AnadarkoThe Woodlands, TX (Thursday, January 24, 2014) – For the fourth year in a row, employees throughout Anadarko Petroleum Corporation held a campus-wide clothing drive for Interfaith of The Woodlands Hand Me Up Shop.  More than twenty large boxes of donated clothes, shoes, belts and ties were collected during the drive.  The drive was held over a three day period and was promoted with lobby and elevator signage.  “The employees really look forward to holding the clothing drive every year for Interfaith.  Interfaith does so much for our community, and we are proud to give back through this effort,” said Mario Coll, Senior Vice President of Information Technology for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.

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Lone Star College System tops list of “Largest Colleges and Universities”

HBJLSCSlargestHigherEducationLone Star College System was again ranked as Number 1 in the list of Largest Houston-Area Colleges and Universities published annually by the Houston Business Journal.

LSCS had 77,877 students representing nearly 25 percent of the total number of students attending classes in the Houston area, according to the list. The Houston Business Journal list does not include students who attended LSCS for non-credit or continuing education courses – for a total enrollment at LSCS of 90,000 students.

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25th Anniversary Gala Honorees

Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County (HFHMC) is proud to announce the four honorees for their 25th Anniversary Gala, set for May 10, 2014 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center. The honorees include Woodforest National Bank (Corporate Honoree), Bill and Judy Schilling (Community Honoree), The Woodlands United Methodist Church (Faith-Based Honoree), and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Humanitarian Honoree).

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Santa is Coming to the YMCA Saturday, December 7th

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Santa Claus is coming to the YMCA! The South Montgomery County YMCA invites everyone to join them at their Annual Pictures with Santa, Saturday, December 7, 10am – 1pm at the Creekside YMCA. New this year – Breakfast with Santa including pancakes, breakfast tacos, donuts and bagels.

In collaboration with WoodlandsOnline and Interfaith, the holiday family fun will include  Pictures with Santa, Breakfast with Santa, holiday arts/crafts and games, face art, holiday refreshments, mascots, balloons, outdoor adventure activities and much more.

The Holiday Event is Free and YMCA membership is not required so bring family and friends! Even though admission is free, families are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help replenish the Interfaith Food Pantry.

Parents are encouraged to bring their camera and capture the magical moment! No need to wait in the long lines at The Mall for a visit and photo with Santa. The pace is relaxed, kids have a chance to sit on Santa’s lap and have a chat and Mom and Dad can take all the photos they want, at no charge! YMCA photographer will be on hand too – PLUS every family will receive a complimentary 4×6 color print to take home.  Kids will have a chance to visit with Mrs. Claus too!

The Creekside YMCA is located at 6464 Creekside Forest Drive  in The Woodlands.  For more information please call 281-367-9622 or visit

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