Free post-Thanksgiving meal at St. Matthew’s St. Matthew’s will hold a free post-Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 24. This is a free community event, targeting those who cannot afford a holiday dinner. The meals will be served until 1:30 p.m., or until the food is gone. Sunday morning worship with Children’s church starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by 10:30 a.m. Sunday School. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 4300 N. Shepherd Dr. Call 713-697-0671 or visit the website at www.stmatthewsmethodist.org. Christmas Messy Church at St. Stephen’s All are welcome to attend the family-friendly Christmas Messy Church, Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The free event will include dinner, crafts, fun activities, and a short worship service. A … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – Nov. 25
Dear Tabby, I’d like to get my girlfriend a dog for Christmas. I think that a dog would keep her company. What are your thoughts on giving pets as gifts? Shopping Early in Shepherd Park Plaza Dear Shopping Early, Giving an adorable puppy or kitten as a gift this holiday season may seem like a wonderful idea, but it is important to remember that pets need a lifetime of care and commitment long after the holiday season. Surprising your girlfriend with a new fuzzy friend on that special holiday morning is tempting, but be sure to first consider these facts to avoid being unprepared when bringing a pet home. Giving the gift of companionship requires a considerable amount of research and preparation. There can be many reasons why a pet may be unsuitable for a home, such as if … [Read more...] about Should Santa leave a dog under your tree?
A Texas appellate court has ruled that the Garden Oaks Maintenance Organization can’t enforce its deed restrictions against one resident. However, the ruling also said GOMO still has authority and standing to enforce the neighborhood’s bylaws. The result is that the case of GOMO vs. Peter and Katherine Chang has done nothing to clarify whether GOMO can enforce any of the deed restrictions in the neighborhood. In 2012, GOMO filed suit against the Changs, seeking to stop an additional two-car garage they built. Not only did they seek a permanent injunction, they also sought damages for every day the extra garage door was still standing. In the suit, GOMO claimed the deed restrictions did not allow a second garage. A trial court disagreed, but not because of verbiage in the Garden … [Read more...] about Court ruling leaves GOMO restrictions in limbo
THANKFUL FOR SALSA SOCIAL Dance Heights Dance Heights, 1987 W. T.C. Jester, will hold a Thankful for Salsa Social, Nov. 25. Edwardo and Tami will have an Intermediate Salsa and Dip Pattern workshop from 9-10 p.m. The social will be from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. The cost for the workshop and social is $20, the social only is $10 (cash or credit). Liquor is BYOB. No coolers please. Music provided by DJ Saoko. Information: 832-896-7777, www.facebook.com/danceheights. PAINTING ON THE PATIO Friends of Oak Forest Park Join us for a night of celebration and appreciation in “Hammockland” on the back patio of King’s BierHaus, 2044 E. T.C. Jester Blvd. Paint a tile or order an engraved paver to honor family, company, or service members along the Pathway to Play that will lead to the Playground for All … [Read more...] about Calendar of Events – Nov. 25
For the third year in a row, the Ministry Assistance of the Near Northwest Alliance, or MANNA, is holding its big Thanksgiving Turkey Tailgate to fry 150 turkeys for families in need in north Houston. This wonderful event promises to be even bigger this year thanks to a partnership forged between the fine folks at MANNA and American Legion Post 560 in Garden Oaks. “We are so thankful to this community for its support of MANNA,” Patricia Dornak, Executive Director of MANNA said. “This year, our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Tailgate will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 22, from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. As a result, we will be providing a fried turkey dinner and all the trimmings to 150 north-side families in need.” For the first two years, MANNA’s 50 volunteers fried turkeys in the parking lot … [Read more...] about MANNA’s Thanksgiving Turkey Tailgate teams up with veterans