Pct. 4 Assistant Chief graduates from law enforcement management institute training Assistant Chief Tim W. Cannon, of the Harris County Pct. 4 Constables Office, recently graduated from the Leadership Command College – Class 68 of the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas. The program, taught by a consortium of universities throughout Texas, provides law enforcement administrators and executives with the skills necessary to effectively manage police agencies and deliver a high level of service to their communities. The program concluded on Feb. 22 with training in law enforcement administration at the third module, held at Sam Houston State University. Deerbrook Mall welcomes Ms. Bunny Hip hop and hoorah! The Easter Bunny headed to Deerbrook Mall, arriving on March 9. The long-eared Easter Bunny will welcome boys and girls for visits every day in a springtime garden on the lower level near Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Hours to visit the Bunny are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 281-446-5300. Kingwood embroidery offers service Kingwood Embroidery, 1540 Kingwood Drive, offers custom embroidery service, screen printing and graphic printing. They cater to local businesses, churches, schools, special events, and fundraisers. They specialize in custom embroidery for occasions such as Birthday, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Religious, Memorials, Family Reunions, Sport Events, Bands, New Baby, and house warming gifts, in other words, all Holidays and all special occasions. For more information, call Ruth at 281-358-7272. Lone Star College Women’s Conference registration now open Registration is now open for the 2013 Lone Star College Women’s Conference set for Friday, April 12 from 7:30 a.m.- 3 p.m. This annual event, which will be held at the Lone Star Community Building in The Woodlands, is an opportunity for attendees to network with local professionals and enhance their skills. Heloise, a name in lifestyle advice, will be one of the keynote speakers. Tickets for the event are $79 and include breakfast, refreshments and lunch. For more information about the event and to register, visit LoneStar.edu/Womensconference. Local districts net design awards Both Humble and New Caney ISDs received Texas School Public Relations Association awards for excellence in school communications. Two brochures Kelley Mattlage, district communications director, designed and wrote for as educational pieces to the New Caney Bond 2012 campaign last spring won awards in the Brochure - 10,000 - 30,000 student population category. Robin McAdams of Humble ISD’s Public Information Office received the award for her outstanding design of  Bear Branch Elementary School’s playground campaign brochure. Additionally, Humble ISD was one of only two school districts in the state to receive a Gold Star Award in the Internal Newsletter Category.  Oracle Database: Administration Workshop II This course takes the database administrator beyond the basic tasks in the first workshop. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of one of the most important jobs of a DBA – backup and recovery. Required prerequisites include Oracle Database 11g & Administration Workshop 1 Release 2. Class meets Mondays and Thursdsays from 6-10 p.m. at Lone Star College-University Park. Cost is $1,500 for 40 hours and runs March 18 through April 25. Fore more information, call 281-290-2925. Atascocita BizCom The Atascocita BizCom Group will hold a meeting at 11 a.m. March 21 at Atascocita High School. The group is a blend of Atascocita businesses, community members and school officials. The meeting includes a light lunch and is free and open to all community organizations, citizens, businesses and all other interest parties from the Atascocita area. For more information, visit lakehouston.org. Whittington Bridal named best salon pick Whittington Bridal in Kingwood announced it has been rated by local brides and voted The Knot Best of Weddings 2013 Pick. TheKnot.com is the number-one wedding destination and most trusted by brides. This year only the top four percent of local wedding vendors won this prestigious award. Social Media Marketing Made Simple Tuesday, March 19, from 9-11 a.m, Crosby Community Center is hosting a social media marketing seminar. Learn how to turn social media sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter into powerful business tools. In this introductory session, strategies and best practices to get the most out of your social media activities will be covered. For more information, call 281-328-6984. Photo: Lone Star College-Kingwood biology professors Heather Scherr, far left, and Dr. Brian Shmaefsky, far right, recently spoke at the 66th annual Texas Community College Teachers Association (TCCTA) Convention in Houston. The session was titled, “Implementing the New Core Curriculum: Requirements and Solutions for Biology Faculty.” Scherr and Shmaefsky were in a forum with five other faculty members across Texas. With the professors are Dr. Janice Yoder-Smith, dean of Mathematics and Sciences at Tarrant County College; Dr. Betsy Ott, TCCTA Biology Section chair; and Dr. Robert Bauman, professor of Biological Sciences at Amarillo College.

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