GOOD SHEPHERD DEDICATES NEW BUILDING

Good Shepherd Episcopal School recently invited the community to the blessing and dedication of its new building. 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 about 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.

 

TEXAS COMPTROLLER HAS NEW WESBITE

The Texas comptroller has a redesigned website, Comptroller.Texas.Gov. The new website will launch in the coming weeks,  allowing visitors to access popular features quickly at a one-stop business center on the home page and browse seamlessly for comptroller content, as many of the agency’s program-specific websites are being consolidated into the main site to host 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, Oct. 22, at the Crawfish Shack in Crosby. Doors open at 5 p.m. Bet on your favorite horses with play money and at the end of the 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. 

 

NORD RETURNS TO HOUSTON

A new president has been selected to head CHI St. Luke's Health-Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Gay Nord will take over as president of the Texas Medical Center hospital starting Oct. 3, according to a release. Nord is familiar to many in our community; in 2004 she was named CEO of Kingwood Medical Center. During her time in Kingwood, she served as the chairman of the board of the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce and lead many community events. She left in 2011 to be the CEO of Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. Nord has more than 20 years experience in the healthcare field.

 

PEDESTRIAN TUNNEL UNDERWAY

Contractors have begun to implement traffic changes on West Lake Houston Parkway. The northbound lanes between Sycamore Springs Drive and Appalachian Trail will be closed and detoured via the new south bound lanes in anticipation of the construction of a new pedestrian tunnel. Once the new pedestrian tunnel has been completed, the current at-grade crossing of the West Lake Houston traffic lanes will be protected by the tunnel and the greenbelt trail will be a safer amenity for Kingwood. Construction is currently expected to be completed within 60 days, with project time lines subject to change due to weather. For more information on these projects, contact the District E office at 832-393-3008.

 

H-E-B SEEKS EDUCATOR NOMINATIONS

Do you know of an educator in Texas who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of their students and their community? Submit the name of a teacher, school district, early childhood facility or school board today for a 2017 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, placing them on the path toward winning cash prizes ranging from $5,000 to $100,000. Nominations for the awards are being accepted online at heb.com/education through Oct. 23. Nominees will be sent an invitation to complete an online application, which asks for written responses about education philosophy, learning experiences and insights on key issues facing educators in Texas today. The deadline for applications is Dec. 4.

 

NEW TECH CENTER TO OPEN

LSC-Kingwood will hold a groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 4 at 9 a.m. for its new Lone Star College Process Technology Center. The facility is scheduled to open in 2017. The 40,200-square-foot facility will be located on 8.3 acres in Generation Park. Until it is built, the Process Technology program will start in January 2017 at the LSC-Atascocita Center. The new program will use state-of-the-art simulation equipment, hands-on training with a fully functional pilot plant, applied technology, and general academic coursework to train students. Lone Star College Process Technology Center and the groundbreaking ceremony will be located at 14001 Lockwood Road in Generation Park. For more information on the facility or program, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it...

COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Kingwood Medical Center’s CEO Melinda Stephenson and Lori Wilson, director of employer relations, visit with FMC Technology Team Craig Brown and Martin Eichler when the FMC Technology Team recently visited the hospital. Stephenson welcomed them to the community and showcased the benefits of partnering with Kingwood Medical Center. FMC Technology recently moved approximately 1,800 employees into their new state-of-the-art building in Generation Park. Within the next 10 years, they plan to consolidate all of their Houston facilities, including their corporate headquarters.   

 

NEW GOLF CENTER OPEN FOR EVENTS

The Stonebridge Golf and Event Center, formerly the Newport Golf and Conference Center, is now open for holiday parties, awards banquets, business meetings and luncheons, golf tournaments and more. Guests may stop by for a tour of the center located at 16404 Country Club Drive in Crosby. For more information, call Lisa Krug, director of sales, at 832-657-6050. 

Sullivan presents a check to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner of money collected from delinquent taxpayers. 

TAC PRESENTS $1.6 MILLION TO CITY

Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan has successfully recovered $1.6 million in delinquent taxes after releasing his list of the “Top 10 Delinquent Tax Violators.” “We put pressure on these account holders to pay their fair share,” said Sullivan. “I’m incredibly proud of our efforts. With the help of local media, we were able to collect payments from three of the top 10 delinquent accounts, as well as recover $985,705 from a bankruptcy case.” During a recent council meeting, Sullivan presented a check to Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner for $330,488. The tax assessor-collector office is responsible for collecting taxes for Harris County. It collects more than $6 billion each year, with a 98 percent collection rate.

 

HUMBLE PRINCIPAL ELECTED TO TEPSA BOARD 

Stephanie Coronado, principal of Lakeshore Elementary, will serve as chair of the Membership, Marketing and Public Relations Committee for the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Officers from the 20 TEPSA regions across the state were installed at the association’s Summer Leadership Conference. Coronado’s career in education spans 19 years. She is a graduate of the Rice Education Entrepreneurship program and an advocate for elementary 

ROTARY DONATES TO TEACHERS

The Rotary Club of Kingwood donated $900 worth of classroom supplies to the teachers at Foster Elementary in Kingwood on Aug. 30. Teachers in the United States spend an average of $513 out-of-pocket on classroom supplies, instructional materials, books for their classrooms, and professional development. Kingwood Rotary supports local public education and encourages other organizations to support a local school in Humble ISD. From left: Diana Zelezinski, principal; Carolyn Wise, Kingwood Rotarian; Anne Margaret Gomez, counselor; Assistant Principal Cindy Barker; Dei Murray, Kingwood Rotarian. 

FAMILYTIME WINS DISTINCTION AWARD

FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center was recently recognized as a Winner of Distinction by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) at their annual Awards of Excellence luncheon. The event was held at the Bayou City Events Center. This award recognizes businesses and non-profits for their achievements and commitment to quality in the workplace. FamilyTime was one of 292 companies this year, making this the fifth time that FamilyTime has received this award from the BBB.

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