GOOD SHEPHERD TO DEDICATE NEW BUILDING
Good Shepherd Episcopal School invites the community to the blessing and dedication of its new building Sept. 18 at 11:30 a.m., followed by an open house. The completely renovated building boasts three new classrooms and a new Science, Art and Library Center. Good Shepherd Episcopal School in Kingwood opened its doors to its first students in the fall of 1984. Today the school serves approximately 300 students per year with a staff of around 30. The school is accredited as an education facility in early childhood development by the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools. For more information visit goodshepherdschool.org or call 281-358-1895.
COMMERCIAL STATE BANK
Commercial State Bank has many reasons to celebrate, including reaching their 95th year and the opening of their new Kingwood location. The bank will hold a ribbon cutting and reception Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 4:30. RSVP by calling 281-318-4649.
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.
HOUSTON SEEKS PARKING METER ARTISTS
The City's Parking Management Department is adding two-dimensional artworks to 10 parking meters on Allen Parkway, between Downtown and Taft Street, alongside Buffalo Bayou Park. The artworks will be printed on adhesive vinyl wraps and applied to the parking meters. One or more artists will be commissioned to create designs for the ten meters. Deadline for submission of qualifications is Sept. 23. For more about the project, visit houstontx.gov/parkingmetersartistcall.html.
ENTERGY DONATES TO LONE STAR
Entergy Texas Inc. is supporting student success by donating $100,000 to the Lone Star College Foundation for student scholarships. Entergy Texas Inc.’s contribution will be designated to the LSC Promise scholarship, which provides an opportunity for students to pursue and complete their higher education by funding the balance of tuition and fees due for students that still demonstrate financial need after all grant and scholarship awards are exhausted. This year, the Lone Star College Foundation celebrates 25 years of providing scholarships, supporting programs and building communities. Founded in 1991, the Foundation has expanded its initial investment of $20,000 into an extensive portfolio of over $22 million. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided over $10 million in scholarships to nearly 10,000 students, as well as $4 million in program support. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu/Giving.
TEXAS COMPTROLLER HAS NEW WESBITE
The Texas comptroller has a redesigned website, Comptroller.Texas.Gov. The new website will launch in the coming weeks, and allows visitors to access popular features quickly at a one-stop business center on the home page, browse seamlessly for Comptroller content, as many of the agency’s program-specific websites are being consolidated into the main site and hosts a powerful, enhanced search function.
A NITE AT THE RACES
Join the Crosby Huffman Chamber of Commerce for a fun filled evening of horse racing Saturday, October 22, at the Crawfish Shack in Crosby. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bet on your favorite horses with play money and at end of evening, spend your play winnings on an auction for many different gift baskets. Enjoy dinner, drinks and lots of fun. Contact the Chamber at 281-328-6984 for more information.