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ExploreSpring.com News Updates

June 15, 2009
Spring ISD Special Services to Dispose of Confidential Records

HOUSTON – The Special Services department of Spring ISD will soon dispose of the confidential records of students who have not received special education assessments, instruction, or related services since May, 2002. These records will be destroyed in August of this year unless a request is received requesting otherwise.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 17:16pm by admin
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Little Shop of Horrors to Hit the Lone Star College-Montgomery Stage

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s theatre department is now selling tickets to its summer musical, Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The performance will begin with a free preview on Wednesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. The show dates for Little Shop of Horrors include Thursday through Saturday, July 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 17:11pm by admin
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Increased Demand for Machining Certificate at LSC-Conroe Center
Industry Demand Causes Increased Interest and Additional Classes

Responding to an increased amount of community interest, Lone Star College-Conroe Center will offer a second series of computerized numerical control (CNC) machining classes during the evening beginning June 22, 2009. These classes will allow students to earn a CNC machining workforce development certificate, preparing them for entry-level employment in this emerging field.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:59pm by admin
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11th Annual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge 2009

The South Montgomery County YMCA announces the registration dates for the 2009 YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge “Presented by Hewitt”. The 3 day event will be held at Northshore Park and Lake Woodlands, September 25 – 27. Registration is now available for all alumni teams through July 5th. Registration will open up to NEW teams beginning July 6th.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:45pm by admin
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Doerre Students Make Donation

The Doerre Ambassadors sent their final check for $1,500 to Free the Children during May after a year of hard work selling concessions at student athletic events and organizing a staff versus students volleyball game as a fundraiser. The money went to improve the lives of impoverished children in Ecuador.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:26pm by admin
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Congressman Green Visits Wunderlich

Spring, TX — Congressman Al Green, representing the 9th Congressional District of Houston, visited the Gifted Educated Notoriously Talented Students (G.E.N.T.S) Club of Wunderlich Intermediate School. He urged students to use their time well and to make good choices that will lead toward success.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:25pm by admin
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Amazing Teens Need You!
HOST PARENTS needed – with or without children – to host international high school exchange students from Europe, Asia and South American for the upcoming school year. SHARE! Host Families provide a bed. meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life with a youngster from overseas. All students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses.The students will attend the high school nearest your home. Families are able to review student applications and select the student they feel will best match their family. Start making a difference in a young persons life and yours! Contact SHARE! at 1-800-941-3738 or visit http://www.sharesouthwest.org

Posted on Jun 13, 2009 17:35pm by jtwardowsky
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MARK YOUR CALENDER FOR JULY 24, 2009

June 9, 2009

ANNOUNCING SPRING-KLEIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

2ND ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN JULY GALA

The Chamber’s vision is to be the primary resource and support of area economic development and quality of life. Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce’s (SKCC) annual fundraiser, The Gala Dinner and Auction, helps make that vision a reality.

The Christmas in July Gala is the premier social event of the season in Spring-Klein and is a festive evening of philanthropy, fine food, and fun, and a celebration of SKCC’s commitment to excellence and community. Imagine!–a gala dinner and auction–is SKCC’s largest fundraiser. It is always a sell-out.

Rejoice with us and take pleasure in a sumptuous evening basking in the festively adorned Shady Oaks, feasting on a sumptuous buffet featuring traditional Christmas Carvery, dancing to the live music from Braid. Enjoy the witty, yet encouraging words of Commissioner Jerry Eversole, and be a part of history as we recognize Spring-Klein’s first Business of the Year with the presentation of the “TONI” Award.

 

Businesses and individuals donate generously to the live auction hosted by the funny and charming Mark Moore, TAL#15019 offering an array of special experiences- trips, dinners, and unique events and items. On auction night, 150 attendees—dressed to the nines—engage in friendly competitive bidding. The event is conceived and run by an extraordinary cadre of volunteers whose dedicated support for the Chamber’s business, education programs infuses the evening with a wonderful spirit of philanthropy and community.

Mark your calendar for July 24. Host a table, bring your friends, and get your seats early!

To purchase tickets, sponsorships, or advertising online please visit http://www.eventbee.com/view/christmas_in_july/event?eventid=56875. To purchase by mail or fax please download form here http://www.springkleinchamber.org/images/docs/brochure.pdf. If you need child care, event care is being provided by Alexander’s Academy, click here make your reservation now!

For more information, please contact Elle Carnes at 281-912-1107 or email info@explorespring.com , Carol Baker at (281) 376-0858 or email kan-do@swbell.net, or Holly Munsinger at (281) 353-4600 or email holly@houstonwahms.org.

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How do we preserve Spring/Klein?

June 9, 2009

Doesn’t it seem like the Spring/Klein community is always fighting something. I haven’t been here long, but since I’ve been here there have been a couple of biggies that could affect the quality of this great community.

The latest is the low income housing project near Windrose, called Gosling Oaks. It has been stopped in the short term, but what about the long? To find out more visit Stop Gosling Oaks.

The first thing I remember was the Grand Parkway. This proposed highway, still on the books has been stalled but not stopped. It has already affected one neighborhood Lakes of Avalon Village. Here are a couple of links pertaining to this story. http://swamplot.com/tag/spring/, http://blogs.chron.com/springklein/2008/11/neighborhood_divide.html.

The problem with the Grand Parkway from what I can tell is that the zoning committee, who was aware of the plans to build the parkway years ago, did not reserve the land and prevent builders from building in the areas of the highway. Thereby creating problems for people who have now made there homes in its path unknowingly. There was a big movement here are some links http://mypeoplepc.com/members/chrisodonnell/stopthegrandparkway/, http://mypeoplepc.com/members/chrisodonnell/unitedtosaveourspring/id89.html, and http://corridornews.blogspot.com/2007/10/you-all-that-proposed-this-plan-you.html.

In 2004, a tar factory tried to co-locate its facilities with the cement plant next to the Villages of Northgate Crossing and behind Old Town Spring. I couldn’t find any links about it but I was at the town hall meeting where Representative Debbie Riddle brought in the county, and the builder. It appeared to the community that they used deceptive practices to post notices that were still within the letter of the law, but not the spirit of the law.

Last year, residents of Dove Meadows and Normandy Forest were not thrilled with the prospect of a bar being outside of their neighborhood, crime being the biggest concern. The bar did open and to my knowledge there haven’t been any problems, however, the community did not want it.

This is only what I know, but I have only been in Spring a few years. But rest assured that as the community continues to thrive, there will be more projects that the community may or may not agree with. There was a petition last year to get a line item on the ballot to incorporate Spring/Klein as it’s own city. This would provide for its own city government and as one item control its zoning.

Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston, not its own city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring,_Texas). It seems to me that we should form as a Township, City, town, or something that gives us the ability to control our fate.

Please read Why Sign the Spring-Klein Cityhood Petition?, New Petition to Incorporate Spring-Klein as a City.

To sign the petition visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/spring-klein-petition.

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Week of May 23 News Highlights

June 8, 2009
Twin Creeks Student Takes the Gold!

LaKayla LaFrance and team score nine top six finishes at High Velocity Invitational!

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Mangum-Howell Center June Special Events Calendar

Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is located in Doss Park at 2500 Frick Road, Houston 77038, west of Veterans Memorial Drive and south of Beltway 8. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted on May 23, 2009 21:40pm by admin
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Veteran’s Information Meeting to be Held at Lone Star College-Montgomery

New Post-9/11 GI Bill to Provide Educational Benefits for Current, Prospective Students

An information session about the new Post-9/11 GI Bill will be held on Tuesday, June 2, 2009, at Lone Star College-Montgomery. The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Building A, Room 102.

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Mangum-Howell Center Ongoing June Calendar

Mangum-Howell Center’s free intergenerational programs are part of Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jerry Eversole’s educational and recreational commitment to Harris County residents. Mangum-Howell Center is located in Doss Park at 2500 Frick Road, Houston 77038, west of Veterans Memorial Drive and south of Beltway 8. Center hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posted on May 23, 2009 21:36pm by admin
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YMCA Senior Open House and Bring a Friend Day

Celebrating National Senior Health & Fitness Day

The Montgomery County YMCAs are opening its doors for free to seniors on May 27th celebrating National Senior Health & Wellness Day. The Open House will give seniors a chance to see and sample what the YMCA has to offer, whether it be exercise classes, social gatherings, volunteer opportunities or field trips.

Posted on May 23, 2009 21:29pm by admin
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Basic Mediation Training Offered at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Beginning this fall, Lone Star College-Montgomery will launch a 40-hour Basic Mediation Training course, with the first offering September 9-14 (Monday-Friday) from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and a second offering October 8-18 on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays from 2-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. The cost of the training is $249 plus books. Both sessions will be facilitated by Brodrick W. Hill.

Posted on May 23, 2009 21:26pm by admin
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YMCA Child Development Center Hosts Pre-Kindergarten Graduation

“Class of 2022”

The South Montgomery County YMCA Child Development Center recently hosted their annual pre-kindergarten graduation ceremony. The young graduates were the 23rd class to graduate . . . The center opened in Fall of 1986. These children are the future graduates of the “Class of 2022”.

Posted on May 23, 2009 21:25pm by admin
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