Dec 08,2017: Yoga at Levy Park

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Drilling Permit Roundup: BHP Billiton continues Eagle Ford projects despite shale sale plans

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Dec 09,2017: Preschool in Magnolia to host Holiday Market shopping event with over 20 local businesses

The Learning Experience®, one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children six weeks to six years old, in Magnolia is hosting a free holiday shopping event open to the community. The event will take place this Saturday, December 9th, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 33043 Egypt Lane in Magnolia, Texas.  

The event will feature numerous vendors and local businesses which will have products and services on sale. With the holiday season upon us, the Academy of Early Education is offering individuals a convenient, easy-to-access, and time-efficient option to get a head start on holiday shopping.

Attendees will have the opportunity to shop for holiday gifts for friends and families from vendors including Holiday Candles, Lip Sense, Juice Plus, Hope and Trust Jewelry, Baby Goods, Scentsy, and more. Additionally, guests can purchase services from vendors such as Chelsea Robertson Realtor, EZ Car Wash, and Elaine Turner Salon. 

 

About The Learning Experience®

The Learning Experience® is one of the nation’s fastest-growing Academies of Early Education for children ages six weeks to six years old. With a greater national emphasis on educational development during the most crucial years of a child’s growth, The Learning Experience places a prominent focus on programs that advance scholastic preparation. The Learning Experience prepares children academically and socially via innovative scholastic and enrichment programs such as the L.E.A.P.® curriculum, a cutting-edge proprietary approach to learning which has more than 95 percent of its children graduating preschool reading at a Kindergarten level or higher. To complement the academic curriculum, The Learning Experience utilizes various enrichment programs crucial to advancing learning and overall balance, such as philanthropy, Yippee 4 Yoga™, Music 4 Me®, Movin’ N Groovin’®, manners and etiquette, and foreign language.

For more information on The Learning Experience in Magnolia, visit https://thelearningexperience.com/our-centers/tx/magnolia/magnolia, or call 346-703-2153.

 

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Dec 07,2017: An Evening with Peter Sellars

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University athletic deals: Rice reportedly picks football coach; HBU signs Under Armour contract

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Food-focused development coming to Houston’s Chinatown

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Dec 06,2017: LSVA LGBT Veterans Social

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Orphan retires with same faith-based organization that raised her

Many people will soon be gathering around the table for the holidays to share the reasons they’re thankful. For Mrs. Billie Selke, 87, she’s forever indebted to the Buckner International organization. She recently moved to Parkway Place, a Buckner Retirement Services community in Houston, but this isn’t the first time she’s lived under a Buckner roof. At the age of eight, Selke became an orphan and lived at the Buckner Orphans Home. Dr. Robert Cooke “Father” Buckner founded the home in Dallas after seeing the needs of hurting and orphaned children in post-Civil War Texas. In the first years, Buckner Orphans Home, later Buckner Children’s Home, was filled with children who were left parentless due to disease and hardship, including Mrs. Selke. The Houston native was one of 600 children who grew up in the home. At the time, Father Buckner didn’t permit adoptions, so she stayed at the home until she graduated from high school in 1947.

“I am thankful for the experiences I had at the Children’s Home, and I look forward to my future at Parkway Place,” said Mrs. Selke. “My experience at Buckner was a pleasant one. I had a lot of friends while I was at the home, and I still keep in contact with some of them today. The Buckner family did a lot of good for children, especially during those hard times. I never knew I would come back and live at a Buckner community again, but I am grateful for this opportunity. When I came to visit friends, I was impressed with Parkway Place.  I remember when it was Buckner Haven on Memorial, I have officially come full circle. I can now say I grew up and retired at Buckner.”

Mrs. Selke was born in Houston, but started her childhood in Oakwood, Texas. She was the oldest of three children and lived in her grandparent’s two-story home with nine other family members. Selke says it was during the Great Depression and times were tough, but things took a turn for the worse on February 5, 1935. Her father died from tuberculosis, and fewer than four years later her mother died from the same disease. Her grandparents were unable to take care of three children under the age of eight, so the family looked for other options. At the time, Buckner Orphans Home only had room for one child, and that was Mrs. Selke. Her two younger brothers were cared for by family members. Selke says she rarely saw her brothers, but understood it wasn’t easy to have visits. She was well taken care of and educated.  Buckner schools, hospitals and churches were all on campus. Her graduating class was quite small because most of the boys joined the service during WWII. After graduating at 16, she moved to Corpus Christi with a cousin and took night classes. She eventually moved back to Houston started working and attending night school.  She and Mr. Harold Selke, Sr. were married in 1967. 

“I’ve lived a fantastic life with my loving husband and children,” said Selke. “The Buckner organization continues to help children today, and if it weren’t for its generosity I don’t know where I would be today. Growing up in an orphanage inspired me to give back. I have volunteered with different organizations over the years, and I’m a member of The Blue Bird Circle here in Houston and a member of The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Giving back is what you do.”

“We are so excited that Billie decided to call Parkway Place home,” said Susan Phelps, executive director. “It’s fascinating to hear about her childhood and how Buckner was there for her when she needed us the most. Our mission is to transform the lives of vulnerable children, enrich the lives of seniors, and build strong families through Christ-centered values, and that’s exactly what Buckner did and will continue to do for Billie and others.”  

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Westmount Realty Capital Acquires Copper Mill, a 234-Unit Garden-Style Multifamily Community in Northwest Houston

Westmount Realty Capital, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Copper Mill, a well-constructed, garden-style multifamily community located at 15910 FM-529 in Houston. Built in 1983, the well-maintained community has 234 one- and two-bedroom units, as well as one-bedroom townhome floor plans. The company will rebrand the 177,250-square-foot community as Westmount at Copper Mill. 

“Copper Mill presented Westmount with the opportunity to acquire a well-positioned property with significant value-add opportunity,” said Michael Anderson, managing director-acquisitions for Westmount. “The property is currently 98 percent occupied and provides the opportunity to achieve above-market rent growth through renovation of unit interiors, upgraded amenities and improvement of property operations.”

In addition to the improvements that have already been made, Westmount plans to further improve unit interiors to include new lighting and plumbing fixtures, cabinets, kitchen countertops, appliances and upgraded solid surface flooring. Westmount has had success across its portfolio in boosting rents from these types of upgrades and has purchased more than 4,000 multifamily units in the state of Texas since 2012.

Interior amenities include washer and dryer connections, fireplaces, ceiling fans, custom built-in bookshelves, walk-in closets, private balconies and additional outdoor storage. The property also has highly desirable community amenities including a well-equipped business center, fitness center, resort-style pool, outdoor kitchen, dog park and gate-controlled access.

“The acquisition of Copper Mill has allowed Westmount to further strengthen its presence in Houston,” said Clifford Booth, president and CEO of Westmount. “As a major corporate center, Houston is home to a thriving business economy that has diversified from its traditionally strong presence in the energy industry.”

Conveniently situated among several retail centers, Copper Mill provides residents with numerous dining, shopping, entertainment options with more walkability in the neighborhood. The property features tremendous drive-by visibility and provides residents with convenient access to the Greater Houston metropolitan area and a large number of employers via major thoroughfares including Interstate 10, Highway 6, Highway 290 and the Sam Houston Tollway.

Copper Mill is located in rapidly growing northwest Houston and will directly benefit from the Texas Department of Transportation’s program to update U.S. 290. The plan includes relocation of exit ramps farther from residential streets to provide safer and less congested conditions, while improving traffic flow. Copper Mill will directly benefit from this improvement plan because it is located along FM-529, a roadway with one of the highest traffic counts leading directly onto U.S. 290.

About Westmount Realty Capital

Westmount Realty Capital, LLC is a time-tested, privately held, Dallas-based commercial real estate company that has achieved exceptional performance, with a core team in place, for more than 30 years. Westmount is seen as an innovator and leading edge company in the industry and is a trusted operating partner of numerous U.S. and foreign institutional and private capital sources. The company is active nationally, specializing in value add and opportunistic investments, and has navigated successfully through multiple market cycles. For additional information, contact www.westmountrc.com.

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