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Houstonians invited to participate in “Bud Light Gives to Houston” volunteer event, Oct. 17

October 8, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Bud Light Gives Willow Waterhole Park Flyer


Join Bud Light Gives to Houston for its second community event this year! Young professionals are invited to do some good and help beautify Willow Waterhole Park. Bud Light Gives to Houston is looking for volunteers to donate their time and energy to assist with projects ranging from laying gravel to planting flowers.
This volunteer initiative is part of a series of volunteer events hosted by Bud Light and Silver Eagle Distributors. The events are designed to bring local residents together for hands-on projects that give back to various charitable organizations throughout Houston.

Previously, Bud Light and Silver Eagle Distributors rallied more than 300 Houstonians to help sort 13,166 lbs. of food at the Houston Food Bank, providing 10,971 meals to those in need throughout the Houston area.

All volunteers must be 21 years of age or older to participate. For more event details or to sign up, visit Participants also can learn more by visiting, or following Bud Light Houston’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

To thank volunteers, organizers will host an after party with complimentary refreshments and snacks immediately following the event.


Saturday, October 17
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (after party begins at noon and concludes at 1:30 p.m.)


5300 Dryad Drive
Houston, TX 77035


• Young Houstonians out in the community doing good
• Volunteers layering gravel along the walkways, replanting natural plants and vegetation along the greenway, clearing litter and debris from the waterways


Misty Cornelius
Silver Eagle Distributors
(405) 326-6595 (cell)

Jennie Bui-McCoy
Elmore Public Realtions
(832) 567-3899 (cell)

METRO 101: How to Ride the Bus

October 7, 2015 • Continue Reading »

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) is the region’s largest public transit provider, offering safe, reliable and affordable transportation services about 370,000 times per day. METRO operates more than 1,200 buses, and introduced its new and improved bus network in August, 2015.

Learn more about METRO by visiting where you can download information and view bus route information in various languages, including Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, French, and German.

Fare Zone Chart



Discounted Fares Students, Seniors, Medicare Cardholders and Disabled

Local / METRORail $1.25 per ride $0.60 per ride
Park & Ride Zone 1 $2.00 per ride $1.00 per ride
Park & Ride Zone 2 $3.25 per ride $1.60 per ride
Park & Ride Zone 3 $3.75 per ride $1.85 per ride
Park & Ride Zone 4 $4.50 per ride $2.25 per ride
All fares are rounded to the nearest nickel, dime, or quarter. 


METRO Q® Fare Card

METRO Day Pass

The METRO Q® Fare Card offers the best value for riders who use local bus, rail or commuter service once or twice daily. The METRO Day Pass offers the best value for frequent local bus and rail riders who travel three or more times daily.
No rider restrictions. Card can be used anytime on any METRO bus or train. Reloadable

Valid only on the day of activation – expires 2 a.m. the following morning.

FREE Transfers (up to three hours in the same direction) with every paid fare. FREE Transfers (up to three hours in the same direction) for the first two paid fares. Enjoy unlimited travel, in any direction, after your third paid fare – same day only.
50% discounts for students, seniors and disabled riders. Customers can load/reload their card using any amount ranging from $5 to $500. 50% discount for students, seniors and disabled riders. Riders can preload up to $500 per card.
Users are rewarded over time, offering 5 FREE rides for every 50 paid rides.*
*Trips cannot be combined from multiple METRO Q® Cards.
Frequent users are rewarded the same day, offering unlimited local bus and rail service.
Tap your card to pay. Activates after three paid taps of your card.

Never pay more than $3 a day – no matter how often you ride.

Valid on all METRO bus and light-rail service.
METRO Q® Fare Card User Guide (PDF)
Valid on METRO Park & Ride service; however, paid fares will not count toward the unlimited local bus and rail travel benefit.
METRO Day Pass Brochure (PDF- English)
METRO Day Pass Brochure (PDF- Spanish)

Lamar Open House, Oct 10

October 6, 2015 • Continue Reading »

FFALogoAnnual Open House for FFA families is Saturday, October 10 from 11 am to 1:00 pm. for a couple hours of food and fun at the Barns on Riceville Road.

You would be welcome to visit with the students and families at that time. Also meet our newest residents, two calves born in the past two weeks.

What is FFA?
FFA is not extracurricular! The program is part of a three-part model of education that consists of classroom instruction, supervised agricultural experiences and the FFA. Classroom agricultural education is applied to hands-on learning opportunities called supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs). SAEs include activities such as raising an animal, building an Ag mechanics project, starting a business, working for an established company or working in production agriculture. The FFA provides members the opportunity for leadership experience and competitions, scholarships and personal opportunities for involvement. FFA is a dynamic student-led leadership development organization for students of agricultural education. The FFA changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Learn more about FFA.

For more information, please contact Kat Young, Student President of Lamar FFA or Sharon Young, Booster Club at 713-256-0217

Northfield I & II Newsletter, Oct. 2015

October 1, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Download the October edition of the Northfield I & II newsletter.

Northfield I&II Oct, 2015titleThis month’s content:

  • President’s Corner
  • Dog owners, as a reminder…
  • Yard of the Month
  • Trash Pick-up
  • Welcome new residents of Northfield I & II
  • Opposition Letter 2015-1491 – New Life Marine Services
  • Contact Information

Download the Newsletter

Westbury UMC hosts 8th Annual Southwest Houston School Expo, Oct. 17

September 30, 2015 • Continue Reading »

SW school-expo

Westbury UMC will host its 8th Annual Southwest Houston School Expo on Saturday, October 17, 10 am to noon, in Humphrey Hall.

As a free event for area families, the expo’s goal is to empower parents to make informed choices about their children’s education. A mix of public and private schools in southwest Houston from all levels of education (elementary, middle and high school) will set up tables and provide information to prospective families.

“This expo makes it so easy to check out multiple schools at once and get to chat with key administration personnel at each table,” says Alisa Strength, a parent who attended last year’s expo. “What a perfect time saver for busy parents!”

Another mom, Carlyn Chatfield, came to the expo several years ago to consider high school options for her two daughters. “At the expo, I talked with schools I was not familiar with before and would not have considered,” she says. “Having a broader pool of schools to choose from made me feel much more confident about our final decision. Both of our children found the perfect schools for their individual strengths and were well prepared for college.”

Do you represent a school and would like to participate? It’s first-come, first served, with a maximum of 40 schools.

Please register online to participate.

For more details, contact Donna Reid at, or call the church office at 713-723-0175.

National Night Out 2015 – Oct. 6 @ Turkish Center

September 21, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Family Fun! Fun For Kids! Police cars and Fire Truck! Free Turkish Food! Come and Support our police officers!

You’re invited to the

National Night Out 2015 Party!

Come & Join us for National Night out Party!

Date & Time
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
6:00 pm.-8:00 pm.

Raindrop Turkish House
9301 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, Texas 77031

Turkish Gyro (Doner Kebap), Pop corn, Baklava, and more…


Westbury Community Garden – Building Community Through Gardening

September 17, 2015 • Continue Reading »


Fall Turkish Classes are coming up – Oct. 3

September 16, 2015 • Continue Reading »


No matter if you are a beginner or very fluent Turkish speaker, we have a class for you!

Conversational Turkish Language Class

Beginner Level
October 3rd, 2015 – December 12th,2015
10 weeks, Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Intermediate Level
October 3rd, 2015 – December 12th,2015
10 weeks, Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Advanced Level
October 3rd, 2015 – December 12th,2015
10 weeks, Saturday 2:00pm-5:00pm

Classes will be held at Turquoise Center
9301 W. Bellfort Ave.Houston, Texas 77031

There will be no session on 11/28/15 due to the Thanksgiving weekend
Should you have any question, email us at

American Turkic Business Council holds Luncheon Forum

September 11, 2015 • Continue Reading »


American Turkic Business Council
In Collaboration With
Texas Turkish American Chamber of Commerce

Luncheon Forum

“How the Expansion of Panama Canal will impact Texas Economy?”

Ambassador Juan B. Sosa, Consul General of Panama in Houston, TX.
John Moseley Senior Director, Trade Development at Port of Houston Authority

Thursday, September 17, 2015

11:45 am – 1:00 pm

American Turkic Business Council
Galleria Tower 1
2700 Post Oak Blvd, Suite 1750
Houston, Texas

Registration is $20


PIP Meeting, Tuesday Sept. 15

September 10, 2015 • Continue Reading »