Mission Northeast Christmas Toy DriveMission Northeast will be providing toys and gifts, along with a Christmas meal for 250 families on December 13, 2014.

That represents about 1,400 children and parents.

Toys are needed for boys and girls ages 0-12 yrs.; teen gift cards in $15.00 amounts for places such as, Walmart, McDonald's and the movies.

We appreciate the support of our generous community!

Drop off sites are Judy Hayes Christoph RE/MAX; CHICK FIL A, located in the back of Kingwood at Kingwood Drive and Kings Crossing; Community Chamber of East Montgomery County; and Mission Northeast.

We are blessed to live in such a generous and caring community!

Merry Christmas

Pam Dickson and Mission Northeast Staff and Volunteers

Jannise Johnson, The Kingwood Observer

Kingwood Medical Center Unveils New Milk Donation FreezerTuesday, November 18, 2014 06:57PMKINGWOOD, TX --On the heels of Premature Baby Awareness Day, Kingwood Medical Center officials got to show off a little for the most vulnerable in the population.

The medical center unveiled its new commercial freezer in the Women & Children's Center, which was installed last week, according to a hospital statement.

In connection with the Mother's Milk Bank in Austin, the hospital has also been designated as a "Donor Milk Site."

24th Annual Christmas Parade of Lights

"Performing Christmas Miracles"

Coordinated by the City of Humble Beautification Committee

The Annual Christmas Parade of Lights has grown into one of the largest "small town" parades in the Houston area. There is no better way to advertise your company, organization, or to support your community. Kids, parents, and grandparents love the parade and look forward to this event every year!

After the parade Santa Claus always visits Uptown Park to take the "wish lists" of children of all ages. With any luck at all, Santa will be able to join us again for this great tradition. Local performers will entertain the crowd at Uptown Park prior to the parade.

CRTFFor Immediate Release

November 24, 2014

A Mild Hurricane Season Coming to an End

(Harris County, TX) – A relatively mild hurricane season is coming to an end for the Texas Gulf Coast. The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, which ends on November 30th, had eight named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes. Earlier this year, forecasters called for a near normal to below-normal season due to existing atmospheric and oceanic conditions that could suppress cyclone formation.

National and Community ServiceNew funding competition open to Tribal and local governments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) today announced Operation AmeriCorps, a new program designed for AmeriCorps members of all types to help local leaders address their community's most pressing local challenge.

Funding is available exclusively to tribal and local governments, including counties, cities, towns, and school districts; and state service commissions.

"Local leaders are all about getting things done for America – making communities great places to live, work, and raise a family," said Wendy Spencer, CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. "That's a mission we share. For 20 years, AmeriCorps members have had a positive and lasting impact on the toughest challenges facing our nation. I'm proud that, through Operation AmeriCorps, members can be essential part of the solution to help communities get things done."

Two Steps, One StickerThe Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is providing this communication to you as a notification of a significant change to the Vehicle Inspection Program, effective March 1, 2015. The 83rd Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2305, which replaces the current dual certificate system for inspection and registration with one certificate, the registration decal. This one decal will signify the vehicle has passed the required inspection and is currently registered in this state.

NIDISThe National Weather Service (NWS) and its NOAA partners have released the November 2014 Southern Plains Drought Outlook Summary. Included among the key highlights of this month's Summary are:

Harris County Sheriff's OfficeThievies Love Early Holiday 'Shopping' too; Don't Become a Victim

(HOUSTON, TX) – With the holiday shopping season about to start, car burglars and thieves will be taking advantage of it as well. They'll be "banking" on you being distracted with your gift list, but not if the HCSO can help it!

HCSO deputies will be out in full force throughout Harris County this holiday season looking for thieves wanting to take advantage of shoppers, and making sure shoppers are armed with safety tips.

In an effort to reduce your chances of being victimized by these "grinches", the HCSO recommends you take the following precautions:

Dear Healthcare Preparedness Colleague,

Below are highlights from the latest Ebola news. MESH is now distributing this product twice a week free of charge. The next update will be sent Tuesday, November 18, at 1 p.m. EST.


IAEM expresses its heartfelt condolences to those affected by the recent tornadoes across the Midwest United States. Emergency managers are encouraged to disseminate the disaster recovery resource links posted on the USA Council news page, providing information on the following: