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UH College of Nursing Ranked #1 in Texas

Ratings Based on Registered Nurse Licensure Passing Rates HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2018 – The top-ranked nursing program in Texas is University of Houston College of Nursing, according to RegisteredNursing.org, a nursing advocacy organization dedicated to promoting excellence in nursing. The organization made its selection based on the programs that supports students towards licensure and beyond. They ranked the top 50 nursing programs in Texas by analyzing current and historical pass rates of the Registered Nurse National […]

Payroll Manager Named Uhv’s 2017 Employee Of The Year

Payroll Manager Denise Prescott was named the University of Houston-Victoria’s 2017 Employee of the Year on Wednesday at the university’s Faculty & Staff Recognition Reception. The reception is held annually to recognize faculty and staff members celebrating employment anniversaries and to name the Employee of the Year. “This is a well-deserved honor,” UHV President Vic Morgan said. “Denise does an outstanding job with the complex duties of seeing that UHV employees receive their paychecks on […]

Metroplex Veterans Legal Services is conducting the first Veteran’s Child Support Modification Clinic in Houston

Metroplex Veterans Legal Services is conducting the first Veteran’s Child Support Modification Clinic in Houston, Texas.  This clinic is a partnership with the HEROES program of the Attorney General of Texas, and Metroplex Veterans Legal Services. The Attorney General of Texas’ Child Support Division HEROES program provides veterans and their dependants with enhanced, personalized assistance in addressing child support matters.   The Veterans Child Support Modification Clinic will provide active duty servicemembers and Veterans with pro […]

Home Repair Information Available in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces Counties Feb. 20-24

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans repair or rebuild their homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey and subsequent flooding, FEMA and home improvement stores in Galveston, Harris, Jefferson and Nueces counties are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will be on hand to answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. […]

HFT President Zeph Capo on the Florida School Shooting   

HOUSTON—Statement by Houston Federation of Teachers President Zeph Capo on the Florida school shooting: “Our hearts break for the parents who will never again tuck their kids into bed at night, for the kids who won’t have both of their parents at graduation, for our colleagues who put their lives on the line to protect the children of strangers because those students are their kids while at school. “We are frustrated and angry with the […]

As the Feb. 20 Review for FEMA’s Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) Program Approaches, Efforts Continue to Help Remaining Survivors Move to Permanent Housing

AUSTIN, Texas –With tens of thousands of households already transitioned out of FEMA’s temporary hotel sheltering program, recovery officials are working to assist those still remaining as they move toward more permanent housing before the program eventually ends. The Transitional Sheltering Assistance program (TSA) has provided interim lodging to more than 54,000 households. Today, 8,661 households remain in TSA, with hundreds of families checking out of hotels every week. “The program is working as it should,” […]

County Attorney Ryan Sues Southwest Freeway Strip Club Promoting Prostitution and Human Trafficking

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has filed suit to shut down a Southwest Houston strip club promoting prostitution and human trafficking. The lawsuit against the owners and operators of the Chicas Locas club at 6440 Southwest Freeway was filed Tuesday following a lengthy investigation by the Houston Police Department’s Vice Division-Human Trafficking Unit.  Investigators discovered women were being recruited from Cuba and Colombia under the guise of a casting call for models and dancers.  Instead […]

CIRQUE ITALIA Is Thrilled To Present Their Newest And Greatest Creation – Aquatic Spectacular

You Don’t Want To Miss Its Debut In Katy, Tx!! What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “Aquatic Spectacular”? Water, entertainment, excitement……? You can expect all these things and so much more from the brand new themed Cirque Italia production with its perfectly fitting new title. After six years of enhancements, a rigorous casting selection, and countless performances nationwide, this newest form of Cirque Italia’s innovative and unique “traveling circus” spectacular production is […]

Kelsey-Seybold Offers New Dermatologic Diagnostic: Patch Test

Comprehensive Patch Test offered at Tanglewood Clinic; one of few testing sites in the Greater Houston area HOUSTON (Feb. 14, 2018) – Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is offering comprehensive patch testing for patients with unexplained recurrent or persistent rashes suspected to be caused by an allergen. Patch testing is performed by John Griffin, M.D., F.A.A.D., and is available to patients at Kelsey-Seybold – Tanglewood Clinic at 1111 Augusta Drive, Houston, 77057. Patch testing is a specialized test that […]

UH Offers Story Ideas, Experts for 2018 Winter Olympics

HOUSTON, Feb. 14, 2018 – While the athletes are going for the gold at the 2018 Winter Olympics, the University of Houston is covering the games from several angles. For your story planning purposes, UH is making these experts available on the topics below. TENSION ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA: Zachary Zwald, instructional assistant professor of political science: Zwald’s research focuses on nuclear weapons and deterrence, with a Department of Defense-funded project examining whether a decision-maker’s […]