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Miramesa Sister Community Recognized by Texas Association of School Boards

news | September 28, 2016

Miramesa’s sister community, Stone Gate, has been recognized by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) for its contributions to local Cypress Fairbanks ISD schools, as a result of an initiative instituted by Miramesa and Stone Gate developer, Land Tejas.

TASB honored the 1,800-acre master-planned community for “standing up” for public schools with generous donations to schools young Stone Gate residents attend.

Stone Gate donates to the schools as part of the Adopt-a-School program, created 20 years ago by Land Tejas , which provides funds for the purchase of educational items such as computers, library books and more to schools zoned to Land Tejas’ many communities.

Each community controls its own Adopt-a-School funds, which are generated through a fee assessed at the time a home is sold. The fund is administered by the board of directors of the community’s homeowners association.

In August, the Stone Gate Home Owners Association provided Lamkin Elementary School with $5,700 to fund the purchase of approximately 50 tablets for fifth-grade students to use in their financial literacy program.

In the future, Stone Gate also will present Birkes Elementary with 60 Kindle Fires for use in fourth-grade classrooms. Postma Elementary is slated to receive $5,000 of which $2,100 will fund new teaching software. The remainder will be used for further teacher education and classroom items. Stone Gate donations to the three elementary schools will total $15,800 just for this fall.

Cypress Fairbanks schools serving Miramesa also benefit from the Adopt-a-School program. The 780-acre community located within top-selling Canyon Lakes West offers a relaxed lifestyle, resort-style amenities and a range of home choices priced from the $200,000s. Students attend Rennell Elementary School, Anthony Middle School and Cypress Springs High School.

Land Tejas is one of the most prolific developers of master-planned communities in the Greater Houston area, developing more than 10,000 acres across 20 communities. In addition to providing educational donations through the Adopt-a-School program, Land Tejas made a record-breaking 14th donation to the Greater Houston Builders Association Benefit Home Project in 2015, giving a homesite to be used to build a home with donated materials, labor and services. Proceeds from the home’s sale benefit Texas Children’s Cancer Center, the Alzheimer’s Association and HomeAid Houston.