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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. 

Following last week’s announcement of its executive leadership team, the 2015 Texas Inaugural Committee today announced the remainder of its committee appointments, each of whom were selected by Governor-elect Greg Abbott and Lieutenant Governor-elect Dan Patrick to oversee January’s celebration honoring our state’s newly-elected leaders.

“Each of these men and women has and will continue to play an exceptional role in the planning of the 2015 Texas Inauguration,” said Gov.-elect Greg Abbott. “I am grateful to each of these individuals for their proven dedication to this time-honored tradition and look forward to their partnership as we plan this historic occasion.”

There was a local couple included in the appointments:

Miss Northeast Houston Scholarship Pageant is a local preliminary to the Miss Texas Pageant. It is proud to be part of the Miss America Scholarship Organization, and the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, the world’s leading provider of scholarships for young women.

Hallmarks of the program are style, scholarship, service and success. The program exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to give them a voice in culture, politics and the community, as well as providing an opportunity to showcase their talent, beauty and poise in a competitive environment that affords them the opportunity to earn college scholarships and recognition in their communities.

Young women from age 13 to 24 are eligible to compete in the areas of interview, fitness, talent and evening wear.

Humble nature center hosts magical celebrations

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas from days gone by at the Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center.

The park, located at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Humble, is preparing for An Old Fashioned Christmas, one of its most popular events of the year. The holiday celebration is slated for 4-7 p.m. Dec. 6.

Reservations are required for the event, said park director Darlene Conley Hostetler. The number of guests is limited to 1,000 to keep the occasion more intimate and to avoid large crowds.

Lennar Homes Find Your Perfect Home for the Holidays Promotion

Lennar Homes is running the Find Your Perfect Home for the Holidays Promotion through December 15th. Home buyers can get up to $2,000 in closing costs when you purchase your new Lennar home. Visit for more details.

Lennar Home for the Holidays Promotion 2014


Come together with your four-legged friends and Bark in the Park on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the 7th Annual Kingwood Barkfest Pet Festival and Adoption Event at the Woodlands Town Center at 10:00 AM. Enjoy vendor booths, local animal rescue organizations, raffles and demonstrations. The first 100 attendees will receive a dog-themed goody bag!

Proceeds benefit participating rescue organizations.

For more information, visit

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