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The New Year means a new beginning for most, but it is especially meaningful to three newlywed couples featured in this section. Gaze through the photo albums, get all the details and the next time you see these couples around the community, make sure to congratulate them!

6 Head Coach Tony Heath Praises His Championship Team 15 Pearland’s Women In Business 18 Rejuvenation & Wellness 22 Gifts From The Heart 24 Private Schools & Learning Centers

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Dear Pearland Friends, Happy 2011! It’s a new year filled with hope and promise of good things to come. There is an upswing in the economy that is creating an atmosphere of rejuvenation, growth and prosperity for the coming year. This issue of Pearland Focus features our Real Weddings of Pearland section. Share the joy as you view the beautiful wedding pictures and scope out the wedding profile details. Everyone loves a good wedding, so we are continually accepting wedding pictures and profiles for our next wedding issue. Just go online to www.pearlandfocus.com to complete the forms and send us your best pictures. We congratulate the Pearland Oilers football team on their Texas Class 5A Division One Championship! What a year for Pearland youth sports! This spring, the girls softball team won the state championship, this summer ended with the Little Leaguers going to the finals of the USA World Series, and now, the Oilers have reached the top. Read all about the history of Pearland football in our Historically Pearland feature. The new year evokes desires of renewal and rejuvenation. Whether it is for mind or body, we present ideas for achieving your goals in our Rejuvenation and Wellness special section. Also, for those considering registering for schools or for youth activities this spring, take a look at our school section. As a reminder, Pearland Focus can be viewed online monthly and any websites noted in any ads are linked to the advertiser’s website. Just click on the website and find out what is offered.

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Head Coach Tony Heath Praises His Championship Team By Melinda Wood Photos by Manuel Guerrero

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fter weeks of battling, Pearland High School Head Coach Tony Heath and his team reached the pinnacle of Texas High School Football by clinching the 5A, Division I State Championship Title on December 18th, 2010 at Cowboys’ Stadium in Dallas. “It feels awesome,” Heath said about the team’s 28-24 victory over Euless Trinity High School. “It’s every coach’s dream to achieve this kind of win. In any profession you want to be at the top, so it feels great to be here.” This past 16 weeks have been a whirlwind for the Oilers as they continued to churn out big wins and even a few upsets ending the season with a perfect 16-0 record. Going into the championship game, the team was labeled the “underdog” by many, but came out as the first Pearland High School football team to win the state championship. Attributing their success to team chemistry, Heath is very proud of his players. “The kids have been incredible to coach,” Heath said. “They buy into what their coaches are saying. They are physically and mentally sharp, and they committed to work hard this season.” For Heath, this season is 14 years in the making. He came to Pearland in 1996 after winning the state championship with LaMarque High School as an assistant

coach. Since his debut as head coach with the Oilers, his teams have consistently grown stronger in the 5A division. Even before his coaching days, Heath has always had a love for the game of football. “Football came to me at a very young age,” Heath shared. “I grew up in Lubbock. My dad used to take me to all the Texas Tech University games. Sports were always a big part of my life.” Knowing he wanted to be a coach one day, he went on to play football in college at West Texas State University where he received his bachelor’s degree. Keeping his faith and family as priorities, Heath has had many role models that have helped shape him into the person he is today including past coaches and his father who he says taught him how to be positive and humble. Now, after years of hard work, Heath’s team has won on the biggest

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stage in Texas high school football. The Touchdown Club of Houston also recognized Heath as Coach of the Year for his achievements. But, Heath remains humble about his recent accolades saying all the glory belongs to the players. “To be recognized by such a fine organization like the Touchdown Club of Houston is an honor, but that honor goes out to our staff and our team,” Heath said insisting it was a team award. Reflecting on his tenure so far with Pearland, Heath remembers the players he’s had the privilege to coach. “There’s a lot of stuff that’s culminating right now,” Heath said. “This game represents all 14 years of our players. I’ve always preached to these kids that they are continuing a tradition, but now they have stepped ahead and created their own tradition.” Looking to the future, Heath is excited to return to school after the Christmas break so his team can celebrate with their classmates. The City of Pearland will also honor the Oilers with a parade on January 8th. “These kids deserve all the praise coming to them,” Heath said. “It’s been so awesome to see them meet a goal they set at the beginning of the season.” Congratulations to the Oilers and their award-winning coach!


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Nothing makes your house a home like beautiful, fresh floral arrangements. From sprucing up your space to decorating for your next soiree, Pearland Florist can craft an arrangement that will create an inviting atmosphere for any home. Offering both traditional and modern arrangements and plants, Pearland Florist can deliver fresh flowers locally and nationwide! Established in 1972 by certified Texas Master Florist Jan Hall, Pearland Florist has continued to grow with the city and has now opened in a new location in order to better serve the community. Remaining “The Friendly Florist” in town, Pearland Florist provides specialty services and products such as tropical plants and flowers, silk arrangements, dried floral arrangements, gourmet and fruit baskets, greeting cards and candles. Pearland Florist is truly Pearland’s one-stopshop florist! As a member of FTD, Teleflora and 1-800-Flowers, Pearland Florist allows customers to quickly and easily view bouquets and arrangements online or call a toll-free number to speak to a friendly, helpful staff member that will answer questions and help make the perfect choice for any need. Visit Pearland Florist at their new location, 2411 S Grand Blvd from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday or 9:00 am to 12 pm on Saturdays. For more information or to order an arrangement, call 281-4852766 or 1-800-828-1976 or visit www. pearlandflorist.com. ★

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Heritage Bank Combines Personal Service with Modern Technology In 2010, Heritage Bank celebrated its 25th Anniversary. Moving into 2011, Heritage Bank occupies newly constructed headquarters located at the corner of Pearland Parkway and Stable Stone Lane. The 7,000 square-foot banking facility is identified by the signature clock tower and is staffed with local bankers focused on improving the future for our local businesses. “We were founded by local business owners for local business owners,” said Dennis Bonnen, Chairman and CEO of Heritage Bank. “We believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice the technology of big banks to gain the personalized service of small banks. You deserve the best of both worlds and that’s exactly what we provide.” Offering online services, remote deposit and other high-tech products, Heritage Bank combines cutting-edge technologies with traditional customer service, reminiscent of how things used to be. Their latest product, Award Checking & Bonus Savings, is an interest-bearing checking and savings account that allows owners to receive significant rewards — solely for their continued commitment and loyalty to Heritage Bank. To learn more about Award Checking & Bonus Savings, turn to page 3. Heritage Bank offers: • Award Checking & Bonus Savings • Online Services • Business Banking • Cash Management • Personal Banking • Remote Deposit • Loans An old-time bank with modern capabilities, Heritage Bank is proud to call Pearland home. The Heritage Bank family is ready to serve their fellow friends and neighbors in every way they can. ★

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Trust & Estate Tax Forum Andrew G. Shebay & Co., Helios Wealth Advisors and Capital Bank are organizing a series of seminars to discuss accounting and taxation for estates and trusts. Andrew G. Shebay & Co. has worked with estates and trusts in the Houston area since 1952. Many times when an individual’s assets are transferred to a trust, they are overwhelmed with new estate and trust terms and how the cash flow changes, which is very different from the way their personal affairs were handled. Clients want to have easy access to their advisors and they often ask us to refer attorneys and other professionals in Pearland.

Having all your professionals close by facilitates communication and tax planning. As a response to these requests, we have put together an estate and trust tax forum for attorneys, CPAs, bankers and financial planners in the Pearland area. The first topic will be “Mechanics of Fiduciary Law and Accounting”. The format will include a moderator and round table discussions with the other participants. This seminar will be Tuesday, January 25, 2011 from 11 am to 1 pm. It will be held at Pearland’s Chamber of Commerce [6117 Broadway]. To register, email CPA@shebay.com or call 713-7824524 and provide your name, company, profession, e-mail and phone number. If you are a Chamber member, the seminar is complimentary; otherwise the seminar fee will be $20. If you or someone you know wants to meet other professionals to share their knowledge and to promote Pearland, please contact us.

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Absolute Restoration and Remodeling, LCC 281-485-5919 www.absoluterr.com ARR provides services for catastrophic claims and all facets of remodeling. Our restoration team is ready for any circumstance, no job is too small. Our 24-hour emergency service allows you to speak to a live person to assist your family in a time of need. We have qualified superintendents who are experienced in catastrophic claims. As a Christian based company, our mission is to be an advocate between the customer and insurance agent for a smooth claim process. ARR follows Luke 6:31 (11/2010)

Ameristar Roofing 281-238-4230 www.ameristarroofing.com ameristarroofing@gmail.com Ameristar Roofing is your full-service roofing company. No job is too small or too big. We are a certified “Shingle Master Co” with Certainteed which authorizes us to offer 3, 4 & 5 star extended warranties. We are fully insured and bonded for your safety. At the end of every job, we perform a QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTION. Our company belief is, THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT. We want your recommendation because of our reputation! THANKS, JOE RANGEL, REUBEN STAFFORD & JOHN YATES, MANAGING PARTNERS. (10/2010)

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All About Kids Daycare 281-692-9492 www.allaboutkids3806.com allaboutkids3806@att.net All About Kids Daycare is a family owned and operated center that opened in October of 2010. The owner has 15 years of previous child care experience and has raised four children of her own, as well as a granddaughter. Lots of love and hugs are ready to be shared with your little ones. All About Kids Day Care has their own curriculum for infants through school age and all will learn and grow. Drop off and pick up is offered for most Pearland Elementary schools. (11/2010)

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January/ February 2011 14th FRIDAY, 7:30 AM BUSINESS BEFORE HOURS BREAKFAST Held at Golden Corral, 9115 Broadway in Pearland. Features Dr. David Watson who will speak about efficient meetings. Register by calling 281-485-3634.

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9th & 10th SUNDAY & MONDAY, 6 PM AUDITIONS FOR DINNER SHOW Audition for a dinner show disco mystery! Audition consists of cold reading the script. Must be at least 18 years old. Held at the Hilton Garden Inn Shadow Creek, 12101 Shadow Creek Parkway, Pearland, TX 77584.

16th SUNDAY, 2 PM BUNCO FIESTA Women in Leadership Society presents an afternoon of Bunco and a silent auction. Located at the Pearland Knights of Columbus Hall. To register, email ctalbott@sbcglobal.net or visit www.wlspearland.com.

13th THURSDAY, 11:30 AM OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING Jan Poscovsky, District Governor of Toastmasters Houston, will provide the basic tools needed to achieve confidence in front of an audience. Admission is $20 and includes a meal. Meet at Del Pueblo Mexican Restaurant, 9330 Broadway, Pearland, TX. Call 832-741-4177.

22nd SATURDAY, 10 AM - 2 PM PRIMROSE OF WEST PEARLAND OPEN HOUSE This Open House is filled with fun activities for the whole family! Enjoy moonwalks, hot dogs, popcorn, games and prizes and learn more about Primrose Programs! Primrose of West Pearland is located at 1751 Kirby Dr., Pearland, TX 77584. Visit www. primrosewestpearland.com or call 713-436-0404.

13th THURSDAY, 5 - 7 PM BUSINESS AFTER HOURS MIXER Come to the Business After Hours at Moody National Bank, 1504 Broadway in Pearland. There will be food, drinks, door prizes and networking opportunities. Call 281-485-3634.

25th TUESDAY, 11 AM - 1 PM TRUST & ESTATE TAX FORUM At Pearland’s Chamber of Commerce, 6117 Broadway. Call 713-782-4524.

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Events, schedules and information may change without notice. Please refer to the event’s contact person or check the event’s website for more information.

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4th & 5th FRIDAY & SATURDAY LIVING STONES’ “FOCUSING YOUR LIFE” WOMEN’S RETREAT Pastor Judy will be bringing practical, life-changing words. We encourage you to come experience Living Stones’ hospitality and be refreshed by the Spirit. Call 281-388-CAMP. 26th SATURDAY, 9 AM - 4 PM YOU DESERVE IT! 2ND ANNUAL SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA & WOMEN’S BUSINESS EXPO Come to the Vic Coppinger Family YMCA at 2700 YMCA Drive in Pearland. Huge Raffle - Silent Auction - Giveaways - Free Admission! Call 281-485-6805.

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5th SATURDAY RED, WHITE & BLUE FESTIVAL Grab the family and head out to Skrabanek Park in Danbury to enjoy a Bar-B-Que Cookoff, children’s activities, Craft Show, street dance, live and silent auctions and a washer tournament. Visit www.friendsofdanburytx.com. Check www.pearlandfocus.com, for additional events and updates.

Creative Design • Flagstone Patios • Antique Roses • Cottage Gardens • Butterfly-Hummingbird Gardens • Pavers Garden Guy, Inc. and Texas A&M Horticulturist Todd Farber make landscaping dreams come true everyday! We offer CURB APPEAL within your budget, installing drought-tolerant plants that GROW more beautiful with time.

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Rejuvenation & Wellness Spa Milan Day Spa and Hair Salon

The Back and Neck Clinics

Take a break from your busy schedule and treat yourself to exceptional spa services at Spa Milan Day Spa and Hair Salon. From hair and face treatments to body rejuvenation and manicures, Spa Milan offers full-service salon treatments that will reinvigorate your body, mind and spirit. Spa Milan strives to provide its clientele with the most luxurious treatments that feature prestigious products. Spa Milan’s innovative hair stylists utilize Bumble and Bumble products to give men, women and children alike gorgeous, manageable hair. Clients can enjoy hair services ranging from a simple cut to a perm, highlights, color and more. Spa Milan also provides hand and nail services including manicures, pedicures and paraffin wax treatments. Get a Cool Infusion Pedicure to refresh and relax your tired, aching feet! Want to get flawless, healthy skin? Consider Spa Milan’s facial and body treatments, which feature Pevonia Botanica products. Pevonia uses nature’s purest and most efficient formulations to produce outstanding results for any skin type. Whatever a client’s struggle with their skin is, Spa Milan’s body wraps, facials and microdermabrasions can reveal their new, healthy complexion. Spa Milan’s skin therapist guides clients in choosing the most beneficial treatments for their skin type and needs. Top off your new look with make-up! Spa Milan’s professional make-up artists use Jane Iredale make-up to give their clients a flawless face that extenuates their natural beauty. Call Spa Milan Day Spa and Hair Salon today at 832-736-9800 or visit www. spamilandayspa.com to set up your appointment.

Hair Salon & Day Spa Offering exceptional hair, face, body and nail services featuring products such as Bumble and Bumble, Pevonia & Jane Iredale.

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The Back and Neck Clinics in Houston, Katy, Pearland, and Sugar Land are a dedicated team committed to excellence in the field of pain control. Pain is a complex, multi-factorial experience that may or may not be caused by injury to nerves, tissue or bones, back discs and joints, or even tendons and ligaments. Signals are transmitted ultimately by the nervous system to the central nervous system and brain, where it is processed and interpreted. Treatments range from something as simple as exercise and weight reduction but sometimes medications and procedures and even implanted devices may be necessary depending on how complex a patient’s pain problem is. The Back and Neck Clinics’ goal is to provide patient-oriented, ethical, safe, cost-effective and efficient pain care in order to restore function and to decrease pain. Medical Director, Abraham G. Thomas, M.D., is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Anesthesia and pain medicine bestowed by the American board of Anesthesiology and has over 13 years of practice. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit www.backandnecks. com. • Houston 5420 W. Loop South Suite 4300, Bellaire, Texas 77401 713-797-0876 Fax: 713-797-1601 • Katy 23920 Katy Freeway Suite 300, Katy, Texas 77494 281-347-PAIN(7246) Fax: 281-347-7250 • Sugar Land 16605 Southwest Freeway Suite 375, Sugar Land, Texas 77479 713-234-5789 Fax: 713-797-1601 • Pearland 10905 Memorial Hermann Dr., Suite 203, Pearland, Texas 77584 713-340-3131 Fax: 713-797-1601


Rejuvenation & Wellness

Rite of Passage With a sprinkle of common sense and a dash of logic, you will discover that bio-identical hormone balance is a key to optimal health. Bernadette Olivier with Rite of Passage offers this amazing, natural treatment to clients looking for a way to balance their lives. When your hormones are in balance, you will feel great, have lots of energy, sleep like a baby, look wonderful and your immune and digestive systems will function beautifully. Over a decade ago, Dr. John Lee published his startling conclusions about conventional hormone replacement therapy: synthetic hormones don’t work as predicted and, worse, they pose a health threat to women. His findings started a storm of controversy and years later, research has proved him right. Now, millions of women concerned about aging are looking for alternatives to hormone replacement therapy and finding them in natural hormones. Call Rite of Passage at 281-485-2886 or visit www.pearlandbirthcenter.com.

Timeless Plastic Surgery Center of Excellence for Cosmetic Surgery Peter Chang, M.D. Dr. Chang is considered to be one of the most educated plastic surgeons in the community, holding two Ivy League degrees, two doctorate degrees, and completing two surgical residencies, totaling more than 15 years of experience and training. These additional years of training have provided Dr. Chang with advanced surgical skills enabling him to achieve superior results. He possesses exceptional surgical skills, a broad-based education and a commitment to excellence. His practice, Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, is the premiere “concierge-type” cosmetic surgery practice that caters to each patient and his/her individual needs and desires. Timeless Plastic Surgery offers a full complement of cosmetic surgery procedures such as arm lifts; breast augmentations; breast lifts and reductions; eyelid, face, chin, brow and neck lifts; labiaplasty; liposuction; male breast reduction; nose surgery; tummy tucks; and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Dr. Chang has developed his own procedures including the “Timeless Tuck”, which is a perfect combination of liposuction and a tummy tuck, and the “Timeless Lift”, a unique facelift that gives patients a natural, refreshed look. The artistry of plastic surgery is revealed in the ability to hide scars to achieve the best natural result. Facial surgery is extremely complex and experience truly matters. Dr. Chang has performed thousands of facial surgical procedures over the years and he has been called “Dr. Nose”, due to his vast experience in Rhinoplasty (nose surgery).

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Rejuvenation & Wellness Sundance Yoga Studio

Yoga Wear, Accessories & Gift Certificates Available FREE

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Class held twice monthly. Call to Schedule.

281.482.YOGA (9642) Visit Our Website for More Details at www.sundanceyoga.com 2809 Miller Ranch Rd., Ste 413 Pearland, TX 77584

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Kick Start The New Year Right

Martial Art Center

Traditional Korean Martial Art If you are looking to get fit and learn self-defense, along with the principles of loyalty, honor and integrity then Kuk Sool Won is the place for you.

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Sundance Yoga Studio, a premier studio in Pearland, invites you to exercise your mind and body this New Year. Improve your whole self and develop strength, stamina and flexibility, improve muscle tone and balance and best of all, reduce stress and tension. Owner and director Valerie Immore implements Vinyasa (“flow”) style classes based on John Friend’s Anusara Yoga. Anusara means to “align with grace” or “to step into the flow.” In the Anusara Yoga practice, the heart quality creates a spiritual context for physical alignments and actions, teaching one to open their heart to grace, which in turn allows the mind and body to increasingly open as well. As one opens to grace, they align with nature, the universe and with their own true essence, leading to more energy and overall wellness spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally. Sundance Yoga Studio is dedicated in creating a loving environment of peace, spirit, healing and community. Each class consists of pranayama (breath techniques), raja yoga (meditation), hatha yoga (body movement) and savasana (relaxation). For all of your yoga needs, visit Sundance’s bookshop for a wide selection of yoga attire, cushions and sticky mats, spiritual books and music, candles and incense and more. Not sure if yoga is for you? Schedule an appointment to get a full explanation of what to expect from a yoga class, learn breathing and relaxation techniques, and have all of your questions answered. Take advantage of Sundance Yoga Studio’s free introductory class, held twice a month. To register, call 281 482-YOGA (9642) or visit www.sundanceyoga. com. Sundance Yoga Studio has two convenient locations: 2809 Miller Ranch Rd., Suite 413 in Pearland and 128 South Friendswood Drive in Friendswood.


Rejuvenation & Wellness Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Center

Rite Passage Women’s Health & Birth Center Your Birth... Your Way!

Improve your overall well-being mentally, physically and spiritually at Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Center in Pearland. Benefiting women, men and children of all ages, Kuk Sool strives to inspire and empower people through the spirit of traditional Korean Martial Arts by teaching principles of loyalty, honor, integrity, trust and courage. Passionate and professional, Kuk Sool’s instructors aim to help students build a positive, renewed sense of self through diligent practice. Kuk Sool encompasses different physical and mental aspects of various martial arts including Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kung Fu into one comprehensive curriculum that is easy and fun to learn. Those who practice Kuk Sool Won develop strength, quickness, balance, timing, flexibility and coordination while building concentration, selfdiscipline and self-confidence. At Kuk Sool, instructors teach students to set goals and stick with them while drawing upon inner strength to succeed. Kuk Sool encourages students to treat themselves and others in a respectful, appropriate manner with the desire to do their best in all situations. This helps students achieve better grades in school, succeed at work and in their lives in general. Kuk Sool lessons are dynamic, challenging and offer a way for serious students to make a change in their overall life. Regardless of ability, Kuk Sool will provide a method of training aimed at building skills in martial arts. For more information on classes, the facility or its instructors, call 281977-3737 or visit www.kuksoolpmac. com. Kuk Sool Won Martial Art Center is located at 2510 E. Broadway in Pearland.

Well Women Exams Nutritional Counseling Bio-Identical Hormones Thermography Preconception Counseling Pregnancy Testing Prenatal Care and Delivery Waterbirth • Breast Feeding Support Family Centered Moby Wraps and Medela Supplies Available Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Infant Massage Classes

Certified Nurse Midwives, Bernadette Olivier and Melissa White

Most Insurances and Medicaid Accepted

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SUNDANCE YOGA STUDIO

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Accessorize for Less! $5 OFF purchase of $30 or more! Exp. 2/28/11 3291 E. Broadway St., Pearland 281-485-4552 • www.lmtradingtx.com

Yoga Wear, Accessories & Gift Certificates Available 2809 Miller Ranch Rd., Pearland 128 S. Friendswood Dr., Friendswood 281-481-9462 • www.sundanceyoga.com

TIMELESS PLASTIC SURGERY

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DESIGNER’S NICHE

Interior Design Makeovers! Dina Holleron 281-323-3630 www.thedesignersniche.com


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Pearland Chamber of Commerce

Memorial Hermann Southeast Presents

2010 Past Chairmen’s Reception and Dinner

Care 2 Chat About Teen Health

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010 • Cullen’s Upscale American Grille

Patrick & Laura Larkin

Dwight & Leah Bateman

Amy & Hailey Avent

Marlo & Maci Bourgeois

David Palmer & George Gartner

Josh & Tina Hari

Katrina & Leigh Lonardo

Corrina & Ava Abrego

Brandon Dansby & Alan Mueller

Angie & Mary Helen Castillo

Mary Jo Rapini & Janine Sherman

Erin Hart, Joy Hart & Megan Emge

Amanda Jue, Stephanie Nguyen, Lily Cao, Julie & Emily Jue

Erin Spencer, Carmilla Nandlal & Kelli Nandlal

Christa Schreckengost & Holly Pogue

Maria & Nancy Marroquin

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Private Schools & Learning Centers Around Pearland

Living Stones Christian School

Kids R Kids Choosing a pre-school for your children is without a doubt one of the most important decisions a family can make. Parents should explore all of the available options and take time to find out what makes each facility unique. We are proud to share our love for teaching and give you a school-wide tour of what we have to offer. At Kids R Kids, our experienced teachers and staff share a united focus on early childhood education in a stimulating learning environment. Come experience our new and improved educational curriculum and state-ofthe-art facilities. Our newly-implemented CITA Accredited Curriculum distributed by the Kids R Kids International Curriculum Department emphasizes a more challenging approach to early childhood development and education. We know choosing the right pre-school is a decision you want to be sure about. We maintain low child/teacher ratios, colorful, kid-friendly classrooms and safe, age appropriate playgrounds! Our internet classroom cameras allow you to view your child and watch their development from a secure internet connection. We know you will be very satisfied with your experience here, and we are confident you will want your friends and family to have the same experience! Stop in and tour one of our three facilities to find out why Kids R Kids is right for your family. Kids R Kids has three Pearland locations: 1820 Pearland Parkway, 12015 Broadway, and 2430 County Road 90.

Living Stones Christian School (LSCS) offers grades Pre-K 4 through 12th a quality education. With thirty years of history serving the community and its students, LSCS has earned accreditation from various agencies and is recognized by the Texas Education Agency. LSCS creates an atmosphere conducive to spiritual growth, which helps graduates not only in their higher education but also throughout their lives. It is LSCS’s mission to educate the minds of children using a Bible-based curriculum and innovative programs designed to build student’s bodies through physical education and team sports and to empower their spirits. Behavioral boundaries ensure that each student has an opportunity to learn. An emphasis is placed on personal integrity, individual responsibility, self-discipline and leadership.

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LSCS promotes a family environment where high school, junior high and elementary students interact with each other. These opportunities promote leadership skills in high school students, while younger students observe Christian role models in action. This is especially prevalent in elementary chapel services where high school students are encouraged to share their spiritual insights in everyday life experiences. Precious Stones, which is also on campus, provides a full daycare and aftercare program until 6 pm. Precious Stones provides not only daycare, but also a preschool using the Abeka curriculum for ages 2 and 3. For more information and enrollment forms, visit the Living Stones Christian School website at www.lscs.org or call 281331-0086. For information on Precious Stones, please call 281-756-0990. Living Stones Christian School and Precious Stones Daycare and Preschool are located at 1407 Victory Lane in Alvin. Living Stones Christian School Christmas Train Event

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Private Schools & Learning Centers Around Pearland

Bushi Ban International

Pooh’s Panda Special Needs Academy Pooh’s Panda Special Needs Academy provides quality childcare for children ages 3-18 who have disabilities such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, mental retardation, pervasive developmental disorder, or speech and hearing impairments. Understanding the need for outof-school care and childcare, Pooh’s Panda was opened in 2003 by a parent of an autistic child who was struggling with balancing employment and family. Dedicated to meeting the needs of special needs children and their siblings, this unique program allows parents an opportunity to select a safe, welcoming, educational environment that meets the needs of all the children in their family. At Pooh’s Panda, families can take

advantage of various special needs childcare services including before and after school care, Summer Camp, Holiday Camp, drop in, Parent’s Day Out, one-on-one care and new to the Pearland location: Saturday Day Out. All of these services include meals and snacks. Siblings, ages 5-12, of special needs children can also join these care services. All care events and camps are staffed with a 5:1 ratio of children to staff. Pooh’s Panda is an investment in our community to make America a better place to live by giving special attention to special needs children. Pooh’s Panda is located at 7107 Broadway St., Pearland, Texas 77581 or call 281-412-0052. Visit the website at www.poohspanda.org.

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Saturday Respite Care for Special Needs Kids ages 5-18 January 15, 22, 29 & February 12, 19, 26 9:00 am - 3:00 pm Meals Included

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Did you ever wonder what it would take to have your child pay better attention? Be more focused? Have more confidence? Exhibit better self control? Be more respectful to others? All parents want their children to develop good social and interaction skills, to become increasingly responsible for themselves as they grow older, to do their best in school, and to have fun during childhood. Many activities that children participate in help some of these character development qualities, but one of the most effective is the martial arts. This is because so much of the martial arts’ culture and tradition values the development of these characteristics. Bushi Ban International has been an active and dynamic force in the martial arts’ community in Pearland and the greater Houston area. With 9 locations in Houston and numerous others out of state and in other countries, Bushi Ban is acknowledged as one of the industry leaders. Whether studying for a Black Belt, getting in shape, losing weight, improving cardio fitness, improving personal health and well-being, or training in grappling, kickboxing, and MMA fighting arts, we are focused on each person achieving their personal best. Bushi Ban is a system of martial arts, fitness, and wellness that can be experienced by the entire family. Many of the members have siblings and parents participating in one or more of our programs. The available programs include our licensed After School Martial Arts Childcare and Summer Camp program, the cardio fitness workout with Power Kickboxing, Traditional Adult and Youth Martial Arts, Fighter’s Elite Mixed Martial Arts, as well as specialty classes in Self Defense, Weapons, Stretching,Tai Chi and Chi Kung. Classes are designed to be age and ability appropriate. Students are accepted for training as young as age 3 in our Little Warriors’s classes. Many have begun their martial arts’ journey at 50 or 60 and above. If you are looking for a great activity for your kids, yourself, or anyone you know, consider trying out one of the programs at Bushi Ban. See ad on inside front page.


Primrose Schools of Pearland Primrose Schools of Pearland have always recognized the importance of balance to parents. This is accomplished with its exclusive Balanced Learning curriculum which emphasizes learning, play, self-esteem, and character development. Balanced learning strategically blends child-initiated and teacher-directed activities, combining the two leading philosophies in early childhood education with a very special Primrose focus on character development and values. The child-initiated approach inspires children to think for themselves and to explore their environment and their own abilities. Through teacher-directed instruction, teachers scaffold learning by guiding children towards increasingly complex levels of understanding. Primrose Schools of Pearland provide educational experiences for children with ages ranging from 6 weeks to 12 years of age. We give parents peace of mind knowing their children are in a warm, safe learning environment with qualified professionals. Primrose Schools of Pearland values its commitment in “giving back” to the Pearland Community. As part of our Balanced curriculum, our Primrose children learn about generosity through our “Helping Hands “ Program. We will plant trees at a Pearland park, collect books for children, donate food to the Pearland Food Pantry, and collect food for Pearland pets. Coming in April is our 9th Annual “Spring Fling” which falls on a Saturday from 10-2 pm, and all proceeds are donated to charity. Primrose is an avid sponsor for our Pearland Youth Organizations. Visit our school websites or stop in for a tour to learn more about how you can be a part of the difference we are making! We can’t wait to welcome you to our Primrose Schools in Pearland. See ad on page 1.

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ell, winter is officially here, and so far, we have been lucky not to have any extremely cold weather. By this time last year, we’d already had several bouts of freezing weather. The thing that bums me out about winter in the Houston area is that we can drop to plant-damaging temperatures one night and then jump back up into the 70’s a day or so later. Unfortunately, that one night can make our gardens look pretty bad for the rest of the winter. Here are some tips to prepare your plants when freezing temperatures are in the forecast: • Water the ground around your plants, if possible, before the cold weather arrives. Moist soil holds heat in better than dry soil. Also, a well-hydrated plant is better able to withstand freezing temperatures. • Wrap your plants with frost cloth, a blanket, an old sheet, etc. Using something breathable is the key. Avoid plastic as it can heat up too quickly in the sun and actually cook your plants. Frost cloth is available at your local nursery. Home Depot and Lowe’s also usually sell a product called the “Planket” that has a sewn in draw-string that allows you to cinch the frost cloth up around pots or shrubs. • If you don’t have access to frost cloth or old sheets, you can pile fallen leaves around your plants. This will help insulate them somewhat from the cold. • Another measure is to fill anything from old milk jugs to barrels with water and set them as close to your plants as possible. The heat that is slowly given off by the water will help protect your plants somewhat. • Finally, you can move potted plants inside the house or into the garage; however, don’t be surprised if you still get some damage if your garage is unheated. Banana tree wrapped in frost cloth. Following are some plants that typically need protection during cold weather snaps: Anything tropical in nature, such as houseplants, some hibiscus, Ixoras, bananas (if you want to give them the best opportunity to fruit), plumerias, most cacti, tender ferns, such as Boston fern, Desert Rose, orchids, certain palms such as Queen palms, etc. Plants that normally do not need protection from freezing temperatures are most of our normal landscape plants such as holly, pittosporum, azalea, privet, Osmanthus, and most trees, however, citrus trees can need protection if temperatures drop into the mid-20’s. Plan ahead and be prepared when the weatherman forecasts freezing temperatures. Protect your plants the best you can and remember, they are only plants and you can always replace them. If you have a prized plant and it is possible, bring it in the house for a few days until the cold weather passes. Brent Moon is local horticulturist with over 15 years of experience and is available for horticultural consultations. Contact him at hortconsultant1@yahoo.com for details.

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By John D. “Mickey” Mark, President – Pearland Historical Society

Great Memories of Pearland Football Pearland High School Bi-District Champions 1941 Front row: Eugene Johnston, David Coker, Roy Mark, Orlen O’Day. Second row: Eugene Garner, Lester Hood, Nolan King, Harold F. Johnston, Ray Watson. Third row: Lloyd Mahaney, Warren Oblinger, Le Roy Watson, Owen Maynor, Billy Brocker, Charles Logan. Back row: Dan Paulk, Ray Flannery, Victor Shore, Edgar A. Lawhon, Coach Lloyd Hawkins.

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ears from now when someone writes a story about the history of Pearland sports, 2010 will undoubtedly come up as the greatest year. Last spring, the Pearland girl’s softball team brought home the state championship trophy; then this past summer, our Little Leaguers got to the finals of the USA World Series. And now, the Pearup for practice. He did get a field laid out and went on to win bi-district defeating land Oilers football team is the Texas on the east side of Pearland Street, did get New Waverly 52 – 0. At that time, sixClass 5A Division One Champion after deequipment for 18 players and did manage man play offs did not extend past bi-disfeating Euless Trinity, a team which was to schedule one game with LaMarque for trict. At the end of the season, Pearland rated as not only the number one team in the 1937 team. Pearland’s oldest native was to play Kinkaid, a private Houston Texas, but also number one nationally in born citizen, David Scott, was quarterschool, which also had an undefeated many polls. The memory of seeing the Oilback on that first team and scored the team. The Houston newspapers played ers play in Cowboy Stadium before over first touchdown ever scored by a Pearup the game as being for the unofficial six43,000 fans and also being on television land Oiler. David still lives in Pearland man championship of the State of Texas. will no doubt go down as one of the great on Grand Blvd. and at age 90 seldom Much like the papers didn’t give the Oilmoments in Pearland High School sports misses a Pearland Oiler game. ers much chance against Euless Trinity history. In 1938, Pearland did not field a team, in 2010, the Houston papers in 1941 felt For many old time Pearlanders in our but Coach Hawkins had found that the Kinkaid would give the Oilers a pretty Historical Society, this season has brought game of six man football was very popular good beating. Also, much like the Oilback a lot of memories about the start of in the mid-west; so he encouraged other ers of 2010, when the “unofficial” state football at Pearland High School. Football small schools in the area to go along with championship game ended, the Oilers had in Pearland started back in 1937 when Pearland and form a six-man district. In pummeled Kinkaid to the tune of 44-14, Pearland got a brand new high school after 1939, Pearland fielded its first six-man and the next day, the little community 22 years of our community’s kids attendteam, and by 1940, the district consisted of Pearland swelled with pride when the ing Webster High School after the great of Pearland, Friendswood, Santa Fe, DanHouston Post carried a big story about the storm of 1915 destroyed Pearland’s school. bury, League City, Dickinson, LaMarque game with action game pictures and also Prior to the opening of the new high school and Sweeny. pictures of the Pearland all girls drum and in 1937, Superintendent of Schools B. In 1941, the Pearland Oilers had their bugle corps. For 69 years, old time PearB. Ainsworth visited Stephen F. Austin first undefeated district champion team landers have reminisced about the Oilers College and recruited a football/basketof 1941. ball standout named Lloyd Now, the Oilers of 2010 Hawkins to be the coach at have given the 90,000 or the new school. Hawkins, so Pearland residents a who had never been to Pearmemory for years and years land, understood Ainsworth to come. A great year for to say there would be about Pearland athletics! For 65 boys coming out for footmany of us, it goes right beball. What Ainsworth had side that old 1941 memory. really said was that there One strange fact is that two were somewhere around teams playing for champion65 boys in the entire school ships at Cowboy Stadium, grades one through twelve. LaMarque in 4A and PearWhen Hawkins arrived in land in 5A, had been rivals Pearland, he faced the chalin that six-man district back lenge of laying out a football in 1941. One thing for sure, field, buying equipment and Pearland has always had a scheduling games for that great bunch of fans. fall. For more Pearland history, When school opened visit the Pearland Historical Society website @ www.pearlandhisin the fall of 1937, Coach toricalsociety.org H Hawkins had 13 boys show David Scott – 1937 David Scott – December 2010 pearland

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