Photo of Pearland High School students wearing Confederate clothing outrages parents, civil rights leaders
The security of our children,” exclaimed Harvey Wolff, a parent of two students enrolled in Pearland High School. Yet, despite what they allege were obvious intentions among the group, parents said the administration at Pearland High School didn’t act soon enough. KPRC 2 received a response from the school district Friday afternoon, confirming the clothing violated the dress code. “Per the Pearland ISD dress code, apparel or accessories which include cultural divisiveness and racial intolerance may not be worn. “That’s what started that whole dress code revolution, which is great," said Melissa Wilson, a parent.
2020 Pearland Volleyball Preview
Welcome to the 2020 volleyball season. No club tournaments to travel to, limited training available but what that means is everyone should be fresh for the 2020 campaign. VYPE previewed 30 public school teams in this year's VYPE Houston Volleyball Preview. Here is one of the Sleepers - the Pearland Oilers. Pearland OilersYear-in and year-out, Pearland must be penciled in somewhere.
KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship: Meet Anna Queen, the senior who hopes to make a difference at a children’s hospital
Published: May 25, 2020, 8:18 amHOUSTON – KPRC 2 and Texas Mattress Makers are surprising 20 deserving high school seniors with scholarships. All students selected for scholarships have been nominated by their high schools. On Monday, a $2,500 Senior Scholarship was awarded to Ana Queen from Pearland High School. KPRC 2′s Owen Confletti surprised the senior in a Zoom call. Check out KPRC 2 Senior Scholarship recipients for 2020 below
TUTS Takes the Tommy Tunes Awards Online
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Travelling exhibit honors civil rights icon Dolores Huerta at Holocaust Museum Houston
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- When Barack Obama was running for president, he used the slogan "Yes we can. From young woman, to activist to Medal of Freedom honoree, her lifelong fight for the rights of farm workers has earned her countless recognition. "I watched the documentary about her life, but it felt even better seeing that she was explaining everything and the pictures, I got actual insight," Pearland High School student Elijah Crowder said.The traveling Smithsonian exhibit chronicling her journey is now at Houston's Holocaust Museum. "One thing I'm going to hold on to is that even if you get beat physically or mentally, you still communicate and push through," Pearland High School student Juan Carlos Martinez Jr. She told us we have the power and it makes me feel like we do and that we should go out and do something and help the community," Pearland High School student Bryan Estrada Rosado said.You can check out the exhibit through February.abc13.com
At age 22, Alvin woman is stage manager for Houston theater
At age 22, Alvin woman is stage manager for Houston theaterKalin Menzel of Alvin learned while participating in theater at Pearland High School that she preferred being behind the scenes instead of performing onstage. Now she's stage manager and communications coordinator for 4th Wall Theater Company, a professional group in Houston. Now she's stage manager and communications ... more Photo: Courtesy 4th Wall Theater Company Photo: Courtesy 4th Wall Theater Company Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close At age 22, Alvin woman is stage manager for Houston theater 1 / 3 Back to GalleryKalin Menzel of Alvin found her niche in theater behind the scenes, with no lines to learn or butterflies in her stomach. The 2015 graduate of Pearland High School is the stage manager and communications coordinator for 4th Wall Theater Company, a professional group in Houston. Happy with her work, the theater hired Menzel as its communications manager with duties including being stage manager for each show in the groups 2019-2020 season.chron.com
Pride of Pearland chosen for performance with community service efforts
PEARLAND, Texas -- The Pride of Pearland, Pearland High School's marching band, has been chosen to perform in the 131st annual Rose Parade on Jan. 1 in the Tournament of Roses.The band was chosen for a number of reasons, most notably its members community service efforts, 2020 Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber said. '"The band was one of 16 chosen out of over 100 national and international applicants and the only Texas band selected this year. While Texas bands have marched in the parade in the past, the Pride of Pearland has never marched in the Tournament of Roses. Other bands chosen include an all-female band from Copenhagen and a band from Japan.In addition to community work, the bands are judged based on musicality and marching skills. The Pride of Pearland marching band has a link on its website for those who are interested in donating to the trip.This story comes through our partnership with Community Impactabc13.com
Pearland teen born without limbs already has sights for political office
PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Edgar Pacheco may have been born without arms or legs, but that's never held him back. "I was born with Tetra-amelia, which signifies the absence of the four limbs," the 17-year-old Pearland High School graduate explained. "Despite his disability, the teen was never limited in his academic accomplishments or his dreams. "With regards to essays or long writing assignments, I use Dragon natural speaking," Pacheco said of his speech recognition assistant. I can type with a hard straw and type letter by letter.abc13.com
Pearland's viral soccer star now hits 61-yard field goals as football player
PEARLAND, Texas (KTRK) -- Pearland High School's Caleb Mendez has been kicking for a long time. "He has millions of views as a soccer player on, so soccer was something we thought he was going to do for his life," his mother, Amber Mendez, explained. That's from all the hard work he puts in. "That hard work produced a 61-yard field goal earlier this summer, all preparing him for the atmosphere at The Rig on Friday nights. It really is," Caleb said.abc13.com
Pearland sends Oilers off to state championship game
PEARLAND, Texas – The final day of finals week was put on hold at Pearland High School Friday. Hundreds of residents and students gathered outside "The Rig" to send the Oilers off to the 5A Division I State Championship. "It's a very exciting moment," said Oilers receiver Jacoby Lewis. "It humbles me to know how much pride Pearland has in their football team, their school and their kids," said Oilers head coach Tony Heath. "We know we've got 48 minutes of business to take care of.
Teens accused of dealing drugs to students
HOUSTON – Police have arrested two teens accused of dealing drugs to Friendswood and Pearland High School students. On Tuesday, police carried out a search warrant at a home just across the Friendswood city limits in Brazoria County. Friendswood police, along with Brazoria County sheriff's deputies, stopped the two men as they left the home. Investigators said the house is only a couple of miles away from Friendswood High school. "I know the high school is close by, it happened right under your nose and you don't even know it," Price said.