Posted on Aug 9, 2011 | Tagged in: Lone Star College , education
Loan Star College is participating in governor Rick Perry’s “College Credit for Heroes” initiative launched in July. The program will award college credit for skills learned during a service members military tour of duty. The Texas Workforce Commission will administer the $3 million dollar workforce development program. “Lone Star College was chosen to participate in the program not only because we have a high veteran population in our service area, but because we are fiercely committed to helping educate those who have and are continuing to defend our freedom,” said Dr. Richard Carpenter, chancellor of Lone Star College System.
Seven Texas community colleges will serve in the initial phase of the program. These colleges will set the standard in awarding college credit to military service members by evaluating military training, including testing and prior learning assessments. The focus of the program will be on allied health careers. The initiative will partner with the Military Education Training Center in San Antonio to provide current active duty service members with accelerated degree plans.
Posted on Aug 4, 2011 | Tagged in: Village Builders , Specials & Promotions
Offers end soon - see the Village Builders sales offices in Oakhurst at Kingwood to find out more about special savings and design studio options.
Posted on Aug 3, 2011 | Tagged in: Kingwood , events
Ever wondered how fresh those carrots are or where the eggs came from? Visit Kingwood’s farmer market! Farmer’s markets are an excellent way to connect with the community and deal directly with the farmers and producers of the food purchased. The farmers bring the goods directly to the community every Thursday from 3:00pm to 7:00pm at Town Center in Kingwood Lake Houston Parkway and Kingwood Drive. It is the freshest available products, from the farm to your table.
Farm fresh local ingredients to include produce, artisan bread, artisan cheeses, artisan soaps and lotions, fine desserts, jams, jellies, pickles, EZ Indian, orchids,veggie plants, and much more. For more information on this delicious farmer’s market visit the Town Center Park Association website or call 281-360-5111.
Posted on Jul 14, 2011 | Tagged in: Kingwood , charity
The Kingwood community’s old cell phones will enable soldiers stay in touch with family. Cell Phones for Soldiers wants to transform your old cell phones into more than 12 million minutes of prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas.
In order to reach this goal Cell Phones for Soldiers needs to collect 50,000 cell phones each month via a network of more than 3,000 collection sites nationwide. PostNet Kingwood and Professional-Organizer.com have partnered up and are hosting a drop off site in Kingwood from June 1 until July 31. PostNet Kingwood is located at 4321 Kingwood Drive in the HEB Shopping Center.
Posted on Jul 12, 2011 | Tagged in: going green , environment
Most people don’t even realize how much electronic energy they are wasting and it seems logical that if items are “turned off” they shouldn’t be affecting your electrical usage. But, oh boy is that assumption wrong! Here are a few facts and tips to help Kingwoods Oakhurst residents save more than $200 a year without sacrificing a single creature comfort.
- Plug your DVD players, TVs and game consoles into a power strip so you can switch them off when not in use or are out of town. AS much as 80 percent of the electricity these power hogs consume is used while they’re idle, powering light displays and communicating with other components such as the remote or satellite.
- Unplug “wall warts” (aka plugs attached to a black transformer box) like a cell-phone or iPod charger. The general rule of thumb - if they are plugged into an outlet, they are pulling power whether charging a device or not.
- Turn your computer off completely when it’s not in use. If this is impossible for you, learn to religiously use the power-saving sleep mode, which uses 60 to 80 percent less energy than full-power mode. Visit www.energystar.gov for information on how to activate your computer’s power-saving mode. If you absolutely can’t do this, at the very least, turn OFF your monitor and don’t rely on the screen saver – it too is an energy drain.
- Follow the “Just Unplug It” rule with any other non-essential electronics such as coffee pots, toasters, flat irons, etc. The less you have plugged in the more you’ll save!
With pocket books tightening and back-to-school expenses shifting into high gear, these are just a few simple ways for Kingwoods Oakhurst residents to do more, all the while save money, protect precious resources, and even the planet.
Posted on Jul 12, 2011 | Tagged in: Specials & Promotions , events
Village Builders' Grand Event will be held this weekend, July 16 and 17, 2011. Purchase a new Village Builders home this weekend and receive up to $40,000 in design studio options, a DuPure whole home water softener system, and a GE front load washer and dryer with pedestals.
Village Builders builds in Friendswood Development Company's Oakhurst at Kingwood community and has two model homes open in different sections daily. Visit Village Builders online at villagebuilders.com.
Posted on Jul 6, 2011 | Tagged in: Specials & Promotions
Patricia and James Dean of Spring were the lucky winners of the $10,000 travel voucher drawing for the Friendswood Development Company Tour Our World promotion held in April 2011.
The couple won the $10,000 prize just for visiting new model homes in Oakhurst at Kingwood.
Posted on Jul 6, 2011 | Tagged in: sports , entertainment
Montgomery County Parks and Recreation say’s the fishing on Lake Conroe is in full swing. Lake temperatures holding steady around 81 degrees and with a clear view into the slightly below pool level water, it’s easy to see why Summer 2011 fishing is expected to exceed anglers expectations!
According to the owner of Wet Hook, a guided fishing tours company, the local bass are in post spawn mode and most of the fish have now returned to the main lake around the humps, riprap, and brush and once the sun has come up around the boat docks you will find them there too. Catfish are also plentiful and can be caught in baited holes.
Posted on Jun 24, 2011 | Tagged in: Kingwood , events , community
There’s no need to waste time or money next weekend heading out of town in search of holiday fun – Kingwood residents have a smorgasbord of entertainment options this 4th of July!
Gather your friends, family and neighbors and get ready to celebrate with these dawn-to-dusk activities are planned right here in Kingwood.
Kingwood Civic Club Fishing Rodeo
The fishing rodeo will be held on Monday, July 4, at Fosters Mill Pond starting at 6:00 am. This event is for children 15 and under and no registration is required.
Posted on Jun 24, 2011 | Tagged in: Untagged
Scapes Landscaping invites you to their free launch party at The Kingwood Garden Center, "How To Mow and Not Cut Off Your Toe" on Saturday, June 25 from 11 am to 2 pm.
Although some people enjoy mowing the lawn, Scapes Landscaping and Irrigation knows it can be a dreaded experience for others. At this grande launch party, they plan to show Kingwood residents a new and simplified way to schedule lawn services online.
For those who do love outdoor maintenance, they are invited to stop by the festivities and pick up a FREE Mowing Checklist and guide called “How to Mow and Not Cut Off Your Toe” – a well used guide to safely maintaining your yard.