Announcements

Trailblazing Female Conductor And Houston Symphony Associate Principal Trumpet Make Debuts At Miller Outdoor Theatre

June 22 & 23, 2018 HOUSTON (June 21, 2018) – The recently-appointed Chief Conductor of the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and the first-ever female winner of the prestigious Donatella Flick conducting competition, Elim Chan makes her Houston Symphony debut Friday, June 22, at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Chan joins the orchestra at 8:30 p.m. to open this year’s ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights. Joining Chan is Rubén Rengel, the Venezuelan winner of the 2018 Sphinx Award, who makes his Houston […]

UHV Offers Free Tickets For All-Star Baseball Game

Crossroads residents can now get free tickets to a Fourth of July collegiate league all-star baseball game sponsored by the University of Houston-Victoria. The Texas Collegiate League All-Star Game will take place at Riverside Stadium inside Riverside Park. At 6:05 p.m., the league will hold a home run derby, and the game will begin at 7:05 p.m. Admission is free with an advance ticket. A limited number of free tickets are available on a first […]

Katy Taste Fest Organizer Brings New Breakfast-And-Lunch Restaurant To Grand Parkway And I-10  

KATY, Texas—A prominent Katy foodie opened a new restaurant concept in the Grand Crossing development near Costco at Grand Parkway and Interstate 10, and if you want to enjoy it, sleeping in is not an option. Cyril Thomas, the organizer behind Katy Taste Fest, opened The Toasted Yolk Café in Katy on Wednesday, June 20. The new restaurant is the popular local chain’s sixth location and first franchise in the Houston area offering the same […]

Texas GOP Embraces Drug Law Reform

The HPRA speaker this Friday noon will be Hunter White, a representative of RAMP, Republicans Against Marijuana Prohibition, founded by long time GOP activist Ann Lee. RAMP formed in 2012 to change GOP policy on marijuana, and can now claim a major success http://www.newsweek.com/texas-republicans-marijuana-legalization-weed-pot-982324 “ ‘We support a change in the law to make it a civil, and not a criminal, offense for legal adults only to possess one ounce or less of marijuana for personal use, punishable […]

Society for the Performing Arts Announces Additions to 2018-2019 Season

HOUSTON, June 21, 2018 – Society for the Performing Arts (SPA), the largest nonprofit presenting organization of its kind in the Southwest, announces additions to its 2018-2019 season line-up. Since its initial unveiling in May, five shows have been added to SPA’s season including eight performances of the legendary Broadway show, Chicago. Also joining the line-up is An Evening with Margaret Atwood, a conversation with the riveting author behind the best-selling novel The Handmaid’s Tale, now an Emmy and Golden Globe series available […]

Employees Support Blood Drive To Honor Santa Fe High School Shooting Victims    

Richmond, TX– OakBend Medical Center held a blood drive on June 13th to honor the Santa Fe High School Victims. Employees across the OakBend campuses came to Jackson Street to give blood to help replenish the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center’s blood supply. Donations included whole blood, plasma and double red cells. In fact, every donation received can help save as many as three lives. Whole blood donations are separated into three components: plasma, platelets […]

Katy Memorial Pediatrics Donates Supplies for Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Relief Effort

Katy, Texas (June 20, 2018)— As devastating footage of Hurricane Maria’s impact on Puerto Rico first began to emerge last fall, people and organizations around the world responded by donating any assistance they had to the rescue and recovery effort. For Katy Memorial Pediatrics, it was a matter of realizing that many of the hurricane’s victims would need urgent medical care and that doctors on the scene were trying to treat patients under terrible conditions. […]

Aristoi Classical Academy Student Receives Perfect Score On National Latin Exam

KATY, TX— An Aristoi Classical Academy student has received a perfect score on the 2018 Introduction to Latin National Latin Exam for the second year in a row.  Emma Watts, an eighth-grader at the public charter school, was one of 614 students out of over 22,000 who participated in the international exam to earn this distinction.  Last year, then seventh-grade ACA student, Ethan Miller, also achieved this rare accomplishment. In addition, Aristoi Classical Academy students also earned […]

Sens. Cruz, Paul, Lankford, and Inhofe Call for Investigation at the National Science Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.), and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) this week requested National Science Foundation (NSF) Inspector General Allison Lerner investigate the NSF’s grant-making process, relaying their concern that the NSF has “issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research” in contradiction of federal law and the agency’s mission. Among the examples, the senators cited the NSF providing […]

Sen. Cruz Introduces the Student Empowerment Act

Bill expands school choice, access to tax-free educational savings plans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today introduced the Student Empowerment Act. This bill would expand 529 College Savings Plans to include K-12 elementary and secondary school expenses for public, private, and religious schools, including homeschool students. This legislation builds on Sen. Cruz’s Student Opportunity Amendment, which Congress passed and the President signed into law in December 2017, by allowing all students – including public, private, religious, and homeschool students – to use 529 savings […]