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Posts published in “Day: May 22, 2012

North Houston Association 2012 Awards Presented

By Paula Lenz, Executive Director North Houston Association

NORTH HOUSTON– City of Houston Mayor Annise Parker was the keynote speaker at the North Houston Association (NHA) Annual Awards Luncheon on Thursday, May 17, 2012. In addition to participating in the awards presentation ceremony, Mayor Parker received a special cake in honor of her birthday.

The following awards were presented by Chairman Mark Froehlich, Brown and Gay Engineers, and others during the luncheon:

Commissioner Ed Chance, Montgomery County, Precinct 3 was presented with the North Star Award. The North Star Award is presented to an individual(s) or entity in North Houston that has made a long-term, significant contribution to the region.

Gary Montgomery, CEO of Montgomery & Barnes, Inc., and member of the NHA Board of Directors, was presented the Compass Award by James Curry, Hines, and member of the NHA Board of Directors. This award is bestowed on an individual who is a member of the North Houston Association, and has made a significant contribution to the area and to the programs and projects of the Association.

Barbara Schlattman, Barbara Schlattman Interiors. Inc., was presented the Environmental Impact Award for the Greens Medians Project on FM 1960. The Environmental Impact Award recognizes a company or entity for its efforts in preserving and protecting the environment in north Harris or south Montgomery County.

On behalf of NHA, Mayor Parker presented The Visionary Award, a special one-time award, to Jack Drake, President of the Greenspoint District, and member of the NHA Board of Directors. This special award is presented to an outstanding NHA member for initiatives, leadership for those initiatives, and for an innate ability to empower leaders and inspire action that benefits the entire Houston region.

The North Houston Association is a non-profit organization that identifies, advocates and supports projects and initiatives which advance the business environment and improve the quality of life in north Harris and south Montgomery counties.

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Griner Day at Nimitz: Aldine honors accomplishments of basketball star Brittney Griner

ALDINE– Nimitz Senior High School honored Brittney Griner with Brittney Griner Day on Friday, May 18.

Brittney, a 2009 graduate of Nimitz Senior High School, was honored for her accomplishments in leading Baylor University to a 40-0 record and the 2012 NCAA Women’s National Championship.

Brittney gave an “honorary” key to the school and addressed Nimitz students on college life, preparing for college academics, the Final 4 and what it has meant to be named the 2012 National College Player of the Year.