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New Caney ISD is hosting an educational seminar for parents and students on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the New Caney High School auditorium. 

This free seminar will feature special guest speaker Andy Nixon, of Children’s Safe Harbor, and will focus on Internet safety and recent drug trends in our area.  

Attendees will be made aware of the risks involved with the misuse of social media and the serious consequences that can follow as well as the warning signs associated with the most abused drugs in our area.  

Fresh Start Sales Event

Coventry Homes launched their Fresh Start Sales Event today! Any buyer that purchases a home in the Houston metropolitan area from March 6 – March 31, 2015 will receive a $2,000 Lowe’s gift card!


Chamber 101 Presented by Walgreen's is a free quarterly seminar hosted by the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce that explains new online tools and resources available to members and offers tips on how to best utilize membership benefits. Businesses interested in joining the Chamber are also invited to attend and learn about the benefits of membership from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday, March 19 in the InvesTex Credit Union Board Room at the Chamber Office.

Tips, tricks and know-how for getting the most out of Chamber membership:

·         Be introduced to Chamber staff

Lovett Commercial is pleased to announce the acquisition of Kings Crossing Apartments, an apartment community that was built in the early 1980s.

Lovett plans to demolish the apartments and redevelop the property into a new, 33-acre retail shopping center anchored by one of the nation’s largest independently-owned food retailers, H-E-B.

Hands-on education and insight into the working of the fire department are all topics of the Citizens Fire Academy coming to East Montgomery County. The New Caney Fire Department will host the first EMC Citizens Fire Academy from March 3rd until May 12, with a graduation ceremony May 16.

"They will learn the how, what, and why of training to become a firefighter and maintain certification”, New Caney Fire Chief Jeff Taylor said. "Experience a normal day in the life of a firefighter at the station, training, duties, and calls."

The 10-week program is free and each student will learn extensive information about the fire department. Participants will receive a CPR card upon completion of the course and learn how the Jaws of Life are used on vehicle extradition to save lives.

New Caney Fishing Club Competes at Lake Sam Rayburn

The New Caney Fishing Club attended a fishing tournament on Lake Sam Rayburn Feb. 7.  

The teams represented New Caney well with two teams weighing in over 9 lbs. of fish. The teams included  Dillon Harrell and Jordan Butler, Hunter Kay and Justin Davis, Gunner Green and Jeremy Turner, Matt Bridges and Josh Turner, Dalton Loving and Coty Tippit, Coltin Bridges and Jake Hall, Ashley Bridges and Maci Loving.

The New Caney Fishing Team also recently displayed a booth at First Baptist Church-Porter for their Wild Game Dinner. They displayed their trophies and advocated the club to the public.

It’s like a dream come true for Rigo Luna.

Luna has worked in various restaurants throughout the community but had truly enjoyed his time working for several years at the Ninfa’s Mexican Restaurant located on Kingwood Drive and Green Oak Drive.

Though Ninfa’s closed years ago, Luna always wished to open his own restaurant in that location. That wish was granted when Luna opened Rigo’s Kitchen a little over a month ago.

Mercer serves as unique lunch location

Pack a lunch and head to Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Mercer Botanic Gardens in Precinct 4 for a unique lunchtime experience filled with information geared toward plant lovers of all kinds. Instead of dining at the usual corner restaurant or drive-thru, get a breath of fresh air and learn something new and interesting.

The February Lunch Bunch will feature a discussion on landscaping with native trees and plants, led by John Ross, on Wednesday, Feb. 11, from noon to 2 p.m.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about local selections that thrive in the Houston area. Save a seat by calling Mercer Botanic Gardens at 281-443-8731 or visit for more information.

The largest battle reenactment in the state is the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival, held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument.

The reenactment recreates the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico 179 years ago at the decisive Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836.

The festival is a full day of entertainment, vendors, food, family activities, cultural exhibitors, games and fun set amidst living history: music and dancing on two stages featuring country-western bands, flamenco dancers, Native American presentations, square dancers and much more; 15+ food vendors; make-and-take activities and crafts for children; children’s train; petting zoo; medicine wagon show; birds of prey; weavers, spinners, blacksmiths and other demonstrators; and dozens of unique hand-crafted items for sale.

The New Caney ISD Board of Trustees approved a change in boundaries for elementary schools in order to plan for the opening of Tavola Elementary and to alleviate overcrowding at other campuses. 

The action was taken Dec. 15 at the regularly scheduled board meeting. Jim Grant, Executive Director of Operations, made a presentation to the board explaining where the new boundaries would be and what areas would be impacted by the change.

A total of 373 students will be affected by the boundary changes: 126 students from New Caney Elementary will move to Tavola Elementary; 146 students from Oakley Elementary will move to New Caney Elementary and 101 students from Crippen Elementary will move to Sorters Mill Elementary. 

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