Brazoria County Day 2015 Just Around the Corner!

If you live or work in Brazoria County, get out the largest red pen and mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 3, 2015 because you are invited to attend the world’s largest shrimp cocktail in Austin, Texas at Brazoria County Day. Events are also scheduled Monday, March 2 as well as Tuesday, March 3. Not only will you get the chance to chow down on some succulent Brazoria County shrimp, but you will have an opportunity to network with important businesses and political entities in the county.

“If you live in Brazoria County, please consider bringing your ideas and appetite to this popular theme event which has been ongoing every two years during the Legislative Session “said event Co-Chairman, Lucinda Henderson. “It’s become an Austin tradition.”

Brazoria County Day is one of the most attended events of the Legislative Session. Established 42 years ago by a handful of Brazosport Chamber of Commerce Board Members to show support for our state representatives and senators, they spotlighted Brazoria County and its important location on the Texas Gulf Coast. Those goals remain the same – keep Brazoria County in the spotlight and on the minds of our state leaders.

“Groups interested in having a presentation about the event can contact Debbie Pennington at The Alliance (979-848-0560 or, and we can make that happen,” said Greg Hill, event co-chairman. “In addition, Brazoria County Day 2015 is actively seeking funding for the event.”

To see how you can help or check for a complete list of events scheduled in Austin for Brazoria County Day, please access or “Like” us on Facebook.

Every year, Brazoria County Day coordinators, along with the county’s Chambers of Commerce, put together 300 goody bags filled with promotional items from county businesses and recreational sites. These bags are distributed to Brazoria County residents and are a good way to network. If your business has items they would like to add to the bags, please get 300 items to your local Chamber of Commerce.

Please note that there is a new Brazoria County Day Host hotel this year.

Hilton Austin

500 E. Fourth Street

Austin, Texas  78701

There is a special rate of $209 for single or double occupancy for Brazoria County Day. Brazoria County Day is Tuesday, March 3, 2015 with events on Monday and Tuesday. The hotel block is Sunday, March 1 with check out on Wednesday, March 4th. Guests can make reservations online at the link below, via 1-800-HILTONS, or contacting the hotel directly at 512-482-8000. The block is currently full, but check for cancellations.

Special Rate Code:  BRZ

Reservation link:

If you have a Brazoria County Driver’s License, if you’ve walked along our 21 miles of magnificent beaches, or driven on the Nolan Ryan Expressway, worked in one of our industries or played at any of our numerous festivals – we want you. Come to Austin because it’s important to support our elected officials in Austin and let them know the challenges we currently face in Brazoria County. We can also say “thank you” for the hard work they do that benefits our county. Brazoria County Day is one of those rare times in life when hard work and great fun happen together – come be a part of that celebration.

Booths Available for Dionisio Wine Fest Aug. 29


Hello Vendors! You are cordially invited to participate in the 4th Annual Dionisio Winery Wine Festival to be held on Saturday, August 29th 2015.

The attached application is for a 10×10 space to present your product(s) for sample or sale. Our festival is expected to be much larger this year! Last year, we had over 1000 attendees. This year we are anticipating over 2000 people! If you would like to join us this year, please complete the application below.

Please complete the application and return it no later than May 31st, 2015. We need your application in a timely manner so we may start advertising the event and design the event program. You may contact us by fax 1-713-738-6953; email to or mail to Dionisio Winery, 2110 Jefferson Street, Suite #119, Houston, TX 77003. Please note you will be listed on our Facebook page as soon as you confirm your attendance.
Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions regarding
Clarice (713) 408-3680
Dionisio Winery Manager


Help PISD Education Foundation Provide More Grants for Teachers

The Founders Campaign Pearland ISD Education Foundation has been created to support the educational programs for both Pearland ISD students and staff. The foundation will provide funds for educational programs and activities that either have not been funded or have been under-funded by the district’s normal operating budget. These funds will be used to facilitate student achievement and skill development, to recognize and encourage staff excellence and to expand community involvement from individuals, businesses and civic organizations.

Founders’ Campaign Goal is “$150,000″
Campaign ends 2.28.15  

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today!

Click HERE for more information!

Pearland Police Release Details about Smoothie Factory Robbery

On Friday (Jan. 9) shortly after 10:00 a.m. a masked suspect robbed the Smoothie Factory located at 2800 Broadway, Suite P. in Pearland.

According to police, the suspect was approximately 5’0″ in height and wore a black mask over the face, had on black gloves, a gray hoodie and white camouflage pants.

The suspect had a speech impediment as well as an awkward gait, possibly due to an injured or crippled foot.

The suspect displayed a pistol during the offense.

In addition to store property, the suspect had the clerk provide a wallet from her vehicle.

The suspect’s clothing was baggy and covered even the face, so a more precise description is not available. Pearland Police provided photos from video surveillance.

For more information or to report tips about this case, contact Det. J. Page at 281-997-4202 or via email at Tips can also be provided to Brazoria County Crimestoppers at 800-460-2222 or online at






Farmers Market Chain Coming to Pearland

The land is being cleared and the permitting process has begun for Pearland’s newest offering for healthy living choices.

Sprouts Farmers Market is expected to open in July at 2718 Old Chocolate Bayou (CR 89) across FM 518 from the Kroger shopping center.

According to the company’s website, Sprouts Farmers Market “Works to deliver the best possible shopping experience, helping customers live a healthy lifestyle at an affordable price—not just buy groceries.

“Sprouts is a healthy grocery store offering fresh, natural and organic foods at great prices. Since 2002, we’ve been committed to providing our customers with the best-in-class service — and to improving it every day.

“This commitment has taken us from a small grocery store in Chandler, Ariz. to the leading food retailer we are today. We’re proud to serve customers in 10 states with more than 190 stores.

“Our money-back guarantee, online experiences and product promotions allow us to serve more customers in fresh, new ways.

“We have a passion for produce and a devotion to deals. Our buyers are determined to bring you the best values in healthy food, so you can always find your favorites.

“You’ll find mountains of fresh fruits and vegetables, barrels of wholesome grains, nuts and sweets, full-service deli, meat and seafood counters—complete with homemade burgers and sausages.

“Roam around our spacious aisles and you’ll find fresh baked goods, eclectic beer and wine, gourmet cheese, sensibly priced vitamins and supplements, and thousands of natural, organic and gluten-free groceries.”

For more information about Sprouts Farmers Market, visit

Mayor Reid to Give State of City Feb. 12

Mayor Tom Reid will update the Pearland City Council, city staff and the community about recent city accomplishments and outline his plans for the upcoming year during his annual State of the City address scheduled for Thursday, February 12 at First Church of Pearland  located at 1850 Broadway, Pearland, Texas 77581 Pearland, Texas 77581 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The ticketed event is open to the public and includes a catered lunch. Seating is limited. To RSVP, click here.

Pearland in Top Three Best Places to Raise a Family

Three of Houston’s suburbs were named the Best Small Cities for Families in an analysis using U.S. Census data published on California-based NerdWallet Inc.’s site on Jan. 20.

The Houston suburbs that made the list were Pearland, League City and Sugar Land on the list of the top 50 small cities for families across the country.

Read more…

Notice of Regular PISD Board Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Pearland Independent School District will be held on January 20, 2015, beginning at 4:00 p.m. at 1928 North Main St., Pearland, Texas. The closed session will begin immediately after the opening of the meeting, followed by the public session at approximately 5:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The subjects to be discussed, considered, or upon which any formal action may be taken are listed below. The items listed in this notice may be taken in any order at the discretion of the Board.

Meeting Agenda Items  

Behind the Scenes at NASA’s One Year Event

On Thursday Jan. 15, NASA’s Johnson Space Center held a media event and a NASA Social about Expedition 44, which will take Astronaut Scott Kelly and Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko to the International Space Station (ISS), where they will remain for 365 days.

This mission has three purposes: to improve life on Earth, to experience low-Earth orbit for an extended time and to form international partnerships.

These goals will be met by the conduction of 400-500 scientific investigations that will take place during the one-year stay.

Kelly brings to the table his twin brother, former Astronaut Mark Kelly, who will provide control, or baseline, data on Earth while his twin spends a year in low-gravity conditions.

NASA Social participants were treated to two news conferences, a behind-the-scenes look at JSC and two informational briefings about space food and the Human Research Program.

Enjoy the slideshow below:

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