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Nominations are now being accepted for annual awards for Distinguished Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Alumni, CCISD Superstars and the Dennis Johnson Memorial Small Business Award. Recipients are selected by the Clear Creek Education Foundation.

A new marketing piece by Galveston County’s Economic Development Department aims to attract new industry to the area by focusing on an outstanding quality of life and ample business opportunity.

The video is a compilation of Galveston County’s many attributes that might appeal to businesses looking for a new location in areas such as workforce, education, transportation, infrastructure and an abundance of shovel-ready sites.

Lemonade Day logoLemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches youth how to start, own and operate their own business – a lemonade stand. It began in Houston, Texas in 2007. Since then, it has grown from 2,700 kids to 120,000 kids in 31 cities across America and Canada in 2011 – including ours!

The foremost objective of Lemonade Day is to empower youth to take ownership of their lives and become productive members of society – the business leaders, social advocates, volunteers, and forward thinking citizens of tomorrow.

Lemonade Day Galveston County is presented and organized by the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce. Galveston County youth of all ages, from pre-K through high school, can register to set up an official Lemonade Day stand. Don’t forget to “like” Lemonade Day Galveston County on Facebook here!

This year, the Galveston Regional Chamber of Commerce has partnered with MyBayArea Radio and MyBayArea.Community to help spread the word throughout all of Galveston County and beyond! We have scheduled additional kick-off events in League City and Texas City, and we hope to bring on additional locations very soon! See the Kick-Off Events here: League CityTexas City and Clear Lake Shores / Kemah!

On February 28th Kemah Mayor Carl Joiner and Interim Civilian Administrator for the Kemah Police Department Chris Reed along with other community leaders representing the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and League City Chamber of Commerce met with legislators in Austin, Texas asking them to support the region’s legislative agenda which included such items as the elimination of franchise tax and support for the Coastal Spine Project.

Stewart Elementary’s Choir Director, Mary Goldner, is a shining example of a great teacher that partners with her local community. During her 20-year tenure as a Choir Director, Ms. Goldner has spent six years at Stewart. She was the Teacher of the Year in 2014 and has formed long-lasting partnerships in her community.

For the second year in a row, the 73-student choir partnered with the City of Kemah for their tree lighting. “Our Choir sang at the tree lighting in 2015 and it was such a positive experience for our students,” said Goldner. “In 2016, Kemah wanted to have their tree lighting on a different day; however, the Choir had a previous conflict. Because of their close relationship, the City rescheduled their date to include the school’s choir!” On December 9th, hundreds of residents gathered at the Kemah School House to enjoy cookies, hot chocolate, the Christmas tree lighting and the Stewart Choir sing beautiful carols.

The Stewart Choir also partnered with Kemah businesses for a walking carol tour. The Choir walked and caroled to Home Depot, Target, Chick fil A and Wendy’s to spread some Holiday Cheer! The students also got to enjoy a frosty after their songs!

Fine Arts is a very important program at our schools; however, funding has decreased over the years. Ms. Goldner told MyBayArea, “CCISD largely supports the Fine Arts in their schools. It is a blessing to work for this district, as they see the great importance of Fine Arts.” There are several fundraising programs scheduled to continue to raise capital for their program. The largest event that Stewart has is Fine Arts Night on February 28th. It is a great night full of music and art throughout the school. They are always looking for the community to partner with the school to support Educational Excellence.

Stewart works with musicians and artistic members of the community to help raise funds and provide an amazing experience during the Fine Arts Night. If you are interested in partnering with Stewart Elementary, please contact the school at 281-284.4700 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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