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HPD PIP Meetings for September & October

By | 2016-09-19T11:03:28+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Community, Public Safety, Uncategorized|

Mark your calendars! All are invited- please forward this email to your neighbors, friends, and family! September 20, 2016- ID THEFT- DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR INFORMATION FROM IDENTITY THEFT? Should you use checks for payment or a single credit card? What are the risks of current credit cards? Learn the [...]

Cornerstone Academy Science Teacher Sets Sail on the Nautilus

By | 2016-09-13T09:31:20+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

The Nautilus, a 64-meter, state-of-the-art research vessel operated by the Ocean Exploration Trust, put out a call for "teacher ambassadors" who would spend three days aboard. Shawn Gregg, an SBISD Cornerstone Academy eighth grade science teacher, was chosen. For Gregg, who studied marine biology and oceanography at Texas State University, the opportunity was a dream come true. After boarding [...]

Spring Branch Education Foundation launches community campaign

By | 2016-08-24T11:53:20+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Spring Branch Education Foundation (SBEF) has launched a campaign that aims to raise funds to provide innovative grants for Spring Branch ISD schools and departments, as well as scholarships for students who graduate in 2017. The campaign, Making Our Schools Better (MOSB), will fund programs that are not part of the district’s budget. “In the [...]

A Look Inside the Alliance Fencing Academy, Official Olympic Training Center

By | 2016-08-22T09:26:25+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Business, Business Spotlight, Uncategorized|

Photo by Camille Simmons On a recent weekday afternoon at Alliance Fencing Academy in Spring Branch, two young men wearing black masks and white protective gear jousted with epee blades under the watchful eye of a coach. Cords attached to the fencers led to the electronic scoring machines used to track hits. Only a [...]

Community makes Spring Branch Education Foundation school supply drive a success

By | 2016-08-15T10:31:47+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Each year, thousands of SBISD students who qualify for free and reduced lunch (more than half the district’s population) receive school supplies from Spring Branch Education Foundation. When SBEF board member Patty Busmire reported to the Foundation’s board that funding had dropped this year, members pledged personal and corporate donations. The community contributed more money [...]

My Spring Branch: Martha Macris

By | 2016-08-15T10:26:32+00:00 August 15th, 2016|Community, Uncategorized|

Martha Macris is the president and CEO of Memorial Assistance Ministries. Talk about the history of MAM—why was it founded? MAM, like many assistance ministries in Houston, started in the 1980s because of the oil bust. Churches started getting together, and realized they needed to get organized to help their communities. In this area, the [...]

Meet Josef Klam, Spring Branch ISD’s Newest Trustee

By | 2016-08-03T10:50:06+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|Community, Education, Uncategorized|

Rev. Josef Klam In June, Spring Branch ISD trustee Wayne Schaper, Sr. stepped down after 14 years on the board and 55 years of service to the school district. To fill Schaper’s seat until the next election, the board considered dozens of replacements. They ultimately unanimously selected Reverend Joseph Klam, the directing pastor [...]