Arts & Entertainment

Master Naturalist Program – Dark Sky:  Save the Night by Debbie Moran & Steve Goldberg

Thursday, February 7             6:30 PM social, 7 PM program Rosenberg Civic Center, 3825 Texas 36 South, Rosenberg Life on Earth depends on natural darkness.  Deborah Moran received the International Dark-Sky Association’s 2017 award for education of government officials about outdoor lighting issues.  Her Houston neighborhood became the first inside city limits allowed to install low glare fully shielded decorative streetlights.  Others nearby have followed.   For several years, she has been concerned about Houston’s choice of high glare white LED […]

5 Spots to Consider for Your Next Vacation

We could all use some time away from home now and then. If you’re in need of a vacation but not quite sure where you want to go, we’re here to help you out. And to make planning your trip a little easier, all of the following places are just a reasonable flight away from Houston. Here are 5 places you should consider for your next vacation: Glacier National Park For those that prefer planning […]

 2019 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Spring Spectacular Inaugural Event Ushers in Spring Season April 12-14, 2019

HOUSTON, TEXAS — (January 15, 2019) – Twelve months can seem such a long time to wait for all the shopping fun and festive spirit of one annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market to the next. This year, Houston Ballet’s Nutcracker Marker offers a welcome solution with its new Spring Spectacular. Taking place April 12-14 at NRG Center, Spring Spectacular is the sunny flip side to the highly anticipated Nutcracker Market. This inaugural event will host […]

Patient Celebrates 102 Birthday

Richmond, TX…Myrtis B. “Tiny” Gates celebrated her 102 birthday on January 8 while recovering in OakBend Medical Center’s newly renovated fifth floor. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, Tiny now lives in Pecan Grove. All smiles, Tiny was surrounded by family, friends and OakBend staff while she enjoyed her favorite vanilla cake decorated with pink, her favorite color. Tiny has two daughters, Judy, who lives in Richmond and who was in attendance for her mom’s birthday and […]

Off to a Healthy Start

January 14,  2019, (Rosenberg, TX) – The start of the new year is the perfect time to establish new goals, habits, and a healthy lifestyle. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recommends starting this year off on the right foot by getting active and eating right! Lack of time or a busy life doesn’t have to stand in the way of healthy habits. According to AgriLife Extension’s Walk Across Texas program, 30 minutes a day is […]

Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada Leads The Houston Symphony In La Valse: A Sweeping Viennese Waltz By The Composer Of Bolero.  

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Jan. 24, 26&27 HOUSTON (Jan. 15, 2019) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra in Ravel’s La valse  Jan. 24 and 26 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones Hall. Written by the composer of the famed Boléro, La valse is Ravel’s tribute to a bygone Vienna, opening with a musical depiction of whirling clouds that reveal waltzing couples. The waltz rhythms become increasingly dramatic and urgent, sweeping […]

Libraries Announce Family Reading Winter Challenge  

The popularity of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Summer Reading Clubs for children, teens, and adults inspired the library system to add a similar program for families during the winter season. The Family Reading Winter Challenge will begin on Monday, January 28, and will continue for five weeks through March 2, at all branches in the Fort Bend County library system, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library. This five-week program is […]

Indigo Girls, Music Of Led Zeppelin And Extra Matinee Of Carmina Burana Added To Houston Symphony’s Specials Series

Mar. 30, Apr. 10 & Apr. 19HOUSTON (Jan. 11, 2019) – The Houston Symphony has announced the addition of Indigo Girls on Apr. 10 and the Music of Led Zeppelin on Apr. 19 to its Special Series lineup. Tickets for Indigo Girls and the Music of Led Zeppelin are now available at www.houstonsymphony.org. The Grammy Award-winning Indigo Girls join the Houston Symphony performing their folk-rock hits like Galileo, Kid Fears, Closer to Fine plus more […]

Bayou Preservation Association Extends Deadline Of Call For Entries For 2019 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award  

Entries will be accepted through Jan. 23 HOUSTON, January 11, 2019 – The Bayou Preservation Association announces an extension in the deadline of the call for entries for the 2019 Terry Hershey Bayou Stewardship Award to Jan. 23. The prestigious award, named for the late Terese (Terry) Hershey, is given annually to recognize members in the community who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to aiding in the conservation, preservation, restoration and/or advocacy of Houston’s waterways. Nominees for […]

Katy ISD High Schools Staging Plays and Musicals This Spring

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By George Slaughter Several Katy Independent School District high schools are staging spring musicals and plays for the public’s enjoyment. Here’s an overview of upcoming performances. January 16-19: A Midsummer Night’s Dream The play is being staged at Katy High School, 6331 Highway Blvd. The play is Shakespeare’s romantic comedy classic, which portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. For time and […]