Pearland Old Townsite Farmers Market returns Saturday

Posted on Monday, 29 July 2013

The Pearland Old Townsite Farmers Market returns Saturday (July 27) to Zychlinski Park. Hours are 8 a.m. until noon rain or shine.

Happening this weekend at the market:

Live Music by Michael Orta

Live Bee Hive Demonstration (Bees are contained). The Harris County Beekeepers Association will be bringing out their demonstration hive so we can see how bees actually make their honey.

Texas Peaches are in and they are great

The Gardener's Corner booth is available for local residents who have extra vegetables, fruits, nuts, and herbs they would like to sell. Visit our Gardeners Corner page on our website for more details:

Concert 4 Heroes at Discovery Green

Posted on Monday, 22 July 2013

Multiple Texas Country Artists perform to raise money for the injured firefighters of the 5/31/2013 tragedy on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 3:00 to 10:00 pm at Discovery Green. Artist include featuring Stoney Larue, Roger Creager, Cody Johnson, Dub Miller, The Michealis and more. This show is produced by Houston Firefighters – come out and show your support for these brave heroes.

General Admission: $20 pre-sale/$25 gate. VIP Tent: $150 close views, food and perks.

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Local Alvin chef selected for Food Network show

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2013

One of Alvin’s own will soon be appearing on The Food Network Channel. Garrett Eagleton (now known as Chef Garrett) and son of Alvin resident Becky Mullin, will appear in a “Chopped” segment, which will be featured in the Houston area sometime near the beginning of August. “I believe it will be shown as Episode #3 in Season 17,” Eagleton said.

He is a 2000 graduate of Alvin High School. In 2005, he graduated with honors from the Art Institute of Houston (Culinary).

“I first became interested in cooking when I was about 19 or 20. I loved to go to Froberg’s Vegetable Farm to buy fresh vegetables.

"I took those ingredients home and began testing different recipes using that produce. I love Froberg’s,” he admitted.

After graduation from culinary school, he landed a job in Portland, Oregon where he worked for five years. From there, he moved to Manhattan and began working as a chef at the Beagle.

He now impresses customers with his delicious creations at the Maiden Lane in Manhatten. I hope to spend a few more years in Manhattan…and then who knows where I will go?” he said. He is best known for his fresh seafood dishes, particularly his raw seafood concoctions.

“Chopped” pits four contestants through three rounds of cooking. At the end of each round, the three judges grade each contestant’s dish. For the competition, each contestant is provided with a basket full of ingredients. From there, the chefs must decide what to prepare using just those ingredients,” he explained.

He admits to being very nervous during the first round, but managed to calm down by the second round.
Three judges preside over the competition.

“Our judges included Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Alexandra Guarnaschelli and Marcus Samuelson, all internationally known chefs,” Eagleton continued.

At the conclusion of the three rounds, a winner is selected. The winner received $10,000. Eagleton, however, cannot comment prior to the viewing about who won the cook-off.

Source: Alvin Sun-Advertiser

Discovery Green Presents Flea by Night

Posted on Monday, 08 July 2013

Treasure-hunt at this monthly, one-of-a-kind market nestled in the shady southeast end of the downtown park.

The destination market features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles.

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Discovery Green Flea is irresistible to the avid shopper! Whether you are a bargain hunter or an eco-sensitive collector dedicated to repurposing and reusing, seek and find at Discovery Green Flea while enjoying light bites and local entertainment. With the planning expertise of Project for Public Spaces and our new friends at Brooklyn Flea, Discovery Green Flea is the place to see (buy and eat) and be seen.

Enjoy the market on the third Saturday of every month from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The next Flea is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2013. Enjoy the sounds of Charlie Perez and his Brazilian band from 7pm to 9pm!

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Alvin Community College Alvin Live Concert Series

Posted on Monday, 01 July 2013

Alvin-based band Amber and the Old Rascals started off the Alvin Live Summer Concert Series on June 13 at the K-219 studio. The band performed a wide variety of hits from country, rock, Motown and more. The concert is one of three in the Alvin Live series.

Texas Country Music Legend Roger Creager will take the stage on July 18 for the Series’ second concert. Mary Smith and Mystique will close out the series on August 8. The concerts are sponsored by the ACC Foundation.

Since 2010 the ACC Live series has used the studio setting for its productions on 89.7 FM and KACC-TV, Cable Access Channel 16. The studio can seat 65 guests. Funds raised from Alvin Live performances are used for ACC Broadcast Communications student training and scholarships.

When it’s not used for public and private events, ACC students work in K-219 to gain experience in television and radio broadcasting.

Seats for the Roger Creager concert are $125. Fans can also reserve a table of four for $1,000.Tickets are $40 for the Mary Smith show. There are no refunds available.

All concerts are located at Alvin Community College, 3110 Mustang Road, Building K. Doors for all concerts will open at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets over the phone, call 281-756-3600. For more information, visit

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