Capt. Angela Hays Memorial Fund Seeks to Support Child

Angie, Audrey and Samantha in happy times

Angie, Audrey and Samantha in happy times

For those who would like to donate to the Angela Hays Memorial Fund, which has been established for the care of her daughter, Audrey, please click here.

If you’d like to print and share flyers, click HERE.


Pearland Police: Traffic Stop Uncovers Baby Bottle Filled with Codeine

Pearland-resident Elijah Alexander Hoyt, 20, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance Wednesday (Feb. 26).

Pearland-resident Elijah Alexander Hoyt, 20, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance Wednesday (Feb. 26).

A Pearland man was recently jailed on felony drug-possession charges after police allegedly found a baby bottle filled with codeine in his car.

According to Pearland Police reports, a patrol officer noticed a car turn into the wrong lane from Cullen Blvd. onto Broadway around 3:20 a.m. Wednesday (Feb. 26). The officer initiated a traffic stop but the driver reportedly turned into a parking lot, drove around a building and through a drive-through before stopping for the officer.

The driver, Elijah Alexander Hoyt, 20, was arrested following an investigation at the scene when a search of his car allegedly uncovered a baby bottle filled with a liquid that tested positive for codeine.

Hoyt was taken to the Pearland Jail where he remains in custody on a $10,000 bond. A Brazoria County Grand Jury is expected to review the case in the coming weeks.

Scout Troop 464 Pancake Supper and Auction March 7

Griddles are warming and auction items are ready as Pearland Scout Troop 464 prepares for its 31st Annual Pancake Supper and Auction.

The citywide event, to be held Saturday, March 7 at the Family Life Center of Pearland’s First United Methodist Church, has become an annual family tradition for many Pearlanders.

The troop is excited about this year’s supper due to the continued growth of the event and the donated items that will be sold in the live and silent auction. Last year over 900 meals were served, with plans this year to serve even more.

Auctioneer Craig Slater reports the live and silent auctions, which will run concurrent with the supper throughout the evening, will feature many exciting items from camping gear and gift packages to keepsake collectables, tickets to area events and handmade crafts.

Slater, who also serves as the troop’s Charter Representative, says, “We simply could not do this event without the generosity of families and area businesses who believe in Scouting. We want everyone to come out and enjoy some great food, great fellowship, and buy some one-of-a-kind auction items.”

“This supper is our only fundraiser,” adds Scoutmaster David Albee. “The proceeds of this supper and auction fund the troop activities for the entire year. The support of area businesses who donate food, supplies and auction items funds a program that is developing the future leaders of our community.” Proceeds from the supper and auction will fund new troop gear and activities throughout the year. Experiencing continued growth over the past few years, the troop uses the proceeds to help fund camp registration fees, tents and additional camping gear.

The $6 price of admission features all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, ham, sausage, coffee, tea and lemonade. A dessert table will sell serving sizes of baked goods provided by scout families. Serving lines will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with tickets available at the door.

Rocha Fund and Funeral Information

Mary Rocha (2000 - 2015)

Mary Rocha (2000 – 2015)

Pearland lost another bright young person on Friday, Feb. 20, this time by her own hand. Cyberbullying has been cited as the catalyst for Mary Rocha’s final act.

If you’re interested in helping her family with funeral expenses, please click HERE.

To learn more about Cyberbullying and what you can do to stop and/or prevent it, visit

Funeral Information: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2:00 at Niday Funeral Home, located at 12440 Beamer Rd. Houston, TX 77089.


Pearland Senior Expo March 6 will host the Pearland Senior Expo on March 6 from 9am – 2pm at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 2101 Shadow Creek Parkway. This FREE event will feature a light lunch and grab bags to the first 100 attendees.

The Expo will feature valuable services, products and resources tailored to the senior community. There will also be free health screenings, guest speakers and live entertainment.

For more information, contact Whitnie Willis at 281-451-5442 or email

senior expo flier

2015 State of the City Address

The 2015 State of the City video is online! In front of an audience of more than 350 residents, local leaders and dignitaries, Mayor Tom Reid delivered his annual State of the City address at the First Church in Pearland. The Mayor spoke about the City’s financial health, public safety and Pearland’s growth.

Terry Fox Fun Run April 26

Come out for a fun family event – Terry Fox Run Houston, 5K & 10k Family Fun Run & Walk. Sunday, April 26 @ 8:00 am. Tom Bass Park. To register or volunteer:



Country Place Golf Course Renamed and Revamped

MayorPearland Golf Club at Country Place, located at 3123 Flower Ln. near the intersection of McHard Rd. and Hwy 288, held its groundbreaking ceremony for the back nine holes on Wednesday (Feb. 18).

Country Place and Lakes of Country Place were recently annexed into the City of Pearland. It was this fact, plus completed renovations on the first nine holes, that prompted the renaming of Country Place’s golf course.

General Manger James Sowell said, “We are semi-private. That means we do offer memberships and our members are our first priority. But we also allow the public to come out and play for a fee. We hope to eventually be a private club, but right now is a good time for any golfer to come enjoy the newly renovated front nine.”

Golf course architect Jerry Blume renovated the first nine holes, or the “front nine,” in 2014. New greens, tee boxes, sand traps, irrigation and fairway aerification systems were added for a more luxurious, quality experience.

The last nine holes, or “back nine,” will be renovated beginning in the spring.

The groundbreaking ceremony celebrated the completion of the front nine and the impending renovations of the back nine.

Mayor Tom Reid, Council Members Tony Carbone and Greg Hill and Jim Johnson from the Pearland Chamber of Commerce were on hand with shovels for the ceremony.

“I was here when this course was built,” said Mayor Reid. “I feel a sense of ownership here. This is the fourth golf course in Pearland, though it was one of the first. It is truly something Pearland can be proud of.”

Also present were Sowell, John Rizzo with Pearland State Bank, who financed the project, and members of the new management company, CP Egret: President Michael Bell, Vice President Robert Williamson, Secretary Gayle Boitman and Treasurer Susan Langston.

Country Place residents Sandra Eliason, Diane Williams and were the co-chairs of the event.

The Pearland Golf Club at Country Place features 18 holes (nine are currently open), a driving range, a full-service grill called Tee Time, managed by CJ Gidry, a Pro Shop and a meeting room to accommodate tournaments. It is open to the public from 7:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily.

For more information, call 713-773-9603 or visit