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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 [...]

Last HPD PIP Meeting of the Year

By | 2016-11-10T10:34:31+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Community, Public Safety, Uncategorized|

November 15, 2016- Our last meeting of the year! This will be a short informative meeting providing a brief outline on the topic of the latest Airbag Recalls. Sgt Tracy Hicks of the Houston Police Dept – Auto Theft Division will be discussing the efforts being conducted in this area. This recall concerns all vehicles! [...]

ARC Specialties: An American Manufacturing Success Story

By | 2016-11-01T13:24:16+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight, Uncategorized|

In early October, the Spring Branch-based manufacturing and robotics company ARC Specialties made news for donating a $150,000 Kuka welding robot to the Texas State Technical College in Waco. It was just the latest act of generosity from the 33-year-old business, which has also donated equipment to LeTourneau University and Texas A&M. Dan Allford, who [...]

Memorial Assistance Ministries Employee Generosity Makes a Huge Impact

By | 2016-10-31T12:04:31+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Community, Uncategorized|

On Tuesday, October 18, 2016, the staff at Memorial Assistance Ministries celebrated a big success – funding an entire day of client services and classes at MAM. Earlier this year, MAM employees took part in the organization’s annual campaign called Champions for Families. With approximately 90% participation, the staff raised roughly $12,500 through a combination [...]

My Spring Branch: Amitha Verma, Owner of Village Antiques

By | 2016-10-24T09:32:25+00:00 October 24th, 2016|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Amitha Verma, owner of Village Antiques Amitha Verma is an interior designer, and the owner of Village Antiques. Why did you decide to open Village Antiques? We opened about four and a half years ago. I had an interior design background, and I worked on a lot of custom houses. It was great. [...]

Phoenix House’s Annual Family Day Dinner Aims to Keep Kids Off Drugs

By | 2016-10-05T10:33:38+00:00 October 5th, 2016|Community, Uncategorized|

Founded in New York in 1967 by six people addicted to heroin, Phoenix House has grown to become the nation’s largest drug prevention organization. They have over 130 offices across ten states, including an outpatient and prevention services clinic in Houston. Three years ago, the organization’s Houston chapter began sponsoring an annual dinner for Spring Branch [...]