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Grandpa and grandson enjoy football, camaraderie by Michael Sudhalter firstname.lastname@example.org Micah Massey has always admired his grandfather’s advice and football knowledge. Now, the St. Pius X junior running back and his maternal grandfather, Waltrip head football coach Milton Dailey, are closer than ever, thanks to their mutual love of football. “After games, we’ll discuss my game and what I have to do to improve, but mostly it’s just grandson and grandfather talk,” Massey said. Both are headed to the playoffs this weekend. Waltrip (4-5) will host Stratford (8-2) in the UIL Class 4A playoffs at 7 p.m. Friday at Delmar-Tusa Stadium, while St. Pius X (6-4) will welcome Addison Trinity Christian (7-3) to Parsley Field at 1 p.m. Saturday in the TAPPS Division I playoffs. Dailey said he’ll get the chance to watch Massey play for the ﬁrst time this season, in the Panthers’ playoff opener. There was a possibility that Waltrip and Pius-- separated by 3.1 miles -- could play each other in a non-district game next season, but it probably won’t happen for scheduling reasons. “I don’t think I’d like that -- he’s pretty darn good,” Dailey said. “But it (would be) Waltrip and St.
from the likes of BYU, Iowa State and Nebraska. Dailey debuted as Waltrip’s head coach after a decade as an assistant and has led Waltrip to consecutive playoff appearances, extending the program’s streak to ﬁve. Because they’re both so busy with football, Massey and Dailey rarely get a chance to watch each other’s team play. “I want to see him play, but I have an obligation to prepare my team,” Dailey said. “I usually call my daughter (Keisha, a Waltrip alum) and see what he’s doing.” Dailey, who played running back at Prairie View A&M in the 1970s, does what he can to offer his grandson advice. “My advice to him is always the
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One of the things in a wide receiver’s job description is adjusting to different quarterbacks and their respective styles. Texas Lutheran University junior wide receiver Cameron Peavy, a 2010 St. Pius X graduate, has had the good fortune of playing alongside the same quarterback for 15 of the past 16 years. And that signal-caller is none other than his twin brother, Brent, a fellow SPX graduate who was born 15 minutes -- or one quarter of college football -- earlier than him. “When I ﬁrst got here to TLU, we had a different quarterback and that was the only time,” Cameron said. “It was difﬁcult, I was out of my element, but it was something I adjusted to.” The 21-year-old twins are identical, and sometimes, even their TLU teammates get them confused. “Cameron is a little bit taller (6feet, to Brent’s 5-10),” Brent said. “I have a mole on my right ear, and he doesn’t.” The twins have played quarterback and wide receiver, respectively, since they were 5 years olds lining up for the Cy-Fair Sports Association Titans. The Peavys began their athletic careers at Cypress Woods, a UIL Class 5A program, and transferred to St. Pius X, their mother, Kayren Peavy’s alma mater. At Pius, they played alongside a slew of talented players such as Venric Mark (Northwestern), Greg Daniels (Texas) and Tad Ecby (Iowa State) among others, and they began to improve their own passing connection. “I know where (Cameron’s) going to be, what routes he’s going to run,” Brent said. “It just comes natural.” When it came time for college, the twins decided to stick together, and they chose TLU, an NCAA Division III school located in Seguin, located 36 miles east of San Antonio. Brent, a second-year starter, has completed 168 of 259 passes for 2,228 yards, 24 touchdowns and eight interceptions through eight games for the undefeated Bulldogs (7-1). He’s also rushed for 413 yards and four touchdowns. Cameron, a third-year starter, is the Bulldogs’ leading receiver with 59 catches for 943 yards and 11 touchdowns. They’ll play their ﬁnal regular season game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Howard Payne University, in Seguin. The Bulldogs have a chance to earn their ﬁrst trip to the NCAA
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St. Pius X junior running back Micah Massey, left, is the grandson of Waltrip head football coach Milton Dailey. (Photo by Michael Sudhalter) Pius X, not granddad and grandson.” Massey said he’d be “pretty nervous” about facing his grandfather’s team.
Last season was a special one for both Massey and Dailey. The SPX running back rushed for 900+ yards and earned second team All-TAPPS honors on a team
that ﬁnished 8-4. This season, Massey’s rushed for 1,175 yards and 10 touchdowns (and caught 12 passes for 104 yards), and has garnered attention
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same -- stay focused and continue to work,” Dailey said. “This summer, I worked him pretty darn hard. I was trying to get him ready for the season.” Massey said he checks The Leader each week to get updates on the Rams’ season. “I’d like to see my grandfather’s type of coaching and how he commands his team,” said Massey, who plans on studying Pharmacy in college. Massey is the second of Dailey’s six grandchildren, and he also trains with his grandfather in track & ﬁeld. His cousin (and Dailey’s granddaughter), Lutheran High North track & ﬁeld athlete Tori Massey, joins them in offseason track training.
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Division III playoffs. Their last playoff appearance came in the mid 1970s when they won consecutive NAIA Division II Championships. The twins have never played on opposite teams, and it’s not about to happen. Brent, a Finance major, will explore professional football, but it it doesn’t work out, he plans on earning an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston. Cameron, who’s studying Management, doesn’t plan on continuing football beyond this year. He’d like to help expand his father, Darrell’s, telecommunications company. The twins, who are roommates, plan on moving back to Houston and sharing an apartment or townhouse. They enjoy playing golf, video games and hanging out when they’re not studying or playing football.
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Lesli Dabney loves that the Brown Family wore neutrals with pops of color since they knew a graﬃti wall would be their background. (Photo by Lesli Dabney)
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Garden Oaks photographers offer ideas for taking great holiday shots by Betsy Denson firstname.lastname@example.org This is the time of year that many families do their annual pictures for holiday cards or so that grandparents can update the bedside table. It’s also a time people get pretty anxious about getting just the right photo. Never fear – two Garden Oaks photographers, Lesli Dabney and Jayne Maltbie, offer their tips for your upcoming shoot. Maltbie counsels to choose your family photographer carefully: “Photography is an investment of your memories--the time when your kids were that age. You should consider selecting a photographer who has worked with many families and children similar in age to your own children. They will understand that kids have a shorter timeline to work with, and will utilize that to their advantage.”
Dabney suggests families wear deep colors like blue, red, purple, green or orange. “They don’t need to all wear the same color. In fact, I discourage that. Instead, I suggest wearing colors that complement each other. Solid colors are not necessary, but really busy patterns are discouraged because they take away focus from the face.” Dabney also said families should dress according to their personalities. “For instance, I have a family holiday shoot in a couple of weeks, and the mom asked if her kids could wear their soccer jerseys because they play a lot. I told her, ‘Of course!’ It makes it so much more fun when the clothing choices are personal and reﬂect the family’s lifestyle.” If you have little ones, schedule your session around their nap times said Maltbie. Know when your child is at their best and try to schedule a shoot either right af-
ter naps, or after mealtimes. Bring snacks and favorite toys to make for a happier shoot. During the shoot, don’t hover around the photographer unless asked. Maltbie said children will act differently with parents watching nearby. This can be a distraction to the child and pull their focus away from the photographer. Just stay in the background and allow your photographer to bond with your kids. An experienced photographer will know just what to say and do to get those natural expressions. And lastly, don’t stress! “You’ve spent the time selecting the photographer, scheduling, and ﬁnding the perfect wardrobe, so try to be as calm and happy as you can on the day of the shoot,” said Maltbie. “Stress and bad moods show in photos, so take a deep breath and relax before you get photographed.”
Here are 10 fun fall family activities: picnic. 1.) Take a bike ride along a bayou or on 4.) Find a family volunteer activity at the Nicholson trail with a pit stop at the Volunteer Houston’s searchable database. Sawyer Heights Chick-Fil-A. 5.) Spend the day at the Oil Ranch in 2.) Visit one of the four state parks Hockley or Dewberry Farms in Brookshire. within an hour drive of Houston: Lake 6.) Bring some carrots and apples to the Livingston Park, Huntsville State Park, horses at the HPD Mounted Patrol Facility Stephen F. Austin State Park or Brazos on Little York Road. Bend State Park 7.) Visit artist James Turrell’s Twilight 3.) Check out some books at Discovery Epiphany Skyspace at Rice1University. Green’s Express Library read them 1on 10/29/13 11.625x10.5 Leaderand Ad_Layout 11:32 AM Page Reservations are free but required. the blanket in the grass while enjoying a
8.) Go medieval at the Texas Renaissance Festival before it closes in early December. 9.) Do a drive-in movie at the Showboat in Hockley 10.) Take a walk around the Bayou Bend gardens oﬀ Memorial Drive. There are also family days the third Sunday of each month. The next one is Nov. 17.
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be on hand to supply wintry snow cones. The Young & Restless Boutique is located at 3468 Ella Blvd across from La Casa de Frida Mexican Kitchen. They are also on Facebook.
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ily to me.” As with any new business owner, Pennington is looking to put her personal stamp on the place. She said that by early 2014, the store will have a new look. “I want it to evolve into a more boutique feel, while still offering the same wonderful deals to our consignors and customers,” she said. “One main focus is to expand the cloth diaper section, educating
As of Nov. 1, the Young & Restless Boutique in the Ella Plaza Shopping Center is under new ownership. Longtime Oak Forest residents Craig and Angela Pennington have taken the reins at the shop, which has offered both consignment and new goods in three different locations since 1988. “We have always loved the store, so when the opportunity came around to own one of our favorite shops, we couldn’t pass it up,” said Angela Pennington. “We’ve been patrons for 15 years.” Pennington said that that their four daughters are as excited as they are. Marlo McClung, who has been the owner of the boutique for the past ﬁve years, said the time was right for her to sell. “For a mom with little ones, this business is so perfect,” she said. As McClung’s children are older now, she doesn’t need as much ﬂexibility in her schedule and plans to reenter the workforce, maybe as a teacher or in the insurance industry. In November, McClung will still work on Tuesdays and Thursdays to ease the transition. “We’ve known the Penningtons since our early days at Oak Forest Elementary,” she said. “They are like fam-
there will be digital professional photos with Santa, hot dogs and lemonade, Christmas karaoke, and best of all, access to their 25th Anniversary Sale, where they will have hundreds of items for a quarter. The Kona truck will also
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Johnson Memorial School at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church recently participated in their ﬁrstever St. Jude’s Trike-a-Thon. The pre-K students raised more than $2,000 for St. Jude. JMS Director Amy Mingle thanks the community for their support.
Bayou Greenways 2020 receives $50 million gift Rich and Nancy Kinder, through their family foundation, have announced plans to donate $50 million to the non-proﬁt Houston Parks Board for the Bayou Greenways 2020 project, which would make it the largest donation in the history of Houston’s park system and one of the largest grants to a public greenspace in the United States. Houston Mayor Annise Parker commented, “Bayou Greenways 2020 will complete the 100-year old vision of city planner Arthur Comey and many like-minded leaders who saw the potential beneﬁts of integrating Houston’s waterways into our recreational system. I would like to thank the Kinders for their generosity and commitment to the future of Houston.” Houston Parks Board Chair Tom Bacon said, “The Houston Parks Board has been providing new greenspaces for almost 40 years; the Bayou Greenways 2020 project has created excitement because it is so transformative for this city. With the Kinder Foundation’s intent to make this extraordinary investment, it demonstrates what we have long known – parks and greenspaces bring communities together and are an incredible resource to enhance Houston’s quality of life and quality of place.” The Kinder Foundation was inspired by the visionary project to create new parkland and trails to connect greenspaces along Houston’s bayous. The creation of parkland, trails and natural areas along major bayous – while enhancing protecting and preserving water quality, natural habitat, and native wildlife – promotes the overall health and welfare of the city. Once Bayou Greenways 2020 is complete, Houston will have the largest off-street shared use path system in the nation. “Creating and preserving parks and greenspace is one of the most important investments we can make in improving the quality of life for all Houstonians. These parks and trails will be enjoyed for generations,” said Nancy Kinder, president of the Kinder Foundation. “As a Foundation, we were inspired by the vision of Bayou Greenways 2020 but also by the strong leadership of Mayor Annise Parker and City Council and the dedicated governance of the Houston Parks Board.” The seven-year Bayou Green-
ways 2020 project will be funded through a public-private partnership. In November 2012, voters approved a bond referendum allowing the City of Houston to fund $100 million to complete the Project. The Houston Parks Board has committed to raising a matching $115 million. To date, $21 million has been committed with signiﬁcant gifts by Houston Endowment Inc., The Wortham Foundation,
Inc., The Fondren Foundation, the Brown Foundation, multiple federal agencies and individual donors. “The Bayou Greenways 2020 Project puts the ‘bayou’ back in the Bayou City” said Roksan OkanVick, executive director, Houston Parks Board. “And we could not do the work we have so ably done all of these years without the leadership from community members like Rich and Nancy Kinder.”
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Waltrip alum ﬁnds peace in writing books THE CALENDAR. by Michael Sudhalter firstname.lastname@example.org Garden Oaks native Betty Jean (Sherman) Kristoffersen selfpublished a book, “Seven Steps to Serenity Journal”, earlier this year that she describes as “spiritual self-help.” “Our main goal in life is to be happy, to make changes if you want to be happy,” Kristoffersen said. “It’s seven days and seven steps. It gives everybody a chance to (achieve) courage, wisdom and peace on the seventh day.” Kristoffersen, 66, attended Garden Oaks Elementary and Black Middle before graduating from Waltrip High in 1964. She has fond memories of living in the neighborhood. “You knew your neighbors, you had big yards and you played outside until it was dark,” said Krist-
offersen, who now lives in West Houston. After living in Dallas and Norway in the 1970s and 1980s, she moved back to Garden Oaks and bought her grandmother’s house. She was proud of the fact that two of her three children graduated from Waltrip, too. Kristoffersen was working as the executive director of the Air Conditioning Contractor’s Association (ACCA) of Greater Houston when she became interested in writing. One of her duties was producing a monthly newsletter for the ACCA. She soon decided she liked writing on her own time, too. “I would wake up at 4 a.m., wide-awake,” Kristoffersen said. “I would write every day from 4 to 6 and then go to work.” Kristoffersen said the book can be purchased at the River Oaks Bookstore or by e-mailing her at
email@example.com. She currently owns BJK Consulting, an image consulting company that assists people with self-esteem issues. The book is a memoir, and it details Kristoffersen’s strong faith. “I’ve been a member of the Baptist Temple Church in the Heights since I was two weeks old,” Kristoffersen said. “When I was 12, I was bitten by a mosquito in Colorado and got Encephalitis. I was in a coma for three weeks. Mrs. (May) Jester (T.C. Jester’s wife) prayed for me all night, and I woke up the next day.” Kristoffersen said she learned about life and love, and shows those lessons in the book. “I decided to respond in love, instead of trying to stop getting everybody to ﬁt into my plans,” she said. Kristoffersen is working on a
HEIGHTS GARDEN CLUB MEET AND GREET Heights Fire Station
The Heights Garden Club will hold a meet and greet from 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 14, at the Heights Fire Station, 107 W. 12th St., upstairs in the conference room. Come meet others who love to garden and want to help in the beautiﬁcation of the neighborhood. Refreshments will be provided.
ST. MATTHEW’S SILENT AUCTION Sunday, Nov. 17, 11:30 A.M. 4300 N. Shepherd at Crosstimbers Betty Jean Kristoﬀersen second book, this time a novel, “Going to Baltimore.” “It’s about a lady who knew all the right answers, but made all the wrong decisions,” Kristoffersen said.
St. Pius X High School honors Hidalgo family at Foundation Gala The St. Pius X High School Foundation Gala raised more than $450,000 and was honored to recognize Anna Marie Pulido Hidalgo and Harold G. Hidalgo, Sr. ‘59/‘59 as the recipients of the Del Sarto Humanitarian Award for their generosity and commitment to the community. The Del Sarto Humanitarian Award is named for Pope Pius X, Giuseppe Del Sarto and exempliﬁes his tradition of caring for others. He was revered for his great humanitarian efforts, especially his abiding interest and care for children. St. Pius X High School Foundation now proudly bestows the Del Sarto Humanitarian Award as a legacy in his beloved name. The award honors prominent individuals who have made a signiﬁcant difference in the quality of life in our community. Both Anna Marie and Harold are native Houstonians and members of the ﬁrst graduating class from St. Pius X High School. They met as classmates and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the gala. Since graduating from SPX in 1959, Anna Marie and Harold have generously and often been involved with St. Pius X. SPX and other charities in the Houston area have been the beneﬁciary of Anna Marie’s philanthropic efforts, including the CHRISTUS Foundation for HealthCare and the Good Shepherd Residential Treatment Centre. Harold was a founding member of the St. Pius X High School Foundation and has served as the Foundation’s President and Treasurer. His commitment to Catholic education is evidenced by his being one of the founding members of the Catholic Endowment Foundation of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese, where he has served as President and currently serves as Treasurer. Anna Marie and Harold are active
Thursday of every month. The next spanish session will be from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5. Information: 713-759-1133, www.hba.org.
Some items included in the auction will be two full sized quilts and one baby quilt, assembled by ladies in the church quilting group. Other items include electronics, collectibles and miscellaneous pieces. Residents in the community are invited to come and participate in the auction. A light meal of sandwiches, chips and desserts will be available. Sunday morning worship and Children’s Church begins at 9:30, followed by Sunday School at 10:30. A Wednesday evening Prayer and Praise Service with Holy Communion starts at 6:30. For more information about church activities, please visit the web site at www.stmatthewsmethodist.org. or call 713-697-0671.
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The true story of Patrick Combs depositing a $95,000 junk-mail check into his bank as a joke and the bank cashing it. The performance, written and performed by Combs, will be from Nov. 13-17 at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Blvd. Information: 713-868-7516, www. theaterlabhouston.com.
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Come by for some good family fun at Helms Winter Wonderland in Texas, from 3-6 p.m. Dec. 7, at Helms Elementary School, 503 W. 21st. There will be food, fun and games at this free event. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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St. Jerome’s, 8825 Kempwood, will host open houses on Sunday, Jan. 26 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Monday, Jan. 27 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. For more information, log on to www.stjeromecs.org or call 713-4687946
Tickets are on sale for this 40-year reunion set for 6:30 p.m.-midnight at the Cadillac Bar, 1802 Shepherd Drive. Cost is $65 a person through Oct. 15, $75 after and at the door and includes appetizer, dinner, dessert, music and dancing. There will be a cash bar and digital memory book. Information: www.reuniondb. com, www.facebook.com/groups/ JHR73, or email Connie (Pugh) Guidry, email@example.com, or Patricia (Johnstone) McDonald, firstname.lastname@example.org
Express Children’s Theatre presents performances of the O. Henry classic family comedy at 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Info and tickets: www.expresstheatre.com or 713-682-5044.
members of both the Foundation Board and the School Board, and Head of School Sister Donna M. Pollard, O.P. This year’s festivities were organized by the Gala Committee, including Gala Chair Teri O’Connor, with support from the Foundation. Music and entertainment were provided by Yelba and Latin Fire. Funds raised from the gala beneﬁt the St. Pius X Foundation endowment and help to provide funds for ﬁnancial aid and school operations.
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members of St. Michael Catholic Church. The theme of this year’s gala was An Evening of Latin Elegance. It was held at The Westin Houston, Memorial City, where guests kicked off the evening with cocktails and a silent and a big-board auction, followed by dinner and a live auction. Notable attendees included long time benefactors and friends of the School Archbishop Emeritus Joseph A. Fiorenza, Bishop George Sheltz, Sister Carol Mayes, O.P., Mrs. Raye G. White, 2012 Gala Honoree Trini Mendenhall Sosa,
The critically acclaimed one-woman musical comedy created and performed by Carolann Valentino is about a young aspiring female artist who leaves Texas for NYC to pursue a theatrical career. She lands a day job managing an infamous multi-million-dollar steakhouse. The performance will be from Nov. 20-24, at Obsidian Art Space, 3522 White Oak Blvd. Information: 713-868-7516, www.theaterlabhouston. com.
Pastor Leslie Kessler will sign copies of his book, “I Believe in Miracles,” at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. For more information, log on to www. northwestcrossing.org.
Photo from L-R: Edgar E. Hancock ’62 and Mary Louise Hancock ’62, 2011 Del Sarto Humanitarian Award recipients; Sister Donna M. Pollard, O.P., Head of School; Anna Marie Pulido Hidalgo ‘59 and Harold G. Hidalgo, Sr. ‘59, 2013 Del Sarto Humanitarian Award recipients; and James A. Black, SPX Foundation Board President. (Submitted photo)
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This free social running club, part of the Oak Forest Homeowners Association, meets at 3542 Oak Forest Drive at 6 p.m. each Tuesday. Brother’s Pizzeria provided post-run food. Information: 281-6859929.
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Finalize Fido’s festive travel plans before holidays by Molly Sue McGillicutty November is an exciting month. Not only is it “Adopt-A-Senior-Pet” month across the country, during which most shelters have promotions with reduced adoption fees for pets over a certain age, but it’s also the beginning of a busy travel season. I’m sure you’ve already made your travel plans but have you made plans for your pet? The clock is ticking, but there’s still time to make sure that everyone is happy, healthy and well-cared for this holiday season. If your pet is more of a homebody (like yours truly) I’d recommend ﬁnding a pet sitter to come to your home to care for your pet. A good pet sitter will be bonded and insured and come over before your trip to meet the pets that he or she will be caring for during your absence. You can have the pet sitter come as many times a day as you’d like--however many pet sit-
ters have a strict rule to come at least once a day, in order to make sure that everyone is healthy and happy at all times--so keep that in mind when planning your pet sitter budget. Many pet sitters will bring in your mail, open and close your blinds and alternate lights, in order to give the appearance of someone being at home while you’re away. Visit www.petsit.com to locate a pet sitter in your area. If your pet would prefer to go some-
where else and hang out while you’re away, look into pet boarding facilities. Here in Houston, the options range from serene, cat-only boarding all the way to ranch-style fun for critters of all shapes and sizes. Plan to book early and have your pet’s vaccination records on hand if you plan to board. Your vet might be able to recommend a boarding facility that will suit your pet’s needs. Perhaps your pet would enjoy traveling with you this holiday season. If you prefer not to burden your hosts with the addition of your precious pet, look into hotels that are pet friendly. Many of the large hotel chains are pet friendly. Go to www. tripswithpets.com to see a comprehensive listing of all pet friendly hotels.
Canines invade Cottonwood
Bring your dog to Cottonwood (3422 N. Shepherd) on Sunday, Nov. 17 from 2-
4 p.m. and join Bayou City Outdoors for a pre-holiday mix and mingle. In addition to the doggie camaraderie and merriment, there will be a drawing beneﬁting Barrio Dogs, Inc. Cheers!
Golf with the gray ghosts
Please join Weimaraner Rescue of Texas for their 3rd annual Gray Ghost Golf Tournament at Sugar Creek Country Club’s Robert Trent Jones-designed course (420 Sugar Creek Blvd., Sugar Land) on Monday, Nov. 18. Registration begins at 10 a.m. Your $125 per person entry fee includes green fees, lunch, dinner, door prizes and a golfer gift bag. All proceeds directly beneﬁt Weimaraner Rescue of Texas. Register online at www. weimrescuetexas.org or email the group at HoustonGolf@weimrescuetexas.org for more information.
Meet April, an 8-year old apricot poodle/cocker spaniel/terrier mix looking for a fresh start. April was a hot mess when found as a stray. With matted fur and severe skin and ear infections, she’s had an extreme makeover and is ready for her fresh start. Reserved and cautious at ﬁrst, April warms up quickly and would love a quiet home with older kids or adults only. April needs a home to bloom in--could it be yours? Visit www.cap4pets.org.
Neighbors: New Computer Lab for Frank Black MS Frank Black Middle School has some exciting news to share with the community: the school has a new computer lab featuring brand new HP desktop computers. These computers were made possible by a very generous donor who is not only an advocate for the school itself, but is also an advocate for the students at FBMS. This amazing gift will make a signiﬁcant difference for current and future students at FBMS. The computer lab will be used for the new career and technical education (CTE) program. Additionally, this year is the ﬁrst time FBMS is offering Principals of Information Technology, which is a high school credit course option for students. The Principles of Information Technology course is the ﬁrst under the Information Technology cluster for the Career and Technical Education plan of study for high school
students, and now FBMS students will have the opportunity to begin high school with this credit already earned. The P.I.T. course is the foundation for students who are interested in computer maintenance, programming, or digital and interactive multimedia. The Information Technology cluster is offered at several of FBMS’s high school partners as part of a pathway program which can lead to students completing an Associate’s Degree by the time they graduate high school. It’s exciting to see FBMS growing in this way. Thanks to Melaney Herron, CTE Teacher and Campus Technologist at FBMS. Parent Shirley Evanicky explained, “The new technology lab means my daughter has access to the most up-todate equipment and current software and she is getting the basic information to help her be successful in the technology driven
society in which we live. My sixth grader is already reaping the beneﬁts of the new equipment because her English teacher takes the kids to the lab to type their own assignments. My daughter is also very excited about receiving a high school credit while still in middle school!” Many of our community members have become involved with Friends of Frank Black Middle School and raised awareness about the school; and in doing so, have raised the bar, so to speak, regarding the community’s expectations of HISD in regard to its support for the school.
New Oak Forest Women’s Group
The Oak Forest Women’s Group enjoyed its ﬁrst meeting and reports it was a great success. Neighbor Ginny Ledwell has created the group for women of all ages in Oak Forest. Ginny and the group’s
Richard and Darlene Rabe, having celebrated their 50th anniversary last July, waited for cooler weather to go on their second honeymoon, which became a three-week, 5,300 mile road trip through 10 states. They got rained on, snowed on, and saw lots of beautiful country. Now home, they feel they need a vacation from the vacation.
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members plan to hold events such as community-wide yard sales, fall festivals, and other activities encouraging family involvement in the community for people of all ages. Other ideas are fundraising projects for the neighborhood and schools, starting a “Big Kids” group similar to Garden Oaks and Heights Kids, and a speaker series. Regular meetings will be for the purpose of planning events, hosting guest speakers from different areas of the community, and/or having a Ladies’ Night Out monthly/bimonthly. Ginny said, “I’ve lived in Oak Forest since 2006, and I know how wonderful this neighborhood is and the resources we have to offer. I think that having an organization like this could make our community even better, as well as relieve some of the burden from the OFHA. ... I believe that with some time and effort, we could
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