Archive for September, 2011


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September 5, 2011

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Club Baseball Tryouts at Lone Star College-Montgomery

September 5, 2011

Lone Star College-Montgomery will have open tryouts for the club baseball team on Wednesday, September 7, at 3:30 p.m., on campus at the baseball practice field.

As part of the National Club Baseball Association (NCBA), the LSC-Montgomery baseball team—the LSC-Montgomery Mavericks—plays during both the fall and spring semesters. Opponents include other Lone Star College System teams, Victoria College, Sam Houston State University, University of Houston-Downtown, Texas A & M University, Texas State University, Tyler Junior College, Rice University, and San Antonio College.

Under the leadership of the team’s coach, Scott Hankosky, the LSC-Montgomery Mavericks were ranked number 10 in the NCBA Division II during the middle of the 2011 season.

For more information, visit, or contact Scott Hankosky at (936) 273-7097 or


Lone Star College-Tomball president named to national commission

September 5, 2011

HOUSTON (Aug. 30, 2011) – Dr. Susan Karr, president of Lone Star College-Tomball, has been named as a member of the Commission on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity as part of the American Association of Community Colleges.

AACC is the national advocacy voice for community colleges and commission members act in an advisory capacity to the AACC Board of Directors.

Karr has been named to a three-year term to this commission, which will concentrate on issues on community college campuses such as affirmative action, civil rights, cultural competency, faculty recruitment/development, students with disabilities, and more.

“I’m excited to represent Lone Star College as a member of this national advisory group,” said Karr.

As president of LSC-Tomball for the past two years, Karr is also a member of LSCS Chancellor Dr. Richard Carpenter’s Executive Council. She came to LSCS from Ouachita Technical College in Malvern, AR., where she had served as vice president of instruction for 16 years. She holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Maryland, a master’s in human services management from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in education administration from the University of Texas at Austin Community College Leadership Program.

There are six commissions authorized by the AACC Board of directors covering a number issues and topics. The commissions were established to provide advice to the AACC Board and staff; encourage collaboration among community college entities and organizations; and provide a forum for focused conversation about the important community college issues and priorities of the
day. Members meet twice each year.

The AACC is the leading proponent and the national voice for community colleges. AACC represents nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree–granting institutions and more than 12 million students, as well as a growing number of international members in Puerto Rico, Japan, Great Britain, Korea, and the United Arab Emirates.  These colleges are the largest and fastest-growing sector of U.S. higher education, enrolling close to half of all U.S. undergraduates.


The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Kicks-off its 2011 Montgomery County Light The Night Walk

September 5, 2011

September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society will hold their 2011 Montgomery County Light The Night Walk Kickoff event on Wednesday, September 14 at The Woodlands Resort &
Conference Center.  All registered teams and walkers are invited to attend. Hundreds of walkers, fundraisers, and corporate partners will gather to celebrate the beginning of the upcoming walk

Sunny 99.1 morning radio personality Dana Tyson of The Woodlands, will emcee the event and help kick off the Light the Night Walk 7th year in the Montgomery County area.

September is Blood Cancer Awareness month. Awareness month is an opportunity to increase the public’s understanding of blood cancers and encourage people to support the funding of research to find cures and education programs to help patients have the best possible outcome through their cancer experience. All of the walkers in attendance are determined to help build awareness about the approximately 957,000 people in the United States living with a blood cancer, and will show their support by fundraising and participating in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Montgomery County Light The Night® Walk on Sunday, October 23rd.

Light The Night, LLS’s annual fundraising walk held in communities throughout the country,  features teams of co-workers, families and friends walking together in twilight holding illuminated balloons – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer. The Walk, which commemorates lives touched by blood cancers, is a celebration, with music, refreshments and family activities. The 2011 Montgomery County Light The Night Walk will be held at Market Street Central Park in The Woodlands on Sunday, October 23, 2011, 7:00pm.

“Light The Night is the nation’s opportunity to pay tribute to lives touched by blood cancer,” said Billie Sue Parris, Executive Director of the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of LLS. “We are grateful to all of our participants for supporting this lifesaving program. The funds raised help The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society support leading-edge research and provide much-needed patient services.”

Last year, participants in Light The Night Walk raised more than $39 million, nationwide.  For more information or to register for a local Walk, contact the Texas Gulf Coast Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at 713.680.8088 or visit

This year’s sponsors & Partners  include: Reliant Energy, Apache Corporation, St. Luke’s The Woodlands, The Strong Firm, Towne Center Automotive, Hal Watson Air Conditioning, FMC Technologies and  Anadarko.


South Montgomery County YMCA Opens Up Their Doors to the Community’s Honored Heroes 10th Anniversary of 9/11

September 5, 2011

As the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the South Montgomery County YMCA is opening its doors to the community’s honored heroes and their families in appreciation for their service to the community and to their country. These honored heroes include our local firemen, law enforcement, members of the armed services and veterans: Men and women who risk their lives daily for all of us to keep our communities safe, our families safe and our country safe.

We invite our honored heroes and their families to be our guest at the South Montgomery County YMCAs, September 9 – 11. Enjoy all the amenities our 3 centers have to offer including the use of our pools, wellness centers, climbing centers, child watch, sauna & whirlpools. Experience one of our 200+ group fitness classes that we offer weekly. Try something new and fun such as Zumba or  BodyJAM. Get fired up in a BodyCOMBAT or R.I.P.P.E.D. class or just relax and stretch in a yoga or BodyFLOW class. Spend the day outdoors and reconnect with nature at our Family Adventure Day on Saturday, Sept. 10th. The fun begins at 9:30am and continues to 3pm at the Creekside YMCA Outdoor Adventure Center! Challenge yourself on the 50 foot Alpine Tower,  enjoy the 30 foot giant swing, cool off in the misting station, go canoeing or just enjoy a picnic lunch with the family in one of the tree houses or authentic tipis!

The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community. Though the world may be unpredictable, one thing remains certain – the Y is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities.

Thank you honored heroes. For more information please call 281-367-9622 or visit  The South Montgomery County YMCAs are located at 6145 Shadowbend, 8100 Ashlane Way and 6464 Creekside Forest Drive in The Woodlands. We look forward to serving you and your families.


South Montgomery County Shadowbend YMCA Looking for Archives, Memorabilia, Stories and Alumni Members to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

September 5, 2011

The first YMCA in The Woodlands opened its door on September 21, 1986 at 6145 Shadowbend Place. The South Montgomery County YMCA Staff needs your help as they prepare to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Shadowbend YMCA facility. According to Roxanne Davis, YMCA Community Liaison, “We are searching for archives, memorabilia and stories of the earlier years of the YMCA serving the community. We need photos, articles, t-shirts, sports photos, swim lesson photos, facility photos, staff photos an volunteer photos especially from 1986 – 1993. We also are in need of names and addresses of earlier staff, volunteers and members from that time period who are no longer current members so we can reconnect, celebrate and recognize those that are part of the South Montgomery County YMCA foundation and heritage. Were you a member of the staff or member of the YMCA in the late 80’s? Please call me at 281-681-6723”!

The South Montgomery County YMCA has come a long way since the Fall of 1986. Today the YMCA is recognized as the largest YMCA of the Greater Houston Area and one of the largest in the State of Texas serving more than 40,000 families annually helping them grow stronger in spirit, mind and body.  In addition the annual Partner Campaign has reached an all time high providing over $600,000 in scholarship and subsidized programs to more than 5000 area individuals, youth and families in 2011.

The community is invited to a 25th Anniversary Open House Celebration on Wednesday, September 21st. There will be lots of free family fun, activities, refreshments, giveaways, VIP tours and
much more with a 25th theme throughout the day. Families and individuals can join the YMCA on September 21st for just $25 and receive a special 25th Anniversary T-shirt. Come celebrate and reminisce with us as we review the past and look forward to the next 25 years strengthening kids, families and communities.

If you have photos, memorabilia and/or stories to share please contact Roxanne Davis, 281-681-6723 or e-mail


Mercer Arboretum & Bontanic Gardens Presents the 5th Annual Garden Faire

September 5, 2011

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is hosting the 5th Annual Garden Faire & Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the picnic area on the west side of Aldine Westfield Road. This free two-day event is perfect for people of all ages and features regional plant societies, local artists who specialize in garden art, children’s activities, and more!

The Mercer Society (TMS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, is sponsoring the Kids’ Korner where nature-related crafts and other activities will be held. They will also have a booth of gift items sold in The Gift Shoppe both days. “Stan the Train Man” is giving free train rides, and other vendor booths include garden arts and craft groups, pet rescue organizations, and plant societies selling plants. Festival-goers can bring a picnic or purchase food at the concessions.

Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility under the leadership of Commissioner Jerry Eversole, is located at 22306 Aldine Westfield Road, one mile
north of FM 1960. Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, sex, religion, national origin, or physical ability. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in any program should contact Mercer at (281) 443-8731. More information can also be found online at