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September Ground Breakers

>New Floor Plans and Designs Introduced at Three Centex Communities

Three Centex communities – Cottonwood in Rosenberg, Rivers Run in Richmond and The Village at Tuscan Lakes in League City – are now featuring new floor plans and designer-decorated models.

Cottonwood in Richmond is a relaxing community set in a peaceful neighborhood that features spacious floor plans at an affordable price. The neighborhood also features a community pool with an adjacent playground for the kids. Both one- and two-story homes are available, ranging from 1,183-2,101 square feet with 3-4 bedrooms. Homes start at the upper $90s and total payments from as low as $849.

Rivers Run in Richmond features a collection of attractive home plans to fit the needs of a young and growing family. The neighborhood offers an impressive array of family-friendly amenities, from parks and jogging trails to a new amenity center featuring a junior Olympic sized pool. New floor plans ranging from 1,385-2,557 square feet are now being offered. Homes start at the upper $110s and total payments from as low as $1063.

The Village at Tuscan Lakes, a community for those aged 55 and older, offers all single-story homes with 2-3 bedrooms, ranging from 1,151-2,394 square feet. The social hub of the community is a 12,000 sq. ft. clubhouse that draws residents for an array of social opportunities and activities. It also features a resort-style pool and fitness center. A brand new model home and an entire new line of designs are now available. Homes start at the upper $140s.

For more information about these Centex communities, visit www.centex.com/houston.


HomeAid Houston Hits a Home Run with Bridgeland Project Playhouse Visit

HomeAid Houston scored with the 2010 Project Playhouse visit to Bridgeland recently, meeting its goal of raffle ticket sales to raise money for the homeless. “The Vintage Astros Dugout” was on view in Bridgeland July 10, where people could purchase $5 raffle tickets to win the playhouse, built in honor of the Astro’s 45th year as a ball club. The playhouse is the perfect getaway for the young baseball fan, with bench seating from the Astros dugout in Minute Maid Park (complete with cleat marks), a wall-mounted 32-inch HDTV, a Nintendo Wii, a DVD player and an 8,000 BTU air conditioner with remote control.

Project Playhouse is a major fund-raising event for HomeAid Houston, which works to provide shelter for the homeless in the greater Houston area and to build dignified housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives. Bridgeland is a lead sponsor of this year’s project. For more information on Project Playhouse, visit the HomeAid Houston website at http://www.homeaidhouston.org/index.html.


International Art Phenom Tracy Lee Stum to Create 3-D Masterpiece in Million-Dollar Riverstone Home

The art of internationally acclaimed Tracy Lee Stum transports visitors to a world where trains and sharks lunge into the sky and tigers float above the ground on towering totems. In early October, this world of grand illusion arrives in Riverstone.

Considered one of the world’s foremost street artists, Stum will create a new 3-D masterpiece in a newly completed million-dollar Sterling Classic custom home in Riverstone, a Johnson Development master-planned community in Fort Bend County. Stum’s work will launch a two-week showcase of the home, with visitors able to watch the artist create her illusion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6-8. Those not able to see the artist in person can still view the artwork as the showcase continues from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9-17. Tickets for both time periods are $5 each, with proceeds benefiting various charities. Visitors will have the opportunity to pose with and take pictures of Stum’s Riverstone waterfall creation.

For more information about Tracy Lee Stum in Riverstone, visit www.riverstone.com or phone 281.499.8700.


Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon a Swimming (Biking and Running) Success

Approximately 1,600 people gathered in Bridgeland Aug. 8 for the second annual Memorial Hermann Bridgeland Triathlon, with nearly 1,000 finishing the swimming-biking-running race.

Sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the event included a point-to-point swim, flat bike course and partial trail run with shade throughout the master-planned community and along the Cypress Creek Nature Trail. A sell-out in its inaugural year, the triathlon again sold out this year, with the registration limit extended to accommodate more people. Finishers and more than 600 supporters enjoyed post-race revelry during the Finish Line Celebration, which featured local teen band, Broken Headlights, concessions and more. Announcing winners and keeping the event moving along was World Triathlon Corporation Ironman Announcer Adam Resier.

Triathlon results will be posted soon at http://www.onurleft.com/OnUrLeft_Sports/Onurleft_Sports_-_Team_Photos_Results.html


Free ‘Alice in Wonderland’ set in Bridgeland Sept. 11 and 12

Alice, the white rabbit, Cheshire Cat and all of your Wonderland favorites will come to life at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, when area residents stage “Alice in Wonderland” in Bridgeland.

“Alice in Wonderland” will be staged at the performance pavilion in Festival Park, one of several park areas in Bridgeland’s Lakeland Heights traditional neighborhood development. Festival Park is located across the street from Lakeland Activity Center, 16902 Bridgeland Landing. Concessions will be available. There is no reserved seating for either performance. Audience members are invited to bring lawn chairs and/or blankets and encouraged to arrive early. For more information, visit www.bridgelandlife.com or www.bridgeland.com/events/calendar.