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WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
Volume No. 9 • Issue No. 2
Mayor proclaims May 2 Humble Rotary Festival Day
Rotary raises funds to
help area groups
City of Humble Mayor Donnie
McMannes recently presented a proclamation
to Humble Rotary President Susan Brodbeck
and President-elect, Oran Bain. McManness
proclaimed May 2 Humble Rotary Festival
Day, declared it as an important community
event and encouraged community support.
McMannes recognized the Rotary Club
of Humble Intercontinental as an integral
contributor to the humanitarian needs of
the Humble community and that it is in the
business of changing lives. He recognized
Kingwood
Service
Association
approves
return of
$100k-plus to
community
associations
that the club is conducting the second
annual Humble Rotary Festival, Eat Fish,
Change Lives fundraiser and car show May
2 in order to increase the number of lives
that can be changed. He recognized that
they had raised more than $1,600,000 in the
past 16 years for humanitarian needs.
McMannes noted that the club has
contributed more than $350,000 to support
community organizations including HAAM,
the Village Learning Center, Mission NE,
FamilyTime, the YMCA, Boy Scouts, to FFA
scholarships, the Humble ISD Foundation,
Humble’s Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, the
Community Response Task Force and numerous
other community needs as they arise.
See rotary/2d
Mayor Donnie McMannes presenting proclamation to Humble Rotary President
Susan Brodbeck and President-elect Oran Bain.
An Humble Hoe Down
Kingwood HS
sophomore
Anna Larson
and her lamb.
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
At its Jan. 15 quarterly
meeting, the Kingwood
Service Association Board
of Directors approved the
return of $124,107 back to
its member homeowners
associations
in
April.
Board Treasurer Richard
Summers set the stage for
the discussion when he
reported the financial results
of 2014.
“As of the 31st of
December 2014 our total
assets were $2,852,467,”
Summers said.
He then explained in
detail the balance sheet of
the Association and pointed
out the Operating Funds
balance was $1,617,107
and the Reserve Funds
balance was $1,235,360.
After adjustments and
carryovers to 2015 for
ongoing 2014 projects there
was a net under-run of the
2014 operating budget of
$179,107.
Board President Dee
Price began the discussion
by explaining although
the actual under-run was
$179,107, the board in
September 2014 decided
to build up reserves by
$55,000 a year starting in
2015 to cover major asset
replacements in the future.
That action was in response
to an independent review
of the board’s financial
planning
requirements.
Price pointed out that 2014
had a significant underrun because contingencies
budgeted in maintenance
and repair accounts were not
as great as anticipated. There
were no major events such
as tornadoes, hurricanes or
droughts as there had been
in recent years.
“We had a pretty good
year, so that is why we
have such a big under-run
this year,” Price said, and
explained it could go the
other way in future years
and had in the past.
See ksa/2d
By Ellie Fishbourne
Tribune Intern
Prepare to dust off the cowboy boots and
reshape those hats – it’s that time of year again.
The rodeo is coming to town. They’ve got hogtyin’ and rib roastin’ down at the Humble Civic
Center Arena and it is bound to be a great time
for all. Frankie Ballard, Cody Johnson and Kevin
Fowler are playing as the rodeo entertainment. The
Humble Rodeo features seven events co-sanctioned
by the (CPRA) Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo
Association and (UPRA) United Professional
Rodeo Association. For more information on the
rootin’ tootin’ time to be had at the Humble Rodeo,
head on over to page 1C.
Gym floor
ruined,
board
learns
By Susan McFarland
Tribune Correspondent
Water ruined the floor at
the Kingwood Park High School
practice gym in December. The
Humble school board learned at
the January board meeting that
the incident will cost the district
$100,000 as that is the deductible
on district insurance.
The meeting began with a
tribute to the board members,
in honor of School Board
Recognition month. Portraits
of the board members, drawn
by students of Summerwood
Elementary
School,
were
presented, followed by a video
prepared by Atascocita High
School Audio Visual students and
gifts from district FFA students.
It was reported to the board
that a fire sprinkler head in the
practice gym at Kingwood Park
High School was struck by a
basketball on December 16,
2014 around 4 p.m., causing it to
open and release water on to the
wooden floor. The floor quickly
flooded with approximately 1 inc
h of water covering 2/3 of the
floor. A flood damage restoration
company was called immediately
which assisted in extracting the
water and drying the floor.
“We were hoping that
this would keep damage to
a minimum. However, after
consultation and review with
our insurance adjuster, we were
See HISD/2d
Area resident receives high honor
Tribune’s Community
leader series
By Kiersten Kindred
Tribune Correspondent
As an honor to first responders,
Heroes Day is dedicated to the men and
women who help keep their communities
safe. Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Pye, U.S. Army,
was among those honored on the most
recent Heroes Day.
Family and friends describe Pye, who
grew in Kingwood, as a born leader and his
accomplishments prove why. He has been
in service since 2001 and was deployed
in support of Army Special Operations
Forces to Kandahar, Afghanistan.
community 2b
•
During his six-month deployment, he
conducted 61 combat missions, 23
on-foot dismounted. Pye disabled 18
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) as
the Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)
team leader. He assisted in handling
detainees, enrolling 23 in the FBI system,
and employed five clandestine counterinsurgency programs helping to upset
terrorist networks. Pye took his selfless
and courageous actions to the next level
when he was placed in looming danger. An
estimated 12-14 Taliban fighters engaged
Pye’s unit from multiple elevated fighting
positions within lethal range. Pye’s unit
was one of the units fired upon. He was
able to identify the source of the enemy
from his vehicle gunner position and
exposed himself by exiting the vehicle to
See pye/2d
Sports 1d • Jeremy Pye, just doing his job.
business & real estate 1b
ADVANCING NEUROSCIENCE CARE
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To schedule, call 281.319.8530 or use ScheduleNow
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George Al Shamy, M.D.
Neurosurgery
Mischer Neuroscience Associates-Northeast
18955 Memorial North, Suite 430
Humble, TX 77338
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WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
Raise the Roof for HAAM offers community fun while meeting needs
Humble Area Assistance
Ministries, better known as
HAAM, is kicking off its 25th
year with its 9th Annual Raise
the Roof chili cook-off and
fundraiser.
The community is invited
to the Humble Civic Center,
8233 Will Clayton Parkway in
Humble, from noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 15, for some tastebud-tingling and award-winning
chili samples, a silent auction,
children’s activities, music by
DJ Mark Linabury and much
more.
This fundraising event helps
make it possible for HAAM to
continue to offer its services and
assistance to thousands of area
individuals and families in need.
Among the services provided are
the food pantry, counseling and
employment assistance, school
supplies and backpacks, holiday
baskets for Thanksgiving and
Christmas, the Toy Drive serving
thousands of area families at
Christmas, and many others.
HAAM is known for its
compassionate and respectful
assistance, which aids first
in meeting basic needs, with
the goal of assisting its clients
to achieve self sufficiency,
lessening or eliminating their
need for social services.
The Raise the Roof event
is a critical part of HAAM’s
annual fundraising efforts.
“This event helped
purchase a truck last
year and the funds we
raise will help with our
greatest needs this
year,” said Millie
Garrison,
HAAM
executive director.
“Without the support
we
receive
from
the community, both
individuals and businesses,
we could not meet the
needs of the 300 families
we serve each week.”
Also taking place that
day will be the recognition
of HAAM’s Pillars of the
Community – residents
who have gone above
and beyond in giving
their time and resources
to their neighbors in The Cross and Flaming Chili Team of Atascocita United Methodist Church
event.
need.
To enter a chili
activities and prizes.
give the opening remarks.
team, the cost is $100 per team
The entry fee for the event
Those to be honored at the
and includes spoons and bowls is $10 for adults; $5 for children event are Insperity, and Pat and
to serve attendees.
11 and under.
Ray Guard.
Aside from chili samples,
The opening prayer is to
The
25th
Anniversary
attendees can enjoy a variety be conducted by Houston City and Raise the Roof presenting
of snacks and goodies for sale, Council Member Dave Martin. sponsor is Insperity and the
while children enjoy numerous State Rep. Dan Huberty will Pillars of the Community event
had a great time at last year’s
sponsor is Effex Management
Solutions. There are many levels
of sponsorship still available,
and sponsors at all levels will be
recognized at the event.
For more information, chili
team entry or sponsorships, visit
haamministries.org.
YOUR TURN
I give my
word
Dear Editor:
Some famous
scientists have belonged
to The Royal Society of
London. It was formed in
1660, and from 1703 to
1727, Isaac Newton was
its president. Its motto
is “Nullius in verba”
(“take nobody’s word
for it.”) Suppose Mr.
Lee proposes T as a true
theory of Y. T isn’t true
because Mr. Lee says
it’s true; it’s true if, and
only if, T corresponds to
reality. So if you want
to know whether or not
T is true, don’t take Mr.
Lee’s word for it; see
for yourself whether T
corresponds to reality.
In that spirit, Galileo
rolled some balls down
an inclined plane, and he
discovered that Aristotle’s
1,300-year-old theory
(that velocity indicates
the presence or absence
of external forces acting
on a body) is false. Per
Galileo, acceleration―
not velocity―indicates
the presence or absence
of external forces (law
of inertia). Papers that
undergo pre-publication
peer-review (PPPR) by
a journal’s editor and
referees get divided into
two groups: (1) those
accepted and published
and (2) those rejected and
not published. Insofar
as the latter group is
concerned, the journal’s
editor says to its readers,
“Take my word for it,
the papers I rejected are
not worth reading.” To
avoid that hypocrisy,
scientists should replace
PPPR with an internetbased open system that
lets readers decide for
themselves whether a
paper says something
worthwhile. The open
system should have no
bona fide test and no
submission fee (anyone,
even if penniless, can
have a great idea).
Bill Bailey
Kingwood
Thanks to
the Tribune!
Dear Editor:
I am writing to you to
fulfill a requirement for
a Boy Scout Merit Badge
in Communications. One
of the options is to send
an email to a newspaper
editor about a cause
that I feel is important.
You do not need to feel
compelled to answer,
although a response
would be appreciated,
or publish my feelings,
I would rather you
didn’t. I wanted to
send a thank you to the
BANKING
close to
HOME.
At Commercial State Bank, it’s all about being local.
Our roots run deep — just like our relationship with you and the
communities we proudly serve. For more than 90 years, we’ve
put our customers’ needs first, knowing it’s the most important
piece to quality service. Our goal is to always do right by you
through our financial guidance, support and products. We know
how important it is to work with a bank you can trust. That’s why
doing business with us just makes sense.
WORKING TOGETHER
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Business Banking
•
Personal Banking
•
Lending Services
•
Treasury Management
Let’s build a relationship. Call Ashley Plant, your Humble
representative, at 281.318.4629, or visit our Humble banking
center directly behind Deerbrook Mall.
Tribune Newspaper for
providing an opportunity
to the Village Learning
and Achievement Center
Vocational Education
class to learn some
valuable skills about
teamwork in a real work
environment. This act
impacts me personally,
although indirectly. My uncle has Down
Syndrome and is one
of the Villagers in that
class. He also lives with
us. Every Monday night,
when my mom reads
the calendar for the
next day, he gets
excited about going to
work at the Tribune. Every Tuesday at
dinner he tells us all
about it. It gives him
a sense of purpose and
accomplishment. While
he doesn’t understand
money very well, he does
understand that everyone
in our house either goes
to school or work during
the week. This small job,
along with working at
some of the thrift stores
and charity organizations
in the area, allows him to
be a contributing member
of society and that is
very important to him. So again, I just want to
thank you, because for at
least one of the Villagers,
that opportunity is
very important and he
enjoys it very much.
A grateful nephew
Open late
Dear Editor:
I know what it’s like
to work long hours and
how difficult it can be to
get away from the office
to take care of important
personal business.
Therefore, I’ve instructed
our staff to offer extended
hours, so taxpayers
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NEIGHBORS
SUMMERWOOD SMILES
10203 BIRCHRIDGE DRIVE, SUITE 100
HUMBLE, TEXAS 77338
can pay their property
taxes by the deadline.
The Harris County Tax
Assessor-Collector will
be accepting customers
later into the evening
on Jan. 30 and Feb. 2,
from 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Property tax bills
are due Feb. 2, 2015.
Beginning Feb. 3,
penalties and interest
begin accruing. I will
have 227 staff members
at 18 branches ready to
answer questions and
process requests. My
goal is to create the very
best customer service
experience possible. If
you have any questions,
contact my office by
phone or email. My
office number is 713274-8000, and email is
[email protected]
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HUMBLE ISD LEGISLATIVE
COMMITTEE MEETING
Thursday, Feb. 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Administration Building Board Room.
There will be a review of the opening
weeks of the legislative session and
key bills that have been introduced.
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AARP VOLUNTEERS
OFFER TAX
ASSISTANCE
Understanding new
changes
to deductions,
claims,
dependents
and tax laws
can make
filing taxes
worrisome.
Through
Lone Star CollegeKingwood’s Academy
for Lifelong Learning, the
AARP Tax-Aide Program
will help individuals
prepare and electronically
file their federal income
tax returns at two locations beginning in February. Services are available
on a first-come, firstserved basis and appointments are not accepted:
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
LSC-Kingwood, EMCID
Building, 21575 Highway
59 North in New Caney;
Fridays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
at LSC-Atascocita Center,
15903 W. Lake Houston
Pkwy in Atascocita. For
more information, call
281-312-1750 or visit
aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_
taxaide/.
Christi Harvey – Co-Owner,
Red Door Realty & Associates
BARC......................................................................713-229-7300
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
pet of the week
Delta Air Lines Pilots Captain Mike Spicuzza and First Officer Jim West complete the
airline’s first GBAS landing using the B737 Fleet.
AIRPORTS INCREASE
TECHNOLOGY USE
More and more
airlines operating
from George Bush
Intercontinental Airport are
using the Ground-Based
Augmentation System
(GBAS). GBAS is a
technology that provides
MARDI GRAS
FESTIVAL & PARADE differential corrections and
integrity monitoring to
The Festival will be held
at Kingwood Town Center ensure precision navigation
in the approach and landing
Saturday, Feb. 14, from
phases of a flight. IAH was
noon to 6 p.m. Town
one of only two airports
Center Events presents
in the nation to participate
Kingwood 2015 Mardi
in the pilot program
Gras Festival and parade
through a partnership
sponsored by Randall
launched in April 2013
Reed Planet Ford. There
with the Federal Aviation
will be live music by
Administration, United
Leroy Thomas and the
Zydeco Roadrunners and Airlines and Honeywell to
demonstrate the effective
DJ KDub as well as arts
and crafts booths, a huge use of GBAS. The system
delivers a cost-effective
kids area with bounce
houses, bungee jumps and solution to increase airport
more. The parade will be capacity, decrease air traffic
noise and reduce weatherat 2:30. For more inforrelated delays.The flexible
mation, vendor applicaapproaches provided by
tions and parade entry
GBAS may produce a
forms, visit towncentersignificant reduction in
events.com/mardigras.html.
aircraft delays and carbon
emissions at airports.
HUMBLE C.E.R.T.
For more information on
The City of Humble
GBAS, visit FAA.gov.
Office of Emergency
Management will be
KANE’S BOOT AND
hosting C.E.R.T. training
WESTERN SHOP
beginning Feb. 17 and
CLOSES AFTER 57
ending April 7. Classes
YEARS
are Tuesday evenings
Ed Kane announced
from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
his retirement in a letter to
at the Phillip Cezeaux
his customers in November,
Recreation Center, 100
that he was closing his
North Houston Avenue,
Humble, next to the City store and selling
everything,
Pool. Easy access and
including
parking. Pre-registrathe
tion is required due to
limited space! All classes building
and
are free. The course
property.
will run consecutive
Tuesdays evenings for 8 The store began and a shoe
weeks. To register, email repair business in 1957 on
Jensen Drive, relocating
your home address,
to Humble in 1978. In
subdivision name and
1996, Kane’s moved to its
phone numbers, and
present, and last, location at
ZIP code to [email protected]
6306 Aldine Bender.
humblepolice.com.
GOT COFFEE?
The fifth Starbucks
location in Atascocita,
located at FM 1960 and
Timber Forest Drive, is now
open. Daily hours are 5 a.m.
to 10 p.m. Starbucks says
that as of March 20, 2014,
they have 20,519 stores.
LEGISLATIVE TRIP TO
AUSTIN
The Lake Houston
Chamber of Commerce’s
Legislative Trip To Austin
provides opportunity for
members to meet with state
officials, legislators and
agencies in odd-numbered
years. The two-day event
will be held in February.
Constituents deliver the
Lake Houston Chamber’s
legislative agenda to
legislators and attend
pre-arranged meetings,
tours and other legislative
activities. The Lake Houston
delegation will participate in
some activities for Alliance
of North Houston Chambers’
North Houston Day in 2015.
For information, call 281446-2128.
NEW RESTAURANTS
COMING TO
KINGWOOD
Pollo Tropical,
the Caribbean-inspired
restaurant brand, and its
Mexican food counterpart,
Taco Cabana, plan to
open at the Kroger
Marketplace Shopping
Center on Northpark at
U.S. Highway 59. Both
restaurants are part
of the Fiesta Restaurant
Group Inc. The newest
Pollo Tropical, being built
adjacent to BreWingZ
Sports Bar & Grill, will
feature the brand’s signature
flame-grilled marinated
chicken, as well as roast
pork, guava barbecue
ribs, made-from-scratch
Celebrating 30
Years
Join us for these
C ommunity E vEnts !
28-MAR 18: PABLO ZAPIOLA-PRAXIS II
Art JAN
Video installation & photography
shows Artist Talk: Thur FEB 12, 7 pm. Refreshments.
PAC 114
spECiAl
EvEnts
LoneStar.edu/arts-kingwood
JAN 29, Thurs Free Movie: 9500 Liberty
6:30p, PAC 125 • 281-312-1677
FEB 3, Tues Speaker Event: Declaration and Constitution
7pm, SCC • Free • [email protected]
FEB 10, Tues Panel Discussion: “What is Behind Ferguson?”
7-9 pm, SCC • Free • [email protected]
Free! Program Information Sessions
Cosmetology
Mon
Respiratory Care Tue
Nursing
Wed
FEB
FEB
FEB
2,
3,
4,
2:30p,
5 pm,
5 pm,
CLA 104
HSB 107
HSB 104
281-312-1545
281-312-1708
281-312-1683
LoneStar.edu/Kingwood • 281-312-1600 •Affirmative Action/EEO College
side dishes and worldrenowned Create Your
Own TropiChops. Taco
Cabana, which is going up
alongside Carl’s Jr., serves
fresh, handmade Mexican
food, including fajitas,
quesadillas, hand-rolled
flautas, enchiladas, burritos,
a selection of made-fromscratch salsas and sauces,
frozen margaritas and beer.
NEW LOCATION FOR
SPARKS INSURANCE
Sparks Insurance
Agency has a new location.
The company is now
located at 25103 FM 2100
in Huffman. Owner John
Sparks may be reached at
281-324-9119.
PRECINCT 4
COMPLETES
MOBILITY PROJECT
Harris County Precinct
4 recently completed
a nearly $19.2 million
project, which included
expanding three segments
of Spring Stuebner from
two to four lanes with
14-foot wide medians
from Kuykendahl Road
to I-45. Work on the
first two segments along
Spring Stuebner to Falvel
Road, which began last
year, ended in May 2014.
The third segment is
now open to motorists,
but construction crews
will continue making
improvements throughout
the first quarter of 2015.
Spring Stuebner will also
serve commuters exiting
the Grand Parkway from
Boudreaux Road, which
progresses parallel to the
Grand Parkway all the way
to I-45. The project paves
the way for 10,000 new
ExxonMobil employees
and their families moving
into the area in mid-2015
and Grand Parkway
Segments F1, F2 and G
opening in late 2015.
Josie Miller recently adopted Jameson Miller, a
Doberman puppy. Jameson loves her big brother, Jack
Daniels, and follows him around wherever he goes.
Jameson takes point from her big brother and is turning
into a well trained little puppy. Jameson’s family can’t
get enough of her unconditional love and the thousands
of kisses she gives each day. The Miller family feels as if
their new adorable addition completes them.
LOOKING FOR A HOME
These pups love people! They are great with children
and will make excellent family dogs. They enjoy
playing with puppy toys and going on walks. There
are four girls and one boy in this litter. Estimated
birthday is July 2014. Come meet them at Petco
Humble on FM 1960 just east of Highway 59 on
weekends from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and see if one of
them is a match for your family.
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RedDoorRealty
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281-852-DOOR (3667)
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AtAscocitA
KiNgwood &
the woodLANds
LAkeSPLendorA
$120,000
2/1-- MLS# 74187866
Cozy updated country living. Fully udpated.
Laminate wood flrs. New carpet in bdrms.
Fresh paint thruout. Lg cov’d patio. Shed.
3/4 acre fenced yard. Close to 59, just north
of future access of Grand Parkway.
HoUSton
$124,900
3/2.5/2A -- MLS#37184828
Nice 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home. Wood flrs in
living room w/FP. Formal dining, sep brkfst
room. Kitchen w/ gas range. Lg living room/
gameroom up. Lg master suite. Ceiling fans
throughout. Large landscaped back yard.
foXWood
$135,000
4/2.5/2A -- MLS#70457308
Open concept living/dining. Nice sized
ktchn w/sep eating area. 4 bdrms & 2 full
bath up. Fresh paint. Lg fully fenced yard,no
back neighbors. Lg extended back covered
patio! Area pool/tennis/soccer.
HUffMAn
$135,000
3/2/0 -- MLS#78443824
Almost 2 acres, private & quiet. Spacious living area, wood burning FP, open to isl ktchn.
Huge 24x16 addition w/carpet makes great
gameroom! Laminate flrs. Workshop & storage unit. Front deck, back screened porch.
HoUSton
$135,500
4/2.5/2A -- MLS#32939462
Great 4 bedroom home on corner lot in
North east Houston with close access to
Hardy Toll road as well as I-45. This home
would be great for first time home buyers or
investors.
HoUSton
$149,900
3/2.5/2A -- MLS#58871284
3 spacious bdrms & gameroom. Great master, sepshower & garden tub. SS appls, new
granite & backsplash. Lg living room, custom
paint, laminate & tile thruout. Great backyard
w/ extended covered patio.
HigHLAndS
$149,900
3/2/2A-- MLS#16744367
Cute home recently renovated - great backyard w/ sparkling in-ground pool - storage shed stays with property. Newer roof,
double-paned windows, carpet and flooring.
Spacious backyard with covered patio.
cAnyon viLLAge
$154,900
3/2/2A -- MLS#48779744
Very open flrplan w/ brkfst area, formal dining, ktchn, family room all open to each other. Kitchen w/ elegant dark cabinets, solid
surface c-tops, upgraded black appls. Will
consider leaving Fridge, Washer and Dryer.
Porter
$169,900
3/2/2A -- MLS#77057669
Open flrplan. Fantastic light-filled ktchn w/
quartz c-tops, white appls. Fridge stays! Lg
Master Retreat. Pool-sized, fully fenced yard
with lush landscaping and covered patio.
Sprinklers... Shed stays!
SPring
$169,900
4/3/2A -- MLS#83129748
Investor’s dream! Tenant occupied. Solid
rental history. Minutes from The Woodlands.
Tucked away near I-45, Hardy Toll Road &
Grand Parkway. Home has everything, with
access to everything!
HUffMAn
$174,900
4/2/2A -- MLS#45874674
New construction! Great 1 story w/ 4 lg
bdrms. Family room, ktchn, brkfst, formal
dining VERY OPEN flrplan. High ceilings,
extended tile flrs, granite in baths & ktchn.
Cov’d patio, fenced backyard.
HUffMAn
$174,900
4/2/2A -- MLS#69499430
New construction! Great 1 story w/ 4 lg
bdrms. Family room, ktchn, brkfst, formal
dining VERY OPEN flrplan. High ceilings,
extended tile flrs, granite in baths & ktchn.
Cov’d patio, fenced backyard.
croSby
$185,000
3/2/2A -- MLS#92551406
In Rustic Acres, 2+ acres! Updated roof &
AC. Lg cleared lot w/ privacy trees in front,
add’l lot on right, fenced in backyard with no
neighbors. Close to FM 2100 for easy commute. Well and septic, no MUD tax.
AtAScocitAtiMberS $199,900
4-5/2.5/2A -- MLS#60656557
Gameroom & study up, both formals down,
Fresh neutral paint, recently updated flring,
no carpet down. Nice sized master down,
family room w/high ceilings. Ktchn w/tile ctops and wrap around breakfast bar.
cyPreSSWood Point $199,990
4/2.5/2A -- MLS#96955456
Better than new! Beautiful 4 bdrm 2.5 baths;
gameroom; media room; formal dining room.
Easy commute to I-45, Hardy Toll Road, Hwy
59. Energy features: Double Pane Windows,
Radiant Barrier and 14 seer A/C unit.
croSby
$215,000
4/3.5/2A -- MLS#62626642
Spacious house in Newport w/large rooms,
with a lot of entertainments, gameroom
up, media room & master down. Study w/
French doors, formal dining, breakfast area,
covered patio.
LAkeforeSt
$268,000
4/2.5/2A -- MLS#81865149
In Summerwood. Cul-de-sac lot, huge backyard, no back neighbors, amazing patio, wd
flrs, new roof, granite c-tops, huge rooms.
Neighborhood pools, tennis courts, fitness
facilities, fishing ponds & pier and more.
SUMMerWood
$274,900
5/3/2A -- MLS#50825501
Oversized lot. Master + 2nd bdrm down.
3 bdrms with gameroom up; formal dining;
family room w/FP; ktchn opens to family
room, has granite & SS appls. Tile & Wood
flrs. HUGE back yard with covered patio.
oAkHUrStfAirWAyS $279,900
4/3.5/2A -- MLS#33581213
Immaculate 2 story home w/ beautifully
maintained landscaping! Ceramic tile & ultra
clean carpet thruout 1st flr. Master down
with huge gameroom upstairs along with 3
bedrooms and 2 more full baths.
Liberty
$290,000
3/2/2A -- MLS#62577249
Wonderful Ranch style home on 5 acres.
Cleared pasture, pond, 40x40 metal workshop/Barn. Cov’d horse-stalls. Updated SS
appls, granite c-tops, tile backsplash. Great
Neighborhood. City Water and city sewer.
HoUSton
$299,800
5/3.3 -- MLS#34279320
Unrestricted corner lot, multi-family and/or
single family residence w/ potential for business. Was business on bottom w/offices &
2 restrooms. Upstairs is living quarters. Was
duplex, can be re-converted. 2 city blocks.
WoodforeSt
$325,000
5/3.5/3d-- MLS#42957554
Built on 2 lots. Sep living space over garage.
Window covers in case of hurricane. Removable iron fence around pool. Study built
halfway up the stairs, 2 sided FP., built-in all
hardwood cabinets and crown molding.
fALLcreek
$339,900
3/3/3At-- MLS#2119426
Barely lived in David Weekley w/gorgeous
upgrades: extended patio w/stone-faced FP,
oversized ktchn island, huge study perfect
for home office, and built in speakers for
surround sound!!
beLLAire SoUtH
$350,000
3/2/2A -- MLS#9362409
Nature preserve in the city, Updated gourmet ktchn w/ granite counters, isl & SS
appls; master BR w/ marble FP. Updated
baths, hardwood flrs thruout; new roof, siding, windows, doors & more. Covered patio.
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THE TRIBUNE
WEDNESDAY
january 28, 2015
SECTION B
BUSINESS
I have been guided by a simple
philosophy: that job creation,
not higher taxation, is the best
form of revenue generation.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry – last address to the Texas Legislature
Nico’s Bar and Grill – where everyone knows your name
realtor
spotlight
By Susan McFarland
Tribune Correspondent
Martha Sanchez
Berkshire Hathaway
Anderson Properties
How long have you
been a Realtor?
I’ve been licensed
since 2010. I took a break
to help my mom because
she was very ill, and
started real estate again
last year in April.
Sanchez
Why did you become a Realtor?
I got into real estate because I like
helping and educating clients and seeing
their faces at closing when everything is
completed. Also, I love the challenge in the
real estate business. I can’t imagine myself
doing anything else.
What is the most expensive home you
have ever sold?
$150,000
How long have you been in the area?
I’ve been in the Humble area for six
years.
What do you think about the market at
this time, and what advice might you have
for someone considering to buy or sell?
Right now the market is great! If you are
planning to buy the interest rate is very low.
If you are planning to sell it’s a great time
to put your home on the market, inventory is
very low. I’ve been seeing a lot of multiple
offers situations.
How can potential clients get in touch
with you?
I have a real estate app you can
download to your smart phone http://app.
bhhsre.com/Bhhs1005742, or call 832-4891408 or email [email protected]
com. Also, I a host a buyers’ seminar at
17 North Main in Kingwood Town Center
the second Friday of each month from 6.-7
p.m.. Informative speakers will be there like
inspectors, title companies and financing.
SHOWBIZ EXPANDS
TO FALL CREEK
Dallas-based
ShowBiz Cinemas is
building a new location
at Beltway 8 and Wilson
Road; it will have 10
screens and 14 bowling
lanes. All ShowBiz locations will include
the company’s SDX (Superior Digital
Experience) screens, digital projection
with 3-D capabilities, oversized leather
seating and digital sound. The company
offers a premium experience including
self-serve concession areas and a full café
and bar. The company says they will offer
new menu items such as brisket sliders, flat
bread pizzas, Angus hamburgers, Blue Bell
ice cream and Starbucks beverages. The bar
will serve mixed drinks, premium wines,
craft beers and frozen cocktails. ShowBiz
Cinemas in Kingwood is expanding to
include to an SDX auditorium and a bar.
SDX auditoriums include floor-to-ceiling,
wall-to-wall, 70-foot screens and immersive
Dolby Atmos sound.
VENDORS NEEDED
The Crosby-Huffman Chamber of
Commerce will be hosting the 2015 Crosby
Craft & Consumer Expo to be held at Crosby
High School Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m.
- 3 p.m. There will be a booth-decorating
contest and the winning booth will receive
a free vendor space in 2016. The theme
this year is football. Booth spaces are all
indoors, therefore space is limited and
will be assigned on a first paid, first served
basis. Go to crosbyhuffmancc.org for more
information.
Emmy Patch Lee and her husband,
Greg Lee, were looking for a local business
to buy after moving to Kingwood several
years ago. Emmy Lee grew up in Kingwood
and went to Kingwood High School (class
of 1984), but spent several years living
in the north before returning to Texas.
The pair looked at several options before
deciding to purchase Nico’s Bar and Grill
on Loop 494 in Kingwood six years ago.
Pop’s Ice House on Black Cat Ridge was
also for sale at the time and Greg Lee really
liked it, but said Pop’s owner, Hilton, told
him to buy Nico’s instead, because “your
wife is going to like it better.”
Since purchasing Nico’s, the Lees
have hosted numerous charity events at
the bar and grill. So many, in fact, that
Emmy Lee was recently recognized by the
FamilyTime Crisis and Counseling Center
as one of its 2014 Women of Achievement.
She received the Visionary Award last
Saturday night at the 2015 FamilyTime
Hearts of Gold Gala.
Emmy Lee said she was very honored
to be nominated for the award.
“We do a lot of benefits at Nico’s for
FamilyTime, Leukemia, Family Promise
and we also help local families in need. We
recently held a benefit for funeral expenses
for a family who had a small baby who died
of SIDS and we raised $18,000. We also
just did a golf tournament for FamilyTime
and raised $22,000. We get auction items
and have a silent auction and people make
generous donations. We have done a lot
throughout the years. This isn’t just a bar;
it’s a place where we can and do raise
money for local charities and families,”
said Emmy Lee.
When they aren’t busy raising money
for charity, there is still a lot of fun to be
Nico’s owners Greg Lee and Emmy Patch Lee. Photo by Susan McFarland
had at Nico’s.
Corner” with a machine that chills the
“There is something going on most whiskey. We go through about 40 bottles
nights. Tuesday night is karaoke night, of Fireball a week. We are in the national
Wednesday night is trivia night - we call it 2015 Fireball Dragon Lairs calendar. They
‘Geeks Who Drink’ - and Greg and I just are sending us hundreds of copies we are
love live music, so we bring in bands most going to pass out to everyone,” he said.
Friday nights,” said Emmy Lee.
Nico’s is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.,
Greg Lee noted Nico’s is also quite seven days a week, and has a full bar and
popular each day during happy hour.
kitchen.
“We have a lot of golfers who drop in
“We make everything fresh, and
here, people who work close by come in we have a little of everything, including
and people stop by on their way home from sandwiches, pizza, chicken wings,
work downtown. We are actually one of hamburgers and on Sundays, we have
the top 12 promoters of Fireball Whiskey brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with bottomless
in the United States. We have a “Fireball mimosas,” said Emmy.
Court Date approaches in Royal Shores mowing dispute
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
After more than two years,
the ongoing dispute in the
Royal Shores subdivision in
Kingwood concerning mowing
a reserve area is finally going
to be resolved in court. Since
first reported by The Tribune
October 31, 2012, and updated
April 24, 2013, all efforts at
resolving the dispute out of court
between resident homeowners
Christopher and Jill Curran and
their Royal Shores Community
Association have failed. Efforts
included written demands
to the association, position
statements by the association
on its member webpage and
in The Tribune (online Nov.
11, 2012), rejected offers from
the association for a proposed
mowed strip of reserve
land to provide lake access
and attempts at mediation.
Depositions have been taken,
written arguments submitted
and verbal arguments prepared
for the court. A final resolution,
one way or the other, is
approaching.
“It’s going to take a judge,”
Jill Curran said.
She
believes
the
community association’s board
members have abused their
power and covenants by doing
what they have done and by
how they have done it.
The outcome of this
dispute is one that could
easily affect the relationship
of all homeowners and their
associations
throughout
Kingwood and the state of
Texas, perhaps even across the
country. The dispute highlights
the importance for homeowners
to keep abreast of the activities
of their associations and the
issues they decide at scheduled
meetings.
The issue began when
the association changed its
previous policy of periodically
mowing the reserve area in
question to not mowing it at all,
allowing it to return to a natural
unmaintained state. As a result
heavy underbrush took over the
area and threatened the views
from the Curran home and
ultimately the attractiveness
of their home site. It also
made easy access to Lake
Houston more difficult. Since
this story was first reported,
nothing regarding the nomowing policy has changed.
As a result, the previously
mowed area now has sapling
trees and underbrush growing
vigorously upward, changing
the view from both Larry
Combs’ home directly behind
it and the Currans’ home next
to Combs. Combs wants the
reserve property to be allowed
to grow back to its natural state
while the Currans want the
area mowed and maintained
as it was at the time they built
their home. The association
has sided with Combs, who is
also an elected member of its
board. The City of Houston
determined this is not an issue
under its jurisdiction because
no city ordinances apply. The
association has consistently
denied the demands to return
to mowing as it was before
the policy was changed. The
association made a proposed
settlement
that
included
maintaining a mowed access
5 feet wide running from the
mowed area behind Curran’s
property along the back
of Combs’ property to the
The view of the property prior to the completion of homes on
the site.
shoreline on Lake Houston the common interests of all
while preserving the rest of the owners of property, subject to
land in a “natural state.”
the Declaration.” Jill Curran
The Currans rejected the has repeatedly pointed out she
offer. They want to return the believes the change in mowing
reserve area in question to the policy
has
substantially
condition it was in when they lowered the property value of
bought and built their “dream their home and that it is clearly
home.” They believe that is not in the spirit of promoting
the way it was implicitly and and advancing the common
explicitly promised to remain interests of Royal Shores
when they chose to live there. property owners.
They said that was the message
Christopher
Curran
conveyed by everything written summed it up in a single
to promote Royal Shores by sentence when asked what
Friendswood
Development would be the best outcome.
Company, its Deed of Gift
“We win and we return
of the reserve land to the to the way it was,” he said,
Royal Shores Community and explained it was not about
Association, the association the money, it was about the
itself and the homebuilders principle.
building within Royal Shores.
Ben Graves, president
The Currans said that is what of the association, had no
they believe was intended in comment due to the pending
the Articles of Incorporation legal actions. He did point
for
the
Royal
Shores out that the association was
Community Association where working on behalf of the entire
it says the Royal Shores Board community.
has the power “to engage in
As soon as the final
activities which will actively outcome is known, The Tribune
foster, promote and advance will report it.
Call us today to schedule a private showing.
KINGWOOD GREENS
Gorgeous contemporary 1story on cul-de-sac oversized
lot. Gourmet ktchn. Custom
high end finishings. Recent
carpet, Dual AC units.
Dramatic & open floorplan
surrounds courtyard & pool
w/ wall of windows.
3-4/2.5/3A
$499,900
MLS#92265454
OL
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ROYAL SHORES
Dramatic entry, Huge den
open to gourmet isl ktchn.
Brkfst/sunroom
combo.
Screened porch. Master w/
balcony & 2nd study/sitting
room up. GR overlooks pool.
Hidden media room & huge
bonus room up. Courtyard.
4-5/3.5/3AD
$645,000
MLS#7669409
2b
THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
Band on the Run event returns to Kingwood
The Kingwood High School
band will be hosting their annual
Band on the Run 5K/10K Saturday
Jan. 31, at 8 a.m., beginning at
Creekwood Middle School. This
event was first held in 2010 as
the band prepared for their 2011
trip to New York City. This year’s
run will support the band’s trip to
Hawaii during spring break 2015.
Band on the Run is a USTAF
certified run. The course starts and
ends at Creekwood, going through
Kingwood’s scenic greenbelts.
Registration is available on line at
active.com. A direct sign-up link
can be found at KM4B.com. The
registration cost is $35.
In addition to the run itself,
there will also be entertainment
provided by the KM4B drum
line and other band ensembles.
There will be silent auction items
available for bidding and treats
for sale.
“We are really excited to be
bringing back this fun community
event,” said run chair Carolyn
Smith.
The band will travel to Hawaii
during spring break 2015. Under
the direction of Destry Balch
Here’s to your
and Brittany Peters, the group
will travel by air to Honolulu
where the full band will perform
a concert at Pearl Harbor in honor
of those who have served in the
U.S. armed services. The students
will also tour the beautiful sights
and enjoy an authentic luau.
“Our journey to Hawaii will
be yet another opportunity to
showcase the musical talent from
Kingwood High School. The
chance to play at Pearl Harbor
and explore our 50th state as a
group will be a magnificent event
and create lifetime memories,”
Sign up to run
and help send
the band to
Hawaii!
said Bart Myers, trip chair.
With a group of 200, including
chaperones, this trip is a large
undertaking both financially and
logistically. Most of the expenses
of this trip will be paid by the
band students and their families
but the band boosters have
already held other fund- raisers,
including dining-out events and
a silent auction and raffle during
their August Sneak Preview. The
band boosters are also selling
sponsorships for this trip. Those
interested should check the band
website, KM4B.com, for details.
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THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
3b
Humble Baseball Hall of Fame inducts four at banquet
– Roger Clemens keynote speaker –
By Bruce Olson
Tribune Correspondent
Four
outstanding
alumnae of Humble High
School were inducted into
the Humble High School
Baseball
Association’s
Hall of Fame at a sold
out banquet of over 150
attendees at Walden on
Lake Houston Saturday
night.
Roger Clemens, seventime major league baseball
Cy Young Award winner,
participated in presenting
the honorary plaques and
spoke at the conclusion of
the ceremony.
David
Sitton,
Humble High School’s
head baseball coach and
president of the Texas
High School Baseball
Coaches
Association,
opened the presentation
with a hearty welcome to
all and spoke of the proud
tradition of more than
40 years of Humble High
School baseball and the
impact it has had on the
students who have gone
through the program.
“The first thing I want
to say is Humble baseball
has been around a long
time. I think some have
said over 40 years. There
are so many guys that
deserve to be in the Hall
of Fame at Humble High
School. The success they
have had after playing
baseball here is just
phenomenal.” Sitton said.
He pointed out that the
Hall of Fame inducted its
initial members in each of
its first two years starting
in 2009 and then had
not inducted additional
members in the following
years. He told the audience
that he would make it a
goal to have members
inducted every year from
now on.
“We have had so
many guys go and play
in college, so many guys
play pro ball. There’s guys
in this room right now
playing in Double A and
Triple A ball,” he said.
Sitton then called each
of the four 2015 inductees
forward to receive plaques
from Clemens and to
share a few stories of their
high school and post high
school memories. The
four recipients were Craig
Shirley, Chris Sizemore,
Chris Almendarez and
Norman
Funderburk.
“I live in Birmingham,
Alabama, now and have for
23 years. My sophomore
year (at Humble) I made
varsity. It was a lot of fun
and I learned a lot,” said
Craig Shirley. “There was
something special about
the baseball team - that it
was family and it really
was,” he said.
From left are Norman Funderburk, Chris Sizemore,
Roger Clemens, David Sitton, Craig Shirley and Chris
Almendarez. Photo by Bruce Olson
Chis Sizemore was the
catcher on a team that won
the district championship.
He summed up the general
consensus of those being
honored and everyone in
the room honoring them.
“I definitely want to point
out that plenty of us in this
room share one thing and
that is the fact that we love
the game. It has taught us
and provided us so much,
not only in our daily lives
but as we deal with other
people.” he said.
Following
the
presentations,
Clemens
related some of his
experiences in his address
and then took questions
from the audience.
“My coaches were
great father figures. They
were great coaches but
more important, they were
great teachers, not only on
the field but off the field,”
Clemens said.
An audience member
asked Clemens what it
was that had made him so
successful.
“If you love what you
do, you will do it right and
take pride in it,” Clemens
said and pointed out that
his grandmother would
often tell him as he was
growing up that if you
were a ditch digger you
needed to always strive to
be the best ditch digger.
He explained that when
he was young, his father
died. He was raised by two
strong women: his mother
and his grandmother.
Clemens concluded
by talking about what he
considers the highlight of
his 24-year career.
“I am most proud
of winning the national
championship,” he said,
referring to wining the
College World Series
while at the University of
Texas in 1983. I was in
six (major league) World
Series. Two of those
losses were incredibly
emotional,” he said.
“Probably the three
best years in my advanced
career I had right here
in Houston.
Helping
Bagwell and Biggio get
to the World Series was
unbelievable.”
LSC-Kingwood art gallery to showcase mixed-media artist, Pablo Zapiola
The Lone Star CollegeKingwood
Fine
Arts
Gallery will be showcasing
a video installation and
still photography exhibit
by Pablo Gimenez Zapiola
Jan. 28 through March
18, which incorporates
poetry, graphics, digitally
mixed images and local
environments.
Zapiola’s
Praxis
2 exhibit is a combination
of four bodies of work
and will be exhibited
as a series of video
projections and photograph
installations. Praxis 2 is
the result of years of work,
combining different visual
expression
disciplines,
diverse
technologies
and the use of the
environment. The projects
on exhibit, Meaning in
Motion; Inner and Outer
Atmospheres; Around the
Infinite; and Transitions,
are the outcome of
experimentations
and
continuous
creation.
Zapiola develops projects
that invite the viewer to
establish a relationship
with the artwork in order to
discover its total depth.
A daytime reception
and artist talk is scheduled
for Thursday, Jan. 29, at
noon and a special evening
reception is scheduled
for Thursday, Feb. 12, at 7
p.m., both in the Fine Arts
Gallery, PAC 114D.
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“I also said”
from the project, Meaning in
Motion (2013).
Pablo Gimenez
Zapiola’s “Praxis
2” exhibit will be
on display in the
LSC-Kingwood
Fine Art Gallery.
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Gimenez Zapiola showcases
a video installation and still
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Welcome, everyone, to the new Out and
About – here to catch you up on what’s
happening in the Lake Houston area!
FamilyTime’s Hearts of Gold Gala presenting
the 2014 Women of Achievement was another
resounding success. Kudos to Executive Director
Judy Cox, the board members, the staff and
volunteers who put the event together, raising funds
to benefit both the Crisis Center and the shelter.
Danny and Geralyn Sullivan worked the Sullivansponsored bid board and won the night’s competition
raising close to $10,000. Law enforcement was well
represented – Family Time Board Member Lt. David
Escobar (fresh from graduation at the FBI National
Academy), Capt. Wally Weighat, Chief Deputy
James Sumner, HPD Officer Dwayne Ulrich and
their lovely wives were all in attendance. Other
charitable organizations were also in attendance
to support the cause – The Village Learning and
Achievement Center’s Executive Director Kim
Brusatori and Humble Area Assistance Ministries
Executive Director Millie Garrison, along with
Twila Ilgen of The Astros Foundation, several board
members of the Humble ISD Education Foundation
and a number of other groups. There was dinner,
dancing, live and silent auctions, and a lot of catching
up after the holidays with the beautifully dressed
crowd which included Diane Blanco, Carol Covey,
Kim and Curtis Maxey, Shannon MacIntyre,
Denise and Paul Krieger, Cheryl Johnson and Nix
Tagle, Hector Martinez, Norma O’Donell, Kathy
Adkins, Claudette McKee, Beth Higgins, Ron
and Halene Crossman, State Rep. Dan and Janet
Huberty, Dr. Guy and Diane Sconzo, Linda Prator
and Bruce and Carolyn Wise. Congratulations to
Brenda Grant, who was surprised to receive the
Lifetime Achievement Award. Daniel and I ended
the evening cooing over adorable pictures of Nova,
Charlie and Kyle Campbell’s squeal-worthy
grandbaby.
Sevala Benton hosted a Young Living Essential
Oils presentation at the Kingwood Country Club over
wine and appetizers. The presentation was given by
Siba Kikanovic, Sevala’s former sister-in-law, who
was visiting from Chicago. Robin Martinez and
her daughter, Emily, Danell Fields, Gwendolyn
Condoleo-Crawford and I had so much fun sniffing
absolutely everything!
Tony Raffa and the Uncorked Wine Tasting
group held its first Uncorked Event of 2015 at
Raffa’s Waterfront Grill at Kings Harbor. Guests
sampled Stellina Di Notte Prosecco, Once Upon
a Vine Sauvignon Blanc, Great American Wine
Company Chardonnay, Once Upon a Vine Pinot
Noir, Great American Wine Company Zinfandel,
and Navarro Correas Cabernet Sauvignon. In
addition, they enjoyed light appetizers served
by Raffa’s culinary team. A few of the faces in
the crowd included: Christine Price, Laura
Midisette (general manager for Salt Grass in
Humble), Elise Nystram, Mia Hoyt (president
of Kingwood Area Mothers of Multiples),
Gary Hoyt (City of Humble firefighter), Diana
Hertzenberg, David Dickson, Chad and Devon
Alexander, and Eileen Booher.
Gotta love Pappasito’s Cantina at midday. Daniel
and I stopped in for a quick lunch and happened
upon familiar faces at several tables including
Frank Schrader (looking very dapper at a business
lunch) and Tax Assessor Mike Sullivan fresh from
a Rotary meeting.
Judy Hayes-Christoph of RE/MAX Rewards,
outgoing chair of the Community Chamber of East
Montgomery County, was thrilled last Saturday
night as she handed the gavel to Katie Sager of
Embody Fitness Center during the organization’s
Annual Banquet. In her acceptance speech, Katie
encouraged the well-dressed crowd to each pick a
committee and get involved. Dinner was then served
by The Hometown Chef’s own Julio and Tiffany
Avila and Jennifer Jozwiak. The Lake Houston
area was well-represented. Jim Lindeneau, Scott
Brady and Jess Fields, along with their spouses,
were on hand as well as Christian Shank (who
made another very generous Live Auction donation),
John Sparks and Connie and Darryal Chandler.
Tom Broad, John Denton, Nancy and John Allen
were at the Memorial Hermann Northeast table
along with Carole Newton and her spouse from
Parkway Family Insurance. There were no guys
at the Kingwood Medical Center table. Melinda
Stephenson and Cristina Lafuente said it was
“girls night out.” No guys allowed! Katherine
Persson helmed the Lone Star College Kingwood
table.
If you haven’t yet, make sure and secure tickets
to this year’s Humble BBQ Cook-off and Rodeo
coming up this weekend and the first weekend in
February. Nate Kipp will kick off the BBQ Cook-off
on Friday and hometown country star Jason Cassidy
makes his triumphant return to the Bud Light Stage
on Saturday. There is always plenty of good food
here and I can’t wait! The weekend following the
Cook-off is the Rodeo and evening entertainment
includes Frankie Ballard, Cody Johnson and
Kevin Fowler. Proceeds from the Rodeo and Cookoff benefit the Humble ISD Education Foundation
and the Rodeo Executive Committee – James Blunt,
Lynette Calfee, Lisa Doughty, Gina Remmes and
Rick Halbrook – do a fantastic job every year of
putting on two great events for a fantastic cause.
Speaking of Cook-offs – the Humble Area
Assistance Ministries’ 25th Anniversary and Raise
the Roof Chili Cook-off is coming up Feb. 15 and
if you have a very special secret chili recipe then
consider getting a group together and signing up for
a team. There will be loads of food, drink, activities
for the whole family and a silent auction for
everyone to enjoy. This year’s honorees as Pillars
of the Community are Insperity and Pat and Ray
Guard who all do so much for the community.
See you out and about!
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T
he Humble Rodeo and BBQ
Cook-Off is being held at
the Humble Civic Center and
kicks off Friday, Jan. 30. The
proceeds from the rodeo
benefit the Humble ISD Education Foundation, which provides enhanced
education opportunities for students of the
Humble Independent School District. Both
the rodeo and the cook-off will be packed
full of events with something for everyone.
“We are really excited to be partnering
with Humble Independent School District
this year. They are supplying shuttle buses
from the Humble High School and New Covenant Church parking lots to the Civic Center
which is a fantastic convenience for rodeo
attendees,” said Jerri Monbaron, executive
director of the Humble ISD education Foundation.
The Humble ISD Livestock Show will be
held Feb. 3-5, giving the school district’s FFA
and 4-H programs a chance to present the
animals their students have been raising,
feeding and grooming all year. Students will
participate in calf scramble and chute dogging competitions and the kids that earn the
fastest times will win belt buckles. Also this
year, children aged 5-6 can pay $15 to compete in a Mutton Bustin’ event. On Feb. 6,
once the livestock shows have commenced,
the animals that were shown will be auctioned starting at 1 p.m.
“We look forward to another great
crowd at this year’s rodeo and hope to sell
out the arena,” said Monbaron.
Rodeo performances will be held Friday,
Feb. 6, and Saturday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. Gates
open to the public at 5:30 p.m. and concert
performances start at 9 p.m. each night.
Well-established country singers, Frankie
Ballard, Cody Johnson and Kevin Fowler
are this year’s headlining entertainers. Both
Frankie Ballard and Cody Johnson will be
performing on Friday and Kevin Fowler will
be the lone musician performing on Saturday. There are also many new things coming to the rodeo this year. There have been
additions to the Kid’s Zone as well as a new
eatery supplying food for the public, the
Longhorn Steakhouse.
“One of this year’s new sponsors is
Nigh Light Pediatric Urgent care. They have
helped sponsor a Tot Spot in the BBQ CookOff Kid’s Zone this year. The Tot Spot is an
area of the Kid’s Zone that is geared toward
toddlers and keeping them safe and entertained,” said Monbaron.
The Humble Rodeo couldn’t be successful without the generous help they receive
from their sponsors each year. The sponsors and honorees that the Humble Rodeo
recognize each year are what makes the
Humble Rodeo so special. This year Bodie
Wagener and J.C. Evans are being honored
for their amazing contributions to the community. Wagener is the current principal of
the Career and Technology Education Center and he and his wife, Susan, created the
Wagener Family Scholarship in memory of
their son, Michael.The Wageners believe
education regarding underage drinking
is an important part in changing the lives
of young people and they are both certified instructors with the State of Texas for
the Alcohol Education Program for Minors.
Evans was the coordinator of Career and
Technical Education for 20 years and taught
agricultural science for 13 years at Humble
High School, was a teacher and supervisor
at the Curriculum and Staff Development
Center for seven years and was CTE coordinator for 13 years, for a total of 32 years
in education. also worked with the Humble
ISD Livestock Show
“Both men have had a huge impact on
the Humble Independent School District and
the community,” Monbaron said.
With the rodeo’s stellar entertainment
and activities lined up the 2015 Humble
Rodeo should be a real success. Tickets for
the rodeo in advance are $15 per night, and
tickets purchased the gate are $20. All kids
under 5 get in free. For more information,
visit humblerodeo.com.
Friday, Jan. 30
Starting at 4 p.m. the BBQ
Cook-off, vendor booths and
Kid Zone will be open to the
public and the pit building
challenge Judging will begin.
Saturday, Jan. 31
The BBQ Cook-off is open
to the public starting at noon
and the Kid Zone will be
open all day. The winning pits
of the pit challenge will be
auctioned at 5 p.m. and the
BBQ Cook-off awards will
begin at 6.
Feb. 3-5
The Humble FFA and 4-H
Livestock Show will be happening all day.
programs throughout the
area will get a chance to tour
the rodeo. The Livestock
Auction will begin at 1 p.m.
The Rodeo will begin at 7
p.m. with Frankie Ballard
and Cody Johnson performing at 9.
Friday, Feb. 6
From 11:30-12:30 there will
be a Special Kids program
and kids from special needs
Saturday, Feb. 7
In the evening the Rodeo will
begin starting at 7 p.m. with
Kevin Fowler performing at 9.
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THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
community calendar
Chicktime Humble held a Wacky Science event on January 10 at the Family Time Shelter. Fun was had making
ice cream, creating slime and generating static electricity with the children staying at the shelter. Chicktime
is currently looking for volunteers to coordinate future monthly volunteer events at the shelter. If interested,
visit Chicktime.com or email Sandra Rodriguez at [email protected] Pictured: Chicktime Volunteers Nidia Ramirez, Yolanda Prince, Ciera Garcia, Rachel Ramirez, Ciera Garcia, Areana Ramirez, A’Laynah Lee,
Allyse Ramirez, Susan McFarland, Yashid Joseph and Chicktime Humble Founder/Leader Sandra Rodriguez
ABWA
American Business Women’s
Association Humble Artesian meets
monthly on the first Thursday
of the month at the Kingwood
Country Club from 6-8 p.m.; 6 p.m.
networking; 6:30 p.m. meal and
meeting. Dynamic guest speaker
each month. Reservations required,
abwahumble.org or contact Carol
Nagel at [email protected]
ALZHEIMER’S/
DEMENTIA CAREGIVERS
SUPPORT GROUP
The
Lake
Houston
Alzheimer’s
and
Dementia
Caregivers Support Group holds
a monthly meeting for family
members and caregivers of persons
with Alzheimer’s disease and
other dementia-related disorders.
Meetings are held on the second
Monday of each month from
7-8:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd
Episcopal Church, 2929 Woodland
Hills Drive. For more information,
contact Barbara Hemphill at 281851-7504 or e-mail [email protected]
synapsesite.net.
AMERICAN
NEEDLEPOINT GUILD
Newcomers of all skill levels
are welcome at the American
Needlepoint Guild, Lake Houston
Chapter meetings the second
Thursday of the month at 6:45
p.m. at Chevron Phillips Chemical
Co. Conference Room, 1826
Kingwood Drive at Ladbrook. For
more information, call 281-3594341 or visit lakehoustonang.com
or needlepoint.org.
CITY OF HOUSTON
RECYCLING
Recyclables are accepted
every weekend on Saturdays and
Sundays from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. for
City of Houston residents. It is held
at the Kingwood Metro Park &
Ride lot, 3210 West Lake Houston
Parkway. They accept newspapers;
magazines; ad inserts; aerosol cans;
cardboard; catalogs; glass bottles
and jars; plastics (# 1, #5 and
#7), and steel, tin and aluminum
cans. Electronics recycling is
available the first Saturday of
each month from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Items accepted: Computers and
all related equipment (hard drives
must be removed to be shredded
on site); televisions (less than 27
inches); All other electronics. For
a complete list of accepted items,
visit
houstontx.gov/solidwaste/
kingwood.html.
ATASCOCITA-KINGWOOD
GENEALOGICAL
SOCIETY
Those interested in genealogy
are invited to attend the monthly
meetings of the AtascocitaKingwood Genealogical Society.
The meetings are held the
second Sunday of each month at
Rosemont Assisted Living, 6450
Kings Park Way in Atascocita,
at 3 p.m. Each monthly program
is presented to help the members
and visitors obtain a better
understanding of genealogical
research. For more information,
contact Ann Parkinson at 281852-6803 or visit atascocitakingwoodgenealogicalsociety.org.
The governing body of Hi Neighbor-Kingwood met at the
lovely home of Victoria Ramirez, where board members
and committee leaders posed for a group photo. Left to
right, back to front: Connie Shifferd, reservations co-chair;
Marilyn Lupe, co-chair, reservations; Kate McPike, secretary; Sherran Domescik, 1st vice president and activities
director; Kay Caffey, publicity; Georgia Gray, door prizes
chair; Lee Ann Sprick, programming chair; Patty Culpepper, social director and decorations; Judy Miles, treasurer;
Debbie Campbell, president and corresponding secretary
; Leslie Sarmiento, publisher; Victoria Ramirez, advertising for newsletter; Karen Arner, door prizes co-chair; P.V.
Fitzharris, community service; Margret Ayers, 2nd vice
president, advertising and Margie Nicolai, membership.
A “New Member Coffee” will take place at the Kingwood
Community Center on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 10 a.m. to noon.
Membership in the club is $20 per year. Members receive
a monthly newsletter and a yearly directory. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 281-812
F- F6829 or emailing [email protected]
BLOOD PRESSURE/
BLOOD SUGAR CHECK
A licensed technician visits
the Harris County Precinct 4 Crosby
Community Center the second
Tuesday and fourth Thursday of
each month to take blood readings.
Other fitness activities offered
at the center include: rhythm
walking, advanced line dancing,
dart baseball, body toning, chair
exercises, dancercise and yoga. For
information, call 281-462-0543.
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5p.m. Holy Communion Service
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In Memory of May Love
May (Farrell) Love went to
the Lord on December 27, 2014.
Her daughter was by her side.
She died of congestive heart
failure.
May was born and raised
in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Upon completing high school,
she attended Business College
where she was trained as a
comptometer operator and
started her career in the Calgary
office of the Alberta Wheat
Pool. In 1944, because her then
fiancé was killed while serving
in the Royal Canadian Air
Force, she decided to join the
Canadian Navy. As a member of
the “WRENS” (Women’s Royal
Canadian Naval Service), she
functioned as a signal woman
until her discharge in 1945. She
returned to the Alberta Wheat
Pool but in 1947, moved to Trail,
British Columbia, where she
began working for Consolidated
Mining and Smelting Company
(COMINCO). It was while she
was in Trail, B.C. that she met
her future husband Douglas
Peter Love. When Doug,
her fiancé, was transferred
to Montreal, she decided
to follow him and took a
position as a bookkeeper with
Canadian Industries Limited
(C.I.L). She and Doug were
married in the fall of 1948 in
Montreal. Over the years, she
accompanied her husband
wherever his job assignments
took him, including a move
to Rock Hill, South Carolina
where their daughter JudithAnn was born. They arrived in
Houston in 1967 and moved
to Kingwood, TX in 1975.
Her hobby was hooking
rugs and she was an avid
reader, bridge player and golfer
until her physical problems
limited her participation in
these activities.
She remained an avid reader
and she loved playing “words
with friends” with her many
friends on her IPAD. From 1999
- 2013 she was very active in
the visitor telephone program
of the Kingwood United
Methodist Church. From 2013 2014 she was on the welcoming
committee for Emeritus Senior
Living in Kingwood, Texas.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of almost 65
years, Douglas Peter Love, of
Kingwood, Texas, longtime
substitute teacher at Kingwood
High School; her parents, Francis
Robert and Mary Ann Spence;
her brother-in-law, Geoff Keer;
her sister Murielle Keer of
Calgary, Alberta; and sister-inlaw Helen Linton-Smith and
her husband, John of Australia;
and sister-in-law Mary Love, of
Regina, Saskatchewan.
She is survived by her
daughter Judith Love Rondeau
and her husband Eugene E.
Rondeau, Sr. of Arlington, Texas,
and her niece Stephanie Keer
of Calgary, Alberta. She is also
survived by her grandchildren
and great grandchildren: Gene
Rondeau II and wife, Stasha
Rondeau and their two children
Hunter and Maddy of Wichita,
Kansas; Danielle Bergren and
husband, Jeff and their three
children Joshua, Julie and
Chloe of Copper Canyon, Texas;
and Stephanie Rondeau and
her partner Lisa Schwab of
Playa Del Rey, California.
She is also survived by her
Australian Family: Niece Anne
Evans and husband Terry;
grand-niece Claire Linton-Evans
and husband Rohan Little and
their son Otto; grand-nephew
Dylan Evans and his wife
Stephanie (and son Murray);
grand-nephew Rowan Evans;
nephew Tim Linton-Smith and
his wife, Judy; grand-nephew
Brendan Linton-Smith and
wife Samantha and daughters
Evelyn and Zoe; grand-nephew
Glen Linton-Smith and his wife,
Corrine, son, Hudson; grandniece Emma Mary and husband
David Skeen, son Jack and
daughter Rachel.
A small memorial service
was held at May’s residence,
Emeritus at Kingwood on
January 9, 2015 at 10:00 am
with Rev. Mary Magnuson of
Kingwood United Methodist
Church officiating.
Those wishing to make a
memorial, in lieu of flowers,
may contribute to the Just
About Kids Foundation, LOVE
Scholarship Program at www.
JustAboutKids.org .
For more information about
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Memorial services for Sam Martin Chaney, 41, will be
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Church of Kingwood, 5520 Kingwood Drive, Humble, TX.
Dr. Jim Davis will officiate. Visitation will be 4:00 P.M. until
7:00 P.M., Thursday, January 29, 2015 at Kingwood Funeral
Home, 22800 Hwy 59N, Kingwood, TX 77345.
Sam was born November 15, 1973 in Port Arthur, TX and
passed away on January 21, 2015 in Shreveport, LA. We will
miss Sam, especially his dry sense of humor that kept us
laughing, his creativity, his kindness, and the laid back way
that he approached life. He was loved and respected as a
Son, Brother, Nephew, Boyfriend, Co-worker and Friend.
He is gone much too young, but had wonderful
experiences during his 41 years. Sam was an avid fisherman
and enjoyed hunting. He traveled with friends and family
in the Caribbean and all across the US. He enjoyed annual
Father/Son fly- fishing trips in the rugged mountains of
Wyoming, trout fishing on the Platt River, and saltwater
fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. He loved playing Texas Hold’em
and Fantasy Football, and was gracious as a winner or loser.
He was a New Orleans Saints fan and enjoyed watching
football with family and friends. He could often be found
spending time with all of his friends at Molly’s. Other favorite past-times were biking, gardening, and reading
Stephen King and Lee Child novels.
Sam was respected at work as a Quality Control Inspector at ExpressJet. He held leadership
roles as the Steward for the Mechanics of Teamsters Local 19 in Shreveport and he was the
Union Representative for all mechanics at ExpressJet in the Aviation Safety Action Program.
He was seen as a mentor to many over the years. His co-workers appreciated how he
approached situations with a calm, thoughtful, and confident demeanor. He built
bridges with relationships across departments that made everyone’s job easier. Sam
rarely used extra words in conversation, and they appreciated that conversations with
him were meaningful. Sam was professional, objective and knowledgeable but will be
most remembered at work for his calm approach and his gift with relationships.
Sam is preceded in death by his grandparents, T.E. and Frances Chaney of Monroe, and
A.L. “Shorty” and “Boe” Wilbanks of West Monroe.
Sam is survived by his parents, Floyd and Glenda Chaney of Kingwood, Texas; sister, Cinnamon
Chaney of Santa Monica, CA; aunt and uncle, Marjo and Jim Stephens of West Monroe; girlfriend, Sarah
Rollins of Shepard, Texas.
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SECTION D
Sports
GOLF TOURNAMENT
The Village Charity Golf Tournament is
scheduled for Monday, March 23, at Tour 18
in Humble. For more information, call 281358-6172 (ext. 150) or email Erica Badamo at
[email protected]
Wildcats sit on top of District 21-5A
VARSITY
BASKETBALL
CALENDAR
ATASCOCITA VS. THE
WOODLANDS
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
@ ATASCOCITA 7 P.M.
ATASCOCITA VS. OAK
RIDGE
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
@ ATASCOCITA 7 P.M.
KINGWOOD VS.
SUMMER CREEK
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
@ KINGWOOD 7 P.M.
KINGWOOD VS.
CONROE
FRIDAY, FEB. 6
@ CONROE 7 P.M.
SUMMER CREEK VS.
CONROE
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
@ SUMMER CREEK 7 P.M.
HUMBLE VS. C.E. KING
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
@ HUMBLE 7 P.M.
HUMBLE VS.
BARBERS HILL
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
@ BARBERS HILL 7 P.M.
KINGWOOD PARK VS.
NEW CANEY
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
@ KINGWOOD PARK 7 P.M.
KINGWOOD PARK
VS. PORTER
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
@ PORTER 7 P.M.
Humble’s Branden Joseph helped lead the Wildats to victory over New Caney Friday night. Photo by Bryan Kimbro
By B.R. Kimbro
The Tribune
The Humble Wildcats boys
varsity basketball team took the
first place spot in District 215A play over the weekend after
beating top-dog rival New Caney
for the second time this season.
The
Wildcats
downed
New Caney 66-48 in a close
match Friday night at Humble
High School’s Larry Johnson
Gymnasium.
The win sets Humble’s overall
record to 25-2 and 9-1 in district
while New Caney falls to second
place at 8-2.
Despite the final score, it was
a close-call for Humble up until
the final minutes of the game.
Basketball playoff races
heating up as home stretch looms
By Erich Eisenach
Tribune Correspondent
With just less than a month left to go
before the UIL State Basketball Playoffs
begin, most of the area teams are lining
up to attempt to get a shot to play in the
postseason.
In District 16-6A, the Atascocita
Eagles continued their undefeated run
in district play, knocking off Summer
Creek, Kingwood and Conroe in the last
two weeks, although the Eagles have
not been without their pivotal moments
throughout that stretch.
At Summer Creek on Jan. 13, the
Bulldogs were within six points after
three quarters of play, but Atascocita
was able to pull away in the final
quarter for a 63-49 win. And at Conroe
last Friday, though the Eagles won 6152 thanks to a big effort from Carsen
Edwards, the Eagles trailed by two
after one quarter before taking the lead
by eight at halftime and going on to
win. The Eagles will look to continue
their district success when they travel
to College Park Tuesday, and host The
Woodlands Friday.
Elsewhere in 16-6A, the James
Bailey-led Summer Creek Bulldogs
have had their ups and downs, but have
managed to stay in the playoff chase.
Following the loss to the Eagles, the
Bulldogs suffered a surprising 62-52
setback at College Park, dropping Creek
to 1-3 in 16-6A play.
However, the Bulldogs registered
two big wins this past week, beating
The Woodlands, a team ahead of them in
district play, 66-37. They then followed
that up by beating the War Eagles of Oak
Ridge 73-52 on Friday to even their 166A record at 3-3. The Bulldogs will next
play at Kingwood on Friday, Jan. 30.
Meanwhile, in District 21-5A, while
Humble took first place in the district by
beating New Caney last Friday night, but
another story is developing in district;
the resurrection of Kingwood Park back
into the playoff race.
The Panthers, who started the
season 0-3 and 1-4 in district play, have
won three of their last four to creep back
into the playoff race. While they lost a
tough game to Humble on Jan. 13, they
followed that up with a win over Galena
Park last Friday, then avenged a 43-24
defeat at Crosby by going on an 11-0 run
to take an early edge, then holding on
for a 40-34 win.
With that win, K-Park now sits 4-5
in district play with a big week looming;
they head to Dayton Tuesday night who
is right ahead of them in the standings,
then host New Caney next Friday.
kingwood beats goose creek
The Wildcats only had a fivepoint advantage leading into the
fourth quarter, but senior Brandon
Joseph, had a great fourth quarter,
scoring 18 of his 22 points.
Humble next faces Porter
before C.E. King on Friday.
HUFFMAN VS.
LIBERTY
FRIDAY, JAN. 30
@ LIBERTY 7 P.M
HUFFMAN VS.
SPLENDORA
TUESDAY, FEB. 3
@ HUFFMAN 7 P.M.
Atascocita turns back Kingwood
Kingwood guard Bryan Butler gets a look at the basket during the Mustangs recent win
over Conroe. Photo by Allie Jackson
Defensively, Kingwood held responded with a 10-4 run
By Dave Shurmack
Atascocita to its third-lowest to close the period and a 37Tribune Correspondent
point total of the season 28 lead entering the fourth
And then there was and lowest since a 41-point quarter. The Mustangs
one. The battle of the two output against Lake Travis started the week with a 65–55
remaining unbeaten teams on Dec. 6. The Eagles scored home victory over Conroe.
from District 16-6A went 51 points on DeSoto, Nov. Mulloy led the way with 22
to the home team on Friday. 22. However, it also tied points and White pumped in
The Atascocita
Eagles Kingwood’s
third-lowest 19 more. Kingwood rallied
(23-1, 5-0), ranked No. 2 scoring total of the season from a 29-20 deficit early
in the state by the Texas as well. The Mustangs also in the third quarter. Mulloy
Association of Basketball scored 34 points on Morton tied the game, 31-31, with
Coaches,
turned
away Ranch, Dec. 15. They tallied a 3-pointer then gave the
Kingwood, 55-34, behind a 30 points against Spring Mustangs the lead for good
27-point performance from on Dec. 19 and 32 points with a slam dunk, putting an
Carson Edwards. Brandon against Cy-Falls on Dec. exclamation point on what
Loville and Paris Marquez 29. Atascocita led from the turned out to be a 27-8 run
added eight points each for opening tip, racing out to to end the period. Kingwood
the Eagles, who will visit a 14-6 lead at the quarter hosts College Park on
Kingwood on Tuesday, Feb. before holding a 25-19 Tuesday before visiting
10. Fabian White and Matt halftime edge. Kingwood The Woodlands on Friday.
Mulloy led the Mustangs got as close as 27-24 in Both District 16-6A clashes
(12-13, 3-1) with 12 and the opening minutes of the are scheduled to tip off at 7
11 points respectively. third quarter, but the Eagles p.m.
Mustang swimmers make a splash
The Kingwood High School boys junior varsity soccer team during a recent win
3-1 against Goose Creek. Photo by Allison Jackson
Kingwood High School varsity swimmer Alexis Robichau competes against The Woodlands High School swim team Kingwood High School. Photo by Danielle Guiterrez
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•Kimberly and Jason
Lehrman welcomed 8pound, 9-ounce Emilee
LuAnn Lehrman Jan. 13
•Sarah Garcia and Hugo
Garnelo welcomed 9pound, 3-ounce Liliana
Isabelle Garnelo Jan. 9
•Amber Renée Sullivan
welcomed 8-pound, 4-ounce
Lorelai Iris Sullivan Jan. 6
•Amanda Milford and
David De Los Santos
welcomed 3-pound, 10ounce Isaac Joseph De
Los Santos Jan. 6
•Anna and Heath Nugent
welcomed 7-pound, 2-ounce
Aubree Hope Nugent Jan. 7
•Tammy and Louis
Cardin welcomed 6pound, 13-ounce Faith
Ann Cardin Jan. 13
•Kristin McDowell and
Ryan Dean welcomed 8pound, 11-ounce Ryan
Joseph Dean Jr. January 13
•Maria and Luis Gomez
welcomed 6-pound, 7ounce Jaylah Daleyza
Gomez Jan. 13
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assist and launch four
rounds from the handheld
mortar on the enemy
positions. During the
course of fire, the mortar
system became inoperable.
Pye immediately retrieved
a shoulder launcher from
his vehicle and fired 54
separate rounds enabling
welcoming
forces
to
plan on the enemy and
concurrently
refute
adversary insurgents any
additional encroachment
toward his unit and their
Afghan partners.
His mother, Vicky
Stansifer, shared
her
thoughts about her son and
his service and character.
Emilee LuAnn Lehrman
•Dianna and Kyle
Hay welcomed 7pound, 14-ounce Avelyn
Nicole Hay Jan. 13
•Ginnie Merar and Billy
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•Cecily Pate and Benjamin
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accomplishments. This is
Jeremy’s third Bronze Star
for bravery,” said Stansifer.
“Jeremy
is
quite
humble and does not like
the term ‘hero’ being used
to describe him. Like most
who have served, that term
is reserved for those who
gave all. Jeremy has lost a
few close friends in battles
over the years of service.
The hero term applies to
those friends. He’s ‘just
doing his job.’ I’m his
mom. I couldn’t be more
proud,” said Stansifer.
To learn more about
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advised that the floor could not be
saved and that we needed to replace
it,” said Roger Brown, assistant
superintendent of support services.
The total cost to remove the
existing flooring and replace it is
$126,327. The district is paying
$100,000 of this total cost based on
the insurance deductible.
As of Jan. 16, the damaged
flooring had been removed. The
new flooring arrived on Monday,
January 19 and Installation should
be completed by the end of March,
Brown said.
A number of upcoming Humble
ISD fundraising events were discussed
at the board meeting.
FFA students provided details
on the Humble Livestock Show to
be held February 4-6, with a buyer’s
BBQ and live auction at the Humble
Civic Center beginning at noon on
Friday, February 7. Proceeds of the
Livestock Show benefit local FFA
chapters and students.
The Humble Golf Classic will
be held Monday, February 16, at the
Kingwood Country Club and the
Deerwood Country Club. Individuals
can purchase tickets to play in the
tournament for $100, which includes
Kingwood Country Club green fees,
lunch and the awards dinner. Tickets
to play at Deerwood are on sale
for $800 for a foursome. Proceeds
benefit Humble ISD golf teams and
athletes.
The upcoming Humble ISD BBQ
Cook Off will be heldJ an. 30 and
31and the Rodeo will b e held Feb.
6 and 7. The Rodeo will feature
performances by Frankie Ballard,
Cody Johnson and Kevin Fowler. The
BBQ and Rodeo benefit the Humble
ISD Education Foundation.
In other business, board member
Rober Scarfo provided information
on the upcoming bond sale.
He said, “The sale will take place
at the end of April, but the process
will begin February 9.”
A number of board items
were consented to at the meeting,
including an exception to elementary
class size waiver with the TEA, fees
for graduation ceremonies at NRG
Park, fees for new walk in freezers
and coolers at Bear Branch and
Elm Grove elementary schools and
the emergency replacement of the
gym floor at Kingwood Park High
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weren’t safe on our own
home grounds. He came
home that night and told me
he was joining the military,”
said Stansifer.
As a graduate of Quest
High School in Humble
ISD, friends describe him
as a quiet leader. “Jeremy is
charming, capable; a quiet
leader who gets things
done that need doing,”
said Carolyn Mashburn, a
family6 friend.
“When Jeremy decides
something should be done
… it shall be accomplished,
without hesitation. His
teachers at Quest recognized
him as a leader and will not
be surprised at his great
hisd
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“I am a very proud mom,”
said Stansifer. Jeremy has
accomplished his dream of
making a difference and
saving lives. When he first
joined the EOD (bomb
squad), I was very afraid.
He explained to me that he
wanted to save lives, not
take them ... he definitely
achieved that goal,” she
said.
Stansifer offered some
insight about what inspired
her son’s service.
“Jeremy was very
disturbed by the events of
9/11. At the time, I worked
in a high-rise in Houston.
He felt very violated as an
American citizen that we
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After much discussion
it was decided to allocate
$55,000 of the under-run
to reserves and to refund
the remaining $124,107 to
the Association’s member
associations in April as
part of the April billing
process. Price explained
that the specific amount of
the allocation to each of the
associations would be based
on the 2013 “equivalent
units” used to collect the
funds in the first place.
“We will calculate the
refunds on the same basis as
the budget,” Price said.
In other business, Chris
Manthei, chairman of the
Parks Committee, provided
an attendance chart by
community association that
showed only 13 of the 22
member associations had
attended 50 percent or more
of the monthly meetings
and 11 villages had sent no
representatives to a Parks
Committee meeting in
2014.
“We are a volunteer
organization and park
representation could be
made better with more
participation,”
Manthei
said.
Others on the board
echoed his concern and
Price advised that emails and
meeting notifications were
sent to all villages. Those
emails and encouragement
by the board will continue to
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be emphasized. The board
approved the Association’s
representatives
to
the
Kingwood
Super
Neighborhood Council for
2015. They are Lynn Forster,
Maryanne Fortson, Denise
Krieger, Manthei, Price and
Larry Wilkins. The last
order of business was the
re-election by acclimation
of the Association’s board
officers for 2015. They are
President Dee Price of Sand
Creek, Vice President Chris
Manthei of Bear Branch,
Secretary
Maryanne
Fortson of Foster’s Mill and
Treasurer Richard Summers
of the Reserve at Kings
Point.
As the meeting closed,
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He recognized that
the club inspires members
to provide humanitarian
service, encourage high
ethical standards, and
promote good will and
peace in the world and the
local community.
Public Safety Committee
Chairman
Marshall
Settegast announced he
had just learned that Doug
Clough,
the
longtime
911 representative to the
Public Safety Committee,
died Jan. 14. He had no
other information but said
he would pass further
information on to the board
and committee members as
it became available.
The next quarterly
board of directors meeting
will be Wednesday, April
16, at 7 p.m. Meetings are
open to the public and are
held at the South Woodland
Hills Community Center,
2030 Shadow Rock, in
Kingwood.
McMannes concluded
that
significant
funds
are raised to support the
club’s contribution to
the community via the
Humble Rotary Festival
and encouraged that the
community support the
festival.
Attachments:
Proclamation and Pictures
of presentation.
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Legal Issues - Guardianship and Special Needs Trusts
Presentation will address why it is important for families to do advance planning (wills, trusts, etc.) to preserve
government benefits available to family members with a disability. In particular, the purpose and provisions
of a Special Needs Trust will be discussed. An overview will be given of the various types of benefits, such as
SSI and Medicaid Waiver programs. Presentation will also address when a guardianship is appropriate, and the
procedure for obtaining guardianship.
Speaker: Lisa L. Wilson, J.D.
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3d
WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
Annual of Love Music competition approaches
The Just About Kids Foundation is
hosting the 4th Annual For the LOVE of
Music benefit vocal competition and they
invite the community to participate. Tryouts
are Jan. 31 at Kingwood High School
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are
elementary, middle and high school solo
vocal divisions and a new duet category
has been added this year. Tryouts are open
to all students in elementary, middle and
high schools (public, home or private
schools). All students who try out will be
eligible to perform in the opening tribute
song at the “For the LOVE of Music”
benefit show.
Finalists from the tryouts will compete
at the show on Feb. 21 at KHS. Music
professionals will be judges at the show
including judges from Sugar Hill Recording
and J Rose Productions.
All finalists will receive a participation
certificate and trophy. All first-place place
finalists will receive a certificate to record
a demo CD with Sugar Hill Studios and
the opportunity to perform at the spring
This Is Kingwood Festival. The first- place
High School Division will receive a $500
college scholarship. The scholarship is
in memory of Mr. Doug Love, a beloved
KHS substitute teacher who passed away
last year. Proceeds from the event are used
by the Just About Kids Foundation to fulfill
academic teacher grants within Kingwood
High School.
Interested students can register
online at jak2015.eventbrite.com or go
to JustAboutKids.org for more information
or to register by mail. A $10 donation is
requested to try out. Pre-registration is
requested and suggested.
25th Citizens’ Police Academy to begin
The Humble Police
Department will begin
their 25th Citizens’ Police
Academy on Feb. 19. This
free academy will be held
at the police department
located at 310 Bender Ave.
This academy is for those
citizens in the Humble,
Kingwood, Atascocita and
Spring areas interested in
learning about the many
aspects of police work. At
this 12-week course, held
every Thursday night from
6-9 p.m., citizens will learn
about patrol functions,
communications,
crime
scene
investigations,
searches and other police
related subjects. The class
also includes a night at
the gun range shooting
multiple
firearms,
a
scenario night and a
graduation. After the 12
weeks of classroom and
hands-on
experience,
graduates are invited to
join the Citizens’ Police
Academy Alumni
to
assist the department in
numerous activities that
the department holds.
For more information,
call Officer Rich Peters
at
281-319-9776
or
visit humblepolice.com/
communityservices.
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E X E R C I S E
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120 tone sound
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CARGO BUNK
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w/6 drawer dresser
storage box, 2 shelf
cube $750. 281312-2611.
WICKER THREE
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24000 BTU AC
$475.
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$125.
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SECTIONAL
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$400.00 & Lighted
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KING RICE BEDNew Mattress $750
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THE TRIBUNE NEWSPAPERS
What it is: The 2015
Colorado
is
all-new
and
significantly different than the
outgoing model. Chevy started
selling this version back in 2012
in other parts of the world as it
is more of a “right-sized” truck
versus the Silverado for most
markets. Texas however runs on
the bigger is better system, and
most buyers will certainly be
asking themselves “Why would
I want a smaller truck, especially
when it’s only a few thousand
dollars less?” And while they
do have a point, the Colorado
is more truck than 95% of truck
buyers need.
With a V6, you still get a
7,000 lb tow rating. The crew
cab trim still offers comfortable
seating for four adults. It’s still a
big truck! It’s just not a giant truck
that we’ve become accustomed to
seeing.
So yes, smaller is better
unless you need to tow above
7,000 lbs (Silverado V8 rated
at 12,000 lbs) or want a slightly
larger bed (Silverado Crew
standard is 6.5’ and Colorado
offers 5’ or 6’).
The big difference you are
WEDNESDAY, january 28, 2015
going to see versus the Silverado
is how easy the Colorado
is to drive. It just felt really
comfortable in traffic and parking.
The new interior is great, and was
a smooth drive on the highway.
Even in a crew cab long bed trim
I felt completely at ease parking
in small parking lots.
Another improvement is
in the fuel efficiency. The fourcylinder Colorado produces 20
city and 27 highway while the
V6 Colorado is rated at 18 city
and 26 highway. A Silverado V8
returns 16 city and 23 highway.
A true size to size comparison
would be with a truck like the
Toyota Tacoma, which returns
only 17 city and 21 highway with
a V6 crew cab.
Price: Base price $20,120.
Crew cab from $25,205. $36,535
as-tested.
Upsides: Great appearance,
right size, better fuel economy
Downsides: None
Wrap-up: Are Chevy
Colorados, Ford Rangers, and
Toyota Tacomas going to take
over the truck market in the US?
It’ll never happen. People love
their big trucks, and unless gas
4d
goes to $6/gallon it won’t happen.
Smaller trucks are the right choice
for most people, but there’s not
a big financial incentive for
people to choose small. You’ll
save $5,000 up front, and maybe
20% on gas each year but that
just isn’t enough. As I usually
do in the wrap-up section, I will
heartily recommend that you go
out and test drive the Colorado
and compare it against the fullsized pickup you had your eye
on, I can at least guarantee you
that you’ll be surprised by what
you find – a capable and easy to
drive truck that can certainly get
the job done.
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