Posted on Feb 7, 2013 | Tagged in: Specials & Promotions
Visit a Lennar Community in February and discover all the reasons it's time to fall in love with a new home. Take advantage of this special offer on select homes that close by 2/28/13.
Posted on Feb 4, 2013 | Tagged in: Humble ISD , Humble , events , entertainment , education
Barbecue teams from around the community and surrounding areas fired up the pits to compete in the annual Humble Rodeo BBQ Cook-off Feb 1 and 2.
The cook-off serves as a kick off for the Rodeo and Concerts Feb. 8 and 9 featuring the Josh Abbott Band with special guest, Dustin Lynch Feb. 8 and Kevin Fowler Feb. 9.
For more information or tickets, log on to www.humblerodeo.com.
Posted on Jan 28, 2013 | Tagged in: events , entertainment , community
Kingwood Town Center will be the site of Mardi Gras revelry Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. The annual Mardi Gras Festival will include a parade, live music and more than 40 vendor booths, selling food, beverages, art and crafts. Chachi’s will be on hand with food and beverages and other vendors will be selling alligator on a stick, snow cones, funnel cakes and more.
The parade begins at 2 p.m. on Bens Branch Drive and then circles around Town Center.
“Last year, we had 16 floats in the parade,” said event organizer Mike Ibanez.
Applications are still being accepted for groups who wish to participate in the parade. The floats will be throwing beads for young and old alike. In addition, there will be a jumping castle for children.
At 3 p.m., the washboard and accordion sounds of zydeco will take a front seat when “Jewel of the Bayou” Leroy Thomas and the Zydeco Roadrunners take the stage. Thomas was born and raised in Louisiana and comes from a family of zydeco musicians. A self-taught musician, Thomas decided to become a drummer at the age of 8 and made his first drum kit from 5-gallon paint buckets. After many years of touring with his father, Leo “the Bull” Thomas, in 1998, Thomas formed the Zydeco Roadrunners. The Zydeco Roadrunners perform across Louisiana and Texas and have released eight CDs. The band plays “old school” zydeco.
Cajun music will also be heard throughout the afternoon, according to Ibanez.
“Mark Linabury will be the DJ for the event and will be the master of ceremonies,” said Ibanez.
The celebration does not have a rain date and will be held rain or shine. Admission to the event is free.
Posted on Jan 21, 2013 | Tagged in: events
A flyer about an upcoming YMCA Bridge Fest was all the motivation Oakhurst resident Diane Nowakowski needed.
Two years ago, Nowakowski decided to get back on track to live a healthier life by joining WeightWatchers and start training to run in a marathon or race.
“I had always been healthy but I fell off track because of stress eating and my job. I got tired of being unhealthy so I decided to make a change. I joined WeightWatchers and received a flyer in the mail talking about how to walk your way to a 5K; I took that challenge,” Nowakowski said.
As an International Flight Attendant, Nowakowski has found it hard to stay on track but hopes to get back on track by participating again in this year’s YMCA Bridge Fest Feb. 2.
The last time she participated, Nowakowski ran the 5K in 35:05 minutes and she plans to beat that time this year.
“If I can do it, anyone can Bridge Fest. I want to encourage others to just get out and try it or even just get out and walk Bridge Fest. Any physical activity is better than nothing,” Nowakowski said.
This event offers a great opportunity for families to come out and spend quality time together. The first race will begin at 8:00 am and is a ½ mile event open to ages 6 and under. Following the ½ mile race will be a 1-Mile Race for ages 7 – 12.
This will allow for the younger runners to race against their own age groups and compete for an award in those age categories. Following the Kids Races, the 5K Family Run and Walk will begin at 9:00 am which is open to all ages and abilities.
Concluding the morning is the awards ceremony which will be in the YMCA gymnasium. All races will use the chip timing system for accurate race results and cost of each race varies by category
Proceeds from Bridge Fest support the Partners scholarship program at the Lake Houston Family YMCA and East Montgomery County YMCA. Many families in the Lake Houston and EMC communities have little or no ability to pay for the programs and services offered at the YMCA.
This year’s Bridge Fest goal is to raise over $45,000 for the scholarship fund to insure that children and families were not denied access to character enhancing programs or vital services such as YMCA after school child care, swim lessons, day camp, youth sports, teen leadership camp and many more because of financial limitations.
Families and individuals can apply for financial assistance by completing an Open Door application at either YMCA.
“I am very excited and motivated for this year’s Bridge Fest. This is the event that pushes me to be healthier and get out to join others in walking for a good cause. This inspires me as I hope it inspires others,” Nowakowski said.
For cost and additional information on Bridge Fest, call the Lake Houston Family YMCA 281-360-2500, visit their website at www.ymcahouston.org/lake-houston or e-mail Carol Sutton, email@example.com.
On January 19th and 20th, 2013 come into any Lennar or Village Builder Model Home in Oakhurst and receive special Incentives. See New Home Consultant for Details!
Posted on Jan 15, 2013 | Tagged in: New Caney ISD
Congratulations to the Porter High School Girls Soccer Team on winning first place in the Aldine Tournament this past weekend. The Lady Spartans went 3-0-1 during the tournament and won the championship game in a thriller that went to penalty kicks. Cassidy Hopkins was named the tournament MVP and Clara Negrete, Marissa Bovara, and Mireya Cerda were also named to the All-Tournament team.
Source: New Caney ISD News
Posted on Jan 14, 2013 | Tagged in: honors , going green , Coventry Homes
McGuyer Homebuilders, Inc. (MHI), which builds under the brands Plantation Homes, Coventry Homes, Carmel Builders and Wilshire Homes, is the only large scale volume homebuilder to receive the highly coveted Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) award. An internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED represents a group of rating systems designed to provide a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.
The U.S. Green Building Council which developed LEED, presented MHI with the award and recognized the company’s achievements at a recent ceremony in San Francisco, California. Each year the council distinguishes builders, developers and projects that have demonstrated leadership in the residential green building market place.
Texas-based MHI is the only large volume homebuilder that has successfully implemented LEED for homes across multiple communities and multiple project offerings.
Posted on Jan 8, 2013 | Tagged in: Untagged
Did you know you can join the Arbor Day Foundation? This group inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.That is the mission statement of the Arbor Day Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit conservation and education organization.
Founded in 1972, the centennial of the first Arbor Day observance in the 19th century, the Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit membership organization dedicated to planting trees, with over one million members, supporters, and valued partners.
The impact the group makes on the world is accomplished through its conservation and education programs.
You are invited to become a member. When you become a member the group will send you 5 Free Crapemyrtles!
Crapemyrtles were selected for this campaign because of their elegant color and form, making them an attractive addition to the home landscape. These medium size flowering shrubs or small trees boast perfect, six-petaled flowers of pink, red or white with leaves that change from summer green to autumn red, orange, and yellow. They are perfect for our Texas climate.
Go to: http://www.arborday.org/shopping/memberships/memberships.cfm?membership=trees
$10 (includes your 5 free trees and a 6-month membership)
$15 (includes your 5 free trees and a 1-year membership)
Posted on Dec 18, 2012 | Tagged in: New Caney ISD
New Caney ISD Superintendent Kenn Franklin has been busy updating staff members about the progress made regarding projects funded by the $97.5 million bond referendum passed by voters in May 2012.
For the first time in New Caney ISD's history, five bond projects will concurrently be constructed. "In the past, we've worked on one project and then proceeded to the next after the previous one was completed," said Franklin.
Construction should begin in 2013 for the classroom additions to Bens Branch, Crippen, Sorters Mill and Valley Ranch elementary schools. Simultaneously, work will take place on the construction of the new middle school, Agriculture Science Center, stadium, and renovations to New Caney High School.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012 | Tagged in: healthcare
Community residents as well as physicians and doctors at Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital had the chance to try their hand at robotic surgery with the da Vinci Si Surgical System robot.
The hospital received the system Nov. 26 and hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony with the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Community Chamber of Commerce of East Montgomery County Nov. 29.
“This is a very exciting day for Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. The da Vinci Si Surgical System robot is $2.2 million investment in the latest technology available in robotic surgery. This could not happen without partners in our community especially with Intuitive Surgical,” Heath Rushing, chief operating officer for Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital, said at the ribbon cutting ceremony.