Pearland Crawfish Festival promises good times for all

It’s almost time for the Pearland Crawfish Festival, sponsored by the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau! The party will start on Friday April 10 and will continue through Sunday April 12.

This year, the Festival will take place in the field next to Pearland Parks & Recreation, located at 4141 Bailey Rd. Parking will be off-site for $5 per vehicle and shuttles will be provided to avoid any traffic congestion.

Toys For Tots wins at Pearland Police vs. Fire basketball game

The 22nd Annual Guns and Hoses Charity Basketball Game benefiting Toys For Tots was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday (Dec. 13) in the Turner College and Career High School gymnasium. Admission was one new, unwrapped toy.

This event deviated from past matches, as it featured only one game instead of several.

The Pearland Police Dept. (Guns) Team took on the Pearland Fire Dept./EMS (Hoses) Team in a heated battle on the court.

Pearland Veterans Day Walk & BBQ

Date: November 08, 2014 9:30 a.m.

Location: Pearland Recreation Center & Natatorium
4141 Bailey Road (behind the facility)
Pearland, Texas 77584

Join us in honoring our service men and women. Back from the battlefield, but for many the battles continue on the inside
as they & their families face PTSD, depression & other challenges. Show them they are not alone.

Proceeds benefit the William Beaumont Army Medical Center and Pearland VFW Post #7109

Looking for some Halloween fun? there’s no shortage in the Houston area!

Boo on the Boardwalk 
Oct. 10-31
For the entire month of October, Kemah is hosting Boo on the Boardwalk where families can enjoy an array of Halloween themed activities. For the braver souls, face the dungeon of doom while the kids enjoy the Little Boo Haunted Fun house. Other attractions include pumpkin decorating, live entertainment and costume contests.

Family Matters Fun Run 5k/10k

Race Day Details
Date: Saturday, September 20, 2014

Location: Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 Broadway, Pearland, Texas

Start Time:  7 AM

Packet Pickup begins at 6:00 AM.

Course Description
The 5K  and 10K start and finish Pearland Town Center Pavilion.

Both courses are sanctioned by USATF.  
 5K Certification - TX11174ETM Course Map 
10K Certification - TX11175ETM Course Map

Southern Stars Lemonade Stand

Local Parents and Children are raising money at Southern Stars Lemonade Stand on Friday July 11th from 3pm-6pm at 3300 Southern Trails Dr, Pearland TX 77584 by the park and pool area. All the money will go towards Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation to help fight childhood cancer. The children are excited to help make homemade fresh squeezed lemonade and are excited to get donations to help other children.

Pearland City Council approves funding for library expansion

The Pearland City Council voted to approve a library expansion project for the Westside Library which will add approximately 4,000 sq. ft. of space to the facility. The additional space will provide seating and small group conversation/meeting areas that are not currently available.

“Libraries are no longer just places to study-they are exciting educational and cultural centers that offer programs ranging from painting lessons, to computer skills classes,” said Mayor Tom Reid.