‘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).

Movers & Shakers: Jeffrey Gionnette

May 1st, 2018

Name: Jeffrey Gionnette

Occupation: Senior general manager, Baybrook Mall

Hometown: I was born in San Diego, Calif., and moved 11 times. If I had to claim a hometown, it would be Dayton, Ohio, where I went to high school.

Current home: Friendswood

Family: Married 12 years – Wife, Katie; daughters Marisa 11, Natalie 7, and son, Samuel 2…..and my kids would make me count their other brother, Cooper, a hound/boxer mix we adopted from a local shelter

My favorite writer is: Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes).

Someone I’d like to meet: As a history buff, it was hard for me to narrow this down to one person. But J.D Rockefeller would be one at the top. Rockefeller epitomized what it meant to dream big and what it takes to make those dreams a reality. Picking his brain for an afternoon regarding his ambition and unwavering fortitude, and at the same time at what costs, would be fascinating to me.

If I could switch places with someone for just one day, I’d choose: NASA Astronaut Scott Tingle, who is currently on the International Space Station. I would stare out the window the whole time. When I returned home, hopefully I could translate the images in my head into such descriptive words of insight that my children fully grasp and live by what it means to not sweat the small stuff.

My favorite performers are: Actor/Actress: Chevy Chase, Leslie Mann. Comedy is the best time out from real life. Musicians: Everyone from Louis Armstrong, to Willie Nelson, to Aaron Lewis, to Stevie Nicks.

I like to spend my leisure time: With my family. I enjoy sharing new experiences with my kids from showing them how to fish to taking out the old tarp from the garage and adding dawn soap and water for a “slip and slide.” Anything to get them smiling, laughing and engaged, without a tablet in their hands.

If I could travel any place, I’d go to: Every historical marker, commemoration plaque, monument, small town, ghost town, big city, lake, river, creek, state park, and unmapped back road in these United States of America.

My favorite meal is: This is a toss-up between corned beef with cabbage and my wife’s meatloaf with mashed potatoes.

As a youngster, I wanted to grow up to be: Everything. I had such an active imagination, I thought I could be whatever I wanted.

You’ll never catch me: On Facebook

The thing that bugs me the most is: A negative attitude.

My favorite movie is: Tombstone

Few people know: I have a history degree.

Malls offer hurricane victims complimentary family portraits

November 13th, 2017

Just in time for the holiday season, Baybrook Mall, Deerbrook Mall and First Colony Mall will provide complimentary family portraits on Sunday, Nov. 19 during mall hours for those impacted by Hurricane Harvey and lost family photographs. Families must reserve their spot online for their preferred location and will be provided two complimentary retouched digital images via email following their portrait session with Pixel Studio Productions. There are ten spots per hour and one family can sign up per spot. With limited spots available, walk-ups will be accommodated at the photographer’s discretion.

Those interested may sign up at the below links:

Baybrook Mall – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4daeac2fa3fd0-baybrook
Deerbrook Mall – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4DAEAC2FA3FD0-deerbrook
First Colony Mall – http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C4DAEAC2FA3FD0-first