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MD Anderson And Accelerator Life Science Partners Launch Magnolia Neurosciences To Speed Development Of Neuroprotective Therapies

Company To Explore New Treatments Uncovered By MD Anderson’s Therapeutics Discovery Team HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Accelerator Life Science Partners, a leading life science investment and management firm, today announced the launch of Magnolia Neurosciences Corporation, a company developing a new class of neuroprotective medicines, with $31 million in Series A funding. The company will develop novel therapeutics based on discoveries made by researchers in MD Anderson’s Therapeutics Discovery division, including […]

Katy ISD Online Registration ​New Student Registration

Welcome to Katy ISD! Register your new student using Katy ISD’s online registration system powered by PowerSchool Registration. A new student is defined as new to Katy ISD and having never attended a school in Katy ISD, or a previous Katy ISD student that withdrew and is re-enrolling. FAQs can be found by clicking on the links to the right. Steps to register: Complete the New Student Registration form online by clicking the link below. […]

Katy ISD 2018-19 Free and Reduced Meal Program ​

Katy Independent School District announces its policy for providing free and reduced-priced meals for children eligible under the current guidelines found at www.squaremeals.com.  Parents can begin their new application process for the 2018-19 school year beginning the first week of August 2018. Children living in households whose income is at or below the federally approved levels based on household size may be eligible for free or reduced-price meals.  Transfer students approved for the program from another school […]

Texas A&M To Lead NSF-Funded Water Insecurity Research Network

By Leslie Lee, Texas A&M University College of Geosciences COLLEGE STATION, Aug. 9, 2018 – Water insecurity is a reality for vulnerable households everywhere from Flint, Michigan, to São Paulo, Brazil — from the Texas-Mexico border colonias, to Cape Town, South Africa. “Water security means adequate, reliable, affordable water for a healthy life,” said Dr. Wendy Jepson, professor in Texas A&M University’s Department of Geography in the College of Geosciences. Household water insecurity can result when those conditions are […]

Mattress Mack turns showrooms into shelters

AUSTIN, Texas – As Hurricane Harvey approached Houston last year, thousands of people began gathering their emergency kits and mapping out evacuation routes. Not many Houstonians prepared the way Jim McIngvale did. “We’d done a fairly decent job of preparing for this hurricane,” said McIngvale, owner of Gallery Furniture, who is better known in the area as “Mattress Mack.” “We had rented about 20 of these 24-foot trucks with 26-foot beds on them, very high off […]

Next Level Urgent Care Now Offers CareXtend Employee Health Program

New Product Helps Employers Improve Employee Access to Affordable Healthcare, Reduce Lost Work Hours HOUSTON – Next Level Urgent Care, LLC continues to stay a step ahead of today’s rapidly changing healthcare system and evolving telemedicine trends, now offering the CareXtend employee health program. The program offers the employees of participating companies same day access to professional Next Level Urgent Care providers through a coordinated effort between a Next Level-certified “Care Concierge” and an offsite […]

Public’s assistance needed in identification

UNIDENTIFIED DECEDENT FLIER Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences | 1861 Old Spanish Trail, Houston, Texas 77054 | www.harriscountytx.gov/ifs Forensic Investigations: 832-927-5001  Announcement Date: 8/8/2018 Date of Death/Recovery: 7/30/2018 IFS Case Number: ML18-2688 Law Enforcement Agency and Case Number: Metro Police Department 1800044198 NamUs.gov Number: To be added Recovery Location: The decedent was found at the Fuqua Park and Ride in the 11000 block of Sabo Road in Houston, TX. Demographic Description: Sex: Male Height: […]

3 Things Parents Should Know for Tax-Free Weekend

During this weekend’s Texas Sales Tax Holiday, Aug. 10 – 12, certain items priced less than $100 are exempt from state and local sales tax. But did you know shoppers can purchase much more than just school supplies tax-free? Keep the following three things in mind when you hit the stores. Clothing and Footwear Certain articles of clothing and footwear are tax-free during the holiday. These include multi-purpose athletic clothing as well as professional and school uniforms that are purchased, not rented. Non-Qualifying […]

Fighting Modern Unionizing Tactics

This Friday noon the HPRA speaker will be Brent Southwell, who won a law suit against the Service Employees International Union. A Harris County jury found that the SEIU was too aggressive in its efforts to organize Mr. Southwell’s employees, and awarded him $5.3 million in damages. He will discuss this law suit and it implications for other employers. Houston Property Rights Association PUBLIC INVITED: $11.49 plus 10% gratuity – buffet self-serve – all you can eat. […]

DPS Reminds Drivers of Traffic Dangers Associated with New School Year

AUSTIN – As the new school year begins, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) cautions Texans to slow down in school zones, and to be aware of children walking to and from school or waiting for buses. Drivers should be especially alert and careful around school buses – which make frequent stops – and always follow traffic laws regarding school buses and school zones. The start of the school year also generates an increase […]