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Mayors from Manvel and Pearland Tour the New Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital

Mayor Reid and Mayor Martin Tour

Manvel Mayor Delores Martin, Director of Physician Resources Rebecca Lilley, Sr. VP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Pearland Mario Garner and Pearland Mayor Tom Reid.

Manvel Mayor Delores Martin and Pearland Mayor Tom Reid recently toured the new Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital. The hospital will open March 29.

Memorial Hermann Pearland is located at 16100 South Freeway on the southbound side of Highway 288 near FM 518.

Annual Indian Cultural Devotional Retreat to be held Dec 19-27

A section of kids after the play performanceGlobal Organization for Divinity and Houston Namadwaar will conduct their annual grand celebration of devotion and culture, from December 19th to 27th this year through a 10-day “Madhura Utsav” (sweet celebration). The celebration will be filled with kirtan, music, dance and a daily evening lecture in English on the ancient Indian text Srimad Bhagavatam by Mr. Ramanujam, disciple of His Holiness Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamiji of India. Over 120 visitors from across the USA are expected to come to Houston to attend this event in the Pearland area.

Daily daytime events – that include kirtan, reading from Srimad Bhagavatam, processions within Namadwaar premises – will be held at Namadwaar Prayer House located at 3642 Bailey Ave, Manvel TX 77578. The evening events – children’s cultural performances, classical music concerts and dance performances, followed by the lecture series – will be held at Huong Lam Buddhist Temple at 4203 CR 89 (Old Chocolate Bayou Road), Manvel TX 77578.

Event inside Namadwaar Prayer HouseThe speaker, Mr. M.K. Ramanujam, who has visited the Houston area several times before, is an excellent speaker who has absorbed the intricate essence of Indian philosophy directly from his Master. His brilliant, insightful discourses throw beautiful, meaningful, practical light on the subtle aspects of devotion and spirituality. All the listeners will feel inspired and refreshed after listening to his discourses.

Everyone is welcome to participate in this unique celebration and to attend the lectures. All events are free and open to the public. Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served on all the days.

Mr. Ramanujam will also conduct two workshops in the Houston area, organized by Love to Share Foundation America. The “Purpose of Anger” workshop will be held on Dec 18, 7 to 8:30pm at New Life Plaza, 3946 CR 58, Manvel TX 77578. He will also conduct a meditation session at MD Anderson main hospital on Thursday Dec 17, Noon to 1 pm. For more information about these sessions, please call 281-402-6585.

Global Organization for Divinity (G.O.D.) and Namadwaar Prayer House aim to promote peace, harmony and universal love amid cultural diversity. G.O.D. is involved in several spiritual, cultural activities in the Houston area, and along with its sister organization, Love to Share Foundation America (LTSF), performs several community and social service activities.

For more information about the event or about G.O.D., Namadwaar or LTSF, please email houston.god@godivinity.org or visit www.godivinity.org and www.lovetosharefoundation.org.

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.

Free Community Health Fair – Sep 26 in Manvel with Screenings, Consultations and Vaccines

Logo111The fifth annual ‘Life and Soul’ free health fair organized by Love to Share Foundation America, a nonprofit community-based organization, will be held on Sep 26 from 8 am to 12 pm at New Life Plaza (Sai Primary Care), 3945 CR 58, Manvel, TX. The event is completely free, open to all. Except for screening mammograms, no prior registration is required. Honorable Mayor Delores Martin of Manvel, Honorable Mayor Tom Reid of Pearland and State Representative Ed Thompson will kick-off the event at 8 am.

Life and Soul 2015 is supported by Texas Medical Association, UTMB – Project Pink Warrior (Susan Komen Grant), Pearland Medical Center, HEB Plus, Walmart, Internal Medicine Associates of Houston, Tuscany Village, Walgreens,  Alvin Community College, Southeast Cardiovascular Associates, Texas Eye Institute, Genesis Hearing Clinic, Third Coast Terminals, US Imaging, Sleep Center of Kirby, Kroger, Fiesta, Foodarama, Shipley’s Donuts, Dominos, Starbucks, Smoothie King, Cooling Tower & Solutions and Bandy & Associates, Inc.

Over 50 volunteers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, high school students and others work selflessly to make this event a reality!

 The screenings for this year include Body Mass Index, Blood Pressure, Blood Glucose, Lung Function Test, Bone Density, Pulse Oximetry, Carotid Doppler, Vision and Glaucoma screening, Free Otoscopy and Hearing evaluations. Free Mammogram Screenings will be conducted by UTMB.  To schedule a Free Mammogram please call 979-864-8415 and mention Life and Soul 2015. 8-10 hours fasting is required for the blood tests. General practitioners and specialists will be available to provide free consultations.

Free vaccines (flu shots and shingles shot) will also be made available to eligible candidates while supplies last, thanks to the grant awarded by Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise-Immunize program. A Diabetes Workshop will be conducted by internist Dr. Lakshmi Seshadri. Interested persons should call 281.412.6606 to register. Hard Hats for Little Heads initiative of Texas Medical Association will be supporting free helmet giveaways to children and adults to prevent head injury.

Love to Share Foundation America thanks its sponsors, volunteers and the community for their overwhelming support and welcomes the community to take advantage of the free screenings and vaccinations this year as well.

Volunteers at Love to Share Foundation America also work at grass roots levels to lend a helping hand to the under privileged, to empower individuals with  accessible healthcare, education, leadership skills, and clean environment thus enhancing the quality of life and paving the way for sustainable communities.

For more information about Love to Share Foundation, please visit www.lovetosharefoundation.org, email contact@lovetosharefoundation.org, or call 281-402-6585.

Trooper hit by car during vehicle search near Manvel

A DPS trooper was injured Wednesday (Sept. 16) morning when he was struck by a vehicle along CR 58 near CR 48 near Manvel.

Officials say the trooper was assisting a colleague with a vehicle search when another car struck him.

He was taken by ambulance to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.

Wreck on 288 kills HISD student

TransstarTwo vehicles were involved in a fatal crash on 288 at Croix Rd. in Manvel Tuesday (Aug. 18) at about 7:30 p.m. All northbound lanes of 288 were shut down until about 11:00 p.m.

According to Manvel Police, a vehicle broke down in a flowing lane of traffic on 288 at Croix Road. Another car containing six people slammed into the disabled vehicle. One female, a student in HISD, was killed in the crash and the other five were taken via LifeFlight to the hospital. They are listed in serious condition.

Congratulations to Silvercreek’s Yard of the Month Winners!


Congratulations to Lang and Lieu Nguyen of Canyon Bluff Dr., Silvercreek’s Yard of the Month winners!

Lang Nguyen and his wife Lieu have lived in Silvercreek since October, 2003. They moved from Maryland to relocate and find the beautiful house which they live in now.

Before they moved to Texas, Lang was a Bilingual English-Vietnamese Interviewer. He had received intensive training in conducting telephone interviews in English and Vietnamese for CHIS, a health study about the health of the people of California and what problems they face in getting health care and health insurance.

Lang was a volunteer at S. Hospital Emergency Room in Rockville, Maryland. He provided interpretation services for Vietnamese patients and physicians/staff, contributed to more efficient patient care and conducted telephone interviews with Vietnamese-speaking patients regarding their medical conditions and physical symptoms.

Lang also was the President/CEO of Advertising and Commercial Photographic Services In Bethesda, Maryland for 26 years. With technology changing his profession, Lang started exploring options to work from home.

The Nguyens’ goal was to close their photography business and leave the Washington D.C. area after their two daughters finished college. The oldest is now an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ball State University in Indiana. She has 2 children. The younger one is an incredible artist and school teacher in Maryland.

Since their daughters graduated from college, the Nguyens were able to move closer to their family and friends in Texas.

They now work from home part-time, using the Internet to expand their online business.

They say their favorite thing about Silvercreek is, “How friendly it is! Our neighbors wave to us every time they walk or drive by!”

Dawson High Student Council Donates Memorial Stone to Manvel High

5512dd61651a9.imageOn the morning of March 24, members of the Dawson High School Student Council stopped by Manvel High School to donate a memorial stone in honor of Zori Petrova, Josh Rodriguez, and Sara Silvas.

The three students lost their lives in a tragic car accident earlier in the school year. “We truly appreciate the thoughtfulness of the students and staff at Dawson High School, and all of the support that our students continue to receive from the community,” said Charlotte Liptack, principal of Manvel High School. “This stone will allow for these three students to never be forgotten by everyone who walks through the doors of Manvel High School.”

The campus is currently in the process of developing a memorial garden in honor of every Manvel High School student who has lost his or her life. The garden will be funded using donations that have recently been given to the campus in honor the three students, and will include the stone donated by Dawson High School.

ACC Aims to Construct Satellite Campus Near Manvel

Photo By Kim Christensen/Photographer

Photo By Kim Christensen/Photographer

As Alvin Community College proceeds with plans to sell its former Pearland Center, the college’s leaders are interested in constructing a facility near Manvel.

L.H. “Pete” Nash, chairman of the ACC Board of Regents, said the college has signed a contract to sell the 56,057-square-foot campus at 2319 North Grand Blvd. near FM 518. The campus was once home to C.J. Harris Elementary School and to Pearland High School. No ACC classes have occurred there since 2013.

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Pearland, Alvin to Co-Host Disability Resource Fair April 18

Do you have a child with autism or another developmental disability?

The third annual Bridging the Gap Between Home and School Resource Fair will be Saturday, April 18, 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Manvel High School (19601 Highway 6).

This free event is presented by Pearland and Alvin independent school districts and the Special Education Parent Advisory Committee.

Sessions will address issues from childhood through young adulthood — from behavioral support, self-help, safety, assistive technology and communication skills to community services, successful school relationships, parenting/family dynamics and fostering self-advocacy/independence.

The event is open to family members and professionals. Breakfast, childcare and refreshments will be provided.

To register for this free event and reserve childcare space, please visit https://autismalvinpearland.eventbrite.com.

For more information, contact Mary Kate Puna, Pearland ISD lead speech-language pathologist, at 281-485-3203.