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Stay Healthy for the Holidays Memorial Hermann Greater Heights For The Leader

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Parties, shopping, traveling and family gatherings are just a few activities of the busy holiday season. To stay healthy and enjoy these fun times, it’s important to follow a few simple health tips recommended by Dr. Melissa Montoya Celi, a family medicine physician, and Dr. Lindsey Fogle, an internal medicine physician, both with Memorial Hermann Medical Group at Greater Heights.

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Drs. Celi and Fogle agree that handwashing is the best way to stay healthy during the holidays and year-round. “Germs cause runny noses, coughs, colds and flu, so wash your hands with soap and water before eating or touching your mouth, nose or eyes,” says Dr. Fogle. “Also, avoid people who are sick or coughing.” Photo supplied To lower the potential of clean hands coming into contact with Maintaining or starting an exercise routine this holiday season can keep your energy up and keep you healthy. infectious germs in public places, “Pneumonia vaccines are given portant to watch salt and sugar init’s smart to use elbows, forearms protect against this contagious rein two doses to individuals 65 and take,” says Dr. Fogle. “Medications or clean paper towels to push el- spiratory infection.” Flu is most dangerous for young older,” says Dr. Montoya Celi. “The for these conditions are prescribed evator buttons and open doors. Wiping down shopping carts with children, pregnant women, indi- shingles vaccine is recommended based on regular eating, so they viduals 65 and older, and people for individuals 50 and older.” are not as effective when routines antibacterial wipes is also wise. with certain health conditions such Other important vaccines are are altered.” Get Vaccinated as asthma or heart disease. Getting Tdap for anyone who spends time Maintaining diet and exercise The second best way to stay the flu vaccine helps prevent seri- with children, and a tetanus vac- regimens is key to staying healthhealthy is to get a flu shot and stay ous health complications, includ- cine every 10 years. A primary ier during the holidays. current on vaccinations. ing flu-related hospitalization. care physician can best determine “Portion control is essential,” “Flu season peaks between De“Every year the flu vaccine is which vaccines are right for each adds Dr. Montoya Celi. “If five pies cember and February, so it’s not reformulated based on circulating individual. are served, take a tiny taste of each too late to get a flu shot,” says Dr. viruses,” says Dr. Fogle. “While it’s one instead of five slices. Taking a Stay Proactive with Montoya Celi. “The flu vaccine is impossible to completely predict brisk 15-minute walk after a big recommended for individuals six every flu virus that will be circuDiet and Exercise holiday meal is helpful, too.” months and older, unless they’ve lating, getting a flu shot is still the “Gathering around food is part To discuss vaccinations, or other had an anaphylaxis reaction to a best way to prevent the most com- of our culture and something we health conditions, with a primary previous flu shot, or their doctor mon influenza viruses.” enjoy during the holidays, but for care physician at the Memorial has advised against the vaccine. It Also important for older individ- people with chronic conditions Hermann Medical Group at Greattakes about two weeks after vac- uals are pneumonia and shingles such as diabetes, heart disease or er Heights, call 713.802.9781. cination to build antibodies that vaccines. high blood pressure, it’s really im-

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By Betsy Denson For The Leader The holidays are a beautiful time, or at least they should be. To ensure that the coming weeks don’t turn you into a Scrooge, read on for some tips from two area experts - Marriage & Family Therapist Elizabeth Cobb and Family Counselor Elizabeth Arredondo. #1 – Be in the Moment “Spend at least five minutes every day engaged in a meditative practice,” Cobb said. “Mindfulness isn’t about quieting the brain as much as it’s about being fully engaged and present. What we miss when worry about the future or thinking about the past is the gift of the current moment. Preoccupation is a thief, and mindfulness reduces stress, anxiety, and depression. There’s a wonderful app called Headspace, which offers short guided meditation and mindfulness exercises. Andy, the narrator, is easy to listen to, and the first week or so is free.” #2 Keep a gratitude journal “Every day write down three specific things, moments, or people that you’re thankful for/to,” Cobb suggests. “Gratitude is the foundation for hope and the roadmap to joy. True year-round, but when we’re so busy rushing back and forth from store to party to whatever, we can easily lose focus and get caught up in the frenzy of traffic, parking lots, sales, and not enough time in the day to get it all done! We forget to take a breath and remember which way is up.” #3 Give Norman Rockwell the hike Cobb counsels giving up the idea of the perfect anything. “Wanting and trying to make things perfect is a set-up for dis-



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attractive to you - maybe wrapping gifts or baking treats for neighbors - could be very, very satisfying.” #5 Don’t give up your healthy habits “People who eat well, maintain a regular sleep schedule, and exercise are less prone to both mental and physical illness,” Arredondo said. “This doesn’t change over the holidays; rather, it becomes even more important to practice self-care when there are added stressors in your life.” #6 Gift things When considering other people’s long term mental health,

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Relocating with pets: How to lessen the stress

Dear Tabby, We’re going to be relocating across the country next month. We’re concerned about how this will impact our pets and are wanting some tips on how to lessen the stress on them. Any advice? Relocating in Timbergrove Dear Relocating, Moving is stressful for everyone

and many people don’t take into consideration the effect it can have on pets. Pets are creatures of habit and any disruption to their routine or surroundings can cause them to act out. The folks at the real estate blog, www. have compiled a helpful list of tips to help ease the strain of the move on your pets. Here’s what they suggest: Pre-Move: * Update tags with easy to read name and phone numbers. * Get vet records so that you can easily transfer to a new vet. * Take time packing. Packing under duress at the last minute isn’t good for anyone! During The Move: * Keeps medicines and first aid handy and easily accessible.

* Keep all pets in crates. I know it’s tempting to let them run freely about the car, but it’s safer and more simple to have them contained. * Make regular rest stops for potty breaks and leg-stretching. Post-Move: * Find a new vet clinic for emergencies and for routine care. * Start a new routine. Quickly establish a sense of normalcy to help your pets feel comfortable quickly. * Lay out the essentials. Make sure that all of your pets favorite things are unpacked first so that they can feel comfortable right away. Ready to Adopt? Friends For Life is hosting their Home After Harvey Mega

Pet of the Week Meet Levi. Just like a good, old, softened pair of bluejeans, this boy will never let you down. Originally adopted as a puppy from BARC, Levi found himself turned out on the streets at the age of 7 or 8 years old. Levi is a doberman/hound mix who is sweet, gentle and gets along with everyone. Wouldn’t you love to spend your holidays with this angel? If so, contact Scout’s Honor at: info@scoutshonor. org

Adoption Event at the shelter (located at 107 E. 22nd Street) on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. The parking lot will be filled with dogs who can’t wait to meet you. Get in some cuddle time with cats in the Mobile Adoption Vehicle outside or inside in their free-roam rooms. The Houston Police Officer’s Union will be sponsoring a Puppy Patrol litter! All adoption fees will be waived on that special group courtesy of HPOU! To learn more, visit their website at: www. Do you have a question for Tabby? Email her at: deartabby

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Join Ladybirds for The Chili Bowl Brewery Throwdown and Tap Takeover! Your $15 ticket includes chili from each brewery and 2 tap wall tickets. Competing Breweries: Ballast Point Brewing Co. Karbach Brewing Co. 8th Wonder Brewery Eureka Heights Brewing Co. Southern Star Brewing St Arnold Brewing Co. Live Music by: Vodi Will Van Horn Trio Swimwear Department Vodi Album Listening Party! Ladybird’s will also be doing a Toy Drive for Toys for Tots (packaged donations only please)! Home After Harvey Mega Adoption Event Noon - 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 Friends For Life - 107 E. 22nd St.

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Help the Friends For Life Army get animals a Home After Harvey! Join FFL and their wonderful FFL animals at the shelter on Saturday, December 9 for a mega adoption event. The parking lot will be filled with dogs who can’t wait to meet you. Get in some cuddle time with cats in the Mobile Adoption Vehicle outside or inside in the free-roam rooms. Friends from the Houston Police Officer’s Union will be sponsoring a Puppy Patrol litter! All adoption fees will be waived on that special group courtesy of HPOU! There will also be a gift board, hot chocolate, and cookies. This holiday season, #AdoptDontShop! Your furry friend for life is ready to share the holidays with you.

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Newspaper typesetter, neighbor celebrates centennial birthday Christina Martinez Managing Editor

Lazybrook/Timbergrove neighbor Betty Bryant has seen it all. Her most recent adventure: celebrating her 100th birthday on Monday, Nov. 27 with her family. Born in Gladwin, Michigan, Bryant is a newspaper woman. She made an honest living as a lino typesetter for her local newspaper in Gladwin, later taking her trade to local publications in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Texas. In the late 40s, Bryant came to visit sister, Margaret Luttrell, in Houston. While visiting – and reading her local Contributed photos news – Bryant came across a particular employment adver- Betty Bryant celebreated 100 years Monday, Nov. 27 with family and friends. On the right, Betty Bryant with her eight month baby photo and high school graduation picture at age 18. Below, a clipping from The Leader’s Nov. 1, 2014 newspaper, spotlighting Betty tisement. Bryant and her sisters Lois Peterson, Margaret Luttrell and Judy Schnebelt for their annual sister reunion. “She saw an ad in the Brownsville newspaper and jumped on a bus to Browns- and Judy Schnebelt, 82, came ville and got the job,� son to Texas to give thanks on Eddie Bryant said. “While in turkey day and celebrate their Brownsville, my Mom met my sister’s birthday on Friday, Dad and after courtship were Nov. 26. Family from all over married and moved to Texas came into town to celebrate their leading lady. City.� If you ask Betty what her Betty Bryant is the mother to three children: Bruce, Eddie secrets are to making it to see and Carrie. She is a grandma, her 100th birthday, her ima great-grandma, and even mediate answer is naps; lots now a great-great-grandma to and lots of naps. Prioritizing eating well and having green the newest member, Luke. To celebrate the grand tea are of importance, too, birthday, sisters Lois Peter- she says. Happy birthday, Betty. son, 97, Margaret Luttrell, 94,

Art Valet: holiday happenings this weekend Mitch Cohen Art Columnist

Last week in The Guide, The Leader’s annual publication, designed to inform you of everything going on in our area, I waxed poetic about the past and what it’s like now. I’m reminded this week of the good ol’ “boring days� because as I recall, 23 years ago, when I arrived to the neighborhood, this month had two things to do - the 19th Street party, (last Friday) and the now very famous Lights in the Heights, (this Saturday evening) hosted by The Woodland Heights. Not so anymore! Looking at my calendar of events now there are no less than several dozen holiday, art, music or dance-themed activities going on right here. I’m only going to tell you about two, yours truly and a newer event to the scene. Seven years isn’t exactly new, that’s when the Heights Artisan Market got started and this year they are growing, with more artists, a bigger space and more parking. This invitational show and sale features woodworking, furniture, jewelry, painting, sculpture, clothing, weaving and photography by the region’s finest artists and craftspersons. The Artisan Market grew from the Firehouse Art Show, which was held for seven consecutive years. The selfedited group of professionals formed to showcase their works in an annual holiday market, loosely patterned after similar home shows and a legacy event in Dallas at the Sons of Hermann Hall. The show moves into a new home this year at All Saints Church Hall at 215 E. 10th Street in the Heights. Artists hail from California, Dallas and central Texas, but most are native to the Heights area, with ranks expanding due to the large and accessible space. This is free to the public, Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Sawyer Yards Creative Campus is going to be one busy place this Saturday, with the largest collective of artists in the state. Shoppers and art enthusiasts will find the holiday-themed Second Saturday open studios full of

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paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, mosaic, photography, mixed media and jewelry. Participating artists will be decorating their studios and creating one-of-a-kind holiday gift ideas for shoppers. Visit for address and maps. Between three of the studios, you’ll find me and my band of about 50 curated artisans on Artist Alley. Our of-

ficial address is 1502 Sawyer Street. Activities Saturday include early morning yoga, impromptu dance performances, and at 12:30 p.m., near the “music barn,� the Crockett Elementary Orchestra will perform holiday songs led by Laura Lucas, the orchestra teacher. There is definitely something for everyone on your gift list this year. Follow the market on Instagram for updates @thefolkmarket. Cohen is an artist and founder of First Saturday Arts Market and the new Market at Sawyer Yards, find him at



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Local teams look to start district strong By Mike Tenney For The Leader While the St. Pius X football team has grabbed the headlines with its place in this week’s TAPPS Division I state finals, the Panthers’ basketball team has very quietly gotten off to a terrific start. The Panthers went into this week with a 10-4 record after a busy first month of the season that saw them play everyone from 6A public schools to other private schools. In fact, three of their four losses have come to those 6A teams with Lamar, Bellaire and Dekaney all defeating the Panthers. Things will now slow down for head coach Brandon Scott’s team with a pair of games scheduled this week. Then they have a three-week break that doesn’t end until after Christmas when they begin play in the three-day Killeen Kangaroo Classic, starting on Dec. 27. They competed last weekend in the Mustang Classic at Houston Christian High School and won two of their three games, but their hopes of reaching the championship ended with a 78-58 loss to Lamar in the first round. They bounced back from that loss to end the event with two consecutive wins, defeating Fort Bend Christian Academy, 64-55, and then John Cooper School 62-50. Those wins were indicative of the way the Panthers have won most of their games this year with three or four guys in double figures scoring and another two or three reaching double digits in rebounds. In the win over FBCA, the Panthers had four players score 10 or more points with junior small forward Terrell Jenkins tossing in 16 points to lead the balanced attack. Junior forward Stanley Asiegbu had 14 points and seven rebounds while junior guard Ty Montgomery added 13 and senior guard Kristopher Burton tallied 11. Senior postman Markeith Williams was a force inside both offensively and defensively with 10 rebounds. Against John Cooper, junior

guard Sydney Shipp scored 20 points and Montgomery and Williams were in double figures as well, so the Panthers have shown they have several players who can score. After hosting HCYA HomeSchool Monday night, the Panthers will host Scarborough Friday night in another nondistrict encounter. The Panthers are scheduled to start their TAPPS District schedule Tuesday, Jan. 2 when they go to Tomball to play Concordia Lutheran. Concordia Lutheran began the season with 20 consecutive wins. St. Thomas The Eagle basketball team was just above the .500 mark going into this week as they continue to prepare for the upcoming TAPPS Division I schedule, which begins in January. St. Thomas has played an interesting schedule to help them get ready, taking on strong private schools such as Westbury Christian, San Anto-

nio St. Mary’s Hall, and Kinkaid along with large public schools like Yates, Sam Houston, and George Ranch. And this week, they were playing another pair of 6A schools as they went to Westside Tuesday night and will visit Memorial in Spring Branch Friday night. After this week, the redand-white play at Awty International Friday night, Dec. 15 in their final game before Christmas. Scarborough The Spartans may not have all-district guard Hunter Janacek after he helped bring them success the last couple of years, but they are hoping the winning ways they have New been able to cultivate continue as they are still over a month away from starting their District 24-4A schedule. Senior guard Quinton Hudson is one of the district’s top returning players and the Spartans are looking to get him some help as the program goes after their second playoff

berth since the 1993-94 season. Scarborough will begin its District 24-4A schedule Wednesday, Jan. 10 against Washington at 6 p.m. at the Delmar Fieldhouse right after the same two schools’ girls’ teams play each other. Yates was the district champ last winter while Worthing, Washington and North Forest were the other 24-4A playoff representatives. Yates advanced all the way to the Region III-4A finals before they were eliminated by eventual state champion Silsbee.


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Neighbors: Simmons receives Souper Bowl of Caring’s Humanitarian Award By Elizabeth Villarreal

Oak Forest resident Jonathan Simmons returned to Houston to receive the Souper Bowl of Caring’s (SBOC) Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Student Leadership. The award was presented Nov. 14, at the organization’s annual luncheon held at the Hilton Americas. Jonathan served a term on the SBOC National Youth Advisory Board in 2014-2015. During his term, he identified the community’s needs and raised awareness about the impact of hunger and how easily anyone can fall into

poverty. In 2014, Simmons planned, promoted and executed the first SBOC Tackle Hunger Youth Banquet in Houston, an event simulating the imbalance of food to families in different economic classes. He appeared on local and national television programs, in printed media, and at civic organization meetings urging communities to take action to fight hunger. In 2014, Simmons delivered an inspiring speech on hunger at the inaugural SBOC Houston Annual Luncheon. While in high school (Waltrip HS, class of 2016), he served as vice president of the Mayor’s Youth Council, on the Stu-

dent Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank, and as treasurer of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. – Greater Channel Chapter. In 2015, Simmons received the Jack and Jill South Central Region Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award. Jonathan is currently a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma pursuing a BS in Industrial & Systems Engineering with a MBA option. Simmons’ parents, Phil and Shawn Simmons, are very proud to say their son took his passion for helping others with him to college where he has implemented a food drive on his campus.

Shawn and Phil Simmons with their son Jonathan the evening he received his humanitarian award.

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The CHOICE is Clear — Gretchen Himsl for HISD “As HISD wrangles with the Texas Education Agency, we have to think about a picture bigger than a single district. The entire system needs someone who understands policy and process from top to bottom. That’s where Himsl shines.” 11/28/17

Join Your Neighbors, Vote Gretchen Himsl for HISD on Election Day: SATURDAY, DEC. 9TH End out of control test prep. Gretchen understands firsthand the effect constant test-prep has on students. High stakes testing is out of control, and, as a mom of two students, Gretchen knows it needs to change. We need to let our teachers teach, and end the high-stress environment of constant benchmark exams.

“At a time when the future of the entire district has been brought into question, voters should pick someone with the skills to analyze and articulate the policies that can save HISD— and the ability to implement them as solutions. That candidate is Gretchen Himsl.” 11/28/17

Good steward of tax dollars. As a taxpayer in the District, Gretchen knows what it’s like to experience property tax increases! She will be a good steward of our tax dollars who will fight direct more money to teachers and classrooms, where our kids need it the most.

Keep local control. Gretchen will fight to keep our district out the hands of Austin extremists and in the hands of our community. She has the passion, experience and knowledge to work through the tough issues that our district faces.

Vote for Gretchen Himsl HISD Board, District I.

Endorsed by: 11/28/17

Houstonians for Great Public Schools Anna Eastman, HISD Trustee, District I Karla Cisneros, Houston City Council, District H Garnet Coleman, State Representative, HD147 Paula Arnold, former HISD Trustee Catherine Mincberg, former HISD Trustee Dianne Johnson, former HISD Trustee Patricia Gray, former State Representative Scott Hochberg, former State Representative




Set clear goals and measure progress. Ask questions. Use relevant, time-appropriate data. Always keep learning.

Respond to the needs of both the specific trustee district and the entire school district. Recognize the scope of the office.

Work with everyone. Respect the team. Honor differences. Commit to the superintendent’s goals. Trust others’ abilities.



Demonstrate a commitment to social justice. Acknowledge blind spots. Serve all.

Respect the oath. Be a trustee and a delegate. Be transparent. Manage finances with prudence and integrity.

Political Adv. Paid for by GPS Action Political Action Committee, Dr. Dorothy Caram, Treasurer.

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