Fort Bend Students Commit to HCC at Decision Day

More than 5,500 Fort Bend high school seniors recently packed the Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land for the second annual Fort Bend Decision Day.   The seniors pledged to continue their education upon high school graduation. Over 500 of them from all 11 high schools in the Fort Bend Independent School District committed to attend Houston Community College (HCC) in the fall. 

Texas Top Destination for U-Haul trucks: Houston, San Antonio & Austin in Top Five

U-Haul Destination Cities 2017,Texas

For the eighth year in a row, Houston remains the No. 1 U-Haul U.S. destination city, according to the latest U-Haul migration trends report. Following Houston in the rankings were Chicago, San Antonio, Orlando, and Austin. U-Haul destination cities are ranked according to the total number of arriving one-way U-Haul truck rentals to a city in the past calendar year.

While Houston witnessed a 3.4 percent decline in 2016 arrivals compared with 2015, it continued to be the busiest domestic market for incoming U-Haul trucks.

Alvin Community College to Recruit Houston Area Instructors

Alvin Community College will host an Adjunct Job Fair on June 24 to recruit part-time instructors for the college. The Fair will be held at the Nolan Ryan Center from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

There are several positions open to teach day, evening and weekends classes. Teaching formats may include the traditional classroom, online or hybrid.

The positions are available at various Brazoria County locations including the ACC main campus, UHCL Pearland Campus, Shadow Creek High School, Texas Department of Criminal Justice and several others.

Alvin Community College Has Record Dual Degree 2017 Grads

During a Alvin Community College Commencement ceremony a record number of Alvin, Manvel, Dawson and Turner high school students walked across the stage weeks ahead of getting their high school diplomas.

ACC had 131 students who successfully earned 60 hours of college coursework through participation in the Alvin Community College Dual Credit-Dual Degree program and completed their Associate Degree in General Studies.

KidsRStrong2 Family Fun Day at Victory Camp in Alvin, Aug 5

KidsRStrong2,Victory Camp

KidsRStrong2 is offering a free family fun day for children and youth who are currently, or have recently battled a life-threatening medical condition. Families and close friends are invited to attend to strengthen the family bond, and allow the children and youth to enjoy a day filled with fun and joy, away from the confines of the hospital walls. Activities offered include: zip line, bumper boats, swimming, water slides, go carts, and more. Breakfast and lunch provided.

David Weekley Homes Celebrates More Than 40 Years By Giving Back

Team Members from David Weekley Homes presented a check for more than $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Houston following the builder’s World’s Largest Showcase of Homes event.

The nation’s largest privately-held home builder celebrated more than 40 years of Building Dreams, Enhancing Lives by hosting David Weekley Homes World’s Largest Showcase of Homes. From April 1-30, more than 9,100 visitors stopped by model or showcase homes across the country to see current innovations in design and décor trends.

Katy Area Community of Monterey at Westlake Features New Meritage Homes


At The Monterey at Westlake, Meritage Homes brings together a combination of luxurious homes, abundant amenities, exemplary schools and a convenient location just west of Houston in Katy.

This exclusive gated community features stylish, spacious homes starting in the upper $400s, with floor plans ranging from 3,400 to more than 5,800 sq. ft.

Pearland Regional Airport Gets $500,000 Grant

The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a grant of approximately $500,000 for the Pearland Regional Airport. Funds will be used for planned airport improvements, including signage, fencing, safety, and security improvements.

"General aviation is a vital industry to our state's economic growth," Representative Ed Thompson said. "I'm so pleased that Pearland Regional Airport is being recognized for their contribution and being given the opportunity to expand its impact."

Brazosport Independent School District Names Teachers of the Year

Amanda Martinez
Paula Bailey

The 2017-2018 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year were named for the

first time during the annual BISD Employee Recognition Dinner event on May 11, 2017.

Congratulations go to Elementary Teacher of the Year Amanda Martinez, from Stephen

F. Austin STEM Academy and Secondary Teacher of the Year Paula Bailey, from Clute

Intermediate School.


Amanda Martinez and Paula Bailey, both graduates of BISD, always knew that they

wanted to be teachers. Both teachers are passionate about public education and believe