Announcements

Oakbend Medical Center’s Employee Giving Campaign Raises More Than $102,000

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center held a celebration on Tuesday, June 11 to celebrate its Employee Giving Campaign. For the past three years, employees have donated to the employee campaign raising more than $295,000. The 2019 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeding $102,000. This year, 400+ employees donated to the campaign, which equates to greater than 40% employee participation. Several awards were given during the celebration including: Highest Average Gift which went […]

OakBend Medical Center Brings Telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center has set up the latest technology in telemedicine at its Wharton hospital. This innovative way of caring for patients uses a combination of telecommunication and information technology to provide patients clinical health care even when the specialist is not in the same room or at the same location.  This allows physicians, like OakBend Medical Group’s Dr. Long Cao, a preventative cardiologist, to see patients via telemedicine and determine if they need […]

Sen. Cruz: This Sign Is a Powerful Testament to the Women Who Helped Take Mankind to the Moon and Conquer the Greatest Challenges of an Era

Senator Ted Cruz

Participates in sign unveiling at NASA after leading effort to rename street ‘Hidden Figures Way’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, today participated in a ceremony with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine to rename the street in front of NASA’s headquarters as “Hidden Figures Way.” The designation honors Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, who were featured in the movie Hidden Figures, Dr. Christine Darden, and all […]

Richmond Holds State of the City with Mayor Evalyn Moore  

(Left to Right) Presenting Sponsor, Kevin Patton of State Farm Insurance Agency, Kristin Weiss, President / CEO of the Central Fort Bend Chamber, Mayor Evalyn Moore, and Trey Reichert, Chair of the CFB Chamber Board of Director, Vice President & General Manager Riverstone and Veranda by Johnson Development Corp.

(ROSENBERG, TEXAS) – The annual State of the City Address, hosted by the Central Fort Bend Chamber, was held on June 11, 2019, at Briscoe Manor. The luncheon was presented by Richmond business owner Kevin Patton with Kevin Patton Insurance Agency, State Farm. The luncheon allows the community of Richmond to come together to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we want to go.  Mayor Evalyn Moore addressed members of the […]

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

Harris County Invites Residents to Smart PAWZ Preparedness Event (Houston, Texas) – June is National Pet Preparedness Month and a great time to make sure you and your pet(s) are ready for emergencies. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and participating preparedness partners including Harris County Animal Shelter (Veterinary Public Health), Houston SPCA, HOPE Crisis Therapy Dogs, Friends of County Pets, Best Friends and the National Weather Service are hosting the third annual Smart PAWZ pet preparedness […]

Include pets’ needs in your disaster plan

Make a plan during Pet Preparedness Month in June AUSTIN, Texas — Planning for hurricane season means planning for all members of your family, including those who can’t plan for themselves. Don’t put yourself in a bad situation by forgetting to prepare for your pets’ needs. Make sure you’re ready for natural disasters by following these steps: Build an emergency kit.Include at least a three-day supply of food and water as well as medications, medical records, […]

Harris County Attorney Ryan unveils Digital Education Nook at Law Library

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, second from right, cut the ribbon on the new Digital Education Nook at the Harris County Law Library, June 7. Director Mariann Sears, right, Law Library Deputy Director Joseph Lawson, left, and Gabe Baker, Community Outreach Specialist from the Harris County Judge’s Office, second from left., were also on hand for the ceremony.

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has unveiled the latest addition to Harris County Law Library digital outreach—the Digital Education Nook. Ryan cut the ribbon on the new addition with Law Library Director Mariann Sears, Law Library Deputy Director Joseph Lawson, and Gabe Baker, Community Outreach Specialist from the Harris County Judge’s Office. “The Digital Education Nook is a section in the Law Library where visitors can sit down and watch on-demand video content,” said County […]

Harmony Public Schools named to the Educational Results Partnership 2018 – 2019 Honor Roll

Four Harmony Schools Recognized for High Achievement in Student Success by a National Campaign of Business and Education Leaders Harmony School of Advancement-Houston, Harmony School of Excellence–Houston, Harmony Science Academy – Houston, and Harmony School of Endeavor – Austin have been named to the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) Honor Roll. The program, sponsored by the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE), is part of a national effort to identify higher-performing schools and districts that […]

First Assistant AG Jeff Mateer to FTC: Big Tech Companies Must Comply with State Deceptive Trade Practices Law

AUSTIN – At a roundtable of state attorneys general hosted by the Federal Trade Commission, Texas First Assistant Attorney General Jeff Mateer today questioned whether big tech companies mislead users and run afoul of the states’ deceptive trade practices laws when they represent their social media platforms as viewpoint neutral and open to all protected speech. “Without a doubt, big tech companies are unique for the ways that they have leveraged technology and led in innovation, improving the way we […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $782.1 Million in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $782.1 million in local sales tax allocations for June, 10.1 percent more than in June 2018. These allocations are based on sales made in April by businesses that report tax monthly. LOCAL SALES TAX ALLOCATIONS (June 2019) Recipient June 2019 Allocations Change from June 2018 Year-to-date Change Cities $499.0M ↑9.2% ↑4.9% Transit Systems $173.1M ↑9.7% ↑4.0% Counties […]