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A few of the people featured in this edition of Houston Business Connections Magazine© are Governor Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Mayor Allen Owen, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Sheriff Troy E. Nehls, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert, Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, Manny Berrera, Daniel "DC" Caldwell, Robert Glaser, Victoria Bryant, Eugene "Gene" Pack, David Jaroszewski, Pretta VanDible Stallworth, Monica Flores Richart, Elizabeth Santos, Gretchen Himsl, Carlos Perrett, Sergio Lira, Rodolfo (Rudy) Reyes, Jesse A. Rodriguez, Susan Shafer, Sue Deigaard, Kara DeRocha, Sean Cheben, Daniel Albert, Robert Lundin and Holly Flynn Vilaseca, Anne Katherine Sung, John Luman, Wanda Adams, Karla Brown and Gerry W. Monroe. Houston Business Connections Magazine is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. Call (832)212-8735 for more information.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

UPCOMING EVENTS: On Saturday, May 30, 2015 A District-Wide Bilingual Spelling Bee Will Be Held at Clements High School in FBISD


Group photo of Bilingual Spelling Bee participants. Front far left: Mrs. Mariolga Parra, Seguin ES Assistant Principal. Students holding trophies are (l-r) Izabella Rivas (2nd place), John Chavez (1st place), and Vanessa Barrientos (3rd place) with Mrs. Maria Araujo.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
HOUSTON, TEXAS

MORE UPCOMING EVENTS: On Saturday, May 30, 2015 A District-Wide Bilingual Spelling Bee Will Be Held at Clements High School

FORT BEND ISD – Students enrolled in Sequin Elementary’s Bilingual Program recently competed to advance to Fort Bend ISD’s District-wide Bilingual Spelling Bee. Twenty-five students from Sequin Elementary participated in this year’s Bilingual Spelling Bee on May 15. Top spellers will now move on to compete against students from throughout the District on May 30. 

Prior to Seguin’s event, contestants in third and fourth-grade studied words from a list that was provided to them. During the spelling bee, the contestants had to spell the word in Spanish, translate it and then spell the word in English, with improper spelling or translation leading to elimination. 

Third-grade student John Chavez won first place in the Sequin competition and Izabella Rivas, a fellow third-grader, came in second. Fourth-grade student Vanessa Barrientos placed third. Third-grade Bilingual Teacher Maria Araujo coordinated the event. 



Seguin Elementary Bilingual Spelling Bee. On stage (l) Mrs. Patricia Sanchez, FBISD ESL and Bilingual Coordinator and (r) Seguin Elementary Principal Pat Shoffit. 


First-place winner John Chavez with Mrs. Maria Araujo, third-grade bilingual teacher. On Saturday, May 30, 2015 John Chavez will take part in the district-wide Bilingual Spelling Bee will take place at Clements High School for Fort Bend ISD. Clements High School is located at 4200 Elkins Road, Sugar Land, Texas 77479.



MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Fireworks will ignite the sky, and country tunes will set the stage for Houston’s signature annual patriotic celebration, Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 at the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park (CLICK HERE FOR LOCATION) on Buffalo Bayou (along Allen Parkway). Prolific singer-songwriter and Houston son, Clint Black and double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner will headline the 29-year-old annual event on the Southwest Airlines Stage that will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display by CITGO. 

This year’s festivities include the Walmart All-American Kids Zone, a children’s entertainment area with a stage featuring entertainment for young and old, alike; the Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Beach Bash, featuring the American Beer Garden and a fun in the sun good time; the Dr Pepper One of a Kind Zone, featuring Houston professional sport team set-ups, music, food, and a salute to all 5 branches of the military; and ending the evening with an exciting fireworks finale sponsored by CITGO. New this year is the US Family Health Plan Backstage Pass; see what takes place behind the scenes via live streaming on abc.comUS Family Health Plan is a product of CHRISTUS Health. 



Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas will further expand the availability of recycling receptacles to make it easier for attendees to recycle. The City of Houston is committed to supporting green initiatives and promoting sustainability. 

The Houston Parks & Recreation Department regulations prohibit dogs, amphibians, reptiles and snakes that are considered dangerous. Therefore, we require the ban of all such animals. This does not include Seeing Eye dogs or other dogs that provide assistance to physically challenged individuals. No smoking allowed in any City of Houston park interior and exterior spaces/facilities. 


Freedom Over Texas is one of the signature events produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events. The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE) produces and permits events for the City of Houston. City-wide and neighborhood festivals, dedications, inaugurations, parades, tree plantings, fun runs, galas, ground-breakings, holiday celebrations are examples of events coordinated by this office.


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2015 JUNETEENTH CALENDAR OF EVENTS: A few of the key supporters already signed up are: 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall, Attorney Farrah Martinez, Judge John Schmude, 2015 City of Houston Mayoral Candidate Victoria Lane, 2015 City of Houston Candidate for Controller Carroll G. Robinson, and Judge Loyd Wright and many others.



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