Business Briefs: 06/03/2013
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Huberty, Thompson added to House redistricting panel Local state reps. Dan Huberty (R) and Senfronia Thompson (D) are joining the 19-member House redistricting committee appointed by San Antonio-based Speaker Joe Straus (R) after Gov. Rick Perry announced a special session on electoral boundary redistricting. Kingwood Branch Library expands service hours The Harris County Public Library’s Kingwood Branch has expanded its hours of operation from five to six days a week. The library is now open Wednesdays from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., and Friday’s hours are extended from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Chamber accepts health care nominations The Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations through June 17 for the “Nurse of the Year” and “Health Care Professional of the Year” which will be awarded at their Salute To Healthcare Luncheon on July 16 at the The Overlook. For more information, visit lakehouston.org. Three BizComs for June The Lake Houston Chamber of Commerce is hosting three BizComs in June. The meetings will be June 6 at Kingwood High School, June 13 at Summer Creek High School and June 20 at Humble High School. The meetings are open to the public and run from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information, visit lakehouston.org. Kingwood Music School receives 2013 Houston award For the fifth consecutive year, Kingwood Music School has been selected for the 2013 Houston Award in the Music Lessons category by the U.S. Commerce Association. Nationwide, only one in 1000 award recipients qualified as five-time award winners. The school is owned by Kingwood residents Ace and Lita Consolacion. Edward Jones team recognized for business growth Stephen Heller, a financial advisor with Edward Jones, and Nora Duque, a branch office administrator, in Kingwood, recently attended an invitation-only recognition in Tempe, Ariz. The three-day Strive Top 150 is offered to 150 branch teams throughout the country that demonstrated the most significant 12-month growth in meeting investors’ financial needs. 2013 Fashion Meltdown The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston’s Teen Council presents the annual Teen Fashion Show June 13, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Paying homage to Houston’s hotter than hot summers, the 2013 Fashion Meltdown will take place on CAMH’s front lawn with the terrace serving as runway. This year features 16 designers, whose designs range from traditional evening and casual wear to wearable sculptures and cosplay outfits. For more information, visit camh.org, or call 713-284-8250. Williams exploring State Comptroller candidacy Texas State Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams (R-The Woodlands) announced last week he will explore a possible 2014 candidacy for state comptroller after Susan Combs indicated she was retiring. However, Williams said he is currently committed to the work of the special session before any serious candidacy exploration begins. If Williams declares, that might create an opening for State Rep. Dan Huberty to run for Senate. An official close to Huberty said the state representative has not expressed an interest in the position. LSC System offers technical courses for veterans The Lone Star College System is offering a new program that began June 3 training students who are veterans to be an oil and gas field service technician in 12 weeks. The program, to be taught at LSC-University Park and LSC-North Harris, consists of four classes and when completed, students will receive a field service marketable skills award. For more information, visit LoneStar.edu/veteranfasttrack. Primrose School of Eagle Springs to open late summer Lake Houston area residents Paula and Charlie Morgan are busy putting the finishing touches on the new $3.5 million Primrose School of Eagle Springs. The 11,500-square-foot school is set to open in late summer, about the same time as students head back to class. Primrose School of Eagle Springs will be the second Primrose school in the Lake Houston area. The Morgans opened the Primrose School of Lake Houston in 2008. For more information, visit primroseschools.com/schools/eagle-springs. Photo: The Lake Houston location recently won Top Studio for Team Match overall in the Fred Astaire Dance Studios, Texas Region, eighth annual Lone Star Classic at the Westin Memorial. Top student newcomer award winner was Hannah Comstock from Clear Lake Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Top Overall Studio went to the Memorial Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Top Teacher awards: First Place Ben Seifert, Second Place Daniel Blain, Third Place Amber Osborn, Fourth Place Craig Elsbury and Fifth Place Stephanie Rivera.