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Humble Chamber awards Bill Shank Citizen of the Year

Humble Chamber awards Bill Shank Citizen of the Year

Each year, members of the Humble Area Chamber of Commerce select an individual from the community to receive the Haden McKay Citizen of the Year award. Bill Shank, owner or...

Business briefs Feb. 7, 2007

Business briefs Feb. 7, 2007

The Tribune Newspapers want to help spread the word about what makes your business special in our community. For some free exposure, send your submissions to This email address is...

Kingwood student awarded $1,000 Scholarship

Kingwood student awarded $1,000 Scholarship

Second-year Kingwood College student, Alena Crosby, was one of five students in the North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD) awarded a $1000 scholarship at the Eleventh Annual Chancellor’s Breakfast...

Humble ISD unveils observatory plans

Administaff publicly announced its financial support through a grant awarded to the Humble ISD project titled, Stars in Their Eyes and details of the observatory to be built on a...

Kingwood Pops to perform classic movie themes

On Friday and Saturday nights, Feb. 23 and 24, the Kingwood Pops Orchestra will present its first concert of 2007, Marvelous Movie Classics. But at the same time the performance...

Business Feb. 21, 2007

Business Feb. 21, 2007

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Service Club Round-Up Feb. 21, 2007

Service Club Round-Up Feb. 21, 2007

Last week, Assistant Chief Deputy Larry Shiflet from Harris County Precinct 4, spoke about his 45 years in law enforcement and asked Kiwanians to “take their best shot at a...

Flags Real Estate offers a taste of home

Flags Real Estate offers a taste of home

Flags Real Estate offers a taste of home Renovated building is labor of love “When people walk in the door, I want them to feel comfortable,” said Corina Robertson, owner...

Wheeling towards the Year of the Boar

Wheeling towards the Year of the Boar

Wheeling towards the Year of the Boar Students celebrate with bright colors and fun for all ROXANNE WHITE Tribune Intern Sunday marked the beginning of the week-long Chinese New Year...

The Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority/TIRZ 10 (the Authority) has voted to spend $33,000 on a 3D visualization video of the future development of Northpark Drive. Board members agreed to commission the film; Houston City Council member Dave Martin’s office will reimburse the Authority through his service budget.
The Northpark Drive project, a major road improvement and overpass at U.S. 59, is moving forward. The $55 million project will be pursued in two phases. Phase 1 will be funded by the City of Houston and TIRZ and will run from I-69, including the overpass, to some point east. Phase 2 will be funded, hopefully, through the Houston-Galveston Area Council. Authority Chairman Stan Sarman has commented that he expects the project will begin probably in 2019.
The film will be an interactive, three-dimensional virtual model showing a conceptual representation of the proposed designs superimposed on existing conditions. The film will come with a six-month subscription and web address so all interested persons can view it. The Authority anticipates great community interest in the project and the film will be helpful in communicating the design and eventual results of the enormous road construction.
A companion video, simulating traffic on Northpark, has also been ordered for a cost of $3,000.
The Authority formally voted to execute the contract with Jerdon Enterprises, the firm chosen last month to construct improvements to two intersections in Kingwood. Mobility projects at West Lake Houston Parkway (WLHP) and Kings Crossing and at WLHP and Northpark will move forward quickly now that the contract for the project has been awarded. Jerdon, a civil engineering general contractor, had both the lowest bid and the highest rating from Walter P. Moore, the Authority’s engineering firm. The projects will cost $1,231,875.40. Work is expected to begin Aug. 28 and be completed Jan. 25, 2018. Turn lanes will be added/extended and improved traffic signalization and safety improvements are slated.
The intersections were identified as a priority two years ago when the Authority conducted a mobility survey of Kingwood residents. Respondents submitted a lengthy list of improvements that would increase mobility in the area. From that list, priority was assigned and these intersections were chosen to be first.
Jessica Beemer, chief of staff for Martin, announced that the two Safe Sidewalk projects are on schedule. The projects – a new sidewalk on the south side of Kingwood Drive from Valley Manor Drive east to Oak Street, near Fuddruckers, and a pedestrian crossing built at Kingwood Drive in front of Kingwood High School – and a second project, a repair on the north side of Kingwood Drive near the high school, will be finished by Aug. 26, the first day of school.
Beemer also announced a Town Hall meeting Sept. 12 at the Kingwood Community Center. Martin has invited Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston, to speak.
At the beginning of July, the Authority’s beginning operating fund balance was $6,916,794. After disbursements, the ending balance is $6,600,192.

 

 

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    Cynthia Calvert

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    A trained journalist with a masters degree from Lamar University, a masters from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, as well as extensive coursework toward a masters of science in psychology from the University of New Orleans, Calvert founded the Tribune Newspapers in 2007. Her experiences as an investigative, award winning reporter (She won Journalist of the Year from the Houston Press Club among many other awards for reporting and writing), professor and chair of the journalism department for Lone Star College-Kingwood and vice president of editorial for a large group of community weeklies provides her with a triple dose of bankable skills that cover every aspect of the journalism field. Solid reporting. Careful interviews. Respect and curiosity for people and places.
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    I have been married since 1970 to Kerry, my best friend and a great Australian woman. I served and survived Vietnam in the U.S. Air Force. I fought forest fires in the summer while in college, where I earned a B.A. in economics from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Texas. I retired from Continental Airlines. I have a son and two granddaughters in Kingwood, and a daughter and two grandsons on a farm near Mazabuka, Zambia. I am now enjoying life as a grandfather, Tribune correspondent and Humble ISD guest teacher when not traveling to Zambia or Australia.
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    Besides being a proud graduate of The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and, therefore, a Cornhusker, I am retired from Memorial Hermann. I am a correspondent and columnist for Lake Houston's hometown paper, The Tribune, as well as a director of the Lake Houston Redevelopment Corporation, a member of the board of the Humble Area Assistance Ministries, and Volunteer Extraordinaire for the Lake Houston Area Chamber.
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