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Pearland Police Department to offer Rape Aggression Defense Class

The Pearland Police Department wants to make sure you are confident in any situation and has scheduled a series of Rape Aggression Defense System classes to begin in February.

The RAD System for Women is a comprehensive, personal safety course for women focusing on awareness, prevention, risk reduction and avoidance. The program offers realistic defense techniques and provides women with the knowledge to make educated decisions about resistance strategies.

The class is open to women of all ages and begins on Monday, February 5th from 5 pm – 8:30 pm at the Melvin Knapp Activity Center.

Those interested may learn more at  or email or call Officer Z. Davis at 281.997.4176.





Pearland FFA Booster Cub Presents ‘A Night At The Barn’


On Saturday, January 20 the Pearland FFA Booster Club will host its Annual ‘A Night At the Barn’ to raise funds for the Pearland FFA program.

Tickets are $20 for general admission or $200 for a table of 8 and includes a BBQ plate dinner, silent auctions and entry to the concert featuring the Junior Gordon Band.

The Club is currently seeking sponsors to help support this beneficial and charitable cause.

The Pearland FFA Booster Club is a non-profit organization created to provide support to FFA students and advisors.

For more information, visit the Pearland FFA Booster Club’s Facebook page at




High school football is back!

Football is finally in full swing —🏈

This Week’s Football Schedule:
Manvel Mavericks vs North Shore Mustangs
Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Alvin Memorial Stadium

Dawson Eagles vs Dobie Longhorns
Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Pasadena Memorial Stadium

Friendswood Mustangs vs Summer Creek Bulldogs
Thursday, September 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Turner Stadium in Humble

Pearland Oilers vs Pasadena Memorial Mavericks
Friday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at The Rig

Shadow Creek Sharks vs Kinkaid
Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at Barnhart Stadium

The Pearland Islamic Center opens temporary shelter for flood victims


As Tropical Storm Harvey wreaks havoc in Pearland, the Pearland Islamic Center opens doors to flood victims.

In a social media post from the Pearland Islamic Center Facebook page:

The Pearland Islamic Center has opened up a shelter in our facility to help those impacted by flooding in Garden Road and throughout the Pearland area. We will be open 24 hours a day, providing a dry place to stay, water, restroom and emotional support for displaced residents.

We are making arrangements to bring food and water as soon as the roads are reopened.

In the meantime, We are partnering with Red Cross and City of Pearland to supply food and water. We also need your help!

ISGH social service Sr Bibi Khan is working to provide us with blankets, pillow, and personal hygiene supplies. Our center will also be used as staging area for supplies in rest of Houston area flood victims.

Our Pearland Scout troops PACK 713 will be
helping us in distribution of food, water blankets, and pillows. Please contact Br Bassel Choucair if you want to volunteer:

Our urgent needs:
1. Ready to eat food.
2. Bottle water,
3. Blankets/pillows
4. Doctor’s for medical advice
5. Volunteers for guest registration, food distribution, and center custodian.

Please contact if you want to help!
Ashraf Hoque:(713)703-7084
Delwar Aziz:(832)630-0060

We also need following supplies:
Cleaning gloves
Dishwashing liquid
Laundry detergent
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Trash bags

Baby wipes

Canned food (tuna, veg, beans, chickpeas,soup)
Instant noodles
Box juices
Kids snacks
If you would like to donate to help with flood aid and relief, please donate to ISGH either online (PICISGH.ORG) or directly to Wallis State Bank Account, account number 52930 (Title: ISGH Relief Fund). All donations will be made directly to this fund to assist victims of Harvey.

I hope and pray for the safety and security of our citizens in Pearland and greater Houston area.

Best Regards
Abul Azad, Director
Pearland Islamic Center
Pearland, USA

The National Weather Service is predicting another 20 to 25 inches of rain for southeast Texas with some parts of Houston expected to accumulate as much as 50 inches of rain.

“It just really is a disaster that is only now beginning to unfold,” said meteorologist Patrick Burke of the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center. “I think we’re going to run out of words to describe this, honestly.”

The City of Pearland encourages residents to stay home when you can.  If you need a shelter, Text 43362 and type shelter and your zip code.

For the latest news and information, please follow the City of Pearland’s Facebook page.


3:18pm Update: The road to the shelter is flooded and impassible. The center plans to reopen later this week.


All you can eat sausage $9.95

Bring on the brats! King’s Biergarten has launched its annual Wurstfest celebration.

For the month of August, Kings is offering all-you-can-eat sausage starting at $9.95, including traditional, exotic and vegan varieties.

King’s Biergarten is located at 1329 East Broadway, Pearland, Tx 77581.

For more information or to make a reservation visit:






Back-to-school tax holiday starts August 11th

The State of Texas is holding its annual ‘Back to School’ sales tax holiday in just a few weeks.

The sales tax holiday begins Friday, Aug. 11th and ends on Sunday, Aug. 13.

Parents can save money on items like clothing, shoes, backpacks, and school supplies.  Layaway is also available for anyone who wants to get in on the tax-free deal. Items that have their last layaway payment made during the sales tax holiday as well as items that are put on layaway during the sales tax holiday qualify for the tax exemption.

There are exceptions. For example, the sales tax holiday does not apply to jewelry, handbags, purses, briefcases, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches and similar items.

The tax exemption only applies to qualified items that cost less than $100.

More information on Texas’ 2017 ‘Back to School’ sales tax holiday can be found at  Texas Comptroller’s Website.

The Texas tax break weekend has been an annual event since 1999.

Police chief reacts to guilty verdict for woman accused of killing a Pearland police officer

A Brazoria County jury finds the woman accused of killing a Pearland Police Officer guilty of intoxication manslaughter.

Police Chief Remarks After Guilty Verdict –

“Following today’s guilty verdict in the trial of Amber Willemsen, Chief of Police J. L. Spires released the following statement: The loss of an officer in the line of duty is never easy; the impact is felt by the entire department and the community; however, none are affected more than those that first responded to the scene. I would like to first recognize and thank the dispatchers who received the calls of Endy’s crash and the police officers, Firefighters and flight medics who responded to the scene that fateful night in June, 2016. They carried out heroic efforts to try and save the life of our fallen Brother and worked courageously and honorably, even when faced with the grim reality that Endy’s injuries were fatal. I would also like to recognize the outstanding work of investigators from the Pearland Police Department, Texas Department of Public Safety, the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department and others who collected evidence and conducted interviews for the investigation. They dedicated countless hours in the days, weeks, and months that followed this crash to make sure the defendant in this case would receive a fair trial. I would like also to recognize the outstanding work of the Brazoria County District Attorney’s Office, especially Jerri Yenne, Mary Aldous, and Ian Patin for their months of preparation of the case that got us to where we are today. Over the last few weeks as this case was presented in court, witnesses were called to testify, evidence was presented and then the men and women of the jury deliberated. Today as the guilty verdict was read we are satisfied that justice has been done. The past year has been a long and difficult journey for the Pearland Police Department; however, it is not one that we have had to make on our own. We have had great support from our community, our Citizen’s Police Academy, our chaplains, the 100 Club of Pearland, our co-workers from other departments in the city and even from strangers from around the nation; each of whom took the time to reach out to us with prayers and kind words after Endy’s death. Today’s verdict is just the next step in the healing process for Endy’s family, this department and our community. The effects of that terrible night in 2016 will continue to be felt for years to come. We will not forget Endy as we move forward, but with this verdict we can now continue the long process of healing. I ask that you keep Lucy, Julian and Endy’s mother, Ms. Addy and our department in your prayers.”

J. L. Spires Chief of Police

Officer Ekpanya was killed in the line of duty back at the intersection of Country Club and Broadway in Pearland. The 30-year-old officer was hit head-on while heading to a non-emergency call.  EOW 12 June 2016.

Ekpanya left behind a two-year-old son and a fiancé.

Amber Williamsen now faces from five to 99 years in prison.