Houston News

Theatre Under The Stars Holds Auditions for MEMPHIS in Houston

HOUSTON – Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding national auditions for its upcoming production of MEMPHIS, directed by TUTS Artistic Director, Dan Knechtges, beginning in Houston November 2nd and 3rd.  Come be a part of the musical that tells the story of a time when rock’n’roll changed the world. National auditions will be held in New York and Los Angeles, and will be overseen by Stewart/Whitley.  Those interested in auditioning in New York or Los Angeles should submit a headshot and resume […]

Halloween Monster Mayhem

Monstrous mayhem unleashed for two more weeks of Halloween at the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center Make us your Halloween Hub for safe trick-or-treating! Now to October 31, 2017 Something spooky this way comes to the Fort Bend Children’s Discovery Center – A Very Special Project of the Children’s Museum of Houston! A myriad of magic, mystery and monsters have maneuvered their way into the Discovery Center for two more weeks of Halloween! Come partake in spine-tingling […]

Dexter Louis Clay – August 26th 2017

Dexter Louis Clay was born June 12, 1956 and passed away at the age of 61 on August 26, 2017 at 2:32p.m. in Big Bear Lakes, California, in the beautiful mountains that he loved.  He was raised in the White Oak Terrace subdivision in Northwest Houston, Texas.  And graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1975 where he played and loved football.  The first football thrown by him to Tommy George will be inducted in the […]

The Arrest and Incarceration Industry

The HPRA Friday lunch speaker this week will be Shakira Pumphrey, the Executive Director of Just Liberty, a new Austin-based group focused on criminal justice reform. Ms. Pumphery will be accompanied by the group’s founder, legendary blogger Scott Henson of Grits for Breakfast fame. We will surely hear a few words from him as well. Likely topics are bail bond reform, civil asset forfeiture, false confessions, police accountability, and safety conditions in the jail houses of Texas. https://justliberty.org http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com Houston Property Rights Association PUBLIC INVITED: $11.49 plus 10% […]

Inaugural Brooks Ballard Golf Tournament To Benefit Special Olympics Texas

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 HOUSTON (October 19, 2017) – Brooks Ballard and Engel & Völkers Houston are pleased to announce the Brooks Ballard Golf Tournament, which will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Wildcat Golf Club. Proceeds from the event will benefit Special Olympics Texas. The tournament will welcome guests to breakfast, courtesy of Engel & Völkers and Special Olympics, and a silent auction of curated and unique items, followed by a shotgun start. The four-person […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Investigation Leads to Florida Man Receiving 10-Year Prison Sentence for Motor Fuel Tax Fraud

(AUSTIN) — An investigation by the Texas Comptroller’s Criminal Investigation Division (CID) recently led to the arrest and conviction of a Naples, Fla., man on two felony counts of motor fuel tax fraud, one felony count of tampering with physical evidence and two felony counts of credit card abuse. On Oct. 11, a Burleson County judge sentenced Daniel Danger, 51, to 10 years in prison for transporting motor fuel without shipping documents, evading motor fuel tax […]

12th Annual Katy Wine Fest to Support the Brookwood Community’s “Center for Learning”

KATY, TX (October 18, 2017) ­–The 12th Annual Katy Wine Fest hosted by the Cinco Ranch Rotary will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Gallery Furniture off Hwy 99 in Richmond. The event will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. An anticipated 300 guests will be in attendance to raise money for The Brookwood Community’s ongoing training and outreach programs and to continue support for the Center for Learning.  As a result, Brookwood will no longer […]

Hurricane Survivors Use Harvey Facebook Page for Recovery Information

AUSTIN, Texas –Hurricane Harvey survivors looking for real-time information on recovery efforts in Texas can simply follow the FEMA Harvey Facebook page. The social media site, which launched Sep. 12, allows Facebook users to ask questions and receive answers from FEMA about disaster assistance and the recovery process. Followers of www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey can find multilingual information and fact sheets on topics like how to apply for disaster assistance, how to move forward in the recovery process, how federal disaster assistance […]

Four Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies for Houston Schools

Houston – Join International Leadership of Texas Charter School District Today, October 19th  and Friday, October 20th to celebrate grand openings at four of our campuses in the Houston area starting each day at 9:00AM. Details for each event can be found below. Reserved parking will be available for all VIP and media guests. Immediately following the ceremony, a VIP tour will be led by ILTexas Chief-of-Staff Tony Palagonia. Media is invited to stay to gather additional b-roll. October 19th […]

Disaster Recovery Center Update for Montgomery County

AUSTIN, Texas – Two State of Texas/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will offer a variety of services on an alternating schedule in the cities of New Caney and Magnolia beginning Wednesday, Oct.18, 2017. DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the State and other […]