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Killen’s isn’t the BEST BBQ in the country … it’s the second best, says Food Network

ribs-555068_1920Pearland-based Killen’s Barbecue has consistently garnered the top spot in the “best of” lists since opened last year. The Food Network’s “Top 5 Restaurants” show, however, didn’t pick Killen’s as the best barbecue in the country — they chose it as the second best. Who beat them out for first place? The Bar-B-Q Shop, in Memphis.

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Source: Food Network show names Killen’s Barbecue No. 2 in America | Houston Chronicle

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Call for Artists – Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion 2015

WHAT & WHEN: Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion Call for Artists — Currently the Pearland CVB issued a Call for Artists for the juried show offering a $25 early bird discount for applications and pre-payment received by July 31, 2015.

HOW: Exhibitor applications can be found at visitpearland.com/pearland-art-crafts-pavilion-2015-exhibitor-application/.

MORE INFO: http://visitpearland.com/2015/05/28/call-for-artists-pearland-art-crafts-on-the-pavilion-2015/

The Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion will once again take place at the Pearland Town Center on Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. […]

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Pearland came in at No. 6 in top places to live in Texas

A recent NerdWallet article ranked Pearland as No. 6 in top places to live in Texas. NerdWallet ranked the 50 largest cities in Texas on quality-of-life indicators to determine the best places to live. The qualities assessed included crime, housing and demographics, education, and walk score.

A growing community in the southern Houston area, Pearland is a low-crime community that received the list’s highest grade for safety, and 95% of residents in Pearland said in a recent poll that they feel safe in their neighborhood. Pearland’s strengths help spur residential and commercial growth: the city had an unemployment rate of 3.6%, and a homeownership rate of 79.7%. Pearland has earned recognition as a “Tree City USA” for its efforts to “preserve and enhance the urban forest. ”

The cities that ranked above Pearland were:

  1. The Woodlands
  2. Allen
  3. Frisco
  4. Sugar Land
  5. McKinney

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Video Pick: Mary’s Creek Edible Trail

Today’s video pick is “Mary’s Creek Edible Trail.”

More info: http://visitpearland.com/what-to-do-in-pearland/parks-in-pearland/

Mary’s Creek Trail

Mclean Road to Magnolia Road
Pearland, TX 77581
281-412-8900

From Facebook:

Did you know there was an edible trail along Mary's Creek Trail with peaches, apricots and mulberries? You can enjoy…

Posted by Pearland Parks and Recreation on Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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SOURCE: Mary’s Creek Edible Trail | YouTube

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Video Pick: Birding Classes at the City of Pearland

The City of Pearland has begun offering birding classes.

Did you know that birding has become a popular outdoor activity, enjoyed by approximately 85 million Americans. Brazoria County has more bird species than any other area in North America! The beginning birding class begins Fall 2015 for ages 14 years to adults. In the Beginning Birding Class you’ll learn:

  • How to select binoculars and field guides
  • How to identify birds using field marks, songs and behavior
  • Ways to get more involved

Date: June 16, 2015
Time: 5 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Age: 14+
Location: Pearland Library (3522 Liberty Drive, Pearland, Texas 77581)

Date:
July 14, 2015
August 11, 2015

Time: 2 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Age: 14+
Location: Pearland Westside Library (2803 Business Center Drive, Pearland, Texas 77584)

To practice your skills the class will go on several field trips in the local Pearland area! Attend one of our FREE workshops to learn more!

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Pearland’s Independence Park Pool opens May 23, 2015

The City of Pearland’s Independence Park Pool opens to the public Memorial Day Weekend: May 23 to May 25, 2015. Public Swim Hours will be:

  • Mondays — Closed
  • Tuesdays – Fridays — 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays — 12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Check with their schedule for holidays and special event days.

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Source: City of Pearland, Texas : Independence Park Pool

Image source: JonKline / Pixabay

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Selecting an Off-Road Bike and Preparing for a Ride class

The City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Center & Natatorium is holding “Selecting an Off-Road Bike and Preparing for a Ride” class on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6 pm. To reserve your spot please RSVP kgray@pearlandtx.gov.

Let’s ride! On Tuesday, May 5, 6 p.m. Pearland is hosting a workshop "Selecting an Off-Road Bike and Preparing for a…

Posted by Keep Pearland Beautiful on Monday, April 27, 2015

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Source: Let’s ride! On Tuesday, May 5, 6 p.m. Pearland… – Keep Pearland Beautiful

Image source: 6554 / Pixabay

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Pearland Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week on May 2-10, 2015

Pearland Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-10, 2015:

This year, the Pearland Convention and Visitors Bureau salutes National Travel and Tourism Week with a Travel Rally Picnic on Friday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pearland Town Center Event Pavilion, 11200 Broadway Street.

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Source: Pearland Celebrates National Travel & Tourism Week May 2-10 – Pearland Texas Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

Image source: Markgraf-Ave / Pixabay

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When and Where Does Pearland Vote?

Pearland elections will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015. Early voting is underway right now through Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Need to know where to vote? Visit PearlandVotes.com.

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Source: When and Where Do I Vote? | Pearland Votes

Image source: geralt / Pixabay

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Mitsubishi Heavy Industries officially opens Pearland Works

In case you missed the news: “Mitsubishi Heavy Industries officially opens Pearland Works.”

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held for Phase One of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International (MHI) on Saturday (April 25) at its campus location at 14888 Kirby Dr.

Read the story at YourPearlandNews.com.

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Image source: geralt / Pixabay

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