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Posts published in “Day: April 3, 2007”

Burlington store opening marks progress at Greenspoint

By BOBBY HORN JR.
A Greenspoint-area shopping center, which area residents said had been in decline over the past few years, has gotten a whole new face lift thanks to developer Schreer Interests.
Last week the Greater Greenspoint District and North Houston Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce joined with Schreer in the Grand Reopening of the Greens Crossroads Shopping Center on West Greens Road.
The focal point of the shopping center is the Burlington Coat Factory. Andrew Schreer is owner of Burlington as well as co-owner of Greens Crossing. Schreer said that when he and his partners began looking for a location for the store, the Greenspoint area proved to be a location that was experiencing tremendous growth and he wanted to be a part of it.

“We found Greenspoint’s market conditions to be ripe of this kind of retail development, Schreer said, “The revitalization of the shopping center joins other upcoming and existing retail projects in the area that provide a variety of shopping choices in Greenspoint and North Houston.”
New tenants Cricket Communications and Sports Fan 2 joined Burlington in the reopening celebration last week. Burger King, a longtime tenant of the center, showed their dedication to the new image by not only announcing plans for renovations at the restaurant but by signing a 20-year lease with Schreer.
Reggie Gray, president of the North Houston-Greenspoint Chamber, said that Greens Crossroads is just one of many projects that is making the area the envy of the Houston area.
“The revitalization of the Greens Crossroads Shopping Center is part of a series of redevelopment projects coming to the area, including a transformation of Greenspoint Mall’s retail landscape,” Gray said. “These developments continue to show the diversity and growth we are experiencing in north Houston.”

Aldine ISD hires new athletic director

The Aldine ISD Board of Education named Deon Samuel director of athletics during its March 20 board meeting.
Samuel, who previously served as the district’s director of athletic services, succeeds Daryl Wade, who left AISD in December to become the athletic director of the Houston Independent School District.
Samuel will assume his new duties immediately.
Samuel received his bachelor’s degree in health and human performance in 1992 and his master’s degree in administration and physical education in 1994 from Prairie View A&M University.
Samuel began his teaching career in Aldine ISD in 1994 and was assigned to teach physical education and coach at Shotwell Middle School. In 2002, he transferred to Eisenhower Ninth Grade School as a physical education teacher and coach. He moved into his present position as director of athletic services in 2004. Samuel has 13 years of experience in the field of education and he has spent all 13 of those years in Aldine ISD.

Doin’ my chores…

My first wife will be at the house this evening, coming back from a trip above the Mason Dixon Line. She has been up there spoiling the already rotten grandkids and her first son.
Yours truly has been in charge of the cat latrine AKA cat box while she’s out moseying around up Nawth.
In addition to the latrine duty, KP duty was also added to the list of chores during her spring break. Have to pull KP duty as well since there is nobody else to run the scullery. With a one butt kitchen, the scullery is in the kitchen.
If I’m coming out of left field for some of you, the scullery is the place to wash dishes. KP duty is kitchen police.

Normally the chief cook is yours truly while the chief bottle washer is the Mrs. She usually swabs the deck too.
Since she’s gone, I got to swab the deck and did; my way.
She uses one of these wussy Swisher things to clean the floor. I broke out the swab that has to be wrung out as the wringer is attached to the swab. This ain’t no sponge mop now.
Swept the deck first then with bleach and water, the deck was swabbed and scrubbed in places. A rinsed swab was then used to get up excess water and bleach.
Seeing as how it would take a while to dry and didn’t want the felines tracking the deck, I used her Swisher to dry the floor. It is nothing more than a wide, narrow piece of towel that has Velcro to attach to the handle.
Needless to say the floor was clean enough to eat off; ask Four Dog if you don’t believe it.
Anyway, after a dozen or so trips thru the kitchen to the garage and the outdoors, there were bits of grass, dirt and such on the nice clean kitchen floor. Aggrr; no wonder she gets right down mean after she swabs the deck and anyone tracks through there. White floor in the kitchen – No Mas!
Learned a long time ago not to track after my mother mopped; she’d hit you in the rear end with a wet mop and once is all it took.