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My Spring Branch: Dr. Betsy Coe, Houston Montessori Center

By | 2017-07-05T07:58:51+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Community, Education, My Spring Branch|

Dr. Betsy Coe is the executive director of the Houston Montessori Center, and the secondary principal at the School of the Woods. How long have you been working at the Houston Montessori Center? The Center is 43 years old. I’ve been there since the early ’80s, first as an instructor and then as the executive [...]

My Spring Branch: Jennifer Edwards, 4J Brewing Company

By | 2017-06-05T10:10:34+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight, My Spring Branch|

Jennifer Edwards is co-owner of 4J Brewing Company, which opens in June. Why did you decide to open this brewpub in Spring Branch? I’ve lived in Spring Branch my whole life. My mom went to Spring Branch High School, so she’s been here even longer. I began brewing beer at home with my dad when [...]

My Spring Branch: Michele Bua, Bua’s Bistro and Catering

By | 2017-05-01T10:58:43+00:00 May 1st, 2017|My Spring Branch|

Michele Bua is the owner of Bua’s Bistro and Catering, which is scheduled to open in June in Spring Branch. How did you get into the food service industry? About 25 years ago, my parents owned and ran an Italian bakery in the Museum District. I was always at my father’s side, and realized I [...]

My Spring Branch: Alex Diaz, Top Tech Experts

By | 2017-03-06T12:50:59+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Alex Diaz is the co-owner, with Chris Grollitsch, of Top Tech Experts, a computer sales and repair shop. When did you start the business? In 2008. We started as a home business, reselling old computers that we got from big corporations. Before I knew it, I had computers stacked up all over the living room. [...]

My Spring Branch: Mary White

By | 2017-01-18T10:12:25+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Community, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Mary White is the director of the East Spring Branch Food Pantry on the campus of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. When was the pantry founded? It was started in 1972 as a special program to serve families for Thanksgiving, and then it evolved into a pantry. Then two years ago we raised over $150,000 and [...]

My Spring Branch: David Alcorta

By | 2016-12-14T20:38:28+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

David Alcorta is a Spring Branch resident, and the owner of David Alcorta Catering and Bakery, which catered the Spring Branch District’s Christmas social on December 14th. How did you get into the catering business? Well, I’ve been in Houston for 11 years. I moved here from Laredo to get my culinary degree from the Art [...]

My Spring Branch: Kathleen Ownby

By | 2016-11-30T10:24:03+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Community, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Kathleen Ownby is the executive director of the SPARK school park program, which has built over 200 parks in the greater Houston area. Where did the idea for SPARK come from? It was started in 1983 by my mother, then-council member Eleanor Tinsley, in response to a study that was done by the county judge [...]