This Week's Headlines

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Prangle to retire after 50 years

JFD ’80s grads take 4-state journey

South Belt Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding students for May

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Meador shares rolls

Thompson names sixth honor roll

St. Luke’s Catholic Daughters caravan to biennial state convention

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Brook, Dobie 7-on-7 squads to participate at TSQ event

San Jac baseballers excel collegiately

SJC’s Rutledge inks deal with Nats

Rising Stars track athletes reach regionals

SBHLL senior stars reach final; await Pearland East/West game

CB softball has new head coach

Julks homers in All-Star Classic

Annual July 4 parade approaches

Independence Day is around the corner, and the 32nd annual South Belt parade is scheduled to take place Thursday, July 4, beginning at 10 a.m.
The parade route will wind from Beverly Hills Intermediate to San Jacinto College South. While the parade starts at 10 a.m., participants are urged to arrive early, as the lineup for the caravan will begin at 9 a.m.

All residents, organizations and businesses are welcome to enter. Participants are encouraged to decorate their vehicles and floats, as prizes will be awarded in various categories.

Community and nonprofit groups may sign up for the parade at no charge, unless they wish to be eligible for a prize. A $50 fee is charged for commercial entries. Noncommercial entries may enter the contest for $25.

Entry forms are available at, the Leader office and in next week’s paper. The forms are to be filled out and returned to the Leader office, faxed to 281-481-5730 or emailed by July 2.

Fireworks display
Later that evening, residents may view the annual fireworks show at El Franco Lee Park, located at 9400 Hall Road.

Funded by the annual South Belt Spectacular Cook-off, the display is scheduled to begin around 9:30 p.m.


parade route