Archive for June 9th, 2009

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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.