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WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
Volume No. 9 • Issue No. 1
Northpark Drive’s appearance highlights Parks meeting
Committee tackles
‘the hideous’
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
Responding to the critical
comment, “It looks hideous,” by
Kingwood Service Association Parks
Committee member Ernst McKelroy
at the close of its last meeting, the
committee spent much of its January
meeting focused on the challenge of
the overall appearance of Northpark
Drive.
Joe Mazzarella of the Reserves at
Kings Point Village and the steward for
KSA Entrances opened the Northpark
discussion by reporting the flower
beds needed redoing and surrounding
underbrush needed to be cleared in the
northeast and southeast quadrants of
the Highway 59 entry area. KSA has
authority from the Texas Department
of Transportation to maintain those
areas. Mazzarella estimated making
those improvements would cost
$2,000. The money and ongoing
maintenance
was
immediately
approved. The committee then moved
on to understand the larger challenge
of the appearance of Northpark Drive
from Highway 59 to Loop 494 and
then on to the intersection of North
Park Drive and Woodland Hills
Drive.
Dee Price of Sand Creek and
Humble CITY
MANAGER
GETS PAY
RAISE
president of the association’s board
of directors provided an aerial
photograph handout of the area and
explained why the current situation is
so challenging and difficult.
“I’ve spent years trying to figure
out how this area runs and I thought it
might be helpful to explain Northpark
Drive,” she said.
The photograph was labeled
and highlighted to show the various
organizations responsible for the
different parts of the road and adjacent
areas in question.
“Northpark Drive, overall, I think
doesn’t look good, but there is little
we can do about it,” she said.
Price explained that Northpark
Northpark Drive has had many changes over the last
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Authority
okays
up to
$14M for
project
Seniors get Second Wind
By B.R. Kimbro
The Tribune
The
Humble
City
Council gave its city
manager a pay raise and
presented awards from its
annual Christmas Parade
of Lights during its Jan. 8
meeting at Humble City Hall.
An addendum to the
fiscal
year
2014-2015
budget was passed during
the meeting to increase
City
Manager
Darrell
Boekse’s $140,600 yearly
salary by about 8 percent.
“It’s a $12,000 a year
raise,” said Mayor Donnie
McMannes. “So it brings it
up to $152,600, which will
put us a little over Tomball
and Deer Park, and I think
that’s where we need to be.”
McMannes said that
the raise was necessary
because there is a competitive
market for city employees.
“I did a survey; Darrell’s
been here 19 years. He’s had
one raise for that position,
and the survey shows that
were lagging behind,” said
Mayor Donnie McMannes.
“One thing cities can’t do
nowadays, from Sugar Land
to Tomball, is to lag behind
in pay, for all city employees,
because we don’t want to lose
our people to Sugar Land or
Missouri City ... I think we
have to stay competitive.”
In
2009,
Boeske
received a salary raise from
$108,000 a year to $125,000,
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Education
hot topic
at Rotary
meeting
By B.R. Kimbro
The Tribune
The future of Texas
education was the central
theme of District 127
State Rep. Dan Huberty’s
speech at the Humble
Intercontinental
Rotary
meeting Jan. 7 at the Humble
Civic Center.
Huberty will join fellow
state lawmakers in Austin
Jan. 14 at the 84th 144-day
legislative session to tackle
state
issues,
including
public education reform and
funding.
“In 2011, when the
economy was in the tank,
instead
of
borrowing
money, we had to balance
our budget, so we made
a lot cuts,” said Huberty.
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By Cynthia Calvert
Editor
Earnie Wright (Navy) aboard the Boeing Stearman biplane ready to fly out on the flight of a lifetime.
By Ellie Fishbourne
Tribune Intern
Arbor Terrace Senior Living Center is currently
participating in an inspiring project and working on
creating special moments for its residents. Through
a partnership with the Second Wind Dreams
organization, Arbor Terrace is giving the seniors a
chance to fulfill some of their lifelong dreams.
“The Arbor Company participates in the
Second Wind Dreams program and believes very
strongly in making one’s dreams become reality. We
at Arbor Company like to make a deep connection
with our residents and find out their dream and
make it possible,” said Debra Frazell, engagement
director at Arbor Terrace.
Recently two WWII veterans currently living
at Arbor Terrace got to live a dream of theirs. The
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Veteran Armando Mares (Navy) aboard the
Boeing Stearman biplane.
David McCarble, developer
of Kings Creek, addressed the
Lake Houston Redevelopment
Authority (LHRA) at its January
meeting. The Authority agreed to
reimburse David Development
up to $14 million for public
infrastructure “if increment is
created,” said Tim Austin, LHRA
attorney. Almost breathtaking
in scope, the completed Kings
Creek project will cover 63 acres
on the west side of Highway 59,
contiguous to Kingwood Medical
Center running south. Five, 20floor luxury apartment buildings,
LEED-certified buildings, hotels,
and restaurants present nowhere
else in Houston, a 1-millionsquare-foot
office
building
with the latest in technological
advances (think of your cell phone
communicating with the building
as you enter, being directed to
a parking space and digitally
announcing your arrival) and
green spaces carefully cultivated
with special grass that never
needs mowing, and a plethora of
fruit and nut bearing trees are all
part of the inspiring plan. There
will be a small outdoor gazebo,
an amphitheater, seven miles of
hike and bike pathways, and a
redesign of an existing bridge and
ditch into a garden-filled green
space. Sixteen-foot cascading
waterfalls will be the signature
at each of three main entries.
McCarble gets high praise from
Houston City Council member
Dave Martin, who has become
close friends with the Houston
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Oehlschlaeger welcomed at Holy Comforter Lutheran
Tribune’s Community
Leader Series
By Trilla Cook
Tribune Correspondent
While welcoming the new year,
Kingwood’s Holy Comforter Lutheran Church
also extended a welcome to ELCA Pastor Amy
Oehlschlaeger, who began a three-year term as
the Associate Pastor of Faith Development and
Service in January.
On recommendation of the Call
Committee, the congregation extended an
enthusiastic greeting to new Associate Pastor
Oehlschlaeger, whose job description was
created from congregational surveys as one who
is dedicated to making disciples and helping
them Go Deeper with Christ by leading, and
mentoring them in the process of Discovering
their Faith, Growing in Community and Living
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•
God’s Mission.
The objective of the
position: To provide the vision
and leadership necessary to
create and sustain an exemplary
program for faith development
of both youth and adults within
Holy Comforter Lutheran
Church, as well as those in
the community who are “not
here yet,” and to create, plan
and organize opportunities for Oehlschlaeger
service to the community and
the world.
Oehlschlaeger was ordained in 1996, and
is a graduate of Lutheran Theological Southern
Seminary in Columbia, S.C. Initially she was
called to serve as the pastor of three Lutheran
congregations in southwestern Virginia, where
she remained for three years. She then served
as pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in
Vinton, Va., for six years, followed by a year
and a half working for Lutheran Volunteer
Corps at Lutheran World Relief as an advocacy
outreach associate and short-term recruiter.
Sports 1d • Oehlschlaeger also served as interim
campus pastor at the University of Cincinnati
and as university pastor at Capital University
in Columbus, Ohio, for a combined six and a
half years.
Oehlschlaeger impressed the Call
Committee as someone who “gets” Holy
Comforter’s “Discover, Grow, Live” vision,
and that she firmly believes “All are called.”
Based on her previous experience in parish
ministry with Lutheran World Relief and in
campus ministry, along with her appreciation
for continual learning and discovery, the Call
Committee sees “Pastor Amy” as, “Uniquely
qualified to lead our existing efforts as well as
offer new ideas.”
“I am committed to engaging all people of
all ages in discipleship, so that together we can
deepen our relationships with God, with one
another, and with our neighbors – locally and
globally,” said Oehlschlaeger.
Holy Comforter Lutheran Church is located
at 1901 Woodland Hills Drive in Kingwood.
For more information, call 281- 358-6500 or
visit GoDeeperWithChrist.org.
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Does precinct 4 offer a ridealong program? What is the age
limit? How do I get to go on a ride
along?
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best books ever
John Buerkett
Kingwood
Other than the Bible, what is
a book that has influenced your
life?
“The 7 Habits of Highly
Effective People” by Stephen R.
Covey -- Although the book has
been out since 1990, it continues to
apply to me and other people in today’s world. Begin
with the end is a principle I’ll never forget and have
passed on to my children and many friends.
WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
YOUR TURN
Knowledge is power
Dear Editor:
Should public schools teach
religion? Many folks surely will
say, “No!,” but I say, “Yes.” Let me
explain. Two forms of instruction
exist. They are (1) education and (2)
indoctrination. The following example
contrasts those forms. In teaching a
beginner to play golf, one topic is the
grip to use in hitting irons/woods.
Three grips have been used in winning
professional golf tournaments. They
are: (1) baseball grip (Art Wall), (2)
overlapping grip (Ben Hogan) and
(3) interlocking grip (Jack Nicklaus).
An indoctrinator tells student X to use
one grip (the teacher’s favorite). The
other two grips go unmentioned. An
educator shows X all three grips and
then lets X decide for himself which
grip to use. If X asks which of the
three grips he should use, an educator
replies thusly: “Try all three grips.
Then decide for yourself which one is
best for you.”Religious intolerance is
(and for centuries has been) a serious
problem facing mankind. It has cost
millions of humans their lives. Helen
Keller said, “The highest result of
education is tolerance,” and Einstein
believed that the truly great scientific
achievements are the result of “cosmic
religious feeling,” without which,
he said, science degenerates into
“uninspired empiricism.” I believe that
public-school education should include
religious education (not indoctrination),
and I foresee no constitutional
problems, for it would be religion
neutral. Einstein’s “cosmic religious
feeling” plus the major tenets of
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism,
Hinduism and atheism would comprise
the religion course that I suggest. That
course would have done me far more
good than reading Shakespeare. If Ms.
Keller was right, then such a course
would have long-term positive effects
on the course of human history.
Bill Bailey
Kingwood
Good old golden
rule days
Dear Editor:
January is School Board
Recognition Month, and gives us
a chance to recognize the selfless
sacrifices made by all school board
members. They give tirelessly of
themselves, ensuring that generations
of students are given every opportunity
to succeed. Not only do students
benefit from our dedicated school
board members, but so do teachers,
businesses and our communities.
As a former school board member
myself, I know firsthand how
much it would mean for everyone
to simply say, “Thank you.”
Mike Sullivan
Harris County Tax
Assessor-Collector
Just the facts, ma’am
Dear Editor:
The race baiters and the main
stream media continue to fan the
flames keeping the marchers going
and to farther divide our country to
a point where police are now being
assassinated. The U.S. has made
great strides in the healing process
from our prejudiced past of many
generations ago proven by the election
of our first black president, attorney
general as well as a member of our
Supreme Court. I’ll admit there are
still people out there with prejudices
on all sides, but we need to address
the root cause of the problems and
join forces to make the necessary
Winter Solstice
Every clear night that I have
the good fortune to be under
the stars, I see something odd;
something I don’t understand.
Is it a UFO? For at least a short
time – yes! We all see many
things that we don’t understand.
What I find is that if I spend time
discussing it with my fellow
astronomers an answer usually
presents itself. I have seen
white birds flying erratically
while illuminated by the sun
in an otherwise dark sky, stars
twinkling so badly they look
like something out of “Close
Encounters of the Third Kind,”
and meteors not behaving like
typical meteors. In the end, they
all have logical
and reasonable
explanations.
We invite you
to share your
stories
with
us at the next
Public Night
at
Insperity
Observatory:
Clevenson
humbleisd.net/
observatory.
We are open the first Friday of
each month. The next one is
Feb. 6 from 6-10 p.m.
By Dr. Aaron Clevenson
– Lead Astronomer,
Insperity Observatory
corrections to repair the damage
before it tears our nation apart.
Please consider the following:
1. The government, state and city
passed the law requiring the taxes
on cigarettes sold. If the law is too
negative, they need to repeal it, not
put it on the backs of the local police.
2. The police were dispatched
to arrest Mr. Garner because of
complaints filed by local business
owners that he was continuing to
break the law and sell cigarettes on
the street in front of their businesses.
3. Police officers do not have
the option of selecting which
laws they chose to enforce unlike
our current administration.
4. You may have noticed there
were five policemen at the scene; do
you think they may have anticipated
Mr. Garner wouldn’t comply based
on previous confrontations with
him over the same problem?
5. Mr. Garner broke another
law when he resisted arrest which
required additional manpower
to become involved.
6. That was not a choke hold that
was applied to Mr. Garner verified by
the fact that he told them he couldn’t
breathe. However, he was a very
large man so how else would you
suggest they put handcuffs on him?
7. Where are the results from
the autopsy and why hasn’t the
media looked into the actual cause
of his death? Could it be that his
being grossly overweight and having
asthma been a large factor considering
the vocation he was engaged in?
I am very disappointed in the main
stream media’s reporting on this event
and feel they have actually added to
the problem rather than doing their job
of presenting the facts to the people!
Sid B. Nice
Atascocita
humble
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a salary raise from $108,000
a year to $125,000,
according to city records.
McMannes
also
presented awards to the
winners
from
various
categories of the city’s
Christmas Parade of Lights
for their floats and home
Christmas light decorations.
The winners include:
Humble Independent School
District
Transportation,
Motor
Vehicle
Float
category;
Supercuts,
Corporate
Franchise
category; Humble Girls
Softball League, Community
Organization
category;
Kingwood Park Silver Stars
dance team, School Group
category;
Community
Performing Art Center, the
Children’s Group category
for his participation in
the Humble Christmas
celebration. Ross Davis
was presented with the third
place lighting award in the
Residential category for his
participation in the Humble
Christmas celebration; the
Sandefer family, second
place lighting award in the
Resodential category; Randy
Baumann, first place lighting
award in the Residential
category; Jose Madrano,
third place lighting award in
the Commercial category;
and Abundant Health and
Wellness Center, second
place lighting award in the
Commercial category.
CVA Cares Foundation &
Cardiovascular Association, PLLC
presents
Free Community Health Fair 2015
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• AAA Screening • Vision and Dental Screening
• Many Educational Talks
Saturday, January 24 • 8am - 4pm
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS
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Pharmaceutical Companies
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Educational Programs
Educational Booths
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WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
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Houston Zoo Offers Free First
Tuesdays After Noon!
Guests can enjoy free admission to the Houston Zoo on the
first Tuesday of the month, September through May, after
12 p.m. through closing time. Previously, the free entrance
began at 2 p.m. June, July, and August do not have free
afternoons. Please note that this offer includes zoo admission only and does not apply to the carousel, giraffe
feeding, or other events/attractions. Visit houstonzoo.
org for zoo hours and events.
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Bush Airport .......................................................... 281-230-3100
CenterPoint............................................................. 713-659-2111
City Service Help Line ........................................................ 3-1-1
(Water, Heavy Trash, Road Hazard)
Department of Public Safety ................................. 281-446-3391
(Driver’s License)
Fire, Police & Ambulance ................................................... 9-1-1
Friends of Texas Wildlife....................................... 281-259-0039
Harris County Constable’s Office ......................... 281-376-3472
Harris County Sheriff’s Office .............................. 713-221-6000
Houston Fire Department ...................................... 713-247-5000
Houston Police Department ................................... 713-884-3131
Kingwood Library ................................................ 281-360-6804
Kingwood Medical Center .................................... 281-348-8000
Kingwood Post Office ........................................... 281-913-1999
Kingwood Service Association ............................. 281-358-5192
Memorial Hermann NE ......................................... 281-540-7700
Metro Park & Ride ................................................ 713-635-4000
CERT TRAINING
REGISTRATION
City of Humble Office of
Emergency Management
will host a C.E.R.T.
training beginning Feb.
17 through April 7.
Registration is now open
and will close as soon
as the class fills. Classes
fill up very quickly. To
register, contact Carole
Chambers at [email protected]
humblepolice.com. Preregistration is required.
LONE STAR
COLLEGE TO HOST
ACADEMY FOR
LIFELONG
LEARNING OPEN
HOUSES
Lone Star College is
holding open
house
events
in January and
February at
various
campuses
for the
Academy for Lifelong
Learning (ALL), a
membership program
for adults age 50-plus
who are interested in
expanding their horizons with others in a
learning environment.
The annual membership
fee of $20 ($35 at LSCMontgomery) allows a
person to take all the
classes they are interested in at his/her campus.
The next date is Thursday, Jan. 15, from 1-3
p.m., at LSC-Kingwood,
EMCID Center (off site).
Call 281-312-1750.
pet of the week
Atascocita resident, George Garrett, co-author of new book, “Evolved,” presents his
newly published book to Kingwood librarian Christi Whittington. Garrett and his coauthor, Theresa Zimmerman, have a consulting business, called Future Focus Group.
They hope to engage companies who are willing to give up old ways of leadership
and look for new techniques in today’s modern world. Their book can also be found
on Amazon, Google Play, Barnes & Noble and Westbow Press.
RILEY BECOMES
PRESIDENT
Dr. Rebecca Riley, a
Kingwood
resident, has
been chosen
to serve
as interim
president
of LSCMontgomery,
beginning
Jan. 15.
Riley
Riley, an
accomplished artist, has
served as vice president
of instruction at LSCKingwood since August
2009. She began her career
HEARTS OF GOLD
at Kingwood in 1993
GALA
as an adjunct instructor
The Familyof art and has also held
Time Hearts
positions as associate
of Gold Gala
dean and dean of arts and
honoring the
humanities and interim
Women of
vice president of student
Achieve- success. Riley holds an
ment
Ed.D. from Sam Houston
will be
State University in Higher
held Jan. Education Leadership and
17 from
an MFA (Printmaking
5:30-10:30 p.m. at the
and Art History) and a
Hyatt Regency DownBFA (Painting and Art
town Houston. For more History) from Texas Tech
information, visit family- University.
timeccc.org.
BYNUM CHOSEN
ARBOR DAY
VP OF LAND
CELEBRATION AT
DEVELOPMENT
JESSE JONES PARK
Kingwood resident
Jan. 17 and 18 from 10
Russell Bynum has been
a.m.-4 p.m. – Celebrate
named
Texas Arbor Day by
the vice
adopting a tree! Take
president
home a free sapling,
of land
and get tree planting
development
and care information.
for Taylor
Exhibits and activities
Morrison,
highlight local forest
a leading
plants. Webelos can
homebuilder
fulfill all requirements
in North
Bynum
for the Forester activAmerica.
ity pin by completing a
Bynum will
self-guided activity. For
oversee the company’s
more information, call
Houston division.
281-446-8588 or visit
Bynum will supervise the
hcp4.net/jones.
division’s contracted land
and lot positions, along
with presiding over the
development of land in the
Houston market. With a
degree in civil engineering
from the University of
Texas and a MBA from
the University of Houston,
Bynum will be a major
asset to the Houston team.
With a background in land
development, a wealth of
job experience and being
an active member of the
American Society of Civil
Engineers and the Urban
Land Institute, Bynum is a
perfect fit for the company.
JOHNSTON CRUISE
SPECIALIST
Lanelle Johnston,
MCC (Master Cruise
Specialist) and a Vacation
Destination Specialist,
has been a travel agent
for 18 years. She worked
for Enex Securities; a
company led by Gerald
Eckley in Kingwood as a
marketing associate and
planned travel for the
company.
When the
oil industry
fell, she was
invited by
Joy Greiner,
owner of
Travel With
Joy, to learn
Johnston
the travel
industry.
After Greiner retired,
Johnston joined
CruiseOne Inc., a
home-based franchise
agency owned by Wayne
and Pam Wassom, in
2006. CruiseOne Inc.
is headquartered in Ft.
Lauderdale, Fla., and
specializes in offering
cruises and land vacations
by combining the latest
technology with oldfashioned service. The
computerized “best fare”
search program enables
Johnston to identify
excellent values on all
the major cruise lines
and vacation destination
suppliers. “I take great
pride in working with my
clients and helping them
decide what ship or travel
itinerary will best fit their
personality and budget.
After the right cruise
or vacation has been
chosen, my service does
not end, I handle all the
details,” said. Reach her at
[email protected]
or call directly at 281-3588441.
FASHIONS
AND MORE
Audrey
Smart opened
Fashion and
More a few
months ago
and invites
the public to
come visit.
Always a
hard worker,
Smart
Smart has
wanted a dress shop all
her life – she loves clothes
and fashions. This is her
last stop on the way to
retirement – her shop
will provide the nest
egg for those relaxing
years in the future. Smart
chose to open her shop in
Kingwood to be close to
her granddaughter plus
she loves the smalltown
feel, yet bustle, of
Kingwood. She specializes
in boutique type apparel,
handbags, jewelry and
boots. Stop in and say
hello – her shop is located
in the Fiesta Azteca Center
at 20669 West Lake
Houston Parkway, Suite
and the shop’s telephone is
281-852-2022.
Roxy Fishbourne is a gorgeous black Labrador puppy
who wants to be best friends with everyone she meets.
Ellie, Nancy, Marie and Rob welcomed this fifth member
into their family two years ago and it was the best
decision they’ve ever made. Roxy loves to play in East
End Park with her friends DJ, Rika, Hank and anyone
else that walks by. She enjoys her visits to the Westminster
House with her therapy dog team, Happy Healing Hearts.
This active pup is also caring, patient and loving when it
comes to looking after her family, and though she is a big
softy she makes an excellent guard dog.
LOOKING FOR A HOME
This is Lucky. Lucky was
recently found one cold
evening in a parking lot in
Old Humble by Kingwood
couple Jennifer Fernandez
and Bryan Kimbro.
Despite their best efforts
to locate a possible owner,
no one has come forward
and it is now time to find
him a home. Lucky is most
likely mongrel, but his
rescuers’ best guess is that
he is a Rottweiler/German
Shepherd hybrid. He is
roughly 8-10 weeks old.
He is a very sweet puppy,
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WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
Free health screening offered at CVA Health Fair
By Susan McFarland
Tribune Correspondent
Tingling in the ring
and pinkie fingers is one
of the most convincing
signs of an upcoming
heart attack according
to Dr. Rajic Agarwal,
physician at Cardiovascular
Association, PLLD, of
Kingwood. Cost-free health
screening, including many
types of cardiovascular
tests, will be available at the
CVA Cares Foundation’s
Community Health Fair
to be held Jan. 24 at the
Humble Civic Center, 8233
Will Clayton Parkway.
Agarwal
provided
details about the upcoming
fair at last week’s Atascocita
BizCom meeting.
“Last year we had about
2,000 people attend the fair.
This year, we will be doing
even more cost-free testing,
including EKGs, stroke
screenings,
circulation
tests, aneurysm tests, blood
work (including cholesterol
and blood sugar), bone
density testing and diabetic
foot checks. Northeast and
Kingwood will be helping
out with the blood work.
We tell individuals when
they walk in, ‘You will
not spend a dime today;
everything will be taken
care of,’” said Agarwal.
The Health Fair is
open to all members of the
community.
“We want to target
people who do not have
insurance who could not get
these tests done otherwise.
We want those who come
in to have a good day. We
are going to feed them,
have educational talks
and games for kids,” said
Agarwal. “In 2013, we did
1,100 EKGs in one day and
had at least 15 to 20 people
with severely abnormal
EKGs. We helped some of
those people to come to our
office, for little to no cost,
for additional testing or to
see a board certified doctor.
We prevented at least five
to 10 of those people from
having a stroke or heart
attack. Even if we help one
person, it’s worth it to us.”
Agarwal
noted
cardiovascular screening is
not on many people’s radar
screen and said, “We don’t
have the mentality that we
should [have routine testing]
to protect ourselves from
cardiovascular disease, like
we do for breast cancer or
prostate cancer, yet it’s the
number one killer in the
U.S. Heart disease kills 10
times more women than
breast cancer does.”
He explained that
insurance
companies
typically
cover
cardiovascular screenings,
without the application of
co-pays or deductibles.
In addition to tingling
in the ring and pinkie finger,
Agarwal spoke of other
warning signs of strokes.
“The key word is
sudden. If you feel sudden
numbness on one side,
you can’t talk, your vision
changes or you can’t walk
right. Do not ignore that,”
said Agarwal. “Northeast
Hospital is fantastic for
stroke care. Within five
minutes of when someone
comes in to the hospital
with stroke-like symptoms,
we have an answer as to
whether they are having a
stroke.”
Agarwal noted the CVA
group has been in practice
for about 17 years in the
Kingwood/Humble area.
The group has 13 doctors,
and will soon increase to 15
doctors.
“We are the largest
private cardiology practice
in the greater Houston area.
There are larger practices
in the Medical Center,
affiliated with medical
schools, but we are the
largest private practice. We
are able to do everything in
Kingwood/Humble except
heart transplants,” said
Agarwal.
He added that they
anticipate
4,000-10,000
people will attend the
Health Fair, which will be
open from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
In other BizCom
business, Scott Brady,
Humble Bizcom chairman,
delivered comments from
Darrell
Boeske,
City
Manager
of
Humble,
regarding
the
Wilson
Road expansion at the
Jan. 8 Atascocita BizCom
meeting.
“The expansion of
Wilson Road from Will
Clayton to Atascocita
Road is underway,” said
Brady. “It will look like it
does in front of Humble
High School all the way
up to Atascocita Road. The
reason it stops at Atascocita
Road is because the City
of Humble does not have
jurisdiction beyond that.
The City of Humble is
working with Harris County
and Commissioner Cagle’s
office to expand Wilson
Road from Atascocita Road
to the Beltway. Also, Main
Street and Higgins Streets
will have major renovations
on the pavement and new
sidewalks with turn of the
century lighting will be
added.”
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WEDNESDAY
january 14, 2015
SECTION B
HEALTH
Memorial Hermann
Life Flight receives
prestigious award
Memorial Hermann Life Flight has been named the
winner of the Texas Department of State Health Services
2014 EMS Air Medical Service of the Year Award. This
prestigious award honors a public or private air medical
service in Texas that has demonstrated the highest
standards in providing patient care, leading the way in
innovation and commitment to patient care. Memorial
Hermann Life Flight is a critical care air medical transport
service based in Houston – the city’s only hospital-based
air ambulance – that serves the community within a 150mile radius of the Texas Medical Center with helicopters
and worldwide using fixed-wing transport. Life Flight.
Kingwood Medical Center
celebrates 400th da Vinci Si
robotic-assisted surgeries
Kingwood Medical staff is enthusiastic about the da
Vinci system.
In just two years since obtaining the da Vinci Si
robotic-assisted surgical system, more than 400 patients
have experienced the benefits of physician-guided robotic
surgery at Kingwood Medical Center. For patients, the
benefits include less pain, less risk of infection, smaller
incisions and less scarring, reduced blood loss, shorter
hospital stay and faster recovery.
Dr. Michael Morris, general surgeon at Kingwood
Medical Center, performed the 400th da Vinci roboticassisted procedure, a hernia surgery to cure the pain of
patient Gary Gray.
“On the day of my hernia surgery, the hospital was
very efficient. I arrived in the morning and returned home
by 2 p.m.in time to watch the Texans game,” said Gary
Gray.
“I had no pain at all after surgery, just soreness,
and the four tiny incisions on my stomach are hardly
visible.”
“As a result of utilizing the da Vinci Si Robot, I have
seen better patient outcomes, including faster recovery
time and less pain after surgery, which enhances the
overall quality of life for my patients,” said Dr. Morris.
“The da Vinci Robot’s 3D high-definition imaging
technology allows me the ability to visualize tissue
10 times greater. With the Firefly fluorescence-based
imaging, the fluorescent dye illuminates variations in
tissue, which enables me to operate with much more
precision and accuracy than standard laparoscopy and
conventional surgery,” said Morris.
“Using the robotic arm and special wristed
instruments, I can suture easily. It is quite amazing how
the robotic arm turns and rotates far greater than the
human wrist.”
Kingwood Medical Center acquired the da Vinci Si
Robot in Nov. 2012 and has offered the da Vinci Surgical
System as an alternative to both traditional open surgery
and conventional laparoscopy. With the da Vinci Surgical
System, patients have the potential for significantly less
pain, a shorter hospital stay, minimal scarring, lower
rate of complications, and a faster return to normal daily
activities. At Kingwood Medical Center, the da Vinci
Si Surgical System can be used on complex minimally
invasive surgical procedures including gynecologic,
urologic, colorectal and abdominal surgeries.
Kingwood Medical Center surgeons credentialed in
da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery are:
Gynecology: Kristine Barnsfather, M.D.; Noel
Boyd, M.D.; Jennifer Browning, M.D.; Kavita MahajanMerritt, D.O.; Sujatha Mohan, M.D.; Joseph Petty,
M.D.; Amy Plummer, M.D.; Brenda Uribe-Torres, M.D.
Gynecologic Oncology Surgery: Richard Drake, M.D.;
Christine Lee, M.D. General Surgery: Drew Dylewski,
M.D.; Kent Kossoy, M.D.; Samir Kreit, M.D.; Michael
Morris, M.D.; Juan Mario Villafani, M.D.; Jose Ortega,
M.D. Urology: Robert Chan, M.D.; John Giannakis
M.D.; Michael Graham, M.D.; Justin Gyorfi, M.D.
For more information about da Vinci surgery at
Kingwood Medical Center, visit KingwoodMedical.com.
To schedule an appointment with a physician who is
currently using the da Vinci Si Surgical System, or to get
more information, call 1-800-258-5064.
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acting as a pallbearer at
the funerals of my friends
who exercise regularly.” – Mark Twain
Kingwood chiropractor celebrates 30 years
By Kiersten Kindred
Tribune correspondent
Serving the community for more than 30 years,
chiropractor and clinic founder, Dr. Elaine Scott, recently
shared her journey and fond memories.
“ In my 20s, I suffered a debilitating problem and
sought traditional mainstream care,” said Scott. “When
told that I could not be helped, I turned to a doctor of
chiropractic. My problem was a chiropractic problem and
I was restored to health in a short time! From that day
forward, I wanted to be part of such an effort in helping
others to regain health and wellness.” Scott went on
to attend the Texas Chiropractic College in Pasadena,
Texas, and opened her practice in Kingwood in
November of 1983.
“I wanted to open my own practice to provide
what I felt was the best service for each patient, “
said Scott. “I simply wanted to be able to focus on
each one’s needs.”
In various studies, chiropractic has outperformed
numerous other back pain treatments. It emphasizes
proper diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
At Scott Chiropractic, they focus on Activator
Methods Chiropractic Technique (AMCT), which uses
the latest advances in orthopedic, neurological and
chiropractic examinations to see joint dysfunction in
the spinal column and extremities for improved patient
care.
Those at Kingwood clinic pride themselves on
providing excellent service to each patient who walks in
the door.
“This practice has been, and is, and will continue
to be committed to excellence,” said Scott. “With my
associate, Dr. Susan Moss, we continue to offer
innovative services such as conservative
chiropractic care, acupuncture, physical
therapy, homeopathy and nutritional
consulting,” said Scott.
Scott made Kingwood her
chiropractic clinic home because
of the warmth in the community
and people.
“When I first moved to
Kingwood in 1983, I didn’t
know a single person, but was
immediately drawn into the
warmth of the community,”
said Scott. “I decided then and
there that this was the place
and these were the people
whom I wanted to assist.”
“One of my best memories is the first Patient
Appreciation Day I sponsored during the Christmas
season. I treated over 90 people that day and gathered
enough toys to fill two vehicles for the Humble Area
Assistance Ministries.”
Scott said, that her main goal is to continually grow
and have a personal connection with each patient.
“I strive to
keep growing personally and to set
a good
example in conservatory
living and healthcare,
thereby
being
empathetic
with
the people who
come needing
assistance,”
said Scott.
To learn
more about
Dr. Elaine
Scott or Scott
Chiropractic
visit
scott
chiropractic.
net/scott chiro
practic.net/
Dr. Elaine Scott says she
takes care in providing
excellent care and service to each patient.
Fruzia named System Respiratory
Therapist of the Year
Mary Fruzia, center, received an award and a cash prize as Memorial Hermann Respiratory Therapist of the Year
from Robert Menchaca of Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and organizer of the award, and Suzanne Croft,
director of Cardiopulmonary Services at Memorial Hermann Northeast.
Mary Fruzia, a respiratory therapist at Memorial
Hermann Northeast Hospital, has been named Memorial
Hermann Healthcare System’s Respiratory Therapist of
the year. Fruzia, a 17-year employee at Memorial Hermann
Northeast, was selected for her excellent clinical skills,
great bedside manner, collaboration abilities and passion
for her patients. The Memorial Hermann recognition
included an award and a cash prize.
Randall Reed Planet Ford presents Project Mammogram
donation to Northeast Hospital Foundation
Randall Reed Planet Ford of Humble and
Spring recently made a donation of $22,205 to the
Northeast Hospital Foundation.
The donation was presented to Northeast
Hospital Foundation President Tim Baker by Kristi
Williams of Randall Reed Planet Ford of Humble.
During October, which is National Breast
Cancer Awareness Month, the Humble and Spring
stores donated a portion of their new and used
car sales to the Northeast Hospital Foundation
to support Project Mammogram, which offers
free mammograms and breast ultrasounds to
qualifying area women and men. Funding for this
program comes from annual grants through the
Houston Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,
Kingwood Women’s Club, various community
organizations and Randall Reed Planet Ford.
Volunteer support for Project Mammogram
is provided by Kingwood Women’s Club and
community members. Recipients qualify for the
program based on income, their hospital service
area, and medical insurance status (having no
insurance or insurance with high deductibles).
Project Mammogram staff conducts educational
sessions and accepts applications at the following
locations: Humble Area Assistance Ministries,
Society of St. Stephen, Mission Northeast, St. Jon
of the Cross Catholic Church in New Caney, First
United Methodist Church in Dayton, First Baptist
Church in Dayton and St. Joseph Catholic Church
in Dayton.
For more information about Project Jodi Morris of World Class Automotive (left) presents a check from Randall Reed Planet Ford to (from left) Tim Baker,
Mammogram, contact the Northeast Hospital Northeast Hospital Foundation President; Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital CEO Louis Smith; Memorial Hermann
Foundation office at 281-540-7817.
Northeast Hospital COO Heath Rushing; and Nancy Allen, with the Northeast Hospital Foundation.
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WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
Northeast Houston Vein Center offers relief from leg pain
For the past four
years, Kingwood resident
and Tribune owner Larry
Shiflet has been suffering
from restless leg syndrome
and
severe
cramping,
predominantly at night
while trying to sleep. He
leads an active lifestyle
that includes hobbies such
as walking, golfing and
exercising; all activities that
require one to be on one’s
feet. It wasn’t until a year
ago that he began to notice
a decline in his ability to
walk long distances. His
legs would cramp up if he
walked too far or too long,
and he was unsure of what
was causing the decline.
His
cardiovascular
doctor, Dr. Madaiah Revana
of the Northeast Houston
Vein Center and Humble
Cardiology, advised him
to look into a procedure
called venous ablation. He
explained to Shiflet that his
symptoms were caused by
a disease in his veins called
venous reflux disease, a
common condition resulting
from decreased blood flow
from the leg veins up to the
heart, with pooling of blood
in the veins. Normally, oneway valves in veins keep
blood flowing toward the
heart -- against the force of
gravity. When the valves do
not perform their function,
blood can flow backward or
reflux.
A month after Shiflet
completed his procedures,
he stated that now he has
“no cramps at all.” He is
back to walking two miles a
day without any problems,
and he can now enjoy
golfing two to three times
a week. He said he would
“highly recommend” the
procedure because it was
“so minimally invasive.”
“I’m a big guy and
I’m not scared of much”,
said Shiflet, a retired police
chief. “I would fight off
bears and robbers with my
bare hands, but at the sight
of a needle, I run away like
a baby. The pain was so
minimal and the day of the
procedure you walk in, turn
Here’s to your
around, and walk out. The
procedure was not that long
and not that bad. Because
of the results I’ve had, I
would say it was definitely
worth it.”
“He’s been my
cardiologist for years and
he doesn’t give me what
I don’t need. He checked
me several times before he
performed the procedure.
I wholeheartedly trust him
and would recommend his
services to anyone,” Shiflet
said.
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Dirt Road Divas opens at Kings Harbor Waterfront Village
Kings Harbor welcomed an exciting
new offering to its waterfront community,
Dirt Road Divas Boutique. The addition
of this new tenant will complement
the impressive line-up of businesses at
Kings Harbor, resulting in the mixed-use
destination being fully occupied and 100
percent leased.
The boutique relocated to Kings
Harbor from its original Royal Colonnade
shopping center location in Kingwood.
Opened in 2009, the Dirt Road Divas
features women’s clothing and unique
western shirts to evening cocktail
gifts with a southern flair.
dresses. Gift items include
Shoppers will find several
Te x a s - i n s p i r e d
well-known national
home
décor,
brands such as
handcrafted
Miss Me jeans,
jewelry, artisan
Big Buddha and
candles
and
Southern Chic Boutique
BCBG, as well as
more. Dirt Road
many regional and
Divas
occupies
local brands. The store
1,121 square feet of
offers a wide selection of
retail space along the
clothing pieces from fun tees and
interior of the project next
Fillies fundraiser promise fun
The Kingwood Fillies biking fundraising event provides opportunity for exercise.
The Kingwood Fillies have two
upcoming fundraising events. The first
event is the annual Bike Through the Forest
and the Hills which will take place on
Saturday, Jan. 24 starting at 8 a.m. outside
the San Jacinto County Court House in
Coldspring. A training ride for the BP MS
150, the bike ride has four routes: 12, 25,
33 and 46 miles. Riders must pre-register
by Jan.18 to be guaranteed an event Tshirt and to secure the $35 entry fee. After
Jan.18, registration will be $40 per rider.
Walk-up registration opens at 6 a.m. the
day of the ride.
The second event is the Kingwood
Fillies Take Broadway Dance Clinic for
dancers 4 years old through high school
on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
at Kingwood High School. The clinic
is $40. After Jan. 30, the cost is $45 per
dancer. To register for either event, visit
kingwoodfillies.net.
to Pretty Little Things.
“We realized that if we were to move,
our customers would expect nothing less
than a top-notch retail center,” said owner
Jodie Robinson. “When the Kings Harbor
location became available to us, we knew
that this would be the ideal place for Dirt
Road Divas. With Kings Harbor’s central
location in Kingwood on beautiful Lake
Houston combined with our personal
favorite restaurants and shops, we had to
make the move.”
Temple Beth Torah to host
evening of Jewish blues
Temple Beth Torah will
be hosting a special dinner
and concert Saturday,
Jan. 24, beginning at 6
p.m. California musician,
songwriter and storyteller
Saul Kaye has become a
pioneer in a new genre of
music: Jewish Blues. Like
his great-grandfather who
blazed a trail from Russia to
South Africa to trade cattle
between warring African
tribes, Kaye has brought
together the sounds of the
struggle of the African
slaves in this country with
the history of the Jewish
slavery experience.
This “Taste of the
South” is part of Temple
Beth Torah’s “Shabbat
around
the
World”
experience, blending goodold Southern barbecue
(kosher style, of course,
with vegetarian options)
with the transition of the
end of Shabbat. Kaye and
Rabbi Dan Gordon will
share a unique, storyfilled Havdallah service,
followed by dinner and
Kaye’s concert, which will
have the audience clapping
hands and snapping fingers
to soulfully encounter
the bridge between Jews
and the Blues. While the
Song writer and story teller,
Temple Beth Torah Jan. 24.
Saturday night program
is geared for adults,
Kaye will join Temple
Beth Torah’s Religious
School on Sunday, Feb.
25, bringing his passion
for Jewish music to the
temple’s students. There
is a nominal charge for the
evening, and reservations
and payment are required
Saul Kaye, will perform at
no later than Jan. 21. Those
reserving
and
paying
by Jan.16 will receive a
discount. For information
and reservations, leave
a message at 281-4465611. Temple Beth Torah
is located at 320 Shallow
Drive in Humble. For
more information, visit
tbthumble.org.
Artists sought for new art show
There is a new
opportunity for local artists
with an art show planned for
next month, called THE...
Art Show in Kingwood.
“We want to give local
artists from Kingwood,
Humble
and
beyond
the opportunity to show
their art and talent with
the public,” said show
coordinator Judy Davis.
“We also want to include
some students from a local
high school to let them
have the experience of
being in an art show and
sowing off their talents.
We hope to make this an
interesting and enjoyable
show for everyone that
comes.”
The show will be held
Saturday, Feb. 21, from 11
a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are looking for
paint brush artists, pencil
artists,
woodworkers,
jewelry
makers,
photography, yard art and
more,” said Davis. We want
to have a couple of silent
auctions.”
There is a fee of $ 95 for
a space and it can be shared
with another artist to make
it more affordable. A table
and chairs is included.
The show will be
held indoors at the Lone
Star
College
Student
Conference Center in
Kingwood. A silent auction
is also planned.
“We plan to have a
food truck or two as well,”
said Davis, adding that
there will be plenty of free
parking and admission is
free to the public.
For more information,
contact
Davis
at
[email protected] or
call 832 877-4248.
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SECTION C
SUBURBAN
Kingwood Community Center Open House
The community is invited to come and attend an Open House
Jan. 21 from 1:30-3 p.m. to learn more about programs and
activities at the Kingwood Community Center. The center currently hosts about 20 different programs; this event is a great
opportunity to find out more about each program. There will
also be an opportunity for the community to share what they
want to see at the Kingwood Community Center as the staff attempts to grow the current program listing
Welcome, everyone, to the new Out and
About – here to catch you up on what’s
happening in the Lake Houston area!
Has everyone recovered from all of the
holiday festivities? Is your house finally free
of guests? Are you on the January post-parties
diet?
Happy New Year!
First of all, I would like to thank Karen
Pfeiffer for the fudge – yay, I finally made her
Christmas list! – Denise Krieger for the peanut
butter blossoms, Shae Griffing for the nut roll
and Karen Boughton for her baklava. All of
these I ate in one sitting. Not even kidding, I
didn’t share. I absolutely love when my friends
gift me with their specialties. It’s usually a
labor of love and that always shows in the final
product. Delicious!
Attending Howard Pitman and Anne
Viault’s annual “Twixt Party” on Saturday, Dec.
27, (betwixt Christmas and New Year) were
Richard Leofsky, Kay Dunn, Pam Dickson,
Tim and Dr. Andrea Burgess, Devon and Chad
Alexander, Chris Parker, Eileen Booher,
Derold and Diane Maney, Pamela Saxon King,
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Siropaides, and Debbie
and Don McGuire. There was plenty of food
and wine to be had as the partiers fought to be
“the last man standing.”
The Sampsons threw their annual New Year’s
Eve bash at their beautiful estate and this year,
Mandy Sampson went with a toga party theme.
Between the full bar and the delicious buffet
which included Texas cheesecake and Bloody
Mary Shrimp shots, guests took turns snapping
photos with the two live models posed as statues
on pedestal bases. So cool. To welcome the New
Year, a private fireworks display was set up on
the back lawn for the guests to enjoy. I can’t wait
to hear what next year’s theme will be!
Pat and Linda Cunningham hosted a
mellow New Year’s Eve party in their gorgeous
Barrington home with family and close friends.
Elegant epergnes filled with Linda’s beautifully
handmade fresh flower arrangements stood at the
ready to greet guests who dined on chimichurri
steak, chicken sate skewers and the family’s own
shrimp gumbo.
Hostess Eileen Booher outdid herself with
yet another fabulous New Year’s Eve party.
Chris and Jason Parker and their adorable
girls, Payton and Sheridan, were there along
with Howard Pitman and Anne Viault, George
and Pamela King, Devon and Chad Alexander,
Cheryl and Tony Austin, Theo and Gary
Christman, David Dickson, and Denise and
JJ Marques. Chris played karaoke ring leader
while several “stars were born.” Devon and
Chad captured all the fun using the 2014 gift of
the year given to them by their children Rhett
and Page Alexander – “the selfie stick.”
Manfred and Daira Quentel also opened
their beautiful Walden home on the water
together with Wade and Darla Bartlett to greet
the new year with family and friends. Jim and
Ruth Holloway, Daira and Darla’s parents,
joined close friends like Dan and Janet Huberty,
enjoying brown sugar ham, bruschetta and some
really delicious-looking desserts. Dozens of
silver balloons rained down from the ceiling at
midnight which the kids delightfully popped in
lieu of firecrackers.
On New Year’s Day, John Sorrentino and
Michelle Parnell hosted an Ugly Sweater Party
with a little hair of the dog for those that partied
the night before. What a great idea! Much hilarity
was had among the guests which included Danny
and Geralyn Sullivan, Rob Crawford, Amber
Townsen and the Ugliest Sweater champs,
Sandy Lee and Mark Geddings.
Norman Funderburk will be honored by
the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce
as the Haden McKay Citizen of the Year at
their annual Awards Extravaganza luncheon
on Jan. 23 at The Overlook. Other ‘stars’ to be
recognized will be the Spirit of the Chamber
Award, Rising Star Award and Chairman’s
Award. The next day Funderburk will be
honored at the Humble High Softball Banquet
– and be inducted into their Hall of Fame. It’s
Norman Funderburk Month!
Jan. 17 is the annual FamilyTime Hearts
of Gold Gala, featuring the 2014 Women of
Achievement. Congratulations, ladies. I will see
you, dressed to the nines I’m sure, on your big
night.
Humble Area Assistance Ministries
celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, so you
know that the 9th Annual Chili Cook-off will
be a blast. The annual HAAM Pillars of the
Community recipients will be honored that day,
too! Don’t forget to sign up for your spot and
start tweaking those recipes. I look forward to
tasting all your entries.
Finally, a big welcome and congratulations
to our new Harris County Precinct 4 Justice of
the Peace, Judge Laryssa Korduba, who was
sworn in on New Year’s Day. Good luck!
See you out and about!
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n Friday, Jan. 30, and
Saturday, Jan. 31, the
Humble BBQ Cook-off
will be hosted in the
parking lot adjacent
to the Humble Civic Center. This
cook-off is the weekend prior to
the Humble Rodeo and it serves
as a way to really set the tone for
one of Humble’s most anticipated
events. Also at the barbecue will
be a freepit building competition
for welding classes of Humble
ISD and a kids cook-off. In the
kids cook-off, children ages 5-17
will be required to cook two pork
steaks under parent supervision and submit one for judging. There is a $25 entry fee for
the kids-cook off and general
admission tickets to the BBQ
Cook-off are $10 for adults
over 21 and $5 for anyone
under 21. All proceeds from
the event benefit the Humble
ISD Education
Foundation to
fund innovative
projects that
will enhance
curriculum and
technology within
the Humble Independent School
District. This year the
cook-off will have live
musicians Nate Kipp and
Jason Cassidy as entertainment on the Bud Light
Stage on Friday
and Saturday.
With something
for everyone,
the Humble BBQ
Cook-off starts off
this years’ Humble Rodeo season
with a sizzle. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit
humblerodeo.com/bbq%20cookoff.html.
The Humble Rodeo, celebrating 63 years of professional
rodeo and entertainment for the entire family, is acclaimed for
being the highlight of the professional rodeo circuit. Rodeo
performances are held Friday, Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at
7 p.m. Gates open to the public at 5:30 p.m., and the rodeo
concert performances kick off at 9 p.m. each night – and are
sure to be a great experience for all! Free parking and shuttle
service are available at Humble High School, 1700 Wilson
Road, and at New Covenant Church at 901 Wilson Road. For
complete information and a schedule of events, go to
humblerodeo.com
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community calendar
Community members gathered recently to celebrate good health at a Christmas Open House hosted by cardioloigst Dr. Madaiah Revana of Humble Cardiology Associates. Dr. Revana has one of the friendliest teams of
employees in the area. From left are Jessica Rojas, Sheila Tackett, Leslie Wood, Dr. Revana and Danny Cantu.
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Family Time Crisis & Counseling Center
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www.kingwoodumc.org • [email protected]
23874 Loop 494 • Porter 77365
Resale stoRes
281-354-5590
Clothing
Household Items
Furniture
Antiques
FOREST COVE
GARDEN CLUB
The garden club meets at the
Forest Cove Community Room
on every second Thursday of the
month from September to May.
For more information, call Paulette
Murray at 281-358-8625.
FRIENDS OF THE
ATASCOCITA LIBRARY
FOAL is a group of
volunteers dedicated to the growth
and promotion of the Atascocita
library. Meetings are held the
second Tuesday of each month
at 7 p.m. at the library. For more
information, call 281-812-2162.
Baby and children’s clothes, toys, furniture and accessories
Friday, Feb. 6, 6-8pm • Saturday, Feb. 7, 9-11am
Saturday, Feb. 7, 11:30am-1:00pm (1/2 price)
Harris County residents welcomed their newest justice of
the peace on New Year’s Day. Laryssa Korduba was sworn
in by Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle.
Holding the Bible for his wife is Matt Hrncir and happily
part of their mom’s big day are their children.
Children’s Toys
Linens
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm • Sat. 9am-2pm
SUNDAY 9am-2pm
Items sold at the thrift store
directly benefits the many
programs that FamilyTime
offers to assist victims of violence,
including the shelter.
FamilyTime Crisis & Counseling Center
101 Main St.
Humble 77338
281-446-2615
familytimeccc.org
FRIENDS OF THE OCTAVIA
FIELDS LIBRARY
The friends is a group
of volunteers that assist the
library by collecting used books,
organizing book sales as well as
other volunteer duties. For more
information, call 281-446-3377.
GATHERING PLACE
The Gathering Place is a
free respite care service offered
once a month by Holy Comforter
Lutheran Church in partnership
with Interfaith Care Partners.
It is a program for caregivers
of loved ones with dementia,
stroke, Parkinson’s and early
stage Alzheimer’s. The Gathering
Place meets the first Friday of
every month, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m., at
Holy Comforter Lutheran Church,
1901 Woodland Hills Drive in
Kingwood. For information, call
281-358-6500.
GOODTIMERS
This
non-denominational
group of older adults is sponsored
by Atascocita United Methodist
Church. The meetings are held the
second Thursday of each month
in the AUMC Life Center, 19325
Pinehurst Trail Drive. For more
information, call Ed Brewton at
281-689-1976 or Clarice Cangemi
at 281-454-4643. All adults 50plus are invited to attend.
HI NEIGHBOR-KINGWOOD
The club is a women’s
social organization
which
also participates in numerous
philanthropic activities. A New
Member Coffee will be held Feb.
24. The group meets the second
Wednesday of every month for
a luncheon at 11 a.m. either
at Raffa’s or at the Kingwood
Country Club. For reservations
or more information, visit
hineighborkingwood.com.
HUMBLE AREA
GENEALOGICAL
MEETINGS
The
Humble
Area
Genealogical Society (THAGS)
meets the second Monday of each
month from September through
May at the Humble Senior Activity
Center, 1401 South Houston
Avenue, in Humble. Monthly
meetings will have a program
regarding genealogy research,
tools and techniques. There will be
field trips frequently to the Clayton
Genealogy Research Library
in Houston. THAGS serves the
greater Lake Houston Area.
Meetings start at 7 p.m. Visitors
are always welcome. For more
information, go to rootsweb.com/
~txthags or email [email protected]
aol.com or call Ronnie Janecka at
281-454-5545.
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Recently, Rotary Club of Humble
representatives made a donation in support of FamilyTime.
Judy Cox and Mike Price of
FamilyTime were on hand to accept the donation and recognize
the contribution. FamilyTime’s
mission is to provide an outreach program and accessible
services to families and individuals in crisis through counseling, crisis intervention, information and referral, and shelter:
familytimeccc.org.
Kingwood Garden Club awarded George and Marcy Butler October Yard of the Month. The beautiful home and
garden is located at 6002 South Royal Point Drive, Royal Shores, Kingwood. Traditional cottage style plantings
anchor and embrace the beauty of the home. The front
garden explodes with color boasting a generous wave
of Vincas, Lantanas, Hibiscus and Angelonias. This
look is achieved using the popular color-block method
of garden design. A backyard stroll immediately takes
one to the tropics. Flowering trees, vines, palms and
ferns abound. The paved walkways lead to a magnificent pool, multiple water falls and fire features. Two
pergolas provide the perfect place to relax and enjoy
the beauty of the home and gardens.
HUMBLE AREA RETIRED
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
HARTA invites all retired
Texas educational personnel in
the area to come and be a part
of a vibrant, involved and fun
organization. One does not have
to be retired from a district in this
area. The group offers numerous
activities, speakers and reports
on legislative issues and personal
benefits. For more information,
call Sandye Nelson at 281-9233119 or email [email protected]
net.
INTERNATIONAL
LADIES CLUB
The ILC was founded by
a small group of foreign-born
women living in Kingwood. The
club’s mission is primarily a social
one: to allow women from any part
of the world to interact with each
other in friendship and to let them
share their interest in the world,
in its cultures and diversity. The
club is open to everyone. Regular
meetings are the third Thursday
of the month, September through
May. For more information,
contact Claudine Cloots at 281221-9477 or [email protected]
com.
JAZZERCISE
Jazzercise is holding classes
in Kingwood at Christ the King
Lutheran Church, 3803 West
Lake Houston Parkway. The
workout program is a fusion
of dance, resistance training,
Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and
Latin-style movements. Benefits
include increased cardiovascular
endurance, strength and flexibility,
as well as an overall “feel good”
factor. For more information,
contact Kelly Fournier at 281979-3870 or [email protected]
gmail.com.
KINGWOOD AREA
DEMOCRATS
The
Kingwood
Area
Democrats meets the first
Wednesday of the month at
7 p.m. at the Kings Crossing
Apartments Clubhouse, 4545
Kingwood Drive. The program
includes refreshments and social
time, and all are invited to attend.
For more information, visit
kingwoodareademocrats.org or
call 281-360-6880.
KINGWOOD AREA
MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES
The Kingwood Area Mothers
of Multiples club is a support
organization for mothers of twins,
triplets and higher-order multiples.
They provide an opportunity to
meet other M.O.M.s and share
information on how to succeed
in the trials of raising multiples.
As a club, they have monthly
meetings which can be both fun
and informative. They also offer
a variety of other multiple related
events. General meetings take
place the first Thursday of each
month from 7 to 9 p.m. at Christ
the King Lutheran Church in
Kingwood. For more information,
visit kamom.org.
HUMBLE ROTARY
The Rotary Club meets
every Wednesday at noon at the
Humble Civic Center on Will
Clayton Parkway in Humble. For
more information, visit rotary.org/
en/take-action/ empower-leaders/
form-rotary-fellowship.
HUMBLE TOPS
Take Off Pounds Sensibly,
TOPS, is a fun, affordable
nonprofit support group that meets
each Thursday evening at First
United Methodist Church, 800 E.
Main Street, in Humble. Weighin starts at 6:15 and the meeting
begins at 7. For more information,
visit tops.org or call Louise Hunt
at 281-443-3355.
From left are Connie Shifferd, Marilyn Lupe, Janet McDonald,Gretchen Gehring,
Marilyn Butler, Marva Alsandor, Betsy Woutas and Vicki Thacker -- all members of
the popular Hi Neighbor-Kingwood, a women’s social activity group that welcomes
women to join in this successful organization. The group gives to local charities,
supports traumatized children with delightful Teddy bears, offers a variety of social
events, travel opportunities, sports, theater, games, book clubs and monthly luncheons. Themes for the luncheons vary. The Jan.14 meeting will be “Texas Rodeo”
and the Feb. 11 luncheon’s theme is” Mardi Gras.” A “Rock & Roll” party and a
“Kentucky Derby” party are upcoming. The club has 400 members. One does not
have to live in Kingwood to belong. To join or to attend an upcoming luncheon, call
281-812-6829 or e-mail [email protected]
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communities we proudly serve. For more than 90 years, we’ve
put our customers’ needs first, knowing it’s the most important
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WEDNESDAY
january 14, 2014
SECTION D
Sports
“It makes you feel that you are
making a difference not just at
the Club, but for the game and for
your section.”
– David Altemus, professional golfer
Eagles compete in 2014 Insperity Holiday Classic
By Erich Eisenach
BOYS
BASKETBALL
SCHEDULE
Tribune Correspondent
On Dec. 29-30, the Insperity Holiday
Classic took place at Kingwood High School, a
tournament which showcased some of the best
teams in the state. Teams such as Cy-Woods,
San Antonio Brennan, Houston Madison and
Fort Bend Travis took part in the tournament.
Cy-Woods currently sits at fifth in the 6A high
school basketball rankings, and Brennan is at
No. 13.
And then, there are the Atascocita Eagles.
Led by David Martinez, in his third season
since coming over from Humble, the Eagles
came into the tournament as the top ranked
team in the state and currently occupy the No.
2 spot, only behind Plano West. And in this
tournament, the Eagles showed why they are
one of the top teams in the state.
The first team to learn that lesson was the
Del Valle Cardinals. A 15-0 first quarter run
essentially put this game away early, as the
Eagles rolled 87-48.
Later that day, the Eagles took on Cy-Fair.
Though Cy-Fair kept the game close through
much of the first half, Eagles guard Carsen
Edwards triggered a 13-0 run at the end of the
first half with eight points in that run. This run
broke a 21-21 tie, and the Eagles never led by
less than 13 again, as they cruised to a 69-38
win.
The semifinal game on Dec. 30 against
Seven Lakes was much closer than the first two
games; in fact, led by Kameron McGusty’s 12
early points, Seven Lakes took a 14 point lead
early in the second quarter and Seven Lakes led
by six at the half. They also led by eight near
the end of the third.
However, a 13-0 run at the end of the third
and the start of the fourth gave the Eagles a lead
they never relinquished. They defeated Seven
Lakes 62-58 to advance to the finals against a
talented Cy-Woods team.
Unfortunately for the Eagles, in the finals
the Cy-Woods Wildcats got a great effort from
Samir Sehic, the tournament’s Most Valuable
Player, and were able to pull off a come from
behind, 75-71 win in the finals. However, that
loss hasn’t deterred the Eagles at all since 166A play started.
In their first three matchups in district
play, the Eagles have beaten College Park, The
Woodlands and Oak Ridge by an average of
nearly 30 points, and in the last game on Friday,
Clemens
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COMING TO HUMBLE
The Humble High School
Baseball Hall of Fame
Banquet is scheduled for 7
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at
Walden Country Club. Cost
is $40 per person. For more
information, visit www.
humbleisd.net/hhs.
BASEBALL CAMP
REGISTRATION
Registration is now under
way for TM World Baseball Academy camp. The
six-week camp will begin
Jan. 25 in Spring. TM
World Baseball Academy
president Tony Melendez
will direct the program
in conjunction with U.S.
Baseball Academy. Classes
are available for players in
grades 1-12 and are limited
to six players per coach.
Sessions are offered in
advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and
baserunning. Space is
limited. For more
information,
Atascocita’s Kyle Nelson boxes out a College Park player during the Eagles’ recent win.
visit www.
USBasebalthey hit triple digits in a 101-63 pounding of game away.
Oak Ridge.
This week, the Eagles will take on their lAcademy.
It was a game which was 26-25 at one Humble ISD 16-6A neighbors, going to com or call
point, but Paris Marquez and Brandon Loville Summer Creek Tuesday and hosting Kingwood 866-622keyed a second quarter outburst which put the Friday.
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Kingwood rallies past
Summer Creek
Wildcats ranked No. 21 by TABC
The Humble Wildcats are currently ranked 21st in the state by Texas coaches.
By B.R. Kimbro
The Tribune
The Kingwood Mustangs varsity basketball team meets at center court before
their recent home match against Spring.
By Dave Shurmack
Tribune Correspondent
Could the Kingwood High School
boys’ basketball team be playing its best
basketball at the right time?
The Mustangs won for the third
consecutive time, and second in District
16-6A play, when they rallied past
Summer Creek, 50-47, on the road last
week. It ties the longest win streak of the
season and lifts the Mustangs to 11-12
overall for the 2014-15 season.
Entering this week, Kingwood
is one of only two teams left with an
undefeated record in district play. The
Mustangs, like Atascocita, is 2-0. The
two teams meet at Atascocita in a 7 p.m.
Friday showdown.
Kingwood rallied from a 33-24
deficit midway through the third quarter.
The Mustangs finished the period on a
12-6 run and trailed 39-36 entering the
final period.
Matt Gresko scored nine of his
team-high 19 points in the quarter to
spark the comeback.
The Mustangs scored the first four
points of the fourth quarter to take a 4039 lead they held onto.
Summer Creek scored with 32
seconds remaining to make it a twopoint game, but Mitchell Clouse
answered with a pair of free throws to
seal the deal.
Kingwood rallied in the first half
as well. Trailing 16-10 at the quarter
and 19-12 midway through the second
quarter, the Mustangs began the surge.
Gresko, Matt Mulloy and Fabian White
combined for 18 first-half points as
the deficit was trimmed to 25-21 at the
break.
But Summer Creek used an 8-3
run to start the second half, forcing
Kingwood into a second-half run to
victory.
The Mustangs begin play this week
by hosting Conroe at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The Humble Wildcats
boys varsity basketball team
moved up the district ladder
over the weekend on the heels
of a six-game winning streak
and are looking to make a
playoff appearance for the
20th consecutive year.
The Wildcats moved up
to the No. 2 spot in District
21-5A last week with a
pair of league wins against
Barbers Hill and Galena
Park to improve their district
record to 5-1 (21-2 overall).
The Wildcats held the
Barbers Hill Eagles (6-9, 15) scoreless for two quarters
of the game during their
46-13 thrashing on Tuesday
at Humble High School.
Humble started the game
with a 14-5 lead by the end
of the first quarter and went
into halftime up 26-5. The
Wildcats put up nine more
unanswered points in the
third quarter to take a 355 advantage going into the
final period. Leading Humble
in scoring was senior point
guard Brandon Joseph with
11 points.
The Wildcats
then
traveled to Galena Park for
a tougher district match
Friday night against the
Yellowjackets.
The two teams were tied
at 13 at the end of the first
quarter but after a 33-14 run,
it appeared Humble was on
its way to another easy win
heading into the fourth.
However, a late surge
by the Yellowjackets backed
by senior forward Fletcher
Sherrard gave the Wildcats a
run for their money.
Down 46-27, Galena
Park made a final push in
the fourth quarter and rallied
32 points to make it a 66-59
Humble win.
Sherrard led the game
in scoring with 30 points
while senior Dawson Alston
and freshman Jalen Davis
combined for 20 points for
Galena Park.
The Wildcats were led
by junior guard Malik Norris
who scored 18 points. Also
leading for Humble were
Joseph and senior forward
Isaac Wilkins with 15 and 12
points, respectively.
The Texas Association
of
Basketball
Coaches
currently ranks Humble No.
21 among Class 5A teams in
the state, ahead of Sharyland
(17-4) and behind district foe
C.E. King (17-3, 6-0).
Humble lost to C.E.
King 59-57 during their Dec.
19 match. The two teams
will meet again Jan. 30 at
Humble.
This week, Humble has a
road game at Kingwood Park
on Tuesday before playing
Crosby at home Friday. Both
games are set for 7 p.m.
MUSTANGS START YEAR WITH A SPLASH
Humble golf pro named ‘Player of the Year’
By B.R. Kimbro
The Tribune
Professional golfer Carl Cooper,
of Humble, was recently selected as
the 2014 Southern Texas PGA’s Senior
Series Player of the Year.
Cooper is a teaching professional at
the Humble Oil Patch Golf Center.
Cooper, 52, will receive a formal
presentation of the award at the STPGA’s
2015 President’s Dinner Monday, Feb.
9, at the Omni Houston Westside Hotel
in conjunction with the
STPGA’s 47th Annual
Meeting and Education
Program.
Cooper
turned
professional
in
1987, earning PGA
membership in 1992.
He will be joined
on the podium at
the ceremony by a
number of additional
honorees.
Cooper
Kingwood High School varsity swimmer Julianne Dugas starts out the new year with a
great start in the fast lane. Dugas creates a perfect wave in the breaststroke match.
Photo by Danielle Gutierrez
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Second
Wind
Dreams
organization arranged for Earnie
Wright and Armando Wares
to experience the flight of a
lifetime through the Ageless
Aviation Foundation, a nonprofit
organization established and
dedicated to honoring seniors and
U.S. military veterans. Funded by
donations, the foundation provided
the men with thrilling flights on
a Boeing Stearman biplane. This
aircraft was particularly special
as it was the same plane used to
train many military aviators in the
early ‘30s and ‘40s.
“Our veterans were very
rotary
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“Unlike the federal
government, we’re not just
gonna borrow money, we’re
going to live within our
means. So we put some of
that money back in 2013. I
anticipate we’re gonna fully
fund enrollment growth, as
we go into 2015 and put
some additional dollars in,
so we’re gonna see how
WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
excited for their flights, but
at the same time were a little
apprehensive. I wasn’t sure if they
would want to go because it was
such a cold day, but when I asked
if they were still up for it they all
said they definitely didn’t want to
miss this chance of a lifetime,”
said Frazell.
The men had successful
flights, both getting to relive what
was once a huge part of their
lives. They flew out of KWIS
West Houston Airport Nov. 14
on an inspiring trip that meant
more to those veterans than can
be conceived. Ageless Aviation
Foundation successfully carried
out its mission to give back to those
who have given by sending these
men on a trip down memory lane.
that goes. My suspicion is
that we will have a special
session in the fall of 2015.
That doesn’t mean we are
not going to work on it
during this session. It is a
significant problem that we
are going to have to deal
with.”
The Texas legislature
allocates
approximately
$197 billion for its biannual
budget, which by law is
required to be balanced.
But a recent ruling
“To be able to fulfill their
dreams is a fantastic, uplifting
experience and just seeing them
happy makes us happy,” said
Frazell.
Another senior who was
granted a wish is Suzanne Seger,
a onetime vocal performer in the
Houston Symphony Chorus. With
help from the Coach K Foundation,
Arbor Terrace arranged for Seger
to sing the National Anthem at
their 5K run on Nov. 15.
“Suzanne did a spectacular
job at this event and we were so
proud of her. She is truly blessed
with an outstanding voice and for
her to share her beautiful talent
once again is a dream come true,”
Frazell said.
The Coach K Foundation
by State District Judge
John Dietz found the
state education system
“constitutionally
inadequate” and “financially
inefficient.”
“That is a big issue
guys because the ruling
was, Judge Dietz came out
and said we have to put $5
billion more in the system,”
said Huberty. “That’s $10
billion in the biennium,
that’s 5 percent of the entire
budget of the State of Texas.
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was started by Penny Reider,
the hospitality director at Arbor
Terrace. Reider helps organize
the annual runs in honor of Coach
Matadi Kikunga, who passed
away from an undetected heart
disease at the age of 38. This
event seemed like the perfect
opportunity for Seger to relive
her days of vocal performance.
Seger impressed the crowd with
her amazing voice, kicking off
the fundraiser perfectly.
“Penny and I were talking
about how much Suzanne enjoys
singing at our socials here at Arbor
Terrace and we came up with a
brilliant idea to invite Suzanne to
sing the National Anthem at the
5K run. She was so excited and
gracefully said yes, she would
love to participate” said Frazell.
Arbor Terrace will continue
to help make its residents’ dreams
come true. Putting smiles on the
seniors’ faces is such a rewarding
feeling for the Arbor Terrace
staff that they plan to keep this
project going for as long as they
can. These seniors have had
remarkable lives so far, and by
living these exciting dreams
they get to continue making each
day more and more interesting.
The Second Wind Dreams
organization has a website for
people interested in submitting
seniors’ wishes and helping to get
them granted. Visit secondwind.
org to learn more about all the
different dreams this organization
is making happen.
And we don’t have the
money. So it is a significant
problem that we are going
to have to deal with this
legislative session.”
Huberty
attributed
the education funding
problem in part to the large
number of school districts
in a state with huge social
and economic disparities
between its urban east and
rural west populations, State Rep. Dan Huberty speaks at the Humble Interconas well to the tremendous tinental Rotary meeting last week at the Humble Civic
growth the state has Center. Photo by Bryan Kimbro
experienced in recent
years.
district like Divide that has with 211,000.”
“One of the big [26] children,” Huberty
Huberty
said
problems in Texas is we said. “Then you come to lawmakers will have to be
have 1,228 school districts – Houston and you got school smart about how they deal
and they’re all independent districts like Humble that with school districts during
school districts – the issue has 39,000 students in it, the upcoming session
is when you get out to west or Houston, which is the
“It is a significant
Texas, you have a school largest district [in Texas], problem,” he said.
ksa
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Drive east to Woodland
Hills
Drive
is
the
responsibility
of
four
different organizations.
“The only thing we can
do anything about is in those
four quadrants on either
side of Highway 59,” she
said. Price explained that
from Highway 59 to Loop
494, Kingwood Place West
Commercial Association
is responsible. From 494
to the drainage ditch west
of Russell Palmer Road,
the Montgomery County
Precinct 4 commissioner
is responsible. From the
drainage ditch to Woodland
Hills Drive, North Park
Place
Commercial
Association is responsible.
Price noted the area to the
east of the drainage ditch
where North Park Place
Commercial Association
has responsibility is also
in the City of Houston
with its rules about things
grandfathered in like the
Kingwood Pylon, and
aversion to new structures
that the community might
want to introduce in
conjunction with North
Park Place Commercial
Association.
Price explained it was
Kingwood Place West
Commercial Association
that put in the trees along
Northpark Drive east of the
TxDOT land.
“They usually do a
pretty good job in trying
to maintain the area,”
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she said. However, she
went on to explain that
Montgomery
County
maintains the ditch and
not much else in its area
of responsibility and the
property owners maintain
the areas along the sides
of the road. As a result,
the entire roadside along
Northpark Drive is not
consistently maintained in
any coordinated way and
not in accordance with
any overall plan.
Although not formally
made into a written
objective or commitment,
based on the situation,
the committee members
generally agreed that they
should begin to pursue
improving the overall look
of the area by getting into
contact with the various
groups responsible. For
example, the Montgomery
County
Precinct
4
commissioner has changed
and because of the current
high level of development
in this area of Montgomery
County, several committee
members believe there may
be an opportunity to work
with the county toward
making
improvements
beyond just mowing the
ditch.
The next KSA Parks
Meeting will be Thursday,
Feb. 5, at 7 p.m. at the
South Woodland Hills
Community Room, 2030
Shadow Rock Drive in
Kingwood.
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businessman while working
on the project.
“This man is exactly
what a developer should
be,” Martin said.
Kings Creek is expected
to break ground in the first
quarter of this year. The
project will take five years
to complete.
A citizen, Allen Brown,
complained to the Authority
that money collected by
them should be spent on
things directly affecting the
citizenry, not on developers.
Brown decried the
Authority’s use of tax
dollars
as
“corporate
welfare,” asking, “Is the
TIRZ doing anything for the
average taxpayer?” Brown
said the TIRZ (which exists
but has been superseded by
the creation of the LHRA
last
December)
doles
out millions to wealthy
developers while doing
nothing tangible for the
community.
Martin,
Chairman
Stan Sarman and Authority
consultant Ralph De Leon
all replied to Brown,
pointing out that, in addition
to providing funds which
helped finance various
developments, the TIRZ
helped finance both the
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WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
Kingwood library and the
community center. TIRZ
funds helped complete street
expansions and additions
and have paid for the
Kingwood mobility study
underway.
The
TIRZ/LHRA
uses tax increment, Martin
explained, to plan, strategize
and pay for improvements to
the community that sustain
and
improve
property
values.
“We fund infrastructure
for developers, which they
pay back. The community
then receives the benefits
of those improvements for
years,” said Martin.
The
LHRA,
said
Sarman, has paid, or will
pay soon, all its debts early
and is just now in a position
to use money on just the sort
of projects Brown hopes to
see.
McCarble added that
without
TIRZ/Authority
financial assistance, his
project and many others in
the city would not happen.
“Obtaining
funding
from banks for these projects
would be impossible without
the help we are receiving
here,” McCarble said.
Brown
seemed
somewhat mollified but
reiterated that the citizens
should not be given the
“leftovers” of developer
funds but should have half
of all available funds.
The
Kingwood
traffic
mobility
study
commissioned last year
by the Authority is in the
final draft stages, with a
public release expected
in February, said Mike
Blasdel,
representing
the Gunda Corporation.
Recommendations
in
the final report were not
divulged but Sarman said
he has met with various
entities such as TxDOT and
the Union Pacific Railroad
to get ‘buy in.’
Martin asked for a
total of expenditures paid to
Gunda to date.
“The breakdown of the
monthly work and projected
billing of the original
$300,000 authorized amount
that Gunda Corporation has
been provided to the Lake
Houston
Redevelopment
Authority.
The
Extra
Work Authorization No.
1 (EWA#1) is for the
preparation of the website
and keeping it up during the
duration of the study. They
have $30,000 remaining on
the original authorization
and $2,229.75 remaining
on EWA#1 according to
the attached invoice,” said
Sarman later.
The Authority’s balance
at the end of December 2014
was $2,685,417.
Former city economic
growth specialist, Ralph De
Leon, resigned from the city
mid-2014. He has formed
a business, TIFWorks, and
was hired by the Authority
at the meeting to work on
task specific projects. As
De Leon and the Authority
contemplate what tasks De
Leon will perform, he is
assuming
administrative
tasks previously conducted
by Timothy Austin, attorney
for the Authority. De Leon
will receive $150 per hour.
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$400.00 & Lighted
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What it is: The 2015
Camry has been heavily refreshed
from the outgoing 2014 model.
Toyota touched most of the
car, and the biggest change is
what everyone will see as you
are driving along, the exterior!
Toyota has given the Camry a
significantly bolder look, and has
changed most of the body panels
on the car. The biggest change
comes on the front of the car,
with a large black grille opening
leading the way. I particularly
like the new side rocker panels
that seem to be inspired by the
Lexus IS which gives the Camry
a sportier appearance.
The interior hasn’t been
changed as much, but higher
trims get a very upscale stitching
on the dash. The gauge cluster has
been switched to an LCD panel
as well, which is a nice touch.
The audio and entertainment
systems remain the same from
the outgoing model, but they are
recently updated from before and
provide a great user experience.
At the media preview event I
attended, we were told that the
2015 Camry would be even
WEDNESDAY, january 14, 2015
more quiet, and I completely
agree. All of the trim levels I
drove provided a very enjoyable
experience. By having less
outside noise, the stereo system
performs significantly better (as
explained to me by the JBL audio
rep in attendance) and they were
able to tune the stereo for the car
getting increased performance. I
was honestly taken aback by how
good the stereo was, and they did
an incredible job with it.
MPG: 25 city / 35 highway
(with four-cylinder engine)
Price: Base price $22,970.
Well-equipped hybrid $29,980.
V6 models from $32,260.
only consider buying a Camry
(and that’s because they’ve only
owned a Camry over the last 20
years) and it wouldn’t matter
what Toyota produced. However,
there are lots of shoppers that
have been buying Ford Fusions
and Hyundai Sonatas, and Toyota
auto show
Planet Ford sells first
of Ford’s newest F-150
Planet Ford 59 Humble sold
their first, much-anticipated
2015 F-150 to Chris Groves
of Houston. The all-new,
completely rebuilt F-150 is
Ford’s toughest, smartest,
most efficient truck ever.
Texas is the truck capital
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its No. 1 seller.Groves is the
36-year-old owner of Groves
International Rig Repair, an
oil and gas company.
Upsides:
Legendary
reliability and comfort. High
value retention for resale
Downsides: None
Wrap-up: This segment
has gotten so competitive there
really aren’t any bad choices
anymore. You might have qualms
about potential reliability or resale
value, but there really isn’t much
to worry about. I typically would
recommend the Hyundai Sonata
to consumers as my favorite,
but the Camry is good enough
to put it toward the top of the
heap. I personally feel that a large
chunk of Camry buyers would
has made a Camry that
is good enough to compete. Car
development moves so quickly
now that it is important for
manufacturers to make significant
changes in the middle of a car
cycle (like the ‘15 Camry) in order
to stay competitive. Consumers
are more savvy than ever, and
Toyota has done a great job to
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BestInvestmentsSidingandWindows.com
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D&J
Tree Trimming, PlanTing, removals
& ornamenTal Pruning
Clean up included.
Stump Grinding Available.
Painting
Serving the Kingwood, Atascocita, Humble areas since 1998.
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efficient
affordable
When Quality Matters
281-450-7534
281-381-4125
www.foresttreeservicekingwood.com
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