Southern Trails News

Pearland Winterfest

To celebrate the season, the Pearland Recreation Center is to host Winterfest for the community. The event will include food, a stage for entertainment, a carnival, petting zoo, snow hills and more. Tickets may be purchased at the Recreation Center and Natatorium for $10 for children ages three to 15 years old and $5 for attendees 16 years and older. Children two years of age and younger may attend Winterfest for free. Individuals who purchase tickets early and donate a canned good will receive a $2 discount.

New grocery chain expands in Pearland

The Aldi discount grocery chain is opening a second store in the city of Pearland in early 2017. Situated on Broadway St. where the Pearland Bowling Center was once located, the store promises to provide shoppers with an alternative to other large supermarket stores. Aldi, a German company, has been expanding the brand in the states since 2014 and this second Pearland store joins several other locations in the Houston-area, including in Pasadena, Webster and Kemah.

City of Pearland receives ranking for growth

With the end of 2016, Pearland has earned national attention after being ranked the 19th fastest-growing city of the year. Ranking No. 5 in population growth, the study found that the city saw an increase in almost 10,000 residents from 2010 to 2015. The residential growth is increasing Pearland’s business, commercial and infrastructure development. Pearland was also commended in the WalletHub study for its investment in amenities for residents, including parks, trails and master-planned neighborhoods.