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Levy Park Holiday Festival set for Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 with Music, Market and Children’s’ Events  

Come out to Levy Park for the Levy Park Holiday Festival Dec. 1-2 with music, food, shopping, crafts, photo booths and an ugly sweater contest for dogs.

HOUSTON, November 6, 2018 – Levy Park, located in the Upper Kirby District of Houston, will present the Levy Park Holiday Festival Dec. 1 and Dec 2 with events and activities for all ages and interests, including music, a market, a family photo booth and even an ugly sweater contest for dogs. The free two-day festival is from noon – 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with canine friends welcome. “Levy Park’s free Holiday Festival features […]

The Arc of Katy to Host Annual Jingle Bell Jam

The Arc of Katy is hosting its annual Jingle Bell Jam with a Mr. & Mrs. Santa Breakfast on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 20775 Kingsland Blvd, Katy, TX 77450. This disability friendly event, held from 9 am to 11 am, is open to all ages and will feature a light breakfast, favor, craft area, a visit by the Chick-fil-A mascot and with Mr. & Mrs. Santa. All attendees must […]

HCFMO Staffer Achieves Master Public Information Officer Certification

Harris County, TX — Rachel Moreno, public information officer for the Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office (HCFMO), completed the Master Public Information Officer (MPIO) Program through Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Emergency Management Institute (EMI). Moreno now joins the ranks of just 60 public information officers nationwide who have earned this designation. “The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office is extremely proud of Rachel on this distinguished achievement,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Laurie L. Christensen. […]

 USDA Announces Investments to Improve Rural Electric Infrastructure and Increase Grid Resilience  

More than 7 million customers will benefit from improved or new service TEMPLE, TX, November 8, 2018 – Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $1.6 billion in 46 rural electric utility infrastructure projects to improve electric reliability and resilience in 24 states. “Reliable and affordable power is an underpinning for economic development and quality of life,” Hazlett said. “Under the leadership of Secretary Sonny Perdue, USDA […]

Opera in the Heights presents the battle of the sexes in Mozart’s Così fan tutte

Entire Cast

What: Madmen meets the The Dick Van Dyke Show in Opera in the Heights’ (Oh!) latest production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte set in a penthouse high atop New York City. This take on the opera depicts the story of two sisters, Fiorgiligi and Dorabella, modern single women in the late 1950s, who are pursued by two traveling salesmen with ardent intentions,” said David Ward, Stage Director. “Little do they realize that these men are their boyfriends […]

Houston Chamber Choir presents The Wondrous Gift is Given: Christmas at the Villa at Villa de Matel

Houston Chamber Choir presents The Wondrous Gift is Given: Christmas at the Villa Dec. 7-9 with five concerts, including two matinees, all at the Chapel of the Villa de Matel. Specials guests include the Treble Choir of Houston and Apollo Chamber Players.

Five holiday concerts held from Dec. 7-9 with specials guests the Treble Choir of Houston and Apollo Chamber Players WHAT: An eagerly awaited holiday tradition, Houston Chamber Choir’s annual The Wondrous Gift is Given: Christmas at the Villa features five stunning holiday concerts the weekend of Dec. 7-9. Beloved carols and works destined to become classics are offered by the Chamber Choir in the serene beauty of the Chapel of the Villa de Matel. Joining […]

Employees are the most valuable resource

Are CEO’s, directors, and managers beginning to wake-up and smell the truth that others have known all along? Will big cheese bosses change mindsets from profit to people, from products to people, from power to empowering people? “The idea that a company might be good to its employees has become so unusual that some people do not even think it is possible,” surmises Dan Lyons in a 2018 article at Literary Hub.Lyon continues, “The grow-at-all-costs business […]

Shield Bearer Announces 2018 Celebration of Hope Award Winners

Ambassador (Soldier) of the Year - Tammy Hunter

Shield Bearer honored the 2018 Celebration of Hope Award Winners at the Celebration of Hope Dinner and Awards Banquet on October 23 at Bammel Church of Christ in Houston. The “western chic” themed event was sponsored by Kintegrity Development Solutions, Allstate Insurance – Odis Mack, WINGS Ministries, Lindsay’s Light, MK Events, and Fox Focus Photography. Winners included: Business Partner of the Year – Chuy’s Vintage Park Ministry Partner of the Year – KSBJ 89.3 Organization […]