Houston News

Houston Chamber Choir Announces Soul-Stirring 2019-2020 Season, Illuminations  

HOUSTON, June 13, 2019– Houston Chamber Choir announces its 24th season, Illuminations, with a diverse and enthralling repertoire featuring world renowned special guests and guest artists, new partnerships and a world premiere. Some of the works explore deeper, existential matters, while other performances will lean toward lighter fare and tradition. “Great choral music starts with great story telling,” says Robert Simpson, Houston Chamber Choir founder and artistic director. “And what vivid and compelling stories we have to […]

American Red Cross Hosts 10th Annual Golf Tournament    

ORANGE, TEXAS, (June 13, 2019) — The Southeast and Deep East Texas Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to host its 10th Annual Swing RED Golf Tournament to be held in Orange, Texas at the Sunset Grove Country Club on Saturday, June 15th with registration beginning at 7a.m.  This event helps support basic functions of the organization like responding to home fires; installing smoke alarms; educating the public about preparedness; and Service to […]

Youth Fashion Week

July 17-21, 2018 Attend Youth Fashion Week this summer! The only summer camp designed to take you on a 4 day exploration through the Fashion Industry. Youth Fashion Week is a summer fashion camp developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in partnership with the Cooperative Extension program.  This camp is designed to teach students about fashion design and illustration, sewing, modeling, buying, and careers in the fashion industry. Fashion enthusiasts will have the […]

Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Praise Committee Approval of Ada Brown to be Federal Judge in Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) today released the following statements after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved Ada Brown to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas in Dallas: “I am pleased the Senate Judiciary Committee voted today to advance Ada Brown’s nomination to be U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Texas to the floor,” Sen. Cruz said. “Senator Cornyn and I […]

Local Wounded Combat Veterans Welcomed at Prasek’s Family Smokehouse to become Certified Backyard Pitmasters hosted by BrisketU  

Wounded Combat Veterans Enjoyed a Complimentary hands-on class on smoking brisket and other cuts of beef, pork and fowl hosted by BrisketU On Saturday, June 8 the Prasek’s Family Smokehouse in Sealy, Texas welcomed more than 20 wounded combat veterans in partnership with BrisketU, a hands-on class for smoking brisket and the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit organization that provides a variety of veteran programs and services to wounded warriors. “It is an honor and […]

Stampede Street Party in Kemah featuring Millions of Dollars of Performance Powerboats!  

“Biggest 5-Day Performance Boating Event in Texas”! One of the most respected and popular speedboating events in North America, the Texas Outlaw Challenge will kick off its 12th Annual event June 19-23. The 2019 event is again upping the ante with more excitement and public events. The event of the season features million-dollar performance powerboats and offers the opportunity not only to see, but to hear the roar of thunderous horsepower, and feel the chills and adrenaline pumping through your veins as […]

Oakbend Medical Center’s Employee Giving Campaign Raises More Than $102,000

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center held a celebration on Tuesday, June 11 to celebrate its Employee Giving Campaign. For the past three years, employees have donated to the employee campaign raising more than $295,000. The 2019 was the most successful to date with employee giving exceeding $102,000. This year, 400+ employees donated to the campaign, which equates to greater than 40% employee participation. Several awards were given during the celebration including: Highest Average Gift which went […]

OakBend Medical Center Brings Telemedicine to Wharton Hospital Campus

Richmond, TX…OakBend Medical Center has set up the latest technology in telemedicine at its Wharton hospital. This innovative way of caring for patients uses a combination of telecommunication and information technology to provide patients clinical health care even when the specialist is not in the same room or at the same location.  This allows physicians, like OakBend Medical Group’s Dr. Long Cao, a preventative cardiologist, to see patients via telemedicine and determine if they need […]

June is National Pet Preparedness Month

Harris County Invites Residents to Smart PAWZ Preparedness Event (Houston, Texas) – June is National Pet Preparedness Month and a great time to make sure you and your pet(s) are ready for emergencies. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and participating preparedness partners including Harris County Animal Shelter (Veterinary Public Health), Houston SPCA, HOPE Crisis Therapy Dogs, Friends of County Pets, Best Friends and the National Weather Service are hosting the third annual Smart PAWZ pet preparedness […]

Include pets’ needs in your disaster plan

Make a plan during Pet Preparedness Month in June AUSTIN, Texas — Planning for hurricane season means planning for all members of your family, including those who can’t plan for themselves. Don’t put yourself in a bad situation by forgetting to prepare for your pets’ needs. Make sure you’re ready for natural disasters by following these steps: Build an emergency kit.Include at least a three-day supply of food and water as well as medications, medical records, […]