Arts & Entertainment

Professional Genealogist To Speak At Library’s Annual Genealogy Symposium             

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Local History and Genealogy department will present its 8th Annual Genealogy Symposiumon Saturday, April 27, from 9:30 am to 4:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room at George Memorial Library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond. Registration will begin at 9:00 am, and different lectures will be presented throughout the day Professional genealogist and family-history blogger Donna M. Moughty will share her knowledge, experience, and insight on a variety of topics designed to help family-history buffs explore […]

Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra To Perform Free Family Concert At George Memorial Library’s Outdoor Amphitheater 

Fort Bend County Libraries will present a free family concert performance, “Teddy Bear’s Picnic,” by the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, on Saturday, April 6, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the Jodie E. Stavinoha Amphitheater at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond. The performance will include fun, call-and-response interaction between the orchestra and the audience that will have everyone clapping and dancing along with the music. Families with children of all ages are welcome to attend. Musical selections include a […]

Katy ISD Hosts 34th Annual Folk Life Festival 

KATY [March 21, 2019] –  Ever wondered what life was like in Texas during the late 1800’s?  At the upcoming 34th Annual Folk Life Festival, visitors will get a chance to experience pioneer life by seeing how they dressed, how they survived, the types of foods they prepared and even where their children went to school.  Other activities include:  blacksmith demonstrations, hand quilting, woodworking and roping skills presentations.  Admission is only $1. Visitors will also be able […]

Bayou Preservation Association’s Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Awards Luncheon set for May 21

Bayou Preservation Association founder Terry Hershey’s over 50-year commitment to stewardship of our region’s bayous and waterways is the inspiration of the annual Stewardship Awards. She is pictured here with Bayou Preservation Association Chairman Robert Rayburn.

Event will honor individuals in Public, Private and Non-profit sectors WHAT:                 The Bayou Preservation Association’s 2019 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award Luncheon is set for May 21 at the Junior League of Houston. The prestigious award, named for the late Terry Hershey, honors individuals for their outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration or advocacy of Houston’s waterways. This is the ninth year for the awards luncheon. The Bayou Preservation Association is proud […]

Easter Bunny Photo Experience Is Coming Soon To Katy Mills To Delight Families

Save time, skip the line by Reserving Your Magical Moment with the Bunny Online Popular Caring Bunny events and Pet Photo Night Offer Special Opportunities for photos with the Easter Bunny Katy, Tex. (March 20, 2019) — Simon®, a global leader in premier shopping, dining, entertainment, and mixed-use destinations, is hosting its annual Easter celebration festivities at Katy Mills, offering families the chance to participate in traditional and unique seasonal events. Save time and avoid […]

Bank Of America Summer Sounds At Jones Hall Features Houston Symphony In Multisensory Concert Experiences

HOUSTON (March 20, 2019) – The Houston Symphony announced today the 2019–2020 Bank of America Summer Sounds lineup at Jones Hall with tickets now on sale. This year’s Series melds together symphony music with captivating concert experiences, animated feature films and orchestral arrangements of music by iconic artists. The lineup includes Virtual Reality in Concert: Music Illustrated, The Music of Queen, The Music of Selena and Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” Live in Concert. The Bank […]

Groups from Fulshear, Boerne, Dripping Springs,Fort Worth, Houston, Katy and Sugar Land to Sing in New York’s Carnegie Hall

A Texas Gloria From Lahonda Sharp  NEW YORK, NY, March 20, 2019 – On Saturday, May 11, Lone Star State choral conductor Lahonda Sharp, Director of the Chancel Choir of First Fulshear United Methodist Church, will bring a sizeable vocal contingent from Texas to New York’s Carnegie Hall to perform Vivaldi’s popular choral masterwork, Gloria. Also on stage will be vocal soloists Eilana Lappalainen, soprano, and Kimberly Sogioka, mezzo-soprano, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble. The performance, part of MidAmerica Productions’ 36th concert season, is […]

Katy ISD Art Students Earn $316,000 in Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Art Auction 

KATY [March 20, 2019] –  It was a Spring Break to remember for 13 Katy Independent School District art students whose artwork advanced to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLS&R) Art Auction, which raised a total of $316,000. As with last year, Katy ISD had more students in the art auction than any other participating school district. Tompkins High School 11th grader Madelyn Huynh’s creation entitled “Texas Stud” won Class Champion over the monochromatic […]

Population of Monarch butterflies appears to be increasing

After years of decline, a Texas A&M researcher and butterfly advocate says the total population of monarch butterflies appears to be increasing. Read on Texas A&M Today COLLEGE STATION, March 18, 2019 – After several years of decline, the number of monarch butterflies appears to be up dramatically – perhaps as much as much as 144 percent – according a to Texas A&M University researcher and monarch butterfly advocate. Craig Wilson, director of the USDA Future […]

Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ Has Record-Breaking Year In 2019, King Of Country Music George Strait Breaks NRG Stadium Record

In his first appearance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2013, George Strait closed the Rodeo with a concert-only performance with special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. With a paid attendance of 80,108, Strait broke his own NRG Stadium record, a record he set seven years ago during his last appearance at the Rodeo. The concert-only performance held Sunday, March 17, marked Strait’s 30th performance in his 22 years at the […]