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October Youth Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. These programs are free and open to the public. The library is unable to accommodate daycares and school groups at these activities. The schedule for October is as follows: Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 a.m. — provides caregiver/infant multisensory circle-time activities […]

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

New Survey by Junior Achievement and AIG Reveals Retirement Plans and Attitudes of U.S. Teens Aged 13-18 Houston, TX – September 25, 2018 – A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents’ preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine percent of young adults ages 13-18 say they know little or nothing about financial planning. “Based on […]

Sen. Cruz Commends D.C. Council Chairman Mendelson for Introducing Hidden Figures Way Designation Act

‘Renaming the street in front of NASA’s headquarters ‘Hidden Figures Way’ will ensure their legacy of brilliance, strength, and resilience will not be forgotten’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today commended Washington, D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson and D.C. Councilmembers for introducing legislation similar to his Hidden Figures Way Designation Act. This bipartisan bill designates the street in front of NASA’s headquarters as “Hidden Figures Way,” in honor of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, […]

Harris County Attorney Ryan Celebrates National Voter Registration Day

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan.

Offers Online Voter Training for Lawyers Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan celebrates National Voter Registration Day today by making training for lawyers available online. Ryan recently hosted a Continuing Legal Education session about voting issues that could be raised by government officials or members of the public.  It included an overview of the Texas Election Code and Voter ID laws. That seminar is now being offered free online for any lawyers who wish to view […]

Revolting Children Unite!! Matilda, JR. Makes its Premiere in Sugar Land with Inspiration Stage’s Pilot Production

Matilda, JR. kicks off trio of exciting Inspiration Stage Fall shows, followed by Chitty Chitty Bang Bang JR. and Once on This Island JR., both traveling competition shows SUGAR LAND, Texas (Sept. 24, 2018) – Sugar Land’s national award-winning community theatre, Inspiration Stage, is excited to be the first theatre to present Matilda JR., with four shows Oct. 12 – 14 at the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, 226 Lakeview Dr. In cooperation with and at the special invitation […]

3rd Annual Edward Jones Charity Golf Tournament

Benefiting Stuff the Sleigh Please join us Monday, October 29th at the Willow Fork Country Club to make a lasting difference in the lives of local children suffering from life-threatening cancer and hematological conditions. Edward Jones has always strived to support local communities and be a champion for those in need. For the past two years, they have worked relentlessly to help Stuff the Sleigh raise awareness and needed resources for children suffering from life-threatening […]

K.A.R.E. has scheduled their first Scholarship Fund Benefit Night

Frank Billingsley, Channel 2 Chief Meteorologist

The Katy Area Retired Educators (K.A.R.E.) has scheduled their first Scholarship Fund Benefit Night and would like to invite the entire Katy community to participate in this event as scholarships are awarded to graduating seniors, who intend to pursue careers in public education, throughout all of Katy ISD.  Applications will be available in the counselor’s office in the Spring and scholarships will be awarded at K.A.R.E.’s April meeting. K.A.R.E.’ s first Scholarship Fund Benefit Night […]

FEMA grants more than $5.8 million to Humble ISD

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $5.8 million to the Humble Independent School District for emergency protective measures taken before, during and following Hurricane Harvey. The district secured the campus facilities, opened an Emergency Operations Center, placed barricades, directed traffic and pumped flood water from the facilities. The FEMA grant covers 100 percent of the project’s costs because the district completed their work within 30 days of the disaster […]

Famed WWII “Flying Tigers” to Host Reunion in Dallas

Top-Ranking Air Force General to Honor these Pilots and their Families The Flying Tigers Association will hold its 77th anniversary reunion in Dallas, Texas from October 10 to 14. The last surviving Flying Tiger, ninety-eight year old Frank Losonsky, will attend along with dozens of family members of the men and women who served in the famed unit, known as the “American Volunteer Group” or “The Flying Tigers.” At a gala dinner, General David L. Goldfein, U.S. […]

Veterans and the tragedy of suicide

Those who fought for our freedom are also dying by suicide on American soil. “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind,” proclaimed Dan Lipinski. In 2015, an average of 20 active duty service members, non-activated guard or reserve members, and other veterans died by suicide each day, according to the U.S. Department of […]