served on the Adult Reading Center’s Board of Directors for 5 years, as the board President for 2 years, and is currently the Board Treasurer. Chavarria has served as past-Chairwoman of the Adult Reading Center’s Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon, is a sponsor each year, and has increased the visibility of this event and the Center through her social network which includes being an Ambassador for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce and serving on their Board of Directors.

In addition to the Adult Education Volunteer of the Year Award, on January 27, 2011 Chavarria’s company A & A Cleaning Service was awarded “Best Cleaning Service in Pearland/Friendswood” from The Pearland Journal. Located in Pearland, A & A Cleaning Services provides cleaning services to the surrounding Bay Area communities and Houston.  A & A offers a wide range of cleaning services that includes residential cleaning, commercial cleaning, carpet cleaning, janitorial services, supplies, and professional lawn care.

“2011 has proved to be an excited year so far! I look forward to furthering my commitment to increasing adult literacy in our community and I encourage everyone to get involved.” said Chavarria.  If you would like more information on the Adult Reading Center, please call 281-485-1000 or visit them at

Thank You For Making A & A Cleaning Service “The Best Cleaning Service of Pearland & Friendswood”

We are so honored to be voted the “The Best Cleaning Service of Pearland & Friendswood” by you in the Pearland Journal!  To day “Thank You,” we’re offering you BIG SAVINGS!

Pearland’s Winterfest 2011

Don’t miss out on Pearland’s Winterfest Saturday, January 29th!

Give The Gift of Literacy This Year!

Prudential Gary Greene of Pearland to Host Toy Drive

On Thursday, December 9, 2010, Prudential Gary Greene of Pearland is hosting  Toy Drive to benefit the Brazoria County Toys For Tots Foundation.

Please bring a new, unwrapped gift for 18 and under at their office located at 3007 E. Broadway.  Food and Drinks will be served and a good time will be had by all!

For more information, click the flyer below. Don’t miss out on this great event!

Gary Greene Prudential of Pearland Toys For Tots Drive

Brazoria County Veterans Day Activities 2010

Brazoria County Veterans Day Activities 2010

Breakfast for Veterans

Free Breakfast for Veterans – 6:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.

Hosted by West Brazos VFW Post 8551 Ladies Auxiliary and Dow Chemical

First Baptist Church – Angleton behind Courthouse

Performances by Angleton Elementary Children – 7:30 a.m.

Ring of Honor Statue Unveiling at the Courthouse

9:00 AM    Posting of Colors by Brazoswood JROTC, Alvin JROTC, National Guard

9: 10 AM    Pledge of Allegiance – led by AISD students who parents are Veterans

9:15 AM    National Anthem – Angleton Band and Choir

9:20 AM    Prayer – led by Stanley Gaul – Commander American Legion Post 835

9:25 AM    Patriotic Song – Angleton High School Band

9:30 AM    Speakers: Clarence Sasser, Glen Moody, Al Thacker, Judge Joe King

9:45 AM     Unveiling of Statues

9:50 AM    Patriotic Song – Angleton Band and Choir

Brazoria County Veterans Day Parade – 10:00 AM

Brazoria County Veterans Day Program – 12 NOON

Angleton Wildcat Stadium

12:00 PM    Welcome  -  Mayor Patrick Henry

12:05 PM    Posting of the Colors – Brazoria County Sheriff Honor Guard

12:10 PM    Pledge of Allegiance – Children of Veterans

12:13 PM    National Anthem – Angleton High School Band and Choir

12:15 PM    Opening Prayer – Albert Esquivel

12:17 PM    Posting of Service Flags – Brazoswood and Alvin JROTC

12:22 PM    Posting of POW/MIA Flag – 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade AISD Elementary Choir -  “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”

12:25 PM    POW/MIA Remembrance Program – Glenn Moody

12:30 PM    “Amazing Grace” – Len Valka

12:33PM    Alvin Marines JROTC Performance

12:43 PM    Recognition of Essay Winners – Reading of Essays

12:53 PM    Announcing Oldest and Youngest Veterans; Drawings for All Branches of Military – Brazoria County Cavalry

12:58 PM    Speaker – Glen Moody

1:10 PM      Patriotic Song

1:13 PM      Brazoswood Air Force JROTC

1:23 PM     Presentation of KIA Flag – Brazoria County Sheriff Honor Guard

1:25 PM     21 Gun Salute – Brazoria County Sheriff Honor Guard

1:28 PM     Taps – Len Valka

1:30 PM      Cannon Fire – Brazoria County Militia

1:33 PM     Closing Prayer – Stanley Gaul – Commander American Legion Post 835

Honoring all Veterans for their Service to Our Country!