Lakewood to Host DF95 Radio Controlled Sailboat Championship Regatta

September 3rd, 2019

Bay Access Sailing Foundation presents the 2019 DragonFlite 95 Championship

The DragonFlite 95 is the fastest-growing RC one-design class internationally; strict rules enforce that all boats are identical. The local fleet in the Galveston Bay area has grown to over 30 members just this year. Race organizers are anticipating 40 plus boats split out into two to three heats and running as many races as possible.

Interested DF95 Owners can register or view the Notice of Race at www.df95championship.com. The entry fee is $55 and includes one meal and two drink tickets to the post-race party.

“This is the first time LYC and Bay Access will be hosting a radio-controlled model regatta,” says Chairman Brian Shores. “Spectators are encouraged to bring a chair to the LYC Inner Harbor to watch the action. Refreshments will be available.”

Skippers can expect professional race management from Fred Rocha who has extensive experience running RC regattas.

The Skippers’ Meeting is scheduled for Sataturday Sept. 28 at 10 a.m.. Participants, members and guests will also enjoy an evening party at the LYC pool on Saturday night.
Questions regarding the regatta should be directed to Brian Shores at 832-314-5462 or bshores03@yahoo.com.

One of Few Left on the Texas Coast

September 3rd, 2019

South Texas Yacht Service owner Mark Grinstead has close to 40 years of experience.

By Xander Thomas

There are plenty of boat yards along the coast, and certainly in the Clear Lake Area, home to marinas and great sailing areas, but any of them offering full service seems like a thing of the past. South Texas Yacht Service is one of few places that still does just that.

Service is one of few places that still does just that.

“Most of the yards now are what we call contractor yards, where you got 10, 12, 15, different contractors working out if the yard,” said owner Mark Grinstead.

He says that the convenience of a full service yard like this one can be priceless to someone who doesn’t want the hassle of going through a different professional for any problem that comes up. So that you do not have to act as your own general contractor by yourself, South Texas Yacht Service can do almost anything you need, all at one time, right in one place.

“You got an electrical problem, you gotta find an electrical contractor, if you got a mechanical problem, you gotta find a mechanical contractor, you got a rigging problem, you gotta find a rigger, well we do all of those things in house,” Mark said.

It’s not just that these guys can do whatever you need them to, they are good at it.

“I’ve been doing this for almost 40 years now, and most of my staff probably average about 20 years experience,” he said, “We have an experienced staff, probably the most experienced staff of any yard on the Texas coast.”

So what this means for you, is that you talk to one person about everything, you take it to one place, you get quality service, and you won’t have different people messing with someone else’s previous work – we all know how that ends up.

“We keep our employees, we don’t have a real high turn-over rate, so our work is consistent,” Mark said.

Mark says that his love of sailing and the sea started at an early age. His family lived on a boat for a few years when he was a child, and he has been around them his whole life, so this line of work just came naturally to him. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation and has a Coast Guard license.

He says that there is almost nothing that they can’t do for you. They even take on a few complete restoration cases a year, usually.

“We handle the whole deal,” he said, “I think we’re the only yard left on the Texas coast that’s a full service yard.”

South Texas Yacht Service is located at 1500 Marina Bay Dr. #3510 in Kemah.

Why Friendship Is A Lost Treasure

September 3rd, 2019

By Alisa Star

A true friend is the rarest thing to come by in today’s world. Love gets all the headlines, but friendship is where all the action is; after all, a friendship develop before love comes. Friends can challenge us, confuse us, and sometimes we might wonder why we bother. But friendship is as important to our well being like the air we breathe, the food we eat, or the shelter we live in. What’s more friendship helps us grow, learn, and make life long relationships. The people we bring into our lives as friends will help us learn how to forgive, laugh, listen, and love. Friends help push us out of our comfort zones, help motivate us while still providing a safe emotional space for us to be completely ourselves.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. The great Muhammad Ali once said “Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning, then you really haven’t learned anything.”

A true friend will completely have your back, through the good and the bad. They will always stand up for you if you’re not there to defend yourself. They will always be there for you, no matter what time of day or night. They will listen to all your worries with an open mind, and give you good advice. Most of us only have a few good friends at a time. Friends are becoming extinct, really… You may only have 2-3 in your whole lifetime that will remain with you, and if you have that you are blessed. Cherish friendship close to your heart and treasure it like its gold.

Most of us wonder what the real meaning of the saying “A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed” The trust between best friends is such that if one friend is in trouble, the other will not think twice to help. If the bond between two friends is strong, two friends can endure even long distances, which so many relationships can’t even do that. It would not affect their relationship. True friendship does not fade away. In fact it grows stronger with time.

True friendship thrives on trust, inspiration, and comfort. A true friend you can tell your secrets to, and you know they’re kept a secret. A true friend inspires you to excel, and helps you go above and beyond your own expectations, admires your success and is not jealous of it.

What keeps the fabric of friendship solid and so colorful is a touch is spirituality. Friendship cannot become permanent unless it becomes a spiritual experience. It does not have to be defended or explained. It is only with the heart that we can understand what it means to be a friend or to have a friend.

It was God who said in the beginning, that it was not good for man to be alone (Genesis 2:18); then at the fullness of time God sent his own son into the word, not only to be a friend, but to make and have friends (John 15:13).

Friendships are great investments. Friends can be influential concerning our jobs/ or career as they become a part of the network that we use to find our way through life. Friends can introduce us to new friends and expand our life experiences. It can enhance the quality in our lives, and help us produce better in a working environment. And a friend usually won’t let a mutual acquaintance steer you wrong, and will always try and lead you in the right direction. After all a true friend only wants the best for you.

Life is like a party, you invite a lot of people, some leave early and some leave late, some laugh with you, some laugh at you. But at the end, when all the fun is over, it’s usually your friends who stay or show up the next morning to help you clean up the mess. This is what a friend does. So support your friends, listen to their ideas, go to their events, share their posts, celebrate their victories, and remind them of their importance after their failures. A little support can go a long way in your friend’s life.

Friends are like your backbone they are always there when you need support, so be there for each other, remember friendship is a two way street. It takes two people to make a friendship.

I love and cherish my friends; there have been times I didn’t have the words that could make a bad thing go away, but I had the arms to embrace them and comfort them, and to cry with them. Sometime between friends there doesn’t need to be words, just be present. I thank God for the friends in my life. I don’t know what I would do without them, and I’m grateful that my children are also my best friends. I feel blessed to have such wonderful people in my circle to be a part of my life, and to go through my years developing such great, fun memories with.

There are some people in your life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little longer and just live a little bit better…….A Friend.

Here’s To Living The Best You!

CCISD opens new school

September 3rd, 2019

New Florence Campbell Elementary School in League City

By Mary Alys Cherry

As thousands of Bay Area students started a new school year, Clear Creek ISD opened its newest campus, Florence Campbell Elementary, in League City Aug. 19 with some 600 students calling it home.

CCISD’s newest school is named for Florence Campbell, a longtime educator within the District, and the mother of Travis Campbell, whose family donated the land on which the campus was built in her honor.

District officials said the new $43 million school was built to address the extreme overcrowding conditions down the road at Hall Elementary and throughout the western part of League City. Although enrollment initially is 600, the school has a capacity for 1,000 students.

Galveston-Brazoria Cooperative for the Hearing Impaired (GBCHI) students, formerly housed at Gilmore Elementary, are being relocated to their brand-new building on the Campbell campus.

Along with the new GBCHI building, some of the other features of CCISD’s 27th elementary school include designated collaborative and creative spaces for each grade level and an expanded stacking lane for vehicles in an effort to move cars off the main thoroughfares.

“The soil on the land in which we stand today will really go about planting the seeds of the future of tomorrow,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Smith said at the groundbreaking for the new school April 18, 2018. “I am confident that the students who will attend Florence Campbell Elementary will in fact experience the critical virtues of a strong public education and chart new pathways for learning.”

VLK architects designed the new school, which was built by general contractor Drymalla Construction and was part of the 2017 CCISD Bond program.

Clear Lake Area Chamber gets Spaceport Update

September 3rd, 2019

Megan Johnston found herself surrounded by Clear Lake Chamber Directors Jonathan Cottrell, Doug Meisinger and Jacob Bigger, from left, as the chamber luncheon gets underway at the Clear Lake Hilton.

By Mary Alys Cherry

Ellington Airport General Manager Arturo Machuca is a busy man these days. Not only is there an airport to run, but there’s a Spaceport in the making.

And, there before him was a ballroom full of Clear Lake Area Chamber members waiting for an update from him during the chamber’s monthly luncheon at the Clear Lake Hilton.
Most remembered how Houston had received its license from the FAA to become the nation’s ninth spaceport back in June of 2015, but what was next?

Machuca explained that Ellington had already started on Phase 1 after the Houston City Council had approved spending $18.8 million to provide the ground level infrastructure – the streets, fiber optic and communication facilities, water, wastewater and electric power – to attract aviation and commercial space travel companies to the Houston Spaceport.
Meanwhile, several companies have expressed an interest in being a part of the spaceport. One or two look so promising Machuca could hardly keep from sharing the details. He said he is expecting to have some news very soon. Bay Are Houston Economic Partnership said recently that they are working with six companies interested in setting up operations at the Spaceport.

“Already there is Intuitive Machines developing lunar landing space systems and also testing propulsion machines,” he said. Intuitive Machines became the first Spaceport tenant and is already hard at work preparing to create its Nova-C lunar lander after receiving a $77.1 million NASA contract to send the spacecraft to the moon with a payload of experiments from the space agency and several private firms.

“These things take time,” he said, but as of now, “Everything is looking really good.”

Main Events

September 3rd, 2019

Clear Lake
Fashion is topic Sept. 5. Sheree Frede, owner of SheShe Boutique, will share her fashion expertise about accessories and fashion trends at the Bay Oaks Women’s Association luncheon at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at the country club. Reservations a must.

Panhellenic tea Sept. 8. Clear Lake Area Panhellenic will hold its Fall Friendship Tea on Sunday, Sept. 8 at the home of Priscilla Ennis on Oakmont Club Court.

Harvest Fair Sept. 9-12. Vendors are invited to participate in UHCL’s annual Harvest Fair Monday-Thursday, Sept. 9-12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cost of each space is $35 per day and includes two six-foot tables and two folding chairs in a 6×6-foot space. For more information and registration, contact Marlene Richards at 281-283-2223 or usa@uhcl.edu

CLASP opens season Sept. 10. The Clear Lake Association of Senior Programs opens its fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 10 with a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Garden Room of UHCL’s Bayou Building. Open to the public. Free parking available in the Visitors Lot.  For information, visit www.uhcl.edu/clasp

BAWNC meets Sept. 19. The Bay Area Welcome Neighbors Club will meet at 10 a.m. at Bay Oaks Country Club for a social hour preceding its “Fall into Fashion” featuring fall fashions from Tina’s on the Strand in Galveston at 10:30 a.m. For luncheon reservations, contact Nancy Guthrie at 281-333-3055 or at membership.bawnc@gmail.com

World Premiere Sept. 28. The Houston-based Apollo Chamber Players will present the World Premiere of Moonstrike at UHCL’s Bayou Theater at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 28. For tickets, call 281-283-3024 or visit www.uhcl.edu/bayoutheater

Deer Park
Cats galore Sept.7-8.  Fun, Felines and Fur Cat Show from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the weekend of Sept. 7-8 at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13thSt. See cats compete. Rescue cats will be available for adoption.

Dickinson
Comedy at the Playhouse. The Neil Simon comedy, Rumors, opens Friday, Sept. 20 at the Bay Area Harbour Playhouse Main Deck, 3803 Highway 3, and continues through Sunday, Oct. 6, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. For tickets, which are $17 for adults and $12 for seniors and students, call 281-337-7469 or email:
bareahp@comcast.net

Galveston
Paul Anka here Sept. 14. The 1894 Grand Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St., will kick off its 125th season with singer/songwriter Paul Anka in “Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way!” at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14. Tickets $50 each. Call 409-765-1894 for details.

League City
Patriot Luncheon Sept. 13. The League City Regional Chamber will honor first responders of League City and Galveston County at a Patriot Award Luncheon Friday, Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Shore Harbour Resort. Sponsorships available. For details, contact jane@leaguecitychamber.com
Taste of the Bay Sept. 19. Indulge in samples from premier restaurants, wineries and breweries at Taste of the Bay hosted by HEB and the League City Regional Chamber from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at South Shore Harbour Resort. Must be at least 21 to attend. Tickets are $40 online and $50 at the door. For information, call the chamber, 281-338-7339.

Nassau Bay
At the CCCT.  The drama, Demon Barber of Fleet Street opens Friday, Sept. 6 at the Clear Creek Community Theatre, 18091 Upper Bay Road, in the Nassau Bay Shopping Village, with curtains at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. matinees on Sundays. For tickets, which are $15 for adults and $13 for students and seniors, call 281-335-5228.

HSLBA meets Sept. 11. Pianist Rob Landes will kick off the Houston Symphony League Bay Area’s 2019-2020 season when members meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church, 18300 Upper Bay Road.

Orchid Show Sept. 14-15. The Galveston Bay Orchid Society’s “Symphony of Orchids” Show and Sale will be held at the NASA Clear Lake Hilton Hotel, 3000 E. NASA Parkway, Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9-5 and Sunday, Sept. 15 from 9-3 with beautiful orchid displays and a raffle drawing. Admission is free. For more details, visit www.galvestonbayorchid society.org

Pasadena
Pasadena Rodeo Sept. 20-28. The 65thannual Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo will be held Friday, Sept. 20-Saturday, Sept. 28 with the Rodeo Cookoff Sept. 12-14 at the rodeo grounds, 7601 Red Bluff Road, at 7 p.m. evenings and featuring Bareback Bronc Riding, Bull Riding, Calf Roping and Steer Wrestling, along with entertainment by a number of country stars. For ticket prices and other details, visit Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo The Rodeo Auction will be held Friday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the PLSR offices, 7601 Red Bluff.

Students invited Sept. 14. Several Bay Area senators and congressmen will hold a forum on Saturday, Sept. 14 to enlighten students in grades 8-12 on the process of applying to attend the nation’s service academies. The event, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with registration at 7:15 a.m., will be at San Jacinto College’s Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology, 7901 W. Fairmont Parkway. Free and open to the public.

Pearland
Nurses conference Sept. 6. UH-Clear Lake at Pearland will host the Texas Nurses Association District 9 annual professional conference for nurses from 8 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. For more information, call 713-523-3619 or email tna9@tnadistrict9.com.

Texas City
Classic fun at COM. Moonlight and Magnolias comes to the College of the Mainland Community Theatre on Friday, Sept. 5 with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Sunday, Sept. 22. Tickets range in price from $11 to $23. For reservations, call 1-888-258-8859, ext. 8345.

Webster
Senior Game Nights. Senior Game Nights will be held Friday, Sept.13 and Friday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at the Webster Recreation Building, 311 Pennsylvania Ave. Includes dinner, games and conversation. For information, call Bryan Morgan at 281-316-4137.

NASA Marshall to Lead Artemis Program’s Human Lunar Lander Development

August 16th, 2019

On Aug. 16, 2019, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., will lead the Human Landing System Program. Bridenstine was joined by Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Representative Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee. NASA will rapidly develop the lander for safely carrying the first woman and the next man to the Moon’s surface in 2024. The Artemis missions will start with launch by the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA’s Space Launch System, also managed by Marshall. Bridenstine made the announcement in front of the 149-foot-tall SLS liquid hydrogen structural test article, currently being tested to help ensure the structure can safely launch astronauts on the Artemis lunar missions.
Credits: NASA Television

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine was joined Friday by U.S. Representatives Mo Brooks and Robert Aderholt of Alabama and Scott DesJarlais of Tennessee at the agency’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, to announce the center’s new role leading the agency’s Human Landing System Program for its return to the Moon by 2024.

“Marshall Space Flight Center is the birthplace of America’s space program. It was Marshall scientists and engineers who designed, built, tested, and helped launch the giant Saturn V rocket that carried astronauts on the Apollo missions to the Moon,” Brooks said. “Marshall has unique capabilities and expertise not found at other NASA centers. I’m pleased NASA has chosen Marshall to spearhead a key component of America’s return to the Moon and usher in the Artemis era. Thanks to Administrator Bridenstine for travelling here to share the great news in person.”

Bridenstine discussed the announcement in front of the 149-foot-tall Space Launch System (SLS) rocket liquid hydrogen tank structural test article currently being tested.

“We greatly appreciate the support shown here today by our representatives in Congress for NASA’s Artemis program and America’s return to the Moon, where we will prepare for our greatest feat for humankind – putting astronauts on Mars,” Bridenstine said. “We focus on a ‘One NASA’ integrated approach that uses the technical capabilities of many centers. Marshall has the right combination of expertise and experience to accomplish this critical piece of the mission.”

Informed by years of expertise in propulsion systems integration and technology development, engineers at Marshall will work with American companies to rapidly develop, integrate, and demonstrate a human lunar landing system that can launch to the Gateway, pick up astronauts and ferry them between the Gateway and the surface of the Moon.

“Marshall Space Flight Center, and North Alabama, have played a key role in every American human mission to space since the days of Mercury 7. I am proud that Marshall has been selected to be the lead for the landers program,” said Aderholt. “I am also very proud that Marshall has designed and built the rocket system, the Space Launch System, which will make missions to the Moon and Mars possible. We look forward to working with our industry partners and our NASA partners from around the country.”

NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, which manages major NASA human spaceflight programs including the Gateway, Orion, Commercial Crew and International Space Station, will oversee all aspects related to preparing the landers and astronauts to work together. Johnson also will manage all Artemis missions, beginning with Artemis 1, the first integrated test of NASA’s deep space exploration systems.

The trip to Marshall came the day after Bridenstine visited NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, where he viewed progress on the SLS core stage that will power NASA’s Artemis 1 lunar mission. With the start of testing in June on the liquid hydrogen tank article, and the recent arrival of the liquid oxygen tank at Marshall, which manages the SLS Program, NASA is more than halfway through SLS structural testing.

“The Tennessee Valley, including Huntsville and stretching across Middle Tennessee, is a dynamic, exciting region, home to thousands of men and women – working at both public and private institutions – who are leading the United States into the next age of space exploration,” said DesJarlais. “As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I am thrilled to visit one of our country’s premier facilities, near Arnold Air Force Base and others, developing the latest spaceflight technology. NASA’s Artemis program will help our country to create another American Century. We can be proud of our achievements, especially here at the Marshall Space Flight Center.”

NASA recently issued a draft solicitation and requested comments from American companies interested in providing an integrated human landing system – a precursor to the final solicitation targeted for release in the coming months. The agency’s human lunar exploration plans are based on a two-phase approach: the first is focused on speed – landing on the Moon within five years, while the second will establish a sustained human presence on and around the Moon by 2028. The agency will use what we learn on the Moon to prepare for the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

For more on NASA’s Artemis program, visit: https://www.nasa.gov/artemis/

Meet Hannan Khan, one of Hunter Hall’s new resident advisers

August 14th, 2019

As University of Houston-Clear Lake’s first traditional residence hall prepares to open on Aug. 22, resident advisers are already on campus, preparing and receiving additional training to ensure move-in day is efficient and Hunter Hall’s first residents get off to a positive start to the new academic  year.

Get to know Hannan Khan, a 21-year-old biology major who would like to become a medical doctor.  He is one of the seven Hunter Hall resident advisers ready to help new residents as they transition into life on campus.

Q. What made you decide to become an RA?

Khan: Till now, I have lived away from campus and I wanted to be closer to my professors as well as my fellow students. My first semester I wanted to transfer, but I decided to stay. Now I am active with Student Government Association and I have grown a family here at UH-Clear Lake. Taking care of others is a big responsibility, like what a doctor does. I feel like I’m in training for the role I want—helping people is my main goal.

Q. What are you most looking forward to about living in Hunter Hall?

Khan: I’m excited to meet people living on campus and see the new aspect of life on my own, away from my parents’ home.

Q. What is one thing you’d like residents to know about you?

Khan: I am a first generation American and first generation college student. I am very passionate and competitive, and that’s why I play a lot of sports. I like basketball, football, soccer and ping-pong, but basketball is my go-to. If you want to play ping-pong, I’m the guy! You might not win, but I promise you’ll learn something. There is no such thing as losing, only winning and learning.

Q. What are you doing when you aren’t studying?

Khan: Because I am a science major, there is no “off” because I am learning about the body all the time. When I’m not studying, I am still learning.

Q. What is a goal you have as a resident adviser for the students living on your floor?

Khan: I want everyone to have a good first year experience and a good life on campus. I want to engage with everyone and help people have a positive transition to life here. The best way I can do that is by being right next door to them. I want students to live, learn and engage.

Q. What advice do you have for freshmen or new students?

Khan: College is all about pushing through. Don’t stop, it’s worth it and you can relax later. But right now, you just have to keep pushing. Gaining knowledge is worth the investment.

For more information about Hunter Hall, visit www.uhcl.edu/student-affairs/campus-community/housing/hunter-hall/

‘Dine Out to Donate’ on tap Oct. 7

August 10th, 2019

The Clear Creek Education Foundation is gearing up to host its sixth annual “Dine Out to Donate” on Monday, Oct. 7.

The process is simple – citizens enjoy a meal at a participating restaurant, and in return the restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds to CCEF to benefit the students and teachers of the Clear Creek Independent School District. All of the proceeds will support CCEF’s many programs including Educational Grants, National Board Teacher Certification and Clear Horizons Early College High School.

This event brings fun competition district wide between all CCISD schools. The top three elementary, intermediate and high schools with the highest percentage of participation  based on student population will each win: 1st – $1,000, 2nd – $500 and 3rd – $250. Overall, the top school wins the “Top Dog Trophy” which comes with very special bragging rights.

Maggiano’s Little Italy – Baybrook has been a longtime supporter of Dine Out to Donate and is passionate about providing schools and nonprofit organizations with fundraising opportunities. “It has been a pleasure participating and helping raise money for education and the educators,” said general manager Eric Landgrover. “What CCEF does touches the lives of every child in our community and Maggiano’s love being a part of that.”

Participating restaurants for “Dine Out to Donate” include:

 

  • Angelo’s Pizza & Pasta, 400 W. Bay Area Blvd., Suite A | Webster
  • Avenida Brazil, 201 W. Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Brick Oven Pizza Company, 903 FM 518 | Kemah
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 502 W. Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Chick-Fil-A, 2805 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Chick-Fil-A, 1900 NASA Pkwy. | Nassau Bay
  • Chick-Fil-A, 18323 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Chuy’s, 20975 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Craft 96 Draught House, 2575 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack, 310 Texas Ave. | Kemah
  • Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack, 1330 Bay Area Blvd. | Friendswood
  • Eduardo’s, 911 E. NASA Pkwy. | Houston
  • Esteban’s Café and Cantina, 402 W. Main St. | League City
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 2795 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
  • Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 2660 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
  • Gatti’s Pizza, 16607 El Camino Real | Houston
  • Grazia Italian Kitchen, 1001 Pineloch Dr. #1100 | Houston
  • Ichibon Japanese Seafood and Steakhouse, 18206 Egret Bay Blvd.| Houston
  • Jason’s Deli, 2755 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
  • Jason’s Deli, 541 Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Jersey Mike’s, 2456 Marina Bay Dr. | League City
  • Jersey Mike’s, 2555 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Jersey Mike’s, 933 Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Jimmy Changas, 2504 Gulf Fwy. S. |League City
  • Jinya Ramen Bar, 18299 Egret Bay Blvd. | Houston
  • Joe Lee’s Seafood Kitchen, 1108 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
  • Maggiano’s Little Italy, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr.| Friendswood
  • McDonald’s, 3140 Gulf Fwy. S. | League City
  • McDonald’s, 102 Hwy. 3 S. | League City
  • Mr. Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 2640 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Mr. Sombrero Mexican Restaurant, 6011 W. Main St. | League City
  • MOD Pizza, 2875 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Opus Ocean Grille, 1510 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
  • Opus Bistro and Steakhouse, 2500 South Shore Blvd. | League City
  • Outback Steakhouse, 1503 Bay Area Blvd. | Webster
  • Pappas Bar-B-Q, 20794 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Pappas Seafood House, 19991 I-45 S. | Webster
  • Pappasito’s Cantina, 20099 I-45 S. | Webster
  • Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, 19901 Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Pei Wei Asian Kitchen, 19411-A Gulf Fwy. | Webster
  • Raising Cane’s, 2586 E. League City Pkwy. | League City
  • Red River BBQ & Grill, 1911 E. Main St. | League City
  • Red River Cantina, 1911 E. Main St. | League City
  • Salata, 700 Baybrook Mall Dr. #F160 | Webster
  • Salata, 1780 E. NASA Pkwy. | Houston
  • Salata, 2515 S. Gulf Fwy. #300 |League City
  • San Lorenzo Taqueria, 3020 Marina Bay Dr. #E | League City
  • San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 2441 FM 646 W. #D | Dickinson
  • San Lorenzo Mexican Restaurant and Cantina, 3202 Marina Bay Dr. #G | Kemah
  • Schlotzsky’s, 221 S. Egret Bay Blvd. | League City
  • Skipper’s Greek Cafe, 1026 Marina Bay Dr. | Clear Lake Shores
  • Sokols’ Greek Deli and Café, 2410 Bay Area Blvd. #C/D | Houston
  • South Shore Grille, 2800 Marina Bay Dr. #F | League City

 

About CCEF

Established in 1992, CCEF is a 501(c)3 organization located in League City, Texas. Comprised of volunteers with a passion for excellence, the Foundation raises funds to enrich academic achievement within the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD).

CCISD announces free and reduced meal guidelines for the 2019-2020 school year

August 8th, 2019

Clear Creek ISD students who are unable to afford the full price of school meals will be able to participate in a free and reduced-price meal program. According to Fred Walker, Director of Child Nutrition Service, the District will use guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to determine eligibility for participation in the National School Lunch/Breakfast Program. Reduced price meals will cost $0.30 for breakfast and $0.40 for lunch.

Qualification standards are based on the number of family members and income. Applicants must turn in the following information in order to be considered for the program:

  • Eligibility Determination Group  number for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

Families who do not have the above information must list the following:

  • Names of all household members
  • The last four digits of the Social Security number of primary wage earner or household member who signs the form
  • Last month’s income and how often it was received for each household member that receives an income
  • Signature of an adult household member

Information submitted on the application may be verified as required by law. For more information about the program call 281-284-0712.

Foster children, who are the legal responsibility of the state agency or court, are eligible for benefits regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside. Applications will be available online at www.schoolcafe.com. To apply for free and reduced‐price meals, households must fill out the online application. Applications may be submitted anytime during the school year.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced‐price meal policy, Rebecca Coronado, Free & Reduced Clerk, will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis at 281-284-0712.

Parents wishing to make a formal appeal for a hearing on the decision may make a request either orally by calling 281-284-0700 or in writing to Child Nutrition Hearing Official, 2145 West NASA Blvd, Webster, TX 77598.

If a household member becomes unemployed or if the household size increases, the household should contact Child Nutrition. Such changes may make the students of the household eligible for benefits if the household’s income falls at or below the levels shown below:

Non-discrimination Statement: This explains what to do if you believe you have been treated unfairly.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: (1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; (2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or (3) email:program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.