Pearland - Friendswood Edition | July 2020

PEARLAND FRIENDSWOOD EDITION

VOLUME 6, ISSUE 8 | JULY 17 - AUG. 13, 2020

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Pearland, Friendswood discuss steps toward equality

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“The ideal is that we should be part of the community. We need to cooperate and get along with each other.” Charles Wagner, Brazoria County sheri ff “If we are to be equal, we can’t beat our citizens in the street.” Eugene Howard, Brazoria County NAACP president “Overwhelmingly, the majority of peace o ffi cers in Texas are good people.” Henry Trochesset, Galveston County sheri ff “[Adults] have to be very careful how we handle this. We have to be careful with how we position this in front our children.” Felicha Jones, Smart Scholars Foundation owner

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A few protests and town halls have been hosted in Pearland and Friendswood to honor George Floyd and to demand racial equality. (Haley Morrison/Community Impact Newspaper)

Residents, community leaders, police aim to eliminate police brutality in U.S.

of o ff enses do not happen locally. The Brazoria County chapter of the NAACP held a town hall in June to discuss changes that need to be made and how the community can come together. The event featured speakers from several municipalities and police departments in the county. The orga- nization also hosted a prayer service in

Pearland shortly after Floyd’s death. “Prayer resolves every situation. We wanted to bring our community together to assure that in our county and our community, people want to sit at the table and have those conversa- tions,” said Eugene Howard, the pres- ident of the Brazoria County chapter of

BY HALEY MORRISON

George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody in late May sparked a wave of protests in Houston, Pearland and Friendswood, calling for an end to police brutality and systemic racism. While the protests are dying down, work is still being done in Pearland and Friendswood to make sure these types

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2020 EDI T ION REAL ESTATE

“EVERY BUYER I HAVE HAD IS READY ANDWANTS TO BUY IN THE NEXT FEWWEEKS. IF WE ARE GOING TO GO OUT AND SHOW A HOUSE, THEY ARE READY TO MAKE AN OFFER RIGHT AWAY.” Alina Rogers, Sparrow Realty Agent

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Pearland, Manvel see real estate growth as COVID - 19 con fi nes residents to homes

+12.67% FROM 2019 While real estate in the Houston region has su ff ered due to COVID-19, ZIP 77578 in Manvel has listed and sold more homes in spring 2020 than spring 2019. 107 homes sold between March- May ZIP CODE SPOTLIGHT: 77578 homes listed for sale between March-May 658 SOURCE: SPARROW REALTY / COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER +9.18% FROM 2019

2020 EDI T ION REAL ESTATE

BY HALEY MORRISON

Manager Russell Bynum thought the real estate market needed to brace itself for a fi nancial hit. “In our minds, if people aren’t showing up, they aren’t going to buy. So, we thought, ‘OK, we will see sales CONTINUED ON 20

When the coronavirus hit and began to shut down schools and the econ- omy this spring, home sales began to drop across Houston. When sales dipped in March and April, Hillwood Communities General

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