Houston News

12th Annual Spring Katy Home And Garden Show Features New Hgtv Stars

Renovate or Rebuild…Discover the latest home design trends Katy, Texas (December 12, 2017) … Ready to turn over a new leaf in 2018?   In January, the 12th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show will be welcoming HGTV’s newest celebrities starring on the hit series “Flip or Flip Fort Worth.”  The largest home show in West Houston, scheduled January 27-28, 2018 at the Merrell Center in Katy, will showcase the latest in renovation, home design, […]

West Houston Projects Recognized for Sustainability Excellence and Quality Planning Development

Houston, TX – Dec. 8, 2017 – On Tuesday, December 5 the West Houston Association presented its first Sustainability Stars Awards to three organizations for creating innovative, sustainable projects.  It also recognized Newland’s Elyson community as a WHA’s 2018 Quality Planned Development. The West Houston Association (WHA) is a non-profit organization working to improve infrastructure and development to improve the quality of life for the 1.7 million residents and 540,000 employees in Greater West Houston.  It advocates […]

Houston Symphony Among Recipients Of Hurricane Harvey Relief Grants Awarded To Arts Organizations And Artists Across Texas  

HOUSTON (Dec. 12, 2017) – The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) has announced that the Houston Symphony is one of 69 grant recipients of funds from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Mellon Foundation, and State of Texas to assist organizations and artists with costs associated with business interruption due to the hurricane. A total of 52 arts organizations and 17 artists were selected based on the severity of the impact the hurricane […]

FO1 Volleyball’s 15 Black Team came away with another victory

Coming off the heels of their victory at the AAU National Championships in Orlando last season, FO1 Volleyball’s 15 Black Team came away with another victory at the FAST Warm Up Tournament here in Houston.  This was the first tournament of the year, and our local girls came away with seven straight victories to finish in first place.  Pictured from L to R, front row: Alyssa Reyher, Hailey Pausky, Karin Iligan, Paige Henrick, back row: […]

Classic Disney Masterpiece Fantasia Projected On A Big Screen With Live Score

Jan. 5-7 HOUSTON (Dec. 11, 2017) – Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony bring magic and animation to Jones Hall with Disney Fantasia—Film with Live Orchestra Jan. 5-6 at 8 p.m. and Jan. 7 at 2:30 p.m. Reineke will lead the orchestra on the iconic score of the animated film while selections from Disney Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 are projected on a giant screen above the orchestra. The widely known animated film features classic orchestral pieces ranging from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, […]

Shield Bearer Running for Hearts 5K Family Fun Run and Walk

Photo L to R: Roy Wooten, Executive Director Bridgette Jones, Volunteer Angela Cross, Volunteer Matthew White, Founder Donna McCarty, Board Member

“Most of our clients never thought they would need us, but thank goodness we were here when they did,” states Shield Bearer Executive Director Roy Wooten, “this has been the case even more so with Hurricane Harvey. We’ve witnessed the traumatic effects of the storm firsthand on so many families, and additional funding is needed to supplement their care. Without counseling and other resources, many families would continue the downward spiral of stress, anxiety, depression, […]

Theatre Southwest presents Social Security by Andrew Bergman

Art dealers Barbara and David Kahn toast with a famous artist they are showing (John W. Stevens, Molly Carnes, and Howard Block).

Theatre Southwest presents Social Security by Andrew Bergman Directed by Jay Menchaca Production Dates: Dec. 31 – January 20, 2018 New Year’s Eve Gala Opening Night: December 31, 2017 Regular Opening Night: Friday January 5, 2018 Matinees: Sunday, January 7 &14, 2018   This hilarious Broadway comedy surrounds a married couple, Barbara and David Kahn, who are art dealers. Their domestic tranquility is shattered upon the arrival of the wife’s goody-goody nerd of a sister, […]

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Is on the Rise; Here’s What We Can Do About It

by James Eberspacher, Division Director, National Center for DWI Courts In 1988, Larry Mahoney drove his pickup truck down the wrong side of Kentucky’s I-71, hitting a church bus head on and killing 24 children and three adults. The incident, which became known as the Carrollton Bus Crash, remains the deadliest impaired-driving incident in American history. The crash received national media attention and resulted in a crackdown on impaired driving. Between 1982 and 2014, the number […]

Author Sheila Aron Donates Books to Local Children’s Organizations and Hospitals

HOUSTON (December 11, 2017) – Sheila Aron, author of “I’m Glad I’m Me: Weaving The Thread of Love From Generation to Generation” and founder of The Thread Alliance, a non-profit dedicated to ending the cycle of child abuse, is spreading holiday cheer by donating her book to the children and families supported by 11 local children’s organizations and hospitals. “In hopes of bringing holiday cheer, I would like to give my book to as many children […]

Levy Park Conservancy presents Minions for Movie Night Dec. 29, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital

WHAT:                 Come on out for some holiday fun to see the family-friendly movie Minions, sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) in conjunction with the Levy Park Conservancy, on Dec. 29. Minions is the hit 2015 computer-animated comedy film about three Minions (Kevin, Stuart and Bob) recruited by supervillain Charlotte Overkill (voice of Sandra Bullock) and her inventor husband Herb (voice of Jon Hamm) to help in her plot to take over the world. The event is free and […]