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George H.W. Bush remembered with a ‘Silly Sock Salute’ by Houston students

President George H.W. Bush was known and beloved as much for his remarkable spirit as his many years of public service. One of his better-known quirks was his love of vibrant (and often silly) socks. This Wednesday, students and staff at  Harmony School of Discovery in Houston will pay tribute to the late president, who called their city home for decades, with a “Silly Sock Salute & Bubble Release.” Students around the campus will wear […]

More than half of patients alive two years after receiving CAR-T therapy for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in ZUMA-1 trial

Loretta Nastoupil, M.D.

‘Real-world’ study separate from ZUMA-1 trial mirrors reports with similar response rates HOUSTON ― A follow-up analysis of patients enrolled in a Phase I/II multi-center trial for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) reported 51 percent of patients receiving an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) called axi-cel were still alive two years post-treatment. Axi-cel was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of DLBCL in October 2017 and by the European Commission […]

Houston Business and Community Leader Deavra Daughtry Graduates from Exclusive International Executive Program at Harvard Business School

Deavra Daughtry

HOUSTON (December 3, 2018) Houston self-made business woman and community leader Deavra Daughtry recently graduated with a certificate from the exclusive Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School alongside international business owners. Participants represent a diverse range of organizations from around the world and hold dual roles as owner and CEO or Managing Director of firms with annual sales ranging from several million to billions of dollars. Daughtry is the President and CEO of Excellent Care Management, one of […]

DPS Welcomes 92 New Highway Patrol Troopers

 AUSTIN – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steven McCraw today was joined by members of the Texas Public Safety Commission (PSC) as the department commissioned 92 men and women as the state’s newest Highway Patrol Troopers. The graduation ceremony was held in Austin. (Click here for photos.) “Law enforcement officers have the opportunity and privilege to change people’s lives, and to serve as an inspiration and a positive influence to others — both on and off duty,” said PSC Chairman Steven […]

Chamber of Commerce announces the Best Cities for Business in the USA

December 3, 2018 — Chamber of Commerce announced the Best Cities for Business in the USA, a ranking created for small business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to find the optimal American city to start building a company. After analyzing several US census data points, the following cities made it to the top of the list. Top 10 Best Cities for Business: Los Angeles, California New York City, New York Chicago, Illinois Houston, Texas San Jose, California […]

Santa is big business—too big

Before the 1840s, Christmas was about the birth of Jesus, get-togethers with family and friends, and celebrating the holiday with favorite foods. According to the Pew Research Center, 33 percent of those who were surveyed dread the commercialism/materialism of the holiday and 73 percent of people agree that the true meaning of Christmas is being phased out in favor of new gadgets, new clothes, and new stuff. www.pewforum.org/. What happened? Do we blame commercialized Christmas […]

Sen. Cruz Issues Statement on Former President George H. W. Bush

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today issued the following statement on the passing of former President George H. W. Bush: “Today, American hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to President George H.W. Bush. He will be remembered as a good and faithful servant to his country, whose great legacy of leadership and love of homeland became a family tradition, earned him the admiration of countless Americans, and secured him a special […]

The Market for Christmas Collectibles

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori by Dr. Lori Verderame Many of us will be displaying our collection of Christmas collectibles—both old and new—this holiday season. Personally, I am going to display a new holiday collectible, this Byers Choice Ltd. Caroler in my likeness, which I expect will become a cherished holiday collectible for my family as time goes by (see photo below). I have many of these popular hand-made caroler figures made near my […]

public’s assistance in locating next of kin

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individual. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., M-ABFE Forensic Investigations The information is as follows: JUAN CARMONA – Hispanic Male, 62 Years: Mr. Carmona died at St. Joseph […]

Hurricane Harvey temporary housing program extended until August 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — A recent extension to the temporary housing program provided by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may provide Hurricane Harvey survivors a manufactured housing unit, travel-trailer or direct-lease apartment until Aug. 25, 2019. The program was originally set to end Feb. 25, 2019. Currently more than 1,500 homeowners and renters live in GLO/FEMA temporary housing units. More than 60 percent of these survivors were not expected […]