Youth Indoor Track & Field Registration Open

November 4, 2012

Come Run, Jump and Throw with us Indoors!

SPRING – (November 4, 2012) – Texas Stallions Track Club is taking registration for its 2013 youth indoor track and field season. Like the standard outdoor track and field competitions, indoor track and field is a sport made up of various running, jumping, and throwing events. However a fewer number of events are competed in an indoor stadium, typically equipped with a 200 meter oval track, 60m straightway, and space for the long, triple, and high jumps, pole vault and the shot put.

The program is open to boys and girls in grades eighth through twelfth. Athletes will in compete in open events at collegiate meets. Competition begins in January 2013 and practices begin on Dec 8, 2012. All participants will receive a program T-shirt. Athletes will be required to wear competition shoes. Teams will be coached by volunteer coaches.

Texas Stallion Youth Track and Field Indoor Season Postcard

Texas Stallion Youth Track and Field Indoor Season Postcard

Cost to register is $110 per youth and registration must be received by Dec 15, 2012. Late registrations are subject to availability and a $10 late fee. Participants may register online at http://www.texasstallions.org. For full details and registration information, please visit us online http://www.texasstallions.org or contact Paul Durisseau at (832) 415-0568, ext 102 or via email at texas.stallions@yahoo.com.

About the Texas Stallions
The Texas Stallions Track Club is a 501(c)(3) Texas non-profit Corporation that is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Gulf Association and the USA Track and Field (USATF) Gulf Association youth track programs for boys and girls from ages 6 to 18 years old. Our track club is dedicated to the development of youth track and field athletes in the North Houston area. Questions? Contact the Texas Stallions Youth Track Club at (832) 415-0568 or email: texas.stallions@yahoo.com on the web at http://www.texasstallions.org.



Date Set for 4th Annual Junior Tiger Fun Run

November 14, 2011

Spring, Texas. Race weekend for the Klein Collins Cross Country and Track and Field Programs 4th anniversary of the Jr. Tiger Fun Run has been set for the fourth week of January, with three 2K age division races scheduled to begin at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, January 28, 2012.


“We’re in the planning phase for next year and in process of reviewing our efforts with the 2011 race,” said race director David Windsor. “Specifically, we are evaluating ways to increase participation and garner additional support from the community. It’s our goal to make each year the best one yet.”


Each year the Fun Run has been growing in participation. “The 2011 fun run drew record participation with more than 100 youth runners”, said Booster Club President, Greg Miller. “As with previous years, the fun run will feature three mixed races for girls and boys in K – 2nd, 3rd – 4th, and 5th – 6th Grades. Medals will be awarded to the top five boys and top five girls in each race”.


The Fun Run started out not only as a fundraiser for the school’s running programs but as “a way to encourage kids to be fit and healthy”, said Head Girls Track Coach, Vicki Bevan. “The goal is to make running fun”.


Prior to the start of each race there will be stretching and warm ups presented by Klein Collins Cross Country & Track teams. The KC Tigers will also accompany youth on their run, and lead them in cool down activities afterwards. Parents and community are invited to stay and “Meet the Tigers”, enjoy light refreshments and a silent auction. The first 150 youth registering for the event will receive a free T-shirt and goodie bag. There is a $15 entry fee. Medals will be awarded to the Top 5 girls and boys in each race. Register for the “Junior Tiger Fun Run” by January 25, 2011 at http://www.kcxctrack.com/. Klein Collins HS is located at 20811 Ella Boulevard, Spring, Texas 77388.


Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information please visit the KC Tigers online at http://www.kcxctrack.com/or contact David Windsor at windsordavid@sbcglobal.net or 832-797-1230.

About The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club

The Klein Collins Cross Country – Track & Field Booster Club is a non-profit organization of interested parents who voluntarily assist in the furtherance of interscholastic athletics as an integral part of the educational process at Klein Collins High School. The Club is composed of moms and dads who support the boys’ and girls’ cross country and track and field programs at KCHS. They are involved as enthusiastic fans and as financial helpers as well. They hold fund raising activities that help assure our students of a first class athletic


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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 www.LoneStar.edu/13056, or contact Scott Hankosky at (936) 273-7097 or hankosky@LoneStar.edu.


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 www.lightthenight.org/txg.

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 www.ymcahouston.org/south-montgomery-county.  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.