• Dewberry Farm Offers Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey Free Admission

    Dewberry Farm Offers Those Affected By Hurricane Harvey Free Admission

    Brookshire, TX (September 20, 2017) – Dewberry Farm is asking people to nominate families affected by Hurricane Harvey to get free admission to their Fall festival. Dewberry Farm wants to provide free admission to 100 people. “Hurricane Harvey caused so much devastation. Our hearts broke for those who were displaced because of it, and we want to give back,” said Mary Emerson, Owner. “If we can take people’s minds off of their challenges and bring […]

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  • Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties

    Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties

    Date: September 20, 2017 Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadline Extended for 39 Counties Individuals from disaster-declared counties have until Oct. 31 to file AUSTIN –The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) today announced that the deadline has been extended to October 31, 2017 for individuals filing for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in all 39 counties declared in Presidential Disaster Declaration FEMA 4332-DR. This deadline extension will allow affected individuals, who may be eligible but have not yet applied, with […]

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  • Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Their Home Campus after Harvey

    Bear Creek Elementary Students Head Back to Their Home Campus after Harvey

    September 19, 2017 –  After almost two weeks of being housed at Paetow High School, Bear Creek Elementary (BCE) students and staff will now be headed back to their home campus on Monday, September 25. The neighborhood lift pumps and a water treatment plant which were compromised by Harvey have now been repaired and the local service provider has lifted water restrictions to the area, making it safe for students to return to their home campus.  […]

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  • Heart of Katy Market rescheduled

    Heart of Katy Market rescheduled

    Katy Bengal Brigade and Cheerleaders Semi-Annual Heart of Katy  (Formerly The Heart of Katy Craft Show) Has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday November 5th from 12 noon to 5 p.m. The event will be at Katy High School. Over 100 Vendors with Arts, Crafts, Clothing, Food, Etc.  Located in the Food Court Annex. Free Admission

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  • Texas Announces Food Assistance for Harris County

    Texas Announces Food Assistance for Harris County

    AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services announced today that it will roll out disaster food relief for victims of Hurricane Harvey to residents in Harris County starting Friday, Sept. 22. Texas has been rolling out D-SNAP in a phased approach and is expanding to Harris County in coordination with local officials. Harris County sites will run through Oct. 5. “We’ve been working closely with local officials to fine tune sites that work for people who are […]

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Raising Cane’s Mobilizes To Raise Funds For Hurricane Harvey Relief

All 121 Texas restaurants donating 100% of net proceeds Sept. 27 to United Way HOUSTON (Sept. 22, 2017) – It has been a month since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast, but the need for support remains urgent. Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers invites Caniacs across the Lone Star State to join in the relief effort on Wednesday, Sept. 27. All 121 restaurants in Texas will donate 100 percent of the day’s net proceeds to the United Way […]

George Pavilion Grand Opening  

Picture Courtesy of Magana Media. Pictured Left to Right: Fort Bend County Fair Association Board Directors:  Neil Yelderman, Sean Gutierrez, Calvin Zwahr, Cecil Willis, Marjie Pollard, Bobby Poncik, James Duke, Brian Graeber, Ernest Lawson, and Cindy Schmidt;  Fort Bend County Judge, Bob Hebert; Commissioner Precinct 1, Vincent Morales; Fairgrounds Manager Mary Staff; Commissioner Precinct 4, James Patterson; Abe Sustaita, Sustaita Architects; Fort Bend County Facilities Director Jamie Knight; Brad Crain, Crain Group; John Green, Crain Group

FORT BEND COUNTY, TX – Fort Bend County Officials and Fair Association Board Directors gathered Thursday, September 21, 2017, to celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds’ newly completed George Pavilion, previously George Livestock Barn.  At 86,000 square feet, the pavilion’s improved area is approximately twice as large as the previous space and the seating capacity more than doubled. The new facility features a higher level of lighting, improved air circulation, heating […]


Discovery Center explores life and culture “South of the Border” Opening Oct. 7, 2017 Experience the day-to-day of the people in Villa Hidalgo Yalálag—a Zapotec village in the Sierra Juárez Mountains of Oaxaca, México, with the opening of a brand new exhibit, Yalálag—A Mountain Village in México on Oct. 7, 2017. You’re invited to an exotic trip south of the border to learn about the cultural attributes that give the people of Yalálag a unique take on life! The […]

Hang Loose With Moana

Discovery Center makes a big splash for Moana magical celebration Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at noon Sail across the “open ocean” on an action-packed voyage, encountering extraordinary characters and impossible odds! Make waves while you meet Moana and immerse yourself in island life, culture and adventure during a fan celebration. DON’T MISS: Lei Making: Take part in an ancient Polynesian tradition by making your very own lei. “Moana” Meet-and-Greet: Bring your camera and snap a pic with the fierce ocean […]

Young Adult Book Club, Advisory Council & More For Teens At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries is launching new programs specifically designed for high school-aged teens in grades 9 through 12. The programs provide fun and challenging opportunities for these young adults, who are also encouraged to become active participants in designing and orchestrating new activities for teens in the library system. In October, the Cinco Ranch Branch Library will present the following programs for the Young Adult community. Young Adult Book Club– Wednesday, October 11, 3:00-4:00 p.m., Conference Classroom. Teen […]

Theatre Under The Stars Remembers Its Founder, Frank M. Young

Frank M. Young, founder of Theatre Under The Stars, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20. A native Houstonian, Frank had a lifelong love of musical theatre. When he was growing up in Pasadena, he performed in productions at Johnny George’s legendary Theatre Inc. in Houston. After moving to California, and earning his BA in Psychology at UCLA, he came back to Pasadena, and used his life savings to produce his first show, a production […]

Texas Extends D-SNAP Hours for Polk County Residents

AUSTIN –Texas Health and Human Services announced today that it will extend hours at the Polk County site where victims of Hurricane Harvey can apply to receive disaster food relief. In addition to the previously announced hours, residents of Polk County will be able to apply Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.at this location: Polk County 707 N. Tyler Ave., Livingston Livingston Municipal Library Sept. 18 to 23, Sept. 25-26 Note: Library […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 22, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 357,000 acres over Galveston, Jackson, Montgomery, Polk and San Jacinto counties last night. Crews are planning to be uptonight completing Jackson and Sabine […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise the Nomination of Erin Nealy Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after President Trump announced his intention to nominate Erin Nealy Cox as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas: “Erin Nealy Cox will be a stellar United States Attorney,” Sen. Cruz said. “She is smart, principled, and dedicated to the just enforcement of the law, and her background as a federal prosecutor, senior official at the Department […]

Sen. Cruz Promotes Economic Growth and Texas Agriculture in West Texas Visit

Tours Lamesa farm and ranch and participates in Southwest Council of Agribusiness Annual Meeting with Secretary of Agriculture Perdue and Chairman Conaway LAMESA, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today joined U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and U.S. House Committee on Agriculture Mike Conaway in Lamesa, Texas to tour a local farm and ranch. Later, Sen. Cruz, Secretary Perdue and Chairman Conaway met with agriculture industry leaders, local farmers and ranchers at the Southwest […]