Houston News

Grammy Award-Winning Violinist Augustin Hadelich Returns To Jones Hall For Brahms’ Incredible Violin Concerto

May 10-11 &13, 2018 HOUSTON (April 24, 2018) – The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada welcome back violin virtuoso Augustin Hadelich May 10 and 11 at 8 p.m. and May 13 at 2:30 p.m. at Jones Hall. Hadelich will be featured in the program Brahms and Sibelius; the orchestra’s penultimate classical subscription concert of the 2017-18 season. Known for his phenomenal technique and poetic sensitivity, the Grammy award-winning violinist takes center stage in Sibelius’ passionate […]

Some Transitional Shelter Assistance Participants Check Out of Program

April 24 was the check-out deadline for some participants in FEMA’s Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) program for Hurricane Harvey survivors. Extensions were granted for some eligible participants to stay in hotels up to May 31. The TSA program provides short-term lodging assistance to disaster survivors who are temporarily unable to return to their homes because they are uninhabitable or inaccessible. Survivors are no longer eligible for TSA assistance if: They declined a direct housing solution […]

Katy ISD Announced New Start Times for 2018-19 School Year

KATY [April 24, 2018] – Beginning this fall, Katy Independent School District will transition to a multi-bell schedule which will support the new district transportation model.  Last night, the Katy ISD Board of Trustees announced the elementary schools that will fall under Group 1 and 2. The 2018-19 multi-bell schedule will include four groups that will begin and dismiss at different times of the school day.  These changes will alleviate the challenges the district is facing with bus driver recruitment as well […]

Kiddie Academy of Katy-West Hosts “STEM Adventures Event”

Kiddie Academy® invites Katy area families to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a free indoor/outdoor event WHAT: On Saturday, April 28, Kiddie Academy invites local families to share in fun, educational and age-appropriate activities at an indoor/outdoor STEM Adventures Event hosted by Kiddie Academy of Katy-West. Activities are based on multiple themes that combine elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in interactive projects that foster learning through play.      […]

Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

Katy, Texas, April 24, 2018 – NHPO Katy will for the 2nd year in a row host their Annual Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit The Lone Star Veterans Association. The tournament will be held at American Shooting Centers at 16500 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, TX 77082 on June 7, 2018. The 2018 Title Sponsor will be RE/MAX Experience. Some of the other Sponsors that will be participating in the event are Ammo Sponsors Chiro Dynamics, Lunch Sponsor […]

State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Galveston County Changes Days of Operation

AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dickinson will no longer be open on Saturdays, beginning April 28. The DRC will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and FEMA are at the […]

Religion and Culture: Understanding Journalism in Asia

UH Valenti School of Communication Hosts Symposium April 26 HOUSTON, April 24, 2018 — Religion and culture play a vital role in society and have a profound influence on the function of journalism, particularly in Asia. To further understand journalism in this region, the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication is hosting a symposium “Journalism in Asia: Current Trends and Challenges” on Thursday, April 26. Symposium Highlights: The keynote address will be delivered by Janet Steele, associate […]

Celebrity Speakers Announced for Houston’s Ultimate Women’s Expo 2018  

Victoria Osteen, Houston Ultimate Women's Expo Keynote Speaker

Houston, Texas, April 2018 – The Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo presents a star-studded, empowering and entertaining weekend on May 5-6, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Keynote celebrity speakers include: Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor of Lakewood Church and Host, Victoria Osteen Live Rasheeda Frost, Star of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop”, Entertainer and Fashion Designer Julie Chrisley,  Star of “Chrisley Knows Best” Kenya Moore, Star of BRAVO’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Beauty Entrepreneur MC Lyte, Legendary Entertainer, Actress and […]

Time to Stock up on Disaster Supplies Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Free Weekend, April 28-30

(Harris County, TX) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management reminds residents that the weekend of April 28-30 has been designated as an Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. This tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need an exemption certificate. “We need to […]

Two-Time Ima Hogg Semifinalist And Texas Residents Among This Year’s Contestants

Ten semifinalists face off at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall May 31 Top four musicians advance to final round of prestigious competition June 2 Winner receives $25,000 prize and performs with Houston Symphony at Jones Hall May 31 & June 2, 2018 HOUSTON (April 23, 2018) – The Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony League announced today the 10 semifinalists of the 43rd annualHouston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition, one of the few nationwide competitions open to all standard orchestral […]