REGENT SQUARE HAS GRAND OPENING
Regent Square Brownstones, located in lovely Kings Harbor, recently celebrated its grand opening. The brownstones offer a lake view, elevators, luxury amenities and affordable upscale living options. For more information, call 832-995-6402.
George Springer, Houston Astros outfielder, was at the Regions Bank opening in Kingwood Aug. 6 and signed autographs and took photos with fans. Photo by Karen Boughton
REGIONS BANK OPENS
On Saturday, Aug. 6, Regions Bank opened its newest Houston-area Bank in Kingwood. It was a great event with a disk pitch game, football toss, raffle for a bike and a photo op with at 15-foot high bicycle. More than 250 residents and bank guests endured the rising afternoon temperature at the fun, outdoor celebration. To help guests cool off, tours of the state-of-the-art, modern bank were given to all. Chef David Welch and his team served his famous Fire Craft barbecue. Snow cones and soft drinks were available and George Springer was on hand to take photos with fans. Fans waited patiently for his arrival and he stayed a few hours to ensure each and every one of his fans had a chance to meet him.
KINGWOOD MUSIC SCHOOL TURNS 30
Kingwood Music School is proudly celebrating its 30th year as a locally-owned community music school. Founded in 1986, the school has expanded over the years to a faculty of 21 professional teachers who have come from all over the world to teach in Kingwood. Kingwood Music School’s teachers offer musical styles from classical to rock-and- roll, pop, and everything in between. Current students range in age from babies to 80-plus, proving that it’s never too late to learn a new skill and fulfill a musical dream. Many current students are second-generation music students whose parents also took lessons at the school, which is a testament to the legacy of quality music education that they have established in the community. Kingwood Music School is now welcoming students for the school’s 30th year, and plans to continue serving the community for many years to come.
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COUNTY TAX SALE A SUCCESS
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan is working to reclaim lost revenue for Harris County residents. Thousands of properties sit vacant throughout the county, creating unsafe conditions and lowering property values. Many property owners are delinquent, and for years they fail to meet their tax obligations. With help from the county's delinquent tax attorneys, Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP, we make drastic improvements to eyesore properties across Harris County. For the month of August, 2016, a total of 351 properties were posted for sale. Sullivan successfully reclaimed $3,216,074 for the citizens of Harris County. To date for 2016, our office has reclaimed $23,034,282 from the monthly Tax Sale. To learn more about our tax sale, visit our website at www.hctax.net. For questions, call 713-274-8000.
HARDY TOLL ROAD GOES TO EZ TAG ONLY
The all-electronic Hardy Toll Road is now toll-booth free to improve drivers' commutes. Drivers can order an EZ TAG online at hctra.org. With EZ TAG use becoming more common, motorists are advised to set up an EZ TAG account for continued access to the county's extensive toll system. Benefits include helping reduce congestion and long waits at toll booths. EZ TAG Users who prefer to use cash can buy the new EZ TAG powered by BancPass at local H-E-B and Corner Stores, and then reload with cash at any H-E-B or CVS Pharmacy. Improvements on the Hardy Toll Road will continue until early 2017.
TEXAS HUNTING LICENSES TO FIGHT HUNGER
Texas hunters and fisherman will encounter a new opportunity to donate money to Hunters for the Hungry when purchasing or renewing their licenses this year. The program, which is a partnership between Feeding Texas, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and local meat processors, offers hunters the opportunity to donate excess deer meat to needy families in their community. The meat is distributed through a statewide network of regional food banks via local charities. The new donation option resulted from legislation passed by the Texas Legislature in 2015. Roughly 2.6 million licenses are sold in Texas annually. Hunters who want to donate meat must bring either a white tail or mule deer to a participating meat processor, pay a discounted processing fee and receive a tax-deductible receipt for their donation. The processor grinds and packages the meat for distribution by a local food bank. To learn more about supporting Hunters for the Hungry, call 512-527-3624.
BACK PEW BREWING
Back Pew Brewing, located in an abandoned church building located at 26452 Sorters McClellan Road in Porter, offers taproom tours every other Saturday from noon-5 p.m. Visitors may buy glasses, use tokens/tickets for pours, food truck(s) will be there for food, and there are plenty of places to play and hang out outside. Call 281-608-7526 for more information.