October 29th, 2015

Advantages of Utilizing a Contract with The Cooperative Purchasing Network (TCPN): Do you ever use Buy Boards or Cooperative Purchasing Networks for your Products and Services? Do you know you have the option of using SSCI’s TCPN Contract? It is free of charges to you.  No fees.  No dues.  Why you might choose the TCPN option? State & Federal Laws “Strongly Encourages” participation in Purchasing Networks & Buy Boards. TCPN is mandated to follow all State Procurement Laws & Regulations.  Audited by State Controller’s Office twice/year. Saves time & money (“Soft Costs”) in the Procurement Process.  Eliminated bidding process, associated Read More »

October 12th, 2015

In September 2015, SSCI team members attended the League City Historical Society Living History Dinner at the Walding Station in League City, Texas.  The League City Historical Society’s annual fundraiser offers the opportunity to spend an evening with a famous “figure in history”.  This year the nationally known Larry Marple from Ohio provided an informative and entertaining portrayal of the Colonel Theodore Roosevelt.  Mr. Marple played the role of Col. Roosevelt riding along with his Rough Riders as they headed to Cuba to fight for Cuban Independence. SSCI’s President, Helen I. Hodges, serves on the Board of Directors for the League City Historical Read More »

October 8th, 2015

Throwback Thursday to SSCI’s barbecue where the SSCI Houston office celebrated Mr. Dan Tibbals’ recent achievement of passing the Professional Geoscientist exam and begun the planning of SSCI’s 30th birthday celebration.  SSCI employees and their families were invited to enjoy the beautiful summer day at the Hodges’ Ranch in Santa Fe, Texas on July 12, 2015.  “It was a great opportunity to meet each other’s spouses and children -those people we know so well from conversations with co-workers, but not in person,” said Ms. Jo Keim. Activities at the ranch included feeding and grooming horses, rounding up the cows, an Read More »

October 5th, 2015

Like the rest of us, mold loves Houston. The warm, humid climate makes our city as natural a home for molds as it is for the energy industry. At normal levels, mold is harmless. There are lots of types of molds that grow outdoors as well as indoors like inside your home and office building. The problem comes when moisture problems inside those structures cause mold to grow beyond normal levels. “Normal levels” is a subjective term – even the government has yet to place regulations on what constitutes as natural levels or unhealthy levels. If mold levels grow beyond minimum levels, the indoor Read More »