First in Fort Bend to use PFO closure - Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital first in Fort Bend to use PFO closure


SUGAR LAND—(October 4, 2013) — As a baby develops in the womb, a hole in its heart provides oxygen-rich blood from the mother. This hole usually closes naturally when the baby is born. However, about 25 percent of the time, it does not close and becomes known as a Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO). Most people do not experience any symptoms with a PFO and grow up without knowing they have one. However, in some instances, a PFO may contribute to a stroke or a heart attack.

Ryland Opens New Woodforest Model Home

(Montgomery, Texas – Oct. 4, 2013)        Ryland Homes recently opened a model in Woodforest that unveils a new series of home designs for the South Montgomery County community.

The new series offers a more extensive list of standard features, such as coffered ceilings, covered patios, rounded archways and fireplaces.

“These homes have an impressive level of architectural detailing, especially with base prices starting in the $240,000s,” said Ryland Homes’ sales representative Katie Smith.

Spring ISD Career Destination Night is Oct. 17

Houston – Oct. 4, 2013 - The Spring Independent School District Career Destination Night will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 at Carl Wunsche Sr. High School. The annual event will showcase Spring ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) opportunities. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade and their parents are invited to come and see class demonstrations, displays and activities presented by the CTE department.

Dekaney to Host 2nd Annual Job Fair Oct. 10 - By Spring ISD

HOUSTON – Oct. 4, 2013 – The Second Annual Future Business Leaders of America Community Job, College and Health Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10. The fair, which is open to community members and students who are seeking employment and career opportunities, will include representatives from area businesses, colleges and St. Luke’s Medical Center.

Cypress Christian News - October and November

Cy-Christian Team for Haley's Miracle
A group of Cypress Christian School faculty, students, and families participated in the 2013 Be The Match Walk+Run in Sugarland in honor of CCS seventh grade student Haley Cannon. Haley is battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma and she received her miracle on July 9, 2013 in the form of a bone marrow transplant from a donor on the international registry. The journey to that day is an incredible and inspiring story, because God had some amazing plans for Haley and her family.

Yorkshire Academy - Annual Social Studies Night & Patriotic Musical Tribute

Yorkshire Academy is having its annual Social Studies Night and Patriotic Musical Tribute, along with the Fall Bookfair on October 16th at 5:30 p.m.   Everyone is invited to enjoy a myriad of patriotic songs performed by all of Yorkshire's incredible elementary students.  For more information, please email or call 281.531.6088.

BAM! Sponsors ‘Fast Draw’ Contest At Mall to Enrich Talents of Junior High Artists by The John Cooper School

THE WOODLANDS – The 2nd Annual BAM! Fast Draw competition, held at The Woodlands Mall on September 28, drew 63 seventh and eighth grade contestants from Montgomery County for the 2013 contest.
Students were given drawing materials and 50 minutes to complete a still life as they worked against the clock while friends and family looked on. The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council sponsors the annual contest through its community enrichment program, BAM! Because Art Matters!

Riverstone to host community garage sale Oct. 26

More than 50 Families to Participate

Sugar Land, TX  (Oct. 3, 2013)  — Bargain hunters will want to visit Riverstone Saturday, Oct. 26, for the community’s semi-annual garage sale, set for 8-11 a.m. at the Creekstone Village Recreation Center, 5438 Creekstone Village Drive, Sugar Land.

More than 50 families are registered to participate in the sale, which will feature an array of toys, furniture, clothing and household items. Early shoppers will enjoy free coffee and donuts.

HCC adding qualified workers to Houston's Economy with new Alief Career Center

Partnering with Alief ISD and community, HCC Northwest to offer manufacturing programs

HOUSTON (October 3, 2013) - Houston Community College is preparing to break ground to expand workforce and career technology opportunities in Alief with a new 17,220 square-foot workforce building on the existing HCC Alief Bissonnet campus.

In addition to offices and conference space, the Alief Career Center will include classrooms and shops for students interested in heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), electrical and plumbing careers.