FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                 3/3/21
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Billy Loveless
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LAKE JACKSON — Woodshore Community Services Foundation recently presented a $5,000 check to the Brazosport College Foundation to put toward emergency aid for students. 

This is Woodshore’s fourth gift to Brazosport College since 2016. Woodshore made $250 gifts to the College in 2016 and 2017, and a $300 gift in 2019 in support of the school’s annual Career Fair event. 

“When I learned about the existence and community-focused purpose of the Woodshore Foundation, I knew the funds would meet a growing need at the college — literally just down the street,” Capristo said. “I know many of BC’s students were appreciative of these funds as the pandemic continued. It is rewarding to be a Woodshore resident and know that residents are not just living in this community, we are reinvesting in it through our neighborhood’s foundation.” Konopka was also pleased to have the opportunity to assist BC students during these difficult times.

“Woodshore is consistently focused on ways to enrich the lives of our residents, as well as our neighbors throughout the Lake Jackson/Clute region,” said Woodshore Developer and President of DHK Development Doug Konopka. “We are all proud to help local students in a big way at Brazosport College during a year that has put people of all ages in financial turmoil. It is a privilege to be able to give back, especially during these unprecedented times,” he added.

The Brazosport College Foundation’s Emergency Aid Fund was created to assist students dealing with unexpected costs, such as housing/rent, utilities, and other essential basic needs.

“It is an honor that Woodshore chose the Brazosport College Foundation’s Emergency Aid Fund for this generous gift,” said Tracee Watts, Brazosport College Vice President, College Advancement. “Student success is the highest priority of Brazosport College and the assistance provided by these funds will enable students to continue on the path toward a degree or certificate despite these challenging times.” 

With approximately 300 home sites, Woodshore is a master-planned community in the Clute/Lake Jackson area. For more information about Woodshore, visit or call (713) 961-0033. To learn more about Brazosport College, visit or call (979) 239-3000.

’Tis the season to give, and Woodshore has a track record of giving back to the community through its Woodshore Community Service Foundation. This year, many students of Brazosport College are the recipients of this generous funding, thanks to the suggestion of Woodshore resident Aldo Capristo who serves on the board for the college and knew that COVID-19 had created financial hardships.

“Thanks to the Woodshore Foundation’s generous gift of $5,000, emergency aid funding is available to students who experience circumstances that interrupt their educational and career goals at Brazosport College,” says Tracee Watts, Brazosport’s Vice President of College Advancement. “This gift will assist students in navigating the pandemic crisis by meeting needs related to housing, emergency health concerns, meals, and other expenses impeding their education.” According to Woodshore Developer Doug Konopka, a percentage of home sales is earmarked for community enhancements via the Foundation. “Woodshore is consistently focused on ways to enrich the lives of our residents as well as our neighbors throughout the Lake Jackson/Clute region,” he adds. “We are all proud to help meet this local need in a big way during a year that has put people of all ages in financial turmoil. It is a privilege to be able to give back, especially at this time of year.”

CastleRock is now pre-selling and offering pre-construction pricing on its NEW line of homes in Woodshore! The new section is Section 5, which will carry CastleRock’s Cobalt Series Greek God line up!

The featured beautiful two-story model is a three-bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, formal dining, and a game room.   

Contact CastleRock Sales Rep Alex Nodarse at [email protected] for more information about this new home series geared towards the preferences of first-time buyers and empty nesters. Or, visit

Are you considering building a home in Woodshore? Find out from the Cisneros about their experience of building a CastleRock home in Woodshore.

Samantha Cisneros says, “When we were driving around neighborhoods looking where to buy, we wanted a safe place to be able to walk on the sidewalk with the kids after school. CastleRock helped us by discussing the most important things we wanted in a house: very tall ceilings, an open kitchen that faced the living room and backyard, and a grand staircase.”

She added, “We went with the CastleRock Sonora Elevation C plan without even seeing one in person! We also picked a lot with room for a pool. Elevation C had so many options; it was worth the extra cost to us. The house looks grand on the inside and outside with all the beautiful rock we chose.”

March 27 and 28, 2020

The Brazosport Arts in Media Festival is a festival promoting Animation and Short Film by students.  The college and high school entries come from Texas, the U.S. and more than 90 countries.

The film screenings and workshops will all take place at the beautiful Clarion Theater on the campus of Brazosport College on March 27 and 28, 2020.  Come enjoy hours of student short films and animation, expand your skills at student/teacher workshops let by industry experts, meet the judges, celebrate the festival awards presentation and much more.

Submissions by high school and university students from around the globe are judged by outstanding professionals in the field.  Submissions will be displayed during the festival and viewing is open to the public.  In addition to the competition, entrants may attend technical workshops by noted experts presenting feedback and cutting edge techniques. Join us for our second annual festival.  Support students engaging in technology and the arts! ​