Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Sets New Record for Annual Food Drive


SE 2016 Food Drive

Chaplain Eddie Simmons along with Selma Atatural and Cindy Salgado from Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, deliver donations to Daer Platt, director of operations, Southeast Area Ministries (SeAM) From L to R: Eddie Simmons, chaplain, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Selma Atatural, lead office assistant, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Cindy Salgado, unit coordinator, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Daer Platt, director of operations, Southeast Area Ministries


Employees, physicians and volunteers at Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital raised a record $24,741 and collected 37 pounds of food during its Annual Food Drive for Southeast Area Ministries (SeAM).

“I’m so proud of our employees, physicians, and volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives and serving our community,” says Kyle Price, Sr. Vice President, CEO, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. “As health care providers, we know the importance of a healthy diet and the serious implications a lack of food can have on a child’s physical and mental health.”

According to the Houston Food Bank, roughly one in four children are at risk of hunger in southeast Texas. Southeast Area Ministries works to provide food to nearly 2,000 families across southeast Houston each month.

“This donation is a vital part of our ministry and we are extremely grateful to the physicians, administration and staff at Memorial Hermann Southeast,” says Daer Platt, SeAM’s director of operations. “Donations like this are so important, especially in the middle of the year. I’m not sure we could make it through the summer without this kind of generosity and support.”

SeAM, working in close partnership with the Houston Food Bank, can turn just a few dollars into food for two to three days because of the organization’s bulk and discounted food buying power. The charity provides food, clothing, household and financial assistance for those in need in southeast Houston.

Memorial Hermann Southeast Chaplaincy Services and Partners in Caring raised awareness and donations for its Annual Food Drive through a raffle, bake sales, and other unit and department fundraisers.

Pearland PD Bulletin 7/18 – 7/24/16

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Shakespeare Mini Festival to Open Season at Pearl Theater Aug. 19 – Sept. 4


Screen Shot 2016-07-24 at 8.53.16 AMOpening the 2016/2017 6th Season of the Pearland Theatre Guild will be a Mini Shakespeare Festival featuring Romeo & Juliet and The Winter’s Tale done in repertory.

The plays are adapted and directed by Jonathan Gonzalez who says, “We are excited to do our first repertory Shakespeare season at the Pearl! Following the success of last season’s MACBETH, we are doubling down with the Bard and offering two different plays rotating different nights! Come see the speed, passion and fire of ROMEO & JULIET performed in a modern setting relevant to today’s headlines. Come back and enjoy the magic,mystery, music, comedy, and epic storytelling of THE WINTER’S TALE set in a surreal dream world. The plays are performed in true repertory, with the same cast performing in both shows! Our Shakespeare shows are always under two hours, fast, fun, and audience -friendly for all ages!”

The shows feature outstanding actors from Houston, Pearland and surrounding areas.


  • Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm
  • Sundays at 3:00 pm
  • Buy One Get One Free Thursday August 25 at 7:30pm (The Winter’s Tale)

Romeo & Juliet Performs:

  • Aug 19, 21, 26, 28, Sept 3 and 4

The Winter’s Tale Performs:

  • Aug 20, 25, 27 and Sept 2


Adults $16, Seniors and Students $14, with discounts available for groups of 10 or more.

The Pearl Theater is located at 14803 Park Almeda Dr. Houston, TX 77047. Tickets are now on sale at For questions, please contact us at (832) 459-4674.

Pearland City Councilmember Gary Moore elected Mayor Pro Tem


Photo: Kristi Nix

The Pearland City Council has selected Councilmember Gary Moore to serve as Mayor Pro Tem.

Moore, a U.S. Army Veteran who participated in Operation Desert Storm, was elected to the Pearland City Council in 2014.

Moore said he has enjoyed his time on the City Council.

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Caring for Mom and Dad Workshop July 26


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Pearland Cops wait tables for Special Olympics

On Thursday (July 21), Texas Roadhouse, located at 2526 Smith Ranch Road, participated in Tip A Cop Night, a Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event for Special Olympics Texas (SOTX).

From 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m., Pearland Police and Fire Department officers donned aprons and brought patrons soft drinks and water for tips, which were donated to SOTX at the end of the night. Some officers also participated with the waitstaff in the Texas Roadhouse tradition of line-dancing for customers.

This year’s fundraiser was the most successful to date. Patrons were also able to buy Special Olympics merchandise, with proceeds also going to SOTX.

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Officers Carlson and Evans line dance with waitstaff

Little League: Pearland to face Arkansas first in Waco


Photo: Robert Avery

Pearland East (Texas East) will take on Bryant, Ark., at 1 p.m., Aug. 4 in a first-round game in the Southwest Region Little League tournament in Waco.

The winner of the tournament advances to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

Other opening-round games, also on Aug. 4, pit San Antonio McAlister (Texas West) vs. Lake Charles, La., 10 a.m.; New Mexico vs. Starkville, Miss., 5 p.m.; and North Boulder, Colo., vs. Oklahoma, 7 p.m.

The tournament continues through Aug. 10 when the championship game will be played at 6 p.m.

The final three games of the tournament will be televised by ESPN. All other games will be aired on the Longhorn Network.

Pearland East has already won district, sectional and state titles en route to the upcoming tournament in Waco.

Pearland East has won 10 of its 11 games thus far in all-star competition.

Below is the tournament bracket for the Southwest Region tournament in Waco:

Thursday, August 4

  • Game 1 – McAllister Park American (Texas West) versus South Lake Charles (Louisiana), 10 a.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 2 – Pearland East (Texas East) versus Bryant (Arkansas), 1 p.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 3 – New Mexico versus Starkville (Mississippi) 5 p.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 4 – North Boulder (Colorado) versus Oklahoma, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network

Friday, August 5

  • Game 5 – Loser 1 versus Loser 2, 5 p.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 6 – Loser 3 versus Loser 4, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network

Saturday, August 6

  • Game 7 – Winner 1 versus Winner 2, 5 p.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 8 – Winner 3 versus Winner 4, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network

Sunday, August 7

  • Game 9 – Winner 5 versus Loser 7, 5 p.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 10 – Winner 6 versus Loser 8, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network

Monday, August 8

  • Game 11 – Winner 9 versus Winner 1, 4 p.m., Longhorn Network
  • Game 12 – Winner 7 versus Winner 8, 8 p.m., ESPN

Tuesday, August 9

  • Game 13 – Loser 12 versus Winner 11, 7 p.m.. ESPN

Championship Game Wednesday, August 10

  • Game 14 – Winner 12 versus Winner 13, 6 p.m., ESPN


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