Bridgeland students among recipients of $2,500 scholarships from Howard Hughes Corporation

As part of a decades-long tradition, The Howard Hughes Corporation awarded a total of 21 scholarships to Houston-area students. Bridgeland High School students Michael Burns and Anaya Dozier both received 2022 general scholarships.

Burns will be attending Arizona State University, while Dozier will be attending Louisiana State University.

“The Howard Hughes Corporation remains dedicated to investing in the future of local graduating high school seniors and continuing an over 35-year tradition of educational support and scholarships,” Jim Carman, president of the Houston Region for Howard Hughes, said in a statement. “We congratulate this year’s recipients on their accomplishments and are proud to support the bright young minds of tomorrow as they embark on goals to further their education and find career success.”

The Howard Hughes Corporation has given a total of 380 scholarships since they began doing so in the 1980s. Scholarships are dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr., Gerald D. Irons, Sr., and other prominent historical figures.

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-Contributed by The Howard Hughes Corporation

Fireworks prohibited on CFISD property

Cy-Fair ISD does not allow fireworks on their property, according to Texas law.

“The Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 2154, Subchapter F, Section 2154.251(a) (1), states that a person may not ‘explode or ignite fireworks within 600 feet of any church, a hospital other than a veterinary hospital, an asylum, a licensed child care center, or a public or private primary or secondary school or institution of higher education unless the person receives authorizations to write from that organization.’ According to Subchapter G, Section 2154.303 (c), the violation of this law that results in property damage in an amount of less than $200 and does not result in bodily injury or death is a Class C misdemeanor,” CFISD said in a statement.

Damage caused by fireworks on school property more than $200 can result in a Class B misdemeanor.

-Contributed by Cy-Fair ISD

College kicks off summer book club

The Lone Star College-CyFair library is hosting a book club for adults with the Summer Beach Reads Book Club. The first book, “Trouble in Paradise,” will kick off the event on July 13.

An 18 and up Comics Club is also beginning with “Fullmetal Alchemist” on July 6 as well as a the Books without Borders Club, which begins on July 18 with “Velvet Was the Night.”

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-Provided by Lone Star College-CyFair

College hosting LIFE seminars

The Learning, Inspiration, Friendship and Enrichment program at Lone Star College-CyFair will host free events during the summer at 10 am in the campus library.

The LIFE programs for July begins on the 11th with a beginner’s class on insurance bengeits hosted by Reverend Kevin Keaton, a benefits consultant on the Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church USA.

LSC-CyFair professor of biology Troy Giambernardi will host a discussion on oceans and freshwater research on July 25.

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-Contributed by Lone Star College-CyFair

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