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5th Annual ‘KEEP KIDS IN SCHOOL’ Golf Tournament Announced
Planning has started for the 5th annual Keep Kids in School Golf Tournament. The tournament is scheduled for April 28, 2014, at Bay Oaks Country Club in Bay Area Houston. The event will benefit Communities In School (CIS) – Bay Area, a drop-out prevention program serving Clear Creek and Dickinson Independent School Districts. More than $500,000 has been raised in the previous four tournaments. Underwriters confirmed for the 2014 tournament are Legend Physical Therapy and Rick and Janice Gornto. Early sponsors names are Houston Hurricane & Security and Ron and Carol Swofford.
In addition to the shamble golfing tournament, the event will feature a “Raise Your Glass to CIS” wine tasting, dinner, live auction and silent auction. New this year will be corporate tents positioned around the course. For teams, sponsorship and corporate tents, contact Angela Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-486-6698.
Park & Ride –
Gulf Coast Center
Galveston-Victory Lakes: Commute service is available at boarding points in Galveston and Clear Lake Center and Victory Lakes Park-and-Ride Center in League City. The one-way fare is $3. Discount ride coupons for UTMB employees are available at the UTMB Bookstore in the Moody Medical Library, 914 Market St. Coupons are sold in books for $75, providing a 50 percent discount or effective one-way fare of $1.50 for UTMB employees. Schedule.
Galveston-Texas City: Commute service is available at boarding points in Galveston and in Texas City at Mall of the Mainland. The one-way fare is $2. Discount ride coupons for UTMB employees are available at the UTMB Bookstore in the Moody Medical Library, 914 Market St. Coupons are sold in books for $50, providing a 50 percent discount or effective one-way fare of $1 for UTMB employees. Schedule.
There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to bring new life to your home!
Here’s a tip on how to choose the right type of interior paint.
It used to be that professional painters would only consider using oil-based paints because of the beautiful, durable finish. However, the solvents commonly used in oil-based paints, which include mineral spirits (naphtha), toluene, xylene, and other petroleum distillate solvents, can cause mild to serious reactions.
Today, latex paint formulations also provide a beautiful finish for years and have the added benefit of easy water clean-up and fewer harmful fumes. There is a wide range of quality among latex paints. The most expensive ones are made with 100% acrylic, which covers very well, often in just one coat if the new color and the old one are somewhat similar. Less expensive latex paints use vinyl instead of acrylic or only a small percentage of acrylic. This causes the paint to have a rubbery quality for several weeks or more. These paints require more coats to cover well and lake the durability of 100% acrylic latex paint.
Home Maintenance Checklist:
Don’t forget to check these items TWICE A YEAR:
Change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
Clean the vent from your dryer to avoid a potential fire.
Check these ONCE A MONTH:
Change your furnace filters to enhance air quality in the home and extend the life of the furnace.
Spot-check windows and doors to ensure they aren’t letting precious air in—or out!
Inspect exposed electrical cords for damage.
ONCE A YEAR:
Have your furnace serviced and cleaned by a licensed professional.
Drain your tanked water heater to improve performance and extend its life.
Is Your Swimming Pool Ready for Summer?
It’s that time of year again! Follow the steps below to prepare your pool
for splashing good times.
*Clean the pool deck area: *Don’t even think about removing the pool cover
until debris left on the pool deck is swept clean. Use a hose and broom to
*Remove and clean the pool cover:* Remove the pool cover from the pool and
lay it out as much as possible on the pool deck. Use a mild detergent to
scrub off any stuck-on dirt, then simply hose off the pool cover till
*Inspect the pool shell: *Look for cracks in the pool plaster and around
the waterline. You can choose to repair minor cracks yourself, but for more
severe cracks, call a professional.
*Fill up with water: *Usually some water evaporates into the air while the
pool is not in use. When it comes to filling the swimming pool, allow the
water level to reach the middle of the pool tile.
*Pool tile cleaning: *Use this opportunity to remove any stains or scale
from the pool tile with a household tile cleaner.
Continue preparing the pool water as necessary to make sure it’s clean,
sanitary and free of bacteria and algae. Run the pool filter for a good 24
hours or more to complete cleaning the pool and water.
Jump in and ENJOY!!!
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Simple, Fun and Special Mother’s Day Ideas
*BEAUTIFUL: *Tell her she is beautiful throughout the day
*PICNIC:* Pack a picnic lunch the old school way.
*MAGAZINES with RIBBON:* Purchase her favorite magazines and wrap a pretty
ribbon around the bunch.
*BASKET OF FUN NAIL POLISHES:* Purchase a bunch of cute nail polishes and
arrange in a basket.
*DETAIL HER CAR with a LOVE NOTE:* Detail her car. When you are finished,
put a love letter on the driver’s seat.
*FRAMED PHOTO with STYLE:* Frame a photo of the children. Write a special
memory of each child and tape it to the back of the frame.
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Propane Check Tip
You can estimate how much gas you have left in your propane tank by heating
up some water to a boil (you can do this in the microwave or inside). Make
sure you have enough hot water to gently heat the SIDE of the propane tank
in question. Tilting the tank on a bit of an angle, pour the hot water up
and down the entire side of the tank from bottom to top.
The level of liquid propane inside can be determined by feeling the new
temperature of the tank with your hand. Where your hot water has succeeded
in heating the tank is where it’s empty. Where the tank is noticeably
cooler is where you have some remaining liquid propane.
If there is no noticeable difference you’re probably all out.
BBQ Tips—Meat, Poultry and Fish
Summertime means grilling time—time with family and friends and time to
enjoy delicious foods.
The American Heart Association wants you to keep these important tips in
mind to help you grill "fat-sensibly" through the summer season.
• Go for grilled fish more often. The healthiest types include salmon,
trout and herring, which are high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
• Buy chicken breasts—and remember to remove the skin before eating—instead
of the fattier dark meat (legs and thighs). Or try grilling up chicken or
turkey burgers using breast meat, and add diced onions for another layer of
• What cut of meat to buy? Choose "loin" and "round" cuts of red meat and
pork. And buy "choice" or "select" grades of beef instead of
"prime." While these have the least amount of fat, don’t forget to trim the
fat when you get home.
• Use a rack so the fat drips away from the food.
May Home Warranty Tip:
Clean microwave oven and removable glass shelves regularly because the food
residue keeps reheating and can cause the glass shelves to break.
Grilled Fish Tacos
1/4 cup fresh lime juice, (juice of 2 limes)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp cumin powder
1 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 Tbsp oregano
1/2 tsp black pepper,
1 1/2 pounds halibut steaks, (four steaks)
4 flour tortillas, 10-inch diameter
2 cups black beans
1 cup salsa
1 cup Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
16 oz. sour cream
In a large zip-lock plastic bag or dish with cover, combine lime juice,
oil, cumin, chili powder, oregano and pepper; stir well. Add fish to lime
marinade and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Prepare grill (medium-high heat) and oil the rack so fish will not stick.
Place fish on the hot grill and cook 4–5 minutes per side or until fish
flakes easily when tested with a fork.
While fish is cooking, wrap tortillas in foil and place on grill to heat.
Place black beans in a microwave-safe dish, cover and heat in the microwave.
When fish is done, place it in a dish and flake with a fork. Assemble tacos
by spooning beans into the center of each tortilla, add flaked halibut and
top with cheese and salsa.
Make a simple white sauce with sour cream and a bit of lime juice to taste.
|Clear Creek Independent School District
Office of Communications
2425 East Main Street
League City, Texas 77573
February 28, 2012
Contact: Elaina Polsen, Director
Office of Communications
(281) 284-0020 or
|New Attendance Boundaries Approved
2012-2013 School Year
The Clear Creek Independent School District Board of Trustees approved changes to school attendance boundaries for the 2012-2013 school year. The Board's authorization is based on a set of recommendations developed by a citizen's School Boundary Advisory Committee (SBAC). The changes are intended to address capacity concerns at elementary schools. The following changes will be effective August 2012.
Bauerschlag Elementary and Parr Elementary: VIEW MAP
Single and multi-family homes along the east side of Calder Road north of the 2600 block in League City will move to Parr Elementary from Bauerschlag Elementary. This move impacts 55 students and future home development. Bauerschlag Elementary and Parr Elementary both have an instructional capacity of 900 students. Based on this approved change, Bauerschlag Elementary enrollment will be 828 instead of 883 next year. In five years, the projection will be 895 at Bauerschlag Elementary. 2012-2013 enrollment at Parr Elementary will be 839 instead of 784. In five years, Parr Elementary is projected to have 890 students.
Goforth Elementary and Ferguson Elementary: VIEW MAP
Single and multi-family homes along Davis Road in League City will move from Goforth Elementary to Ferguson Elementary. This move affects students who live at the Wharf at Clear Lake, Bayou Brea and Oaks of Clear Lake subdivisions as well as Constellations Pointe, Crow's nest, and Signature apartments. This move impacts 109 students. Ferguson Elementary, which has an instructional capacity of 830 students, will have 738 students next year instead of 629. In five years, enrollment at Ferguson Elementary is projected to be 675 students.
McWhirter Elementary and League City Elementary: VIEW MAP
Multi-family homes along Egret Bay Road will move to League City Elementary. This move includes: Towers of Clear Lake, Hidden Lakes, Tranquility Lakes, and Harbour Tree apartments. This move impacts 116 students. Enrollment at McWhirter Elementary, CCISD's oldest campus, will be 901 instead of 1,017. Enrollment at League City Elementary, which has an instructional capacity of 622, will be 565 instead of 449 students.
Mossman Elementary, Goforth Elementary and Hyde Elementary: VIEW MAP
Homes along South Shore Boulevard between Tucker and Austin will move from Mossman Elementary to Hyde Elementary. This affects a portion of the Lakes at South Shore subdivision in League City. The Haven at South Shore Apartments will move from Mossman Elementary to Goforth Elementary. These moves impact 211 students. Mossman Elementary, which has an instructional capacity of 900 students, is projected to have 704 students instead of 915 next year. This move provides additional capacity to accommodate growth in the area. Hyde Elementary is projected to have 656 students next year instead of 538 students.
In accordance with CCISD Board policy, incoming 5th grade students may ask for an intra-district transfer to finish at their current elementary school.
Points of Interest:
Watch for Details on our Easter Egg Decorating Contest - Prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd
(Details to be announced) Best deco, Most original, Best Basket and more.
February 23, 2012 - League City Historical Society Monthly Meeting 7:00pm
West Bay Common School's Barn Museum
210 N. Kansas
Time: Meeting starts at 7pm.
Do you eat at the restaurants around the Victory Lakes Town Center and Bay Colony? Then we want you to write us your "Restaurant Review". We will try to feature: Best of the Best either weekly or bi-weekly depending on the participation. Email your review to: email@example.com
"About to start those summer projects? Be sure to check with the Architecture Committee." If you are planning a home improvement, simply submit your project to the Architecture Committee by clicking here, or follow the simple process listed below:
Go to the Houcomm.com website,
Select "Homeowners" from the left hand menu
Select the Forms link
Select "Request an Architectural Modification" from the drop down list
Fill in the form with the appropriate information and click the "Send" button
The Architecture Committee usually responds very quickly, and are simply looking out for your interests! They will review your project to ensure it complies with the deed restrictions established by Victory Lakes, preventing costly changes down the line.
Primrose Schools is Building in Victory Lakes!
Construction rolling ON! Pre-Opening Special
Prior to our grand opening, we are offering to waive supply fees for every
student that pre-registers. We would like to invite you to call to schedule
a tour of our Friendswood location to learn more about our outstanding
proprietary curriculum, tour the building and meet our Director and School
Owner. We look forward to meeting you and encourage you to take advantage
of this rare opportunity!
Click here for more information!
Click here to see all the great restaurants and shopping Victory Lakes Towne Center has to offer
League City Police and CAT Program
The League City Police Department has partnered with the National Traffic Safety Academy (NTSA) to be the first agency in the State of Texas to offer the Collision Avoidance Training Program or CAT Program. http://tx-leaguecity.civicplus.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=647
Lost and Found
Email me if you have any items -- lost or found -- or lost pets.
Builders & Homes For Sale
There have been many home builders in Victory Lakes, including Trendmaker Homes, and Brighton Homes. If you have particular questions about a builder, please call me. It is very important to use a realtor when buying a new home. The people working in the model homes have a job - it is to sell homes at the highest possible price.
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ABOUT Victory Lakes,
IN LEAGUE CITY
Victory Lakes is Houston Newest Master Planned Community that offers the kind of lifestyle that makes everyday a victory
Victory Lakes offers everything you want, right where you want to be. Exceptional access to I-45 means there is no 15 to 20 minute drive home once you exit the freeway. And, best of all, you don't feel like you are close to the freeway in Victory Lakes. Nestled adjacent to Beacon Lakes Golf Club, Victory Lakes is designed around spectacular lakes and offers carefully planned neighborhoods with many cul-de-sac, golf, and waterfront homesites.
You'll enjoy all that Victory Lakes has to offer: lakes, walking trails, extensive landscaping and waterfalls. There is a Jr. Olympic swimming pool, tennis courts, and playground for residents to enjoy
- Quick Access makes Victory Lakes a winner! In Victory Lakes everything you want is at your doorstep and is quick freeway access means less time in your car and more time with your family. Look at the convience.
- Highly acclaimed Clear Creek I.S.D.
- Unique plans that have been specifically designed for large lot communities
- Convenient to shopping, entertainment, dining and medical facilities including Beacon Lakes Golf Club, SportsPlex ball fields and sport leagues, the popular Kemah Waterfront, the Mall of the Mainland and Mainland Medical Center.
- Just minutes away from Clear Lake, Galveston Bay and the Gulf Greyhound Park.
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TRASH & RECYCLING!
Tuesday and Friday are trash days.
Recycling pick up is on Tuesdays! Get your recycling bin from the water department at City Hall. (adjacent to the library).
All types, including news-paper, magazines, cardboard, corrugated paper and packaging materials.
Aluminum, tin, and steel.
Aluminum foil and some scrap metal.
Marked Numbers 1 through 7, including milk, water, detergent and juice jugs; plastic soft drink bottles; and polystyrene food containers and cups.
We DO NOT accept glass of any kind. Glass creates many serious safety problems during the recycling processes of delivery and sorting.
New Recycling Drop Off: League City is going green. A glass recycling drop off location has been set up at the League City Public Works building at 1535 Dickinson Avenue.
At this location, they also accept oil, oil filters and antifreeze.
The hours of operation are Monday – Friday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm.
pickup is on Friday.
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