Pearland Parks and Recreation Department and Pearland Town Center will host the annual Hometown Christmas Festival 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, and noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.
The annual festival serves as the kickoff for holiday festivities in the Pearland area. The event has been at Pearland Town Center each year since the center opened five years ago.
Environmental Awards Dinner at the Pearland Community Center
Friday May 10, 2013 Keep Pearland Beautiful will be hosting the annual Environmental Awards Dinner at the Pearland Community Center, catered by Casa Ole. Keep Pearland Beautiful will be honoring members of the community who began a green and sustainable movement in the City of Pearland and who continue to help KPB fulfill its mission to make Pearland the cleanest, most beautiful city in Texas.
The theme for this years event is #Green Starts Here, a rallying cry that began in 2012 with the Don't Mess with Texas trashoff and continues to inspire members of the community to begin their own sustainable movement.
2013 Adult Reading CenterRed Hat Literacy Luncheon
Memorial Hermann to Open New
Medical Campus in Pearland
Facility to include a convenient care center, medical office building and 64-bed hospital MEDIA CONTACT
HOUSTON, TX (April 1, 2013) – Memorial Hermann Health System, known for its world-class clinical expertise and patient-centered care, is pleased to announce plans to establish a new medical campus in Pearland. The multi-purpose complex will be built on the 40-acre site currently home to an outpatient imaging center, diagnostic lab services, and medical office building.
The new facility will include a “one-of-a-kind” convenient care center, scheduled to open later this year, that will provide one-stop, highly coordinated access to adult and pediatric primary care, specialty physicians, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and a 24-hour emergency room.
The centerpiece of the new medical campus will be a 64-bed acute care hospital, which will open in 2015. It will feature an intensive care unit, operating rooms, cardiac catheterization labs, medical/surgical units, women’s and neonatology services.
Dan Wolterman, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Health System, said this announcement underscores the hospital’s commitment to providing residents of Pearland and Brazoria County with convenient access to high-quality, comprehensive patient care.
“This new medical campus gives Pearland and surrounding areas better access to the expertise of Memorial Hermann and provides a place for medical professionals and the region’s top specialists to care for their patients closer to home,” said Wolterman.
Any healthcare need will be expertly addressed, whether it’s a quick, non-emergent, outpatient visit, or a procedure requiring inpatient care. The new medical campus will benefit from integration within the larger Memorial Hermann system, where patients can be transported within minutes to Memorial Hermann Southeast or Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, if a higher level of care is needed.
“As mayor of the city of Pearland, I am proud to have one of the nation's outstanding integrated health systems expand their medical campus in our rapidly growing city,” said Tom Reid. “Pearland is the third largest city by population in the Gulf Coast Area and the second fastest growing city in the state of Texas, and our citizens will now have improved access to Memorial Hermann's world-class, patient-centered care.
Erin Asprec, Chief Executive Officer of Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, explained that Memorial Hermann has a strong partnership with the city of Pearland and looks forward to working together to advance the health of its residents.
“We have designed our new campus with the growing needs of the community in mind,” continued Asprec. “We are very excited to bring this one-stop, highly coordinated medical facility close to home.”
Memorial Hermann Pearland will be located on the southbound side of Highway 288 near FM 518. A ground-breaking ceremony will be announced soon.
### About Memorial Hermann Health System
An integrated health system, Memorial Hermann is known for world-class clinical expertise, patient-centered care, leading-edge technology and innovation. The system, with its exceptional medical staff and 20,000 employees, serves southeast Texas and the greater Houston community. Memorial Hermann’s 11 hospitals include three hospitals in the Texas Medical Center, including a Level I trauma center, a hospital for children and a rehabilitation hospital, as well as three heart & vascular institute locations and eight suburban hospitals. The system also operates the Life Flight® air ambulance service, cancer, imaging and surgery centers, sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, outpatient laboratories, a wellness center, a chemical dependency treatment center, a home health agency, a retirement community and a nursing home. To learn more, visit www.memorialhermann.org or call 713.222.CARE.
State of the City Luncheon Agenda...
11:00 am Registration Opens
11:15 am Lunch Service Begins
11:40 am Luncheon Welcome
To make your reservations for the luncheon...
Call 281-485-3634 and ask for Carrie Show
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Honoring Ruby Sanders at the YMCA
With Councilmember Scott Sherman and Tony Carbone (Carbone for Council)
10th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon - March 28, 2013
Date: March 28, 2013 Time: 10:30 am-1:00 pm
Event location: Knights of
2320 Hatfield Rd.
Pearland, Texas 77581
Pearland Ranks First Among Texas Retail Cities in
Retail Growth for Third Consecutive Year -
January 17, 2013
PEARLAND, Texas - For the third consecutive year, Pearland is ranked the fastest growing among Texas' 50 largest retail markets, according the Texas Retail Survey, which ranks cities based on annual retail sales growth rate for the previous five years.
"Pearland has seen a tremendous amount of retail growth in recent years and these numbers are evident of this growth," said Matt Buchanan, president of the pearlandedc.com/">Pearland Economic Development Corporation. "We have had outstanding developers construct multiple shopping centers that have been successful in making Pearland a regional shopping destination."
The study compared retail market growth rates for the 50 largest city retail markets in Texas, ranked by the average five-year percentage growth in retail sales from 2006 - 2011. During that five-year period, Pearland was the fastest growing retail market at 9.2 percent. Other local cities in the Top 50 include #10 - Houston (4.1%), #27 - Sugar Land (2.6%), #27 - Pasadena (2.3%), #35 - Conroe (1.3%) and #36 - Baytown (1.2%).
Pearland's strong retail centers including Pearland Town Center by CBL & Associates (937,000 SF), Silverlake Village (750,000 SF), the Crossing at 518 by Cencor (500,000 SF) and Shadow Creek Ranch Town Center by AmREIT (616,000 SF) have certainly contributed to the community's strong retail growth.
Recent developments, such as the Sam's Club that opened last year in the Reserve at Shadow Creek Ranch and Burlington Coat Factory, demonstrate the continued strength of the retail market in Pearland.
For additional information or to preview the 2012 Edition of the Texas Retail Survey, please visit TexasRetailSurvey.com
CEO Roundtable Luncheon Turner College & Career High School
February 27, 2013 11:30 - 1:00
Our guest speaker is Logan Gearheart, Senior Manager in the Business Tax Services Line within Ernst & Young in Houston. He will talking about the new tax laws and how they will effect business & industry. It would be a great opportunity for sponsors/you to invite some of their/your business clients to attend as a guest.
Dr. Morrow will also be giving an update of the status of Turner High School. In addition, we will also have auction items provided by students enrolled in CTE programs.
We are so excited to introduce the first spirit shirt for TCCHS; this shirt is now for sale and you can buy yours today!
Follow this link http://pearlandisd.revtrak.net/tek9.asp?pg=default and click on the TCCHS web store button to place your order.
Click here for detailed instructions on how easy you can submit your order. *T-Shirts will be delivered directly to your student's campus on Dec. 17th.
Don’t forget to attend one of the TCCHS info nights: Monday, December 3 at 6:30 pm Monday, December 10 at 6:30 pm Monday, January 14 at 6:30 pm in Spanish & English Tuesday, January 15 at 6:30 pm in Spanish & English Monday, February 4 at 6:30 pm in Spanish & English Tuesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm in Spanish & English Location - Turner CCHS at 4717 Bailey Road. Agenda - Recruitment presentation with Dr. Jennifer Morrow, TCCHS Principal
Turner College and Career High School -
A NEW school of choice in Pearland Opens Soon
For students who. . . .
• enjoy hands-on, highly relevant lessons
• want a career certification to work
• need to work while pursuing a degree
• enjoy a focus on academics
• want to pursue a four-year degree without debt
• want a 90% savings on two years of college
• want to finish college early
• want to start a new Pearland tradition
A School of Choice
HCA Gulf Coast Division Announces $71 Million Plan To Build
Pearland Medical Center
Specialties in Pediatrics, Women’s Services, Emergency Care and Cardiovascular Health Planned to Meet Needs of Growing Community
Houston, TX, October 30, 2012―HCA Gulf Coast Division announced today that it is building a 30-bed, acute care hospital in Pearland at the southwest intersection of Highway 288 and County Road 2234 (Shadow Creek Parkway). Pearland Medical Center will be built on the 48-acre site that is currently home to a full-service, freestanding 24-hour emergency department, imaging center and a 3-story, 80,000 square-foot medical office building.
“We are excited to expand our presence in Pearland with a state of the art hospital that will allow the citizens of that community to receive quality healthcare close to home,” said Maura Walsh, President of HCA Gulf Coast Division.
Pearland Medical Center will be a 144,000 square-foot, $71 million facility featuring surgical suites, medical/surgical beds, intensive care beds, an emergency department, and an imaging department that will include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), catheterization lab, echocardiogram testing, and nuclear medicine modalities. The hospital’s women’s services will provide digital mammography, labor and delivery suites, cesarean section operating rooms and a newborn nursery. Pearland Medical Center will be designed with the future growth of the community in mind with plans allowing for incremental expansion to meet the needs of the community.
“HCA Gulf Coast Division is delivering the right care at the right time to our residents in their own neighborhood,” said Tom Reid, Pearland Mayor. “HCA is fulfilling a need to provide people with highly technological, high quality healthcare within the community.”
“Pearland Medical Center will benefit the local economy creating jobs in construction service as well as jobs in healthcare and its supporting industries,” said Matt Buchanan, President of the Pearland Economic Development Corporation. “It’s been a desire of our growing community for several years, and we’re very excited that HCA has chosen this site to build a hospital.”
The ground breaking for Pearland Medical Center is scheduled for 2013 with project completion by the end of 2014.
AA Cleaning is a Pearland C of C Silver Member
A&A Cleaning Services has renewed our membership to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce as a Silver Investor!
The 8th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon a Great Success
The 8th Annual Red Hat Literacy Luncheon was held at Epiphany Lutheran Church on March 24, 2011. Over 400 people gathered to raise money for the Adult Reading Center whose Mission is to provide free instruction to adults with low literacy skills. A special thank you to all who particated and contributed!
The Red Hat Literacy Luncheon Committee along with Guest Speaker, Kelly Stallings
Channel 13 anchor, Elissa Rivas
(left to right: Armando Ramos, Gloria Martinez, Mohammad Amiry, and Hajar Charafi)
Through the Elissa Rivas Scholarship, the Adult Reading Center awards scholarships to students
of the Center who would like to continue their studies by attending college or vocational school.
Above are the recipients of the 2011 Elissa Rivas Scholarship.
A & A Cleaning Services in the Community
A&A Cleaning Services Owner Mona Chaverria Named
Adult Education Volunteer of the Year
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.
A&A Cleaning Services Owner Mona Chaverria Named
Pearland Chamber Ambassador of the Year
Pearland Chamber Commerce Ambassador of the Year – Mona Chavarria, Owner of A & A Cleaning Services, Alan Mueller, Past Chairman of Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Carol Artz, President/CEO of Pearland Chamber of Commerce, Mona Chavarria, Russ Wilkins, Chairman of Pearland Chamber of Commerce
1st Links For Literacy Golf Tournament Big Success
Congratulations to the Adult Reading Center on the success of the 1st Annual Links For Literacy Golf Tournament that took place on November 1, 2010 at The Club at Country Place. All proceeds raised at the golf tournament help the Adult Reading Center continue their mission to provide free instruction to adults with low literacy skills. For more information on the Adult Reading Center, please visit www.adultreadingcenter.org.
Benefit Supporting Youth and Family Counseling
October 19th and 21st, 2010 at Carino’s Italian - Pearland Carino’s Italian – Lake Jackson
Community Assistance Providers of Greater Pearland (CAP)
A & A Cleaning Services’ owner, Mona Chavarria, is proud to announce the creation of Community Assistance Providers of Greater Pearland (CAP).
CAP is a project of Leadership Pearland class of 2009-2010. The mission of CAP is to help improve the quality of life for indigent and less fortunate individuals of the Greater Pearland Community by providing assistance through our Community Assistance Providers Fund. Assistance can vary from providing prescription medicine or utility payments to purchasing wheelchairs and hospital beds.
Those in need of assistance are often referred by case managers, hospital social workers, nurses and field staff. Once a request has been submitted to a CAP board member, the board is polled and a decision is made based on the organization’s bi-laws and guidelines. Grants are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Mona Chavarria is also proud to serve on the Board of Directors as Treasurer for this great organization along with fellow board members: Jeremy Mayfield, Childs Dunbar, Dana Anderson, Tracey Harmon. If you would like more information on how you can help CAP serve those in our community, please visit http://www.capofpearland.info or email CAP at email@example.com .
A & A Cleaning Services Receives Blue Ribbon Small Business Award From U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C.
PEARLAND, TX, May 21, 2010: On Tuesday, May 18, 2010, A & A Cleaning Services owner, Mona Chavarria traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which honored A & A Cleaning Services’ critical role in creating jobs and growing the economy.
A & A Cleaning Services was one of only 75 small businesses nationwide to receive the Blue Ribbon Award. Chosen from several hundred applicants nationwide, the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award is given to recognize businesses that demonstrate excellent business practices in several areas, including business strategy, employee development, community involvement, and customer service.
“This year’s recipients of the Blue Ribbon Small Business Award are proof that the American entrepreneurial spirit is as strong as ever,” said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO. “We’re relying on small businesses to lead us out of this recession, create new jobs, and get our economy moving again, and these companies are leading the way.”
“I was so honored to receive the Blue Ribbon Award,” said Mona Chavarria, who started A & A Cleaning Services in 2000. “To be chosen out of so many businesses across the nation is humbling. I would like to thank my family, friends, employees and customers. Without their continued support over the years, this achievement would not have been possible.”
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, janitorial services and supplies, and professional lawn care.
A delegation from the Pearland Chamber of Commerce traveled to the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C. with Mona Chavarria to show their support of A & A Cleaning Services. In addition to the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, A & A Cleaning Services is also a member of the Alvin Manvel Chamber of Commerce.