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WEDNESDAY, november 5, 2014
Volume No. 8 • Issue No. 22
Humble Thanksgiving Feast celebrates 10 years
Cheerful volunteers
always needed
Susan McFarland
Tribune Correspondent
It’s that time of year again! The 10th
annual Humble Thanksgiving Feast is
scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 27, at the
Humble Civic Center. This free event is
designed to bring the community together
in fellowship to give thanks and celebrate
Thanksgiving Day. Meals will be served
between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Last year, more than 3,400 meals were
Huffman ISD
recognizes
two groups
that are
keys to
success
served. Organizers are hoping to serve as
many, or more, meals this year.
“The first year we served 992 meals –
that’s how much it’s grown,” said Top Hat
Catering’s Bonnie Gardner, who organized
the first dinner a decade ago.
For the feast, Mo from Mo’s BBQ will
be in the kitchen cooking up a traditional
Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, ham,
cornbread stuffing, creamed potatoes, green
beans and pumpkin pie, and Lawler’s will
be donating cheesecakes. Attendees can
eat in or take dinner to go. Take-out will
be available from 10:30-1:30. In addition,
those who are housebound can call the
volunteer line and request delivery in the
Humble area.
The Humble Noon Lion’s club will
be sponsoring entertainment for kids
in the “children’s corner,” which
will include a magic show, various
games and a visit by Santa Claus at
the end of the day. Local musicians
will also provide entertainment
throughout the day.
The Feast is
provided to the
community through
the
generous
donations
of
community sponsors.
Many
of
them
have
contributed
consistently since the
See Feast/3d
Martin
urges
residents
to comment
on mobility
alternatives
HAAM volunteers take
loyalty to new level
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
The
Huffman
Independent School District
Board of Trustees recognized
two groups, maintenance
and custodial employees and
principals, at their October
meeting. Superintendent Dr.
Benny Soileau opened the
recognition ceremony by
saying:
“Whereas Huffman ISD
has designated the week
of November 3-7, 2014, as
Maintenance and Custodial
Appreciation Week and
takes this opportunity to
thank the dedicated men of
the maintenance and facility
department who take care of
the buildings and maintain
the equipment which is
crucial to the operation of
our district and diligently
keep all of our campuses
clean and safe for our
students and employees.”
Soileau explained that
both the maintenance and
custodial teams are critical
for the safety and security
of the buildings on the
See HISD/5A
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
Shirley Norwood, left, and Paula Beste have been faithfully volunteering at HAAM for 25 years.
Photo by Patsy Oliver
By Angelina Zarate
Tribune Correspondent
W
i
t
h
Thanksgiving
just
around the corner and
Christmas hot on its
heels, the community
is gearing up for the
many events held each
holiday season. From
festivals to special
church services, toy
drives to concerts, and
parades to pageants,
there will be a lot to
enjoy.
The Tribune is
currently working on a
special calendar to be
published beginning
Nov. 19. To add an
event to the Holiday
Calendar,
email
[email protected]
com, with Holiday
Event in the subject
line.
Events should be
submitted in paragraph
format,
with
the
“what,” “when” and
“where.”
Humble Area Assistance Ministries, perhaps
better known as HAAM, is a faith-based
philanthropic organization that serves Humble and
the surrounding areas. HAAM will be celebrating
its 25th anniversary in February of 2015.
Two of their most faithful volunteers are
also celebrating their 25th anniversaries. Shirley
Norwood and Paula Beste, both members of the
Kingwood Women’s Club, have made Tuesdays at
HAAM a part of their routine since 1985.
They both explained how they committed
themselves to it long ago and how it has become a
part of their lives.
As they recalled, HAAM was first only
a quaint room for the resale shop and a smaller
room for the pantry. It has remained on the same
building site on First Street in Old Humble. They
both said volunteering is not something they even
give a second thought to doing, it’s “what they do
on Tuesdays.”
Norwood works on sorting through and
organizing HAAM’s housewares and children’s
toys, sometimes bringing items home to check
batteries and make sure things work. She likes that
sometimes they find really cool stuff that is donated
and they can even put on eBay or Craigslist for a
good resale price, which helps the organization out
a lot.
See HAAM/3d
A b o u t
60
residents
attended a Town
Hall meeting at
the
Kingwood
Community
Center on Oct.
28
to
hear
Houston
City
Councilmember
Dave
Martin
Martin
address
a
number
of
issues regarding Kingwood. Six
additional city council members
were also in attendance, along
with various city department
representatives.
First on the topic list was the
status of the Kingwood Mobility
Project, an ongoing study formed
to improve the Kingwood’s traffic
situation. Gunda Corporation, the
group hired to develop various
proposals, provided a recap of 15
suggestions that have been offered
by Gunda’s traffic engineers.
They were the same proposals
made public at the Kingwood
Mobility Stakeholders Meeting
on Oct. 14. At that meeting,
public input and a ranking of
preference had been requested
of residents. The proposals range
from adjusting and making basic
improvements to existing roads
and intersections such as traffic
light timing, to creating higher
capacity turn lanes, to expansions
of Kingwood Drive and/or North
Park Drive to six lanes. The most
complex (and costly) alternatives
involve overpass options at the
critical intersections on the west
side of Kingwood at Loop 494.
The costs and magnitude of tree
See Martin/5A
Benny Soileau: leading Huffman to greatness
Tribune’s Community
leader series
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
Dr. Benny Soileau, Huffman ISD
superintendent, is responsible for leading
the Huffman community into the future
through its greatest resource, its children.
The hopes and dreams of Huffman’s
students and their parents are influenced
by the way he leads and the way the
district’s five schools are run. It is a
challenge he relishes.
“Our school district is a 4A district
under the new classification system and
Community 2b
•
we are approaching 3,400 students,”
Soileau said. “As superintendent of
schools, it is my responsibility to serve
the people who work in the district so
they can better serve our kids. We have
five schools: Hargrave High, Huffman
Middle, Huffman Intermediate, Copeland
Elementary and Ben Bowen Early
Childhood Center,” said Soileau.
Pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and
first grade are taught at the Ben Bowen
Early Childhood Center. Copeland
handles the second and third grades, and
Huffman Intermediate includes fourth and
fifth grades. Huffman Middle includes
grades six through eight and Hargrave
High School is for grades nine through
12.
Sports 1d • See Soileau/2D
Health & fitness 1b
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Benny
Soileau is
passionate
about education and
puts that
passion to
work leading Huffman ISD.
Photo by
Bruce Olson
2a
THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
Statesir named grand champion in TexanPlus Championship
Beth Statesir, of Kingwood,
has been named the TexanPlus
Grand Champion in a recent
contest sponsored by TexanPlus, a
Medicare Advantage Health plan.
This is a new award, recognizing
those who help older adults live
happier and healthier lives. The
contest was in collaboration
with the Houston Astros, to
acknowledge the exceptional
achievements of people working
with seniors in Southeast Texas.
The
champion
was
determined based on which of
the five champions got the most
online votes between Aug. 1 and
Sept. 12, 2014. People could vote
once a day on all their devices
and many were obviously very
faithful about voting for Statesir.
“I am indebted to them and
honored by all their votes,” said
Statesir.
The grand prize was $25,000
for Statesir’s favorite senior
charity, Interfaith Care Partners.
Interfaith Care Partners sponsors
the Gathering Place program held
at three area churches. Statesir is
the coordinator for the Gathering
Place at Kingwood United
Methodist Church which has been
in operation since Oct. 2008.
“It is a wonderful, monthly
program where people with
memory
loss,
dementia,
Alzheimer’s, stroke disorders,
Parkinson’s, etc., can come for a
morning out and their caregivers
can take a much-needed break,”
said Statesir.
The program offers games,
crafts,
conversation,
food
and entertainment based on a
monthly theme. Volunteers for
the Kingwood United Methodist
Gathering Place come from
within the congregation and the
Kingwood Women’s Club. It is a
free program.
Statesir could not attend the
Astros game where the award
was presented due to a previous
commitment, but was honored
that Dr. John Burk, president of
Interfaith Care Partners, threw
out the first pitch and accepted
the award for her. He even threw
the ball all the way to home
plate, which Statesir said she was
doubtful she could do. She did
take part in the presentation of
the real check from TexanPlus to
Interfaith Care Partners at their
office.
Statesir has worked with
seniors in the area for many
years and in many capacities.
She discovered her love for
older people in high school when
she was befriended by two very
special ladies. One mentored
her at her job at a gift shop and
the other was a good friend’s
grandmother, who Statesir said
made the best Christmas cookies
ever. Statesir’s family still makes
the cookies every holiday season.
“I realized how loving
these ladies were and how much
I enjoyed visiting with them,
listening to their stories and
wisdom,” said Statesir.
Statesir is also a minister’s
daughter and said she received
much love and attention from
older members of her church as
she grew up. She explained that
after losing her mother at only
14, she felt nurtured as the ladies
loved her as a mother would in
many ways. When Statesir became
a mother herself she said she
received lots of encouragement
and direction from the senior
ladies in her weekly Bible study.
When Statesir graduated
from college her first job was
working for the Texas Department
of Human Resources in a program
for the aged, blind and disabled.
She would visit the clients in their From the left are Dr. John Burke, Becky Villarreal, Monica Baumgarhomes to determine if they were ten, Nancy Walko, Beth Statesir, Kevin Perkins, Emily Smart, Linda
eligible for a provider to come Newsome and Ivan Navarette.
into their home and help them director. She said she really prison ministry and volunteering
with activities of daily living. She enjoyed the work, even though it in different missions through her
said it was hard to see that many was challenging because she had church. She continues to enjoy
of her clients were living alone, to develop activities for people the older friends in her life and
didn’t have much money and from age 22-98 of different ability appreciates all they teach her.
were in bad health. The provider levels. After that she worked as an
“I want to thank everyone
program helped them remain activity director at the Rosemont who voted for me and allowing
independent in their own homes.
Assisted Living for nine years, me to win the money for Interfaith
While raising her girls, which she absolutely loved.
Care Partners,” Statesir said. “I
Statesir coordinated an area
“It was like having 100 also want to thank TexanPlus and
Meals on Wheels program. She grandparents!
They
were the Houston Astros for sponsoring
visited seniors when she took always so friendly, helpful and this wonderful program.”
their meals to them and became appreciative,” said Statesir.
TexanPlus also awarded
good friends with many of them.
Her boss called her the $2,500 to the programs chosen by
She said that sometimes she was “Activity Czar.”
the other four champions.
the only person they saw all day.
After leaving Rosemont,
To learn more about
Later, Statesir worked part- Statesir has been volunteering Interfaith Car Partners, visit
time at an adult day care as activity at the Gathering Place, doing interfaithcarepartners.org.
Keep Kingwood Green receives Mayor’s ‘Proud Partner’ Award
Keep Kingwood Green accepting the Mayor’s Proud
Partner Award for 2014 from Mayor Annise Parker.
At a luncheon on Oct. the Hilton of the Americas
27, Keep Kingwood Green, was attended by several
a non-profit organization hundred Houston leaders
operating in the Kingwood and other honorees. This
area, was honored by celebration is held each
Houston Mayor Annise year and sponsored by
Parker as a Houston Proud Keep Houston Beautiful.
Partner. The luncheon at This was the 35th year
this event has been held.
Sixteen Proud Partner
Awards were given this
year and an additional
28 organizations were
honored with certificates
of
recognition.
Six
other organizations or
individuals were given
special awards including
J. Howard Rambin, lll,
founder of Keep Houston
Beautiful.
Accepting the award for
Keep Kingwood Green was
Hal Opperman, chairman
of the board. Opperman
has been president of Keep
Kingwood Green since it
was incorporated as a 501c-3 in 2008. The goal of the
organization is to advocate
for more and better
recycling options in the
Kingwood/Lake Houston
area and to educate
residents, students, and
businesses about the need
to recycle. The movement
was founded in Kingwood
approximately 15 years ago
as a web site by Brigitte
Collee who was appalled
at the dismal recycling
rate in Kingwood. Prior to
that, another organization,
Keep Kingwood Beautiful,
did
offer
recycling
services in Kingwood but
that organization became
inactive after the city
annexed Kingwood.
The Mayor’s Proud
Partner Award for 2014 was
earned by Keep Kingwood
Green for their hard work
in increasing both the
number of items and the
number of ways residents
and businesses can recycle.
Keep Kingwood Green has
been forceful in lobbying
for and getting additional
services from the City,
waste
and
recycling
companies, and Humble
ISD.
Kingwood is a bit
different than other areas
of the City where the
City of Houston Solid
Waste Department collects
trash and recyclables.
In
Kingwood,
each
community
association
chooses which company
will handle waste services.
Keep Kingwood Green has
worked hard to educate
and advocate for curbside
recycling in all the
neighborhoods. About half
of the neighborhoods now
have this service.
Other areas where
Keep Kingwood Green
has helped to make great
improvements are the
weekend recycling program
at the Metro Park and Ride
lot which is now offered
weekly and with added
capacity. The monthly
first Saturday electronic
waste collection event, the
success of the twice-a-year
BOPA (Battery, Oil, Paint,
Anti Freeze) collection of
hazardous waste, and the
many other educational
programs are more projects
of
the
organization.
The organization has a
comprehensive web site
with information about
recycling locations and
suggestions about how to
recycle. They maintain a
telephone hot line (713206-0558) and a web site
where residents can ask
questions. A new service
they provide is a monthly
newsletter which lists all
upcoming recycling and
other “green” events. For
more information, go to
keepkingwoodgreen.org
For repeat customers
like the Parkers,
we present the
next generation
of care.
High-school sweethearts Dalys and Jefferson Parker delivered two
beautiful babies at Kingwood Medical Center.
We take it as the highest compliment that the Parkers chose to come back
to us for Madison’s birth, and appreciate their kind words for the
physicians, nurses, and staff who assisted them in a second beautiful
experience for their family.
Their belief in us encouraged the development of our new Women and
Children’s Center, which allows us to expand our services for mothers
and babies, now and for years to come.
Kingwood Medical Center has been dedicated to the care of women,
children, and babies for more than 20 years. Along with our outstanding
physicians and staff, we’re honored to have earned the trust of families
like the Parkers.
Please call 800-258-5064 for a physician referral.
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with a wine and food paring tasting
from our new Fall appetizer menu!
Wednesday, November 19th
5:30-7:30 pm
$20 per person. Tickets sold at the door.
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Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM)
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WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
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WILDCAT SALUTE TO VETERANS
Humble High School invites the public to this ceremony which
will honor veterans and all those who have served. The ceremony will take place in the HHS Commons Tuesday, Nov. 11.
The placing of the wreath is set for 7:35 a.m.; continental breakfast at 8:30. The guest speaker will be John
Heimburger, Lt. Colonel (Ret.) United States Air
Force. RSVP to Stacey L. Hamlet at 281-641-6395
or [email protected]
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DINNER WITH
THE MAMBO
JAZZ KINGS
The event will be
Friday, Nov. 7,
from 6:3011:30 p.m. at
Kennedy’s
Grand Ballroom. Cocktail hour
and passed
appetizers
at 6:30;
dinner at
7:45. Price
is $149 per
couple; $79
singles; tax
and gratuity
included. Tables
for four to 12. Last day
to RSVP and purchase
tickets is Nov. 7. Reservations and prepay online at TheOverlookEvents.com. To reserve
a table, email [email protected]
theoverlookevents.com.
Danielle Waggoner
Neighbors Emergency Center
Houston Custom Carpets recently celebrated its 26th year in business. Owner Bill
Kayali welcomes customers, old and new, to the huge showroom located at 23920
Highway 59 North in Kingwood. He’s been at that location for the past seven years,
and spent the first 19 years just down the highway in Humble. Houston Custom
Carpets handles all types of flooring, as well as cabinetry, remodeling and more. For
more information or a free quote, call 281-548-3600 .
CORNER STORE
keen desire to contribute
OPENS
to the advancement of
The
Corner
Store
the field. The Academy is
MET OPERA
hosted a grand opening
limited to 125 members.
STAR
celebration
and
ribbonANA MARÍA
cutting recently for
CITIZEN OF THE
MARTÍNEZ TO
the
brand
new
store
in
YEAR
NOMINATIONS
PERFORM
Humble. They made a
REQUESTED
Grammy Award win$5,000 donation to the
The Lake Houston
ner and
Humble High School Band Area Chamber of
Metroas part of the celebration.
Commerce is accepting
politan
At 4,683 square feet,
nominations for the
Opera star
the
store
features
indoor
Haden E. McKay, MD
soprano
dining, an ATM, ethanol
Citizen of the Year Award.
Ana María
fuel
and
Redbox
station.
The recipient will be
Martínez
CST Brands, Inc. is one
announced in early January
will be
of
the
largest
independent
and will be honored at
in Kingretailers of motor fuels and the Chamber’s Annual
wood for
Awards Extravaganza Jan.
Martínez convenience merchandise
one night
in North America. Based in 23. The award recognizes
only as
San Antonio, Texas, CST
selfless public service by
the headliner concert
employs nearly 12,000
an individual, performed
for a regional voice
Team
Members
at
nearly
by the recipient on his
competition hosted
1,900 locations throughout or her own time and not
by Lone Star Collegethe Southwestern United
in the regular course
Kingwood. Because
States and Eastern Canada
of earning a living or
of limited seating, the
offering
a
broad
array
of
advancing professionally.
performance will be
Anyone 21 years of age
held at First Presbyte- convenience merchandise,
beverages,
snacks
and
or older who lives in the
rian Church of KingLake Houston Area is
wood, 5520 Kingwood fresh food. In the U.S.,
CST
Corner
Stores
proudly
eligible. Nominations
Drive. The concert becan be submitted online
gins at 8 p.m. General sell Valero fuels and
signature
products
such
as
at LakeHouston.org or a
admission tickets are
Fresh Choices baked and
form can be obtained by
$20; $15 for students.
packaged
goods,
U
Force
contacting the Chamber
For more information
energy and sport drinks,
office at 281-319-8910
or tickets, visit lhmas.
Cibolo
Mountain
coffee,
. All nominations must
org.
FC Soda and Flavors2Go
be delivered to the
fountain
drinks.
Chamber no later than
TRIBUTE TO
5 p.m., Oct. 30, 2014.
VETERANS
JOE
TURNER
Return by completing an
Harris County Precinct
ELECTED TO
online application, fax
4 ComAMERICAN
ACADEMY
to 281-446-7483 , email
missioner
FOR PARK AND
lakehouston.org or mail
R. Jack
RECREATION
to Lake Houston Area
Cagle is
ADMINISTRATION
Chamber, 110 West Main
honoring
Joe
Turner,
director
Street, Humble, TX 77338.
veterans
and their of the Houston Parks and
Recreation Department,
LSC-KINGWOOD
spouses
and a Kingwood resident,
TO HOLD USED
during a special Vetwas
recently
elected
to
ELECTRONICS
DRIVE
erans Day celebrathe American Academy
LSC-Kingwood
tion Tuesday, Nov. 11,
for Park and Recreation
will be the site of a used
from 6-8 p.m. at the
Administration. The
electronics drive Nov.
Humble Civic Center,
Academy
is
a
group
of
11-20, 2014. The college
8233 Will Clayton
distinguished practitioners
will be collecting old
Parkway in Humble.
and
educators
who
are
and broken computers,
The event includes
leaders in the field of park
computer parts and
a catered dinner of
and
recreation.
They
must
peripherals including
turkey, dressing and all
have served in a high
monitors, printers/
the trimmings, plus a
level
of
administration
scanners, keyboards, mice,
patriotic concert. Resin a park and recreation
and speakers, televisions,
ervations are required
agency
or
as
a
recognized
phones, cell phones, radios,
and can be made by
educator in parks and
fax machines, microwaves
calling 281-893-3726.
recreation
administration.
and related devices. The
Transportation from
They also must have
collection will be held
nine locations will be
demonstrated
outstanding
behind the Performing Arts
provided for individuCenter (PAC) on Royston
als 50 years and better. ability in administration,
management
or
education
Drive on Tuesday and
To reserve a bus seat,
call 281-893-3726, ext. in the profession; displayed Thursdays beginning Nov.
broad interest with a
11 from 12 -1 p.m. and on
2632 or 2633.
direct service benefit to
Saturday, Nov. 15 from 11
the
advancement
of
public
a.m. to 1 p.m. For more
LSC-KINGWOOD
parks and recreation, or
information on the used
PUBLIC
assumed
leadership
with
a
electronics drive, contact
DISCUSSION ON
IMMIGRATION
In partnership with
the University of
Houston-Downtown,
the Lone Star College-Kingwood Center
for Civic Engagement
will be conducting a
Deliberative Dialogue
session Thursday,
Nov. 13, from 5-7:30
p.m. The topic will
be “Higher Education
and the Changing
World of Work,” held
in PAC 125. Students Pines Montessori School revealed its newest building
from both schools
addition on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. The expanded elwill serve as modera- ementary building doubles the classroom space that
tors for the dialogues was used for the 4th - 6th grade students. Student
which will include
families, friends, and project planners all gathered to
students, faculty,
watch some of the elementary students cut the ribbon. staff and community
Afterwards, the classroom was open to tours. Guests
members. For more
celebrated the event with a family picnic in the large
information, contact
backyard, and a DJ dance in the gazebo. To schedule
[email protected] tour or for more information, visit PinesMontessori.
eStar.edu.
com or call (281)358-8933.
BARC......................................................................713-229-7300
Bush Airport .......................................................... 281-230-3100
CenterPoint............................................................. 713-659-2111
City Service Help Line ........................................................ 3-1-1
(Water, Heavy Trash, Road Hazard)
Department of Public Safety ................................. 281-446-3391
(Driver’s License)
Fire, Police & Ambulance ................................................... 9-1-1
Friends of Texas Wildlife....................................... 281-259-0039
Harris County Constable’s Office ......................... 281-376-3472
Harris County Sheriff’s Office .............................. 713-221-6000
Houston Fire Department ...................................... 713-247-5000
Houston Police Department ................................... 713-884-3131
Kingwood Library ................................................ 281-360-6804
Kingwood Medical Center .................................... 281-348-8000
Kingwood Post Office ........................................... 281-913-1999
Kingwood Service Association ............................. 281-358-5192
Memorial Hermann NE ......................................... 281-540-7700
Metro Park & Ride ................................................ 713-635-4000
pet of the week
Professor Johnson at 281312-1603.
CITY OF HOUSTON
LAUNCHES OPEN
DATA POLICY
Mayor Annise Parker
has instituted an Open Data
policy to allow for greater
public access to City data.
Under the Open
Data Administrative
Procedure, an Enterprise
Data Officer and an Open
Data Advisory Board
will be appointed to work
with city departments
to catalog datasets,
establish standards and
refresh guidelines for the
City’s open data portal,
which hosts government
information in open,
machine-readable formats
while also ensuring
privacy, confidentiality
and security. The EDO
and Advisory Board
are also responsible for
working with the public to
identify important, highvalue data sets. “First and
foremost, this is about
increasing transparency,”
said Parker. “It is also
about citizen engagement
and increasing the pace of
innovation in our City. We
want to engage the talents
of our strong science,
technology, engineering
and math community
to help us solve the
challenges of the 21st
century.” “This portal will
enable civic technologists,
entrepreneurs, innovators,
researchers and others to
use the data to generate
new products and services,
as well as build businesses
and develop community
resources in partnership
with government to better
serve the public,” said
Jackie Smith, who has
been appointed as the
City’s EDO. “We want
to know what the public
wants to see that isn’t
already available.” For
more information, visit
houstontx.gov/mayor/
press/city-houstonlaunches-open-data-policy.
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WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
What, no Lincoln Logs?
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Managing Editor – News
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FRANTZ
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Ask Lt. Escobar
I’m having a holiday
event and need an on-site
police officer for security.
Can you help?
If you would like to
hire an off duty police Lt. Escobar
officer for an event then
all you need to do is call the Precinct
4 Harris County Constable’s Office,
located at 7900 Will Clayton
Parkway, and ask to speak to a patrol
supervisor. The telephone number is
281-446-1196. Let the supervisor
know when, where, and what kind
of event that you need security for
then he/she will get your name and
contact number. Once an officer has
agreed to work, either the supervisor
that you spoke to or the deputy that
is going to work the event will call
you for details.
Lt. David Escobar is a 22-year
veteran who serves as the East
District Patrol Division shift
commander for Harris County
Constable Precinct 4 Ron Hickman’s
Office. He also serves as the
East District public information
officer. Send him a question at
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best books ever
Faith Hiller
Retired assistant principal,
Kingwood High School
Other than the Bible,
what are three books that
have influenced your life?
Have you started your Christmas
shopping yet? I know … me neither.
I have yet to pull up the wooden
pumpkin decorations from the front
yard. I predict that will definitely
happen before Thanksgiving. But
don’t quote me on that.
Once again the year seems to
be winding down like the Star Trek
Enterprise at warp speed. Those
annoying ads that keep popping up in
my Facebook newsfeed aren’t helping
matters. Like I really need someone
else to remind me how many more
shopping days there are till Christmas.
I find it so interesting that even social
media has nailed me as one of those
shoppers that procrastinate. Guilty as
tagged!
It is why I decided to do a little
research on this year’s hottest toys
for this Christmas. It might just be a
marketing ploy, but several websites
have predicted Frozen-themed dolls,
Stomp & Chomp Transformers and
LEGO Fusion Town Master will be the
Buying
Telescopes – 3
Still want to get a telescope?
Larger diameters are better;
they collect more light, but you
also want one small enough
that you will use it often. To
use any telescope, you need
to know the night sky. Do you
need a computerized telescope Clevenson
or are you willing to learn
the sky and use a manual one? The best
value for money is a manual Dobsonian
telescope. One nice example for beginners
that I like is the Orion 6-inch Starblast
tabletop Dobsonian (telescope.com). There
is a more intelligent version (the 6i), as
well. There are many to choose from. Do
you want a computerized go-to telescope?
Do you want to do astrophotography? For
more good advice, check out your local
astronomy club: astronomyclub.org.
Please join us at a public night at the
observatory and talk to an astronomer. We
all have experience with telescopes and
love to help: humbleisd.net/observatory.
By Dr. Aaron Clevenson – Lead
Astronomer, Insperity Observatory
Dixie Frantz is a Kingwood resident
and newspaper columnist for the
past 18 years. Email comments
to [email protected]
net. You can also visit Dixie’s
blog at lifesloosethreads.com.
Slowing Down – Some Tips
Run out of time?
Who hasn’t? I may have finally
figured it out and, guess what? It isn’t
rocket science!
I was listening to some colleagues
talk about their upcoming week, mostly
centered on their kids: Soccer practice,
lacrosse practice, swimming practice,
dance and cheer practice. And that’s
just after school. Their weekends are
packed, too.
I told a neighbor I was looking
forward to our annual Greater Lake
Houston Heart Walk at Lone Star
College next Saturday, partly because
it’s a great event – we raise lots of
money for heart research – but it’s also
a great way to see the people I work
with at Memorial Hermann outside the
office. And it’s over by 11 a.m. and I’m
back home taking a nap by 11:30. That
was a mistake.
My neighbor was, well, aghast. I
had to hear how he had two, not one but
TWO, birthday parties to attend (well,
his kid had TWO birthday parties), and
then he’d promised the family he’d
drive them to Kemah to play.
When he was finished telling
me about Heart Walk Saturday, I was
exhausted. I didn’t dare ask what he
was planning for Sunday.
Accounting for every second of
every day certainly isn’t new. Several
years ago, I ran into another co-worker
who looked exhausted – and it was
Monday morning!
I thought he was sick. He was just
pooped from keeping his daughter busy.
Gymnastics was her “thing” and my coworker was driving her up to Willis to
some world-famous camp where she
Hiller
Ken Follett’s Century
trilogy. The first is “The Fall of the Giants,”
the second “Winter of the World” and the
third, “Edge of Eternity.”
most sought-after toy items. What, no
Lincoln Logs?
As these toys definitely do not
cater to my under 1-year-old grandson,
I see this as some serious trouble for
this brand spankin’ new grandma. It
is why I paid a visit to On the Park,
our local toy store, with my trusty
interviewer spiral notepad for some
ideas. Andrea was the perky and
knowledgeable lady on duty and gave
me the grand tour on the possibilities
for our little Jake. I love a young lady
that gets really excited about toys!
We hung out with the bathtub
toys, activity toys, plush books and
educational blocks. I can’t say which
toys were my absolute favorites. I
ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM
ALL!
So after my in-depth scientific toy
research, if I were coming up with the
hot and spicy toys this Christmas for
boy babes, it would definitely include
the following:
In the bathtub toy department for
those little boys that refuse to get in the
tub – your parents know who you are –
they now make foam soap so they can
paint in the tub, for three years and up.
Sorry, Jake – not this year – your mom
would kill me. There are also fizzy tints
that change the color of the water but
not the kid. And how about fishing in
the bathtub? I’m not kidding. I might
have to get that toy for my husband,
Jake’s grandpa. My favorite were the
water flutes. Different levels of water
in the flute make different sounds. Till
Jake gets a tad older we might have to
also include the classic, but still classy,
iconic rubber ducky.
For the parent that wants control
over their own cell phone, there is a
cool toy phone where mom or dad
can record a message. With plenty
of buttons to push, this toy could
definitely solve, at least for a while,
the kid drooling all over mom and
dad’s cell phone. Along the same lines
as techie toys, they also have “Fun
Keys.” Andrea told me the story of
how one grandma let their grandchild
play with her car keys during an
outing. I mean … who hasn’t? Of
course when it was time to get in the
car she couldn’t get them back without
a whole lot of screaming. “Fun Keys”
are a chunkier, mouth-friendly version
of a set of car keys … and without the
pleasant metallic aftertaste.
There were also lots of educational
toys for little ones that promote hand
and eye coordination, as well as cause
and effect for busy boys. I loved the
Roll & Return Ball, which actually
rolls back to the child when they push
it away. The coolest educational toy I
saw were the Braille & American Sign
Language wafer-style blocks. Again,
mouth-friendly and impossible to
destroy. That is, unless your child has
access to their dad’s power tools. Just
sayin’.
What’s It Gonna Take?
Dear Editor:
Is it going to take a death or
two to get the street repairs done?
The curve at Saint Andrews Road
and Chimney Vine Lane, Forest
Cove Subdivision, Kingwood, is a
disaster waiting to happen. Through
the years, with ditch digging, erosion
and needed asphalt repairs, the
ditch is getting deeper and the road
narrower. With this route being a
major thoroughfare from Trailwood
Village to Kingwood Drive, hundreds
of children ride school buses each
day, large trucks and thousands of
cars each month round that dangerous
curve. It is only a matter of time
before there is a head on crash, or
someone runs off the road at the curve
and into the ditch. That section of the
road desperately needs to be filled
in and widened with new asphalt.
Gloria Osborne
Kingwood
The sacrifices that
jurors make
Dear Editor:
It’s a 46-mile drive
from the farthest reaches of
northwest Harris County to the
Harris County Jury Plaza.
It’s 29 miles from Kingwood’s
TOM
BROAD
was going to be turned into a worldfamous Cathy Rigby. Several months
later, I drove my niece from Nebraska
up to Willis to attend that same camp.
I know. I’m a terrific uncle. There was
my co-worker with his daughter at the
same camp.
Later, I asked my niece if the little
girl was any good. My little niece was
wise beyond her years.
“No,” she confessed, “she’s not
very good. I think her parents are
making her do it.”
There you have it. It’s always the
parents’ fault.
A Kingwood mom I’ve gotten
to know pretty well confessed how
she pulled her kids out of all these
extracurricular activities. No more 20mile dash to swimming, soccer and Tball – all in the same afternoon.
It takes a lot more effort, I supposed,
but this mom centers her kids’ activities
on family and home.
Reminds me of how I grew up. Our
big social event was going to Safeway
– the whole family. We’d go up and
down the aisles, all six of us, discussing
what’s for dinner next week, and
chatting up the neighbors we ran into.
It was an afternoon-long experience.
That’s how I learned my social
skills – shopping at Safeway.
A couple weeks ago I went out to
the patio to admire the backyard. We
finally gave up and spent a small fortune
with a company that comes out every
month to probe, prod and fertilize what
YOUR TURN
hinterlands. Katy residents have
no short drive, about 30 miles. For
Woodlands residents, the trip can
be as far as 36 miles. Despite these
distances, the people come when the
Harris County District Clerk’s Office
calls them to jury service. Each year,
more than 100,000 citizens appear to
form the panels required by 76 courts
downtown and 16 justice of the peace
courts around the county. I want to
thank the people who come, often at
great sacrifice and often from great
distances. Jury service is one of the
ultimate forms of community service
in a democracy. Such service affirms
the pivotal role that the average
person plays in our society. Whatever
their verdicts, juries set parameters
on conduct that will and won’t be
tolerated. It’s not a dreamed-up notion
that serving on a jury re-affirms for
some jurors the important role that
the average person plays in keeping
our society civilized and law-abiding.
In our community, defendants can
exercise their right to jury trials only
because citizens come in the tens of
thousands from all over vast Harris
County. Most prospective jurors are
not picked to serve on juries. They
appear for jury service, don’t get
picked and head home, sometimes
before noon. Even when they are
picked, many trials are over in a week.
I am moved by how many come
to jury service knowing full well
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used to be a pretty pathetic wasteland.
We’ve even got an orange tree with
fruit on it!
I lounged in a patio chair. I didn’t
have my phone or my Kindle. I didn’t
even have The Tribune (sorry, Cynthia).
Just me and the cat and the dog.
There’s something – oh, so soothing
– about doing nothing.
What do you like to do when you
do nothing? Tell Tom, at [email protected]
memorialhermann.org.
He’s the
longtime community relations guy at
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
and he’s doing nothin’ – just waiting for
you to email him.
Think about going through Leadership
Lake Houston next year. You can email
Tom. He’s the longtime community
relations director at Memorial
Hermann Northeast Hospital.
that they may be exposed to details
about crimes and depravities that
they would prefer to know little of.
But I know why these people come.
They come because they believe in
democracy. They believe that justice
is best rendered by a panel formed
of average people like themselves.
They come because they know that
they would want such a panel of fairminded citizens if they or their loved
ones were ever brought into court.
So I applaud and thank each person
who has come and served while I
have been in charge of jury service
the past four years. Keep it up!
Chris Daniel
Harris County District Clerk
Make your voice heard
Dear Editor:
I attended the Kingwood
Mobility meeting on 10/14 and was
told that the Gunda website would
be updated with the most current
presentation package, and it is.
But I cannot find the “Alternative
Ranking” form for the 15 options for
residents to vote on which Gunda
said would be available last week.
Fred Bullough
Kingwood
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removal
and
other
considerations
were
included in the proposals.
[See The Tribune, Oct.
22, “Kingwood Residents
get a look at mobility
options” or go to Gunda
Corporation’s website at:
http://gundacorp.com/
Kingwood-Mobility
to
view all of the proposals in
detail.] Martin pointed out
that public input is needed
immediately
because
the time for presenting
the recommendations to
Houston is fast approaching.
There is a Mobility Steering
Committee Meeting on
Nov. 18
where public
input will be reviewed
and decisions made about
which proposals to present
to Houston Public Works.
“The thing I would
like to ask everyone
is to send an email to
[email protected]
com and send it to your
neighbor (to use for his
or her input.) The input
we have before the Nov.
18 meeting will be taken
into consideration.
We
have received a number of
good comments, legitimate
comments. I’ve done my
own informal surveys with
a number of people. We
keep getting opinions and
a lot of good information,”
Martin said.
Michael
Prats,
representing the Lake
Houston
Economic
Development Committee,
highlighted the previously
announced developments
of Kingwood Parc, Kings
Creek and the renovation
of the shopping area into
“Kingsgate” on Kingwood
Drive where Steinmart
is located. In terms of
industrial
development,
Prats also discussed FMC
Technologies headquarters,
with 1800 jobs by 2016,
located just to the south of
Kingwood and the location
of an APAC Customer
Service Call Center in
Humble, with 1000 jobs,
and the new Amazon
fulfillment
distribution
center that is bringing 200plus jobs into the area.
Harry
Hayes,
Houston’s
director
of
Solid Waste Management,
provided information about
how Houston recycles its
solid waste on an ever more
intensive basis which is
resulting in great savings in
terms of both operating costs
and landfill requirements,
Martin took questions
from the residents. Oak
Manor resident, Michael
Hvizdos, said, “I am a
resident of Oak Manor
sub-division surrounded by
Green Tree Village and in
the back by Mills Branch.
We were annexed 16 years
ago. We still don’t have
basic services. It’s been
too long.” He explained the
greatest problem is the lack
of safety with the drinking
water and that they don’t
have water for fighting fires
either. “Our families are at
risk, our Houston firefighters
are at risk and without safe
drinking water, our health
is at risk. I am asking that
a high priority be put on a
project in our neighborhood
to get us basic city services.
We pay our taxes and we
want comparable services.”
he said.
Martin
responded.
“This gentleman is correct.
We got involved six months
ago and we have a due date
for a plan from Public
Works and engineering that
is due on Nov. 2. He said
he was surprised when the
issue was verified just as
Hvisdos described it and
he committed to get back
to the Oak Manor residents
when the report and plans
are available.
Resident Bob Rehak
requested the status about a
suggestion he had submitted
regarding the mobility
study. He said, “There is an
alternative that I don’t see
here and that is building
some kind of bypass
around the Town Center
area, perhaps one that goes
from Kingwood Drive at
Bens Branch, north behind
the H.E.B. shopping center
and another one that goes
south along Bens Branch
and comes out by the
library.” Rehak explained
he thought that would take
away a tremendous amount
of traffic away from the
heavy volume controlled by
the light at the intersection
of Lake Houston Parkway
and Kingwood Drive.
Martin
responded
by explaining he sent
Rehak’s email to Gunda
Corporation. “I thought it
was a great idea as well.”
he said and added that he
had not yet heard back
from them. “We will be
back with you directly,”
he said.
Celebrating Huffman principals were Matt Dutton, president of the Huffman ISD
Board; Jack Fillbrandt, Ben Bowen Early Childhood Center; Melissa Hutchinson,
Copeland Elementary School; Amy Turner, Huffman Intermediate School, Chris
Flowers, Huffman Middle School; Brandon Perry, Hargrave High School and Benny
Soileau, superintendent of schools.
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campuses, the students,
teachers and support staff
and they exemplify their
dedication on an ongoing
basis.
“They are often the
first to arrive in the morning
and the last to leave in the
evening. They have shown
dedication, patience, reserve
and professionalism often
going above and beyond
the requirements of the job
description.” he said.
Board
President
Matt
Dutton
joined
Soileau in presenting
certificates of appreciation
to
Maintenance
Director Charlie Miller,
Maintenance Supervisor
Doug Wade and Custodial
Supervisor
David
Hensarling, to be presented
to all maintenance and
custodial employees at their
respective staff meetings.
On behalf of the Board of
Trustees, Soileau urged
all citizens of the school
district to recognize the
work and accomplishments
these employees do day in
and day out.
The principals of
Huffman’s schools were
the second group to be
recognized. Dutton read a
Huffman ISD Resolution
in support of Governor
Rick Perry’s October 14
Proclamation that October
is Principal’s Month in
the State of Texas. Dutton
explained
Principal’s
Month is an opportunity
to say thank you to our
principals and to share with
the community the great
things our principals do.
“The key to student
success
is
a
great
school and the key to a
great school is a great
principal.” Dutton said,
and added, “Principals are
expected to be educational
visionaries, instructional
leaders,
assessment
experts,
disciplinarians,
public relations experts
budget analysts, facility
managers,
special
programs administrators
and guardians of various
legal, contractual and
policy mandates and issues
as well as being entrusted
with young people, the
most valuable resources.”
Soileau summed up
the board’s resolution by
explaining it was a long list
of responsibilities involving
working together, accepting
criticism, listening well and
getting the job done.
“This group, this team,
does it so well. They listen
to all the stakeholders; they
try to lay out the pros and
the cons of every decision
they make. They work so
well together. Hats off to
our principals and the job
they do on a day to day
basis,” he said.
Huffman’s principals
are Brandon Perry of
Hargrave High School;
Chris Flowers of Huffman
Middle School; Amy Turner
of Huffman Intermediate
School; Melissa Hutchinson
of Copeland Elementary
School and Jack Fillbrandt
of Ben Bowen Early
Childhood Center.
In other business,
Soileau announced that
the district was awarded
the Platinum Leadership
Circle Award by the Texas
Comptroller’s Office, an
award that recognizes local
governments across Texas
which strive to meet a
high standard for financial
transparency
online.
Huffman’s efforts to provide
clear consistent pictures of
spending and the sharing
of financial information in
a user friendly format have
resulted in greater financial
transparency.
The trustees also
approved the purchase of
a new three-year Microsoft
Software Licensing and
Agreement not to exceed
$30,000 a year.
The next board meeting
will be Monday, Nov. 17,
at 7 p.m.
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New welcome awaits visitors to IAH
One goal of the City of Houston
is to create a warm welcome for
passengers and visitors to George
Bush Intercontinental Airport along
the roads approaching the terminal
buildings. The result are monuments
at the entryways of John F. Kennedy
Boulevard and Will Clayton
Parkway that add a Texas-sized
“howdy” while being “green” both
environmentally and economically.
Bright, modern monuments were
installed this spring, complemented
by aesthetically-pleasing upgrades
including new flower beds along
the entry roads and around the new
displays, adding eye-catching colors
to enhance the passenger experience
when arriving or departing from the
airport. The project is much more
than cosmetic, however. In an effort
to bring a bit of utility to the display,
the Bush Airport landscape team —
which is responsible for maintaining
The monuments are located at the airport’s entry roads on John F. Kennedy Blvd. and Will Clayton Parkway.
more than 1 million square feet of
the airport grounds — incorporated
plants and grasses that are native to
the region. And, certainly, a much
friendlier way to say, “Welcome to
Houston.”
•Kristen and George
Denny welcomed 9pound, 3-ounce Dashal
Eli Denny Oct. 16
•Jenny and Jeremy
Cheatham welcomed 9pound, 3-ounce Myles
Alvin Cheatham Oct. 24
•Angel and Fance
Diland Torres welcomed
7-pound Aubrey Nicole
Torres Oct. 14
•Amarah McCoy and
Johnny Mars welcomed
5-pound, 9-ounce Ashton
Xzavior Mars Oct. 15
•Alma Anolade and
Kenneth Powell welcomed
7-pound, 2-ounce Kenneth
Erik Powell Oct. 16
•Nubia Ortiz and Jose
Guillen welcomed 7pound, 13-ounce Jacob
Elias Guillen Oct. 17
•Brittanny Stewart and
LaDarius Rodgers welcomed
6-pound, 8-ounce LaDarius
Trevon Rodgers Jr. Oct. 17
•Tuana Maria Casados
welcomed 7-pound,
12-ounce Noelia
Garcia Oct. 18
•Desiaree Keane and
Brian Van Meter welcomed
5-pound, 5-ounce Carson
Keith Van Meter Oct.. 21
•Martha Patricia Gueman
welcomed 5-pound, 15ounce Martha Montserrat
Gueman-Lopez Oct. 21
•Heather Stewart and
Nelson Montalvo Jr.
welcomed 7-pound,
5-ounce Nelson
Montalvo III Oct. 22
Dashal Eli Denny
•Stormy Dain welcomed
7-pound, 3-ounce Skye
Lynn Dain Oct. 23
•Najee Atkinson welcomed
7-pound, 4-ounce Kashton
Amir Atkinson Oct. 23
•Victoria and Sean
McKeehan welcomed 6pound, 11-ounce Raeleigh
Grace McKeehan Oct. 24
•Marie Owens and
LaVert Brown welcomed
6-pound, 12-ounce
LaVert Brown Oct. 25
•Chelsea and Christopher
Brooks welcomed 8pound, 9-ounce Ryleigh
Janae Brooks Oct. 27
•Darcie Bess and Blake
Palazzolo welcomed 7pound, 13-ounce Luke
Anthony Palazzolo Oct. 27
•Nancy Cabrales
welcomed 7-pound, 4-ounce
Jaiden Rubio Oct. 27
•Daly Mane Mondola
and Miquel Angel Cordova
welcomed 6-pound, 11ounce Nathaniel Rey
Cordova Oct. 27
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THE TRIBUNE
WEDNESDAY
November 5, 2014
SECTION B
HEALTH
New Patients Welcome
Dog owners walk more than people
without dogs. Not surprisingly,
they also tend to be healthier, with
less body fat, according to a study
from the University of California.
The Breast Center at Kingwood
Medical Center hosts Ladies Night Out
Radiologist
Breast Specialist
Dr. Chirag Parghi
with The Breast
Center team at
Kingwood
Medical Center
Dr. Doan Thuy Do and Dr. James “Gabe” Hodges
are welcoming new patients at Memorial Hermann
Medical Group’s newest clinic. The official grand
opening was held Oct. 21. The new Kingwood Town
Center location, 2855 West Lake Houston Pkwy. Suite
101, offers an array of services including primary
care, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and a
diagnostic laboratory. For more information or for an
appointment, call 832-658-4100.
George C. Ozoude joins
Memorial Hermann
Northeast sports
medicine team
Orthopedic
Surgeon
George
C. Ozoude, M.D., recently joined
the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Team at Memorial Hermann Northeast
Hospital.
Ozoude, a UT physician who
completed a fellowship in sports medicine
at Baylor College of Medicine, is affiliated
with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN
Sports Medicine Institute and is an
assistant professor of Orthopedic Surgery
Ozoude
and Sports Medicine at The University of
Texas Health Science Center at Houston
(UTHealth) Medical School. He received his medical
degree and completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at
the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Medicine. The Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Team already
includes UT Physician Orthopedic Surgeon Wasyl
Fedoriw, M.D., who specializes in arthroscopic and
reconstructive surgery of the upper and lower extremities,
and UT Physician Shaun Weaver M.D., a board-certified,
primary care sports medicine physician who specializes
in non-operative treatment of sports-related injuries
including concussion management.
Fedoriw was recently Living Magazine readers’
choice for the best orthopedic surgeon in the Kingwood,
Atascocita and Humble area. Both also are affiliated
with Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine
Institute and are on the faculty of UTHealth Medical
School.
Ozoude joins Fedoriw and Weaver in serving
as team physicians for the Humble, New Caney and
Sheldon independent school districts to provide medical
coverage during football games and other sporting
events. The Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Team also
provides medical support to Northeast Christian School,
Kingwood; and the Humble Area Youth Football Leagues;
and Kingwood Youth Lacrosse.
The orthopedic surgeons, physicians and staff
at Memorial Hermann Northeast treat the full array
of sports-related athletic injuries, including fractures,
sprains and strains, torn ligaments, tendon ruptures and
cartilage injuries.
Ozoude sees patients at both Memorial Hermann
Northeast and Memorial Hermann Convenient Care
Center in Summer Creek on Beltway 8 at West
Lake Houston Parkway. For more information or an
appointment, call 713-486-8600.
Many events highlight Breast
Cancer Awareness Month. The most
important step you can take in preventing
breast cancer is to get a mammogram.
Kingwood Medical Center’s Breast
Center has committed to provide the
highest quality imaging services and
breast care to women of Northeast
Houston. They focus on the “whole”
woman, and offer comprehensive
approaches to providing the very best
in breast health, screenings, education
and risk reduction.
In recognition of National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
The Breast Center at Kingwood
Medical Center hosted ‘Ladies
Night Out, Love Your Breasts’ to
promote the latest developments
in
breast
health,
screening
mammography, and genetic testing.
The event’s purpose was to raise
awareness of early detection of breast
cancer with screening mammography Ladies in the community celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Laand genetic testing for breast, dies Night at Kingwood Medical Center. ovarian, and uterine cancer-related
“Hosting this event is one of gene mutation as well as COLARIS
gene mutations. During this event, the many ways The Breast Center at Genetic Testing for assessing a
community women had an opportunity Kingwood Medical Center increases person’s risk of developing hereditary
to spend an evening with Radiologist awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer and a woman’s
Breast Specialist Dr. Chirag Parghi to annual mammogram screenings,” risk of developing hereditary uterine
learn and ask questions about reducing said Melinda Stephenson, CEO cancer.
risks for breast cancer. Breast cancer of Kingwood Medical Center.
For more information, contact
affects an average of one in eight “The Breast Center now offers Cristina Lafuente Alig at Cristina.
women during her lifetime. Early BRACAnalysis Genetic Testing for [email protected] or 281detection is vitally important.
breast and ovarian cancer-related 348-8988.
Women pause to honor
domestic violence victims
Each year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, FamilyTime hosts a Candlelight Vigil to honor
and remember those who were killed in Texas as a result of domestic violence. A somber ceremony honoring
those lost to domestic violence in Texas in 2013 was held in Humble Oct. 15. An open house was held afterward to
acquaint the community on the services that FamilyTime provides. FamilyTime’s mission is to provide an outreach
program and accessible services to families and individuals in crisis through counseling, crisis intervention,
information and referral, and shelter. Visit familytimeccc.org more information.
Award demonstrates Kingwood Medical Center’s
commitment to high-quality care for stroke patients
Kingwood
Medical
Center has received the
Get With The GuidelinesStroke Gold-Plus Quality
Achievement Award for
implementing
specific
quality
improvement
measures outlined by
the
American
Heart
Association/American
Stroke Association for
the treatment of stroke
patients.
The award recognizes
Kingwood
Medical
Center’s commitment and
success in implementing
a higher standard of care
by ensuring that stroke
patients receive treatment
according to nationally
accepted guidelines. This
marks the second year that
Kingwood Medical Center
has been recognized with
the Gold-Plus Quality
Achievement
Award.
Get With The Guidelines
Stroke helps hospital
teams provide the most
up-to-date, research-based
guidelines with the goal
of speeding recovery,
and reducing death and
disability
for
stroke
patients.
Kingwood
Medical
Center earned the award
by meeting specific quality
achievement measures for
the diagnosis and treatment
of stroke patients at a set
level for a designated
period. These measures
include aggressive use
of medications and riskreduction therapies aimed
at reducing death and
disability, and improving
the lives of stroke patients.
Kingwood
Medical
Center
also
received
the association’s Target:
Stroke Honor Roll for
meeting stroke quality
measures that reduce the
time between hospital
arrival and treatment with
the clot-buster tPA, the
only drug approved by
the FDA to treat ischemic
stroke.
People who suffer a
stroke who receive the
drug within three hours of
the onset of symptoms may
recover quicker and are
less likely to suffer severe
disability.
“The
Brain
and Spine Center at
Kingwood
Medical
Center is dedicated to
making our care for
stroke patients among
the best in the country.
The American Heart
Association/
American Stroke
A s s o c i a t i o n ’s
Get With The
Guidelines–Stroke
program helps us
achieve this goal,”
said
Melinda
Stephenson, CEO
of
Kingwood
Medical
Center
“With this award,
our
hospital
d e m o n s t r a t e s Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s
our commitment hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest researchto ensure that based guidelines.
our
patients
aware of warning signs for chairman of the Get With have shown that hospitals
receive care based on stroke.”
The Guidelines steering that consistently follow
internationally respected
“We are pleased to committee and Executive Get With The Guidelines
clinical guidelines and recognize
Kingwood Director of Interventional quality
improvement
that our staff implements Medical
Center
for Cardiovascular Programs measures
can
reduce
prevention
measures, their commitment and at Brigham and Women’s patients’ length of stay and
which include educating dedication to stroke care,” Hospital and Professor 30-day re-admission rates,
stroke patients to manage said Deepak L. Bhatt, of Medicine at Harvard and reduce disparity gaps
their risk factors and to be M.D.,
M.P.H., national Medical School. “Studies in care.”
2b
THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
Remaining 18 holes of The Golf Preserve of Atascocita reopen
After five years sitting dormant and
overgrown in many areas, Jack Day, leaser
and managing partner of The Golf Preserve
of Atascocita, has announced that the
Pinehurst and Point courses have reopened.
The sand bunkers will be complete around
Thanksgiving.
“We had a preview of the courses
for our members on Labor Day and they
were all asking us to get it open and they
would play through the bunker re-building
process,” said Day. “They just wanted to
be back on this much-loved 18 holes.”
Day said that after just one membership
drive late last year, the Golf Preserve
already has 300 members that have been
playing the nine-hole Shores course from
two of the four sets of tee boxes.
Kevin Kilgore, who owns the golf
course and The Overlook special events
center, can’t say enough about the
progress.
“The work that has been done on these
three courses is truly unbelievable when
you look at the fact that the restoration
process has only really been in place for
14 months,” said Kilgore. “Many former
members and players have told me that the
condition of the courses has not been this
good since two years before it closed.”
Upon reaching the agreement with
Day to restore and reopen the former
NCAA National Final Courses, Kilgore
only had one mandate – to make the course
semi-private. While the Golf Preserve has
a membership base, non-members will be
able to play on a daily fee basis and get
to know the course before considering a
membership.
“As a young man in the late ‘70s,
I could not even consider the cost of a
membership at this course and never had
the opportunity to play it,” said Kilgore.
“Now it’s affordable and open to all. The
work that Jack Day and Superintendent Ben
Hutchins and their team, which includes
Pro Shop manager and instructional expert
Glenn Phillips, have put into this restoration
is like a dream come true for the area Lake
Houston and Atascocita residents.”
The course has also become the home
of Atascocita High School’s golf team.
Memberships will be affordable and
all-inclusive. Starting at $199 a month for
single member’s unlimited golf, that fee
will include cart fee, green fee and range
balls. And as a bonus there will no trail fees
for golfers wanting to use their own golf
carts. Day also is trying diligently to work
out the addition of a new Pro Shop, with
grill and restaurant facilities. Memberships
will be month-to-month and members will
Here’s to your
have a one-time initiation fee, and will not
be under a contract.
“We want to bring a less-restrictive
and all-inclusive format to this course so
that all would find it affordable and fun,
while still being a very challenging round
of golf,” said Day. “Many have told me
they never thought they would see this
course play again, and I’m proud to be a
part of the restoration of such a historical
and meaningful part of the Lake Houston
community.”
“With The Overlook entertaining
over 30,000 guests in 2014, which include
more than 100 weddings and receptions,
50 corporate events and 50 more private
parties, and Overlook Social Member
events, the re-opening of the golf course is
the icing on the cake,” said Kilgore and his
wife, Sandy. “It was so important in this
process for us to help restore the Atascocita
areas so negatively impacted with the
former Atascocita Country Club’s closing
five years ago. We think the future holds
nothing but good things for all of us.”
Incidentally, Sandy Kilgore used to be
a tea and water refill waitress at the former
club in 1977, where they met and starting
dating.
The Kilgores and Day hope to have
some announcements around the first of
the year concerning further expansion of
The Overlook and The Golf Preserve of
Atascocita.
For more information on The
Golf Preserve of Atascocita, visit
thegolfpreserveof atascocita.com or call
the Pro Shop at 281-812-6243.
For more information on The
Overlook, visit theover lookevents.com or
call 281-812-0193.
Renovation of hole No. 5 on The Point
course. This hole was one of the three
worst of all 27 holes.
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THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
Does the Christian faith hold up under scrutiny?
Can God be infinite,
personal and moral? Is
it intellectually honest
to believe that the Bible
is God’s revelation to
humanity? These questions
are worth investigating
in order to find an answer
solidified in fact and
evidence. Mark Lanier,
one of America’s top
trial lawyers, encourages
listeners to give God
and fair trial and will be
speaking Nov. 9 at First
Presbyterian Church in
Kingwood. In his book,
“Christianity on Trial,”
he uses his experienced
legal eye to examine the
plausibility of the Christian
faith. Bringing science,
current knowledge, and
common sense together in
a courtroom approach, this
“trial” elucidates a rich
understanding of God and
a strong foundation for
Christian faith.
Who is Mark Lanier?
Some
people
might
recognize Lanier from
numerous
noteworthy
verdicts where his clients’
awards were in the
hundreds of millions. What
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approaches
many people may not know
about this father of five is
that before he attended law
school, before he founded
the Lanier Law Firm or
was named One of the
Decades Most Influential
Lawyers 2000-2010 by
the National Law Journal,
his undergraduate degree
was in Bible languages.
He opened
the Lanier
Theological Library, a
resource for all students
and scholars of the Bible
in Northwest Houston.
Within the library, you
will find a comprehensive
collection
of
books,
periodicals,
historical
documents and artifacts
with topics ranging from
church history and Biblical
studies to Egyptology
and linguistics. The LTL
regularly hosts events
with noted authors, guest
lecturers and researchers
who will challenge you
both academically and
spiritually.
‘Christianity
on Trial’ is in its third
printing and has received
rave reviews from national
and international news
publications.
Ken Starr, president
of Baylor University, said
“Mark Lanier combines
his superb expertise as a
courtroom lawyer with
profound knowledge of
biblical scholarship and
thoughtful reflection on
daily life.
Fearless in
tackling the most difficult
matters of belief…..he
speaks to all interested in
seeking truth.”
All are welcome
to here Lanier speak in
Kingwood free of charge.
on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at First
Presbyterian Church. A
reception and book signing
will follow the lecture.
Kingwood Dance Theatre Presents
The Nutcracker
Saturday, December 6
1:30pm & 7:30pm
Gayle Keller, left and Geralyn Sullivan, Aggie Mom banquet chairpersons, show some lovely auction items for
the Nov. 12 fundraiser.
The
Kingwood/
Humble Aggie Moms
Club will host the 4th
Annual Traditions Banquet
Nov.12. The
Banquet
will start at 6 p.m. at The
Overlook in Atascocita.
The
theme
for
this year’s Banquet is
“HOWDY Tailgate,” with
guest speaker Dave South,
Texas A&M Sports Radio
announcer. The evening
will include a barbecue
dinner, silent/live auction,
raffle items, door prizes, a
boutique and more. Tickets are $35 each
and can be purchased
at
Alspaugh’s
Ace
Hardware or by contacting
[email protected]
com. This is a fundraising
event for the club. The
Kingwood/Humble Aggie
Moms Club serves the
Kingwood,
Humble,
Atascocita, Porter, Huffman,
Splendora and New Caney
areas and meets at 6:30
p.m. the
first Tuesday of
every month at Christ the
King Lutheran Church in
Kingwood. Newcomers
are
welcome to come socialize,
shop at their boutique, buy
a ticket to the banquet
and sign their students
up to receive goody
bags. November 4. Come
socialize, shop at our
boutique, buy a ticket to
our November 12 banquet
and sign your student up
to receive Fall/Spring
goody bags. In addition,
two student awards are
given at each meeting.
More information about
the club can be found
at khaggiemoms.org.
Sunday, December 7
1:30pm & 6:30pm
Atascocita High School Theatre
13300 Will Clayton Pkwy.
$20.00 (Reserved Seating)
Dancer: Keira King
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November 5, 2014
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Welcome, everyone, to the new Out and
About – here to catch you up on what’s
happening in the Lake Houston area!
Baby News!
Kyle and Charlie Campbell are excited to
be first time grandparents to a granddaughter.
‘Sweet Baby’ Campbell was born last week to the
Campbell’s son Scott, who is married to the gorgeous
and talented actress and director, Lake Bell. Kyle is
in New York right now helping out the new parents
and, I am certain, already spoiling the new baby. The
Campbells are also excited that Saved Wines, vinted
and produced by Scott and business partner Clay
Brock, are now available in Kingwood at Randall’s.
I recently scored a bottle of their California Red at
a Stilettos event and I can tell you this – yum! A
new wine venture and a new baby girl ... Sounds like
there is plenty to celebrate at the Campbell house!
Born Sept. 29 to Jessica Denise Heuer, Bailee
Denise Heuer made Lorie Denise Boughton and
Jeff Heuer grandparents and it made Tribune Food
Editor Karen and hubby Phil Boughton really
really young great-grandparents. I guess Karen is
now Great YiaYia as she likes to be called. Baby
Bailee weighed in at 6 pounds 14 ounces and was
20 1/2 inches long.
Were you one of the hundreds of shoppers at
the Kingwood Women’s Club Holiday Marketplace?
Or one of the many tireless volunteers like Suzanne
Monk, Paula Beste, Judy Thigpen, Carol Covey
and Diane Blanco? I personally snagged three
one-of-a-kind pieces between manning my Lait
Doux booth with my always helpful buddies, Gina
Remmes and Denise Krieger. While keeping an
eye out on my new snack obsession – those darn
cheese coins with jalapeno jelly – I got to visit with
Twila Ilgen, Ruth Ann Koza, Connie Rountree,
Nancy Foisner with her daughter Kelly and sister
Lucy, Jaimie Scarfo, Millie Garrison and so many
others.
I also got to visit with Shannon McIntosh, there
with her son Drake, who I have known since he and
my son, Carlos, were at Hidden Hollow Elementary
together. They had huge news - congratulations to
Drake who just recently got engaged to his girlfriend
of three years! And yes, it did hit me not long after
that I, too, have a son of engagement age…
What an amazing story Heidi Marble and Jen
Curfman shared at the In the Pink luncheon tagged
“Skin Tight Genes” and presented by Memorial
Hermann Northeast Foundation. Lynette Calfee
and Devon Alexander, co-chairs of the luncheon,
were honored for their many years of voluntary
service and looked to be having so much fun as
they danced to an impromptu rendition of Dancing
Queen. Patsy Oliver, Lynn Fields, Judy Luquette,
Cheryl Johnson, Diane Blanco, Barbara Mayfield,
Emmy Lee, Tom Broad, Norman Funderbunk,
Kim Brode, Jenna Dhayer and Cheri Huber were
having a blast watching Scott Brady work the raffle
and auction while enjoying red velvet cake and
strawberry shortcake. No word yet, but I’m sure a
lot of money was raised for a great cause!
Danell’s Fine Jewelry is Danell Fields new
business venture though she has been selling jewelry
off and on for years. She specializes in diamonds,
jewelry design, gold and quality pieces at a wholesale
price. She has her own line of unique crosses in 14kt
and silver called Danells as well. After her amazing
jewelry extravaganza at the Kingwood Country
Club where she had thousands in jewelry on display,
Danell is hosting a Holiday Jewelry Show at Raffas
Waterfront Grill on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 5:30 to
9 p.m. Swing by, ooh and ahh over all the sparklies,
have a glass of wine and help your husband out with
his Christmas shopping by getting something off his
list for you!
If you need tickets to the Stilettos Ladies Night
Out for HAAM’s Empty Stocking, go to the HAAM
website or drop by the HAAM Resale Shop on Black
Cat Ridge. You can also drop by the next Stilettos
gathering and come find me – I’ll be the one selling
tickets and collecting wine donations!
More Rush news from Kingwood Area Alumnae
Panhellenic:
At Texas Tech University: Caitlin Ferris – Alpha
Phi; Kelly Fletcher, Nicole Moore, Gabby Snell
– Kappa Alpha Theta; Gabrielle Gutierrez – Alpha
Chi Omega; Caroline Wislar – Chi Omega. At the
University of Arkansas: Madeline Chambers –
Alpha Chi Omega; Laura Manning – Kappa Delta;
Ashlyn Smith, Erin Smith – Zeta Tau Alpha; Sarah
Kathleen Bradley – Alpha Omicron Pi; Madelyn
Schrang – Pi Beta Phi. At Mississippi State
University: Ciera Ortiz – Phi Mu; Maddy Kruitlek
– Delta Delta Delta. At the University of Florida:
Sara Brenner – Pi Beta Phi; Jordyn Heck – Kappa
Alpha Theta. At the University of Nebraska: Haley
Ahrendt and Alex Preston – Pi Beta Phi.
Tickets are still available for the Kingwood/
Humble Area Aggie Moms Club Annual Traditions
Banquet on Nov. 12. Themed “Howdy Tailgate,” this
year’s banquet will feature Dave South, broadcast
announcer for Aggie football. There are some giant
prize packages for the raffle as well so don’t forget
those tickets.
I hope you all had a fun Halloween – now it’s
on to Turkey Day!
See you out and about!
Drop me an Email: [email protected]
Check out my Website: YourGrandAffair.com
Send me a text at: 281-318-1619
Friend me on Facebook: Lait Doux
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ColleGE- Kingwood
8 a.m.
Join the Heartwalk for a fun family
day and an awesome cause Nov. 8.
TheAmerican
Heart
Association
and Memorial Hermann
Northeast Hospital are gearing
up for the 2014 Greater Lake Houston
Heart & Stroke Walk. Participants should mark their calendars for
Saturday, Nov. 8, to join in for a fun family day and a good cause.
The walk will feature family fun and physical fitness to promote
walking as a part of a healthy lifestyle, while raising funds to support
cardiovascular research and educational programs for the American Heart
Association. American Heart Association-funded research has yielded many
important discoveries such as CPR, life-extending drugs, pacemakers,
bypass surgery, the heart-lung machine and surgical techniques to repair
heart defects.
The research performed by the AHA has helped thousands of
individuals, including Taylor Adair, age 13, who is alive today due in part
to the efforts of the American Heart Association. Taylor was diagnosed
as an infant with Dextrocardia, a congenital defect in which the heart
is positioned in the right side, rather than the left side, of the chest.
Taylor underwent her first surgery at seven months of age to correct
complications due to the condition, as well as a hole in her heart.
“I’ve learned a lot from it all,” said Taylor. “The doctors I had
when I was younger were amazing, and through all the research
they’ve become ten times better.”
Taylor will face another surgery in a few years to repair the
hole in her heart, but she doesn’t let her condition slow her
down or diminish her enthusiasm for life or school.
“I really enjoy all of my classes because I have such great
teachers,” said Taylor, who is grateful for the support of
her school. “I’m just happy to be alive.”
Kim Koehn, a representative from the American
Heart Association, encourages anyone and everyone
in the area to participate in the walk and in the
efforts of the association.
“The Greater Lake Houston community
puts their best foot forward when it comes
to participating in the American Heart
Association’s Heart Walk. Last year, the
community shattered the fundraising
and participation goals, and under the
leadership of chair Heath Rushing, we
are positioned to once again have our
best year ever,” said Koehn.
“The mission of the AHA is to
build healthier communities, free of
cardiovascular disease and stroke,
and we couldn’t do it without our
amazing volunteers and the support
of our community partners like
Memorial
Hermann
Northeast,
Insperity, Humble ISD and so many
others. Lone Star College Kingwood is
always a fabulous host to the walk and
provides such a beautiful route for our
walkers,” said Koehn.
The walk will begin at 8 a.m.,
and everyone is encouraged to join. To
participate in the annual event, walkers
can register online by visiting greaterlake
houstonheartwalk.org or by calling 713610-5077. There is no registration fee, but
donations are appreciated. Individuals are
encouraged to team up and walk as part of a
company or with friends and family.
For more information about the American
Heart Association, visit americanheart.org.
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THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
FamilyTime announces 2014
Women of Achievement
Sugar Plum Tea kicks
off “The Nutcracker Ballet”
As a kickoff to the annual holiday
production of “The Nutcracker Ballet”
Kingwood Dance Theatre will host its
11th annual Sugar Plum Tea. This magical
afternoon for parents and children will be
held Sunday, Nov. 9, at the Nathaniel Center,
804 Russell Palmer Road in Kingwood,
from 2:30-5 p.m.
The tea will feature finger foods
with a variety of desserts, a mini-preview
performance of “The Nutcracker Ballet”
and complimentary admission to the Sugar
Plum Salon, where little girls will receive
hair, makeup and nail makeovers. Guests
will meet “The Nutcracker” cast
members in full costume, and for
a small donation, may have their
picture made with the
Sugar Plum Fairy.
Kingwood
Dance
Theatre’s
Nutcracker
Boutique will be
open for early
holiday
shopping.
As part of this
fundraiser, a variety
of lovely packages
geared toward both
children and adults
will be raffled and
auctioned at the tea.
Kingwood
Dance Theatre is
a classical preprofessional
ballet company (in residence at Rowland
School of Ballet) under the direction of
Sheryl Rowland. The nonprofit organization
brings professional-level productions to the
Humble/Kingwood and Greater Houston
areas. Kingwood Dance Theatre will present
its 28th annual full-length production of
“The Nutcracker Ballet” Dec. 6 and 7 at the
Atascocita High School Theater.
Tickets to the Sugar Plum Tea are
$25 (lap children under 2 are free) and are
available for purchase at Rowland School of
Ballet, 1320 Kingwood Drive. Reserved
tables of eight may be purchased
for $300. Seating is limited.
Raffle tickets, as well as tickets to
“The Nutcracker Ballet,” will
be sold at the event.
Sugar Plum Tea tickets
go on sale Saturday,
Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. at the
Rowland School
of Ballet,
1 3 2 0
K ingw ood
Drive. For more
information, call
281-358-4616.
Tickets go on sale
Oct. 11 for the Sugar
Plum Tea, the kickoff to “The
Nutcracker Ballet.” Photo by
Charles Falk
Photography
The 2014 Women of Achievement are, front row, from left: Juda Myers, Carrie Brinsden and Emmy Lee. Second row, India Loth and Marie Halvatzis. Third row, Erica Johnston, Sara Rushing and Connie Chandler. Fourth row, Katy Weirich and Lynn Beckwith.
Fifth row, Elizabeth Chapman and Beth Higgins. Not pictured: Shannon Deitz.
On Sunday, Oct. 26, FamilyTime Crisis
and Counseling Center held a reception to
introduce the 2014 Women of Achievement.
The women were recognized for playing
a large role in building strength in the
community through individual commitments
and achievements. As each woman was
introduced, they received enthusiastic
applause from a room full of previously
honored Women of Achievement.
FamilyTime
will
honor
these
outstanding women and the organization’s
38 years of service to the community at
the annual Women of Achievement Hearts
of Gold Gala to be held Jan.17, 2015 at the
Hyatt Regency Downtown Houston. ABC13 Anchor Erik Barajas will once again be
the emcee. Guests will enjoy a gourmet
dinner, awards presentation, auctions and
dancing. They will also be helping to raise
funds so FamilyTime can continue to assist
women and children in the community who
are victims of Domestic Violence. Tickets
are $125 per person; $1,250 per table of 10.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
For more information, email Gala Chair
Susan Meinholz at [email protected]
gmail.com or check online at familytimeccc.
org/events.
FamilyTime provides free crisis
intervention, counseling, support groups, a
24-hour crisis helpline, case management
and legal advocacy services to victims of
abuse, including domestic violence, sexual
assault and child abuse. They also offer
low-cost counseling for non-victims. “The
Door,” FamilyTime’s shelter for women and
children who are fleeing domestic violence,
is the only such shelter in north Harris and
south Montgomery counties. Since opening
in July 1996, it has provided a safe haven
and crisis services to more than 5,000
women and children.
The 2014 Women of Achievement
are: Education – Elizabeth Chapman; The
Arts – Beth Higgins; Entrepreneur – Lynn
Beckwith; Spirit of FamilyTime – Katy
Weirich; Business – Connie Chandler;
Homemaker – Sara Rushing; Visionary
– Emmy Lee; Community Activist – Erica
Johnston; Human Services – Marie
Halvatzis; Volunteer – India Loth; Women’s
Advocate – Juda Myers and Shannon Deitz;
and Special Recognition – Carrie Brinsden.
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WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
The Ice Wine
Cometh
There are sweet wines
and then there are really,
really sweet wines, called
dessert wines. Dessert
wines are served with or
instead of dessert. There
are two traditional ways
to make dessert wine;
with frozen grapes or
with rotting grapes. While
you’re contemplating wine
made from rotting grapes,
we’ll talk about ice-wine.
It is believed icewine got its start in
Germany in 1794. In cold
climates, grapes can be
left on the vine beyond
traditional harvest times
until the temperature falls
below 19 degrees. At that
temperature, much of the
water freezes out of the
grapes, leaving the sugar
and other solids behind.
Pressing the grapes while
they are frozen produces
a very concentrated juice.
Because this juice is so
sweet, when fermentation
infested with a fungus
called botrytis cinerea. The
French
euphemistically
call this fungus “noble rot.”
The fungus sucks the water
out of the grapes and leaves
behind concentrated sugar.
It also introduces flavors
of apricots and honey
into the grapes. Besides
Sauternes, noble rot is also
responsible for the German
Beerenauslese (BA) and
Tr o c k e n b e e r e n a u s l e s e
(TBA) wine classifications
as
well
as
dessert
wines from many other
countries.
It takes time for the
botrytis cinerea to do its
thing, so like ice wines,
noble-rot wines are usually
harvested late in the season.
It is for this reason that
you will often hear these
wines referred to as lateharvest wines. The first
noble rot and ice-wines
were probably created
by accident. A harvest is
delayed, mold forms on
the grapes or the grapes
freeze, the grapes are used
is stopped at 12-13 percent
alcohol, there is still a
great deal of sugar left in
the wine. The result is a
concentrated and intensely
sweet dessert wine.
The
two
most
commonly used ice-wine
grape varieties are Riesling,
known for its acidity and
mineral notes, and Vidal,
known for flavors of honey,
apricot and tangerine. Both
of these varieties can stand
up to the riggers of the icewine-making process. The
most famous ice-wines
are the German Eiswein,
but ice-wines are also
made in Canada, the U.S.,
Australia, France and other
countries with sufficiently
cold weather.
Now for the rotting
grapes. You may have
heard of Sauternes, among
the most well-known
dessert wines in the world.
It is made from rotting
grapes; specifically grapes
Dessert wines, whether ice-wine or botrytis
cinerea, are among Bacchus’s most magnificent
creations. They are fragrant, lusciously fruity,
intensely sweet but not sugary, nectar-like
liquids that explode on your palate. As an
exemplar, I’ve included Chateau d’Yquem
Sauterns from Bordeaux; one of the finest
botrytis cinerea-style dessert wines. Let’s
just say that this wine costs more than
most of us spend on food for a week.
Fortunately, there are also some good
dessert wines available at a much more
reasonable price. I’ve included two; an
ice-wine, the Jackson Triggs Vidal IceWine from Canada, and a botrytis cinerea,
the Stump Jump Sticky Chardonnay from
Australia. If you haven’t already, you
really must try a dessert wine.
Cost: $$ out of $$$$$
Food Pairings
Meat and Seafood: Poached, grilled, fried,
baked or roasted
Sauce: au jus, chili, white
Cheese: hard cow, hard sheep
Taste Profile:
Notes: This wine displays a rich golden
hue with alluring aromas of ripe peaches
and delicate violets. Succulent honeyed fruit
flavours of nectarines and citrus, balanced
by fine refreshing acidity, caress the palate
with an exquisite silky finish. 187ml bottle
QuickClass: Sweet White
The Stump Jump Sticky Chardonnay
Maker: D’Arenberg
Style: Dessert Wine, White Varietal
Grape(s): Chardonnay
Appellation: McLaren Vale
Cost: $$ out of $$$$$
Food Pairings
Meat and Seafood: Poached,
grilled,
fried, baked or roasted
Sauce: au jus, chili, white
Cheese: hard cow, hard sheep
Taste Profile:
Notes: The nose is packed with
rich flavors of marmalade, kumquat,
ripe peach and orange butter. The
palate is unctuous with the kumquat
character coming through and layers
of yellow peach, butterscotch and
a hint of green apple. The finish
has a touch of lemon acidity with
a lingering orange rind character.
187ml bottle
QuickClass: Sweet White
Sauternes
Maker: Chateau d’Yquem
Style: Dessert Wine, White
Varietal
Grape(s): Sémillon, Sauvignon
Blanc, and Muscadelle
Appellation:
Sauterns
Bordeaux
Cost: $$$$$ out of $$$$$
Food Pairings
Meat and Seafood: Poached,
grilled, fried, baked or roasted
Sauce: au jus, chili, white
Cheese: hard cow, hard sheep
Taste Profile:
Notes:
Rich,
opulent
concentrated
and
full-bodied.
Medium gold with a honeyed,
oaky, flowery, tropical fruit bouquet,
magnificent and unique
QuickClass: Sweet White
Vidal Eiswein
Maker: Jackson Triggs
Style: Dessert Wine,
Varietal
Grape(s): Vidal
Appellation: Canada
anyway and, viola, they
found themselves with
a delicious sweet wine.
The yield from frozen and
noble-rot grapes is small,
so this type of wine can be
relatively expensive.
A dessert wine can be
dessert in itself, so don’t
hesitate to serve dessert
wine alone as dessert. If
you want to serve dessert
wine with dessert, bakery
sweets
like
almond
biscuits make a good
match, as do poached
pairs;
sweet
melons
such as honeydew; fruits
such as apples, cherries,
peaches, etc.; or tarts
made from these fruits.
Take care that the wine
is sweeter than the food,
otherwise the wine will
taste sour. Beyond dessert,
sweet wines also pair
well with some high-fat,
savory dishes, like sauted
foie gras. Dessert wines
are normally served in
small quantities, usually
two ounces or less, in an
aperitif-style glass.
Local oenophile David Dickson has been
a wine educator for nearly 30 years. He
welcomes questions and suggestions for
columns at [email protected] Visit
his website at winetimenewsletter.
com for past columns and
more about enjoying wine.
White
Slice of Life
Build Your Own Bowl
Description: Genghis Grill offers an array of ingredients for patrons to choose their perfect combination
of protein (All Natural Chicken Breast, Fiesta Lime
Chicken, Spicy Sriracha Chicken, Cajun Chicken,
Pork, Turkey, Ham, Pepperoni, Sausage, Sliced Beef,
Sirloin Steak Tips, Khan’s Crab, Marinated White
Fish, Calamari, Scallops), seasoning (Salt, Black
Pepper, Yellow Curry Salt, Citrus Garlic Herb, Cayenne, Lemon Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes, Ginger,
Garlic, Cajun Dragon Salt, Steakhouse Blend), vegetables (Three Bean Trio, Tofu, Carrots, Onions, Green
Beans, Bean Sprouts, Bamboo Shoots, Red and Green
Bell Peppers, Cabbage, Celery, Potatoes, Water Chestnuts, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Mandarin Oranges,
Pico de Gallo, Pineapples, Tomato, Baby Corn, Jalapenos, Bok Choy, Broccoli, Cilantro, Green Onions,
Mushrooms, Spinach, Snow/Snap Peas), sauce ( Garlic Water, Stir Fry, Honey Soy, Roasted Tomato, Island Teriyaki, 3G, Sweet N Sour, Red Curry Peanut,
Mongo BBQ, Dragon, Ginger Citrus, Szechuan, Chili
Garlic, Khan Pao, Khanzu) and starch (Steamed Rice,
Brown Rice, Fried Rice, Udon Noodles, Spiral Pasta,
Tortillas, Cabbage). Shown is the Pineapple Teriyaki
Chicken bowl. A regular bowl is $9.49 for lunch and
$10.49 for dinner.
Try a slice at:
Genghis Grill
9490 FM 1960 W.
Phone: 281-964-4000
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 11a.m.-11 p.m.
To recommend a slice, email
[email protected]
From one of America’s
finest food writers, the
former restaurant critic
for The New York Times,
comes a definitive, timeless guide to Thanksgiving
dinner – “Thanksgiving
– How to Cook it Well.”
From the planning of the
meal to the washing of the
last plate, Thanksgiving
poses more – and more
vexing – problems for the
home cook than any other
holiday. In this smartly
written, beautifully illustrated, recipe-filled book,
Sam Sifton, the Times’
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expert, delivers a message
of great comfort and solace: “There is no need for
fear. You can cook a great meal on Thanksgiving.”
Journey to yesteryear coming to Jones Park
While time travel isn’t
yet possible, visitors to Jesse
H. Jones Park and Nature
Center can get a firsthand
experience of the days of
yesteryear at Pioneer Day
Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10
a.m.- 4 p.m.
Imagine lively, oldfashioned music coming
from a cabin porch, the
aroma of campfire in
the distance and settlers
grinding corn nearby as the
sights, sounds and smells of
an 1830s Texas settlement
and
American
Indian
village come to life.
With
authentically
outfitted
re-enactors,
old-fashioned
games,
interactive experiences and
musical performances by
the Celtaire String Band
and Fretted Friends, this
free event will leave visitors
pining for the past.
Visitors can kick-off
the fun with a hayride to
the park’s Redbud Hill
Homestead for popular
settler-era games including
stilts, a stick and hoop
game, corn cob toss, rope
tug-of-war and horseshoes.
There will also be
activities like grinding corn,
butter churning, washing
clothes on a washboard,
weaving and spinning
thread, writing with a quill
pen and ink, and practicing
archery.
Children can enjoy
making a variety of crafts
including
ropes,
corn
husk dolls, paper bonnets
and beaded bracelets.
Additionally, pioneer-style
clothing and other artifacts
will be on hand for a photo
opportunity in a covered
wagon.
The
festival
also
includes plenty of settler
skill
demonstrations
throughout the homestead,
including woodworking,
leatherworking,
wood
shingle making, rail splitting
and military drills. Other
demonstrations
include
black powder weaponry,
fire starting, hide tanning,
fabric dyeing, gardening
and blacksmithing. Samples
of fresh cornbread, yaupon
tea, jerky, freshly churned
butter and other outdoor
cooking will also be
available.
The Akokisa Indian
Village will host interpreters
of American Indian lore and
artifacts, including flutes
and other instruments.
Five structures covered
with palmetto leaves have
been recreated, including
a chickee, sweat lodge and
council lodge.
Hand-crafted items
such as leather pouches,
bonnets, yarn dolls, flint
knapped arrowheads and
necklaces made by Jones
Park’s arts and crafts
volunteers will be available
for purchase at the Peddler
Wagon and Settler Store.
Concessions offered will
include chicken sandwiches,
hotdogs, chips and drinks.
All event proceeds
help defray the cost of the
diverse ongoing and special
programs at the park.
For more information
about the park or any of
the activities and programs
offered, call 281-446-8588
or visit hcp4.net/jones.
WORSHIP DIRECTORY
5520 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, TX 77345
281.360.5555
Dr. Jim Davis, senior Pastor
Sunday Worship Times
Traditional 8 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Contemporary 9 a.m.
www.fpc-kingwood.org
Worship Times
SundayS
8:00 a.m. Holy Communion Service
9:00 a.m. Christian Education
10:15 a.m. Holy Communion Service
10:15 a.m. new Light Service
“Your Place to Belong”
Barry Jeffries, Pastor
Worship | 10:50am
(Childcare provided for all morning services)
5p.m. Holy Communion Service
6:30 p.m. Taize Service – Second Sunday of the month
WEdnESdayS
6:30p.m. Holy Communion Service with Healing
The Rev. William T. Richter
2929 Woodland Hills Dr. Kingwood 77339
281-358-3154 • GoodShepherdKingwood.org
Sunday School | 9:30am
Kids Church | 10:50am
19901 Townsen Blvd. East
Humble, TX 77338
Sunday Worship
281.446.8168
9:30 & 10:50 a.m.
www.hafbc.com
Sunday LifeGroups
8:15, 9:30 & 10:50 a.m.
Interpretation for the Deaf provided
5707 Kingwood Dr. at Willow Terrace
281.361.6800 | www.woodridge.org
Greg Wallace | Senior Pastor
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THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
community calendar
Kingwood Area Republican Women (KARW) support
two projects that foster literacy within the community.
The Mamie Eisenhower Library Project encourages the
donation of patriotic/values books to the Kingwood
library. This project was established in 1961 to foster
Republican philosophy and ideas through the donation
of subject related books and videos to libraries, schools
and other institutions. In addition, KARW supports the
Barbara Bush Literacy Library Project. This project was KM4B made Kingwood High School proud with their outstanding precision marching performance at the disfounded by the former first lady March 6, 1989. Thir- trict UIL competition Oct. 11-12.
teen books were donated to the Kingwood Library in
support of the programs. “The Flight of the Eagle,” by up to bring a dish, call AUMC
Conrad Black, was donated at the September meeting Goodtimers food co-ordinator
in honor of the keynote speaker, Toni Anne Dashiell, the at 21-852-1000. For more
National Committee Woman for Texas. It was present- information, call Ed Brewton at
ed to Kingwood Librarian Christi Whittington by Devon 281-689-1976 or Clarice Cangemi
Alexander.
at 281-454-4643. All adults 50COLLEGE HOSTS
NATIONAL MUSIC
COMPETITION
Lone Star College-Kingwood
will host 800 singers, voice faculty
and pianists from colleges and
universities in a three-state region
for the 2014 National Association
of Teachers of Singing (NATS).
Preliminary rounds are scheduled
for Nov. 5-7 and the semi-finals
and finals will be held Saturday,
Nov. 8, at the college and at First
Presbyterian Church in Kingwood.
On Friday, Nov. 7, international
operatic star soprano, Ana María
Martínez, will give a concert at 8
p.m. at First Presbyterian Church
of Kingwood. Limited tickets
remain; to purchase tickets, visit
www.lhmas.org. On Saturday,
Nov. 8, the finals of the upper
college divisions will be held
at First Presbyterian Church
beginning at 7 p.m. Singers will
be dressed in their best evening
gowns and tuxedos as they vie for
first prize. Free.
KINGWOOD BIG
BAND TO FEATURE
LATIN JAZZ
The popular sound of the
Kingwood Big Band will be
resonating with a new Latin beat
at their upcoming concert this fall.
The band is introducing a new
Latin Jazz Ensemble, Chévere, and
will feature composer Joe Gallardo
on trombone during their concert.
Performances will be held Friday
and Saturday, Nov. 14 and 15, at
7:30 p.m. on the Performance Arts
Center Main Stage at the college
campus. Tickets for the event are
$15 and may be purchased at the
door. For more information, visit
www.lhmas.org/concerts-tickets/
seasons-tickets or email FAlfredo.
[email protected]
COLLEGE TO HOST
DANCE SHOWCASE
The Lone Star College
Kingwood Dance Department
will host the fall Dance Student
Showcase,
“Where
Dancers
Become Artists,” Friday Nov. 14,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Fitness Training
Center Dance Studio (FTC 101) on
campus. The Showcase includes
more than 13 works, including
solos and small-to-large group
works of various styles and topics.
Tickets are $5 and are available
in advance from Dance Ensemble
members or at the door the day of
the event. For more information,
contact Amy Smith at Amy.
[email protected]
ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD
GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY
Those interested in genealogy
are invited to attend the monthly
meetings of the AtascocitaKingwood Genealogical Society.
The meetings are held the
second Sunday of each month at
Rosemont Assisted Living, 6450
Kings Park Way in Atascocita,
at 3 p.m. Each monthly program
is presented to help the members
and visitors obtain a better
understanding of genealogical
research. For more information,
contact Ann Parkinson at 281852-6803 or visit atascocitakingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org.
ALZHEIMER’S/
DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS
SUPPORT GROUP
The
Lake
Houston
Alzheimer’s
and
Dementia
Caregivers Support Group holds
a monthly meeting for family
members and caregivers of persons
with Alzheimer’s disease and
other dementia-related disorders.
Meetings are held on the second
Monday of each month from
7-8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd
Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland
Hills Drive. For more information,
contact Barbara Hemphill at 281361-7786 or e-mail [email protected]
synapsesite.net.
BLUE STAR MOTHERS
The Blue Star Mothers of
America Houston Chapter is a
support group for parents and
family members of those serving
in the military. They meet on the
fourth Tuesday of each month at
7 p.m. at the American Legion
Hall, 307 Charles Street in
Humble. If interested in joining
or for more information, visit
bsmhoustonarea.org or email
b l u e s t a r m o m s h o u s t o n a re a @
yahoo.com. Sign-in is at 6:45.
GATHERING PLACE
The Gathering Place is a
free respite care service offered
once a month by Holy Comforter
Lutheran Church in partnership
with Interfaith Care Partners. It
is a program for caregivers of
loved ones with dementia, stroke,
Parkinson’s and early stage
Alzheimer’s. The Gathering Place
meets the first Friday of every
month, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at Holy
Comforter Lutheran Church,
1901 Woodland Hills Drive in
Kingwood. For information, call
281-358-6500.
GOODTIMERS
This
non-denominational
group of older adults is sponsored
by Atascocita United Methodist
Church. The meetings are held
the second Thursday of each
month in the AUMC Life Center,
19325 Pinehurst Trail Drive. The
next meeting will be Nov. 13.
There will be a brief business
meeting beginning at 10:30 a.m.
followed by the program at 11.
Following the program there will
be a Thanksgiving lunch. To sign
plus are invited to attend.
HUMBLE AREA RETIRED
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
HARTA invites all retired
Texas educational personnel in
the area to come and be a part
of a vibrant, involved and fun
organization. One does not have
to be retired from a district in this
area. The group offers numerous
activities, speakers and reports
on legislative issues and personal
benefits. The next meeting is
Dec. 8 at Eggers Instructional
Support Center, 4810 Magnolia
Cove Drive, Kingwood. Social
Time/Meet and Greet is at 9:30
a.m. followed by the meeting at
10. For more information, call
Sandye Nelson at 281-923-3119
or email [email protected]
INTERNATIONAL
LADIES CLUB
The ILC was founded by
a small group of foreign-born
women living in Kingwood. The
club’s mission is primarily a
social one: to allow women from
any part of the world to interact
with each other in friendship and
to let them share their interest
in the world, in its cultures and
diversity. The club is open to
everyone. Regular meetings
are the third Thursday of the
month, September through May.
For more information, contact
Claudine Cloots at 281 221 9477
or [email protected]
KINGWOOD AREA
DEMOCRATS
The
Kingwood
Area
Democrats meets the first
Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
at the Kings Crossing Apartments
Clubhouse, 4545 Kingwood Drive.
The program includes refreshments
and social time, and all are invited
to attend. For more information,
visit kingwoodareademocrats.org
or call 281-360-6880.
HUMBLE AREA
GENEALOGICAL
MEETINGS
The
Humble
Area
Genealogical Society (THAGS)
meets the second Monday of each
month from September through
May at the Humble Senior Activity
Center, 1401 South Houston
Avenue, in Humble. Monthly
meetings will have a program
regarding genealogy research,
tools and techniques. There will
be field trips frequently to the
Clayton Genealogy Research
Library in Houston. THAGS
serves the greater Lake Houston
Area. Meetings start at 7 p.m.
Visitors are always welcome.
For more information, go to
rootsweb.com/~txthags or email
[email protected] or call
Ronnie Janecka at 281-454-5545.
The Creative Learning Center in the Atascocita Presbyterian Church is having their annual Thanksgiving Food Drive For HAAM (Humble Area Assistance Ministries). The Creative Learning Center is a Preschool and Children’s Day Out program for children ages
1 through age 5 with a total of 182 children in both programs. The Atascocita Kroger
kindly donates the bags each year for us to distribute to each child in the school and they
return them full of gravy and stuffing mixes. Thank you to Kroger and all of our wonderful parents that give generously to help so many families during the Holiday Season.
Enjoying a recent Bunko With A Twist party are Hi Neighbor members: (back row, from
left) Judy Miles, Jane Milligan, Nina Prisco, Cheryl Daciek, Nga Jackson, Debbie
Campbell (hostess and president of Hi Neighbor), Kay Caffey and Lee Ann Sprick. (Front
row, from left) Marsha Friedman, Connie Shifferd, Janice Maurer and Karen Lombardo.
The friendly members of Hi Neighbor would like to offer the opportunity to meet many
new amazing women and enjoy numerous social activities in the community. One of
the most popular activities, Bunko, has daytime and nighttime games which meet in
members’ homes. “Bunko With A Twist” is a popular group that meets in the evening
and offers delicious wines, cheeses and finger foods, along with the humorous antics
of a fun-loving group of ladies. The membership of more than 400 also has a luncheon
once a month, where 150-200 women enjoy fabulous food at Raffa’s or at the Kingwood
Country Club. Entertainment is always a highlight. Call Connie Shifferd at 832-603-9299
for reservations or e-mail [email protected]
The National Champion Kingwood Fillies will hold their annual dance clinic Saturday,
Nov. 15, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Kingwood High School. The clinic is open to dancers
from Pre-K (4 years) through high school. The cost is $40 which includes a T-shirt, if registration is received by Nov. 7 ($45 after Nov. 7). To register, visit kingwoodfillies.net.
Members of the National Charity League Kings Trails Class of 2020 admire the work of the Flamingo Flockers
from their organization in the yard of Merry and Richard Lobrecht in Kingwood. Lois Cartwright, owner of All
About Style Interiors, flocked the Lobrechts by making a donation to the NCL Kings Trails Chapter. Throughout the
year, the mother/daughter league raises money for its philanthropies by taking donations to decorate yards with
dozens of pink flamingos to celebrate birthdays or special occasions. For Halloween, the NCL Kings Trails chapter
offered Boo! Flamingo Flocking, in which a small pumpkin and letter was left at the recipient’s doorstep along
with the yard flamingos. For more information, contact Collette Remkes at 713-298-5682 or [email protected]
From left are Addie Weymss, Jazzy Umrysh, Avery Herring and Alexis Remkes.
Pictured at the recent FamilyTime Purple Ribbon luncheon are Kingwood Women’s Club members Judy
Miles, active volunteer and member, and Donna Weiner, sponsor chair. The Kingwood Country Club recently
hosted the FamilyTime Purple Ribbon luncheon. Women of the Kingwood Women’s Club, an amazing organization, attended in force as they are committed to
providing volunteer services to projects and fundraisers
for needed area ministries. Members work for the betterment of the community. Active women bring unique
talents, energy and enthusiasm in volunteering their
time to Feed My Lambs, The Gathering Place, Humble
Area Assistance Ministries, Society of St. Stephens,
North Belt Elementary, River Pines Elementary, Adopt
an Angel, Community Events, FamilyTime, Hearing and
Vision Screening, the Kingwood Library and Project
Mammogram.
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WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
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KINGWOOD AREA
QUILT GUILD
This group meets the first
Thursday of the month (some
exceptions for holidays) at 7 p.m.
at Good Shepherd Episcopal
Church, 2929 Woodland Hills
Drive, in Kingwood. There is
social time, followed by a speaker,
with a workshop typically held
the next day at Humble Sewing
Center. For more information, visit
kingwoodareaquiltguild.com.
Hi Neighbor, a social club
that offers activities and
community involvement,
had their October luncheon
at Raffa’s, where dynamic
members enjoyed “Pinktober,” a breast cancer awareness theme. Decorating in
pink decor and balloons,
and wearing pink, the
members shared a delicious
meal, a dynamic program,
and the sounds of the band,
“The Grateful Geezers.”
Please email [email protected]
hineighborkingwood.com
for more information about
attending a meeting or
joining. The Pinktober event
featured the “survivors of
breast cancer” members
who attended.
TOPS, is a fun, economical,
weekly weight-loss support group
that meets each Thursday evening
at The Terrace, 929 Rockmead
Drive in Kingwood. Weigh-in is
from 6-6:30 p.m. and meeting from
6:45-7:30 p.m. Visitors welcome.
Prospective members can visit one
time free. For more information,
visit tops.org or contact Debbie
Brubaker at 281-359-7276.
KINGWOOD AREA
REPUBLICAN WOMEN
The group meets the third
Wednesday of each month, except
during the summer, at 11 a.m.
at the Kingwood Country Club.
For more information, call Chris
Parker at 281-360-8118 or visit
kingwoodarearepublicanwomen.org.
KINGWOOD FARMERS’
MARKET
The market is held every
Thursday at Town Center Park
in Kingwood from 3-7 p.m. and
features certified vendors offering
locally grown produce, Indian food,
jellies and jams, artisan breads,
orchids and much more. For more
information, visit towncenterevents.
com/farmersmarket.
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KINGWOOD GARDEN CLUB
The Kingwood Garden
Club meets the first Tuesday
of the month from SeptemberMay. Meetings are held at Good
Shepherd Episcopal Church,
2929 Woodland Hills Drive in
Kingwood, at 9 a.m. A half-hour
social period is followed by a
main program designed to appeal
to those who are interested in
widening their knowledge of
horticulture, floral art, etc.
KINGWOOD
SEWING GUILD
The Kingwood Sewing
Guild meets the first Thursday of
each month at 10 a.m. at Humble
Sewing Center, 19333 Highway
59, Suite 105. The group will be
having different challenges each
month. Visitors are welcome.
The home of Lynn and Purvis Harper at 1427 Baron Grove is Kingwood Garden Club’s
November Yard of the Month. The front raised beds remind one of a perfect study of
classic Monetisque colors skillfully blended to accent creative landscaping. As the garden wraps around the house in pleasing lines of native trees and colorful wide flowering
beds, the intimate rear garden comes into view. A large ceramic fountain serves as both
a focal point and an opportunity for peaceful sounds to attract birds. The seclusion of
the rear garden is insured by multiple plantings of tropical shrubs and more native trees.
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KINGWOOD
WOMEN’S CLUB
This volunteer organization
is dedicated to “Caring for our
Community.” They meet on the
third Thursday of each month
at 9:30 a.m. at The Overlook in
Atascocita. Members volunteer
more than 6,000 hours annually
to local charities and work like
elves preparing for the Holiday
Marketplace held each October.
For information, email [email protected]
aol.com.
LAKE HOUSTON
AREA ARTISTS
Meetings include Show and
Tell of artists’ new work, a monthly
art challenge, and dozens of artists
who can help new members find
their way in art. The next meeting
will be Tuesday, Nov. 18, at
Homewood Suites, just north of
Kingwood Drive in Kingwood
PARC. Social time will be at
6:30 and the meeting will begin
at 7. For more information, visit
lakehoustonareaartists.com
or
find them on Facebook at Lake
Houston Area Artists, formerly
Kingwood Art Society.
Dancing to the lively tunes of the “Grateful Geezer”
band is Billie Breland-Smith with Rene’ Johnson and
MinhChau with Nedra Karp.
The Humble Area Retired Teachers Association welcomes all retired Texas educational personnel to join
their club. Member Sunny Smith provided this handcrafted quilt as a scholarship fund item.
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WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
The views are fantastic in Monterey County, like
this vineyard, top left. Clockwise, roses often mark
the end of the grapevine rows. Did you know that
Castroville is the Artichoke Capital of the World
and that Marilyn Monroe was the first Artichoke
Queen in 1947? The incredible Monterey Bay is
legendary where snoozing sea lions crowd a quiet
dock, where Whisper Charters offer a luxurious,
up close view of the Elkhorn Slough and where
all boats make memorable journeys. Many local
eateries, like the Haute Enchilada, offer an
incredible array of fresh seafood and local produce.
Tucked away along the
California coastline, stretching
to Salinas, the birthplace of
John Steinbeck, is Monterey
County; a burgeoning oasis
of wine, wildlife, legacy and
more. During our time in
Monterey County, we tasted
our way through wineries, took
a wildlife watching cruise,
visited places of influence for
many a Steinbeck story and
sampled the farm-fresh foods
of Salinas, California’s salad
bowl.
Do
The National Steinbeck
Center Museum
Born and raised in
Salinas, Steinbeck pulled
inspiration from Monterey
County for many of his famed
novels such as “East of Eden,”
“Cannery
Row,”
“Sweet
Thursday” and “Tortilla Flat”
to name a few. In Salinas, the
National Steinbeck Center
Museum pays tribute to his life
and work. Put yourself in his
shoes as you meander through
this interactive museum where
his stories come to life.
Wildlife watching with
Whisper Charters
If it’s wildlife you seek,
look no further than Elkhorn
Slough. More than 3,000
acres of marsh and tidal flats
make up the slough, one of
the last undisturbed wetlands
in California. Hundreds of
species of birds, fish and
invertebrates call Elkhorn
Slough their home. During
your charter cruise expect to
see seals, sea lions, otters and
more.
Wine
Traveling down River
Road in Salinas Valley, you
will find more than two dozen
wineries. White arrows mark
the path, leading you where
you need to go and entry to
many of the wineries is free.
The Salinas Valley provides
stunning scenery and is an ideal
destination for any wine lover.
St. Lucia Winery
- Hahn Estate
Enjoy the view of the
Salinas Valley at The Hahn
Estate Tasting Room as you
sip on some of their awardwinning wines. Tastings are
offered daily and picnic areas
are available to visitors. For
those looking for a bit of
adventure, Hahn offers ATV
tours of the vineyard. You’ll
enjoy an educational tour of
the winery complete with a
reserve tasting in their VIP
tasting room. To learn more,
visit hahnwinery.com.
Talbott Vineyards
For Chardonnay and Pinot
Noir, it’s Talbott Vineyards
you’ll want to visit. A must-try
is their Sleepy Hollow Pinot
Noir and their Sleepy Hollow
Chardonnay. These delicious
wines are all derived from
fruit found within Monterey
County. For more information,
visit talbottvineyards.com.
De Tierra Vineyard
Of the land, De Tierra
Vineyard sources their grapes
from favorable, unique soils to
provide some of the best wines
in Monterey County. But wine
isn’t the only thing you’ll find
at De Tierra as they also have
olive orchards used to produce
their own olive oils. To learn
more, visit detierra.com.
Puma Road Winery
As a third generation
Monterey County farmer,
Ray Franscioni has earned a
reputation among his industry
for producing some of the finest
grapes and now some of the
finest wines. With two decades
of winegrowing experience the
Franscioni family has honed
their skills to create limited
releases like Puma Road.
Puma Road includes Pinot
Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot
Gris limited releases from
the Santa Lucia Highlands.
For more information, visit
pumaroad.com.
Pessagno Winery
At Pessagno Winery, their
passion for winemaking runs
deep. Winemaker Stephen
Pessagno was first introduced
to the art of winemaking when
he was a young boy visiting
their family ranch in Santa
Clara Valley. He took the
inspiration he gained that day
and used it to create Pessagno
Winery
where
limited
quantities of luxury wines are
produced today. To learn more,
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A truly unique opportunity
can be found at The Steinbeck
House where visitors may
browse the gift shop or make
reservations for lunch at
Steinbeck’s boyhood home.
You can find The Steinbeck
House only a few blocks away
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THE TRIBUNE
WEDNESDAY
November 5, 2014
SECTION D
Sports
“I think the main thing is that they
may be young, but they understand
what is expected of them.”
- Charles West, Humble Wildcats head football coach
Mustangs win homecoming
VARSITY
FOOTBALL
SCHEDULE
DISTRICT 16-6A
KINGWOOD VS. THE
WOODLANDS
SATURDAY, NOV. 8
@ WOODFOREST
STADIUM
SUMMER CREEK
VS. OAK RIDGE
THURSDAY, NOV. 6
@ WOODFOREST
STADIUM 7 P.M.
DISTRICT 21-5A
HUMBLE
VS. GALENA PARK
FRIDAY, NOV. 7
@ TURNER STADIUM
7 P.M.
KINGWOOD PARK
VS. BARBERS HILL
THURSDAY, NOV. 6
@ TURNER STADIUM
6 P.M.
DISTRICT 10-4A
HUFFMAN VS.
LITTLE CYPRESSMAURICEVILLE
FRIDAY, NOV. 7
@ LITTLE CYPRESSMAURICEVILLE 7 P.M.
Kingwood defensive lineman Jarrett Smith lines up against College Park Saturday at Turner Stadium.
By Dave Shurmack
Tribune Correspondent
Homecoming brought out the best in the
Kingwood Mustangs on Saturday afternoon at
Turner Stadium. The Mustangs notched their
second District 16-6A victory in three games
with a 29-21 triumph over College Park. Still
one game remains on the 2014 schedule, a 4
p.m. Saturday encounter with The Woodlands
at Woodforest Bank Stadium. A victory, coupled
with a Summer Creek loss, would send the
Mustangs to the playoffs. Kingwood (3-6, 2-3)
overcame first-half deficits on Saturday of 7-0
and 14-13 to take control in the final two periods.
Kicker Diego Garcia drilled a 32-yard field goal
in the final minute of the third quarter to give the
Mustangs a 16-14 lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
That’s because they tallied twice in the fourth
quarter. Quarterback Randall Graves fired a 63yard touchdown pass to Hammersmith, midway
through the final stanza, and Sewo Olonilua
ripped off a 64-yard touchdown run in the final
minutes to add the finishing touches. College
K-Park hands C.E. King first
loss, prepares for Barbers Hill
By Erich Eisenach
Tribune Correspondent
With three straight wins, including
two wins at home, the Kingwood Park
Panthers football team is heading into
an all-important game with a lot of
momentum.
That all-important game is a
matchup with Barbers Hill on Friday
night which will determine the fourth
and final playoff spot from District 215A, and that momentum that K-Park
has is in large part due to three straight
wins to put them at 4-3 in district play
and 5-4 overall. One of these wins
knocked a district foe from the ranks of
the unbeaten on Saturday night at Turner
Stadium.
The matchup with now former
unbeaten C.E. King, a 31-28 Panthers
win, was a hard-fought battle that went
all the way to the final seconds of the
game. Early on, K-Park got off to a quick
start. Just seconds into the game, they
went 46 yards on three plays, capped off
by a one yard touchdown run by Jaylon
Henderson which put the Panthers up 70.
Two possessions later, the Park
Panthers went 39 yards on three plays,
capped off by a 27-yard touchdown pass
from Henderson to Matthew Reyna for
a 14-0 lead.
However, C.E. King responded
quickly with a 31-yard touchdown from
Johnathan Brantley to Ben Quintero
and a four yard touchdown run by Tray
Williams. Those two touchdowns tied
the game at half, 14-14.
At the start of the second half, the
teams traded touchdowns, with King
getting a three yard touchdown from
Brantley, and the Panthers responding
with a 27-yard touchdown from Robert
Washington which capped an eight
play, 75-yard drive and tied the game
at 21.
In the fourth quarter, the teams
continued to exchange blows, with
Henderson scoring from 13 yards out and
Williams catching a 20-yard touchdown
from Brantley to tie the game for King
at 28.
But with the game on the line, the
Panthers put together an 11 play drive,
ran the clock all the way down and on
the final play of regulation, Matthew
Flaherty kicked a 40-yard field goal for
the game winner.
The previous Saturday night, the
Panthers took a 31-0 halftime lead over
Porter and cruised from there for a 5212 victory, a game in which Henderson
accounted for five touchdowns, three
passing and two running.
Eagles dominate dual swim meet
Competing
in the 400yard freestyle
relay Thursday
against Deer
Park, Atascocita
swimmers Rachel Hicks (right)
finishes and
Hannah Wermeister dives in.
The Atascocita High School
swimming and diving teams topped Deer
Park in a dual meet Thursday at home.
The Eagles won five of the six
relays with the girls sweeping nine of
the events.
Leading the Eagles with a pair of
first-place finishes were Rachel Hicks in
the 200-yard individual medley and the
500-yard freestyle, Matthew Kraemer in
the 200-yard IM and 500-yard freestyle
and Jordan Wheeler in the 100 and
200-yard freestyle. Other first place
winners were Tierney Johnson in the
100-yard butterfly, Hannah Wehrmeister
in the 100-yard backstroke and Sarah
Wehrmeister in the 50-yard freestyle.
Other top three finishers for the
Lady Eagles were Brooke Carter third
in the 100-yard butterfly, Sarah Coward
with a couple of thirds in the 100-yard
freestyle and 100-yard backstroke,
Amanda Maker second in the 50-yard
freestyle, Kenzie May second in the
Park (1-8, 0-5) scored in the final seconds to
close the gap. Kingwood scored twice in the
second quarter. Graves connected on a 29yard touchdown pass to Chandler Teeters and
Olonilua added a 4-yard touchdown run. Graves
threw for 198 yards, completing 12-of-20 passes
while Olonilua led all rushers with 98 yards on
just nine carries. Griffin Lay churned out 59
yards on the ground with 15 tries. Hammersmith
finished with 83 receiving yards on two catches
while Teeters added 51 yards, also on two pass
receptions.
FOOTBALL
ROUNDUP
HUMBLE 13
BARBERS HILL 17
KINGWOOD PARK 31
C.E. KING 28
ATASCOCITA 42
CONROE 20
SUMMER CREEK 14
THE WOODLANDS 63
KINGWOOD 29
COLLEGE PARK 21
HUFFMAN 24
JASPER 41
Kingwood girls win Region II
championship, boys send two to state
The Kingwood
Mustangs girls cross
country team won
the UIL Region II
Cross Country
Championship on
Saturday. Mustangs
(from left) Amy Berg,
Jennifer Poston,
and Erin Greenwood
sprint to the finish
at the UIL Region II
Championship on
Saturday. The Mustangs took home the
team title and advanced to the state
meet on Nov. 8.
The Kingwood High
School girls cross country
team travelled to Grand
Prairie Saturday for the
UIL Region II 6A Cross
Country
Championships.
On a cool breezy morning
with temperatures in the low
40s, the Mustangs turned
in a strong performance,
dominating the 24 team field
to take home the title with
63 points, followed by The
Woodlands (105 points),
College Park (114 points),
and Leander Rouse (123
points). All four teams earned
spots at the state meet.
Mustang junior Abby
Guidry and Madie Boreman
of Leander Rouse separated
from the pack early and ran
stride for stride over the 5K
course at Lynn Creek Park.
Boreman out kicked Guidry
in the last 200 yards for the
victory in 17:45, followed
by Guidry at 17:47. The final
four scorers for Kingwood
finished in a tight pack that
included junior Erin Gallagher
(14th, 18:44), senior Erin
Greenwood (16th, 18:50),
senior Jennifer Poston (17th,
18:50), and junior Amy Berg
(18th, 18:52). Finishing
just outside the scoring
group were juniors Olivia
Thompson (26th, 19:06) and
Jasmine Amo (30th, 19:18).
Kingwood showed off strong
team depth, with all seven
runners crossing the line
ahead of the fourth scorer for
the rest of the teams in the
field.
The Mustangs will be
among the favorites to bring
home the 6A title when they
travel to Round Rock on
Nov. 8 for the UIL Texas
High School Cross Country
State Championships. In
addition to the other Region
II qualifiers, the Mustangs
will face strong teams from
the other three regions
including Marcus (Region 1),
Lewisville Hebron (Region
1), Cinco Ranch (Region 3),
and New Braunfels (Region
4).
The Mustang boys
finished sixth and did not
advance to the state meet as
a team, but will send two
individuals to Round Rock.
Senior Charles Mills ran with
the lead pack and finished
eighth in 15:46, earning him
a regional medal and spot in
the state meet. Junior Harry
Bellow also qualified for
the state meet with a 21st
place finish (16:05). Also
competing for Kingwood
were junior Gavin Martella
(54th, 16:48), senior Jacob
Moore (66th, 16:55), junior
Reagan Thompson (75th,
17:05), sophomore George
Cyboran (83rd, 17:09), and
freshman Eddie Barnett
(84th, 17:09).
K-Park tennis heads to regionals
100-yard butterfly and third in the
200-yard freestyle. Bethany Petersen
had a pair of seconds in the 200-yard
IM and 100-yard freestyle, Alexandra
Verymlen third in the 200-yard IM,
Hannah Wermeister second in the
200-yard freestyle, Sarah Wehrmeister
second in the 500-yard freestyle and
Kayleigh Whittingham third in the 50yard freestyle.
For the boys, Westin Bryson placed
third in diving, Christian Escamilla
finished second in the 100-yard butterfly
and 100-yard backstroke, Kameron Fant
second in the 100-yard breaststroke and
Lorenzo Gonzalez was second in diving.
Adam Mooney took third in both the
200-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly
while Matt Parel finished second in both
the 50 and 100-yard freestyle.
Next for the Eagles is a quad meet
on Nov. 6 at Cinco Ranch and the Gulf
TISCA Invitational on Nov. 21-22 at
Conroe ISD.
The Kingwood Park High School Panther tennis team is headed to the team tennis regional championships after clinching the bi-district area playoffs with hard-fought wins
over top seeds Goose Creek Memorial (11-8) and Barbers Hill (13-6). This is the seventh
regional championship bid for the Panther tennis program. This year’s team includes
(front row, from left) Morgan Zaborowski, Holly McKinney, Belle Gonzales, Andrea Mertins, Tabatha Contreras, Angelee Vaile, Alyssa Roberts-Thomason and Timara Tyrone,
(back row) Head Coach Wade Bartels, Paul Mead, Ashir Ishtiaq, Lei Gonzales, David
Fuss, Matthew Goodell, Daniel Kelly, Jarod Hardy-Croskey and Assistant Coach Gary
Hirshey.
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WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
Soileau
CONTINUED FROM 1A
“One of the unique
arrangements we have,
in addition to the class
groupings in the lower
grades, is that Ben
Bowen, Copeland and
Huffman
Intermediate
are all in what we call
the Tri Campus Area,”
Soileau said. “They are
all together, but with
very distinct faculties and
very distinct leadership
on each campus. Each
campus has between
750 and 850 kids, and
the district employs 400
people including teaching
staff, administration, food
service, maintenance and
school bus drivers.”
Soileau went on to
explain that the Tri Campus
area has undergone a
major renovation at Ben
Bowen.
“We
paid
$4.2
million for the renovation
where we had a whole
new roof, brand new air
conditioning, including
chillers, and a complete
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Chimichurrri’s South American Grill
Christopher Entertainment Zapp DJ’s
Complete Dental Care Dr. Chris Csengery D.D.S.
Ellie and Larry Csengery
Embody Fitness Center Katie Sager
Paula Emmert
Heidi and John Fallon
Liz Francisco at
Arturo’s Hair Design
Galveston Country Club
H-E-B
Humble Home and Garden Show
Jason’s Deli - Kingwood
The Karate School - Atascocita
Kingwood Radio- Mark Linabury
KROGER
Loop 494 Animal Hospital
LSC-TV - Garrick Joubert
Leigh Marcus - RE/MAX Associates Northeast
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Moody Gardens Hotel
My Texas Getaway
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Olympia Grill
Quicksilver Signs - Shannon and Nate Sanford
Robbins Auto Mall
Jim and Diana Rutherford
Sharkey’s Waterfront Grill
Tailors by Jenny
Team Alloys
Judy and James Thigpen
The Veranda/Pat and Ray Guard’s Studio/The Forest Image
kitchen
renovation,”
Soileau said.
He explained they
were able to do all
of it without a bond
referendum.
“Over the years, under
Tim Brittain’s leadership
as chief financial officer,
we were able to build a
fund balance capacity
large enough to do a
renovation
like
that
without going to the
voters and asking them to
pass a bond referendum,”
Soileau said.
Now
Soileau
is
focusing on the district’s
long-term strategic plan,
which means projecting
expected growth in the
area and the planning
needed to meet the
expected
teaching
demands.
“We will start looking
at enrollment projections
from our demographers
and planning what our
next construction project
or type of improvement
project will be in the
district,” said Soileau.
He added that it will
be joint effort involving
the
community
and
businesses, as well as the
district.
From an academic
standpoint,
Soileau
said the big project in
the coming school year
is launching what the
district calls “The Profile
of a Learner.” It is an
emphasis program to
develop traits that are
“learner attributes” and
promote success in the
learning process.
“In
2013
we
assembled three groups
– the Superintendent’s
Parent
Roundtable,
the
Future
Ready
Teacher Committee and
the
Superintendent’s
Student Advisory Group
– to help us begin to
learn the process of
describing the learner
attributes important to
our community,” Soileau
said.
As a result, this
year the district will
target
five
essential
traits for development
that
will
contribute
to students’ learning
abilities:
problem
solving, communication,
perseverance,
literacy
and
being
digitally
prepared. Other traits to
be emphasized during the
project can be found at
huffmanisd.net/learner.
As he grew up in
Port Arthur, Soileau had
no idea he would choose
education as a career. He
wanted to be a lawyer
and upon graduation from
Thomas Jefferson High
School in 1990, he earned
his bachelor’s degree in
Criminal Justice with a
minor in English at Lamar
University. Then plans
unexpectedly changed.
“Just
before
I
graduated from Lamar
with
my
undergrad
degree I was offered a job
teaching. My thoughts
were I would take a year
and teach and then take
my LSAT (Law School
Admission Test) and
apply to law school, but
I fell in love with the
classroom before I could
even take the test,” said
Soileau.
He
immediately
changed his plans and
went back to Lamar to
earn a master’s degree
in Education Leadership.
He went on to Texas A &
M University to earn his
Doctorate of Education in
2006.
Soileau began his
career in Nederland,
Texas, where he soon
became
principal
of
Nederland High School.
In 2010 he came to
Huffman as its assistant
superintendent and a
year later was named
district
superintendent
when the position became
available.
Along the way Soileau
met Angie and they
married in 2002. She was
a teacher in Nederland and
now teaches kindergarten
at Ben Bowen. They are
the proud parents of two
children, Grey, age 11 in
fifth grade, and Ella, age
6 in first grade.
Soileau’s
personal
goals are to continue to
enjoy his life and his job.
“I love the people I
work with and we share
the same passion for
seeing the kids grow,” he
said.
Soileau is on the board
of the Crosby Huffman
Chamber of Commerce
and is also passionate
about hunting. He gets
out in the fields around
Huffman frequently to
bird hunt with his silver
lab named Roux. The
family resides in Huffman
and when they go out
to eat they can often be
found at Italiano’s in
Atascocita.
As a child, Soileau
played on the Port Arthur
Southern Optimist Little
League baseball team.
They won the Texas
State Championship in
Waco and came within
two games of getting
into the Little League
Championship in 1984.
He said that experience on
a winning team influenced
him greatly. Today he is
leading another winning
team headed to greatness.
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feast’s inception.
“This year we are going to recognize our
10-year sponsors at the Feast,” said Gardner.
“This dinner would not be possible without their
contributions. I am so thankful and appreciative
of all of those who have made this event work
Norwood and her
husband have two children
who live in Kingwood and
six grandchildren.
Beste
works
in
the children’s clothing
area. She feels a kind of
ownership of her children’s
department and works to
keep it organized. Since
she retired, she is now
volunteering for HAAM
on Mondays in the social
service department. Beste
and her husband have
two children who are now
grown.
The donations at
HAAM are so important,
they
both
explained,
because it is the sole
source of funds to keep
the place going and
provide resources to the
community.
Both women greatly
prefer talking about their
charities to speaking about
themselves.
The Resale Shop,
1204 First Street next to
the Humble Post Office, is
open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monday through Saturday.
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Editor’s Note: Dave
Martin, City Council
member, replies:
The ranking card has been
online since Wednesday,
Oct. 15, under the “Contact
the Team” tab. Please
submit your comments
and suggestions to:
[email protected]
gundacorp.com. Please
follow the instructions
on the site in order to
submit your Alternatives
Ranking Card. You may
also send a hard copy to:
Kingwood Mobility Group
Gunda Corporation 6161
Savoy, Suite 550 Houston,
TX 77036 Please send
completed ranking forms
by Nov. 4, 2014. Thanks
to you, The Tribune and
other media, KSA, HOA’s,
3d
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
for all these years.
The Feast Committee is continuing to work
to raise funds for this year’s dinner. Donations
come from not only local businesses, but also
from churches, social groups and individuals.
Contributions can be sent to Humble
Thanksgiving, 1702 Wilson Road, Humble, TX
77396, or made to the fund created for the event
at Citizens Bank.
Many volunteers are also needed to
churches, the KW Tea
Party, etc. who got the
word out. I think Stan and
the committee ran a very
thorough and transparent
process and I feel we
have some great options
to consider and I cannot
thank them enough.
Dave Martin, City
Council member
Kingwood
Taxation without
Representation
Dear Editor:
As Americans, we
went to war with England
for our right not to be
taxed without our having
a say. Yet if we vote for
Gregg Abbott and Dan
Patrick, we are giving
up that right. As part of
their agenda, they want to
privatize our public schools
by handing them over to
charters. Charter schools
say they are public, because
they reach take money
out of our pockets and
our community schools.
However, we have no
say over how they run, or
what they offer. There are
no elected school boards
or community oversight.
They are not even required
to take all of our children.
They do not have to take
kids with special needs.
They can pick or choose
the ones they want to keep,
by eliminating the ones
who don’t perform well on
standardized tests or who
don’t fit into their rigid box.
Charters are not legally
obligated to teach the
Texas Essential Knowledge
and Skills required of all
public schools in the state.
They are not required to
have music or art. Nor
help pull off the huge meal each year. Help
is needed with serving food and beverages,
greeting guests, preparing take-out meals,
delivering dinners and cleaning up. To sign
up to volunteer or for more information, email
[email protected] or call
281-540-9597.
A volunteer meeting will be held Thursday,
Nov. 20, at the Humble Civic Center at 6 p.m.
Volunteers can also sign up at the meeting.
are they required to have
football or other extracurricular activities. They
aren’t even required to
have certified teachers.
While they get our tax
money, they are beholden
only to their shareholders.
Their investors include real
estate companies, media
enterprises and hedge
funds. These investors are
not interested in doing
what’s best for our kids,
their interest lies in how
a charter “business” can
pad their bank account.
Abbott and Patrick
like to talk about parents
and families having a
choice of schools. What
they are not saying is
that the choice ultimately
belongs to the school, not
the family. What happens
when one child in a family
is accepted to a charter
and the others are not?
What if they are accepted
into different schools in
different parts of the city?
What happens to the public
school when the funds
needed to educate a student
go to the charter even
when the student is forced
back to the public school.
The money doesn’t flow
that way. What happens
when the business (charter
school) fails and closes
or just decides to leave
because it wasn’t profitable
enough (as recently
happened in Galveston?)
Patrick and Abbott
are wrong on education.
We can’t trust our future
to politicians who are
more interested in selling
our children’s education
to investors who see
them as dollar signs.
Elizabeth Walter
Kingwood
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This notice concerns the 2014 property tax rates for City of Humble. It presents information about three tax rates. Last year’s tax rate is the actual tax rate the taxing unit used to
determine property taxes last year. This year’s effective tax rate would impose the same total taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. This year’s rollback tax
rate is the highest tax rate the taxing unit can set before taxpayers start rollback procedures.
In each case these rates are found by dividing the total amount of taxes by the tax base (the
total value of taxable property) with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are
given per $100 of property value.
$2,823,744
$0
$2,823,744
$1,411,872,000
$0.200/$100
This year’s effective tax rate:
Last year’s adjusted taxes
(after subtracting taxes on lost property)
÷ This year’s adjusted tax base
(after subtracting value of new property)
=This year’s effective tax rate
(Maximum rate unless unit publishes notices and holds hearings.)
This year’s rollback tax rate:
Last year’s adjusted operating taxes
(after subtracting taxes on lost property and adjusting for any
transferred function, tax increment financing, state criminal justice
mandate, and/or enhanced indigent healthcare expenditures)
÷ This year’s adjusted tax base
=This year’s effective operating rate
x 1.08=this year’s maximum operating rate
+ This year’s debt rate
= This year’s total rollback rate
$2,821,972
$1,458,324,396
$0.193/$100
$2,821,972
$1,458,324,396
$0.193/$100
$0.208/$100
$0.000/$100
$0.208/$100
Statement of Increase/Decrease
If City of Humble adopts a 2014 tax rate equal to the effective tax rate of $0.193 per $100
of value, taxes would increase compared to 2013 taxes by $11,272.
Schedule A - Unencumbered Fund Balance
The following estimated balances will be left in the unit’s property tax accounts at the end
of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.
Type of Property Tax Fund
Balance
Property Tax Fund
2,563
Schedule B - 2014 Debt Service
The unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax
revenues, if applicable).
Description of Debt
Principal or Contract
Payment to be Paid
from Property Taxes
0
Interest to be
Paid from
Property Taxes
0
Total required for 2014 debt service
- Amount (if any) paid from Schedule A
- Amount (if any) paid from other resources
- Excess collections last year
= Total to be paid from taxes in 2014
+ Amount added in anticipation that the unit will
collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2014
= Total debt levy
Other Amounts Total Payment
to be Paid
0
0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
$0
This notice contains a summary of actual effective and rollback tax rates’ calculations. You
can inspect a copy of the full calculations at 1001 Preston, Houston, TX 77002.
Name of person preparing this notice: Mike Sullivan
Title: Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector
Date Prepared: 09/23/2014
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What it is: The
CT200h might be the
cheapest car that Lexus
offers, but it also might be
one of the coolest. Using
the Toyota Prius drivetrain
as a base, Lexus make a
four-door hatchback that
has a seriously sporty edge
to go along with a great
hybrid gas mileage rating.
Visually, hatchbacks are
rather divisive in the eyes
of most, but I happen to
love them, and I think
that the CT hits it out of
the park. The available F
SPORT package ($3,350)
adds additional exterior
styling (mostly with a
sportier grille/front-end)
that take the looks up
another notch.
The
improvements
over
the
Prius-based
heart aren’t exclusive to
styling as I found the car
to be very sporty in how it
handles. Lexus tuned the
handling
characteristics
completely and it offers a
car that is a blast to push
through
curvy
roads.
Hybrid cars have electric
motors that help propel
the car and increased
fuel efficiency, but
they can also be
used to help the
car
accelerate
faster than it would
normally.
While
the CT200h isn’t a
traditional speedster
like a Corvette or
Porsche 911 by any
means, but it will
still surprise most
people that won’t
expect some rather brisk
acceleration.
MPG: 43 city / 40
highway
Price: $32,020 base
price. Roughly $40,000
fully loaded
Upsides: Sportiness
and great gas mileage in a
luxury car for under $40k.
Downsides:
Existing Lexus owners
may be put-off with less
luxury in the Lexus entrylevel model
Wrap-up:
While
I hate writing the words
WEDNESDAY, November 5, 2014
“entry-level
model,”
Lexus did have to cut a few
corners with the CT200h
to keep the price down.
I wasn’t a huge fan of
some of the materials they
used on the dashboard,
and leather seat surfaces
requires the purchase of
a deluxe package. The
base seating material is
called NuLuxe, which is
a synthetic leather-like
surface which I quite like,
but I think is clearly not
leather. I think some buyers
may be turned off against
spending nearly $40,000
and not getting leather
seats. But, those buyers
are probably going to be
missing the bigger picture
on what the CT200h is
trying to accomplish. It’s
a very competent sports
touring hatch that offers
40+ MPG, and that’s
something that hasn’t
been available in America
before. It is fun enough to
be a weekend car, but is
set up for daily duty with
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