This Week's Headlines

Beltway work to be done by end of year

Leader Christmas program begins

Melillo hosts annual Jingle Bell Jog

Man dies in odd freeway crash

City runoff elections continue

Delgado rules in dog-theft case

Gulfpalms drainage project begins

CCISD seeks community involvement with action plans

City council candidates respond to South Belt Leader questionnaire

Dynamic Women host Christmas luncheon

Bridge Over Troubled Waters receives grant

Clear Brook presents “Elf”

PLT opens “A Doublewide, Texas Christmas” Dec. 6

Community activities around the South Belt area

UIL announces its classification totals

Brook boys outlast Dobie 48-44

TD Club eyes LSA trio

Dobie’s Moreno earns prestigious honor

It’s tourney time, say Dobie, Brook boys

Lady Longhorns look ready to go as difficult 22-6A stretch nears

Lady Longhorn volleyballers earn academic all-state honors

24-6A all-district football revealed

PISD intermediate hoops continue

Local Libraries

Bracewell City Library
Located at 9002 Kingspoint, Bracewell is inside the Beltway east of Blackhawk. Included in its collection are books-on-tape, compact discs, magazines, large-print books, children's books-on-tape and books in Spanish.

The library offers a variety of services including telephone and in-house reference information, a public access catalog and children's storytimes.

Bracewell provides an outside bookdrop as well as telephone renewal at 832-Bracewell Library sketch393-2580. Self-service facilities available include word processors and a copy machine. The library catalog is available through www.Houstonlibrary.org.

For hours and special events visit Bracewell on the web at www.houstonlibrary.org/bracewell
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For information, call the library at 832-393-2580.

Harris County Parker Williams Library
The spacious 20,000-square-foot Harris County Parker Williams Branch Public Library at Scarsdale and Beamer opened in 1993. Regular seating for reading and study accommodates 125.There are three meetings rooms that may be reserved by the public. Two of the rooms seat 25 and one room seats 50.  These rooms are located by the County Clerk’s office, which is located across the parking lot.

The online catalog is user friendly and can be accessed, along with various databases, from home computers at www.hcpl.net.

Books may be transferred from other branches at no charge. The library features a large Vietnamese collection as well as some Spanish titles and a large selection of DVD’s and CD’s.

The library offers English as a second language classes as well as training for volunteer tutors interested in teaching adults basic literacy or ESL.

Free computer classes are offered monthly. Storytimes are every Wednesday for preschoolers and Thursday mornings for toddlers. Vietnamese story and learning times are presented Saturdays. During the summer, the library sponsors a summer reading program and presents special programs.

Harris County library cards are free to Texas residents who provide proof of their current address. Library hours are Monday from 1 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For information, call 281-484-2036.