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It's hurricane season again in Texas.  Just one year ago the world watched as Hurricane Katrina devasted Louisiana and the surrounding gulf states. 

Kingwood and the Houston area helped many of the Katrina evacuees, and then one month later needed help themselves as Hurricane Rita threatened to hit Houston as a Category 5 hurricane.  Luckily Rita shifted and downgraded to a  category 3 before it hit, but the damage was still extensive.

Would you like to win cash, prizes, and the title of Kingwood’s Biggest Loser while getting in shape?  If so, sign up to participate in the Biggest Loser weight loss challenge, which will run from August 15th through November 15th, 2006.

Are you new to the area and haven't met anyone yet?  Are you an "old-timer" that would like to expand your circle of friends? Are you just a friendly person? If so, be sure to attend the first coffee meeting of the new year for the Kingwood Hi Neighbor Club, Wednesday, August 16, 2006. 

Summer is almost over for Humble ISD students.  Monday, August 14th will be the first day back to schools shoppers are preparing by taking advantage of the Texas Tax Free weekend on August 4th, 5th, and 5th.   No sales tax will be collected on clothing and shoes under $100.

School begins soon and possibly some anxious moments of lost homework, a disheveled backpack and unknown test dates.  Whether it's keeping track of homework or remembering to bring home a backpack, students from middle school through college need to be organized to succeed in school. For many students academic challenges are often due to disorganization rather than intelligence.  Organizing for academic success is a learned skill and with the right tools and routines can make a difference for any student. 

Merchants located in the Court of Kingwood are celebrating summer and holding a customer appreciation open house on Thursday, July 27th. The open house will be held from 10 am to 6 pm.  Ribbon cutting ceremonies will be held at 11:30 am for  the Merry-Go-Round, Kids in Action, IXMAN Mortgage and Curves.