Posts Tagged ‘Spring TX’

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Member Questions and Comments – Relocation Advice Needed.

September 23, 2010

my husband and i will be relocating soon…he will be working in houston, but are looking at houses in your area…would love any other info about your community. looks lovely. we do not have children.

carla

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 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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 18:29pm by admin
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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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 18:27pm by admin
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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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 18:17pm by admin
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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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 18:13pm by admin
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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.

Posted on Jan 22, 2010 17:50pm by admin
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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.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010 09:40am by admin
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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.

Posted on Jan 09, 2010 20:00pm by admin
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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.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009 11:16am by candyc
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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.

Posted on Dec 17, 2009 12:18pm by candyc
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Nominate Your Favorites in the Best of Spring-Klein Contest – Best Happy Hour

January 7, 2010

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 what bar or nightclub offers the best Happy Hour in the Spring-Klein area. Over the next 52 week’s we will take nominations each week and then vote on the Top 10 the following week to find the Best of Spring-Klein as determined by the ExploreSpring.com readers.

To kick off the Best of Spring-Klein we decided to find out where you go to relax after work. Do you have a favorite local spot that offers a great happy hour? If so, Nominate them right here, by the 8 am on Friday, Jan. 15 and be sure tell us why you like them.  Try and get at least 3 separate nominations to enhance your chances of being included in the Top 10.

Then by 8am Monday morning, you will be able to vote for your favorites if they made the top 10 list. You may vote only once in each category (we can tell if you try to stuff the ballot box) until Midnight, Friday Jan 22. Let’s keep it fair: No voting for a place because you think the shop owner is hot or because your parents own the place. I’ll tally the votes and announce the winners on Jan 25. Each week we will open up nominations for a new category and continue the process until the end of 2010. All winners will be features on the Best of Spring-Klein web site, have a logo to embed on their site recognizing them for their accomplishment and be included in the Best of 2010 magazine to be released at the beginning of 2011. More information will be release on it next month.

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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Hassler Elementary Gains TBEC Recognition

September 24, 2009

Spring, TX. Hassler Elementary School in the Klein ISD has made the Texas Business & Education Coalition (TBEC) Honor Roll for the year. Of the more than 8,000 Texas public schools, fewer than 4% make the Honor Roll. Hassler and other Honor Roll schools will be honored on November 9 with a reception and dinner in San Antonio sponsored by H-E-B and IBM.

To be named an Honor Roll school, the campus must demonstrate three years of consistent, high performance in all subjects tested on the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) compared to other schools serving similar student populations. TBEC Honor Rolls schools have the highest percentage of students performing at the state’s most rigorous standard, commended in every subject tested by the TAKS.

 Ms. Carol Randall is the principal of Hassler Elementary School.

The Klein ISD is located in north Harris County and has more than 43,527 students in its twenty-six (26) elementary, eight (8) intermediate, and four (4) high schools. Visit the district’s Web site at http://www.kleinisd.net/ for additional information about the Klein Independent School District.

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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ExploreSpring.com News Updates

June 15, 2009
Spring ISD Special Services to Dispose of Confidential Records

HOUSTON – The Special Services department of Spring ISD will soon dispose of the confidential records of students who have not received special education assessments, instruction, or related services since May, 2002. These records will be destroyed in August of this year unless a request is received requesting otherwise.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 17:16pm by admin
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Little Shop of Horrors to Hit the Lone Star College-Montgomery Stage

Lone Star College-Montgomery’s theatre department is now selling tickets to its summer musical, Little Shop of Horrors, book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken. The performance will begin with a free preview on Wednesday, July 8, at 5:30 p.m. The show dates for Little Shop of Horrors include Thursday through Saturday, July 9-11, at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Saturday, July 11, at 2 p.m.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 17:11pm by admin
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Increased Demand for Machining Certificate at LSC-Conroe Center
Industry Demand Causes Increased Interest and Additional Classes

Responding to an increased amount of community interest, Lone Star College-Conroe Center will offer a second series of computerized numerical control (CNC) machining classes during the evening beginning June 22, 2009. These classes will allow students to earn a CNC machining workforce development certificate, preparing them for entry-level employment in this emerging field.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:59pm by admin
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11th Annual YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge 2009

The South Montgomery County YMCA announces the registration dates for the 2009 YMCA Dragon Boat Team Challenge “Presented by Hewitt”. The 3 day event will be held at Northshore Park and Lake Woodlands, September 25 – 27. Registration is now available for all alumni teams through July 5th. Registration will open up to NEW teams beginning July 6th.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:45pm by admin
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Doerre Students Make Donation

The Doerre Ambassadors sent their final check for $1,500 to Free the Children during May after a year of hard work selling concessions at student athletic events and organizing a staff versus students volleyball game as a fundraiser. The money went to improve the lives of impoverished children in Ecuador.

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Congressman Green Visits Wunderlich

Spring, TX — Congressman Al Green, representing the 9th Congressional District of Houston, visited the Gifted Educated Notoriously Talented Students (G.E.N.T.S) Club of Wunderlich Intermediate School. He urged students to use their time well and to make good choices that will lead toward success.

Posted on Jun 15, 2009 16:25pm by admin
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Amazing Teens Need You!
HOST PARENTS needed – with or without children – to host international high school exchange students from Europe, Asia and South American for the upcoming school year. SHARE! Host Families provide a bed. meals, as well as friendship, understanding, and a genuine desire to share the American way of life with a youngster from overseas. All students speak English, are covered by medical insurance, and have spending money for their personal expenses.The students will attend the high school nearest your home. Families are able to review student applications and select the student they feel will best match their family. Start making a difference in a young persons life and yours! Contact SHARE! at 1-800-941-3738 or visit http://www.sharesouthwest.org

Posted on Jun 13, 2009 17:35pm by jtwardowsky
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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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How do we preserve Spring/Klein?

June 9, 2009

Doesn’t it seem like the Spring/Klein community is always fighting something. I haven’t been here long, but since I’ve been here there have been a couple of biggies that could affect the quality of this great community.

The latest is the low income housing project near Windrose, called Gosling Oaks. It has been stopped in the short term, but what about the long? To find out more visit Stop Gosling Oaks.

The first thing I remember was the Grand Parkway. This proposed highway, still on the books has been stalled but not stopped. It has already affected one neighborhood Lakes of Avalon Village. Here are a couple of links pertaining to this story. http://swamplot.com/tag/spring/, http://blogs.chron.com/springklein/2008/11/neighborhood_divide.html.

The problem with the Grand Parkway from what I can tell is that the zoning committee, who was aware of the plans to build the parkway years ago, did not reserve the land and prevent builders from building in the areas of the highway. Thereby creating problems for people who have now made there homes in its path unknowingly. There was a big movement here are some links http://mypeoplepc.com/members/chrisodonnell/stopthegrandparkway/, http://mypeoplepc.com/members/chrisodonnell/unitedtosaveourspring/id89.html, and http://corridornews.blogspot.com/2007/10/you-all-that-proposed-this-plan-you.html.

In 2004, a tar factory tried to co-locate its facilities with the cement plant next to the Villages of Northgate Crossing and behind Old Town Spring. I couldn’t find any links about it but I was at the town hall meeting where Representative Debbie Riddle brought in the county, and the builder. It appeared to the community that they used deceptive practices to post notices that were still within the letter of the law, but not the spirit of the law.

Last year, residents of Dove Meadows and Normandy Forest were not thrilled with the prospect of a bar being outside of their neighborhood, crime being the biggest concern. The bar did open and to my knowledge there haven’t been any problems, however, the community did not want it.

This is only what I know, but I have only been in Spring a few years. But rest assured that as the community continues to thrive, there will be more projects that the community may or may not agree with. There was a petition last year to get a line item on the ballot to incorporate Spring/Klein as it’s own city. This would provide for its own city government and as one item control its zoning.

Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston, not its own city (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring,_Texas). It seems to me that we should form as a Township, City, town, or something that gives us the ability to control our fate.

Please read Why Sign the Spring-Klein Cityhood Petition?, New Petition to Incorporate Spring-Klein as a City.

To sign the petition visit http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/spring-klein-petition.

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Local Track Club is off to a Great Start!

May 3, 2009

The Spring-Klein based Texas Stallions have good start to summer track season.

 

Spring, TX, May 3, 2009. – Nineteen local athletes were involved in their first meets of the Season—Houston Heat meet held on April 25 and Houston Pacesetter meet held on May 2. Though the Stallions season got off to a late start, their season start shows lots of promise for the coming months.

The Stallions first meet of the season was a USA Track & Field, Inc. (USATF) sanctioned event held by the Houston Heat at Dekaney High School with a variety of track and field events for youth 5 – 19 years old. Ten boys and six girls took part in events that were held by age groups: Primary (5-8), Bantam (9-10), 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18. Awards were given for the top-six finishers in each age group, except the primary division received awards for the top-six finishers in each heat. In all the stallions took home four top-six finishes.

The top-six finishers were: Ahmad Cummings, a primary boy, who took 6th place in the 400m with a time of 1:59 in his heats. Lavoxkeia Carnes a primary girl who to 2nd in her heat in the 100m with a time of 16.81 and was the 5th place overall winner in the 100m and 4th in the 400m with a time of 1:21.76. Jarius Chevalier an intermediate boy took 4th place in the 1500m with a time of 6:26.

In their second meet the Texas Stallions participated in an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) sanctioned event held by the Houston Pace Setters at Aldine High School, Bill Smith Stadium. Awards were given for the top-six finishers in each age group. In all the stallions took home seven top-six finishes.

The top-six finishers were: Lavoxkeia Carnes a primary girl who took 3rd place in the 100m with a time of 16.72 seconds and 2nd place in the 400m with a time of 1:16. Christopher Ward a bantam boy was 5th in the 1500m with a time of 6:16.96. LaMika LaFrance took 4th place in the midget girls 100m with a time of 14.8 and 2nd place in the 200m with at time of 29.53. Youth boys Alexander Brooks took 2nd place in the 1500m with at time of 5:18.70 and Anthony Grant took 4th place in the shot put with a throw of 10’ 4”.

The Stallions can be seen next Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the USATF Sanctioned event held by the Northwest Flyers. The meet will be held at Klein Memorial Stadium, 16503 Stuebner Airline Road, Spring, TX 77379 at 8:30 am. The Texas Stallions Stable consists of Adam White, Ahmad Cummings, Alexander Brooks, Anthony Grant, Audreanecia Hagan, Brittany Collins, Christopher Collins, Christopher Ward, Hunter Cork, Jarius Chevalier, Jonathan Carnes, Kaleb Bryant, Kaylan Harris, LaKayla LaFrance, LaMika LaFrance, Lavoxkeia Carnes, and Zhanna Brooks.

A youth Track and Field Club, the Texas Stallions are based in Spring Texas. Practices are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at Klein Oak High School and Klein Collins High School respectively. Athlete registration and sponsor opportunities still exist, if you are interested in being a part of the Texas Stallions team please contact our registrar Erica Skinner at (832)-866-2026 or email txstallions@att.net.
About the Texas Stallions Youth Track Club
The Texas Stallions Youth Track Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization 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. Our objectives are: to challenge our youth through track and field, and to strive for excellence in every life endeavor; to teach fundamental track and field principles that will equip youth athletes with the skills to compete on a national level; To develop the minds and bodies for future leadership athletic training and discipline; and to develop a spirit of competitiveness that will foster a desire to always strive for excellence. Our website is located at http://www.eteamz.com/txstallionstrack/

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.