Category Archives: Alvin

Law enforcement, Alvin ISD asks for help finding three local missing teens

Two Alvin ISD students have recently been reported missing, and law enforcement is reaching out to the community for assistance.

Anyone that may have information about the following students’ locations is encouraged to make contact immediately with the appropriate law enforcement agency as listed below.

 

Taylor

Nolan

 

Taylor Dolan is a sophomore at Manvel High School. Her last confirmed location was Manvel High School on Tuesday afternoon (Mar. 29). At this time, no foul play has been confirmed. Please contact the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Department at (979) 849-2441 with any information regarding Dolan’s location.

 

Daniela

Leon

Daniela Leon is a sophomore at Alvin High School. Daniela’s family last knew her confirmed location on Monday (Mar. 28). At this time, no foul play has been confirmed. Please contact the Alvin Police Department at (281) 388-4370 with any information regarding Daniela’s location.

 

 

 

Michelle

Noria

Detectives in Angleton are also working to locate 17-year-old Michelle Marie Noria. According to police, Noria is a Hispanic female, and was last seen on Mar. 18. She could possibly be in the Houston area. Noria is 5’2″ and weighs approximately 170 pounds. Please contact the Angleton Police Department at (979) 849-2383 with any information and refer to case 2016-000497.

State and Local Leaders Join Memorial Hermann Medical Group Alvin for an Open House

Alvin MHMG Opening

State and local leaders along with several community members attended an open house and ribbon cutting at Memorial Hermann Medical Group Alvin

Memorial Hermann Medical Group Alvin recently hosted a ribbon cutting and open house at its new clinic, where a number of state and local leaders, along with key community members were in attendance.

Kial Vidic, advocacy director for U.S. congressman Pete Olson, state senator Larry Taylor, state representative Ed Thompson, Brazoria County Commissioner Stacy Adams and Alvin Mayor Paul Horn were joined by several Alvin and Pearland city council members, along with leaders from Alvin ISD, Alvin ISD education foundation and leaders from Memorial Hermann for the official ribbon cutting.

“Now that we are officially open, we’re looking forward to serving the healthcare needs of Alvin with high quality, patient-centered care,” says Dr. Jeffery Gubbels, vice president, Medical Operations, Memorial Hermann Medical Group. “Memorial Hermann Medical Group Alvin will provide a convenient and affordable entry point into the wide range of medical services and expertise available through Memorial Hermann.”

At the new clinic, family medicine physician Dr. Ryan Jennings, M.D., will provide primary care for adults and children age 5 and older. Memorial Hermann Medical Group Alvin also offers occupational medicine which includes: Department of Transportation/Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (DOT/FMCSA) physicals; company pre-hire/ongoing drug screens, breath alcohol tests; and vision and hearing tests.

“We are excited to have Memorial. Hermann Medical Group open in Alvin and serving our residents with high quality healthcare,” says Paul Horn, Mayor of Alvin. “Memorial Hermann has a long-standing relationship with the Alvin and Manvel communities through various community partnerships. We are thankful for their expanded commitment to our community through this new primary care clinic.”

Dr. Jennings is seeing patients at 252 Bypass 35 N, Suite D, Alvin, TX 77511. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 281-388-3700, or online through ScheduleNow at mhmg.memorialhermann.org.

County Task Force arrests nine in prostitution sting, four in Pearland

The Brazoria County Narcotics Task Force (BCNTF) recently completed Phases One and Two of “Operation Red November,” which cracked down on prostitution in the county.

Five arrests were made Tuesday (Nov. 9) in the southern part of the county, including one of Brazoria County Crime Stoppers’ “Most Wanted” criminals.

Four people were arrested Wednesday (Nov. 10) in the 1900 block of Country Place Parkway in Pearland.

They are identified as Gabriel Munoz Alvarez a.k.a. “Valeri,” age 38; Darya Sands, 20; Katerina Gutierrez, 24; and Donna McGhee, 20.

Alvarez and Gutierrez were charged for the third time each with Prostitution, and Sands and McGhee were charged for Prostitution for the first time. Alvarez and Sands were also charged with Possession of Marijuana.

Electronics were also seized at the scene and will be examined for evidence as the investigation moves forward.

“We got leads on these folks from, ‘client referral,’ said Sgt. James Brawner of the BCNTF. “We arrest the prostitutes and the johns. This is an equal opportunity sting,” he added.

The BCNTF consists of agencies across the county working together toward a common goal. The agencies represented in northern Brazoria County include the Alvin and Pearland Police Departments, as well as the Brazoria County Sheriff’s Office.

Alvin ISD school bond passes

West Pearland and other Brazoria County voters gave approval to Alvin ISD’s $245 million school bond proposal Tuesday (Nov. 3).

The measure passed by a margin of approximately 59 percent with a total of 4,921 votes in favor of the measure over 3,404 in opposition (41 percent) according to unofficial results.

The proposal includes $41 million for a new central district stadium in addition to approximately $160 million for three new elementary schools, one replacement elementary school and one new junior high school. Additional money for upgrades to Memorial Stadium are also included in the bond package.

Funding for a new satellite transportation facility, phase two of a career and technical center, upgrades to the Alvin High School auditorium, land for the district’s fourth high school and another elementary school along with a number of other upgrades to district facilities were also included in the bond proposal.

Small town wants to build 5 of the costliest schools in Texas history

Manvel High School is the newer of the district’s two high schools, although a third is on the way.

Manvel High School is the newer of the district’s two high schools, although a third is on the way.

(Watchdog.org) – A good 10 miles out past the farthest reaches of Houston’s vast outskirts, there’s a town called Alvin (pop. 25,000) that’s best known for its wild animal park. But if school officials get their way, Alvin will be known for building five of the most expensive elementary and junior high schools Texas has ever seen.

To pay for those schools, Alvin Independent School District would like to issue some bonds that would shoot it past San Antonio ISD as one of the state’s most indebted school districts – and not merely per capita. District residents would be on the hook for roughly $1 billion, counting interest payments, in a district that has about $6.5 billion in taxable property.

To put it in household terms, if you’ve got $40,000 in equity on a $260,000 house, actually you’ve got nothing. That’s how much you owe the school district.

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Representative Ed Thompson Named Fighter for Free Enterprise

Seal-2015_FighterAustin — The Texas Association of Business (TAB) recently honored State Representative Ed Thompson with the Fighter for Free Enterprise award for his principled leadership during the 84th Legislative Session. Thompson also received this award for his work during the 83rd Session in 2013.

“I am grateful for this esteemed recognition,” Thompson said. “As a small business owner, I understand the challenges and difficult choices we have to make to stay afloat in this economy. As a legislator, I remain committed to making Texas a great place to live and work.”

Rep Ed Thompson headshot

Representative Ed Thompson serves the 29th District in the Texas House of Representatives representing Pearland, Manvel, Alvin, Brookside Village, Iowa Colony, Hillcrest, Rosharon, and Liverpool. He serves on the House Environmental Regulation Committee and as Vice Chairman of the House Land and Resource Management Committee.

“We want to thank Rep. Thompson for his support of the Texas business community,” said TAB CEO Bill Hammond. “Rep. Thompson, by his support of Texas business, is helping to keep our economy strong and maintain our lead in job creation. That benefits all Texans.”

The Texas Association of Business represents companies from small businesses to the largest multi-national corporations in nearly every community in Texas. TAB works to improve the Texas business climate and to help make our state’s economy the strongest in the world. TAB’s legislative priorities focus on bringing jobs to Texas, promoting economic prosperity, and creating a thriving workforce.

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First Aid & CPR Workshop Oct. 17

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Illegal immigrant accused of sexually assaulting Pearland teen found hiding in clothes dryer

Brazoria County Jail

Brazoria County Jail

A 25-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old Pearland girl with Down Syndrome was arrested in Alvin Thursday (Aug. 27).

According to Brazoria County investigators, Jesus Atrian was tracked to a residence located in the 5000 block of County Road 397 after an anonymous tipster called to offer information. Officers were quickly dispatched to the home where the suspect was reportedly found hiding in a clothes dryer. He was arrested without incident and taken to the Brazoria County Jail where he remains in custody on a $500,000 bond.

The accusations against Atrian stem from an incident reported by the victim’s family Monday (Aug. 24) when the suspect allegedly assaulted a Pearland teen and then fled the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital and later released.

Meanwhile, Brazoria County Sheriff Department’s officials issued an appeal to the public for help finding Atrian, who was a registered sex offender. Court records show Atrian plead guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact following an incident in August 2014. He’d been sentenced to eight years of probation and was ultimately turned over to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for deportation to his home country. It is not known when the suspect returned to the U.S.

Atrian is scheduled to appear before a Brazoria County Grand Jury in the coming weeks.

Thompson to Hold Town Hall Meeting July 13

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Program educates students on dangers of social media, synthetic drugs, distracted driving

PRESS RELEASE
Alvin ISD Police Officers, Paula Parker and Teresa Garrett with Manvel High School Students during the skits performances.

Alvin ISD Police Officers, Paula Parker and Teresa Garrett with Manvel High School Students during the skits performances.

About a year ago, every Alvin ISD Police officer was tasked with taking on additional responsibilities. These responsibilities included taking on a more proactive role in educating students on the dangers they may face in a variety of situations.

Knowing that she could count with the support of the district’s police department to enrich the education of Manvel High School students, assistant principal, Latoya Easter, asked the Alvin ISD Police Department to conduct a presentation for the senior and junior classes on an array of hot topics such as synthetic drugs and social media. During the planning phase, Officer Paula Parker suggested to also add the safe teen driving topic to the presentation. Officer Parker, along with Officer Teresa Garrett, put together a plan to engage the students during what would be an almost 3 hour presentation.

On April 1, Parker and Garrett, with the assistance of the Manvel EMS senior paramedic, Stephanie Enloe, led few awareness sessions specially designed to educate young teenagers not only about the dangers of irresponsible usage of social media, synthetic drugs, and distracted driving, but also to inform them about the legal consequences of these acts.

“I believe educating our youth of today to the reality of issues they are most often faced with, offers them an insight that may one day be the positive influence they reflect back on. I love educating, mentoring, and informing students. To offer students any advice that could one day be their saving grace, is the drive behind my passion,” said Parker.

An important part of the presentation was that students were able to assist with the delivery of the messages. The Manvel High School Theater Department selected students from its program to act out skits prior to each presentation. The skits were written by the students, in collaboration with Easter and the school’s theater director, David Soward. The skits portrayed the students irresponsibly using social media, and consuming alcohol and drugs. Each skit showed the consequences of these acts and how they could negatively impact the lives of students.

“We hope to expand our efforts to include additional officers at more campuses. Officer Parker is currently taking the lead in this effort, but it is our ultimate goal to have all our officers involved in this effort. Their willingness and ability to fulfill this educational mandate will be a requirement for employment,” added Alvin ISD Police Commander Jorge Trevino.

The Alvin ISD Police Department is working with the district Guidance Coordinator, Chenda Moore, and with Ana Pasarella, the district Family Engagement Coordinator, to offer a Parent Awareness Summit on May 9. The Summit will be held at Fairview Junior High School and is open to all the parents in the Alvin ISD community. This will be the first of a series of Parent Awareness Summits that will be offered during the upcoming 2015-16 school year.

For more information about the Parent Awareness Summits, please contact Ana Pasarella at apasarella@alvinisd.net or Chenda Moore at cmoore@alvinisd.net or Officer Paula Parker at pparker@alvinisd.net.