Zahely Estrada, 18, Senior at Aldine High School prepares to register to vote

 Cosme Garcia, Assistant Manager of the Voter Registration Department at the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office addresses students at Aldine High School regarding how to register to vote and its importance.

Voter Registrar works to educate and register high school seniors to vote


Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar Mike Sullivan and his staff are launching an initiative in high schools across the county to help educate students about voter registration and their rights.


"This is an exciting partnership to help reach out to local high school seniors, educate them of the electoral process and help them register to vote," said Mike Sullivan. “My goal is to work with all school districts in Harris County and continue this innovation every year.”


Sullivan's staff spent the last week working in Aldine Independent School District (AISD) high schools speaking with high school seniors and helping them register to vote.


“I am very excited to be able to register to vote this year,” said Zahely Estrada, Senior at Aldine High School. “Voting is your voice and I’m excited to be able to choose the leaders who are going to represent our city and country.”


“Our department works tirelessly to register voters, from local organizations, community groups and neighborhood leaders,” said Amy Nguyen, Associate Director of Voter Registration. “This new outreach effort allows us to speak directly to students who are at least 17 years and 10 months old, the minimum age requirement to be eligible to register to vote. Our office works with the school to educate the students on voter registration, accept their voter registration applications and answer one-on-one questions.”


The Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector’s Office is open to working with all high schools to help register senior students to vote. Please contact Pamela Dora-Thomas at 713-274-8242 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan also serves as the Harris County Voter Registrar, who conducts voter registration activities and maintains a certified list of registered voters. Learn more about voter registration and the requirements by visiting





SOCIETY OF ST. STEPHEN CHARITY TENNIS TOURNAMENT The Society of St. Stephen (SOSS) will hold its annual Charity Tennis Tournament Tuesday, May 15, at Kingwood Country Club. SOSS, which is a volunteer-based community outreach ministry of Kingwood United Methodist Church (KUMC), provides free food and clothing to more than 400 needy families in this area every month. The event is limited to 50 teams. All are welcome. The tournament will be approximately from 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are available at the following levels: Silver--$100, Gold--$300, Platinum--$500 and Diamond--$1000. There is also the opportunity to donate items for door prizes and a raffle. ADDISHACK CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The 2012 AddiShack Charity Golf Tournament, benefiting Addi's Faith Foundation, will be Saturday, April 21 at Oakhurst Golf Club. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and a golf pro will be available for instruction from 12:30-1:30. There will be a 2 p.m. tee time with a shotgun start followed by dinner and an awards reception at 5:30. Knapp Chevrolet is offering a hole-in-one challenge for a chance to win a new car. Cost is $100 per golfer. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Tony Bender at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-910-5937 or visit CROSBY-HUFFMAN SECOND ANNUAL CHAMBER FUN RUN The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of Commerce is inviting participants to the Second Annual Chamber Fun Run Saturday, April 28, at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Early bird registration fee is $25 until April 13 and $30 after. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 281-328-6984. STACEY'S CHEER & TUMBLE CHEER PREVIEW Stacey's Cheer & Tumble will hold a DC cheer preview for prospective students ages 5-18 years old who are interested in joining Stacey’s Dynamic Cheer All-Stars Competition Team for the 2012-2013 school year. Tryout registration begins March 26 and tryouts will be held April 19-21. For more information, visit: or call 281-354-2478. LAKE HOUSTON HURRICANES BENCH CLUB SEEKS MEMBERS The Lake Houston Hurricanes Bench club launched its annual spring membership drive to recruit supporters for sports-training and competition through Special Olympics in the Lake Houston area. For more information, visit or contact Susan Bulick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. ZACH JONES MEMORIAL FUNDRAISER GOLF TOURNAMENT This year’s Zach Jones Memorial Fundraiser Golf Tournament is being held at the Redstone Country Club. Date is Friday, May 11, with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. VLAC 12TH ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT The Village Learning & Achievement Center is hosting its 12th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Monday, April 16, at Tour 18. Registration opens at 11 a.m., and it is an all day event. Spohnsorships are available. For more information, visit KCC TO GET UPDATES ClubCorp recently announced a multimillion-dollar makeover coming to the Kingwood Country Club. The club is to undergo a reinvention project, which will include a modernized new look and updated amenities. The multimillion-dollar project is also supposed to include a new bar and grill, family dining room, covered outdoor patio and fire table, high-tech media lounge, men’s and women’s restrooms, updates to the men’s locker room and the banquet areas and a pro shop and outdoor pavilion. TRYOUT PREP CLINICS Texas Flip Factory began their Tryout Prep Clinics in February, to help dancers get prepared for school or all-star tryouts. For more information, visit or call 281-548-FLIP (3547). ANYTIME FITNESS SPECIAL OFFER Anytime Fitness 24-hour gym is offering a three month membership for $100 or $32.95 monthly membership with no enrollments and no contracts. Anytime Fitness is located at 20121 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. For more information, visit or call 281-900-0007. BLUE TIDE AQUATICS NOW REGISTERING Registration is open for Blue Tide Aquatics for the upcoming swim season. Blue Tide is open to beginning swimmers, Blue Tide practice team swimmers and adults ages 18 years and over. For more information, visit LEARN TO SWIM AT HUMBLE'S SWIM SCHOOL Space is currently available for beginner swim lessons at the Swim School of Humble for people of all ages. Classes include lessons for adult beginners, babies (with parent), children beginners (ages 6-and-up) and pre-school beginners. All are welcomed to stop by and check out the facility. For more information, call 281-323-3705 or visit FITNESS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS Kids In Action, located in Kingwood, is offering fitness classes for children with special needs. After a musical aerobic warm-up, the class works with motor skills and includes an obstacle course. The class meets Thursdays afternoons for 45 minutes. For more information, contact Kids In Action at 281-358-9446 or visit KINGWOOD BOOT CAMP The Kingwood Fitness and Sports Center is holding new sessions of its Boot Camp program. Cost is $180 for 12 classes or $15 per class. Session will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. The class meets at the Kingwood Fitness and Sports Center located at the Kingwood Country Club (1700 Lake Kingwood Trail). For more information, call 281-348-2205. WOMENS SPORTS CONDITIONING CLASSES Sports conditioning classes for women are being offered at the Kingwood Fitness and Sports Center at Kingwood Country Club (1700 Lake Kingwood Trail).program is designed to improve strength, flexibility and the core. Classes meet for 45 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per class. For more information, call 281-348-2205. EMBODY FITNESS OFFERS HATHA YOGA Embody Fitness Center is offering twice-weekly Hatha yoga sessions. The sessions are on Mondays and Fridays at 8:30 a.m. Embody Fitness Center is located at 1574 Kingwood Drive. For more information, call 281-312-1227 or visit (Photo:) Society of St. Stephen Director Lynn Harper, right, meets with tennis tournament co-chairs Diana Rutherford, left, and husband Jim Rutherford to finalize plans for the May 15 charity event at Kingwood Country Club.
Next week, F.A.S.T. Camp Sports is hosting its Spring Break Speed and Agility Camp for athletes ages 10-16 and 9-and-under. The camp will be held March 14 - 18, behind Humble Middle School, and focus on training in speed, agility and plyometrics. The 10-16 age group will meet from 5:30 – 7 p.m., while the 9-and-under group meets 7 – 8 p.m. On the final day of the camp there will be five categories of one-on-one skills competitions. Winners from each category will receive a free coupon for F.A.S.T. Summer Camp. Cost is $85 per participant and there is a $5 discount for registering online. F.A.S.T Camp Sports is a non-profit youth athletic organization serving the Humble-Kingwood-Atascocita area. For more information or to register, visit or call 713-418-0153.
The Kingwood Edge 8U softball team took first place, going undefeated, at the Best of the Best tournament in Humble. They have truly made Kingwood proud and have proven to be a team of great class and sportsmanship wherever they play. The Kingwood Edge is now qualified and will be representing Kingwood in the USFA Softball World Series in Florida, July 13-19. They are relying on charitable donations, sponsorships, and fundraising to get them there. If you are interested in sponsoring the team or showing your support, please contact Melissa Whitehead at 281-446-6983. Pictured are back row, from left: Rachel Austin, Kimberly Levengood, Brooke Johnson, Nicole Whitehead, Kaylee Kerr, and Olivia Deaver. Front row: Taylor Smith, Coco Jackson, Breanna Ables, Addie Bishop, and Jennifer Levengood.