Houston News

Harris County Asks Residents To Remove All Food From Their White Goods Debris

Harris County asks residents to remove all food from their food related white goods and placed in their regular trash containers. White goods used primarily for food storage are household items that include: refrigerators and/or freezers or any kind. Unincorporated Harris County residents are encouraged to wait for County debris haulers to remove debris from the right-of-way in front of their homes. Harris County debris contractors are only collecting debris from sites located in County […]

FA will hold free public information session

Do you have trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous(FA) will hold a free public information session offering a solution for those who struggle with food obsession, often resulting in years of repeated weight loss and gain. The information session will be held Saturday, October 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Divine, 2450 River Oaks Boulevard at the intersection with Westheimer. FA has free […]

Fort Bend County Master Gardener Classes Begin October 10  

Fort Bend County is a wonderful place to garden, our climate allows us to have beautiful gardens, both ornamental and edible almost year round. If you enjoy gardening as a hobby or would like to begin gardening the Texas Master Gardener Program may be just what you are looking for to get started or improve your gardening success while sharing your knowledge with the community. Master Gardeners are volunteers who receive in-depth training that enables […]

Fall Happenings at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Discover what the Houston Arboretum has to offer this Fall with ArBOOretum, nature classes and more!  HOUSTON, Texas (September 12, 2017) —Celebrate the return of cooler fall weather by exploring the 155-acre nature sanctuary at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center. With five miles of walking trails accessible free of charge, observation decks, and an indoor Discovery Room, this urban oasis is the perfect place to relax and recharge. Bird-lovers can take a 20 minute […]

Entries Sought For Libraries’ Photo Contest Celebrating Fort Bend County  


  Fort Bend County Libraries is seeking entries for its “Capture Fort Bend County” Photography Contest in September. Amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter original photographs that portray the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County – from hidden gems in our communities to favorite places and scenes around town. Entries can be submitted at any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system beginning September 5; […]

Texas DSHS mosquito control update – Sept. 15, 2017

The Texas Department of State Health Services is providing an update on aerial mosquito spraying operations after Hurricane Harvey. DSHS is working with counties that have requested assistance with mosquito control to coordinate spraying by two state contractors and federal support through FEMA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve. Flight operations treated about 606,000 acres over Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Hardin, Harris, Liberty, Nueces and San Patricio counties last night. Crews will be up tonight spraying over portions […]

Houston Symphony Announces Changes To Several Upcoming September Performances

Beethoven & Piazzola, Sept. 22-23 Houston Symphony Presents Garrison Keillor, Sept. 25 Russian Masters, Sept. 28, 30, Oct. 1 HOUSTON (Sept. 15, 2017) – The Houston Symphony announced today important changes regarding several upcoming performances due to repairs to Jones Hall: Andrés Conducts Schumann, Russian Masters and Houston Symphony Presents Garrison Keillor. Due to scheduling and rehearsal conflicts, the originally scheduled program of Andrés Conducts Schumann has been replaced with a new Houston Symphony concert, Beethoven and Piazzola, to take place Friday, September 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, September 23 (8 […]

UHV Names Interim Business School Dean

A former business school dean and financial bond analyst is the new interim dean of the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration. James Jordan-Wagner started his position at UHV on Monday, replacing former dean Farhang Niroomand, who resigned at the end of August to teach after more than eight years of leading the school. “Dr. Jordan-Wagner has extensive experience as a business school dean and will provide a valuable outside view about how we can […]

Texas Renaissance Festival announces big additions in store for 2017 season

Texas Renaissance Festival kicks off 43rd anniversary with brand new themed weekend, expanded camping, exciting entertainment lineup and new food HOUSTON (September 14, 2017) – Huzzah! The fall is near and with it comes the enchantment of the Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest and most acclaimed Renaissance theme park, bringing the magic of the 16th century to life from September 30 through November 26, 2017. For the first time in nearly two decades, the 43 year-old Festival has added […]

Libraries To Close In Observance Of Fair Day  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Friday, September 29, in observance of Fort Bend County Fair Day. Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, September 30. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies or music, downloading e-books, or using the research databases. For additional information, contact the library system’s Public Information […]