Sedona Lakes Creates Realtor Advisory Council

Posted on Monday, 27 June 2011

Sedona Lakes has created a Realtor Advisory Council. The group's first meeting was held on Friday, June 24th. Agents who are active in Sedona Lakes market area were invited to share their thoughts and opinions with the development's management team. The lunch event was held at Sakura Japanese Steak House in Pearland Town Center. The group plans to meet twice a year to share information to sharpen the community's sales and marketing efforts. Members of the council include: Allison Ator, ReMax Top Realty; Kimberly Goodman, Keller Williams Pearland; Elena Garcia, Penny Salter Properties; Rebecca Soliz, Keller Williams Pearland;Connie Knox, Prudential Premier Properties; Ricki Stockwell, Keller Williams Pearland; Vicki Rogers, ReMax Space Center; Nancy Furst. The Furst Group; Danny Frank, Keller Williams Pearland; Patty McCracken, ReMax Pearland; Fred Brown, United Texas Realtors; Marcie Hale, United Texas Realtors; Cheryl Volirakis, United Texas Realtors; Debbie Roobaert, Jimmy Franklin Team; Anne Haas, Coldwell Banker United/Lake Jackson; Gloria & Chris Taylor, ReMax The Woodlands/Spring; Gale Backe, Coldwell Banker United; and Rayito Stephens, REALM Professionals

Check Out Books from the Pearland Library Online

Posted on Sunday, 19 June 2011
The Pearland Library is part of the Brazoria County Library System, which has started a new online program. Users can now download audiobooks and books from the collection available on the website with a valid library card.
To begin using the program users will need to download and install the free software. For users who want to download audiobooks the OverDrive Media Console will need to be downloaded. In order to enjoy read e-books users will need to have Adobe Digital Editions. Titles are available immediately and can be transferred to a variety of devices including iPod, Sony Reader and Nook. The Amazon Kindle is not a compatible device.
Titles automatically expire at the end of the two-week lending period. There are no late fees!
This service powered by OverDrive is free with a valid library card. In a recent press release the library director, Cathy Threadgill said, ""Our users have been asking for digital books for months and we are pleased to finally be able to provide them"".

Alvin Community College’s Lamp Lighting Ceremony

Posted on Friday, 17 June 2011

Pass the LightFlorence Nightengale gave up the life of a socialite to follow her dream of helping others. She went on to become the first professional nurse and was often called ‘the lady with the lamp’ because she carried the lamp with her through the battlefield hospital. During the Civil War, the United States asked her advice about setting up military hospitals. She became known as the founder of modern nursing.

Each year when Alvin Community College graduates its Associate Degree Nurses, they celebrate by honoring the founder of nursing. This year, instructor Robin Abrams began the lamp lighting ceremony with student Susan Young of Pearland. This traditional ceremony of “passing the light” dates back approximately 130 years in the United States. The last student to receive the flame is the graduate with the highest grades. She becomes the "Keeper of the Light" until it is time to pass it on to the next class of nursing graduates. The college graduated nearly 70 Associate Degree Nurses this term.

Pearland Residents Have Exemplary Education Opportunities

Posted on Friday, 10 June 2011

From kindergarten to post graduate work there are a multitude of campuses for education. Almost fifty percent of Pearland residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The City of Pearland is fortunate to have two exemplary rated school districts, Pearland ISD and Alvin ISD. The Texas Education Agency has awarded Alvin ISD with an exemplary rating, twelve of the schools hold an exemplary rating, and eight are a recognized rating. As Pearland continues to flourish, Alvin ISD is continuing to expand and currently has 22 campuses. It has over 17,000 children enrolled in it’s comprehensive academic program for grades K – 12. Special services, ESL, Gifted and Talented, and pre-K programs are also offered to those students who qualify. The curriculum offers integration of technology and real life applications.

Pearland’s community has access to several higher education campuses such as Alvin Community College – Pearland Center, San Jacinto Community College, and The University of Houston-Clear Lake Pearland Campus .
Pearland Center and San Jac offer classes for residents seeking an Associate Degree that also can transfer to a 4 year institution .These community colleges also provide a variety of technical courses including computer science, office administration, criminal justice, Microsoft certification, real estate and emergency management.
The University of Houston-Clear Lake, a nationally accredited upper-level university, has partnered with the City of Pearland to bring higher education to the Pearland community. UHCL opened the beautiful new Pearland Campus in the fall of 2010. UHCL Pearland students can complete junior, senior, and graduate courses in high-demand disciplines such as business, education and psychology. Pearland residents now have to access exceptional academics, a professionally active faculty, and superb student services!

Manvel girl finalist in Huggable Heroes contest

Posted on Wednesday, 01 June 2011

Sharon Li of Manvel has advanced to the Finalist round of the 2011 search for Huggable Heroes® sponsored by Build-A-Bear Workshop®.

Sharon, 13, is one of 25 young people from the United States and Canada honored and celebrated by Build-A-Bear Workshop® for their compassion and dedication to make their communities and the world a better place.

Sharon co-founded a nonprofit organization to help global disaster victims and to engage youth around the world to help others. Her organization has recruited 99 team leaders from four countries with more than 20,000 youth volunteers. Together they have collected more than $66,000 in funds and items.

As a finalist, Sharon joins a group of youths who, like herself, are making a difference. Other finalist’s causes include: spearheading environmental programs, building homes for the homeless, helping underprivileged children in the United States and abroad by donating books and school supplies, building soccer fields, providing fresh produce to local food shelters and helping homeless animals.

Ultimately 10 Huggable Heroes will be selected. Each will receive $10,000 (a $7,500 educational scholarship and $2,500 from the Build-A-Bear Workshop Foundation to be donated to the 501(c)(3) charity or Canadian cause of the Huggable Hero’s choice). In addition, the Huggable Heroes will win a trip for themselves and a parent or guardian to St. Louis, home of the Build-A-Bear Workshop World Bearquarters. During their visit, they will have the opportunity to meet each other, participate in leadership opportunities and be honored for their good deeds. They also will be featured in the 2012 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Heroes calendar.

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