Alcohol-Impaired Driving Is on the Rise; Here’s What We Can Do About It

by James Eberspacher, Division Director, National Center for DWI Courts In 1988, Larry Mahoney drove his pickup truck down the wrong side of Kentucky’s I-71, hitting a church bus head on and killing 24 children and three adults. The incident, which became known as the Carrollton Bus Crash, remains the deadliest impaired-driving incident in American history. The crash received national media attention and resulted in a crackdown on impaired driving. Between 1982 and 2014, the number […]

Author Sheila Aron Donates Books to Local Children’s Organizations and Hospitals

HOUSTON (December 11, 2017) – Sheila Aron, author of “I’m Glad I’m Me: Weaving The Thread of Love From Generation to Generation” and founder of The Thread Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse, is spreading holiday cheer by donating her book to the children and families supported by 11 local children’s organizations and hospitals. “In hopes of bringing holiday cheer, I would like to give my book to as many children […]

Levy Park Conservancy presents Minions for Movie Night Dec. 29, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital

WHAT:                 Come on out for some holiday fun to see the family-friendly movie Minions, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) in conjunction with the Levy Park Conservancy, on Dec. 29. Minions is the hit 2015 computer-animated comedy film about three Minions (Kevin, Stuart and Bob) recruited by supervillain Charlotte Overkill (voice of Sandra Bullock) and her inventor husband Herb (voice of Jon Hamm) to help in her plot to take over the world. The event is free and […]

Katy ISD “No Texting and Driving” Video Receives Innovation Award  

December 11, 2017 – The Katy Independent School District receives the 2017 Risk Management Innovation Award for its “No Texting and Driving” video. The Risk Management Department, along with employees from Communications, Human Resources, Curriculum and Instruction and the Katy ISD Police Department produced the video to provide awareness of the new “no texting and driving” statewide law which took effect on September 1, 2017.  The video was distributed to over three million people as […]

Astor Cafe & Bakery Celebrates Grand Opening Saturday, December 16th

Join Astor Café & Bakery, Argentina cuisine in the heart of Cinco Ranch in Katy, Texas, as they celebrate their grand opening from 11 am to 2 pm on Saturday, December 16, 2017. Astor features budget-friendly breakfast items, including their authentic baked or fried empanadas. Lunch and Dinner menus feature Sandwich de Migas, Milanesas, Lomito, Choripan, Tortas Argentina Pizzas, and more. Astor Café has a full bar, including domestic and imported beer, a thoughtful selection […]

This Holiday Season, #AdoptDon’tShop! Visit Houston Animal Shelter’s #HomeAfterHarvey Mega Adoption Event

Houston, TX, December 6, 2017 ― On Saturday, December 9, Friends For Life Animal Shelter and Sanctuary in Houston will get tails wagging with its Home After Harvey Mega Adoption Event, where more than 100 animals displaced by the floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey will hope to find their forever homes. The Mega Adoption Event will take place from noon until 4 p.m. at Friends For Life, 107 E. 22nd Street in Houston. The parking lot will […]

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus nationally recognized as a top children’s hospital by The Leapfrog Group

Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus was named one of the 10 top children’s hospitals in the nation by The Leapfrog Group. The award recognizes achievements in patient safety and quality, and this is the fourth time Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus has ranked in this survey as one of the highest performing pediatric centers in the country. For more information, visit Announced today, the Leapfrog Top Children’s Hospitals award is widely acknowledged as one of […]

14TH Annual “Christmas Rocks!” Tour

Sirius XM Presents The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14TH Annual “Christmas Rocks!” Tour Sunday, December 10 At Arena Theatre 7326 Southwest Freeway | Houston, Texas 77074 | 713-772-5900 See more and buy tickets at: Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner BRIAN SETZER and his 19-piece THE BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA bring their 14th annual “Christmas Rocks! Tour,” presented for the second consecutive year by SiriusXM, back to Houston’s Arena Theatre, Friday, Dec. 10. It’s an even bigger celebration this […]

PARP inhibitor improves progression-free survival in patients with advanced breast cancers and BRCA mutations

MD Anderson-led Phase III trial meets primary endpoint with talazoparib over chemotherapy HOUSTON ― In a randomized, Phase III trial led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the PARP inhibitor talazoparib extended progression-free survival (PFS) and improved quality-of-life measures over available chemotherapies for patients with metastatic HER2-negative breast cancer and mutations in the BRCA1/2 genes. The results of the EMBRACA trial were presented today at the 2017 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium by Jennifer Litton, M.D., associate […]

Olson Supports President’s Decision To Recognize Jerusalem As The Israeli Capital

WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel and instruct the movement of the US Embassy to Jerusalem: “Today, for the first time, the United States has officially recognized what so many have known for years, that Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel. Israel is one of America’s closest friends and allies. I appreciate President […]