Archive for June, 2010

Hurricane Season
June 29, 2010

´╗┐ARE YOU PREPARED FOR A HURRICANE LIKE THE ONE PICTURED BELOW?

Satellite from Hurricane Katrina, 2005

We’re here to help you get ready. Looking for your evacuation route or other information? Click here:

http://www.txdot.gov/travel/hurricane.htm

Gosling Road Extension
June 28, 2010

June 30…GOSLING IS NOW OPEN.

June 29…Looks like TxDOT did not come through on the opening. Gosling remains closed.

(According to TxDOT….)

GOSLING ROAD EXTENSION
Use of Stimulus Funds for Harris County

The new section of Gosling road will definitely be open to traffic on Monday(6/28). Contractors placed signs and guardrail yesterday and all that is left is striping. They were held up a little on putting down final striping because of rain in the area.

The new segment of Gosling Rd. includes a two lane roadway complete with shoulders and turn lanes that will greatly reduce traffic congestion at Kuykendahl and FM 2920. The $1.6 million project was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and a 20% contribution from Harris County.

Decorating a Cake for Charity
June 26, 2010

Bringing Hope to the Table : 3…2…1 CAKE OFF!!!

Every year, Kroger and The Houston Food Bank work together to raise money to feed those in need. They put on a fun event; pairing up local “celebrities” with Kroger pastry chef’s to decorate cakes. This year (June 8th) there were 8 participants.

Brian Greene, Tom Zizka, Sibila Vargas, Jen Reyna, Mariana Pineda

We were given cake decorating supplies, a thick white sheet cake, an apron and gloves. We had thirty minutes to decorate with a Hope and Happiness theme or a Houston Food Bank theme.

My pastry chef is holding the cake steady for me.

A $1000 check was awarded – Here’s the winning cake

First Place

The $1000 was donated to The Houston Food Bank as well as money made from marked items in Kroger stores, bought by everyone during the month.

Sibila Vargas (FOX), pastry chef, Jen Reyna (NBC), Mariana Pineda (Univision)

As you can see I’m still working on my cake decorating skills…but I did win. First place for “best use of spacial relations.” At least the judges had a great sense of humor.

Decorating a cake for a GREAT cause...

Need a Laugh After Sitting in Traffic?
June 22, 2010

Thanks to a viewer/listener for this one. Enjoy…