Agenda for Pearland ISD Board of Trustee Meeting (4/11/2017)



The Pearland ISD Board of Trustees meets regularly on the second Tuesday of each month and invites citizens to attend.

Individuals may address the board during the citizen’s participation portion of the regular meeting; however, action cannot be taken on any item unless it is on the published agenda.

Individuals may sign up for citizen’s participation from 4-5 pm on the day of the regular meeting, with public comment at 5:05 pm — immediately after the opening of the meeting and declaration of a quorum.

Meeting Agendas:

All school board meetings are recorded, with audio and video available the morning after the meeting. These files are found on the PISD Meeting Archive page.

Board of Trustees contact information is found on PISD website:

Meetings are held at Pearland ISD, 1928 N Main St., Pearland, Texas 77581

Pearland High School Coach honored with a Mayoral Proclamation


Mayor Tom Reid honored Pearland High School Coach John Turner with a Mayoral Proclamation at a recognition ceremony held at the PHS Campus recently.

An unsuspecting Coach John Turner held back tears when he entered a room filled with his students, fellow coaches, Dr. David Davis (Sportswriter), Dr. John Kelly (PISD Superintendent) and Mayor Tom Reid.

Mayor Reid honored Coach Turner with a proclamation for his outstanding contribution to high school volleyball.

Mayor Reid told the audience, “A proclamation is not easily attained, it is something that is earned. It is something very special.  And to recognize this very special person, I would like to present Coach John Turner with a proclamation to honor him for his outstanding contribution to high school volleyball.”

“I, Tom Reid, by the power vested in me as the Mayor of the City of Pearland, Texas, do hereby proclaim March 23, 2017 John Turner Day.”

Coach Turner has coached at PHS since 1994 and is the school’s winningest coach with a record of 652 wins and 215 losses and that is

Turner will be retiring from the district in December 2017.



Agenda for Pearland City Council Meeting on 4/10/2017


Pearland City Council meetings are open to the public and are held on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 3519 Liberty Dr., Pearland, Texas 77581.

To view Pearland City Council’s Agenda for April 10, 2017, please visit:

City Council meetings can be watched live here:

According to the City of Pearland’s webstite,

Resident attendance at City Council meetings is always encouraged and welcomed as one part of citizen engagement in your local government. During the meeting, residents are provided time to speak, however, speakers are limited to a three-minutes for individual comments and the five-minutes for an individual speaking on behalf of a group. It is not a question-answer session, however, it is an opportunity to voice your thoughts with City Council. Additionally, residents can share information with City Council by contacting the City Secretary via phone or email. City staff is also always available and open to following-up and hearing about any concerns through contacting any City administrative department or the Office of the City Manager 281.652.1663 or

Global Organization for Divinity-India Welcomes Mayor Tom Reid

Repost from Indo American News

Shankar Hariharan of Global Organization for Divinity India, honoring Dr. Kas Saranathan

PEARLAND: Global Organization for Divinity USA celebrated Namadwaar Prayer House’s seventh anniversary with a number of events in the Pearland area over the weekend of March 4 and 5, that were attended by hundreds of people from around Houston and also visitors from other parts of the country.

The event was attended by the Honorable Mayor Tom Reid of Pearland who also had words of praise for Global Organization for Divinity and its sister

IMG_9607IMG_9608IMG_9609On Mar 4, evening, popular Houston drama troupe, Meenakshi Theaters, in support of Global Organization for Divinity, presented a historical play on the life of Saint Ramanuja, a famous 11th century Indian philosopher and leader whose 1000th birth anniversary is being commemorated this year, the world over. The play was performed to a full house and was very well received by the Houston community. Special guest Shankar Hariharan of G.O.D. India, Thara Narasimhan, community leader and connoisseur, as well as numerous members of the audience had high praises for the dedication and performance of the director Dr. Kas Saranathan and his team of actors, production and music personnel. This production was supported by the City of Pearland cultural arts grant through the Pearland Convention and Visitors’ Bureau.

The drama truly brought the life of the great saint to life and presented it beautifully, doing justice to his exalted life and accomplishments. Dr. Saranathan’s portrayal of Sri Ramanuja was outstanding and a lifetime achievement for him.

Love to Share Foundation America, and particularly their community service and support of cultural arts. During this program, as part of Love to Share Foundation America’s annual giving drive, donations of baby food, clothes and toys were collected and given to Variety Children Sierra Leone, a UNICEF-funded organization that works with children and women in Africa.
Namadwaar Prayer House’s anniversary celebrations continued on Sunday, March 5, morning with an inspiring special address from India by the organization’s guiding force and preceptor, His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji. This was followed by group sankirtan, and then a musical discourse on the life of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu by Smt. Uma Ranganathan.

That afternoon a special, inaugural “Walk with a Doc” event had been scheduled, but due to inclement weather, has now been postponed to Saturday March 25 at 8 AM. Sponsored by the Texas Medical Association and organized in Pearland/Manvel by Love to Share Foundation’s “Body, Mind & Soul” initiative, this is a free monthly 3K walk/run focused on encouraging physical exercise and a healthy lifestyle. The first 50 finishers in the inaugural walk will receive free t-shirts and pedometers. Registration is still open at

Namadwaar prayer house is located at 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX in the Pearland area. The Sri Ramanuja play proceeds supported a project to remodel the prayer house, with the aim to reinforce and increase the capacity of the current building structure.