Basketball registration underway

Houston’s Park and Recreation department is growing steadily with new options for residents of Houston and the surrounding areas.
This fall, Park and Rec offered adult softball for men and women that turned out to be widely popular and for their winter follow-up, they are hosting children’s and youth basketball.
Park and Rec Director, John Gravat, used every means possible to get the word out. In addition to releasing information to the newspaper, he also dropped off fliers at the local schools and posted information on Facebook.
“Every child in first through sixth grade should be bringing home something with sign-up dates and fees,” Gravat said.
Registration began Nov. 23 and will continue through Dec. 6. Interested parents may register their child or children at the Houston City Hall weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. A fee of $50 will be charged for the first child in a family and an additional $45 fee will apply to addition children. Fees cover a jersey, insurance and an end-of-season trophy for each player.
Gravat hopes to begin evaluations Dec. 7 with practices in December and play beginning in January.
Evaluations, practices and games will all be held at the Houston Upper Elementary School gymnasium.
As with any youth oriented program, volunteers are a necessary part of the equation and there is a need for adults to assist with coaching and refeering games.
To register, go by Houston City Hall and for information, call Gravat at 542-9139.