Locals can now stay updated on happenings around the Cypress Creek area by downloading the Discover Northwest Houston app. App users can now access a database of businesses, health care facilities and schools. Area businesses are invited to add a listing to the app at no cost. Other features include portals for Harris County Precinct 4 and the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce, where app users can access traditional Precinct 4 and chamber services. The Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce formally launched the app in late July. Find the app in the Apple App Store or Google Play by typing in Discover Northwest Houston. For more information, visit houstonnwchamber.org.


Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation’s Quail Conservation license plate is now available for order. For every license plate purchased, Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation will receive $22 for quail conservation efforts in Texas, including habitat conservation, education and capacity building. A committee of representatives from quail conservation groups will select projects to receive funding. The license plate is available for purchase through the TxDMV website and conservationplate.org.


The Texas Academy of General Dentistry recently announced that W. Kirk Webster, D.D.S., of Kingwood, received the prestigious Fellowship Award during the academy’s convocation ceremony, a commencement celebration that recognizes the academy members’ commitment to excellence in dental education. The Fellowship Award is presented to dentists looking to provide the highest quality of dental care by remaining current in their profession. In order to receive this award, Webster completed 500 hours of continuing dental education, passed a comprehensive written exam, and fulfilled three years of continuing membership with the academy. He celebrates this award with his wife, Jennifer, and his four children; Abby, Kenley, Lila and Molly.


Gehan Homes has released a “Pinterest-style” site geared toward buyers in the market for new construction homes, HomLuv.com, where a new home buyer is free to browse inspiring images of rooms and exteriors and create a collection of images that best represents their dream home. The new home buyer can then share their collection with a co-buyer to discover what they both like and don’t like. Based on both of their preferences, HomLuv recommends the perfect home and builder. HomLuv features more than 1,000,000 images from more than 100,000 homes across the U.S., provided by hundreds of the nation’s top builders.


America’s largest supermarket chain, Kroger, has announced it will transition from single-use plastic bags to reusable bags by 2025, ultimately eliminating 123 million pounds of garbage annually sent to landfills. While Kroger will still carry paper bags, many stores hope the phasing out of plastic bags will encourage more shoppers to bring reusable ones.

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