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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
season.

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.

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Spring Texas News Highlights 1/22/10

January 23, 2010
Spring ISD Receives $50,000 Energy Savings Rebate

HOUSTON – The Spring ISD Board of Trustees accepted a rebate check worth $50,484.65 from CenterPoint Energy during the January board meeting. The rebate resulted from the district’s participation in the SCORE (Schools Conserving Resources)/City Smart Program.

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“Willy Wonka” Debuts in New Spring High Theater Jan. 28-30

Spring, TX. The Lion Players Theatre Company of Spring High School will present Roald Dahl’s “Willy Wonka” at 7 p.m. Jan. 28, 29 and 30. The family-oriented musical will be the debut performance in the school’s newly renovated theater, which was completely gutted during the summer of 2009 and reconstructed into a state-of-the-art performance space.

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Klein High UIL Teams Win UIL A.

Klein, TX. On January 16, the Klein High School UIL mathematics, number sense, calculator, computer science, science, current events, and social studies teams participated in UIL A competition hosted by Willis High School. Other schools participating were from the Klein, Conroe, Magnolia, Willis, and Bryan independent school districts. Klein High was awarded the top honors of the meet.

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KISD to Offer H1N1 Vaccination Clinics

Spring, tx. Klein ISD in partnership with Harris County Public Health & Environmental Services (HCPHES) will operate free H1N1 vaccination clinics for Klein students, staff, family members and the community at Krimmel Intermediate and Wunderlich Intermediate on Saturday, January 30, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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KISD Students Selected for All-State Honors

Spring, TX. Membership in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State groups is one of the highest honors a student in Texas public schools can achieve. For this school year, 23 Klein ISD students have been selected to perform in one of these groups at the annual TMEA convention to be held in San Antonio February 10-13. Over 45,000 students participated in the elimination process with fewer than 2000 students selected for an all-state group.

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Nominate Your Favorites in the Best of Spring-Klein Awards – Best Breakfast

Spring, Texas. ExploreSpring.com is dedicated to Putting Everything Spring at Your Fingertips! In an effort to meet that objective, ExploreSpring.com wants to know where to find the best breakfast in the Spring-Klein area. We just finished nominatations in our Happy Hour Awards and commence voting tomorrow, we are now accepting nominations for the Best Breakfast Restaurant.

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Harris County Toll Road Authority’s Veteran Discount Tolling Program

Houston, TX. Effective December 18, 2009, Harris County Toll Road Authority will offer a discounted toll program to Disabled Veterans and Purple Heart recipients, as well as recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Register Now for Texas Stallions Track Club 2010 Season

Get ready for the 2010 Summer Track and Field Season with Spring/Klein’s Texas Stallions

Spring, TX, December 17, 2009. – The track season is near, and the Texas Stallions Track Club is now taking early registrations for the 2010 season. We are excited about the new season. Registration is $130 and includes uniform, insurance, and Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) and USA Track & Field (USATF) membership, medal for every runner, event selection, coed teams, positive coaching and more. Register by January 31, 2010 and save $10. For more information or to sign up, call 832.415.0568 or visit texasstallions.org to register online.

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Meet the Tigers at the 2nd Annual

Spring, Texas. Klein Collins Cross Country/Track Booster Club’s 2nd Annual “Junior Tiger Fun Run,” a one-mile fun run for youth in 1st – 6th grade, will be Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 8:00 a.m. The run will begin near the Klein Collins Track and follow around the KCHS campus.

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Spring Texas News Updates April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009
The Riddle Report March 31, 2009

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

It took much longer than any of us anticipated, but the House is finally on a regular schedule, hearing bills every day on the floor. It seems every session we feel like we are behind the expected pace, yet we always seem to catch up. The real question is this: is it a good thing or a bad thing if we pass less legislation than normal? On the one hand, fewer laws usually means less intrusive government. On the other hand, good bills and bad bills both tend to die when we fall behind. Like my mother always told me: “There’s no piece of pie sliced so thin that it doesn’t have two sides!”

Spring ISD Kindergarten Roundup Schedule

HOUSTON – Spring ISD elementary schools will hold Kindergarten Roundup in April and May for children who will begin kindergarten in the 2009-10 school year.
Kindergarten in Spring ISD is a full-day program for children who will be five years old by Sept. 1, 2009. Registration for kindergarten is voluntary, but once a child enrolls for kindergarten, he or she becomes subject to the compulsory attendance law. That law requires a student to be in attendance at least 90 percent of the days that school is in session in order to receive credit.

FUEL FRIDAY at the YMCA


FUEL Friday returns to the South Montgomery County YMCA on April 3rd, 700pm.

“Making Fitness Fun” at the South Montgomery County YMCA

Healthy Kids Day® on April 18th
YMCA Healthy Kids Day® Builds Healthier Lives for Local Kids and Families

Join hundreds of children and their families as we celebrate fitness at the 18th Annual YMCA Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, April 18th,, at more than 35 YMCA centers across the Houston area. The big celebration is FREE to the public and is the nation’s largest health day for children, supporting the healthy growth and development of kids and families.

YMCA Trail Run Presented by “Conroe’s Incredible Pizza”

Charity Event Featuring a 5K Trail Run, One Mile Kids Race and 3K Walk
Early Registration Deadline is April 24th.

YMCA Spring Youth Sports

Where everyone is given the opportunity to play

Chamber Singers Set to Embark on Spring Tour in Central Texas

“Choral Potpourri and the British Invasion” on Tap for Georgetown, Austin
The Lone Star College-Montgomery Chamber Singers, a select choir of 16 voices, will appear on tour in Georgetown and Austin, Texas. The choir will present free, public performances at the First United Methodist Church of Georgetown on Thursday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. and Central Presbyterian Church in downtown Austin on Friday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m.

 

About ExploreSpring.com

Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. There you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community resource for Spring & Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, calendar & events, free press releases, free classified ads, free garage sale ads, monthly photo contests, affordable advertising 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 .

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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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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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Precinct Four Announces Resurgence of Phone Scam Alert

July 29, 2008

  The recent resurgence in the Star-7-2 telephone scam has prompted the Department to issue the following warning:

  

The Star-7-2 scam involves the victim receiving a call from a stranger posing as telephone technician or a person in a desperate situation such someone who has been arrested.  The caller attempts to invoke a sense of urgency with the victim that requires the victim’s immediate assistance.  The victim is prompted by the caller to forward the call by pressing star-7-2 and entering a number provided by the caller.  The caller may advise that he is not allowed make another call, children are involved and need to be picked up, or any number of similar tactics to convince the victim to participate.  If the victim complies, the victim’s calls are forwarded to another number where the caller’s partner in crime can accept collect calls and third party calls which are all billed to the victim’s telephone phone.  The victim is usually not aware of the scam until he or she receives their phone bill.  

 

If you receive a call from an unknown person similar in nature to the one described above beware.  Advise the caller that you are not willing to participate and hang up the phone.  

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Spring Named One Of The Nations Most Affordable Places To Own A Home CNNMoney.com America’s Best Places to Live

July 18, 2008

Money Magazine features photo submitted by ExploreSpring.com (Spring TX Premier on line Community) of Old Town Spring in Where Homes are Affordable List as Spring makes its first appearance on the list. While its first formal appearance on a national ranking, Spring began its emergence last year making contender lists on CNN Money and U.S. News and World Reports

Spring, TX, July 17, 2008. ExploreSpring.com is proud to announce that Spring has been selected as being one of the most affordable cities in the nation for home ownership. 2008 is Spring’s first year on Money Magazine’s Top 25 “Best Places to Live: Where Homes are Affordable” ranking, released this month. While this is Spring’s 1st year as an official list maker, in 2007 it was a contender on Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live List and U.S. News and World Report’s Best Places to Retire.

Spring’s family purchasing power and median home price were factors that helped make Spring a top Money Magazine pick. According to Money Magazine, “residents who buy real estate in these 25 growing cities see their incomes go the furthest”. The Where homes are affordable list featured 6 Texas cities, 2 of which are in the North Houston Metropolitan area –Spring at #15 and Atascocita at # 19.

The Top 25 Where Homes are Affordable cities as determined by criteria developed by Money Magazine are: 1.Nicholasville, KY – Median home price: $70,000, Median family income: $53,505; 2. Watauga, TX – Median home price: $117,040, Median family income: $73,203; 3. Redan, GA – Median home price: $115,000, Median family income: $71,466; 4. Franklin, IN – Median home price: $103,000, Median family income: $63,555; 5. Clay, NY – Median home price: $124,000, Median family income: $72,488; 6. Plainfield, IN – Median home price: $124,000, Median family income: $72,282; 7.. Marion, IA – Median home price: $131,500, Median family income: $76,576; 8. Omaha, NE – Median home price: $113,000, Median family income: $65,611; 9. Clinton, MI – Median home price: $132,318, Median family income: $76,643; 10. Bellevue, NE – Median home price: $120,000, Median family income: $69,192; 11. Russellville, AR – Median home price: $85,000, Median family income: $48,589; 12. Mission Bend, TX – Median home price: $133,000, Median family income: $75,974;

13. Arnold, MO – Median home price: $119,600; Median family income: $68,165; 14. Des Moines, IA – Median home price: $105,000, Median family income: $59,724; 15. Spring, TX – Median home price: $131,005, Median family income: $74,298 16. Lake Jackson, TX – Median home price: $149,426, Median family income: $84,069; 17. Janesville, WI – Median home price: $124,700, Median family income: $69,706 18. Beavercreek, OH – Median home price: $168,000, Median family income: $93,540; 19. Atascocita, TX – Median home price: $171,462, Median family income: $94,508; 20. West Des Moines, IA – Median home price: $161,500, Median family income: $88,096; 21. Pearl, MS – Median home price: $100,000; Median family income: $54,471 22. La Porte, TX – Median home price: $136,990, Median family income: $74,478; 23. Westerville, OH – Median home price: $184,950, Median family income: $100,385; 24. La Vergne, TN – Median home price: $127,000, Median family income: $68,590; 25. Papillion, NE – Median home price: $169,000, Median family income: $90,921.

ExploreSpring.com Old Town Spring Photo
Pictured left and on CNNMoney.com is The Happy Peddler boutique in Old Town Spring, submitted to Money Magazine by request from ExploreSpring.com. “Spring is a premier City in Texas. We’ve got it all! We’ve got great weather, a low crime rate, low unemployment, blazing growth, terrific schools, proximity to major attractions, all in a wonderful small town,” commented Elle Carnes.

Spring has experienced impressive growth over the last five years. This is reflective of Spring’s affordability, thriving economy, and great schools. Spring ranked as number 15 out of 25 top ranking affordable cities in the nation. Anyone who would like more information regarding this prestigious recognition please go to Spring’s community web site (www.explorespring.com) or Money Magazine’s website.

About ExploreSpring.com
Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned City Directory for Spring, Texas where you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. ExploreSpring.com provides a central online location 24 hours a day to find information relevant to the Spring Community. The web site is located at (http://www.explorespring.com.