Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Cheaper by the Dozen Performance Dates

Cheaper by the Dozen
September 23rd, 24th, and October 1st at 7:30pm
September 25th and October 2nd at 2:00pm
Old Town Theatre
1023 12th St.
Huntsville, TX 77340

We originally posted about the audition dates for Cheaper by the Dozen, and now we are nearing show time! Above you will find the performance dates for Cheaper by the Dozen.

This play, based on the autobiographical book with the same name, is about the many characters that make up the Gilbreth clan and the strong and varied personalities within it. If your only exposure to Cheaper by the Dozen is the movie starring Steven Martin, then you have missing out, because that movie and its sequel bare very little resemblance to the original book or even the 1950 movie... they are actually GOOD.
Click HERE to visit the official website and reserve your tickets TODAY! .

Diva Night! Ladies Only!

September 1st, 5:00pm -8:30pm
Magnolia Lake
2001 Hwy 30 East
Huntsville, TX 77342
Tickets $35.00

The second annual Diva Night is happening tomorrow night! For $35 the ladies of Huntsville will be given goodie bags, boas, food, and access to the event. There will also be ticket drawings for various pamper stations and door prizes.
Several local venders will be selling "girly" items such as jewelry, purses, home d├ęcor, make-up, and more!

Tickets are on sale at the Chamber, Lisa’s Gift Box, Curves and Cole’s Insurance. The number of tickets that are going to be sold is limited so buy your ticket today.
Make sure to find a babysitter, because children under 12 are not allowed. Ladies only!

For more information, call (936) 295-8113.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Sam Houston Memorial Musuem: Fall 2011 Demonstration Schedule

Sam Houston Memorial Museum
Fall 2011 Demonstration Schedule
(All demonstrations are from 10:00am -2:00pm)

September 3rd: Spinning & Weaving on the Woodland Home Front Porch
September 10th: Texas Gulf Coast Cherokee Association @ the Wigwam Neosho
                           (NOTE: This event will be from 11:00am until 3:00pm)
September 17th: “Saturday @ the Museum”—SHSU Bearkat Family Weekend
  • Bear Bend Hunting Lodge open to the public
  • Kick Wheel Pottery @ the Raven’s Pottery Shed
September 24th: Woodworking & Blacksmithing
(Woodworking at the Guerrant Cabin & Blacksmithing at Joshua’s Forge)
October 1st: Spinning & Weaving on the Woodland Home Front Porch
October 8th:  Texas Gulf Coast Cherokee Association @ the Wigwam Neosho
                      (NOTE: This event will be from 11:00am until 3:00pm)
October 15th:  Kick Wheel Pottery @ the Raven’s Pottery Shed
October 22nd: Woodworking & Blacksmithing
(Woodworking at the Guerrant Cabin & Blacksmithing at Joshua’s Forge) 
November 5th: Spinning & Weaving on the Woodland Home Front Porch
November 12th: Texas Gulf Coast Cherokee Association @ the Wigwam Neosho
                           (NOTE: This event will be from 11:00am until 3:00pm)
November 19th: Kick Wheel Pottery @ the Raven’s Pottery Shed
November 26th: Woodworking & Blacksmithing
(Woodworking at the Guerrant Cabin & Blacksmithing at Joshua’s Forge) 
December 3rd:Houston Family Christmas”—All demonstrators will be on the grounds this day—Spinning & Weaving, the Cherokee Association, Kick Wheel Pottery, Woodworking, and Blacksmithing.

Thanks Megan Buro for this information! =)
Check out the official Sam Houston Memorial Website!

Rita B. Huff Annual Garage Sale is THIS Weekend

Rita B. Huff Annual Garage Sale
September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
At the Elks Lodge

The Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter is having their Annual Garage Sale THIS weekend! It will start on Friday and last all the way until Sunday. It is not too late to make an item donation for this cause. They will take "anything that works."

Call (936) 295-4666.

Kroger Plus Program:

If you shop at Kroger, then there is another way that you can help the Rita B. Huff Animal Shelter. Print the letter HERE, and bring it with you the next time you go to Kroger. When you check out, have them scan the barcode and then your Kroger Plus Card. That will register your card for a program that automatically donates a portion of the money you spend at Kroger to Rita B. Huff  every time you use your card. You have to complete this process very July.

Dog Safety Workshop: Huntsville City Hall

Dog Safety Workshop
Huntsville City Hall
August 29th from 4:00pm-6:00pm
FREE event! No registration needed!

Is "man's best friend" also "man's best listener"? That's what the R.E.A.D. Program believes. R.E.A.D stands for "Reading Education Assistance Dogs," and is a program that encourages children to learn how to read, as well as improve their reading skills, by reading to therapy trained dogs.

According to their official website located HERE, " R.E.A.D. dogs are registered therapy animals who volunteer with their owner/handlers as a team, going to schools, libraries and many other settings as reading companions for children."

Next Monday, the Huntsville City Hall will be hosting a Dog Safety Workshop that will be presented by the Huntsville Public Library and the Reading Education Assistance Dogs program. This workshop is the kickoff for the READ With the Dogs program for the new school year.

Excluding December, this program will be held the last Monday of every month.
For more information call 291-5472.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

2011 Huntsville Antique Show at the Walker County Fairgrounds

2011 Huntsville Antique Show
Walker County Fairgrounds
September 17th (10pm- 5pm)
& September 18th (10am-4pm)
Admission is $5.00 total for both days

The 8th Annual Huntsville Antique Show is coming up next month! This year's Antique Show will be held on September 17th and September 18th. Each year the Antique Show gets bigger and bigger, and hopefully this will be the most successful year yet!
The show will feature the following:
  • Antiques
  • Collectibles
  • Glassware
  • Linens
  • Depression Glass
  • Coins
  • Pottery
  • Dinnerware
  • Estate Jewelry
  • Quilts
  • Vintage Boots
  • And MANY more items!

HERE is the official website for the Huntsville Antique Show.

HERE is a blog for the Huntsville Antique Show.
Both websites contain a lot of useful information and pictures of previous Antique Shows. It looks like a lot of work and time is put into these shows.
For vendor inquiries or other random information, contact Frederic Morris at the following:
Phone: (936) 295-4162 * (936) 581-1331 (CELL)


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Biological Science Department Seminar Series: Samuel Kaplan

SHSU Biological Sciences Department Seminar: Samuel Kaplan
“A Bottom-Up Approach to Gene Function in Rhodobacter Sphaeroides”
Thursday, August 25th from 4pm until 5pm
Lee Drain Building Room 214
Lecture Open to the Public

The Sam Houston Biology Department will begin its SHSU Biological Sciences Seminar Series with a lecture presented by one of the world's leading microbiologists, Samuel Kaplan. The presentation, titled “A Bottom-Up Approach to Gene Function in Rhodobacter Sphaeroides,” may be of interest to those that already understand what this title is talking about or those who have an interest in learning.

Rhodobacter sphaeroides is a purple bacteria that obtains energy through photosynthesis and is also "one of the organisms central to the SBC manufacturing process (Source)."

Kaplan currently teaches at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and received his doctorate in cell biology from the University of California, San Diego. He completed his postdoctoral work at the MRC Laboratory in Cambridge England. Kaplan has
"more than 225 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals, has served as reviewer, editor, and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Bacteriology published by the American Society of Microbiology, and has served as chair of the publications board for all 11 American Society of Microbiology journals. He served on the steering committee for PubMed Central and is an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow (Source)."

For more information contact Madhusudan Choudhary at the following:

Phone: (936) 294-4850

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Family & Friends of Soul Food Festival at the Walker County Fairgrounds

The Family & Friends of Soul Food Festival
Walker County Fairgrounds
Saturday, September 24, 2011 at Noon
Ticket Price: $12 -$15

On September 24, 2011, the Walker County Fairgrounds will be hosting the the Family & Friends of Soul Food Festival!

There will be live music including the following:
  • Wonderful Harmonizers
  • Zydeco by Lil' Nate and the Zydeco Big Tymers
  • Local Blues Bands
Other features include:
  • A Soul Food Cook Off featuring a cash prize
  • Activities for Children
  • Pig-Feet Eating
  • Various Vendors
For more information about ticket prices, contests, or vendor information contact:

Phone: (936) 242-7327

Flick n' FLoat at the Aquatic Center

Flick n' Float Celebration
Huntsville Aquatic Center
Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 8:30pm
FREE event!

This Saturday, August 27th, Recreation Services and the Huntsville Aquatic Center will be combining two very fun activities--floating with a movie. Bring your floaties to the pool around 8:30pm (they will be waiting until it's dark before starting the movie), and get ready to watch The Sorcerer's Apprentice! Ice cream floats will be handed out for FREE until they run out, so show up early!

For more information contact:

Kimberly Barnes: 936-294-5725

Friday, August 19, 2011

Aftermath: Crazy Dazy Bokayz's Grand Opening

Yesterday, I went out to the Grand Opening of Crazy Dazy Bokayz. The address is 275 FM 247, Huntsville, TX 77320. If you follow Map Quest, it will tell you that it is located on Avenue M in-between Thomason and Ross. DON’T follow those directions. I circled the area for about twenty minutes and then decided to continue along down the road since I knew I was looking for a place with a big water slide and had yet to see one. I found Crazy Dazy Bokayz’s across FM 2821 RD W on the corner of Jenkins RD, and there was INDEED a big water slide!
(The big water slide)

Thanks to work and getting lost, the Grand Opening party had already been going on for almost two hours by the time I got there. However, there was still a nice sized crowd.

93.5 The Outlaw was there with a couple of games set up with prizes for the winners that included free T-shirts. I was terrible at the tossing game and the pig dice game, but they were still nice enough to give me a free T-shirt. Thanks, guys!

(The fancy "Outlaw" van)

("Outlaw" Dave and his wife, Brandy. Their celebrity couple name is "Dandy.")

Along with a water slide, games, and 93.5 The Outlaw, there was also free BBQ from the brand new Drifter's Barb-B-Que. It is located right next to Crazy Dazy Bokayz's. According to the sign on the window, it has not officially opened. Hopefully, that means ANOTHER grand opening with free BBQ in the near future! =)

(This picture does not do the food justice. It was VERY tasty and almost gone by the time I started eating.)

(There was also face painting)

Since the purpose of the Grand Opening was to celebrate the official opening of Crazy Dazy Bokayz's, lets not forget about the actual store. Here is a picture of the outside of the building:

The inside was just as cute. I am a fan of bright and vibrant colors, and I was not disappointed.
(Nice smelling soaps,perfumes, and more.)

(Purses, wallets, necklaces, and more)

(Pretty dresses for pretty little girls. They make me wish I was three again! )

HERE is their website if you are interested in seeing more of their inventory. For more pictures of this event, visit our Facebook page by clicking HERE.

Congrats Crazy Dazy Bokayz on the successful Grand Opening. I know that I will be going back for more of the pretty flowers for my hair so please stock up! =)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Public Hearing for the Proposed Annexation: September 6, 2011

Public Hearing: For the Proposed Annexation
to extend the boundaries of the City of Huntsville

September 6th, 2011 at 6:00pm
City Hall, Council Chambers  
1212 Avenue M,
Huntsville, Texas 77340

On September 6th, 2011 there will be a public meeting to discuss the proposed annexation to extend the boundaries of The City of Huntsville. If you would like to publicly speak about this issue, or if you would like to listen to the discussion of the meeting, then mark this date on the calendar and don’t forget to attend the meeting!

For more information contact:

Planner: Rose Kader
Phone: 936-294-5782

I am not certain if this meeting will be televised, but did you know that the City Council Meetings are, in fact, televised? Archived video footage can be found on the City of Huntsville website. Click HERE to find the archived video footage. The City Council meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. The meetings can also be watched LIVE on Channel 7. If you have never watched a City Council meeting, I highly suggest that you watch one. They are both eye opening and surprisingly entertaining... and a little scary.

Below is the official notice for this Public Hearing. This information was originally made public on the City of Huntsville website. Click HERE to find the original source of the notice and also a link to other meeting information.




The City of Huntsville, Texas proposes to institute annexation proceedings to enlarge and extend the boundary limits of said city to include the following described territory, to-wit:

Tract No. 1

Being 1.91 acres of land, more or less, situated in the WARREN BIRDSELL LEAGUE, A-6, Walker County, Texas, and being out of and a part of the called 219 acre "First Tract" conveyed by J.H. Thomason and wife, Marguerite Thomason, and Mabel S. Eastman to Horace Smith and wife, Alverta Smith, by deed dated March 22, 1940, and recorded in Volume 94, Page 190, Walker County Deed Records.

Tract No. 2

Being 24.04 acres, more or less, situated in the WARREN BIRDSELL LEAGUE. A-6, Walker County, Texas and being out of and a part of the called 71 acre "Second Tract” conveyed by J.H. Thomason and wife, Marguerite E. Thomason, and Mabel S. Eastman to Horace Smith and wife, Alverta Smith, by deed dated March 22, 1940, recorded in Volume 94, Page 190, Walker County Deed Records.

Tract No. 3

Being 48.05 acres, more or less, situated in the, WARREN BIRD­SELL LEAGUE, A-6, Walker County, Texas, and being out of and a part of a called 219 acre "First Tract" and a called 71 acre "Second Tract", conveyed by J.H. Thomason and wife, Marguerite E. Thomason, and Mabel S. Eastman to Horace Smith and wife, Alverta Smith, by deed dated March 22, 1940, recorded in Volume 94, Page 190, Walker County Deed Records.

A public hearing will be held by and before the City Council on the 6th day of September, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. in City Hall, Council Chambers, 1212 Avenue M, Huntsville, Texas, for all persons interested in the above proposed annexation. At said time and place all such persons shall have the right to appear and be heard. Of all said matters and things, all persons interested in the things and matters herein mentioned, will take notice.

By order of the City Council of the City of Huntsville this the 16th day of August, 2011, Resolution Number 2011-18.

For more information, please contact Rose Kader, Planner, at 936-294-5782.

Free Screening of "Iron-Jawed Angels"

Free Screening of "Iron-Jawed Angels"
August 20th at 3:00pm
Democratic Headquarters
1111 University Avenue
Huntsville, TX 77430

In celebration of the 19th Amendment, the Amendment passed on August 26th that gave women the right to vote, the Walker County Democrats are sponsoring a free showing of the movie "Iron-Jawed Angels.

Plot Summary (Courtesy of IMDB):

" Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and the women of the 1918 Women's Suffrage movement fight for future generations right to vote and run for office. Sacrificing their health, marriages and the limited amount of freedom they had, women were imprisoned and force fed after picketing and hunger-striking against war-time president, Woodrow Wilson; but survived to see the results of their efforts."

The movie stars Hilary Swank and Angelica Huston. It is 123 minutes long.

Back to School Craft

Back to School Craft
August 19th at 3:00pm
Fire Station #2
2109 Sam Houston Avenue
Huntsville, TX 77340

Looking for something inexpensive to do with your children before school starts? Well, better than cheap is FREE. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to Fire Station #2 for the Back to School Craft day. Children and adults will be making stain glass windows.

For more information, contact Janelle Valera at the following:

Phone: 936-291-5910

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for Crazy Dazy Bokayz

Grand Opening for Crazy Dazy Bokayz
August 18th from 4:00pm until 7:00pm
275 FM 247 Huntsville, TX 77320
Call (936)-439-4804 for more details!

The OFFICIAL Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting for new Huntsville florist shop, Crazy Dazy Bokayz, will be held this Thursday starting at 4:00pm.
There will be all sorts of fun activities, including FREE food provided by Drifters BBQ, door prizes every half hour, water slide, and face painting. Fun for the whole family!
Click HERE to see their official website.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

National Professional Bull Riders at the Walker County Fairgrounds THIS Saturday!

National Professional Bull Riders (N.P.B.R.)
August 13th at 8:00pm at the Walker County Fairgrounds

This Saturday, August 13th, along with the Back to School Splash and Ice Cream Social Fundraiser for the Crabbs Prairie Fire Department, there will also be National Professional Bull Riders at the Walker County Fairgrounds. Adult General Admission is $12.00, children aged 7 to 12 is $8.00 per child, and children 5 and under are FREE! Call (409) 682-5482 for tickets and additional information!

More about the N.P.B.R:

"Established in 2000, the N.P.B.R. is designed as a "Full Service" premier bull riding tour mainly for smaller to medium size markets. However, we produce several events in markets over 1 million population with great success. The owners & managements of the N.P.B.R. have over 100+ combined years of experience in rodeo. Not only as former contestants and contract personnel, but more importantly the N.P.B.R. now specializes in the marketing, promotions & production end of the business. The N.P.B.R. produces 6-8 events of it's own each year in addition to sanctioning or patnering with committees on other events." Click HERE for additional information.

The "Official After-Party is at the Jolly Fox.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ice Cream Social: Helping to Raise Money for the Crabbs Prairie Fire Station

Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 13th from 5:00pm -8:00pm
Click HERE for directions!

All of the firemen and women have been working hard this summer to put out the fires that continue to spark and spread throughout Huntsville and the surrounding areas. This means that they have been spending more money than normal with the same low budget.
The Huntsville Item recently reported on the Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department's need for an increased budget from Walker County, which according to the Item and the Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department’s Facebook PAGE is $600 per month with no increase in that amount since 1998. Considering how much the cost of living—and especially the cost of gas and fuel—has increased over the years, this budget is clearly not enough. Especially with the record high temperatures (How many days in a row has the temperature been above 100 degrees?) this summer as well as the continuing drought!
Without proper funding, the Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department will be forced to shut down. In order to prevent that from happening, the Pine Prairie Volunteer Fire Department is requesting that everyone call Walker County at (936) 436-4910. The more calls that Walker County receives the more likely it is that they will receive the requested budget increase.
The Crabbs Prairie Volunteer Fire Department is also seeking help. This Saturday, August 13th, the Crabbs Prairie Volunteer Fire Department is having an Ice Cream Social. Drive out to the station, cool down with a big bowl of ice cream, meet some of the men and women who volunteer their time and risk their lives to put out fires, and leave a donation at the door!
If you can’t attend but would like to make a contribution, you can mail it to the following address:
          Crabbs Prairie Volunteer Fire Department
          28 F.M. 1696 W
          Huntsville, TX 77320

Hopefully, both of these Volunteer Fire Departments are successful in receiving and/or raising the money they need. We want to thank everyone involved with helping to keep these fire departments open and of course the firemen and women for working so hard this summer to protect Huntsville and the surrounding areas from burning down! THANK YOU!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Back to School Splash at the Aquatic Center

Back to School Splash
August 13th, 2011
4:00pm until 8:00pm
Aquatic Center
912 Ave N
Huntsville, TX 77340

Put on your arm floaties! On August 13, 2011, the Aquatic Center will be hosting a FREE back to school event from 4:00pm until 8:00pm.  There is also going to be music!
For more information contact:
Telephone: (936) 294-5725

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Attn: Renaissance Lovers! SCA Meeting - Thurs., Aug. 4 @ 7p

The Barony of Raven's Fort is having their monthly meeting Thursday at 7p at Fire Station No. 2 (2109 Sam Houston Ave.). For those of you that have no idea what I am talking about, let me explain: The Barony at Raven's Fort is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism. 

The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is "an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe." You know, those people that dress in clothing from the Middle Ages and Renaissance! They do much more than just walk around in fancy clothes, though. Members are interested in and learn about things such as archery, heraldry, cooking, brewing, bardic arts, dance, and much, much more. 

The Barony at Raven's Fort covers the lands of Conroe, Cleveland, Huntsville, and Livingston. If you live in or near any of these areas, feel free to attend the meeting tomorrow. If you are interested in joining or just checking it out and can't make it to the meeting, you can check out their website here: You can also call the group's Hospitaller (officer who acts as a kind of liaison between the SCA and the modern world), David, at  (936)581-5841.