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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!

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

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.

Join the Arbor Day Foundation

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.

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$10 (includes your 5 free trees and a 6-month membership)
$15 (includes your 5 free trees and a 1-year membership)

New Caney ISD Bond Update

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. 

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.

A revolutionary new concept in home design that’s catching the attention of a growing group of home buyers is now available in Friendswood Development Company master-planned communities across the Houston area. Lennar and Village Builders, both divisions of Lennar Corporation have introduced “NextGen, the home within a home” -  a new collection of homes designed to meet the changing lifestyle demands of those who need a home that offers separate and private living space for older relatives or even returning adult children.

Lennar is the first major national home builder to offer buyers such a concept, which was previously available either by custom builders or in limited locations. Now, NextGen designs are available in Friendswood Development communities that include West Ranch in the city of Friendswood, Fairfield in Cypress, Graystone Hills in Conroe, Lakes of Savannah in the Pearland area, Lakemont in west Houston and Oakhurst at Kingwood. Starting prices vary by location but range from the $230,00s to the $250,000s.

NextGen is a progressive and sensible approach to the design and construction of new homes that feature attached yet completely separate and private living quarters which are included in the floor plan of a traditional single-family home.

From the outside, NextGen designs by Village Builders and Lennar resemble the beautiful new homes that have defined Friendswood Development Company master-planned communities for more than 50 years. Inside, however, there are actually two different homes that begin with separate exterior entrances – a classic front door entry that leads to main foyer and living areas and another which accesses well-appointed and efficiently planned living quarters.

Although the size of the living space varies by plan and location, the NextGen “suites” typically include a kitchenette complete with a microwave oven, sink and refrigerator; an open living area, a private bedroom and bath, a stackable washer and dryer, separate cable and an independently zoned thermostat. The NextGen suites also have easy and immediate interior access to the main home, which is often in the front of the house and usually away from higher traffic main living areas.

Enhancing the appeal of the NextGen home designs is the fact that they provide optimum flexibility, enabling buyers to use the space for whatever their needs are at the time, which could range from a home for aging parents, a teen suite, a hobby area or home office. And like all homes by Lennar and Village Builders, NextGen homes have the impressive “Everything’s Included” package which offers new-home buyers thousands of dollars in upgraded features that are included in the price of the home, as well as home automation and the most energy efficient construction methods and features available in the new home industry.

Lennar Corporation reports that the Pew Research Center cites 48 million Americans are already living in a household that contains at least two adult generations, up 28 million from 1980. These facts indicate a growing demand for housing that will accommodate the needs of buyers who need multi-generational housing for either economic or peace of mind reasons, and a trend that is expected to last well into the future.

In Fairfield, Lennar is featuring NextGen designs priced from the $250,000s. Graystone Hills offers NextGen homes by Village Builders starting in the $290,000s. Lakemont, which has a new NextGen Lennar model now open, offers the homes starting from the $250,000s. Lakes of Savannah is showcasing NextGen homes by Lennar that are priced from the $230,000s and in Oakhurst at Kingwood, home shoppers can preview NextGen homes by Village Builders that are priced from the $280,000s and by Lennar, from the $250,000s.

Information is available in Lennar and Village Builders sales offices which are open daily. For more information, visit

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