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Adults Coming Together To Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

YMCAs promoting child protection during National Child Abuse Prevention Month HOUSTON (April 22, 2019) – The YMCA of Greater Houston is marking Child Abuse Prevention Month with Five Days of Action, April 22-26, 2019. Five Days of Action focuses on preventing child sexual abuse by sharing tips on how adults can prevent child sexual abuse. During April and all year long, the YMCA of Greater Houston encourages adults and organizations in the community to play a vital role […]

Public Meeting Discusses the Future of Transportation in the Houston-Galveston Region

Houston, TX – By 2045, the Houston-Galveston region will be home to nearly 11 million people according to the Houston-Galveston Area Council’s (H-GAC) transportation department.  That’s 66% more people currently living in the eight-county metropolitan transportation planning area.  An increase in population also means a boost in employment and more vehicles on the road.  The agency forecasts that by 2045 employment will grow by 50% causing a 61% increase in vehicles on the road. The […]

Turnkey Rental Properties Misconceptions – Exposing the Truth

There is huge excitement surrounding real estate investing involving Turnkey companies as eager investors anticipate the golden opportunity to generate “passive” cash flow, also known as passive income, which just simply means, you are earning profits on a regular basis with little or no effort. As a matter of fact, “The article “Available Turnkey Rental Properties” from High Return Real Estate explains that you can enjoy the benefits of a good real estate investment without […]

Employment Springs Forward In March Led ByGains In The Leisure & Hospitality Sector 

(HOUSTON) Houston-area employers hired more than 14,000 people during March with seven of the eleven industries gaining jobs according to numbers released this morning by Workforce Solutions. The Leisure and Hospitality sector, led by hiring at hotels and restaurants, added 2,200 employees per week over the last month, the largest one-month gain on record. “Most of the growth in this sector appears to have been delayed from February, which posted a loss of 1,100 jobs,” […]

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Unveils Newly Designed Ravine Landscape as part of Master Plan

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HOUSTON, April 19, 2019 – The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center announced today that the newly-designed Ravine Trail, part of the nonprofit’s Master Plan, is now open to the public. The Ravine boasts a true riparian ecosystem with elevation changes not typically seen in the Houston area. Due to flooding, erosion, washout and other disturbances, access to the Ravine and its trail system were closed for three years while the Arboretum and several partners developed resilient […]

Houston Grand Opera presents Puccini’s classic love story La bohème at Miller Outdoor Theatre May 17-18, free to the public

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What:  On May 17 and May 18, Houston Grand Opera presents free performances of Puccini’s enchanting La bohème, which tells the dramatic, heartbreaking story of a group of young, Parisian artists living life to the fullest during the bohemian revolution in the Latin Quarter of Paris. This beloved production, to be held at Miller Outdoor Theatre, features current and former artists from the HGO Studio, the company’s prestigious young artist training program. With soaring music that […]

Katy Resident Inducted into Susan G. Komen Houston Pink Honor Roll

HOUSTON (April 18, 2019) – Susan G. Komen® Houston inducted into its 2019 Pink Honor Roll and Pink Power League its top fundraisers which included Katy resident Jennifer Butler, who supported the 2018 Race for the Cure®. The annual dinner event, held Tuesday, April 16th at The Houstonian Hotel and Conference Center celebrated volunteers whose commitment and dedication jointly raised more than $300,000 to fight breast cancer. Butler was the second-highest earner, raising $12,707.48 individually and $13,973 as […]

Triple negative breast cancers can adopt reversible state that is resistant to chemotherapy

Helen Piwnica-Worms, Ph.D.

Study finds that resistant cells become vulnerable to MD Anderson-developed targeted therapy HOUSTON ― Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centerhave discovered that triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells can develop resistance to frontline, or neoadjuvant, chemotherapy not by acquiring permanent adaptations, but rather transiently turning on molecular pathways that protect the cells. The study, published today in Science Translational Medicine, also identifies a vulnerability that may provide a new treatment option for resistant TNBC. Among those pathways […]

Houston VA Achieves Magnet® Recognition

Recognition for the fourth time reinforces a commitment to nursing excellence. Houston, TX— The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center announced today that it attained Magnet recognition again in 2019, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program® distinguishes health care organizations that meet rigorous standards for nursing excellence. This credential is the highest national honor for professional nursing practice. Receiving Magnet recognition for the fourth time […]

Houston Chamber Choir’s Duruflé: Complete Choral Works receives accolades from world-renowned choral professionals 

The Houston Chamber Choir’s new CD, Duruflé: Complete Choral Works, has received high praise from world-renowned choral professionals who are also educators, Dale Warland and Simon Carrington. Robert Simpson is seen here conducting the Choir. Photo by Jeff Grass Photography.

HOUSTON, April 17, 2019 – Houston Chamber Choir’s newly released recording of Duruflé: Complete Choral Works, produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Blanton Alspaugh for Signum Records, has received accolades from two world-renowned choral professionals, Dale Warland and Simon Carrington. On Apr. 13, Warland penned a review of the Houston Chamber Choir’s latest recording, noting its superiority among Duruflé works. He begins by saying, “This latest CD from Robert Simpson and his versatile Houston Chamber Choir is just what we’ve […]