Pearland Connect: August, 2015

Pearland Connect is the communications vehicle that the City of Pearland is using to keep you informed. We do our best to provide you with the information you want and need and we want to hear from you.
Pearland: Before 518

In partnership with the Pearland Historical Society, the City of Pearland is proud to release Pearland: Before 518, a short documentary that embraces the past and links it with present day Pearland. Through interviews and photographs used in the documentary, viewers see the city transition from a rural farming community to a booming municipality as Pearland residents, leaders and officials recount memories of the City’s beginning. 

City budgeting process continues

 The 2015 – 2016 budgeting process is underway. The budget will be reviewed with City Council through a series of workshops at Pearland City Hall, 3519 Liberty Dr. Pearland, Texas 77581. The schedule of budget-related meetings is online. The budgeting process process begins annually in March with a special City Council work session to provide early budget input.  Before and since that meeting in March, City staff from across the organization has researched and examined their operations and budgets. View theproposed budget along with highlights, helpful links and more.

Pearland Parkway opens

On Aug. 19, the Pearland Parkway extension, from Oiler Drive to Dixie Farm Road, will open for traffic. The project includes a bridge across Cowart’s Creek, a shared path along the north side of the roadway and completes a segment of the Major Thoroughfare Plan providing another route for travel to FM 518 and Beltway 8 from SH 35 and Dixie Farm Road, relieving traffic flow on FM 518.

Can you say #pearlandselfie?

Pearland Selfie Day is Aug. 15. Be sure to use the hashtag #pearlandselfie. We want everyone in Pearland to take selfies around Pearland!

 Take a selfie in front of Pearland landmark, building, house, or whatever comes to mind. Have fun with it and take a selfie in your own creative way. We will repost the selfies on Instagram for individuals who use the hashtag #pearlandselfie. Three years from now, on August 15, 2018, we will ask you to take the same “selfie” in the exact same location. Did you or Pearland change? Read more.

Volunteers needed for Teen Court

Beginning this month, Pearland Municipal Court will be offering a new program for teen offenders. Eligible participants will have the option of attending Teen Court for their Class C Misdemeanor violation(s) where teen volunteers will sit as a jury panel to determine the sentence of the teen violator. Both teen and adult volunteers are needed for this program. Read more here.

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