UHV Receives $1.5 Million From Johnson Foundation

Robert Halepeska, front right, executive vice president of the M.G. and Lillie A. Johnson Foundation, presents a $1.5 million check Nov. 9 to Bob Glenn, University of Houston-Victoria president, front left. This is the largest gift in university history and will be used for the equipping and build-out of health career education related labs that will be housed in the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and Town Plaza Mall buildings. Also pictured are, from top left, Courtney Middleton-Sides, senior director for corporate and foundation relations; Russell Marshall and Terrell Mullins, board members of the foundation; Jesse Pisors, UHV vice president for advancement and external relations; Jeffrey Di Leo, center left, dean of the UHV School of Arts & Sciences; Buddy Brock and Jack Morrison, board members of the foundation; and Matt Alexander, director of UHV capital projects and construction.  

The largest donation in the history of the University of Houston-Victoria made this month will allow the university to enhance its health career education offerings for students. The $1.5 million gift from the M.G. & Lillie A. Johnson Foundation was made on the 30-year anniversary of the foundation’s first gift to the university. “We are extremely grateful to the Johnson Foundation for this remarkable gift,” UHV President Bob Glenn said. “Higher education is so important, […]

Sleep Show™ Makes Houston Home

The National Sleep Foundation will hold its event at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Mar. 8-10, 2019 WHAT:                 The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Show™ is a three-day consumer expo showcasing the latest innovations in sleep health and technology. Attendees will be able to interact with more than 200 companies and their brands – from medicine to mattresses, gadgets to baby products – and to make some great purchases from curated shops. The Sleep Show will offer educational […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its Partner Agencies to Celebrate National Adoption Day, November 16

The Honorable Judge Ron Pope and The Honorable Judge Brenda Mullinex and The Honorable Judge David Perwin Kick Off National Adoption Day to Help Finalize More Than 4,000 Adoptions Nationwide This Friday, the Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts are joining forces with courts across the country opening their doors on National Adoption Day to finalize adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all families who adopt. In August of […]

Cinco Ranch High School Choir, Orchestra, Band, Dance And Art Joined Forces To Honor Local Veterans

KATY, TX (November 14, 2018) Katy ISD’s Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) hosted its annual Veterans Day Concert in the CRHS Performing Arts Center on November 12, 2018. More than 900 people attended the event that honored our veterans through music, dance, and art. Attendees were treated to patriotic classics including “America, the Beautiful” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as well as the sentimental favorite, “Danny Boy”. Cougar Star Officers gave an energetic, star-spangled […]

Seniors Sign College Sports Offers  

Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce the signing of two senior girl athletes to four-year scholarships. Today, in front of the student body, faculty, parents, and coaches, Sabrina Hillyer and Lyndie Swanson signed four-year commitments. Sabrina Hillyer, ace soccer player, accepted a four-year scholarship to play for the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona. At the signing, Coach Zayne Ramirez said, “It was an honor to […]

Unwanted Agricultural Surplus pesticides? Dispose of them properly!

November 28, 2018 (Wharton, TX):  Unused pesticides lurking in barns and outbuildings are hazardous to people, pets and the environment. Currently, there is no organized collection activity to allow Texans to responsibly dispose of their unwanted agricultural pesticide waste. This has caused many Texans to accumulate unwanted pesticides under unsafe storage conditions and has possibly caused some to consider illegal disposal options. The improper disposal of agricultural pesticide waste poses a serious risk to surface […]

Family caregivers save Texas billions of dollars

Bob Jackson is the director of AARP Texas.

by Bob Jackson, AARP Texas November is National Caregivers Month, a good time to remember that caregiving affects us all in deeply personal ways. In the words of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter: “There are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers, and those who will need caregivers.” The typical family caregiver is a 49-year-old female taking care of […]

Social Security Specialist To Speak At Cinco Ranch Branch Library

Andrew Hardwick, a Metropolitan Public Affairs Specialist for the Social Security Administration, will present a program on “Social Security 101” on Monday, December 10, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., in the Meeting Room at the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy. Hardwick will provide an overview of Social Security and the Medicare program. Learn how and when to apply; how early retirement affects one’s benefits; how to maximize one’s benefits; the differences between […]

Military Academy Night at Katy ISD  

KATY [November 13, 2018] –  Parents and students interested in learning about opportunities to be part of the United States armed forces are encouraged to attend the upcoming Katy ISD Legacy Parent Military Academies Night session.  Attendees will learn about the admissions criteria as well as the required process and preparation to be considered a cadet. Academies represented are: United States Military Academy – West Point United States Naval Academy United States Air Force Academy United […]

Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation Hosts “Impact Day”

HOUSTON – (November 13, 2018) The Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation (TWEF) partnered with multiple business and community leaders across the Greater Houston area to provide a day of empowerment on Saturday, October 20, 2018. With more than 5,500 participants, the inspiring and empowering day featured workshops focusing on a variety of topics, issues and concerns and then concluded with a scholarship celebration. TWEF Founder Deavra Daughtry and Honorary Chair Vanessa Reed, Comerica Bank, encouraged the community […]