Arts & Entertainment

Exhibit on Women’s Suffrage Opens June 17 at TSLAC: “Women’s Power, Women’s Vote”

The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) will unveil its new exhibit, “Women’s Power, Women’s Vote” on Monday, June 17, 2019. The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. Texas ratified the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution on June 28, 1919—the ninth of the required 36 states to do so. This exhibit explores the motivation and evolution of this struggle as documented through the personal collections of Texas women and government […]

Houston Symphony To Receive $25,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts 

HOUSTON (May 22, 2019) – National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2019.  Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $25,000 to the Houston Symphony to support the Community-Embedded Musicians (CEM) initiative. Art Works is the Arts Endowment’s principal grantmaking program. The agency received 1,592 Art Works applications for […]

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Awards $3.81 Million in Recreational Trail Grants to Texas Communities

Additional $700,000 re-allocated from previous funding for state park trail improvements AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $3.81 million dollars in grants to fund 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. The National Recreational Trails Fund (NRTF) funds recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. The grants are funded from a portion of the federal gas tax generated by gasoline purchases for off-road motorcycles and four-wheelers. Thirty percent of the total […]

Camp Living Word is a Christian day camp

Camp Living Word is a Christian day camp at Living Word Lutheran Church for children entering Kindergarten through 5th grade in Fall 2019.  The camp will be held for two weeks, July 15-19 and July 22-26.  Lutherhill Ministries staff will lead the camp with the support of Living Word student and adult members.  Campers will “wonder” by exploring scripture in worship, Bible study, arts and crafts, music and more!  Please register on the Events page of […]

Katy Christian Ministries Celebrated 20 years of Golf!

20th Annual Golf Tournament raised $102,000 for Katy Christian Ministries [Katy, TX, May 16, 2019] Katy Christian Ministries (KCM) hosted their 20th Annual Golf Tournament May 6th, 2019 at Weston Lakes Country Club in Fulshear, TX. Proceeds from the event benefit the programs and services that KCM provides free of charge to families in crisis within a 12 zip code area in the Katy/West Houston area. The event’s original budgeted goal was $80,000, but members […]

Typhoon Texas Welcomes Local Music Talent Starting May 25

KATY, TX (May 21, 2019) – Typhoon Texas will host a summer-long showcase of rising artists in country music and pop sounds starting Saturday, May 25 at 4 p.m. when local singer/songwriter Cooper Wade takes to the Tidal Wave Bay performance stage as part of the waterpark’s grand opening weekend celebration. The Spotlights Band, one of Houston’s leading Top 40’s variety music groups, will perform Sunday, May 26 from 4 – 6 p.m. to wrap […]

Houston Symphony Closes Out The 2018–2019 Pops Season With The Greatest Hits From Broadway

Steven Reineke

HOUSTON (May 17, 2019) – Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke leads the Symphony and the Houston Symphony Chorus in a POPS season finale of show-stoppers from past and current Broadway productions in The Best of Broadway, May 24 & 25 at 8 p.m. and May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Under the direction of Dr. Betsy Cook Weber, the Houston Symphony Chorus joins Reineke and the Symphony in renditions of the most iconic choral numbers […]

The Music Of Selena Fills Jones Hall This Summer As The Houston Symphony Pays Tribute To The Queen Of Tejano Music 

HOUSTON (May 16, 2019) – In homage to the “Queen of Tejano Music,” The Houston Symphony under the direction of guest conductor Andrés Franco, brings the iconic music of Selena to life in a way audiences have never heard it before: backed by a full, world-class symphony orchestra. The Music of Selena is part of the Bank of America Summer Sounds Series at Jones Hall, on July 12 & 13 with sensational vocalist Isabel Marie […]

New trail openings along Greens, Hunting, and Sims Bayou Greenways

Greens Bayou Greenway at Strickland Park

Communities can enjoy new hike-and-bike trails as part of Bayou Greenways 2020 HOUSTON, TX – May 15, 2019 – Houston Parks Board and Houston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce several new completions along Greens, Hunting, and Sims Bayou Greenways as part of the Bayou Greenways 2020 project. Greens Bayou Greenway: Strickland Park to Maxey Park In June 2018, construction began on a new 1.4-mile segment of Greens Bayou Greenway to connect Strickland Park […]

Global Entrepreneurship Workshop At Cinco Ranch Branch Library             

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library will  have a special workshop, “Global Entrepreneurship Series: 90 Days to Launch,” on Saturday, June 1, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Get tips on how to turn an idea, dream, or hobby into a sustainable business that can be implemented in any country in the world within 90 days. This series, presented by investment-management […]