Posts Tagged ‘Photography’

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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!

  • Post your FREE Garage sale, pet, jobs, and general classified ads

    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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    Contest Sponsor Opportunities Available 

     
     
    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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    Just in Time for your Super Bowl XLIII Party, Win Chick-fil-A Party Platter in Spring TX New Year’s Photo Contest

    January 19, 2009

    One lucky contestant will win a Chick-fil-A Party Platter valued at $50 from the Spring Chick-fil-A located at FM 2920 & Kuykendahl Rd, just in time for their Super Bowl Party. The Open Theme contest is free to enter and photos from all categories will be accepted.

    Spring, Texas. – ExploreSpring.com’s first Photo Contest of 2009 is well under way. The January Open Theme contest, sponsored by the Spring Chick-fil-A, has several entries and is asking the community to visit www.explorespring.com/pages/Photo_Contest to vote for their favorite photo. The contest will end on January 31, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. so there is still time to enter!

    Entries are being accepted from all categories from Spring and surrounding area residents 13 and older.  The Explore Spring / Chick-fil-A New Year’s Photo Contest for a chance to winner will receive a Chick-fil-A party platter valued at $50 and an Explore Spring personalized t-shirt featuring the winning photograph. The winner is chosen by Explore Spring online viewers. Entries and voting take place online at www.explorespring.com/pages/Photo_Contest. The entry with the most online votes at the end of the month wins the prizes.

    Winning entries are published on ExploreSpring.com, a popular site that served over 3.6 million page views in 2008. Print publication is also a possibility for some entries.

    Explore Spring is currently seeking sponsors for other 2009 monthly photo contests and would love to have your business partner with us. Theme’s currently available are Sweethearts, Baby, you should be in pictures, Cute Kid, Mommy & Me, Dad & Me, BFF, Best Moments of Summer Vacation, Explore Spring Texas, Cutest Pet, Vet’s in Action, and Christmas Photo Contest. To apply to sponsor a monthly photo contest please visit online at http://www.explorespring.com/pages/Contests.

    This month’s contest is all about what the Explore Spring user wants to share. “The New Year’s photo contest gives Spring residents the opportunity to showcase their photography skills and interests and really have some fun,” says Holly Munsinger, Chick-fil-A Marketing Manager. Contest entries may be from anytime or any place or can be taken specifically for New Year Photo Contest. For more details about Explore Spring / Chick-fil-A New Year Photo Contest, please visit the Explore Spring website. If it’s about Spring Texas it’s on Explore Spring. So come on make your Super Bowl Party great, enter the contest today!

    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. 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.

    About Chick-fil-A, Inc.
    Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A, Inc., is the nation’s second-largest quick-service chicken restaurant chain. In 2006, Chick-fil-A produced record sales of $2.275 billion — a 15.16 percent overall increase and an 8.52 percent same-store sales gain that helped extend the chain’s streak of consecutive sales gains to 39 years. The Spring Chick-fil-A opened its doors on December 13, 2007 and features weekly events to engage the community. To learn more about Chick-fil-A visit them online at http://www.chick-fil-a.com.

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    New Advertising Opportunity with ExploreSpring.com

    January 4, 2009

    Each month ExploreSpring has monthly online photo contests in which businesses sponsor prizes and receive advertising on our web site. We are looking for businesses to donate small items to be included in an ExploreSpring.com gift basket as a monthly prize for either new registrants and/or contest winners.  We would like to have 12 -24 items from each business represented, so that we may give out at least 2 gift baskets per month to ExploreSpring.com members. You may include a business card and/or label on your donated item to promote your business. As we build these baskets, we will provide a list on the Photo Contest website of businesses that have donated items to the basket. If you would like to donate an item to the gift basket please contact Elle via email, telephone (281) 912-1107 or mail to ExploreSpring.com, 1010 Spring-Cypress Rd, #133, Spring, TX 77373. A minimum of 12 items is required. We will begin working on these immediately so if you are interested, please let us know. 

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    Spring Texas New Year Photo Contest

    January 4, 2009

    Spring Texas New Year Photo Contest

     

    Brought to you by

    Enter for a chance to win a Chick-Fil-A Party Platter Valued at $50 and Explorespring Tee with winning Photo.

     

    Theme: Open – Submit your favorite photo of anything as long as it meets the rules below.

    Submit your photos for this month. Whether photography is your passion, your hobby, or just an occasional pastime, w e invite you to participate in our ExploreSpring.com photo contest.

     

     

    Entries for the Contest must be received by 6:00 p.m. CST the last calendar day of the month.

    ExploreSpring Monthly Photo Contests Rules

    Monthly photography contests featuring a different theme each month. All contests run from the 1st to the last day of each month and will be started 8:00 a.m. CST and close at 6:00 p.m. CST. Photo must be family friendly — nothing offensive. It’s not okay to enter photos with nudity or violence.

     

     

    Official Rules:

     

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      1. Entries and voting will be accepted between 8:00 a.m. CST on the 1st day of the month and 6:00 p.m. CST on the last day of each month. 

      2. All entrants must be 13 years of age or older. Kids age 12 and under may enter photos, but only through a sponsoring parent or adult guardian. 

      3. Entries will be accepted from residents in the Houston Metro Area, except where indicated. 

      4. You must have taken the photos you submit YOURSELF. 

      5. ExploreSpring.com associates or family members of associates are not eligible to enter.
      6. Entries must comply with the current theme.
      7. Winner annouced by 2nd of Each Month.
      8. Entrant must have a valid email address. Only one entry per email account.
      9. The photo with the most votes on the last day of the month wins!
      10. Contest will only allow one vote per registered user so email everyone you know and ask them to vote for their favorite photo too! T
      11. he winner will be featured on our homepage and contest winner page.
      12. By submitting your photo you consent to the rules of the ExploreSpring.com Photo Contest. You authorize ExploreSpring.com to post the photo on ExploreSpring.com, Press Releases, and other media associated with the contest. No compensation other than contest prizes will be provided for use of photos.
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    Announcing Explore Spring’s 1st Annual Christmas Photo Contest!

    December 2, 2008

    Spring, TX –December 1, 2008. ExploreSpring.com announces date for 1st “Christmas Photo Contest” . Do you think your house has the best decorations or prettiest tree? Are you known in your neighborhood for your decked-out Christmas trees? Do people drive by your house just to see your yard decorations? Do you dress up as Santa, an elf, an angel or snowman to perk up your holiday celebration? Do you have an adorable Christmas photo of a family member?

    If you do, why not send in your photo? (U.S. and Canadian entries accepted.) Put your picture taking to the test and send in your best Christmas photo.  Simply logon on to www.explorespring.com and upload your photo between December 1 and December 31, 2008. The contest is run completely online. All of the entries we receive are voted on by our site viewers. The top vote getter as of 6:00 p.m. December 31, 2008 wins the prize. Entries and voting will continue the entire month. The winner of the contest will win four Cinemark Prepaid Admission Tickets courtesy of the Woodlands Media Hub, custom ExploreSpring.com Christmas ornament, and “featured winner” photo on the ExploreSpring.com web site located at http://www.explorespring.com.

     

    Official Rules:

    1. Entries will be accepted between December 1 and December 31, 2008.
    2. All entrants must be 13 years of age or older. Kids age 12 and under may enter photos, but only through a sponsoring parent or adult guardian.
    3. Entries will be accepted from U.S. and Canada.
    4. You must have taken the photos you submit YOURSELF
    5. ExploreSpring.com associates or family members of associates are not eligible to enter.

     

    The contest will be starting soon, so get those cameras out and start shooting. Entries will only be accepted online from viewers in the Houston Metropolitan Area. The contest entry form can be accessed by visiting: http://www.explorespring.com/pages/Photo_Contest.  

     

    About ExploreSpring.com

    ExploreSpring.com 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.

     

    About The Woodlands Media Hub

    The Woodlands Media Hub is an online advertising and marketing resource tool, offering all-things-media for your local media market. With the small and mid-size business owner in mind, hub users will find valuable media service content, to assist you in making more educated buying decisions. The company Web site is located at http://www.thewoodlandsmediahub.com/.