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Posts published in “Day: January 15, 2002

Low-cost vaccination clinic slated for January 26

On Saturday, January 26, Harris County Rabies/Animal Control will hold a low cost rabies vaccination clinic at the Harris County Rabies/Animal Control Shelter, 612 Canino Rd (across from Melrose Park).

Clinic hours are from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and vaccinations will cost $5.00. County licenses will be available. No appointment is necessary.
Texas is currently under a rabies quarantine and all dogs and cats four months of age and older are required to be vaccinated against rabies every year and be licensed with the county.

Rabies/Animal Control requests all dogs be leashed and ALL cats be contained on leashes or in carriers.

If neither is available to the cat owner, a pillowcase or onion sack works well for short term confinement.

For your safety, your pet’s health, and your community, bring your pets to the vaccination clinic and get them their rabies shots.
For more information call Harris County Rabies/Animal Control at 281-999-3191 or visit our website at

Fontaine/Scenicwoods Civic Club recognizes active members

The Fontaine/Scenicwoods Civic Club is making a positive difference in Northeast Houston. Each year they recognize residents that are active in the community. Their Annual Recognition program, which included a delicious dinner, was well organized, beautifully decorated and well attended by more than 60 Fontaine/Scenicwoods residents.

Ms. Myrtle Rosa rendered the history of the Fontaine/Scenicwoods Civic Club. She reminded us that we need the representation of an active civic club. Local comedienne, Miss Minnie, made the audience laugh with her rendition of the 12 Days of Christmas entitled “The 12 Pains of Christmas”. The guest speaker, Starla M. Lewis, publisher of Positive Image Magazine, talked about her dream for a better Northeast Houston, one in which Homestead Road will once again be a main thoroughfare with a bank, department store and other prominent businesses.

The officers, President Effie William, Vice President Arnold Larkins, Secretary Tyeikka Bowie, Corresponding Secretary Reola Wilson and the Treasurer Robert Francois were proudly in attendance and were recognized for their dedication. They’ve worked diligently with other civic lenders and city officials to make sure that the Fontaine/Scenicwoods Civic Club addresses the needs of the residents and of Northeast Houston as a whole.

For more information on how you can be an active member of this civic club please call 713-631-7104.
Monthly meetings are held the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Scenicwoods Library.

The Blood Center observes National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center joins it’s member organizations, America’s Blood Centers and the American Association of Blood Banks in celebrating January as National Volunteer Blood Donor Month.

The theme for this year’s campaign, aimed at honoring current donors and motivating new ones is ‘Give Blood… The Gift of Life.”

The Blood Center is fortunate to have very dedicated regular, volunteer blood donors supporting the regional blood program, and saving and sustaining patient lives every day.

However, this year National Volunteer Blood Donor Month takes on a particularly special meaning. The citizens of the Texas Gulf Coast region showed their compassion through blood donation in the days following the September 11 attacks.

Remarkably, forty-five percent of these were first time donors. By recognizing and celebrating National Volunteer Blood Donor Month, The Blood Center aims to encourage these donors to become regular donors, donating blood at least three times during a calendar year.

The regional blood supply, which historically dips below acceptable levels during and alter the holiday season, when there is a decrease in donations and an increase in blood usage, is at a less than adequate supply. “Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center provides blood and blood components to patients in over 200 hospitals and healthcare facilities in its 24-county service area. To maintain the optimum level of a 3-day supply, the Blood Center must meet its daily collection goal of 700 donations.

For more information about Blood Center facility locations, ongoing drives, or the blood donation process, call The Blood Center at 713-790-1200, l-888-GV-BLOOD (1-888-482-5663) or visit The Blood Center’s Web site,

Your Body Talks at High Meadows Library

Texas Mime Theatre presents a free performance of Your Body Talks, a show for families on Thursday, January 24 at 4:00 p.m. at High Meadows Library, 4500 Aldine Mail Route.

Your Body Talks shows in a lively way how the body communicates and can even tell stories without saying a word. This energetic show features original stories such as Rodeo, The Mechanical Man, The Bakers, The Couch Potato, The Orchestra and more. Fun for the whole family, Your Body Talks also provides children with an introduction to mime, the silent art. The project is supported in part by a Regional Touring grant from Harris County and the City of Houston through the Cultural Arts Council.

Energetic and exciting, internationally acclaimed Texas Mime Theatre captivates adults and children through a zany sense of humor influenced by Charlie Chaplin, Marcel Marceau and Wiley Coyote.

TMTs performances jump over cultural barriers to reach people of all ages and backgrounds.

Founded In 1901, Texas Mime Theatre has presented over 2200 shows and workshops in schools. In March 1987 the company traveled to Southeast Asia to perform in the Singapore Young People’s Theatre Festival. There the company played to packed houses described by one critic as screaming with laughter and was named “Best Foreign Group” by the press.

In June of 1967, Texas Mime Theatre became a non-profit organization and. in 1968, became an Artist-in-Residence Company with Houston Community College and began performing at the Heinen Theatre on the HCC Central Campus.

The company has also performed many times at the Houston International Festival and with he Houston. TMT also tours the state through Texas Commission on the Arts.

High Meadows Library January Calendar Special Programs

•Saturday, January 19, 1:00pm: Classical Guitarist, Justin Smith.
•Thursday, January 24, 4:00pm: Texas Mime Theater.
•Saturday, January 26, 12:00-4:00pm: Harris County Sheriffs Dept. Emergency Response Team.
Weekly Programs
•Story and Crafts: Tuesdays at 10:30am and Thursdays at 6:00pm.
•Beginning Computer/Internet Classes: call library for information.
•Play Chess: Thursdays at 3:15pm.
•ESL Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-3:00pm
•Community Exercise: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00-3:00pm.

Please contact High Meadows
for further information about library activities.

Bethel Baptist Church seeks donations of clothing and food following arson fire

Bethel Baptist Church, 25 Tidwell, recently suffered its second arson fire in the last 2 1/2 years.

Many of the services the church provides for the community have been severely curtailed by the fires.

The most recent fire destroyed the food pantry area, all the food, and all the clothing in the clothes closet.

Donations of food and clothing, especially children’s coats and shoes, are desperately needed. Donations will be accepted from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

The church plans to re-open the food pantry and clothes closet in the gym on the first and third Tuesday of each month beginning January 15th. The gym is located on the back parking lot.

They serve people in zip codes 77022, 77076 and 77037.

Maria Reta selected “Teacher of the Year” at Johnson Elementary

Johnson Elementary school faculty has chosen Maria Reta as their “Teacher of the Year”. Ms. Reta has taught bilingual second grade at Johnson for three years. She received her B.A. from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio and is currently working on her Master’s degree in special education at Sam Houston University.

Ms. Reta ia a member of many district committees and activities including Curriculum Writing, Benchmark Test Writing, Textbook Adoption Committee, Model Classroom Project, and Parental Involvement Committee.

Ms. Reta will represent Johnson Elementary in the Aldine I.S.D. “Teacher of the Year” competition.v

Free Family Day in Sam Houston Park

Join The Heritage Society for a Free Family Day on Sunday, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The festivities, which focus on “Sharing Heritage: A Celebration of Family and Cultural History,” will take place in Sam Houston Park, located at Bagby and Allen Parkway in downtown Houston.

Enjoy craft activities representative of different cultural groups; children can make paper plate maracas (a Latin American rattle), build a birch bark canoe (a Native American craft), create a dancing lion or dragon toy (to celebrate the Chinese New Year), construct a Chinese later, or assemble a memory book.

Set against the backdrop of downtown Houston, visitors will be able to enjoy music, entertainers, and refreshments as we celebrate our cultural and familial heritage. For more information, please call 713-455-1912.

Food drive at Stephens a success

The Stephens PTO would like to thank our community for digging into their pockets and hearts to help people in need during the holiday season. PTO president Jenny Rex reports, “We collected enough food to supply ten baskets for Thanksgiving and another ten baskets for Christmas. Whenever help is needed, our community always pulls together.”

Stephens students and families contributed hundreds of items for the food baskets. Donations were also received from the Kroger store on Aldine Mail Route and from Sunny Chin, owner of C&G Pharmacy. Mr. Chin’s generous donation included turkeys, fresh produce and baked goods. Mary Lawrence, PTO secretary, said, “This was a great opportunity for our students to learn that even the smallest contribution can make a difference when we all work together.”

Ambassadors to hold youth rally

The teen center of the Ambassadors ministries at 2317 Hartwick will hold a youth rally and pizza party celebrating the opening of the center at 7:00 p.m. on January 18th.

The teen center welcomes teens and pre-teens ages 1219 who want to make a positive change in the Aldine community.

For more information, please call 281-987-2014.