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Posts published in “Day: May 8, 2018

Grand Texas Theme Park sets opening for June 30

The BIG RIVERS WATERPARK, and the GATOR BAYOU ADVENTURE PARK are two of the seven activity areas that will open in June. ABOVE: The RV Resort and SpeedSportz Racing Park are now open.

Tickets now on sale

NEW CANEY – The new theme park is set to open two more sections, on June 29th. When all seven activity areas are open, the theme park will be comparable to Astroworld, according to publicity sources.

Big Rivers Waterpark, and Gator Bayou Adventure Park are the next two sections scheduled to open in June.

Currently daily passes for future attendance are selling for $29.99, and an annual pass is available for $59.95. Tickets are on sale at, or at the RV resort.

Big Rivers area will include a lazy river, a wave pool, waterslides, and a large interactive play structure. Gator Bayou will include Wild Isle, an Alligator Exhibit, and Big Al’s Fishing hole. It will also have zip lines, nature trails, a seven story free fall tower, pony rides, and a petting zoo.

Young Ladies of Elegance Hosts Prom Dress Giveaway for Aldine ISD Students

A lucky student found “the” dress and takes a moment to pose with YLOE and a few other fairy godmothers in her Cinderella story.

It’s that time of year again where teens dress to impress. Yes, it’s prom season. Some parents could end up spending big bucks when searching for the latest trends.

Searching for the perfect prom dress is not easy. Not only does the style matter but also the price tag. If you go to the store, dresses can cost hundreds of dollars. That can make going to the prom too expensive to consider.

“I wanted to lighten the load for some Aldine kids and their parents,” said Dr. Kimberley Booker, CEO and founder of Young Ladies Of Elegance (YLOE).

Booker, who is an Aldine ISD Trustee, organized the event. She first dug into her own closet before putting out the call to action among AISD staff and community members to assist with the cause. She and some special ladies collected more than 70 dresses and other items. Among the groups that donated to the event was the Aldine-American Federation of Teachers.

Harris County encourages residents to prepare ahead of Hurricane Season

Harris County Commissioners Court designate May 6-12 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. HCOHSEM and representatives from the TGCR VOAD were presented with proclamation on May 1, 2018. (L to R: Commissioner Pct. 1 Steve Radack, Commissioner Pct. 2 Jack Morman, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Matt Johns, Paula Jemison, Francisco Sánchez, Commissioner Pct. 1 Rodney Ellis, Commissioner Pct. 4 R. Jack Cagle)

Hurricane Preparedness Week, May 6-12

(Houston, TX) – Harris County Commissioners Court has designated May 6-12, 2018 as Hurricane Preparedness Week. This year, Commissioners Court presented the Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and representatives from the Texas Gulf Coast Regional Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (TGCR VOAD) with a proclamation for their efforts to promote preparedness during hurricane season.

“Our ability to collaborate before, during and after a crisis is a major strength in our region,” said Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. “As we continue to recover from the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, I encourage residents to prepare in advance of the next storm.”

Early predictions for 2018 call for another above-average hurricane season. According to forecasters 12 to 14 tropical storms could develop between June 1 and November 30, six to eight of which may become hurricanes – three to five major hurricanes.

“Regardless of the number of hurricanes predicted, I would remind our residents that it only takes one to devastate a community,” added Judge Emmett. “Be assured that the county will continue to work to prepare our communities, but it is up to each individual to prepare themselves and their families.”

HCOHSEM recommends the following:

• Discuss and practice an emergency plan with your family

• Sign up to receive weather and emergency alerts

• Assemble an emergency supplies kit that includes a NOAA weather radio