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This week, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), senior members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee sent a bipartisan letter to Twitter CEO Dick Costolo urging him to increase efforts to combat foreign terrorist organizations who are using the American social media company to fundraise, spread their propaganda and recruit new jihadists.

Adults with disabilities who want to experience the college life can now do so at Lone Star College-Kingwood.  Including Stars, a new program started by Including Kids and the college, is a modified first year college experience course designed for learners with special needs.

A creative new engineering project completed in February at Mercer Botanic Gardens is helping prevent soil erosion along Cypress Creek and serving as a new amenity for residents.

Forester and arborist John Ross recently presented helpful tips and information on gardening with native plants during the monthly Lunch Bunch at Mercer Botanic Gardens.

The National Charity League Kings Trails Chapter honored their Class of 2015 during their Senior Presentation held at the Houston Airport Marriott Hotel in January.

The Kingwood Fillies learned that some things can be better the second time around at the Crowd Pleasers Dance Competition at Pearland High School on Feb. 21st.

If you are looking for fun and educational activities to do throughout spring break and the month of March, head over to Jesse Jones park for one of these upcoming classes.

Precinct 4 Commissioner R. Jack Cagle’s Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center recently hosted its annual Homestead Heritage Day, typically held the first Saturday each February, which features various family-friendly historical activities and demonstrations dating back to the early 19th century.

Sow thistle, dandelion, and chickweed – besides growing in every abandoned lot and roadside, what do these nuisance weeds have in common? All three plants are perfectly edible and loaded with beneficial vitamins and nutrients.