Houston News

Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Announces $200,000 Grant To Fund Eight Family Place Libraries™ Across Harris County

Tribute Gift to be Presented at Grand Re-Opening Ceremony of Barbara Bush Branch Library June 22    Houston, TX – Today, the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation (Foundation) announced a $200,000 donation to the Harris County Public Library in tribute to former First Lady Barbara Bush. The funds, provided in partnership with Phillips 66, will be used to transform areas within eight county libraries into community centers for literacy by creating robust early childhood spaces […]

Flood Protection Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Good morning, This is just a quick reminder about our flood protection town hall this evening – featuring flooding expert and environmental lawyer Jim Blackburn. We’re on, rain or shine – because we can’t afford one more delay in addressing our serious flooding issues. So please stop by! Hear from the experts, ask questions – and learn about my flood protection plan for Precinct 2, Higher Ground. What: East Harris County Flood Protection Town Hall When: TONIGHT, Wednesday, June 20 […]

Don’t bring contaminated items into your manufactured housing unit

Prevent microbial growth by cleaning, drying or discarding contaminated items AUSTIN, Texas — Before you bring any items into your FEMA/Texas General Land Office (GLO) manufactured housing unit, protect your health by discarding or treating items that are possibly contaminated by microbial growth. If you find signs of microorganisms, such as mold, in your belongings, act quickly. Cleaning these items quickly and properly helps make your temporary home a healthier place to live. It can be […]

Ashley HomeStore to Hand Out Free Child ID Kits on Saturday, June 30 

HOUSTON, TX (June 20, 2018) – Ashley HomeStore near Katy, 19660 Restaurant Row, will hand out free Child ID kits on Saturday, June 30 to give parents and caregivers an important tool to share with law enforcement authorities when searching for a missing child. Available while supplies last, the free Child ID kits are a simple, yet effective way to help families maintain vital information about their children.  No purchase is necessary. Individually packaged in a […]

UH Scientist Working Toward A Glaucoma Cure Controlling Eye Pressure is Key

HOUSTON, June 19 – UH College of Optometry biomedical engineer Vijaykrishna Raghunathan has received $765,000 from the National Institutes of Health to examine an understudied part of glaucoma – the ebb and flow of aqueous humor, the liquid in the eye whose regulation controls eye pressure. His work could lead to a pharmaceutical cure for the irreversible disease. The most common form of glaucoma, called open-angle glaucoma, is typically associated with elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) […]

Vegetable Production Workshop

Prairie View A&M University Cooperative Extension Program The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences (CAHS) at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) will host a Vegetable Production Workshop on Monday, July 2, 2018. The event will take place on the main campus of PVAMU in the Carden-Waller Cooperative Extension Building at 1700 E. M. Norris Street, Prairie View, TX and the Bill and Vara Daniel Demonstration Farm located on the campus.  The event will focus on […]

Mendelsohn shares Tang Prize for leadership in developing targeted therapy

HOUSTON – Targeted cancer therapy pioneer John Mendelsohn, M.D., researcher and former president of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, will share the 2018 Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science for his leadership in developing antibodies to block cancer-promoting growth factor receptors on the surface of cancer cells. In announcing the award on June 19 in Taiwan, the Tang Foundation noted the three awardees launched the field of targeted therapy – attacking tumors based on their genetic and molecular […]

Districts Invited To Participate In School Priority Month – October 2018

(Austin, TX) – Make Education a Priority (MEaP), a campaign under Friends of Texas Public Schools, invites school districts to reserve the month of October and participate in the statewide biennium event, School Priority Month. Districts are encouraged to invite elected officials of every kind – legislators, sheriffs, judges, commissioners, city councils, mayors, county positions and more – to visit a school.  Through campus tours, elected civic leaders can experience firsthand the great work taking […]

Katy ISD Board of Trustees Discuss Attendance Boundary Modifications  

KATY [June 18, 2018] – As Katy Independent School District prepares to construct several new schools as part of the voter-approved 2017 bond package, the Board of Trustees will begin considering attendance boundary modifications (ABMs) to help balance enrollment numbers and provide enrollment relief to campuses in neighboring vicinities. Katy ISD is currently building two new campuses, Junior High #16 (southwest quadrant) and Elementary #42 (northwest quadrant) which are set to open in the fall of […]

Cruz-Kimmel Basketball Video

HOUSTON, Texas – Sen. Ted Cruz challenged ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel to a one-on-one charity basketball game in Houston… and won! Watch this video of the two-hour, high-endurance, scrappy game that ended with a score of 11-9. The game raised over $80,000 — before the show even aired — for two Houston charities. Sen. Cruz raised money for Generation One, a private school for underprivileged children in Houston’s Third Ward. Kimmel was playing for Texas Children’s Hospital. The “Jimmy […]