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    Thursday, July 30, 2020
    July 23, 2020Texas Sales Tax Holiday is Aug. 7-9 (AUSTIN) — With the Texas economy slowly awakening from effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 7-9.The law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
      ACC CEWD Programs Open for Fall Registration   Alvin Community College Continuing Education Workforce Development programs are open for registration for the Fall 2020 semester. Registration for the Fall is now open and will close on August 17. Classes begin on August 24. CEWD programs are designed to provide a fast track into the workforce. There are several CEWD programs in a variety of ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    ACC Fall Super Saturday Blitz   To help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Alvin Community College will host its first ever virtual Super Saturday Registration Blitz on Saturday, August 15. ACC staff members will be available remotely 8 a.m. to 1 p.m to provide help for those wanting to take courses in the Fall. ACC recently announced a schedule adjustment for the Fall shifting more ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
    Wednesday, July 29, 2020
    ACC Regents Approve Construction/Equipment Contracts   Alvin Community College regents voted unanimously to extend the contract of President Dr. Christal M. Albrecht during their meeting on July 23. With the one-year extension, Dr. Albrecht will continue to serve as president through August 31, 2023. She was named the college’s sixth president in 2014. In other action, regents approved ...read more
    Categories: Education, Community, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
     ACC Culinary Arts Director Accepted into American Academy of Chefs   Alvin Community College Culinary Arts Director Chef Leslie Bartosh was recently admitted into the American Academy of Chefs which is an honors society for the American Culinary Federation. “I am humbled by the honor,” Bartosh said. “Being inducted is truly a milestone.” The Academy’s mission is to promote the education of ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    A Cure for Covid?  At the beginning of March, Next Level Urgent Care took care of one of the first COVID-19 cases in our area when a Fort Bend County resident, who had recently returned from Egypt, visited the clinic and was diagnosed days later with the virus.  It was then, that Juliet Breeze MD, founder and CEO of Next Level Urgent Care, realized that her team of healthcare workers would be on ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Education, Human Interest
    Tuesday, July 28, 2020
    Categories: Community, Chamber, Press Release
    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    At A&A Cleaning Services, we are doing our part during this pandemic by disinfecting commercial sites. The Germicide Fogger we utilize is a safe and effective tool to apply a QUAT disinfectant to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 virus. The Fogger puts out a fine microscopic mist that attaches itself to the surfaces being sprayed. The mist is dense enough to settle on a surface and dries very ...read more
    Categories: Press Release, Community
    Thursday, July 23, 2020
    Tropical Depression Eight over the Gulf Of Mexico could impact portions of Texas while Major Hurricane Douglas over the eastern Pacific is expected to move near or over portions of the Hawaiian Islands this weekend. Both could bring tropical storm conditions including gusty winds, heavy rain and possible flash flooding. Heat, severe thunderstorm and flooding risks scattered across the lower ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    ACC PTK Chapter Receives National Honor   The Alvin Community College Mu Upsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society was recognized nationally for its community service and research project on the role of fear as a motivator. The National Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society awarded the ACC chapter with the 2020 Distinguished Theme Award for the chapter’s Honors in Action project. ACC was ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 21, 2020
    ACC Announces Plan for Fall Courses Alvin Community College recently released a revised schedule of courses for the 2020 Fall semester to increase the safety of students and faculty in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The schedule provides four flexible learning choices for students through  a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. “We know that our students have been anxious about ...read more
    Categories: Education, Press Release
    Monday, July 13, 2020
        We have been eagerly awaiting the day to welcome you back to our spa and are excited to announce that we will be reopening this Saturday, 07/18/20! We thank you for your kind understanding and support during our closure. Please read our new protocols, also available on our website, to ensure the safety of our clients and ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                               Contact: Liz SittaJuly 10, 2020                                                                                                                 (281) 485-6565  Rep. Thompson Commends Shadow Creek High School on Drive Safe Eagle Scout Project  PEARLAND – When Representative Ed Thompson was ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, July 13, 2020
    Rep. Thompson Announces Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program Nomination  PEARLAND – Representative Ed Thompson has formally nominated Kaitlyn Frazier for the Texas Armed Services Scholarship Program. This scholarship program benefits students who have been nominated by the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, a State Senator, or a State Representative and who intend to participate in the ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) are encouraging residents to purchase a flood insurance policy ahead of hurricane season. We want to alert you of this effort and invite you to help spread the word about the vital protection and peace of mind flood insurance offers in the in the event of flood damage. We are running radio and digital ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, General News Article, Community, Human Interest, Education, Press Release
    Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    SBA and Treasury Announce Release of  Paycheck Protection Program Loan Data  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, today announced it was releasing detailed loan-level data regarding the loans made under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  This disclosure covers each of the 4.9 million PPP loans that have been made.  “The PPP is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Economic, Education