Alvin ISD board member facing backlash for attending Trump rally on Jan. 6
ALVIN, Texas – Julie Pickren has been a trustee with the Alvin Independent School District Board since 2015. She traveled to Washington in January to take part in former President Donald Trump’s rally and documented it on FaceBook. “We ask that Ms. Pickren explain what the process was for her being there,” said chapter president Eugene Howard. “We’re not asking for ms Pickren to resign. we’re letting the community know that ms Pickren is up for reelection.”KPRC 2 asked Pickren for comment, she declined.
Residents in Brazoria County still recovering in the aftermath of winter storm
ALVIN, Texas – In Brazoria County, many residents are still dealing with the aftermath of the winter storm and its unwelcomed consequences: Broken pipes and a lack of water. This comes after last week’s winter storm left many without power. While most of the county has its power restored, residents said many neighborhoods are in need of help and resources. Mueller is like many residents in Alvin who are struggling after her pipes burst after the winter storm, despite covering them up the best she could. For the latest updates in Brazoria County, click here.
Hop aboard The Christmas Train in Alvin for a festive ride perfect for little locomotive lovers
The Christmas Train pulls into Alvin on Nov. 27. Do you plan to hop aboard the Christmas Train this year? New COVID-19 safety measuresThe train will operate at 50 percent capacity to allow for social distancing. ScheduleThe train will operate 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 27-28, Dec. 10 and Dec. 14-17 and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 4-5, Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 18-23. LocationThe Christmas Train is located in Camp Victory at 1407 Victory Lane in Alvin.
Highway 35 shut down in both directions due to crash in Alvin, police say
ALVIN, Texas – Travel on Highway 35 will be shut down in both directions for several hours in the area of North Pointe Trails due to a crash in Alvin, police said. Monday October 19, 2020 6:00am Travel on Highway 35 will be shut down in both directions for several hours in the area of North Pointe Trails for an accident investigation. Please consider alternate routes. Posted by Alvin Police Department on Monday, October 19, 2020Officers are asking drivers to consider alternate routes during this time. Check back for updates.
We have you: Bayou Wildlife Zoo asking thief to return stolen rescue turtle before owners press criminal charges
ALVIN, Texas The Bayou Wildlife Zoo in Alvin is asking for the thief who stole its new turtle to return him unharmed. According to a Facebook post shared by the zoo, the turtle was stolen from the facility over the weekend. In the post, the zoo owners explained the turtle is a rescue and he is in need of medical attention. The thief is being asked to return the stolen animal unharmed by 9 a.m. Monday no questions asked. ... Posted by Bayou Wildlife Zoo on Sunday, September 6, 2020Go to the Bayou Wildlife Zoo website to learn more about the facility, its animals and how to visit.
Parents raise concerns about technology accessibility for students in virtual learning
ALVIN Not every family can afford or have access to the basic digital tools their children need for virtual learning. How are they going to learn when we dont have anything that works, Lauren Levesque said. Levesque works from home and will send her daughter back to school because the internet goes in and out. But parents like Braid and Levesque say the problems fall back on the companies that provide the services they need. We have to figure out how to get it fixed so they can have a good education, Levesque said.
Teacher’s sanitizing device becomes popular as educators prepare to head back to class
Take the new foot pump sanitizing station built by teacher Ashley Martin’s husband. Cody made me a foot pump hand sanitizing station for my classroom! It’s self-standing,” Martin said. “So, the kids aren’t touching on something while they’re waiting to get hand sanitizer. It’s a self-standing system.”The sanitizing station is just one example of how educators are finding ways to adapt in the face of the current pandemic.
This Houston-area school district shows preview of what school reopening could look like
ALVIN – Alvin Independent School District, which is offering summer school, provides a preview of what schools all across of Texas are likely to look like when they open for the new school year. When walking in the hallways and in all common areas, elementary school children will be required to walk with a special rope to enforce a six-foot distance between each child. “We can tell them to social distance as much as they would like, but they need to physically see it,” Ruiz said. Each student holds on to one ball and that gives them a measurement of having social distance between them.”Once inside the classroom, children are distanced again, at least six feet apart. Children are taught a special dance to help illustrate a safe distance.
Driver killed, 2 others injured during crash in Alvin, investigators say
ALVIN, Texas – A driver was killed and two others were injured in a crash in Alvin Tuesday morning, authorities said. Investigators said the incident happened when a sedan and a truck crashed into each other at the intersection of Highway 35 and County Road 191. Authorities said the sedan ended up in a ditch and the truck crashed into a tree. The driver of the truck died at the scene, authorities said. According to investigators, speed played a role in the crash.
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Alvin ISD: Families can pick from face-to-face or virtual instruction for the 2020-2021 school year
Alvin ISD is giving families the choice of either face-to-face or virtual instruction for the upcoming school year. Virtual instruction will be offered through a Remote Synchronous Instruction format and a Remote Asynchronous Instruction format. Remote Synchronous Instruction: Two-way, real-time/live, virtual instruction between teachers and students when students are not on campus. Remote Asynchronous Instruction: Instruction that does not require having the instructor and student engaged at the same time. SurveyAlvin ISD would like parents who anticipate enrolling their students in virtual instruction to complete this 4-question survey.
Here are the emergency contacts you should have stored
With hurricane season approaching, KPRC 2 Hurricane Headquarters is here to help Houstonians power through the storms by providing our audience with everything they need to know to know. Here are county emergency management contacts to have stored in your phone. 979-865-5911979-864-1201Alvin281-388-4363Angleton979-849-2383Baileys Prairie979-849-0134Brazoria979-798-2489Brookside281-485-3048Clute979-265-6194Danbury979-922-1551Freeport979-239-1211Hillcrest Village281-74 8 -7 149Holiday Lakes979-849-1136Iowa Colony281-369-3444Jones Creek979-233-3091Lake Jackson979-415-2500Liverpool281-581-2342Manvel281-489-1212Oyster Creek979-233-8481Pearland281-997-4648Richwood979-265-8157Surfside Beach979-239-1151Sweeny979-548-3321, 979-548-4541Quintana979-233-0848West Columbia979-345-5121979-821-1011Bryan979-821-1030College Station979-821-1000409-267-2445City of Mont Belvieu281-576-2021Colorado Co. Emergency Management979-733-0184281-342-6185Arcola281-431-0606Beasley979-387-2775Fairchilds281-341-4638Fulshear281-346-1796Kendleton979-532-8240Meadows Place281-983-2900Missouri City281-403-8500Needville979-793-4255Orchard979-478-6893Pleak281-239-8504Richmond281-342-5456Rosenberg835-595-3700Simonton281-533-9809Stafford281-841-0355Sugar Land281-275-2700Thompsons281-343-9929Weston Lakes281-533-0907888-384-2000Bayou Vista409-935-0449Clear Lake Shores281-334-1034, 281-334-2799Dickinson281-337-4700Friendswood281-996-3335Galveston409-765-3710Hitchcock409-986-5559Jamaica Beach409 -737-1142Kemah281-334-5414La Marque409-938-9269League City281-554-1000Santa Fe409-925-3092Texas City409-643-5840Tiki Island409-935-1427Grimes Co. Emergency Management936-873-4404713-881-3100Baytown281-420-6556Bellaire713-662-8222Deer Park281-478-7298El Lago281-326-5900Galena Park713-672-2556Houston713-884-4500Jacinto City713-674-8424Humble281-446-4928Jersey Village713-466-2130Katy281-574-8633, 281-391-3500La Porte281-470-0010Morgans Point281-471-2171Nassau Bay281-336-6298Pasadena713-475-5588
Grieving mother pays for another child’s birthday cake to honor her son
Holly Grimet went to Kroger in Alvin Saturday to pick up her daughter’s birthday cake. Much love from me and my angel in heaven to your family.”A woman purchases a birthday cake for another family to honor her son. Her daughter is the same age as the stranger’s son would have been. Grimet said it is painful to think that a grieving mother might be lonely or sad on her son’s birthday. Grimet said she has now paid for another child’s birthday cake in Alvin.
Why 13,000 plastic turtles will bob in an Alvin bayou
Why 13,000 plastic turtles will bob in an Alvin bayouPlastic turtles normally dont see water outside a bathtub, but those in the 20th annual Turtle Race 5K and Fun Run will take a trip along part of Bayou in an Alvin park to raise funds for Alvin ISD Education Foundation. less Plastic turtles normally dont see water outside a bathtub, but those in the 20th annual Turtle Race 5K and Fun Run will take a trip along part of Bayou in an Alvin park to raise funds for Alvin ISD Education ... more Photo: Courtesy Alvin ISD Photo: Courtesy Alvin ISD Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Why 13,000 plastic turtles will bob in an Alvin bayou 1 / 1 Back to GalleryYou might find turtles swimming Mustang Bayou in Alvins National Oak Park on any warm day, but you will only see the plastic, bathtub kind 13,000 of them there on one day of the year. The event raises money to help the foundations effort to provide student scholarships and develop projects for Alvin ISD. Turtle Race 5K and Fun Run What: The 20th annual event benefits the Alvin ISD Education Foundation Fund. Those thousands of turtles race toward the finish line at Adoue Street Bridge and then retrieved to determine which came in first, second and third.chron.com
Family demands answers after Alvin police shot man to death outside church
EMBED >More News Videos Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a church in Alvin. ALVIN, Texas (KTRK) -- The family of Isaac Chapa is filing a federal civil rights lawsuit against the Alvin Police Department. Police shot and killed Chapa in July 2018 near Alvin Missionary Baptist Church. The family is now pleading for answers as to why he was shot. That's when they say an officer shot him, ultimately killing him.abc13.com
The Sandwich Shoppe and Grill is coming soon to Pearland
The Sandwich Shoppe and Grill will open Oct. 1 in Pearland at 9603 Broadway St., Ste. This is the second location for the restaurant that began in Alvin and will offer the same items as well as burgers. The sandwich shop is known for its gourmet condiments, including strawberry mustard, blueberry mustard, sundried tomato mayonnaise and wasabi mayonnaise. www.thesandwichshoppeatmedic1.comcommunityimpact.com
Girl soccer star takes kicking talents to football field
ALVIN, Texas – An Alvin High School student is getting a lot of attention for bringing her soccer talents to the football field. Erin Webster was the kicker for Alvin's varsity football team in the Yellowjackets' 50-14 win over Pasadena on Friday. Webster tore her ACL in May and recently recovered from surgery. Webster is a standout on the soccer field. She is a three-time varsity Letterman and has received multiple scholarship offers.
Alvin police officer hurt when chase ends in head-on crash
ALVIN, Texas – An Alvin police officer was injured after a man led officers on a chase then crashed into the officer's patrol unit. According to police, Scott Paul Mayers, 38, of Alvin, was wanted in connection with a felony narcotics warrant through the Brazoria County Sheriff's Office. At around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, officers found Mayers and attempted to pull him over in a traffic stop. Mayers refused to stop, leading officers on a chase that spanned several miles and neighborhoods. The chase ended when Mayers crashed head-on into a police unit at Kost Road and Fairview Drive.