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    Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Care.com is increasing in-home child care access for frontline workers responding to the COVID-19 emergency. As part of this initiative, Care.com is offering 90 days of free, premium access to their services, along with specific portals for frontline workers and caregivers in Texas.  Frontline workers looking for child care as well as prospective ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 08, 2020
    Xfinity Video Customers Can Say “Education” into the Xfinity Voice Remote to Access Nearly 2,000 Hours of Programming Created in Partnership with Common Sense Media  PHILADELPHIA – March 31, 2020 – Comcast today announced that it has made nearly 2,000 hours of programming and thousands of free titles available to Xfinity video customers to give children and parents quick and easy access to ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    Courtyard Marriott Pearland Towncenter Despite it all, our staff is still working hard and with a smile. We are still taking reservations and walk inns to accommodate travelers in need. We gladly welcome anyone who is deployed to our area if you are in the Military , Health Care , State or local Government , or any leisure travelers that are simply passing through our area and need ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    ACC Foundation Starts COVID-19 Emergency FundThe Alvin Community College Foundation recently started an emergency fund to help students and staff members financially impacted by the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak.Students and staff members can apply for support from the fund to go towards tuition assistance as well as food or technology needs.“As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, some ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    ACC Online Director Offers Tips to Prepare for Online Learning  What students need to know about online learningBy Daniel Gonzalez, Jr.ACC Distance Education director   With all of Alvin Community College’s classes now being offered in an online format due to COVID-19, there are now several factors for our students to consider as they participate in and complete coursework for their online ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    ACC Summer Registration; All Summer Classes Online   Due to continued uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, all ACC courses scheduled for the May 2020 3-week semester and the Summer semesters (Summer I, Summer 2, and Summer 11-week) will be offered online.   Registration for the Summer semester will now begin on April 14. Classes are set to begin on June 1.   Registration for ...read more
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    Tuesday, April 07, 2020
    Safer Shopping Steps we're taking for safer shopping. Senior Hours and Curbside Concierge Tuesday & Thursdays from 7-9 am . for 60+ and at-risk members, in club handwashing stations, social distancing and more 
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    Monday, April 06, 2020
    Please join Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) and U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Houston Deputy District Director Mark Winchester at a webinar answering your questions about COVID-19 small business loans, the Paycheck Protection Program and more. Details:  TIME: Tuesday, April 7 at 12pm CT  WEBINAR LOGIN INFO:  https://score.zoom.us/j/921152611  Meeting ID: 921 152 611  1-346-248-7799 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
    Monday, April 06, 2020
    Fish City Grill is giving 15% back to the Jack and Jill foundation which benefits children in our community. We at FIsh City Grill recognize that this pandemic is not only hurting our business but the 501c3  charities which so many children depend on especially in these times. Please come out and support  the Jack and ill Foundation and Pearland as a whole
    Categories: Press Release
    Friday, April 03, 2020
    Categories: Education, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    April 2, 2020Comptroller’s Office Extends Franchise Tax Deadline (AUSTIN) —In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide Texas businesses relief, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today that his agency is automatically extending the due date for 2020 franchise tax reports to July 15 to be consistent with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).The due date extension applies to all franchise ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
     SBA COVID-19 Disaster Assistance WebinarsThe SBA Houston District Office will provide the latest information from SBA to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) & the Paycheck Protection Program ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    Amazon Small Business AcademyAmazon Small Business Academy helps entrepreneurs gain digital strategy and brand building skills to make their ambitions reality in select colleges across the country. Amazon Small Business Academy is focused on accelerating small business’ digital capabilities, whether they are a brand new company or one that has been in business for generations.Get certified with 8 ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    TEXAS BACK IN BUSINESS APPLICATION PROCESSING HAS BEGUNTexas Back in Business has begun processing applications received from small businesses that applied for available federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for economic revitalization activities following Hurricane Harvey.The Texas Back in Business program is a $100 million-dollar CDBG-DR funded program ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Thursday, April 02, 2020
    My name is Zeeshan Haq and I am the CEO of Texas Behavioral Health lead by Dr. Salah Qureshi and Dr. Shakeel Raza. I am pleased to share for our community that Texas Behavioral Health has launched a free “Here For You” COVID19 support for all frontline healthcare workers and coronavirus patients through April 2020 regardless of insurance or ability to pay.  Patients can go ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 31, 2020 – With the continuing evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic, City of Pearland officials are working to maintain continuity with surrounding jurisdictions and County, State, and National health authorities with the goal of protecting Pearland residents by limiting the spread of COVID-19. To accomplish this goal, today Mayor Tom Reid signed order TR 5 that extends the ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Governor Abbott Announces Comfort Food Care Packages For Texas Youth And Families AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas as the state responds to COVID-19. As part of the program, participating restaurants offer CFCPs  for patrons to purchase on behalf of families and ...read more
    Categories: Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    Categories: Press Release
    Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    ACC Contributes Ventilators to Local Hospitals for COVID-19 Patients The Alvin Community College campus has lent much needed ventilators and equipment to help treat patients with the COVID-19 Coronavirus. The college signed agreements to issue 13 ventilators to Memorial Hermann Southeast, Memorial Hermann Pearland, HCA Houston Clear Lake, and UTMB Angleton-Danbury Campus. The college also lent ...read more
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    Monday, March 30, 2020
    The SBA Houston District Office will provide the latest information from SBA March 30 through April 3 to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan.  Sessions will allow for chat Q&A.  The information ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    ALL PUBLIC MASSES HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS   Please Note: The Church is closed but please call for an appointment if you would like to schedule a time to pray. Please drop off or mail your offering at your convenience.CLICK HERE TO LIVE STREAM MASS AT ST. HELEN   Read Cardinal DiNardo's Message from March 17, 2020   Watch the Stations of the Cross ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 30, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference at the State Capitol where he issued an Executive Order mandating a self-quarantine of 14 days for individuals traveling to Texas as their final destination through an airport from the Tri-State Area of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut as well as the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. This Executive Order is consistent with the ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Friday, March 27, 2020
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Education
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    On Wednesday evening, March 18th, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which, among other things, mandates paid time off for certain qualifying events. This bill takes effect April 1, 2020, and it will sunset (expire) on December 31, 2020. This update contains additional information specific to employers in Texas.  There are two primary ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Chamber, Community, Economic, Education
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 25, 2020 – As the current COVID-19 pandemic evolves, City of Pearland officials continue to coordinate with County Health officials to put measures in place that will aid in protecting Pearland residents and help to limit the spread of COVID-19. With that objective in mind, today Mayor Tom Reid signed two new orders, named TR 3 and TR 4 that will go into effect tomorrow, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Chamber, Economic, Human Interest
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
     Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster  Loans Through End of 2020The U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, will be automatic. Now, borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact SBA to request ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Economic, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Locations of food distribution  Christian Helping Hands                             281-485-97763402 Swensen Dr  The Well on Mastersroad                          832-541-79736911 Masters Rd  Houston Food Bank                                    713-223-3700535 Portwall St.  St. Helen Catholic Church                          281-485-29762209 old Alvin Rd                                          ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
       Latest News from the Greater Houston Partnership    Houston Chronicle: Senate approves historic stimulus Houston Chronicle: What we know about the stimulus dealHouston Chronicle: Healthcare workers scrounge for protective gearHouston Chronicle: Virus spread could burn out by mid-MayCommunity Impact: Houston area testing sites and who can get a testKPRC: 3.3 ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Thursday, March 26, 2020
    Texas Association of Business participated on a call with the Texas Workforce Commission and the actions they're taking and recommending for Texas employers and employees. TWC has suspended the week waiting period before applying for benefits.TWC has suspended the work search requirement.Any overpayment collections in the unemployment benefits system are suspended until the crisis has ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Human Interest, Community, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 23, 2020 – For the protection of the community and to lead by example the City of Pearland has made the decision to close all city facilities to public access effective Tuesday, March 24th through Sunday, April 12th to continue City operations in electronic and forms other than in-person.  The move helps add a layer of safety for City staff while also inhibiting the spread ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release, Community, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Always Available - TXGLO Disaster Recovery  The Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) team for disaster recovery activities with the Texas General Land Office CDR division thanks you for your leadership amidst the COVID-19 outbreak across the State of Texas. The work you do for your constituents is exceptional and we applaud your dedication to protecting your communities from all ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    Press Release:  For Immediate Release from COMMUNITY HEALTH NETWORK As a leader in providing Primary Care Services, Community Health Network remains committed to the health and wellbeing of our community.  Community Health Network has taken all necessary steps to ensure that we are responding to the needs of our community by expanding our testing capabilities. While we are providing COVID 19 ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today signed an Executive Order to expand hospital bed capacity as the state responds to the COVID-19 virus. These actions will reinforce Texas' health care capabilities and provide additional space for hospitals to provide care to COVID-19 patients. Under this order, the Governor directed all licensed health care professionals and facilities to postpone all ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Monday, March 23, 2020
    Texas small business can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.   What's an EIDL?The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits.EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
     Texas small business can now apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) to help with the COVID-19 crisis.What's an EIDL?The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits.EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available ...read more
    Categories: Community, Economic, Education, Human Interest, Press Release
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    Mayor Tom Reid Issues Orders Related to COVID-19 Under Disaster Declaration  PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 20, 2020 – In conjunction with the disaster declaration issued on Wednesday, and in support of the State of Texas Governor Abbot’s Executive Order (GA-08) issued on Thursday, March 19th, Mayor Tom Reid has signed two orders for the City of Pearland that go into effect Saturday, March 21st and ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Chamber, Economic, Press Release
    Saturday, March 21, 2020
    During these uncertain and rapidly changing times, many of us are faced with quickly transitioning into a new office culture; Telework and Telecommuting.  As we work towards protecting the safety and well-being of our workforce, we still have an obligation to our customers and stakeholders to deliver quality service and meet supply and demand, by effectively managing our day to day business ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Economic, Community, Education
    Friday, March 20, 2020
    ACC to Close in Response to Coronavirus  The Alvin Community College campus will remained closed until March 30 due to the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus.  Classes will resume March 30 exclusively online. College services will open that day as well though service will be limited to 10 students at one time.  “We are extending the closure of our campus to protect our students, staff and ...read more
    Categories: Human Interest
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    March 18, 2020 | Austin, Texas | Press Release  Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Driver License Offices across the state are closing immediately. This temporary closure will not apply to those seeking an initial Commercial Driver License (CDL). DPS offices that provide CDL testing will remain open solely for the purpose of providing initial CDLs. ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Education, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    Starting Tuesday, March 24 and every Tuesday until April 28, stores will open one hour early for seniors (60+) to shop. Pharmacy and Vision Center will also be open during this time. This announcement will be made public this evening
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    Memorial Hermann is consistently updating our COVID-19 resource center (www.memorialhermann.org/coronavirus) with new blogs, resources and system updates. These resources are available to you for publication as needed. Our blog at blog.memorialhermann.org will also be receiving daily updates.RESOURCESYour Risk for COVID-19‘Self-Quarantine’: What Does It Mean—and How to Get It RightWhat Employers ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    The CDC recently released community mitigation strategies to help impede the spread of Coronavirus to (1) help protect our most vulnerable population & (2) buy time to mitigate the impact on the healthcare system. The attached provides guidance to individuals, families & households as well as employers, schools, childcare centers, community & faith-based organizations. Equally important, the last ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    SBA is working closely with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest disaster recovery loans to small businesses that have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Once the Governor makes a formal request to SBA certifying that at least five small businesses in a designated area have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19, the SBA may issue ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release, Economic, Human Interest
    Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    SBA Disaster Assistance for Businesses in Response to COVID-19Dear Texas Economic Development Partner,On March 12, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) designated COVID-19 as a qualifying event for the provision of Economic Injury Disaster Loans for businesses and private non-profits in affected communities. Texas is currently working with the Texas Department of Emergency Management ...read more
    Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, Education
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    PEARLAND, TEXAS – March 12, 2020 – Out of an abundance of caution and because of the evolving nature of the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, the Pearland Parks and Recreation Department is joining area partners and will close several facilities to help prevent exposure to residents, staff and the community.The Recreation Center and Natatorium at 4141 Bailey Road will be closed from March 13 – 24, ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance LoansWASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza issued the following statement today in response to the President’s address to the nation:“The President took bold, decisive action to make our 30 million small businesses more resilient to Coronavirus-related economic disruptions. Small ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Human Interest, Chamber, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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    Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—REVISED 2020 Pear Run. Sign Up Early and Save the Date May 9, 2020, Pearland Town Center Pavilion, 11200 W. Broadway St., Pearland, Texas Join Peary in the fun at the 16th Annual Pear Run 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Pearland Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (PCPAAA). On May 9, 2020 at the Pearland Town Center pavilion, runners and walkers are ...read more
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