Education

Katy ISD’s Partners in Education Kicks Off 15th Annual  Food for Families Campaign  

(Katy, Texas) – The Katy ISD Partners in Education’s 15th Annual Food for Families has launched and the community is invited to support Katy ISD families in need this holiday season. Food for Families is an annual campaign that since 2003 has helped thousands of Katy ISD students and their families with grocery gift cards. Every Katy ISD campus identifies students in need of assistance, and the gift cards are given to those students before […]

HCESD No. 48 to host Car Seat Event on Nov. 16th

Baby car seat, from my objects series

Harris County ESD No. 48 in partnership with Safe Kids Greater Houston will host a Car Seat Event on Thursday, Nov. 16th from 3pm – 6pm at our Station 5 location. The address is 21201 Morton Rd. and we are only taking 48 reservations at this time. Please call the number listed on the flyer to reserve your time and spot. Car seat inspections are free. For more information, you can visit the website www.safekidsgreaterhouston.org

Board of Trustee George Scott is Reelected to the TASB Board of Directors

November 6, 2017 – Katy ISD Board of Trustee George Scott has been reelected to a two-year term on the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) Board of Directors, representing Region 4, Position E. Scott was elected to the Katy ISD Board of Trustees in May 2016.  He was the publisher of The Katy Times newspaper from 1983-86 before becoming a senior researcher and then president of the Tax Research Association of Houston and Harris County.  Scott also […]

Space Station Conservation: Science with a Twist!

TNMP and The National Theatre for Children (NTC) have partnered to educate and inspire Texas students and their families. From November 6 through December 8, 2017, professional actors from NTC will visit 40 elementary schools with live performances of Space Station Conservation, sparking conversations on energy efficiency in classrooms throughout TNMP’s service area. The program will focus on: What energy is The uses of energy How energy is wasted How to conserve energy The live program […]

Take Care of Your Heart this Holiday Season

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2017– The holidays are a time of joy and celebration, but the hectic nature of the season can also result in increased stress. Houston Methodist West Hospital will be holding a free heart health seminar to help you stay healthy throughout the holiday season and beyond. Experts from Houston Methodist West will be discussing diet, exercise, stress management and screenings, among other heart health topics. Presenters include Dr. Randa Djendou, internist, Dr. John Sunew, cardiologist, […]

Texas Bar Foundation Awards Grant to Child Advocates of Fort Bend

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) an $8,000 to support year two of the Multidisciplinary Team Enhancement Program (MEP) between Child Protective Services, law enforcement and the Children’s Advocacy Center. Since its inception in 1965, the Texas Bar Foundation has awarded more than $18 million in grants to law-related programs. Supported by members of the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Bar Foundation is the nation’s largest charitably-funded bar foundation. Shown (L to R) are: Child Advocates of Fort Bend Multi-Disciplinary Team Coordinators Fran Clark and Joe Driver with Child Advocates of Fort Bend Children’s Advocacy Center Program Director Fiona Remko.

The Texas Bar Foundation recently awarded Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) an $8,000 grant. These funds will be used to support year two of the Multidisciplinary Team Enhancement Program (MEP) between Child Protective Services, law enforcement and the Children’s Advocacy Center. MEP began in late 2015 as a way of identifying children who are victims of abuse and would otherwise fall through the cracks of the child welfare system. Since its inception in 1965, […]

Texas Children’s Cancer Center to offer state-of-the-art I-131 MIBG therapy

As one of only a select number of pediatric hospitals in the U.S., Texas Children’s Cancer Center will now offer I-131 MIBG, a targeted nuclear medicine therapy that combines metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) with radioactive iodine (I-131) to treat patients with high-risk neuroblastoma. This is the first pediatric treatment location in Houston designed specifically for this therapy and one of only a handful in the southern U.S. For more information about MIBG therapy at Texas Children’s Cancer Center, visit […]

Texas Renaissance Festival transports students to 16th century at 13th Annual School Days

HOUSTON (November 7- 8, 2017) —Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The King and Queen of the Texas Renaissance Festival welcome private, public and home-school students, grades K-12, on Tuesday, November 7, and Wednesday, November 8, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the Festival’s 13th Annual School Days. Last year, School Days broke records when over 66,000 students passed through the Festival’s gates. School Days is Texas Renaissance Festival’s two-day event that allows students to step back in time to […]

You First Foundation Golf Event Raises $20000 to Support Brain Injury Victims and Their Families  

HOUSTON, October 31, 2017 – The You First Foundation raised more than $20,000 in its third annual Wendy Kwan Memorial charity golf tournament. The tournament is held in honor of Wendy Kwan, a young mother who died in 2014 unexpectedly from an undetected brain aneurysm. The tournament was held at the BlackHorse Golf Club in Cypress October 20. Wendy’s husband, Ken Lee, and their two children were honorary guests at the tournament. Lee is also a board member […]

Managing Diabetes Can Be a Challenge for the Blind – Houston Non-Profit Offers One-of-a-Kind Program to Help

Lighthouse Diabetes Educator Teri Webb shows client Ramiro Flores how to monitor his blood glucose.

by Gibson M. DuTerroil President of The Lighthouse of Houston November is National Diabetes Month – a period designated to bring awareness to a disease that affects more than 30 million people in the United States alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  One of the devastating health consequences of diabetes is blindness; in fact, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness among adults. Diabetes self-management education is essential to improving the […]