How to help veterans in need

Millions of men and women serve in the military and make the sacrifices that such service requires. Risking their lives to serve their countries, veterans sometimes endure mental and physical trauma, returning home to face uphill battles as they deal with their injuries.


Many veterans in need are not just in need of medical attention. Learning that their efforts and sacrifices are recognized and appreciated by the ordinary citizens they protect can make a world of difference to veterans as they recover from their injuries. Men, women and children who want to help veterans in need can do so in various ways.

• Visit a veterans hospital. Contact a local veterans’ hospital to inquire about their volunteer programs. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs notes that each year more than 75,000 volunteers spend more than 11 million hours in service to America’s veterans. Visiting veterans at the hospital to hear their stories can lift their spirits and aid in their recoveries. In addition, veterans’ hospitals may have volunteer opportunities that make it easier for hospitals to operate at optimal capacity.

• Help a neighbor. Unfortunately, many veterans return home with injuries that affect their ability to make it through a typical day without assistance. Disabled veterans may be unable to do their own grocery shopping or maintain their homes. If a neighbor or nearby veteran is facing such hurdles, offer to do his or her shopping or mow his or her lawn. Such tasks won’t take much time but can make a world of difference to veterans.

• Offer professional services free of charge. Professionals who want to help veterans can offer their services free of charge. Accountants can offer to prepare veterans’ tax returns for free, while attorneys can provide legal advice to veterans who need it. Contractors can help disabled veterans by offering to make alterations to their homes for free or at cost.

• Employ social media to help local veterans. Many people who want to help local veterans might not be able to do so more than one day per week. But some veterans may require daily assistance. Men and women can start a locally-based Facebook group for fellow members of their community who want to pitch in to help local veterans. Such a group can make it easier to share information and arrange help for veterans in need. Many veterans return home from serving overseas in need of help. Offering such help can improve veterans’ lives while letting them know their efforts and sacrifices are appreciated. 

Free Family Community Event (Sat. May 20th)

This Saturday The Goddard School of Champions/Spring Will be hosting a FREE community event.

Everyone is welcome and bring the whole family!

They will have:

  • Petting Zoo 

  • Bounce House 

  • Popcorn

  • Snow Cones 

  • Face Painting

  • Fire Truck and firemen! 

  • Indoor/ outdoor activities

  • prizes

  • Rain or Shine

  • Fun for the whole Family

Date: Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: The Goddard School- 8727 Eastloch Drive, Spring, Texas 





Community to the Rescue

Frank Elementary Students

1/2 Price Play Days &

1/2 Price Unlimited Laser tag! 

Due to recent unfortunate events: Any Frank Elementary Student that has the day off will be able to get into Palava of Spring: 

3240 Spring Cypress Rd. Spring, Texas

(832) 764-8250

Palava of Spring will be offering all week:

$4 Play days

$10 unlimited Laser tag

Free Kids Breakfast with the purchase of an Adult Breakfast Plate

Monday through Friday (9am to 11.30am)

Directions Below:


Denim & Diamonds Bingo Bash

Everyone is invited to the Conservatory Senior Living BINGO BASH! 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Starting at 6:00pm-8:00pm

$10 Bingo Cards, Refreshments, Prices and Community Tours.

If you love a good time for a great cause, then BINGO! Join us at The Conservatory at Champions Forest for our Denim & Diamonds Bingo Bash. Pull out your Best Pair of jeans and flashiest bling and join us as we give back to those in need. Event proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. We hope to see you there!

Call 281-378-6069 by April 14 to RSVP.

Location: 8215 Cypresswood Drive, Spring Tx 77379





Tomball German Festival March 31- April 2

Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the whole family!? 

Tomball German Festival is happening March 31- April 2. 

Location: Tomball, TexasOld Town Tomball Near the HistoricalTrain Depot Plaza, 201 S. Elm


Free Admission/Parking/ 4 Music Stages / 175 Street VendorsEthnic & Festival Food, Beer, WinePetting Zoo / Street PerformersSouvenirs, Arts & Crafts, AntiquesHeritage Center

Free Parking and Shuttles

The Carnival opens Thursday evening, March 30th, with a $15 special price for the “all you can ride” armband. See you at the corner of Main and Cherry for this Thursday ONLY special.

On Friday, March 31st at 6:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m. shop street vendors and enjoy various performances.

Saturday, April 1st at 10:00 a.m. till 10:00 p.m. begins with the “tapping of the keg” and Willkommen ceremony for German exchange students and Tomball host families, and official opening by the Mayor of Tomball Gretchen Fagan. Alex Meixner will be the featured entertainer once again with music and dancing all day and into the night with Alpenmusikanten, Chris Rybak and Das Ist Lustig and much, much more.

Enjoy the final day of the festivel Sunday, April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. till 6:00 p.m.

Friday- Stellar Entertainment Line Up (6-10pm)

MC Valina Polka 6:00 Auf Geht’s 7:00 Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe 7:30 Auf Geht’s 8:30 Rathkamp German Folk Dancers 9:00 Auf Geht’s

Chris Rybak Party Stage

MC Edita Rybak 6:00 Chris Rybak Band 7:30 David G Wonders 8:00 Chris Rybak Band

Warsteiner Stage

MC Heidi Holadio 6:00 Alex Meixner Band sponsored by Polka Beat 7:00 Rathkamp German Folk Dance Troupe 7:30 Alex Meixner Band 8:30 Das Ist Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe 9:00 Alex Meixner Band

Texas Heritage Stage

MC Scott Armstrong 6:00–10:00 Blue Yonder

Heritage Center

6:30–8:30 Kenny James

Saturday, Line Up (10am-10pm)

MC Heidi Holadio 10:30 Matt Tolentino’s Royal Klobasneks 11:10 Parade arrives 11:15 Opening ceremonies and keg tapping 11:30 Matt Tolentino’s Royal Klobasneks 12:30 Clements HS German Club folk dancers 12:45 Tompkins HS German Club folk dancers 1:00 Matt Tolentino’s Royal Klobasneks 2:00 Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Houston 2:30 Matt Tolentino’s Royal Klobasneks 3:30 Woodlands HS German Club folk dancers 3:50 TBA 4:00 Kingwood HS German Club folk dancers 4:15 Auf Geht’s 5:30 Rathkamp German Folk Dancers 6:00 Auf Geht’s 7:00 Cloggers On The Move 7:30 Auf Geht’s 8:30 Keine Kunst 9:00 Auf Geht’s

Chris Rybak Party Stage

MC Edita Rybak 10:30 Round Top Brass Band 11:30 recorded music 12:00 Round Top Brass Band 12:45 Deer Park HS German Club folk dancers 1:00 Kingwood HS German Club folk dancers 1:15 Round Top Brass Band 2:20 TBA 2:30 Round Top Brass Band 3:15 Clements HS German Club folk dancers 3:30 Great Oak School German Choir 4:15 Chris Rybak Band 5:15 Woodlands College Park German club Polka Band and folk dancers 5:45 Woodlands HS German Club folk dancers 6:00 Chris Rybak Band 7:00 Scandinavian Folk Dancers of Houston 7:30 Chris Rybak Band 8:30 Rathkamp German Folk Dancers 9:00 Chris Rybak Band

Warsteiner Stage

MC Katerina & Valina Polka 10:30 TubaMeisters 11:30 recorded music 12:00 TubaMeisters 12:45 Woodlands HS German Club folk dancers 1:05 TBA 1:15 Das Ist Lustig 2:00 German folk dance Showcase; six German Clubs from Houston area high schools 2:30 Das Ist Lustig 3:15 Woodlands College Park German Club folk dancers / Polka band 3:45 Alex Meixner Band sponsored by Polka Beat 5:00 Das Ist Lustig 6:00 Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe 6:30 Alex Meixner Band 7:30 Masskrugstemmen (Stein holding) 7:50 Das Ist Lustig 8:40 Masskrugstemmen (Stein holding) 9:00 Alex Meixner Band

Texas Heritage Stage

MC Scott Armstrong 10:30 Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band 11:30 recorded music 11:45 Robert Duke Trick Roper 12:15 London Lawhon 12:45 Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band 1:45 TBA 2:00 Robert Duke Trick Roper 2:30 Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band 3:35 Derek Song 4:00 London Lawhon 4:30 Deer Park HS German Club folk dancers 4:45 Tompkins HS German Club folk dancers 5:15 TBA 5:30 Hollerin’ and Yodelin Contest 6:00 The Siekers Band 7:30 Derek Song 8:00 The Siekers Band

Heritage Center

11:00–3:30 Rebecca Jane 4:00-9:00 Joe Brikha

Sunday, Finale! Line Up (10am-6pm)

MC Heidi Holadio 12:00 Walburg Boys 1:15 David G Wonders 1:45 Walburg Boys 3:00 Rathkamp German Folk Dancers 3:30 Walburg Boys 4:30 Cloggers Unlimited 5:00 Walburg Boys

Chris Rybak Party Stage

MC Edita Rybak 12:00 Chris Rybak Band 1:15 JungeMeisters 2:00 Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe 2:30 JungeMeisters 3:30 Chris Rybak Band 4:30 Rathkamp German Folk Dancers 5:00 Chris Rybak Band

Warsteiner Stage

MC Valina Polka 12:00 Das Ist Lustig 2:00 Cloggers Unlimited 2:30 Alex Meixner Band sponsored by Polka Beat 4:00 Keine Kunst German Folk Dance Troupe 4:30 Alex Meixner Band

Texas Heritage Stage

MC Scott Armstrong 12:00 Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band 1:00 Robert Duke Trick Roper 1:30 Traveling Murphy’s 2:30 Robert Duke Trick Roper 3:00 Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band 4:00 Traveling Murphy’s 5:00 Armstrong Family Bluegrass Band

Heritage Center

1:00-5:00 Shelia Lee and Friends

Strolling All Weekend

David G Wonders Tallest German Katerina on Saxophone Gene Hackemack on Accordion

Saturday & Sunday only: Ghillie The Elf TubaMeisters Derek on classical Violin

*subject to change*

Out and About in the Spring Klein Area.

Last night we ran into Dr. Jim Cain Klein ISD Superintendent who  now is retired.  We talked about the new high school that will be opening on Spring Cypress Road and also is named after Dr. Cain.  This new high school will open fall 2017. It was wonderful for him to take the time to talk Leanne Donelson editor of Spring Klein Magazine at the Woodlands Junior League Market.  



Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19, 2016: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2016: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Thursday, November 17: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 20: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
The Woodlands, Texas

A shopping extravaganza event that features a variety of items.
From flower arrangements to personalized gifts to holiday ornaments, you can begin your holiday shopping early and even have time left over to buy yourself something special.


Holiday Shopping Event!


Friday & Saturday, November 18 & 19, 2016: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2016: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Thursday, November 17: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 19: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 20: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center
The Woodlands, Texas

A shopping extravaganza event that features a variety of items.
From flower arrangements to personalized gifts to holiday ornaments, you can begin your holiday shopping early and even have time left over to buy yourself something special.

For more information about this event, please call 1-888-SHOP-4JL (1-888-746-7455).

Make Election Day go smoothly

Election Day gives voters throughout the United States a chance to participate in their government. The right to vote is something to cherish, as many people across the globe do not get a chance to elect the officials who govern their countries.
While Election Day is an exciting time, voters may find it frustrating if they do not take steps to ensure things go smoothly when they head to the polls. The following tips can help voters prepare for Election Day.

  • Confirm your polling location. Polling locations may have changed since last year, and voters who have moved in the past 12 months may now have to vote in a new location. Voters can contact their local board of elections or visit to confirm the correct polling locations. Voters should also learn the hours when the polls are open so they do not arrive too early or too late to vote.
  • Bring photo identification. Voter identification laws vary by state, but voters who want to avoid hassles or holdups may be able to do so by bringing current photo identification with them to the polling place. While such identification is not necessarily a requirement, voters who bring along a driver’s license or state identification card may get in and out of the polling place more quickly than those who do not. 
  • Confirm registration. Voters can confirm that they have registered to vote by contacting their local board of elections in advance of Election Day. Sometimes voters’ names may not appear on the registration list when they arrive to vote, even if they previously registered. Poll workers can help voters who find themselves in such situations. But voters who want to avoid such hassles on Election Day can confirm their registration beforehand.
  • Be familiar with the candidates and issues on the ballot. Voting is a privilege and a responsibility, so voters should familiarize themselves with the candidates and issues on the ballot in the weeks leading up to Election Day. In addition to national or statewide candidates and issues, voters should learn about local issues that may have a more direct impact on their daily lives. The more voters learn about the candidates and issues in advance, the more quickly they can cast their votes and get to work or return home.

Voting on Election Day is a privilege that voters should not take lightly. Taking certain steps in the weeks ahead of Election Day can make it easier for voters to cast their ballots.  

Free Community Event: Self Defense Workshop

This Friday Join Hero Martial Arts Academy for a Free Self Defense Workshop. Located at 6411 FM-2920, Spring, TX 77379.

Please click on the link below to register: 

Click here to Register

Everyone is welcome to join! Ages 13 and up! 

You are welcome to bring a friend and wear your proper athletic attire (athletic pants, yoga pants, martial arts pants & t-shirt).  It will be fun, informative and packed with useful "life saving" information. There is no prior martial arts experience necessary, but there will be some physical elements to the workshop.




Northland Christian Student Chosen for World Debate Team

The Northland Christian debate team is incredibly proud to announce that Sarah Lanier, a senior, has been chosen to represent the United States as a member of the USA Debate Team. Sarah will travel the world competing as a representative of Team USA (and Northland Christian School). The team is made up of eight other students from across the nation that will compete in global debate competitions against students from other countries. Some competitions they will attend this upcoming school year will be held in Germany, Croatia, Singapore and Argentina; the final tournament of the year will be held in Bali, Indonesia. 

In order to be selected, the participants had to complete several video speeches on different debate topics. The field started with over 500 applicants. Once the field was narrowed down to the final 20, Sarah participated in an interview that consisted of questions and impromptu speaking exercises. Margaret Purcell, a senior debate captain, also made it to the semi-final round! We could not be more proud of how these ladies have represented our program and our school!

Northland Christian has had one other student that was selected to be a member of Team USA—Shania Hunt, class of 2014. With Sarah being selected to the team, Northland Christian becomes one of only a select few schools that has ever had two students on the team. Since 1974, Northland Christian School has prepared Christian leaders for college, life and forever, for ages 18 months through 12th grade. Northland offers a traditional college preparatory curriculum and comprehensive co-curricular programs. The beautiful campus is located in northwest Houston with over 680 students currently enrolled.

Sarah Lanier, a senior, at Northland Christian

Sarah Lanier, a senior, at Northland Christian

Help Support Local Police Officers

WACO - Until recently there haven't been many good choices to clean and maintain a firearm. That is until now, right here in Waco, hey can you guys help me?

They can with one of their six locations Nation wide and with eight more opening this year as well, this is a business that is thriving due to ex Military members using their skills to fill a real void. 

"This is the only business we know of that can take a guy who has gun use, gun knowledge and can share that with the public. And it lets them become the expert again, and it's great to see these guys thrive."

Like franchiser Roman Carreon who served six years in the military and is now using his expertise on both gun safety and maintenance which led him to owning his own store.

"Weapons was something that I was very good at in the military something that a lot of military guys get trained in, firearms safety, cleaning and it just fit the bill...."

The Gun Cleaners hope to have 100 stores Nationwide by the end of 2018. And they are constantly thinking of ways to support our men and women in Blue. So for just 30 dollars you can pre pay a gun cleaning for an officer. They sold 40 cleanings in the first 48 hours. 

"We have a store in Dallas and of course when the 5 officers were killed in July it just spurned us to say what can we do not just gun cleaners corporate members, which is 2500, what can we do to support our police officers and we came up with the pay it forward program.....

So officers take advantage and come on in and you'll get your firearm cleaned and most of the time you'll get your gun back the day that you turned it in. And you can even text the person who paid thanking them for their generosity.

For more information please visit the link below!

The Gun Cleaners of Spring

4334 FM 2920 Road Suite 30,Spring, TX 77388

  •  Phone: (281) 651-4419

Pay it forward with our Local Police officers.

Pay it Forward!
The Gun Cleaners would like to offer the members of the public an opportunity to "Pay it Forward". You can purchase a gun cleaning ($30) for a police officer at any of our Gun Cleaners Locations. Your purchase will be posted onto a "Thin Blue Line appreciation board" with a note of encouragement from you. Any police officer that brings a gun in for cleaning from now until August 31st, 2016 will get to use your posted cleaning to cover the cost of his gun cleaning. This is a great way that the Gun Cleaner's family of stores and customers can show the members of the police force that we stand with them in the fight against terrorism.  A Clean Gun is an Accurate Gun!
Simply click on the link below to "Pay it Forward" in support of our nations police officers.  Your message of support will be posted in our store location for an officer to receive and use to professionally clean his firearm.


  • Starts

    19 Jul 2016

  • Ends

    31 Aug 2016

  • Location

    Gun Cleaners Store Locations


  • 1) (Qty 1) Pay it Forward Gun Cleaning – $30.00 (USD)
  • 2) (Qty 5) Pay it Forward Gun Cleanings – $150.00 (USD)
  • 3) (Qty 10) Pay it Forward Gun Cleanings – $300.00 (USD)
  • 4) (Qty 25) Pay it Forward Gun Cleanings – $750.00 (USD)

Happy Graduation!! Free

Happy Graduation! One Hip Mom can steam graduation gowns if needed. Allow about 15 minutes for steamer to heat up and steam gown. Located across the street from GLF in the Gleannloch Storage Strip Center. 9337 Spring Cypress Suite F Spring Texas 77379  I'll be in the shop Tuesday (5/24) from 10:30 to 5:30 or come anytime tues-fri 10:30 to 5:30 and sat 10:30 to 3:30. 713-302-3208 Join our closed Fb group  #graduation #onehipmom #graduation 

The Gun Cleanners



The Gun Cleaners of the Houston Area (Jamison Smith – Houston, TX & Rod Gates– Spring, TX) – Gun Cleaners available to assist home owners that have guns that are impacted damaged by the water from the flood. 

Houston,  Gun Owners caught in the storms! The recent surge of flooding in the Houston area has many gun owners looking for a way to keep their guns safe from water damage. For guns damaged by water, time is a factor - and most insurance policies won’t pay for gun replacement. They will pay for the cost to repair your existing weapons but it is essential that the Gun owners act quickly. Guns can be permanently damaged in as little as 72 hours after being submerged. THE GUN CLEANERS has the solution! With two locations in Houston, The Gun Cleaners is ready to clean and store your guns until your homes are ready. 

Houston area The Gun Cleaners locations are offering reduced cleaning costs to those that have been impacted by the recent flooding. 

About The Gun Cleaners: 
Two locations to serve the Houston Area. 

1) The Gun Cleaners of Houston – 1022 Wirt Road – Suite 316 – Houston, TX 77055 – 713.553.7376

2) The Gun Cleaners of Spring – 4334 FM 2920 Road – Suite 30 – Spring, TX 77388 – 281.651.4419

Able to professionally clean and protect guns

Able to store guns in a secure and ATF approved facility

For More Information Contact: 

Jamison Smith at 713-553-7376 email 

Rod Gates at 307-752-0529 email


Texas Renaissance Festival Auditions



May 07, 2016


Actors, performers, and entertainers alike are invited to audition for the 2016 Texas Renaissance Festival on Saturday, May 7! Festival organizers are seeking enthusiastic, colorful individuals who personify each themed weekend at the Texas Renaissance Festival between October 8 - November 27:

  • Oktoberfest: October 8 - 9
  • 1001 Dreams: October 15 - 16
  • Pirate Adventure: October 22 - 23
  • All Hallows Eve: October 29 - 30
  • Roman Bacchanal: November 5 - 6
  • Barbarian Invasion: November 12 - 13
  • Highland Fling: November 19 - 20
  • Celtic Christmas: November 25 - 27

The audition schedules is as follows:

  • Morning Session:
    • 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. - Check in
    • 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - Specialty acts auditions
    • 9:30 a.m. - Noon - Character auditions
  • Afternoon Session:
    • 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. - Check in
    • 1:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Specialty acts
    • 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. - Character auditions

Performers must schedule an appointment in order to participate by calling the contact number or e-mail address listed below. Performers will be judged on confidence, speaking ability, posture/gait, and expressing emotion. Props and costumes are encouraged, along with photo and resume. All positions are paid.

For more information about the Texas Renaissance Festival and additional requirements to audition, please visit the website link or contact information listed below. #Texas Renaissance Festival #Fun jobs


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 21778 Farm to Market 1774

 Other - Texas,  TX    77363


Experimac of Klein is hiring computer and cell phone repair techs.

Now hiring 3 techs for computer and mobile device repair. Apple experience a plus and training will be provided.

We are located on Louetta at Stuebner Airline across from Klein HS.
Full time position
Store hours 10-7 M-F
$10+ per hour depending on education and experience.

Send resume to

For more info on Experimac please see 

Klein ISD new High School Zoning for HS #5

High School #5 Approved Zones

At the February 8, 2016 Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved the high school attendance zones effective for the fall of 2017 when high school #5 opens. 

High School Zoning for HS #5

Zoning meetings were held in the fall of 2015 to determine the attendance zones for high school #5 scheduled to open in 2017 on Spring Cypress Rd. next to Ulrich Intermediate. When a new high school opens, the district determines zones a full year and a half prior to the school opening so families can plan and prepare. Additionally, this rezoning could potentially impact attendance zones for all four high schools in an effort to balance enrollment across the district and move toward more pure feeder patterns.

Map HS#5