Country Place donates almost $1,000 to 100 Club of Pearland


Connie Knox (R) delivers the donations to Board Member Stacey Glaesmann at Pearland PD

National Night Out 2015 was an extra-special evening for residents of Country Place and the first responders who visited the neighborhood. A sea of blue greeted visitors, thanks to the generosity of Country Place residents. 

“We wanted to bring recognition for all the fine police officers emergency workers and firefighters in Pearland and honor them for their service. We lined the streets with blue ribbons and flags. It was a beautiful sight to see,” said resident Connie Knox.

Knox and other volunteers collected over $900 in memberships and donations for the 100 Club of Pearland, which provides life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance to Pearland Peace Officers.

“We send a big thanks to Country Place for choosing us as their beneficiary,” said 100 Club President Christian Corl. “Their generosity will help pay the insurance policies, giving our Pearland officers and their families peace of mind.”

Since its annexation into Pearland in late 2012, the 55-and-over Country Place has become a hub of generosity and community service, offering entertainment, parties and raising funds for various non-profits in the city.

The Pearland Golf Club at Country Place also recently had its grand opening after extensive improvements and is ready for play.

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Memorial Hermann Pearland opens Medical Plaza 2


Mayor Reid waves hello.

Transwestern Development, the commercial real estate broker for Memorial Hermann’s Medical Plaza 2, hosted a Grand Opening Wine Tasting event on Thursday (Nov. 19) at the newly finished building, located at 10907 Memorial Hermann Dr.

The 100,000 square-foot, four-story, class “A” medical office building boasts 64 beds and four operating rooms. Four tenants have already opened their doors and participated in the Grand Opening celebration: Houston Eye Associates, Houston Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Aurora Gonzalez, M.D. and Associates (OB/GYN) and the Dermatological Association of Texas.

Mayor Tom Reid and Councilmen Gary Moore and Tony Carbone attended the event, welcoming the new practices to Pearland.

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Pearland realtor sworn in as Texas Real Estate Commissioner


Stephens takes her Oath of Office from Judge Farnie

On Nov. 5, Governor Greg Abbott appointed Rayito Stephens of Pearland to the Texas Real Estate Commission for a term set to expire on January 31, 2021. The Commission’s primary purpose is to protect the public in its dealings with real estate brokers and salespersons. Stephens took her Oath of Office Friday (Nov. 20) at the Pearland Municipal Court.

Stephens specifically requested that she be sworn in in Pearland instead of Houston. “Pearland is where I am, not Houston. I wanted this special moment in Pearland. This town and its people are the most warm-hearted that I have ever met,” Stephens said.

Stephens also specifically requested that Judge Letitia Farnie be the one to preside over the event. “I served jury duty in her courtroom once,” said Stephens. “I loved the way she conducts her court. It was also special to have a woman swear me in.”

Susan McSwain and Ruth Kerr from the Philanthropic Education Organization (PEO) were also present. “The PEO gave me my very first scholarship, back in 1984,” Stephens said. “They gave me my start. It was special to have them there today.”

Stephens was pleasantly surprised at how helpful the staff of the Municipal Courts was. “I called [Juvenile Case Manager] Kathy Paddock, not knowing if this was even possible. She took care of everything. She called me back that same afternoon to tell me that Judge Farnie would be happy to swear me in,” Stephens added.

Joining Stephens, McSwain and Kerr was Stephens’s mother, Rita Odom; Anita Reed, Broker-owner of Realm Real Estate Professionals; Jim Van Horn, Broker and General Manager of the Realm Sugar Land Office; Rita Chanchlani, Broker and Corporate Manager of Realm; Reginal Veal, Houston Police Department; neighbor Laila Andersen; and Mayra Ramos, Cadence Bank Trust Officer.

Stephens is a licensed realtor and broker in Pearland. She has been active in many areas of the industry, such as home construction, track and custom building and new home sales for major national builders in her 21 years in real estate.

Stephens specializes in representing buyers and assisting with housing needs for individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities, including veterans and those with court-created trusts. She graduated with an Associate in Arts from Cottey College, a Bachelor of Business Administration from Northern Arizona University, a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and a Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law from Loyola University.

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Pearland PD hosts 5th Annual Tree Lighting Dec. 2

Tree Lighting


Join the Foundation in Spreading MODness

Spreading MODness FB Post 1.jpgMOD Pizza has selected the Pearland ISD Education Foundation for their Spreading MODness campaign during the Thanksgiving holiday week (Tuesday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 29).

For every MOD or MEGA pizza sold during the 5-day campaign, MOD Pizza at 2682 Pearland Parkway will donate $1.00 to the Pearland ISD Education Foundation.

Black Friday (Nov. 27) is an “add-a-buck” day, which allows customers to increase their giving to the Foundation.

The Pearland ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization with a mission to provide resources to enrich teaching, inspire learning and enhance opportunities for students and teachers in Pearland Independent School District.

Pearland Medical Center supports local artists



Pearland Arts League pictured with PMC CEO Matt Dixon and Marketing Coordinator Leisha D’Angelo

Pearland Medical Center, an HCA affiliated hospital, is excited to partner with the Pearland Arts League to display original artwork from local residents.
On Friday, November 13th, Matt Dixon, CEO of Pearland Medical Center, welcomed the Pearland Arts League and local artists during an opening reception to celebrate the launch of the exhibit.

The public is invited to view the exhibit when visiting the hospital, located at 11100 Shadow Creek Parkway. The artwork is on display in the front lobby of the Pearland Medical Center and is available to purchase through the Pearland Arts League.

The Pearland Arts League is a nonprofit organization to support the visual and performing arts in the Pearland community.