Archive for September, 2008

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Klein ISD Releases Tenative Make-Up Day Schedule

September 26, 2008

The tentative plan for make up days is to make up four days on October 13, January 16, February 16, and April 13.

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Houston Work at Home Mom’s and Explore Spring Texas Announce Mommy and Me Photo Contest Winner

September 22, 2008

Spring, TX – The 2008 Mommy & Me photo contest winner was announced earlier this month online at the ExploreSpring.com web site. To see this year’s winning photo you can go to our Web site: http://www.explorespring.com and click on Photo Contest on the left. 

 

 

The Mommy & Me photo contest was sponsored by ExploreSpring.com and Houston Work at Home Mom’s. The relationship between a mother and child is a special one that develops from the womb. The contest was designed to put the spotlight that relationships and allow mothers and children alike to show the community what makes their relationship unique and/or special.

Spring Texas 2008 mommy & me photo contest winner
Spring Texas 2008 mommy & me photo contest winner

 

There were 10 entries and awards were presented to the winner with the most online votes. The winning entry was entered captioned “Mother’s Day 2007” was entered by Jen who won a $35 Visa Gift Card and an ExploreSpring.com gift pack valued at $35. The Mommy & Me photo contest is one of several monthly theme photo contests offered online each month. The winner is determined by the users of ExploreSpring.com and is run completely online.

 

ExploreSpring.com is actively seeking sponsors for its monthly contests. This is an affordable and low cost way to promote your business and draw new customers. To find out more log on to www.explorespring.com/pages/Contests, call 281-912-1107 or email advertise@explorespring.com.

 

About Explore Spring

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. Here you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community guide and business directory for Spring Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, advertising, calendar, events and more.ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.

 

About Houston WAHMS
Houston Work at Home Mom is a networking organization for mothers who are striving to open, grow or establish a home-based business. Launching in January 2007, this local organization is for those in business for themselves.  After several months of being up and running, our membership has grown to 44 members from different direct sales and work from home companies. The web site is located at
www.houstonwahms.com.

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Spring, Texas Hurricane Ike Update – 9/20/08

September 20, 2008

Spring TX, September 20, 2008 – While life returns to normal for some Spring residents, many are still without power. Please call or email ExploreSpring.com if we can help you find some resources to assist you info@explorespring.com or (281) 912-1107. Here are some updates as of Saturday, September 20, 2008. If you know of any stores throughout the Spring area that are stocked with food, fuel, ice or basic household goods, please e-mail or text the locations to info@explorespring.com and let us know what is available.

Food, Ice, Water

  • Nearby PODs at which ice, water, and food are available as of 1:45 C.S.T. on Sep 17–Greenspoint Harvest Time Baptist Church, 17770 Imperial Valley.
  • Food Pantries in Montgomery County: Gateway Baptist Church 2930 Rayford Road, Spring 12 noon to 3pm daily; St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church,7801 Bay Branch, Woodlands, 9am to 5pm daily; Interfaith of the Woodlands, 4242 Woodrush Dr., Woodlands, 9am to 3pm daily.
  • Hurricane Ike: United Way Recovery Information 9-19-2008, 8:00 AM

Power

  • The following zip codes are estimated to have substantial power restoration by the end of day on Friday, September 19:  77382
  • The following zip codes are estimated to have substantial power restoration by the end of day on Monday, September 22:  77373, 77386
  • The following zip codes have sustained extensive damage, and will therefore have a restoration timeline that extends beyond Monday, September 22: 77379, 77380, 77386, 77388, 77389

Schools

  • Spring ISD Pending power restoration, employees will return to work on Tuesday, September 23. Students will return to school on Wednesday, September 24.
  • Conroe ISD will resume classes on Monday, September 22 for campuses with power. No Spring schools have power.
  • Klein ISD will resume classes on Wednesday September 24, 2008 for campuses that have power. The following campuses have power—Benfer, Frank, Greenwood Forest, Haude, Kaiser, Klein Collins HS, Klein Forest HS, Klein Instructional Center, Klein Intermediate, Klein Oak HS, Klenk, Kohrville, Krahn, Kreinhop, Krimmel, Kuehnle, Mittlestadt, Nitsch, Roth, Schindewolf, Strack, Vistas, and Wunderlich.

Other

YMCA facilities are now open to the community for showers and battery charging. Even if you do not have a YMCA membership, you may go to any open YMCA and charge your cell phone and laptop or take a shower.

Hours at each location vary based on area curfews and staff availability. South Montgomery County Family YMCA, 6145 Shadowbend Pl., The Woodlands – 281-367-9622.

For more information on Hurricane Ike and Spring Texas visit us online at www.explorespring.com.

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ICE, WATER, MRES TO BE AVAILABLE MONDAY MORNING AT CHAMPION FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH

September 19, 2008

HOUSTON – Representative Debbie Riddle has announced that deliveries of ice, water, and meals-ready-to-eat will be available at the parking lot of Champion Forest Baptist Church, 15555 Steubner Airline Road, in Houston on Monday morning at 10:00AM.  Please forward this information on to anyone who may be in need of these supplies.   

 

For more information on Spring TX, please visit us online at www.explorespring.com.

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SPRING/ HOUSTON AREA POD TO BE OPEN FRIDAY (TOMORROW) MORNING

September 19, 2008

HOUSTON – Two 18-wheeler trucks worth of ice and water will be distributed in the parking lot of Champion Forest Baptist Church at 15555 Stuebner Airline in Houston tomorrow morning at 10:00 am. 

For more information on Spring Texas, please visit us online at www.explorespring.com.

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Spring Area Schools Annouce Closures

September 18, 2008
  • Spring ISD will be closed Monday, Sept. 15th through Friday, Sept. 19th due to Hurricane Ike.
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    Conroe ISD will be closed Monday, Sept. 15th through Friday, Sept. 19th due to Hurricane Ike.

  • Klein ISD will be closed Monday, Sept. 15th through Wednesday, Sept. 19th due to Hurricane Ike.

  • To stay up to date with school closings and openings please visit Spring Online.

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Harris County Precinct 4 Annouces Spring area Openings & Closures

September 18, 2008

Due to Hurricane Ike, several Harris County Precinct 4 facilities are closed and some of the September programming has been cancelled. The community centers and parks will re-open as electricity is restored and damages are repaired. Precinct 4 staff is working to open facilities as quickly as possible and updates will be posted online at www.hcp4.net. Please refer to the list below for Spring area openings and closures:

  • Bayer Park (24811 W. Hardy Road, 77373) will be open within two weeks
  • Collins Park Picnic and Playground Area (6727 Cypresswood Drive, 77379) will be open within two weeks
  • Collins Skate Park (6727 Cypresswood Drive, 77379) CLOSED pending long-term damage assessment and repair
  • Klein Park (4531 Spring Cypress Road, 77379) CLOSED pending long-term damage assessment and repair
  • Meyer Park, Playground Area and Walking Trails (7700 Cypresswood Drive, 77379) open now or by the end of this week
  • Meyer Park, North Side (7700 Cypresswood Drive, 77379) Meyer Park, South Side Picnic will be open within two weeks
  • Southwell Park (27419 Nelson Street, 77373) open by Saturday, September 20

To read the press release in its entirety please visit Spring TX Online at http://www.explorespring.com/pages/spring_texas_news_article.