Houston News

TMA Foundation Grants Funds to Help Improve Texans’ Health

Texans from the panhandle to the Rio Grande Valley will benefit from $13,510 inTexas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) grant funding for health-improvement projects. TMAF awarded the funds to five county medical societies, TMA medical student chapters, and county chapters of the TMA Alliance (TMA physician members and their spouses who volunteer for TMA outreach programs). The 2017-18 TMAF Medical Community Grant Programs fund health improvement programs that increase people’s health care access in local communities. The funds will […]

The Impact of Hurricane Harvey on Pregnant Moms

Can Online Writing Decrease Anxiety, Improve Outcomes? HOUSTON, Feb. 12, 2018 — Johanna Bick, assistant professor of clinical psychology at the University of Houston, is launching a study of women who were pregnant during Hurricane Harvey, or who became pregnant within six months after, to track the role of stress in neonatal development and pregnancy outcomes and whether a simple online writing exercise can alleviate some of that anxiety. “Pregnant women are an especially vulnerable […]

UHV Awards Scholarships To Winners Of Black History Month Poster Contest (With Video)

The winners of the Black History Month Poster Contest stand with some of the award-winning posters Friday at the contest reception at UHV. Brennen Gray, front left, a Vickers Elementary School fifth-grade student, won first place, and Lola Rivera, a fifth-grader at Schorlemmer Elementary School, won third. Behind them stand UHV President Vic Morgan, left; James Murphy Jr., president of the Victoria Black History Steering Committee Inc.; and Victoria College President David Hinds. Matthew Trenck, a fifth-grade student at Vickers Elementary School, won second place but was unable to attend

When choosing a subject for his poster, Brennen Gray looked up a website that features African American Purple Heart recipients. “I wanted to do something about someone who had saved lives,” said Brennen, a 10-year-old Vickers Elementary School student. “I really wanted to show that a person’s race doesn’t have to matter. Anyone can help other people, and their skin color isn’t important.” Brennen was awarded first place Friday during the Black History Month Poster […]

H-GAC Announces Parks, Natural Areas Award Winners

The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Parks and Natural Areas Award competition. These projects serve as models for planning and project implementation for parks and natural areas in the region. Projects were honored in four categories: Policy Tools, Planning Process, On-the-Ground Projects Over $500,000, and On-the-Ground Projects Under $500,000. Policy Tools  Winner – Dr. Ned & Fay Dudney Clear Creek Nature Center Management Plan, a project by the […]

A Severe Weather Alert has been issued in your area…

CURRENT ALERT.. Your Current Severe RADAR MAP LinkYour local forecast link Breaking General News Link Airports Closed or Delayed Special Weather Statement issued February 13 at 10:59AM CST by NWS Houston – Galveston At 1057 AM CST, Doppler radar was tracking a thunderstorm over southwestern Acres Home, or near Northside / Northline, moving north at 20 mph. This storm is producing rainfall rates that may cause nuisance low area and street flooding within the next […]

This Valentine’s Day, Speak the Language of Flowers

By Sam Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 12, 2018 — While it would be easy to buy a dozen roses to profess your love to a significant other this Valentine’s Day, understanding the language of flowers could help you take your floral overture to the next level. Bill McKinley, director of Benz School of Floral Design and senior lecturer in the Department of Horticultural Sciences at Texas A&M […]

Trees For Houston Partners with Cell Signaling Technology; Hosts Tree Planting at Thompson Elementary School  

Leading provider of antibodies, kits and services, headquartered in Massachusetts, gives back to local Houston school Photo caption: On February 8, 2018, Trees For Houston and Cell Signaling Technology employees planted trees at Thompson Elementary. While in Houston for the annual North American Sales Meeting, Cell Signaling Technology (CST) employees spent the afternoon at Thompson Elementary planting trees, located in Houston’s Third Ward near the Medical Center. The company sponsored the planting of numerous native […]

American Heart Association To Welcome Over 450 Red-Dressed Ladies And Men To Citycentre Houston On April 20 For  Northwest Harris County Go Red For Women ® Luncheon  

Go Red Chairs Beth Eaton, along with her daughters,Kristi Varela and Kara DiCarlo

HOUSTON (February 12, 2018) – The American Heart Association will welcome over 450 red-dressed ladies and men to CityCentre Houston’s Red Oak Ballroom on Friday, April 20 to celebrate the fight against heart disease and stroke at the annual Northwest Harris County Go Red For Women ® Luncheon. This premiere philanthropic event aims to raise $350,000 towards lifesaving research necessary to save more lives from cardiovascular diseases and stroke – the No.1 and No.5 killers […]

Md Anderson Pocket Prairie Receives Award From Houston-Galveston Area Council  

The honor is for Parks and Natural Areas Award in the “Projects under $500,000 Category” Houston, January 16, 2018 – The MD Anderson Pocket Prairie today was announced the winner of the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) Parks and Natural Areas Award in the Projects Under $500,000 category. The MD Anderson Pocket Prairie is a successful collaboration between MD Anderson, Asakura Robinson, and Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) working together to bring the prairie into the city. The award […]