Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman recently hosted the Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce “Leadership Lake Houston Class” at his Humble office. Leadership Lake Houston is a program designed to grow and develop community leaders in the Lake Houston area. Herman greeted the group along with other staff members, and he spoke to the group about the various operations of the constable’s office. The Precinct 4 K-9 division gave a presentation and the group was shown some of the agency’s specialty vehicles and equipment.



The Groves will celebrate the opening of the Madera Run Parkway connection to Woodland Hills Drive Dec. 8. The connection of Madera Run Parkway and Woodland Hills Drive will offer Groves residents five-minute access to Beltway 8, making The Groves one of the only actively selling master planned communities to provide this accessibility. To commemorate the opening, the community is hosting a fun run, Dashing Through The Groves, Dec. 8 at 8 a.m. Ashlar Development also has plans to introduce a commercial mixed-use area to Northeast Houston. The location of the mixed-use site will be at the intersection of Madera Run Parkway and Woodland Hills Drive, two major Harris County thoroughfares. Additional information will be available in 2019. For more information, visit thegrovestx.com.



November saw the Small Business Saturday event, now help celebrate awesome small businesses (and those that help them) with the U.S. Small Business Administration.The Houston awards event last year attracted over 500 attendees, was emceed by Bob Charlet (president of the Houston Business Journal), and featured entrepreneur Tony Carrabba (of Carraba’s Italian Grill) as keynote speaker. It should be even bigger and better this year. They are counting on the public to nominate their favorite small businesses. All of the information can be found at sba.gov/nsbw. The administration also provides regular webinars to coach people through the nomination process, and will even visit locations to help. Contact Charles Abell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 713-773-6512. Nominations are due no later than Jan. 9, 2019.



Kelsey-Seybold will soon call the Porter area home with the opening of a three-story, multi-specialty clinic along U.S. Highway 59, replacing the Kingwood clinic damaged by flooding during Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. With the help of the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), the company announced Nov. 8 it had officially closed on 5.5 acres of land in unincorporated Montgomery County on the northbound side of Hwy. 59. The facility is expected to open in 2020. The new clinic will offer new diagnostic services, 3D (tomosynthesis) digital mammography, cardiac stress testing, and will also include mobile CT and MRI. Once completed, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic-Kingwood will be located at 25553 U.S. Highway 59 near E. Memorial Drive in Porter. Kelsey-Seybold representatives along with EMCID and a few others will celebrate the official groundbreaking ceremony sometime in December.



Franchise Owner Brandi Muse recently announced that Primrose School at Summerwood has earned continuing accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement, an accreditation division of AdvancED. Primrose School at Summerwood has been accredited since 2010. “Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” said Muse.



The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has recognized the exceptional performance of Personal Injury Attorney Kimberley M. Spurlock of Atascocita as one of 2018 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOPIA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research, and AIOPIA’s independent evaluation. As clients should be an attorney’s top priority, AIOPIA places the utmost emphasis on selecting lawyers who have achieved significant success in the field of personal injury law without sacrificing the service and support they provide. Spurlock can be contacted at 281-548-0900 or spurlocklaw.com.



Recently, both George Bush Intercontinental Airport and William P. Hobby Airport unveiled interactive visitor kiosks, featuring state-of-the-art software and 3D wayfinding maps. The kiosks feature oversized touchscreens that are responsive to the touch and easy to use and read. Hobby and Bush are the first airports in the Americas with ViaDirect 3D map software technology – passengers can find directions to their boarding gates by entering their flight information or scanning their boarding pass in the updated search function. The kiosks take that information and display a 3D map that will show the quickest and most efficient route to the departing gate. Travelers can choose to have a map of their route sent directly to their smartphone in a text message. Other information is available including weather updates, airport shopping and dining options, locations for ATMs, water bottle-filling stations, shoeshine stands, currency exchanges and clubrooms.

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