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May Community Center is accepting multiple varieties of canned soup for area HISD families Monday, January 9 through Monday, January 30.

The "Soup-er Bowl" drive is the perfect opportunity for community members to help families in need by providing them with a hot bowl of soup, a seasonal staple. 

The City of Houston is asking for your help to evaluate the city's new Storm Risk Calculator website. This website provides residents information about the risk they and their homes face from severe weather, like hurricanes. 

In the event of an approaching hurricane or tropical storm, the website will provide information by address on the risk of damage from rainfall flooding and/or surge, risk of damage from wind and the risk of power failure. 

Visitors of all ages are invited to take in the sights and sounds of the holiday season at May Community Center's Holiday Open House Fridays, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Festivities include pictures with Santa (a $2 per photo suggested donation helps defray the cost of printing), holiday crafts, hayrides, holiday entertainment, costumed characters, beautifully decorated trees and wreaths, and refreshments. Participants are encouraged to bring their cameras.

Even without an ice rink, the local hockey league continues play...on in-line skates!

Every saturday from now until December 10th, the Kingwood  Roller Hockey youth league gathers at Greentree Elementary School at 9 am to practice skating drills, stick handling skills and game strategies. The team practices for an hour, and then competes in scrimmages for another hour.

These young hockey players are enthusiastic about the growing popularity of hockey in our region. Over the summer, the players attended three KRH mini-camps and even competed in a city-wide Iron Man contest held at Houston Indoor Sports. 

The past several weeks Kingwood  and Humble area schools have been treated to performances by Team Impact.  Members of the team, which is comprised of professional atheletes, perform feats of strength designed to both amaze and entertain.  

However, it's not all about the show.  These "strong" men also have a strong message.  Their mission in the schools is to promote an antibullying message and to encourage students to take a stand, make good choices, and that physical strength is not as important as strength of character.

The group can also be found at evening performances at local churches throughout the Houston area.  Second Baptist is one of the host churches and the North Kingwood campus has been filled wall to wall 

After consulting with Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery, Commissioner Jerry Eversole implemented a zero tolerance open flame policy in all Precinct 4 parks. As a result of the increased risk from outdoor fire due to drought, effective immediately all fires including ceremonial and cooking fires are prohibited in Precinct 4 parks. All the barbecue pits and grills in Precinct 4 parks will be covered or locked, and the ban remains effective until it is lifted by Harris County Commissioners Court.

Mayor Parker Orders Mandatory Water Conservation Measures 

Due to persistent drought conditions and continuously decreasing water levels in Lake Houston, as of Monday, August 15, 2011, Mayor Annise Parker has mandated the implementation of the City of Houston Stage Two Water Conservation Measures in accordance with the procedures outlined in Chapter 47 in the Code of Ordinances

During Stage Two of the conservation plan, customers are required to:

As summer is winding down and the economy is still struggling along, it can be a challenge to find new fun and affordable things to do with the family.

The Kingwood Connection and Landry's Restaurants have partnered to offer a discounted special at the Houston Downtown Aquarium for Kingwood Connection readers.

Kingwood Connection Day at the Downtown Aquarium will be on Saturday, August 13th, from 10 am to 11 pm.  Present a copy of the flyer to receive an all day pass, normally $15.99, for only $11 per person . . . a 30% savings.

Harris County Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program presents the 10th Annual Opry in Humble  Friday, August 12 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Parkway. Sponsored in part by Texas HealthSpring, this annual fundraiser event features the Hometown Opry Band, area entertainers, and a raffle.

Opry tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Precinct 4's Senior Adult Program at (281) 893-3726. Alcohol is not permitted at county-sponsored functions, but light refreshments will be available for purchase.

Raffle tickets will be available at the door and can be purchased until the drawing at intermission.