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‘ITALL TIES TOGETHER’ 85 acres miles of trails 2 retention ponds 2 acre-feet capacity 441.66 dierent bird species 168 The John Hargrove Environmental Complex is one of multiple spaces among the cities of Friendswood and Pearland that incorporates recreational spaces into detention and retention ponds. The Delores Fenwick Nature Center includes multiple features. SOURCE: DELORES FENWICK NATURE CENTERCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER

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Pearland, Friendswood aim to mitigate ooding, incorporate recreational space BY ANDY YANEZ

through Pearland Assistant CityManager Trent Epperson said. Clear Creek snakes around Pearland’s northern portion, moving east into Friendswood and Clear Lake, and nally into Galveston Bay. Clear Creek, “It all ties together,” Epperson said. “It’s not jurisdictional, either. Clear Creek is our border between us and Harris County, and so it’s multijurisdictional.” Pearland will work on several drainage projects throughout the year, including smaller ones such as improvements to the Brookland Acres

neighborhood, Garden Road and O’Day Road. For drainage projects incorporat- ing recreational spaces, the city is pre- paring to expand the Hickory Slough Sportsplex—which also acts as a deten- tion pond—in 2023 and 2024, and it plans to begin construction on a new portion of the Clear Creek Trail in 2022. Similarly, Friendswood has a few dual-purpose projects planned, including the Forest Bend Park deten- tion basin the city expects to begin construction on in the rst half of 2022 as well as the FM 1959 detention CONTINUED ON 18

There were several drainage projects throughout Pearland and Friendswood that broke ground or nished up in 2021, and there will be more in 2022. Both cities will take on projects this year that are designed to help mitigate ooding issues, but there is also a dierent aspect Pearland and Friendswood ocials said they look to include: incorporating recreational and green spaces with these projects when possible. Within Pearland, a majority of the city’s drainage eventually ows

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NOWOPEN 1 Chick-l-A opened a new location Dec. 16 at 11520 Pearland Parkway, Houston. The restaurant is just north of Pearland’s city limits close to Beltway 8 and is locally owned and operated by Jason Deyo, who also owns and operates the location at 2660 Pearland Parkway, Pearland. Chick-l-A oers numerous chicken meals, including its signature chicken sandwich. 281-528-1944. www.chick-l-a.com 2 E&A Cigars opened its doors at 5740 Broadway St., Ste. 112, Pearland, in late October. The Cuban-owned local busi- ness sells and distributes both online and in-person, using seeds from Cuba to grow their tobacco that are all hand rolled and come in various packages. The business also oers a smoking lounge. 832-683-5605. www.eacigars.com 3 Forest Park South Funeral Home , located at 12560 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, opened for services the week of Dec. 27. It is owned by Dignity Memorial, which is the brand for Service Corporation International, a provider of funeral, ceme- tery and cremation services, according to a Service Corporation International news release. Forest Park South Funeral Home will hold its grand opening Jan. 20, when it will give away ve $1,000 scholarships to local high school students who submitted artwork and will also have it displayed in the funeral home. 832-553-0160. www.dignitymemorial.com 4 H-E-B opened a new store in Webster on Dec. 29. Located at , the new location resides at the intersection of El Dorado Boulevard and Gatebrook Drive. Before the COMPILED BY COLLEEN FERGUSON, SIERRA ROZEN & ANDY YANEZ

new location opened, the H-E-B at 16811 El Camino Real, Houston, closed Dec. 28. The Texas-based grocery store chain oers a produce, deli and bakery section as well as a pharmacy and attached gas station at multiple locations. H-E-B also oers many of its own brand of prod- ucts, such as milk, bread and ready-made snacks for purchase. 281-488-1601. www.heb.com 5 Yamamori Pearland on Dec. 1 opened its doors at 2510 Smith Ranch Road, Ste. 108, Pearland. The Japanese restau- rant oers a sushi bar and lunch and dinner menu featuring soups, salads, rolls and appetizers. 713-340-3116. www.yamamorisushihibachi.com 6 Spicy Panda opened its business Nov. 7 at 2110 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 188, Pearland. The Chinese restaurant boasts a diverse menu of chicken, pork, beef and seafood, such as its Three Flavor Pepper Chicken and Spicy Fish Fillet With Tofu. Spicy Panda also oers soups, appetizers and dumplings. It also has a location in 7 Willie’s Grill & Icehouse is expected to open a new location at 2600 Smith Ranch Road, Pearland, on Jan. 17, Hometown Social owner Rachel Austin said in an email. Hometown Social is working for the chain’s public relations and marketing. The Texas chain oers burger, chicken and seafood dishes, including the Icehouse Willie, a catsh and shrimp com- bo, and a Cajun re chicken sandwich. www.williesgrillandicehouse.com Kemah. 281-369-7580. www.thespicypanda.com COMING SOON 8 Gong Cha will open a new location in February at 1930 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 178, Pearland. The tea drink franchise

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has locations throughout the U.S. and pro- vides milk foam drinks, green tea, smooth- ies and lattes. www.gongchausa.com RELOCATIONS 9 That Vinyl Store on Nov. 9 moved to its new location at 607 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. 19, Friendswood. The arts and crafts store uses both heat transfer and adhesive vinyl and oers custom shirts, cups, decals, jewelry and gifts. The store moved from its previous location at 208 S. Friendswood Drive. 832-569-2655. www.facebook.com/thatvinylstore 10 A B Sea Preschool on Jan. 6 moved to its new location at 4540 Broadway St., Pearland. The child development center has been in Pearland for ve years and provides children from 18 months old to kindergarten with learning experiences for social, emotional, physical and cog- nitive development. A B Sea Preschool oers various part-time and full-time pro- grams, including in art, science, math and literacy, and uses a play-based approach for students to engage in. 832-243-4602. www.abseapreschool.com

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PEARLAND Pearland experienced 37.89% population growth in the last 10 years. During that time, the city’s white population dropped from about 60% of Pearland’s total population in 2010 to 42.53% in 2020.

FRIENDSWOOD Friendswood’s population increased by 15.1% in the last 10 years. Unlike Pearland, Friendswood’s white population remained the overwhelming majority, making up 73.93% of its total population.

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Populations have grown both in Pearland and Friendswood and across Texas in the last decade. Population changes

Quick community facts

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Tax rates across the Pearland and Friendswood area were set from middle through the latter end of 2021, some of which changed from what they were in 2020. Property tax rates (per $100 valuation) Top tax rates

In Pearland, local demographics look more diverse among race and ethnic groups while a majority of Friendswood residents are white.

24.74% 42.53% 19.86% 0.53% 14.98% 0.07% 7.32% 14.72%

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www.maithaiphogrill.com $$ 7 Pho & More 104 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. G, Friendswood 8325694753 https://pho-and-more-restaurant.business.site $$ K CUBAN 8 The Cuban Flavor 709 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. G, Friendswood 8325695750 www.facebook.com/thecubanavors $$ B K DESSERTSSWEETS 9 Bonus Cafe

2570 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 130, Pearland 2818095042 www.bonussweets.com $ 10 The Box Bakery and Kitchen 1130 Broadway St., Ste. 114, Pearland 2819478137 www.theboxbak.com $$ B K 11 Bread and More 1826 Country Place Parkway, Ste. 106, Pearland 8322885426 http://bread-and-more-by-chef-joey. business.site $ B 12 Crescent City Connection 3126 FM 528, Webster 8325694741

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DINING AMERICAN 1 Burger Nation 9515 W. Broadway St., Ste. 119, Pearland 8327796779 www.burger-nation.com $ 2 JLB Eatery 145 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood 2818165003 www.thejlbeatery.com $$ K 3 Hometown Sports Bar & Grill 1853 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 135, Pearland

4 Texas Pit Stop Prime 20794 Gulf Freeway, Webster 2818102222 www.txpitstopbbq.com $$$ B K 5 CTs 2111 W. Parkwood Ave., Ste. 115, Friendswood 8325692240 https://friedcts.com $$ K ASIAN 6 Mai Thai Pho & Grill 3145 Silverlake Village Drive, Ste. 112, Pearland 8324067977

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31 BLCK Market 11200 Broadway St., Ste. 940, Pearland 3469075840 www.blckmarkethouston.com FARMERSMARKETS 32 Brookside Village Farmers Market 5810 Brookside Road, Brookside Village www.brooksidevillagemarket.com 33 Old Pearland Farmers Market 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland www.facebook.com/opfm21 HEALTH PRODUCTS 34 Greenlight Organics CBD and Wellness 1853 Pearland Parkway, Ste. 111, Pearland 8322308639 www.greenlight-organics.com OUTDOOR ITEMS 35 Southside Board Shop 19760 Gulf Freeway, Webster 8329325010 www.southsideskateshop.com HOME DECOR 36 Pearland Floors and Design 1607 N. Main St., Pearland 3469018094 www.pearlandoorsanddesign.com This list is not comprehensive.

$ 18 The Healthy Vibe 2552 E. Broadway St., Ste. 100, Pearland 2816241564 www.facebook.com/thehealthyvibe.htx $ 19 NamasTEA & Ice Cream 104 S. Friendswood Drive, Ste. B, Friendswood 8325695000 www.facebook.com/namasteafw $

2817418188 www.yourboutiqueshop.com LIQUOR STORES 25 The Art of Liquor 8201 Broadway St., Ste. 158, Pearland 8326727169 www.the-art-of-liquor.business.site 26 CP’s Liquor 12568 Broadway St., Ste. 180, Pearland 3467734950 www.cpsliquor.com 27 Jellos Liquor 8321 Broadway St., Ste. 116, Pearland 8327709939 www.jellosgroup.com TOYSGAMES 28 Stan’s Pop Shop 17070 Hwy. 3, Webster 8329052922 www.stanspopshop.com 29 Third Coast Games 3208 FM 528, Ste. 100, Friendswood 8325695986 www.thirdcoastgamestx.com MISCELLANEOUS 30 Astro Pawn 5517 Broadway St., Ste. J, Pearland 2819977296 www.facebook.com/astropawn

www.crescentcityconnectiontx.com $ HOMESTYLE 13 Ms. Norma’s Cafe 5517 Broadway St., Ste. E, Pearland. 3465705817 www.facebook.com/msnormascafe $$ B K 14 Nikki’s Country Kitchen 5010 Broadway St., Pearland 3467734723 www.facebook.com/nikkiscountrykitchentexas $$ B K MALAYSIAN 15 Sambal Chef 9721 Broadway St., Ste. 103, Pearland 2817410806 www.sambalchef.kwickmenu.com $$ SANDWICHES 16 Grace Market 9415 Broadway St., Ste. 111, Pearland 3464091701 www.gracemarketlocal.com $$ SMOOTHIESDRINKS 17 Broadway Nutrition 8329268120 www.facebook.com/broadwaynutrition.tx

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20 And A Little Hope 2314 N. Main St., Pearland 2818095611 www.andalittlehope.com 21 Evoke Bridal 9415 Broadway St., Ste. 119, Pearland 8329757137 www.evokebridaltx.com 22 My Castle Boutique 3518 E. Broadway St., Pearland 7138185086 www.mycastleboutique.com 23 Sozo Resale Boutique 2206 E. Broadway St., Pearland 2814165351 www.sozoresaleboutique.com 24 Your Boutique Shop 5038 Broadway St., Pearland

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feel moremobile. Many patients describe havingmore energy and a better overall quality of life, and becomingmore active. What is the process for weight loss surgery? Dr. Cowling: During an initial consultation, I learn about each patient’s medical and surgical histories then help them choose the best option for them. Most insurance companies have preoperative requirements which generally involve some period of attempted nonsurgical weight loss and some nutritional counseling to prepare the patient for the dietary

changes that occur after surgery. When will I see results?

Dr. Cowling: Patients see immediate weight loss, in even the first few weeks after surgery. Most lose the majority of their weight in the first 6 to 9 months after surgery, and some continue to lose additional weight up until a year after surgery.

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Updates on key transportation projects

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McHardRoad extension project on schedule tonish byOctober BY ANDY YANEZ

The McHard Road project that will extend the thor- oughfare from Mykawa Road all the way to Cullen Bou- levard in Pearland is still on track to nish by October, Pearland Assistant City Manager Trent Epperson said. Currently, drivers using McHard within Pearland could only go from FM 521—or Almeda Road—to Stone Road if on the west side of town, or from Pearland Parkway to Mykawa Road on the east side of town. “[The extension] is going to allow people to have additional options other than the Beltway [8] or if you’re just traveling a short distance, 518 [Broadway Street],” Epperson said. Construction for the $46.68 million project began in September 2020 and will provide the city with its fourth full east-to-west thoroughfare within the city that stretches from at least Hwy. 35 to Hwy. 288. The scope of the entire project includes the creation of a four-lane, divided roadway with concrete curbs between Mykawa Road and Cullen Boulevard. It will also include raised medians, underground drainage, new storm sewers, outfalls and detention, and the installation of ve trac signals at secondary roads, according to the city of Pearland. Once the project is fully complete, travelers on

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Alvin, Friendswood ISDs to focus on bond projects ALVIN, FRIENDSWOOD ISDS In 2022, both Alvin and Friendswood ISDs will be making progress on a number of projects from the districts’ 2018 and 2020 bonds, respectively. AISD’s $480.5 million bond, which is the largest yet for the district, was approved by voters in November 2018. There are eight projects in total: Two are underway; two are completed; and four are in planning stages. BOND PROJECT BREAKDOWN Both Alvin ISD and Friendswood ISD will make progress on major bond projects in 2022. PROJECT TIMELINE COST FRIENDSWOOD ISD Friendswood High School renovations and additions April 2022-summer 2023 $51.6 million New Cline Elementary School March 2022-summer 2023 $37 million

School board elections to happen in May, November Pearland, Clear Creek and Alvin ISDs will hold elections May 7, and Friendswood ISD’s election will take place Nov. 8. The ling deadline is Feb. 18 for the May election, while the deadline is Aug. 22 for November. In PISD, three positions will be up for election in May: Positions 5, 6 and 7. Also in May, two AISD and two CCISD positions will be on the ballot. Position 5 and Position 4 are up in AISD; District 1 and the at-large Position B will be on the ballot in CCISD. In November, three FISD positions will be on the ballot: Positions 5, 6 and 7. Manufacturing company to build complex in Alvin ISD Maxter Healthcare plans to break ground in 2022 on a manufacturing complex within Alvin ISD boundaries that will eventually provide jobs to more than 1,000 local residents. The company, a subsidiary of Malaysian glove maker Supermax Corp., plans to build a 200-acre complex in Brazoria County, according to materials presented to AISD’s board of trustees by Eric Geisler, president of Economic Incentive Services, Dec. 13. “We’ve been told that this project is the biggest [initial job creator] that Brazoria County has ever seen, so it’s a great opportunity for diversifying the economic base here,” Geisler said. The eastern portion of the planned complex is within AISD boundaries just west of Hwy. 288 at the intersection of CR 52 and CR 48. Construction is estimated to begin in the rst quarter of 2022.

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This year, one campus will open, and three will break ground. In the summer, construction will begin on the new LeRoy Castro Junior High School, which will open in fall 2024. The board of trustees Dec. 13 heard a presentation on the junior high school’s schematic design from AISD Director of Building Program Bill VanWagner and Brendon Homan with architecture rmHuckabee. The campus will be on the same site as the new $132.5 million Iowa Colony High School, which is near the intersection of Iowa Colony Boulevard and Davenport Parkway; the high school will open this fall. The new $49.5 million junior high campus will feature a centralized library with gyms and ne arts spaces on one side of the building and admin- istrative oces and special programs and services on the other. “We used the same architectural language [as the high school] to keep that low-prole, functional layout,” Homan said. AISD will also break ground on Barbara Bennett Elementary School and the Alvin Elementary School

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New LeRoy Castro Junior High School

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New Barbara Bennett Elementary School

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Alvin Elementary School replacement

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replacement this fall, per district ocials. The $26.9 million Barbara Bennett Elementary will open for students in fall 2024. Ocials said designs for the Alvin Elementary replacement will be pre- sented at the Jan. 11 board meeting after press time. The $28.2 million campus will also open in fall 2024. Meanwhile, FISD will focus on two projects this year from its 2020 $128 million bond. The Friendswood High School renovations and addi- tions as well as the replacement of Cline Elementary School are both expected to begin construction in April and March, respectively. The high school project has been budgeted for $51.6 million, while the new elementary school has been budgeted for $37 million, according to agenda documents.

Both projects are set to go out for bid in February and March with contracts being awarded in the next month and construction beginning in the month after that and continuing through 2023. “The rst part of the year is getting nal bids and awarding contracts, and then I think the community will see a lot of progress and work taking place over the second through fourth quarters of 2022,” FISD board Presi- dent Tony Hopkins said. Once both projects are underway, FISD trustees will turn their attention to the smaller bond projects. “We’re getting the big projects out of the way, which is probably about 80% of the bond, and we’ll move to the smaller projects ... along with the priority maintenance items across the district,” Hopkins said.

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