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News Briefs July 5, 2010

July 6, 2010
 Dear ExploreSpring Member,

Hope you had a Happy and Safe 4th of July!!!!  
Congratulations Jennifer, you your Winning Daddy and Me Photo!  

Daddy and Me

Daddy and me!

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    Looking for something to do this weekend, check out Spring’s Calendar of Events. ExploreSpring has been busy updating back to school events on our community calendar. 

    We want your news, are you having a special event or have a special announcement, log in to your ExploreSpring.com Control Panel and post your news or Email us via our online form at http://www.explorespring.com/pages/SubmitNews.  

    Thank you for being a ExploreSpring Community member. 

    Editor 

  • Enter our BFF Photo Contest for a chance to win a custom matching mug set featuring you and your best Friend!
    2009 BFF Winning Photo: ME AND MY HUBBY! HE IS MY VERY BEST FRIEND
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    NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 
    MEMORIAL HERMANN THE WOODLANDS SEEKING VOLUNTEER DRIVERS

    Are you looking for a way to give back to the community? The Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Auxiliary has new openings for adult volunteer drivers of two new 6-person visitor transport carts that will conveniently start to pick up visitors in the campus’ parking lots and bring them to a hospital entrance.

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    Appeals Court Upholds Jessica’s Law Statute.
    AUSTIN – The Third Texas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a Belton Little League coach who was sentenced to life in prison under the Texas version of Jessica’s Law.
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    Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program Hosts a Red Hat Society “Do Dah Day”

    Harris County Precinct 4’s Senior Adult Program and Fun4Seniors present a Red Hat Society “Do Dah Day” Wednesday, July 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. The afternoon event, especially for Red Hat Society members, features unique and alluring entertainment presented by The Rhythm of Magic.

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    Spring-Klein Chamber Celebrates Annual Christmas in July Gala with Special Guest Congressman Ted Poe 

    SKCC returns to Augusta Pines Banquet Hall for their third annual summer Christmas tradition in Spring, Texas

    The Spring-Klein Chamber of Commerce (SKCC) announced today that their annual Christmas in July Gala will be celebrated on Friday, July 31, 2010 at 6:30 p.m at the Augusta Pines Savannahs, 18 Augusta Pines in Spring, Texas. Congressman Ted Poe will speak at the event as the Chamber’s special guest for the evening. “We are so appreciative of the continued support that we have received from our representatives and the community,” said Toni Richard, president and co-founder of the SKCC. “The Christmas in July Gala is becoming somewhat of a tradition hear in Spring and to enjoy it again at Augusta Pines where it first began really brings it full circle.”

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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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    Amanda Van Dusen wins dinner and a movie in ExploreSpring.com and Crabby Daddy Photo Contest

    March 10, 2009

    Amanda Van Dusen wins dinner and a movie in ExploreSpring.com and Crabby Daddy Photo Contest.

    Spring, TX, March 10, 2009 ExploreSpring.com, which hosts monthly online photo contest for Spring TX,  teamed up with Crabby Daddy’s Seafood and Steakhouse to offer dinner and a movie for one great photo of two Spring, TX Sweethearts during the month of February in honor of Valentine’s Day! The first annual Sweetheart photo contest, saw double the entries, double the votes, and lots of fun! The winner was announced earlier this month online at ExploreSpring.com in a very close contest. The winning entry was decided on the last hours of the contest with the top three entries encouraging their friends and family to vote for them, with the winning entry winning by one vote.

    Portrait of Happiness

    Portrait of Happiness

    Amanda Van Dusen and her husband Sergio (pictured left), snapped the winning photo on their recent visit to the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City.  The Sweetheart photo contest held by ExploreSpring.com and Crabby Daddy’s Seafood & Steakhouse was all about love and featured photos of couples. There were 10 entries and the award was presented to the winner with the most online votes. The caption for the winning entry read “Portrait of Happiness” was entered by Amanda who won a $50 Crabby Daddy’s Seafood & Steakhouse Gift Card and two Cinemark Gift Cards. The Sweetheart photo contest is one of several monthly theme photo contests offered online each month. The winner is determined by the users of ExploreSpring.com and is run completely online.

     

     

    Entries are currently being accepted for the Baby, You Should Be in Pictures sponsored by Wrapperlicious.com, and Cute Kid Photo Contests! Baby, You Should Be in Pictures is accepting photos of children 0 – 3 years of age. The winner with the most online votes will win a diaper gift basket valued at $50 from Wrapperlicious.com. Entries are being accepted until March 15, 2009. Voting will take place March 16 – March 31, 2009.

    Explore Spring is currently seeking sponsors for other 2009 monthly photo contests and would love to have your business partner with us. This is an affordable and low cost way to promote your business and draw new customers. Theme’s currently available are Dad & Me, Best Friends Forever, Best Moments of Summer Vacation, Explore Spring Texas, Cutest Pet, Veteran’s in Action, and the Christmas Photo Contest. To apply to sponsor a monthly photo contest please visit online at http://www.explorespring.com/pages/Contests, call 281-912-1107 or email advertise@explorespring.com.

     

    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 .

     

    About Crabby Daddy

    Crabby Daddy Seafood and Steak House located in The Woodlands, Texas, specializes in Cajun style cuisine.  The restaurant opened in the Spring of 2000, a natural growth result from the bustling Woodlands Seafood Market, right next door. Louie Chagouris and his brother Nick are third generation seafood dealers.  Specializing in Gulf Coast Seafood, they also fly in the freshest seafood from the East and West Coasts, Central and South America, Europe, The South Pacific, Alaska, Hawaii, and New Zealand.  For more information, please visit www.crabbydaddy.com.

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    Spring’s Online Community and Lifestyle Website Celebrates 1 year Anniversary with Explore Spring Texas 2009 Calendar Photo Contest

    September 1, 2008

    ExploreSpring.com celebrates its 1 year anniversary as the online community guide for Spring, TX and “the place to be” for businesses and residents this month! In honor of its 1st Anniversary, ExploreSpring.com is seeking entries for its online photo contest that capture the essence of Spring, Texas into a single image and inspire ExploreSpring.com’s viewers to explore the destination themselves.

    Spring, TX, September 1, 2008. – Launching on September 25, 2007 ExploreSpring.com set out to provide user friendly resources for businesses, travelers, and residents to connect online and find all information pertinent to Spring and the surrounding area. From up-to-date information on Local News, Events, to Restaurants, Places to Stay, Shopping, Services, Weddings, Events, Real Estate, Local Activities, Community Services, and Kid-Friendly establishments, ExploreSpring.com is committed to putting “Everything Spring at your Fingertips”! 

    To commemorate its 1 year anniversary, ExploreSpring.com’s monthly photo contest is themed “Explore Spring Texas”, which will feature photos that capture essence of life in Spring, Texas. Residents of all ages and other photography lovers get shooting!  Entries should be an image that best captures a unique moment in the life of Spring, Texas into a single image and inspire ExploreSpring.com’s viewers to explore the destination themselves. From local eateries to fine dining restaurants, outlet shopping to haute couture, green golf course to the serene lakes, Spring has it all, and it’s just waiting to be captured by you! Now is the time to capture those exact decisive moments with your camera to photograph what you love best in the City of Spring. Amateurs and professionals are welcome.

     

    As always the contest will be run completely online and chosen by ExploreSpring.com’s viewer’s. ExploreSpring management will screen all photos and approve them before they are entered for voting in the contest. The entry with the most votes will be deemed the winner will be featured on the cover of the 1st annual 2009 calendar. The work of 12 additional runners-up will appear in a special Explore Spring Texas 2009 calendar. For its first year, the ExploreSpring.com is kicking off its anniversary with an annual Calendar Photo Contest to produce a polished four-color 2009 calendar with graphics sure to wow residents.  Amateurs, professionals, anyone is eligible to enter and all it requires is submission of your contest entry to ExploreSpring.com online at ExploreSpring.com/pages/Photo_Contest by September 30th.  The photo must be taken of a location within the City of Spring of the 2009 Calendar theme “Explore Spring Texas.

    The winning photo will be featured on the cover of the 2009 calendar, and twelve runner-up photographs will be selected by the ExploreSpring.com viewers from all entries received by the September 30, 2009 contest deadline.  Selected winners will photographs will be published in the Explore Spring Texas 2009 calendar reaching over 7,000 households in your local community.  One winner whose entry is chosen for the cover photo will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card.  The contest is open to anyone who wants to participate, and is not exclusive to residents.  Enter online only at www.explorespring.com our City website.   

    ExploreSpring.com helps people simplify their life and make informed decisions about where to spend their time and money by delivering useful features such as printable coupons, maps, a local event calendar and an eBrochure section available for displaying price lists and menus. “Small and medium size companies in every community need a web presence to be noticed by younger, more web-savvy consumers. It makes sense economically to join a community website that is already actively marketing this segment, gaining maximum exposure for the advertisers,” says Elle Carnes, Owner/Publisher.

     “The website has been a huge success and a major influence on for both locals and tourists looking for information online,” says Elle. “Having relocated here a few years ago from Georgia, I fell in love with Spring immediately. One thing I discovered missing is an online resource for the community to stay in touch with the pulse of the community, hence the birth of ExploreSpring.com”.

    Spring has a great family community, and is one of the fastest growing cities in the US. In addition to ranking high in all the major search engines, ExploreSpring.com is launching several unique marketing campaigns locally. Elle, in describing the ExploreSpring.com team, says “We are an energetic company and we like to have fun. We have a team of some of the best, and we’re ready to go. At the end of the day, you have to love what you’re doing and we’re having a blast!”

    For more contest details, check out our www.explorespring.com website or contact Elle Carnes at (281) 912-1107.  Help ExploreSpring.com celebrate its 1 year anniversary in style! Put your photography hobby or professional skill to the test by submitting your entry in the ExploreSpring.com’s 2009 Calendar contest – and maybe your photograph will be in the calendar to be seen by over 17,000 residents and other community members!

     

    Stay up to date with Spring Texas Information at ExploreSpring.com.

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    ExploreSpring.com Spring Texas’ Online Community And Pets Are Inn North Houston Announce The Winner Of July’s Cutest Pet Photo Contest

    August 8, 2008

    Skye Chosen as Spring TX Cutest Pet in ExploreSpring.com Monthly Photo Contest.

    Spring, TX  August 08, 2008 – ExploreSpring.com and Pets Are Inn North Houston announces the

    ExploreSpring.com July 2008 Cutest Pet Photo Contest Winner
    Skye, ExploreSpring.com July 2008 Cutest Pet Photo Contest Winner

    winner in its month-long Spring TX Cutest Pet Photo Contest. The event attracted 7 entrants, each of which had the chance to be voted on by the general public. Pictures were entered and displayed online at the ExploreSpring.com website throughout the month of July. Votes were cast online, by registered users of ExploreSpring.com.

    In the end, the picture that garnered the most votes was recorded as the winner. Earning top billing for July 2008 was “Skye,” owned by Michelina Fedele. As Spring’s Cutestet Pet contest winner, Skye won a 2 day stay with Pets Are Inn and an ExploreSpring.com Personalized Dog Bowl, and for her owner, a personalized ExploreSpring.com T-shirt with a picture of the winning photo on it.

    Spring’s August photo contest is already underway with our Mommy & Me Photo Contest co-Sponsored by Houston Work-At-Home Moms honoring the relationship between a mother and her child(ren). Mom’s and children of all ages are eligible for entry and a chance to win a $35 Visa Gift Card. To enter please visit www.explorespring.com/pages/Photo_Contest.com and upload your picture today!

    ExploreSpring.com is currently seeking sponsors immediately for 2008, and welcome businesses of all sizes to participate. For more information please email Elle at info ( @ ) explorespring dot com or call (281) 912-1107.

    About Pets Are Inn North Houston
    Pets Are Inn is a unique pet lodging alternative for those who may feel uncomfortable leaving their furry family member at a kennel or with friends or relatives. The staff at Pets Are Inn screens private homes to care for your pet as in a way their accustomed to. They also provide convenient round-trip pickup and delivery of your pet. The company Web site is located at http://www.petsareinn.com.

    About ExploreSpring.com
    Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. Here you can find all kinds of services – from restaurants and automobiles to shopping and home services. A online community guide and business directory for Spring Klein TX, providing local news, real estate, jobs, advertising, calendar, events 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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    ExploreSpring.com and HoustonWAHMS Annouce August Photo Contest – Mommy & Me

    July 28, 2008
    Spring, TX (ExploreSpring.com) July 28, 2008 – Explore Spring, which hosts monthly online photo contests for Spring TX, announces the “Mommy and Me Photo Contest.” This month’s contest, which is sponsored by Houston Work at Home Moms (HoustonWAHMS), encourages entrants to “break out their cameras” and become their own “personal photographer.”

    Spring Texas Mommy & Me Photo Contest sponsored by Houston WAHMS Explore Spring

    The contest is all about spotlighting the relationship between a mother and her child(ren). What makes your relationship unique? Do you and your child(ren) look amazingly alike? Do you and your child(ren) have the same quirky habits? Explore Spring and Houston WAHMS wants to know–and see–the dynamics behind you and your children.

    Houston WAHMS Founder Holly Munsinger and her children

    Houston WAHMS Founder Holly Munsinger and her children

    August 1 through August 31, 2008, mothers and kids of all ages will be able to enter the Explore Spring/Houston WAHMS Mommy & Me Photo Contest for a chance to win a $35 Visa Gift Card and a Explore Spring personalized shirt(s) for each member in the photo. The winner is chosen by Explore Spring online viewers. Entries and voting take place online. The entry with the most online votes at the end of the month wins the prizes.

    “The Mommy & Me Contest gives kids and moms the opportunity to showcase their relationship and really have some fun,” says Holly Munsinger, Houston WAHMS Founder. Photo entries may be from anytime and anyplace or can be taken specifically for the Mommy & Me Contest. For more details about the Explore Spring/Houston WAHMS Mommy & Me Photo Contest, please visit the Explore Spring website. If it’s about Spring Texas it’s on Explore Spring.

    About Explore Spring
    Explore Spring Texas is a locally owned and operated online city guide and business directory for Spring TX. Here 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 TX Community. The web site is located at http://www.explorespring.com.

    About Houston WAHMS
    Houston Work at Home Mom is a networking organization for mothers who are striving to open, grow or establish a home-based business. Launching in January 2007, this local organization is for those in business for themselves. After several months of being up and running, our membership has grown to 44 members from different direct sales and work from home companies. The web site is located at http://www.houstonwahms.com.

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    ExploreSpring.com Announces Spring TX June 2008 Monthly Photo Contest Winner

    July 7, 2008

    Spring, TX. Each month Spring’s online community holds an online photo contest where members can submit photos in online photo contest for a chance to win a prize. Registered ExploresSpring.com User badgergraphics is the June Photo Contest Winner with their swim with the stingraysl.

    Spring Texas June 2008 Photo Contest Winner

    Photo caption read “Swimming with the Stingrays!”. The winner of the contest wins a $10 Visa Gift Card, and a custom ExploreSpring.com T-Shirt with the winning photo on it. Go online now to enter your photo in this month’s cuteste pet photo contest for a chance to win 2 days free lodging for your pet with Pets Are Inn and a pet gift pack from ExploreSpring.com.