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| June 1, 2017

Bridgeland Farmers Market offers in-season produce and live music.

Bridgeland Farmers Market offers in-season produce and live music.

BRIDGELAND FARMERS MARKET SHOWCASES SPRING GARDENING

Bridgeland, a northwest Houston master planned community, was focused on Mother’s Day with plenty of in-season produce and live music from Bridgeland resident Mike Gilbert during its monthly Farmers Market on May 14.

The monthly event takes place in the parking lot adjacent to the Lakeland Activity Center, located at 16902 Bridgeland Landing in Cypress.

The Market offers local residents fresh produce including beets, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, kale, spinach, swiss chard, green English peas, sugar snap peas, lettuce, collards, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, radishes, peppers, onions, red potatoes and sweet potatoes.In addition to the produce, free-range eggs, breads and sweet treats are available. Meats, including beef, pork, bison, venison and wild boar, are available along with coffees, teas, ready-to-eat foods, jams, jellies and more. Bridgeland is always seeking new, local vendors for its Farmers Market, held on the second Sunday of each month. For more information, visit farmersmarketatbridgeland.org.

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MEMORIAL HERMANN CYPRESS HOSPITAL’S FIRST ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Lenny Boutte of Cypress recently was the first patient to undergo orthopedic surgery at Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. “This was my fourth knee surgery,” he said, “so I knew how the surgery process would go. However, I would say I was overwhelmed by just how nice and helpful the staff was at Memorial Hermann Cypress. From the moment I arrived to the moment I left, the staff was eager to help me with any need I had.”

Boutte’s knee gave out on him while bowling, putting him in a lot of pain. He went to Phillip Williams, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon affiliated with Memorial Hermann Cypress and an assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston.

Williams performed a left knee arthroscopy with a partial meniscectomy, a procedure aimed to relieve Boutte’s knee pain and restore his range of motion. “We knew Mr. Boutte would be discharged a few hours after surgery, and he wanted to be able to get home as quickly as possible. Memorial Hermann Cypress offered that nearby convenience in a state-of-the-art facility,” says Williams.

“I had heard great things about Memorial Hermann doctors, so I was excited to see the new hospital opening in my area. I believe others will have just as good of an experience as I did as the hospital’s first orthopedic patient,” says Boutte.

It’s been a few weeks since his surgery and Boutte says he’s feeling much better.

“I’m happy that Mr. Boutte is already seeing pain relief. We hope others in the Cypress area will recognize the level of expertise we bring to the market and trust us with their orthopedic care as well,” says Dr. Williams.

Memorial Hermann Cypress offers world-class, innovative orthopedic care. A dedicated and highly skilled multidisciplinary orthopedic care team includes specially trained, affiliated board-certified physicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists. Services include non-surgical and minimally invasive procedures, surgery and rehabilitation for muscle, joint and bone injuries and abnormalities.

For more information, visit memorialhermann.org/locations/cypress/orthopedics

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BEBALANCED CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING

BeBalanced Hormone Weight Loss Centers celebrated the grand opening of its first Texas location in Cypress on April 22 . BeBalanced helps women who are facing hormone imbalances through Natural Hormone Balancing, which allows better sleep, improved mood, significant weight loss, and more. The local franchise is partnering with nonprofit Cypress Assistance Ministries (CAM) as a way to give back within the community and enhance the overall wellbeing of local women’s lives.

BeBalanced Founder Dawn Cutillo, author of “The Hormone “Shift”, has more than 28 years’ experience working with women to become the best versions of themselves. Local franchise owner Karilyn Barnett has been a participant in the program through the flagship location in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and has seen tremendous success, which is why she has opened her own center.

The center is located at 25282 Northwest Fwy, Suite 160, Cypress. Call 281-612-7006 for more information.

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Eric Mendez

Eric Mendez

CFISD ANNOUNCES INCOMING CHIEF OF POLICE

Eric Mendez, the chief of police for Austin ISD, was announced as the incoming chief of police for Cypress-Fairbanks ISD on May 1. Mendez replaces Chief Alan Bragg, who will retire after a 45-year law enforcement career in June.

“Chief Mendez was selected from a strong pool of applicants. Given his extensive experience and leadership in school district law enforcement, we are fortunate to have him join the CFISD family,” said Dr. Mark Henry, superintendent of schools.

Chief Mendez has 27 years of law enforcement experience. He has served on the Austin ISD police force since 1999, including the last five years as chief of police. Prior roles with the school district included school resource officer/patrol officer, sergeant, lieutenant/bureau commander, interim chief of police and captain/assistant chief. Before Austin ISD, Mendez served nine years with the Kingsville Police Department as a patrolman/field training officer, corporal and sergeant/field training coordinator.

Mendez earned his Bachelor of Science in criminal justice administration from the University of Phoenix and his Master of Criminal Justice administration and leadership from Sam Houston State University. He also completed Leadership Command College at the Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas at Sam Houston State.

“This is a great opportunity, not just professionally but also personally,” said Chief Mendez, whose mother, brother and sister-in-law reside in CFISD. “I look forward to the professional challenges and growth I am going to have there, and to be close to family again.

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Houston Astros mascot Orbit presents Birkes Elementary School fifth-grade math teacher Melanie Jackson with a $1,000 check for winning the ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month award on April 19.

Houston Astros mascot Orbit presents Birkes Elementary School fifth-grade math teacher Melanie Jackson with a $1,000 check for winning the ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month award on April 19.

BIRKES EDUCATOR NAMED CONOCOPHILLIPS MATH TEACHER OF THE MONTH

ConocoPhillips and Houston Astros mascot Orbit paid a surprise visit to Birkes Elementary School fifth-grade math teacher Melanie Jackson on April 19 to recognize her as the ConocoPhillips Math Teacher of the Month.

ConocoPhillips, which focuses its Houston-area charitable giving on mathematics, presented Jackson with a $1,000 check for her accomplishments as an exceptional teacher who inspires student excitement in mathematics.

Orbit distributed some freebies to Jackson’s students, courtesy of Conoco­Phillips. Jackson will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony at Minute Maid Park on May 26 as the Astros host the Baltimore Orioles.

“Receiving this award is an amazing honor,” Jackson said. “I love teaching math and seeing the students grow and succeed is often its own reward. But having others recognize my hard work is icing on the cake! I’m proud of this honor, and I’m even more proud of the students I teach that helped me earn it!”

Jackson is one of six teachers who will be recognized in the program during the 2017 baseball season. Following her nomination, Jackson underwent a two-round review process including a letter of recommendation by her principal, Stacie Everson. Winning teachers are selected by an external selection committee made up of representatives from academia, government and the nonprofit sector.

More information on the program is available at conocophillips.com.

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Dr. Diego Marines

Dr. Diego Marines

FIRST SURGICAL IMPLANT OF FENIX AT HOUSTON METHODIST WILLOWBROOK

Dr. Diego C. Marines, colon and rectal surgeon at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, performed the hospital’s first implant of the FENIX Continence Restoration System for the treatment of Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) this year.

Marines is certified by the American Board of Surgery and completed his fellowship training in this specialty at Rutgers University. He uses laparoscopic and robotic techniques for the treatment of colo­rectal diseases that result in decreased complications, less pain, better oncological outcomes, and faster return to work.

“Now we have an option for ABL patients who haven’t been candidates for other treatments or have not been satisfied with the results of other treatments,” said Dr. Marines. “Current treatment options are very limited with many patients ultimately requiring a colostomy.”

The disease Accidental Bowel Leakage (ABL) affects an estimated 30 million people in the U.S. and Europe alone. ABL results from damage or weakening of the anal sphincter muscle. The impact of ABL on patients’ quality of life is debilitating, causing absence from work, constant risk of embarrassment, and the inability to engage in routine activities.

Call 281-737-2500 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marines or to find a physician.


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