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13th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show Features Fresh Home Finds          

Craving A Fresh Start For 2019? WHAT:                 Spring into high gear to find the freshest home design trends at the 13th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show January 26-27, 2019 at the Merrell Center, sponsored by Culligan Houston.  Fresh finds for 2019 include a full-scale farmhouse kitchen sure to WOW; guest speakers Dana Tyson, host of Sunny 99.1’s morning show and her son, realtor/home builder, Bobby Tyson share the backstory on how they restored […]

Harris County Residents Urged To Monitor Weather

Harris County residents are urged to monitor the weather forecast and use extreme caution if venturing out into rainy conditions through Saturday. Widespread heavy rainfall is expected throughout Harris County Friday night into Saturday morning with average rainfall amounts of 3-5 inches and locally higher amounts possible upwards of 7-8 inches. A flash flood watch has also been issued until Saturday afternoon for all Southeast Texas counties. Grounds are wet over the region due to […]

Inspiration Stage Youth Cast Educated by Local Rabbi in Preparation for Fiddler on the Roof JR.

SUGAR LAND, Texas (Nov. 30, 2018) – Members of Inspiration Stage’s Fiddler on the Roof JR. cast were eager to learn about the faith and history depicted in the musical ahead of their Dec. 14 – 16 performances. During a recent rehearsal, the cast of 40 young actors — from age 10 to age 18 — enjoyed a visit by Rabbi Joshua Fixler from Houston’s Congregation Emanu El. Rabbi Fixler offered historical, cultural, and religious context for Judaism […]

Hayden Baker’s Debut Album

Hayden Baker

Born In The Wrong Generation Out December 7th A Week After Opening for Texas Troubadour Willie Nelson, This Rising Star Cements His Place In The Next Generation of Great Songwriters and Guitar Virtuosos. December 5, 2018 – KATY, TX – Following an unbelievable performance opening for the iconic Willie Nelson at Smart Financial Centre to an audience of over 5000, Hayden Baker releases his debut album, Born In The Wrong Generation, on December 7th. Available […]

Office Pride of Katy Earns National Franchising Honor; Presented with “Community Service” Award

America’s Most Admired Commercial Cleaning Company Presents Local Business with Prestigious Top Honor KATY, TEXAS – Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, the nation’s most admired faith-based cleaning company, awarded Reggie Walters, owner of Office Pride of Katy, with the coveted “Community Service” award at the company’s recent annual retreat and awards ceremony in San Antonio, Texas. Office Pride, a national franchise, is recognized as one of the most trusted full-service commercial cleaning and total floor care companies […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Starts Friday  

Homeowners and the 2018 Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour Committee are busy with final preparations for Child Advocates of Fort Bend’s 27th annual Christmas Home Tour. Set for December 7 and 8, the tour features homes in historic Richmond, Lakes of Williams Ranch, Alkire Lake, Sienna Plantation and Sienna Point. Tickets are available for $30 at the Fort Bend County Randalls stores in Pecan Grove and at Highway 6 and Williams Trace, Del Webb Sweetgrass, Feather & Nest Interiors, Hello Beautiful Blow Dry Bar,  the Sienna Plantation HomeFinder Center and Twenty-Two Fifty Interiors.  In addition to these locations, tickets can also be purchased during the event at the Sweetwater Guardhouse on Sweetwater Boulevard and Palm Royale. Shown at the recent Sponsor Party held at The Design Firm (L to R) are: Betty Baitland, Jim McClellan and Maria Coane. PerdueBrandonFielderCollins&Mott, LLP sponsored the party. Photo courtesy of Mary Favre.

The Tour is underwritten by the Fred and Mabel R. Parks Foundation and benefits Child Advocates of Fort Bend. Tour hours are December 7 and 8 from 10 am to 4 pm with a special candlelight tour on Friday night from 6pm to 9pm.  Tour guests will be treated to a rare glimpse of the featured homes and their creative holiday decorations.  In addition, guests will enjoy festive entertainment by local artists, home-made cookies, Southern […]

Author Cultivates Creativity To Create Monsters

Shelley Jackson doesn’t think of creativity as something she found as much as something that never left. “Every kid, I think, is an explosion of invention,” Jackson said. “But most of them eventually put a lid on it, or someone else does it for them. I just never stopped.” Jackson is the final author in the fall University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review Reading Series. She will read from her latest novel, “Riddance,” at 11 a.m. […]

Harris County Hosts Crisis Communications Training

(Houston, Texas) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) in collaboration with the University of Houston’s (UH) Jack J. Valenti School of Communication recently offered a day of crisis communications training to area public information officers and emergency management partners. Post Hurricane Harvey, Harris County conducted internal reviews including one with partners who helped staff the Regional Joint Information Center (JIC). Feedback from partners included the need for additional crisis […]

Violinist Patricia Quintero Garcia And Violist Alexa Thomson Appointed New Houston Symphony Community-Embedded Musicians After Extensive International Search

Patricia Quintero Garcia

HOUSTON (Dec. 3, 2018) – The Houston Symphony announces the addition of violinist Patricia Quintero Garcia and violist Alexa Sangbin Thomson to its Community Embedded Musicians initiative, now in its fourth year.  Garcia and Thomson succeed violist Anthony Parce and cellist Hellen Weberpal, who left in August for positions with the Nashville and Atlanta Symphonies, respectively. Garcia and Thomson join the program after an extensive International search and selection process that drew 106 candidates, all of […]

Annual Focusing Families Fundraising Dinner and auction

Save the date of Friday, January 25, 2019, for our annual Focusing Families Fundraising Dinner and auction. It will again be held at the Austin County Convention and Expo Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Back by popular demand, Susie McEntire (Reba’s sister), will provide our entertainment. Tickets are $40. Call 979-826-3290 for for ticket information, reservations, and to donate to the auction. Focusing Families provides shelter and crisis support for victims of domestic violence and […]