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Spring Branch Education Foundation ranked in top 10 in national survey

By | 2016-12-21T12:18:16+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) was ranked in the nation’s top 10 among education foundations with $1 million to $1,999,999 in revenues by “Stepping Up: The Nation’s Top K-12 Education Foundations 2016,” the nation’s only annual study that ranks K-12 foundations. It ranked 42nd in the country, among 188 education foundations, the second consecutive year [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]