Education

Are You Worried about Sliding College Grades?  

As a college student, you have to work hard to achieve and maintain good grades. However, there are many students that start to see their grades slide for one reason or another. This is something that can cause a lot of stress for those that were hoping to achieve good grades so that they can get into their career of choice. If your grades are starting to slide, you can look at the various option […]

CASNR Researcher and Administrator Receives National Cotton Genetics Research Award

Eric Hequet is the chairman of the Department of Plant and Soil Science. An internationally recognized cotton science researcher and chairman of Texas Tech University’s Department of Plant and Soil Science in the College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources was selected by the Joint Cotton Breeding Committee as the recipient of its Cotton Genetics Research Award. Eric Hequet, who received a plaque and monetary award, was presented the honor on Jan. 10 at the Beltwide Cotton Improvement Conference in […]

Hundreds of Houstonians to Climb Notable Skyscraper in Fight For Air Climb

Training, Team Building Begin for the Fight For Air Climb HOUSTON – (January 17, 2019) – Training, team building and fundraising have already begun for a stair climbing event at the 1001 Fannin Building in downtown Houston. The American Lung Association in Texas announced that registration is open for the Fight For Air Climb, set for Saturday, April 6. B-roll is available here for download. The Fight For Air Climb invites individuals, families, groups of friends, corporate teams […]

Food Banks Stretch to Help Furloughed Workers as Shutdown Threatens More Texans  

Austin – Feeding Texas, the statewide network of food banks, announced new food distributions to help furloughed government employees this week. Food banks plan to assist Border Patrol officers in Presidio, national park staff in Big Bend, Coast Guard members in Beaumont and NASA employees in Houston among others. Those seeking food assistance are encouraged to contact their closest food bank. Food banks are preparing to meet a surge in need if the shutdown continues, as well […]

Texas Piano Player – Bryant Li is a South Central Division Winner in the MTNA Junior Piano Competition

Katy, TX, Jan 16, 2019— Bryant Li, a Katy native, is the South Central Division Winner in the MTNA Student Junior Piano Competition and will advance to the national level of the competitions at the MTNA National Conference in Spokane, Washington in mid March 2019. Li, is an 8th Grader at Beckendorff Junior High. Li has been studying piano for 8 years and is a student of John Weems in Sugarland, TX. Li, is also […]

Campbell Elementary Dedicated to a Living Legacy  

KATY [January 16, 2019] – “I want to be like them.”  These were the words repeatedly expressed throughout Amy Campbell’s speech at last night’s dedication ceremony at Campbell Elementary.  Holding back tears, the school’s namesake spoke of the life-learning experiences she cherishes from former and current students.  Learners whom she considers to be true “legacy builders.” “I love coming to the school.  The students are just wonderful and I love to see what they’re doing, as […]

Tips and Tricks About Reverse Phone Number Searches

We all know what it’s like to be bothered by unknown calls or by spam calls. If you’re like us, you don’t really want to answer the phone, mostly because you don’t know who’s at the other end and you don’t know what they want. If the message is actually important, then the caller will leave a message, but most of the time, you have to deal with banks and health insurances and their offers. […]

Sen. Cruz, Rep. Smith Reintroduce Student Empowerment Act

Bill expands school choice, access to tax-free educational savings plans WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) reintroduced the Student Empowerment Act, which 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 bill builds upon Sen. Cruz’s Student Opportunity Amendment, which was signed into law in December 2017, by allowing all students – including public, […]

The Greatest School On Earth! NCE Carnival 2019

Come one! Come all! Step right up and join the fun! Nottingham Country Elementary will hold our annual PTA carnival fundraiser on April 5th from 5-8pm at 20500 KINGSLAND BLVD, KATY, TX, 77450. Please join us for games, bounce houses, petting zoo, bake sale, food and fun carnival themed entertainment.  Peruse our extensive family-oriented silent auction while your kids have a blast.  With your help, we can put the “fun” in our biggest fundraiser of the […]

Herrera-Estrella Named Newest Member of TAMEST

The National Academy of Sciences researcher serves as the Distinguished Professor of Plant Genomics at Texas Tech University. Luis Rafael Herrera-Estrella, the President’s Distinguished Professor of Plant Genomics in the Department of Plant and Soil Science at Texas Tech University, has been appointed as the latest member of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST). Herrera-Estrella joined Texas Tech in 2018 as the result of a $5 million grant from the State of Texas Governor’s […]