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LOCALLY

SPRING KLEIN MAGAZINE

Fall 2016

VOL. 5, NO. 5

How students can

handle the transition

to middle school Why music

education matters Tips for adult students returning to school

Fitness Through Science

NOT Fiction


LOCALLY

SPRING KLEIN MAGAZINE

FALL 2016 VOL. 5, NO. 5

Neighborhood Publications LLC 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Suite #205 Spring, Texas 77379

www.springkleinmagazine.com Editor Leanne Donelson Head Writer Candy Cruz

Assistant Editor Candy Cruz Contributing Writers Candy Cruz, Josh Arcemont

Social Media Editor Madi Wheeler Graphics Photography Mike Reeves Audree Garcia, Kellie Cataldo Publisher Neighborhood Publications

Autumn is tailor-made for getting out of the house to enjoy the great outdoors. With crisp temperatures perfect for strolls or sightseeing and breathtaking scenery awash in bright autumnal hues, autumn landscapes make for the ideal backdrop for weekend plans, including shopping excursions. Take time to review our list of 19 Great Festivals in Texas and hopefully you can enjoy a high school football game. I’m praying for cooler weather this fall and maybe less rain.

9 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 10 Klein ISD Future Ready 21 device Rollout 11 In Honor of Dr. Cain 12 How students can handle the transition to middle school 13 Why music education matters 14 19 Great Festivals In Texas 16 Tips for adult students returning to school 17 Top Producing Realtor© To Open RE/MAX Office In Tomball, TX 18 A Slice of Heaven In Gleannloch Farms 20 Digging Up Historical Graveyards 22 The FIRM U Fitness Through Science NOT Fiction 24 A lifelong passion for dance 26 Stop your pet from becoming a ‘Hairy Houdini’ 28 Fun family activities tailor-made for Autumn 29 Put pumpkins to use in many different ways 32 How to find more time to travel 37 Klein ISD 2016 Football Schedule

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS Houston Antiques + Art + Design Show: Fall Edition September 16 - S18, 2016 George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010 Featuring 80 premier exhibitors from across the U.S., Canada and Europe in beautiful room-settings offering fine antique furniture, decorative and fine arts representing all design movements from ancient to 20th-century modern.

In the Dream Time… Australian Aboriginal Paintings from the Booker-Lowe Gallery September 23rd, 2016 - January 7, 2017 Recurring daily Pearl Fincher| Museum Of Fine Arts 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379 In the Dreamtime... features over two dozen works by contemporary Australian Aboriginal artists from a variety of settlements, giving viewers a comprehensive glimpse into the oldest contempo-rary art in the world.

Cypress Creek Regatta September 17, 2016 Mercer Arboretum 22306 Aldine Westfield 22306 Aldine Westfield, Humble, TX 77338 Contact: regatta@bayoucityadventures.org Phone: (713) 538-7433 Times: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admission: Free The 7.5-mile stretch of beautiful water allows participants to be surrounded by wildlife and scenic landscapes in a competitive racing environment. The event, which is geared toward both families and individuals, raises funds to maintain, preserve and conserve the Houston area waterways and watersheds. Whether a novice paddler or an experienced kayaker, this event is sure to be fun for all. After the race, guests will enjoy live music, food and drink vendors.

The Woodlands BBQ Festival September 25, 2016 Town Green Park 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, TX Times: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Admission: General admission $60, VIP tickets $120 The Festival will feature some of the most talented and celebrated BBQ pit-masters from the Houston area and beyond. Filled with the finest BBQ on the planet, live music, cold beer and the chance to bring awareness to PH! College Night (Klein ISD)

Mummies of the World September 23, 2016 - May 29, 2017 Recurring daily Houston Museum Of Natural Science 5555 Hermann Park Drive, Houston, TX 77030 Come face to face with the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. The exhibit provides a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world including Europe, South America and Ancient Egypt, offering unprecedented insights into past cultures and civilizations. Turning Point Woodturning’s Evolution From Ancient Craft To Fine Art September 23Rd, 2016- January 7,2017 Recurring daily Pearl Fincher| Museum Of Fine Arts 6815 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379 Featuring 49 works from Gulf Coast artists, Turning Point is a fascinating overview of master-works in this ancient field of artistry that has undergone significant changes. Though the origin of woodturning dates to 1300 BC, the continued improvement of machinery and technology has allowed craftsmen to develop work with continued levels of intricacy and skill, truly raising this lathe-based technique from craft to fine art.

October 6, 2016 Champions Forest Baptist Church 15555 Stuebner-Airline Road, Houston, TX 77069 Time: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Representatives from approximately 200 colleges will offer mini-orientations concerning college life and requirements. They will also answer any questions from students and parents. Several sessions regarding financial aid will be offered during the evening for your convenience. Parents and students may contact their high school counselors for additional information. Sunshine Kids Funfest October 13, 2016 Gleannloch Golf Course 19393 Champion Forest Drive, Spring, TX 77379 Time: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Children’s festival hosted by Better Homes and Garden Gary Greene. This event will include music, games, bounce house and much more fun for the whole family.

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LEGO® KidsFest Texas October 21 – 23, 2016 Recurring daily NRG Park One NRG Park, Houston, TX 77054 Those who attended the previous show can once again expect hands-on building, creative experiences and one-of-a-kind activities. Children of all ages and builders of all skills and levels are welcome. LEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor.

Wings Over Houston Airshow October 22 – 23, 2016 Recurring daily Ellington Airport 510 Ellington Field, Houston, TX 77034 Times: Gates open at 8:00 a.m., show starts at 10:00 a.m. and gates close at 6:00 p.m. This year will also feature a Special 75th anniversary demonstration of the attack at Pearl Harbor and other WWII air battles with aircraft from the Commemorative Air Force; Texas Flying Legends Museum, Lone Star Flight Museum, Collings Foundation with ground reenactments by the National USA Forces Museum and the Sixth Cavalry Historical Association. Expect to see fighters, bombers, a ME-262 the world’s first operational jet fighter, explosions, smoke and fire in “near real” demonstrations. End Hip End It October 22 – November 19, 2016 Recurring weekly on Saturday Old Town Spring 130 Spring School Rd, Spring, TX 77373 Times: 11:00 a.m to 12:00 a.m. Admission: $45 for adults kids 10 and under FREE Psychedelic music festival in Old Town Spring, Texas featuring 39 bands on 4 stages. The movement is to shine light on rock n roll and bringing a home grown feel back to Houston music festivals. A chance to escape the concrete jungle, bring a blanket to a grassy park, and watch the best music and artists from cities across the country.

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TECHNOLOGY

Klein ISD Future Ready 21 Device Rollout The new school year has kicked off and students across the district began receiving devices as part of the Future Ready 21 initiative. The successful passage of the 2015 Bond included a portion of funds designated to support the implementation of the Future Ready 21 project. This project places a device in the hands of every Klein ISD student in grades 3-8 over the next five years. For kindergarten through second grade, the project calls for a ratio of two students per one device. With guidance from teachers, students will be able to have a variety of learning experiences – no longer chalkboards with paper and pencil. When each student has a device, it allows teachers to create an exciting learning environment that can challenge each student at their own level and pace. Having an obligation to prepare our students for the future. And we know digital tools and resources as well as time using technology will help students be future ready. During the start of the 2016-17 school year, Kleb, Schindewolf, Ulrich, and Wunderlich intermediates, along with pilot programs for fifth-graders at Klenk and Mahaffey elementary schools are the first students to receive the devices. What will the student receive? Each student, upon meeting the criteria, will receive an individually assigned Lenovo 11e Yoga Touch Chromebook, a carrying case, and a charger. Students will be expected to bring their Chromebook to each class everyday inside of their provided

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In Honor of Dr. Cain Klein Independent School District is one of the fastest growing school districts and will soon have a new high school to accommodate the growth. Klein High School #5 is on track for its August 2017 opening, construction for the campus began in January 2015. The school is built on an 83-acre site in northwest Houston, located at 10201 Spring Cypress Road, and accommodates up to 3,500 students. Along with modern classrooms and labs, the school includes a 1,200-seat dining facility, fine arts areas, numerous career and technical education spaces, and gymnasiums and athletic fields.

Dr. Jim Cain

This past August, Klein Independent School District’s board of trustees finally reveled the name of the new and much anticipated High School #5. The official name of the school will be Klein Cain High School. Named after the beloved superintended Dr. Jim Cain who began his career with Klein Independent School District in 1978. Last year Dr. Cain announced his retirement after 35 years of leadership and dedication to Klein ISD and 47 years in public education. We are very honored and excited for Dr. Cain’s legacy to live on and be remembered through High School #5.

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How students can

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child’s school-aged years are filled with many different lessons and experiences. While in school, kids have the opportunity to broaden their horizons and meet new people. Many students will attend various schools before moving on to college, and therefore they must learn how to adjust to new schools. While many students attend elementary school together for years, students may not know their classmates once they make it to middle school, which tends to boast larger student bodies than elementary schools. That’s because many middle schools’ student bodies are a combination of several elementary schools. Making the transition from elementary school to middle school or junior high can spark anxiety in students, but that does not have to be. The National Education Association says a common element of a successful middle school experience is a smooth and positive transition from

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elementary school. The following are a few ways students can handle their transition to middle school.

schools they will be moving on to, and then do your best to dispel any myths.

Participate in a school-based transition program. Middle schools frequently host open houses for elementary school students, who can take tours of the campus. Parents can take part in these events with their children. If your schedule does not allow you to attend, then schedule a private tour with the middle school principal or a faculty member. Middle school guidance counselors or guest speakers also may make the rounds, visiting elementary schools directly. Be sure your student attends such information sessions so he or she can get an idea of what to expect during middle school.

Find a middle school buddy. Ask an older sibling or invite someone who is currently enrolled in the school to speak with your child and answer any questions he or she may have. Hearing directly from a fellow student may make your child feel more comfortable about what to expect.

Dispel any myths your youngster might have heard about middle school. Youngsters hear lots of things about middle schools, and much of what kids hear might be untrue. Ask kids what they have heard about the

Talk about any other fears. Engage in an open dialogue with your son or daughter about any additional fears he or she may have. If students are worried about academics, spend some time over the summer going over the curriculum. If the potential for peer pressure is a cause for concern, reinforce advice on how to react to peer pressure. Parents and their children can take several steps to make students’ transitions to middle school as smooth as possible.

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Why music education matters

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ome the 2016-2017 school year, the music and arts budget in the Los Angeles Unified School District will reach its highest point in a dozen years. While that’s great news for students, it also illustrates the sad fact that arts and music programs have taken a considerable hit in recent decades, when arts education fell victim to budget cuts. The benefits of music education extend far beyond getting kids to tap their toes. The National Association for Music Education lists the following benefits among the many reasons to support music education in schools. Music training helps develop language skills. Studies have shown that music training contributes to the physical development of the part of the left side of the brain associated with processing language. A 2005 study from researchers at Stanford University found that mastering a musical instrument may also improve reading skills, which can benefit students both inside and outside the classroom.

Music training can improve hand-eye coordination. Studies have linked long-term music training to improved hand-eye coordination. That is likely connected to the motor skills children develop when playing musical instruments. Without those instruments, those motor skills may not develop as strongly. Music improves concentration. Even students who cannot play a musical instrument can still benefit academically from simply listening to music. In 2007, a research team from the Stanford University School of Medicine found that music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention. Today’s students deal with numerous distractions, from smartphones to tablets to social media, but those who routinely listen to certain types of music might find it easier to block out those distractions and focus on their work. Music can help students’ emotional development. A 2003 study commissioned by Chorus America found musicians are more likely than

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the average person to be involved in charity work as volunteers and donors. The NAfME also notes that music students may be more likely to exhibit empathy toward other cultures. Music can improve self-esteem. In a study examining 117 fourth grade students attending public school in Montreal, a researcher at the University of Texas at Austin found that children who received piano lessons weekly for three years had higher self-esteem than children who were not given piano lessons during the same period. Neither group had participated in formal music instruction before the study, and students in both groups reported similar levels of self-esteem prior to participating in the study. Music education can enrich the lives of young students in a myriad of ways, potentially contributing to happier, more fulfilling lives.

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FA M I LY

FOOD

19 Great Festivals In Texas

For Family Fun this Fall – Hopefully the weather will be cooling off . . . sooner rather than later. Here are a few places not only to visit during the fall, but have some fun with the family as well. GrapeFest

and the Caribbean with large Catholic populations, the most renowned being the Carnival celebrations in Brazil and Trinidad and Tobago.

Grapevine, TX – September 15-18, 2016 30th annual event. The Grapevine Wine Festival includes a People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic with 100+ wine samples from 40+ Texas wineries so that guests can choose their favorite. The GrapeStomp competition is very popular.

Plano Balloon Festival

Plano, TX – September 23-25, 2016 Event takes place at Oak Point Park. 45 hot air balloons, sky divers, live music, fireworks, and kids fun zone. Tethered balloon rides available for $15-20 per person. 1/2 Marathon, 5K and 1K runs. General admission is $5. Parking is $5-10.

Montgomery Wine and Music Fest

Montgomery, TX – September 17, 2016 Discover Texas wines; enjoy live music and lots more. Lots of family activities. Parking and shuttle from Montgomery Elementary on Clepper Street.

Jazz’SAlive

Cuero Turkeyfest

San Antonio, TX – September 17-18, 2016 Celebrate 33 years of jazz in the historic and newly renovated Travis Park. Featuring award winning national, regional, and local talent with diverse styles of jazz. Guests will enjoy live music on two stages, festival food by more than 20 local food vendors, art pieces by emerging artists and wares from local craft vendors.

Cuero, TX – October 7-9, 2016 44th annual festival features the Great Gobbler Gallop, Wild About Dinosaurs, and a Jalapeno Eating Contest. So much more fun foods, kids events, live music and entertainment and so much more. Held near Cuero Park Municipal Golf Course.

Light the Night Walk

Austin, TX – September 24, 2016 At Fiesta Gardens, the state’s largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer. The Texas Craft Brewers Festival is the state’s largest craft beer event focused exclusively on Texas-produced craft beer.

Houston, TX – October 8, 2016 A fundraising walk to help fund cures for blood cancers. These efforts culminate in an inspirational, memorable evening walk where participants carry illuminated lanterns: white for survivors, red for support and gold for in memory of a lost loved one. Festivities include live music, food, ceremonies and family fun followed by a leisurely 2-mile walk.

Dallas Carnival

Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival

Texas Craft Brewers Festival

Dallas, TX – September 22-25, 2016 An offshoot of the annual pre-Lenten celebrations held in many former European colonies in Latin America

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Chappell Hill, Texas – October 8-9, 2016 Celebrating their 39th year of this annual event. Over continued

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GAMES 250 exhibitors featuring home décor, gardening, artists, craftsman, jewelry, clothing and fabulous foods. Also live entertainment, music, and family activities.

Katy Rice Harvest Festival

Katy, TX – October 8-9, 2016 This year marks the 36th anniversary of this local classic festival. It features two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths and family fun. Held in historic Downtown Katy between Avenues A and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Harvest Moon Regatta

Seabrook, TX – October 13-15, 2016 Staged between Galveston and Port Aransas, the Harvest Moon Regatta is one of the largest port-to-port sailboat races in North America. The annual race begins at Galveston’s Pleasure Pier and ends at the harbor in Port Aransas. Pre- and post-race parties, as well as an awards ceremony, are also part of the Harvest Moon weekend.

Houston Italian Festival

Houston, TX – October 13-16, 2016 Live music and lots of fun like a Bocce Tournament, Pasta Eating, classic car show, and kids fun.

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival

Dallas, TX – October 14-15, 2016 Music festival and chili cook-off brings lots of people to the Farmers Branch Historical Park, Farmers Branch, Texas. Musicians include The Del McCoury Band, Lee Ann Womack, Balsam Range, Hot Rize, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, The Grascals and many more groups. One of the best bluegrass events of the year.

Cajun Catfish Festival

Conroe, TX – October 14-16, 2016 This family-friendly event features non-stop live music with local, regional and national performers, food vendors offering festival and Cajun favorites, arts & crafts vendors, a professional carnival, assorted community and educational exhibits, an annual Catfish Pageant and a KidZone area on Saturday with activities for children and a special performance stage featuring local dance teams, community groups and entertainers.

MUSIC MuckFest

Houston, TX – October 15, 2016 Teams run in the same wave so you can experience all the muddy shenanigans, epic spills and thrills together. Re-live the adventure and celebrate your accomplishments with a free beer (or soda) in the MuckFestival. Little ones can frolic in the free Lil’ Muckers play area.

Lantern Fest

Austin, TX – October 22, 2016 At The Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers join together armed with lanterns for one unforgettable spectacle. There will be music, dancing, s’mores and, when the time is just right, we will light the sky with our highest hopes, deepest regrets, and fondest dreams.

Festival of Pumpkins

Paris, TX – October 22, 2016 Enjoy live music, unique shopping, carnival food like corn dogs, funnel cakes, kettle corn and more as you explore the stores, shops, and festivities in downtown Paris.

Texas Clay Festival

New Braunfels, TX – October 22-23, 2016 Featuring the work of over 60 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artist in the state. Take this unique opportunity to watch and learn as demonstrations are held in four tents throughout both days. From forming on the potters wheel to hand-building to raku firing, there is something for everyone.

Island Oktoberfest

Galveston, TX – October 21-22, 2016 An annual tradition for more than three decades, Galveston’s Island Oktoberfest is one of the longest running Oktoberfest celebrations in Texas. The event features plenty of great German food, as well as continuous live entertainment on two stages. A handcrafted arts & crafts display, auction, cake wheel, Chicken Dance, and many other events and activities add up to make the Island Oktoberfest a fun-filled weekend.

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Tips for adult students returning to school

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dults return to school for a variety of reasons. Some might be spurred by a desire to pursue a new career, while others might go back to school to learn more about their existing field and improve their career prospects. While their reasons for returning to school may differ, many adults find themselves battling some nerves as they begin the process of going back to the classroom. Feelings of doubt are common among adults returning to school. But there are steps all adult students can take to reduce their anxiety and make the most of the often exciting experience of going back to school. Start slow. Unlike more traditional college students, adults returning to school tend to have significant responsibilities, including families and careers. Juggling work and family is difficult on its own, but doing so along with college coursework is even harder. Adult students returning to school after a long layoff would be wise to take things slowly at first so they and their families can gradually adjust to their new

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schedules. Many schools now offer online courses, which can be especially beneficial for working professionals. Have a plan. Many adults only return to school when they know exactly what they want to study or which courses they need to take to complete a degree or earn a certificate. If you have not already mapped out such a plan, do so before enrolling in any classes. The cost of a college education has no doubt increased considerably since you last stepped foot on campus, so you don’t want to be signing up for costly classes that will not help you accomplish what you hope to accomplish by returning to school. Research your options. Just because you are an adult returning to school does not mean you are ineligible for scholarships or other forms of financial aid. The United States Department of Labor maintains a scholarship search engine at www. careerinfonet.org where students of all ages and academic levels can search for scholarships, grants and other financial aid opportunities

to determine if they are eligible for some help paying for tuition. In addition, adults returning to school may want to discuss their plans with their employers, especially if they are looking to continue working in their current fields. Employers may have programs in place to subsidize employees looking to continue their education. Don’t be discouraged. Many adults mulling a return to school are hesitant to do so because they feel as if they will be the only older students in classrooms filled with millennials. However, the National Center for Education Statistics predicts a 14 percent increase in enrollment of students 25 and older between 2011 and 2021, suggesting that adults going back to school are unlikely to be the only graybeards in their classrooms. Returning to college as an adult can be both exciting and overwhelming. But adults need not be nervous about returning to the classroom, even if it has been quite some time since they last stepped on a college campus.

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Top Producing Realtor® To Open RE/MAX Office In Tomball, TX Experience, Full-Service Amenities To Be Showcase of RE/MAX Elite Properties Tomball, TX, August 2016– Renee Buckhoff, a local real estate Top Producer, is the new Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Elite Properties, which is expected to open early September in the Tomball Marketplace Shopping Center. RE/ MAX Elite Properties is the newest RE/MAX office to open in Northwest Houston, and is proud to call Tomball home. RE/MAX Elite Properties will be located at 14257 FM 2920, Suite 115 and currently features ten residential real estate professionals with more than 25 years of combined experience.

“Today there is more growth and opportunity for every level of buyer and seller in the greater Tomball area, whether your market is a first home, or a luxury property. Tomball offers great possibilities with so many beautiful established neighborhoods, as well as brand new neighborhoods being built. Tomball is the place to be, and we are thrilled to be a part!” Broker/Owner Buckhoff says. “RE/MAX has been the top selling real estate brand in this market for many years, but without a local presence. It was time for that to change. It’s a great time to be in the business and an excellent way to serve members of our community.” RE/MAX Elite Properties occupies 4,000 square feet of beautifully finished space to serve the real estate

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professionals who office there. With a “coffice” front lobby, guests, clients and agents alike will want to pull up a seat at the coffee bar and enjoy the atmosphere. “We want this to be a place where everyone feels welcome, and our agents know how important they are.” RE/MAX Elite Properties will serve families within the Greater Northwest Houston suburbs to include Tomball, Spring, Cypress, The Woodlands, Magnolia and Montgomery. For more information about Broker/Owner Renee Buckhoff or RE/ MAX Elite Properties, please visit www.REMAX-EliteProperties-Tomball-TX.com or contact the office at (713) 955-2510.

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Digging Up Historical Graveyards Graveyards are common backdrops this time of year. But, they are far more than just a resting place for those that are no longer among us. They are also living historical records speaking tales that often go unheard. Come by one of these local graveyards to learn a little about our community and the people that made it great.

Kohrmann Family Cemetery German immigrants Agnes and Paulin Kohrmann opened a general store in the 1870s on the road that later became State Highway 249. In 1888, the community became known as “Kohrville� after Paul, who served as postmaster beginning in 1881 when mail was first delivered to the area. The general store and post office served as the social center of a widely dispersed population. In the late 19th century, families arrived from Prussia, Denmark, Ireland, and England, as well as several southern states. African Americans also moved here from the Piney Point area west of Houston. Agnes and Paulin Kohrmann are buried in the small Kohrmann family cemetery that is now surrounded by the Lakewood Apartments park. The Kohrmann’s daughter, Rosa, and her husband William McDougle, descendant of one of the first settlers in northwest Harris County, are also buried in the family cemetery.

Pillot Cemetery The earliest known settler on Willow Creek was Frenchman Claude Nicholas Pillot (1793-1862), whose family immigrated to the United States in 1832 and then to Texas in 1837. He and his wife, Jeanne, established a home and farm in the area, and soon other French settlers joined them. Church services and school classes were held in private homes until permanent structures could be built. The cemetery began as a family burial ground upon the death of August Pillot,

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the 21-year-old son of Claude and Jeanne, in September 1844. The Pillots also provided burial spaces to their friends and neighbors, but the Pillot family plot remains the focal point of the graveyard. The large monument in the center of the plot was manufactured in France and shipped to Cypress for transportation to the cemetery. Claude Pillot died in New Orleans after a business trip, but Jeanne died at home in 1866 and is buried in the family plot. There were only a few burials over the next several decades and the graveyard was mostly untended. In 1959, efforts to re-establish the site as a community cemetery began and the last known continued

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1841. A 1900 census indicates Seal and Emily had no dependent children, but employed a 16-year-old white female servant named Farmer Dewherry. Seal, who was a former slave, bought 720 acres of land in the Westfield area (as originally named) in 1880. In 1883 he sold four acres to the trustees of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Spring Circuit for a church and cemetery. (Designated as a historic Texas Cemetery in 2005.)

Strack Cemetery burial took place in 1997. There are approximately 70 graves in the Pillot Cemetery including three Civil War veterans. The cemetery is an important reflection of the area’s history. (Designated as a Texas Historical Cemetery in 2002.)

Seal McDougle Cemetery Seal McDougle was born in North Carolina in 1844 and was married to Emily, who was born in Virginia in

Brothers Herman and Heinrich Strack came to Texas from Feudingen, Germany in 1848 with their families. By the mid-1850s, they were joined by their brothers Johann Jost, Friedrich, and Jakob along with their respective families. In 1863, Herman bought land that included a pre-existing burial ground later owned by Friedrich and Jakob. The burial ground became known as the Strack Cemetery. Graves of military veterans buried in Strack Cemetery date to the Civil War. Today, Strack family descendants manage the site through an association. (Designated as a Historic Texas Cemetery in 2004.)

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During our fitness assessment, these symptoms are common from the people we meet for the first time. We discuss your current exercise regimen, diet, lifestyle and family history information. At this time, we design a personal fitness plan tailored to achieve your goals. All these conditions are fixable with our program. We have a proven scientific solution to get your youthful health & fitness back. Our goal is also to get you off of the preventable medications once and for all! Our philosophy is “Fitness through Science NOT Fiction.”

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A lifelong for dance Leticia Hernandez began her dance training with the Corpus Christi Concert Ballet, under the guidance of Nancy Sulik. At the age of 16, she was invited to dance with the Campania Nacional de Danza of Mexico City. Leticia has also trained with Nakita Tolin, David Howard, Jorge Cano, Susana Moreno Benaides, Edward Villella, Evelyn Ireton, Deborah Quainam and Jan Simonds. Leticia received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Theatre from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. While in Houston, she was a member of several dance companies, including Joan Karff’s Modern Dance Group and Exclamation Dance Company, under the direction of Kenneth Epting. Her professional musical theatre background includes performances in

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The King & I, Westside Story, Phantom and South Pacific. In 2005, Leticia was honored by then Mayor Lee Brown and Deborah Quainam, as an outstanding alumni of the City of Houston, as well as one of Houston’s rising Latin Artists. That same year, UNIVISION, featured her along with two other upcoming artists in the Houston area.

She has taught at Sullivan’s Dance Studio, Texas Tap Ensemble, HSPVA, HCC-Central, Houston Academy of Dance and West University Dance Center. Leticia was a member of the faculty at St. Mark’s Episcopal School, for 16 years, where she taught dance, music and movement. She also serves as an adjudicator of dance for public and private schools, as well as a guest teacher.

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that fits onto a window and allows cats access to fresh air while preventing them from running away. Fencing should be tall enough to deter vertical leaps and climbing, but you also must contend with animals that might attempt to tunnel under the fence. Digging chicken wire or another deterrent several inches below the ground when installing a fence can help prevent dogs from getting out of the yard. Speak with a fencing manufacturer and installer about pet-friendly fence options.

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he ASPCA estimates that 7.5 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Many of these animals are strays, as shelters house about twice as many stray animals as pets given up by their owners. Lost animals also make up a significant portion of the shelter pet population. Although a great number of shelter animals are reunited with their owners, some shelter animals never reunite with their families. Pet owners must take steps to reduce the risk that their pets will get lost. Fencing, secure crates and gates and leashes can cut down on the number of escapes.

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Crates and carrier kennels are worthwhile investments for pet owners. Many animal trainers advocate for crates when conditioning dogs to be obedient. Smaller crates for cats are ideal when the animal needs some quiet time or you have to keep the pet away from guests. Kennels with a handle make it easier to transport pets to and from the veterinarian or when taking car rides. When purchasing a crate, make sure it is large enough to fit the animal while he or she is standing and

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sitting. The pet should be able to turn around comfortably, but the crate should not be so large that it enables the animal to relieve himself in one end and still have room at the other. If you want to purchase a larger crate for a pet that will grow, divide the crate with a piece of wood or mesh so the animal has only the room it needs.

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Fences not only may make for good neighbors, but they also can regulate pets’ behavior and make pets safer. Pet fencing can include one fence that encloses the entire perimeter of your property, a dog “run” that is an enclosed area strictly for the dog within the yard or a combination of both. Cats have an innate climbing ability, which may make fencing less effective for outdoor cats. However, cat owners may want to invest in a wire cat box extension

Even the most well-trained pet may get distracted from time to time and dart away. That is why it is important to keep pets leashed when outdoors and away from fenced-in areas. Leashes come in a variety of sizes and styles. It’s important to choose a leash and collar that is proportionate to your pet and one that he or she will not be able to slip out of. Pet owners who have larger, stronger animals can consider a harness, which fits around the pet’s midsection instead of its neck. This helps provide added control when walking the pet and can alleviate pulling tendencies or injuries to the animal’s neck from excessive tugging. In addition to these precautionary tools, pet owners can provide plenty of stimulation for their pets through toys, games and social interaction. This will alleviate boredom and the propensity to escape, offers The Humane Society of the United States. Animals may look to get out of confines when they are isolated and frustrated. Dogs and cats also roam when they become sexually mature, so it’s best to have them spayed or neutered. Pet retailers carry an extensive inventory of merchandise to keep cats and dogs safe and contained. Pet owners also can speak with a vet or animal trainer about additional ways to keep pets content and safe.

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all is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors. Beautiful fall foliage coupled with great weather compel many people to spend ample time outdoors before the arrival of harsh winter weather drives them back indoors. The following are a handful of actvities that are tailor-made for fall. Raking leaves: While raking leaves might not jump out at you as a great way to spend a nice fall afternoon, families often find raking leaves together soon turns into a fun day in the yard. Build leaf piles and let the kids jump in, and then do it again. When raking, encourage kids to collect some colorful leaves and set them aside. Once the raking is done, you can then enjoy making some homemade crafts with the leaves you and your youngsters just collected.

Hayride: Hayrides are another fall tradition, and many farms offer relaxing hayrides throughout fall. Younger children who may tire if asked to patrol an apple orchard for apples

full bloom. Early fall also boasts ideal temperatures for hiking, as the mercury likely won’t rise enough or sink low enough to produce the kind of extreme temperatures that can compromise a hiker’s afternoon. Instead, fall temperatures tend to be mild and comfortable, allowing hikers to fully enjoy their often beautiful surroundings. Corn maze: Visiting a corn maze is another activity that many people instantly associate with fall. Some farmers transform their cornfields into corn mazes once the temperatures dip, and such mazes can be fun for adults and children alike. Though adolescents can often be trusted to find their way through corn mazes, younger kids should be accompanied by an adult.

Apple picking: Perhaps no activity is more synonymous with fall than apple picking. Many apple orchards encourage customers to come by and pick their own apples in the fall. Once your family and you have scoured the orchard for the perfect apples, relax with a cup of warm apple cider before returning home to make some homemade apple sauce and, of course, a delicious apple pie.

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might find a hayride is more their speed. Some farms may even allow customers to walk the grounds and visit the animals on the premises. Hiking: Hiking is a fun activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, but it’s especially enjoyable in the fall. That’s because few things in nature are as captivating as a park or forest when the fall foliage is in

Pumpkin picking: Much like apple picking is best in fall, so is pumpkin picking. Rather than buying your Halloween pumpkin from the grocery store, where your options may be limited, go straight to the source and pick your future jack-o’-lantern from a nearby pumpkin patch, which will provide a much wider selection. Let your youngsters pick their own pumpkins and then spend the rest of the day carving them at home. And don’t forget to save those seeds, which can be roasted over an open flame to make a delicious snack.

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Put pumpkins to use in many different ways

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utumn is the season when pumpkins are ripe for the picking, and thousands of people flock to local farms and roadside vendors to select perfect pumpkins. Many pumpkins are turned into decorative jack-o’-lanterns for Halloween, only to be tossed in the trash come November 1. That could be because many people are unaware of the various ways they can put pumpkins to good use.

pumpkin can be used in all types of recipes, from soups to baked goods. The puree also can replace the oil in cake recipes. Cut the pumpkin and scoop out the seeds and stringy membranes. Then place it cut-sidedown in a pan with a little water in the bottom. Bake at 350 F for around 90 minutes. The flesh will become tender and easily removable. Blend the resulting puree in a food processor and reserve flesh for recipes. Some pumpkins are sweeter or better to use as part of recipes. Check the variety you’re purchasing. Whip up a facial. Use some pumpkin puree with a little brown sugar and a dash of milk to create a vitaminrich facial mask. Get illuminated. Turn hollowed-out mini pumpkins into candles. Melt soy wax, beeswax or the gel type of candle wax that can be found at

Pumpkins are staples of autumn decorating. But there are more uses for these orange gourds than just carving them into Jack-O-Lanterns. the pulp can be used to help fertilize the potting soil. Plant your favorite fall flowers into the festive and earth-friendly flower pot. When the pumpkin shows signs of rotting, simply put the whole thing into a traditional flower pot or bury it directly in the ground. Make pumpkin stock. While vegetable or meat-based stocks may be the standards, pumpkin can be used to make stock as well. Clean out the seeds from the stringy guts of the pumpkin and put the guts into a pot filled with water. Add celery, carrots or any other aromatic vegetables for extra flavor. Allow to boil for at least 30 minutes. The stock is ready when it begins to change color. Strain and reserve the stock for use in a variety of recipes. Add to compost bins. Pumpkins are rich in zinc, vitamin A and vitamin C, among other nutrients. You can

Pumpkins are gourds and members of the squash family and have been grown and used for thousands of years. Evidence suggests that pumpkins date back to 7000 B.C., possibly originating in Mexico. Today they are widely used for decorating around Halloween, but there are many other things that can be done with pumpkins. Create a food vessel. Pumpkins can be transformed into bowls to hold soup, punch, fruit, or even dips. Make sure the pumpkin has been cleaned well of its pulp and seeds, as well as the stringy flesh that is inside. Rub the inside walls of the pumpkin with oil to keep them from drying out and caving in, then fill with your food of choice. Make pumpkin puree. Puree from a

most craft stores. Add your favorite scent and place a wick into the bottom of the pumpkin. Then pour the wax into hallowed-out space and allow it to harden. Try the same thing with bumpy and multi-colored gourds for added decorating appeal. Turn the pumpkin into a flower pot. Fill a hollow pumpkin with soil. You may not have to worry about scraping the pumpkin completely clean because

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add the discarded pumpkins to your backyard compost bins to further replenish the soil. Turn into a billowing cauldron. Instead of a standard jack-o’-lantern, put a glass jar into the carved pumpkin, add dish soap and hot water to the jar and then put in a piece of dry ice. Bubbles and smoke will pour out of the pumpkin to create a spooktacular effect.

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Serve up some spirits this Halloween Halloween is a beloved holiday among adults and children alike. While the youngsters anxiously anticipate an afternoon spent trick-or-treating, adults often look forward to the myriad Halloween parties that are an integral part of the frightening festivities. Halloween hosts looking to serve up some spirits of a different kind this October 31 should consider adding some pumpkin to the party. Pumpkins play an important role each Halloween, so why not include them on the menu? PUMPKIN MARTINI 3 1/2

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How to find more Extend business trips. Business time to travel travelers who typically travel on

Mondays and/or return home on Fridays can extend those trips to include the weekend preceding or following the trip. This gives you a better chance to explore the city where conferences or client meetings are being held, as business trips typically leave little time to get to a know a city or see its attractions. Business travelers can plan family trips around their work trips, giving families a great and often cost-effective way to see various locales.

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ew people would likely say they don’t enjoy traveling. Travel provides an opportunity to experience different cultures, visit idyllic locales and enjoy some rest and relaxation. But as much as people love to travel, finding more time to do so is not always so easy, even for those people with a sufficient amount of vacation days at their disposal. Oftentimes, finding more time to travel requires some extra and earlier planning.

Use your allotted vacation time. A 2013 study from Oxford Economics found that American workers took an average of 16 days of vacation in 2013, which represented a roughly 20 percent decline from 2000, when workers took an average of 20.3 vacation days. The United States Travel Association discovered a similar pattern, finding that in 2013 workers used just 16 of their nearly 21 days of earned time off. Perhaps the easiest way working men and women can find more time to travel is to make use of all of the vacation days they earn as oppose to letting them fall by the wayside at the end of their companies’ calendar years. Negotiate with your employer. Many employers have grown increasingly flexible as technology has made it

easier for employees to work remotely. Men and women who want to find more time to travel should not be afraid to negotiate more travel time with their employers, even offering to work remotely from whichever destination they plan to visit. This can be an especially effective way for parents to extend family vacations in the summertime, as one parent can take the kids in the mornings and afternoons while the other works. Come nighttime, the whole family can still enjoy all the fun of a typical vacation. Travel is a luxury that even busy men and women can enjoy if they employ certain strategies to create more time to get away.

Reconsider when you travel. Building a trip around a long weekend is an easy way to find more time to travel. Consider the holidays that fall on a Monday, such as Memorial Day, Labor Day and Columbus Day. Plan a getaway for these long weekends and you won’t even need to use a vacation day. If you have the vacation time to burn, extend the trip one day by leaving on Friday or returning on Tuesday. By the time your trip ends, you will have enjoyed a three-day getaway without using any vacation time or a four-day extended break during which you used just a single day of vacation time. Planning a week-long trip on a holiday week is another way to save a vacation day for later in the year.

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Spring Klein Magazine: Fall 2016 Vol.5 No.5  

The Firm U (September/ October 2016)

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