Houston News

Empowerment through Grandparents

Lucille North volunteers as a Foster Grandparent at Advance Head Start in Houston.

Houston, TX – 66 year old Lucille North spends six hours a day at the Advance Head Start Program most every day of the school week not because she is paid to but because she believes in the power of Grandparents and the mentoring they provide. “I have always loved children. I was the oldest of 8 children,” said Lucille North. “They just gravitate toward me. I love working with and teaching them knowing that […]

Brighten Your Holidays  With Brookwood Community’s Iconic Poinsettias Post-Harvey Retail Sales Crucial

With post-Harvey poinsettia plant sales crucial to Brookwood Community, wholesale client Mark Seavers of Seavers Landscape is spreading the word to support sales at Brookwood’s four retail locations.

HOUSTON, TEXAS, November 20, 2017 – Ho ho ho-liday cheer is filling the air, which means it’s time for Brookwood Community’s abundantly beautiful poinsettia plants to fill homes, businesses and worship centers throughout Houston and surrounding communities. Poinsettias can be purchased beginning the week after Thanksgiving at Brookwood’s four retail locations, and proceeds from these festive holiday favorites will fund more than $500,000 of the community’s annual operating budget to provide a spiritual, educational and […]

Partnerships Lead to Great Homes for Children

Shown (L to R) are: Associate Judge Walter Armatys of the 328th District Court, Rob  H-E-B, Child Advocates of Fort Bend Board President Jim Lockwood, and Child Advocates of Fort Bend CEO Ruthanne Mefford. Photo courtesy of Mary Favre, Liz Furman, Nancy Cruz and Sue Lockwood.

Child Advocates and Its Partners Celebrate National Adoption Day Fort Bend County 328th and 387th and 505th District Courts Finalize 25 Adoptions The Honorable Ron Pope, The Honorable Brenda Mullinix, and The Honorable Judge David Perwin finalized 25 adoptions including the adoptions of 7 children from the foster care system on Friday in celebration of National Adoption Day. The Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts joined courts across the country in opening […]


Alexander Ankrah becomes 100th player to register with Houston’s fastest growing rugby club Houston, Texas, November 18th 2017 – West Houston Rugby Club, who play as the West Houston Lions, passed a significant milestone this week with the signing of its 100th registered player. Alexander Ankrah, who plays for the West Houston Lions Men’s Team, was recognized at a special presentation Sunday during the Youth and High School regular practice session where he was presented […]

Toast To The Holidays With The 2018 Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ International Wine Competition Winners

Champion wines have been named from the thousands competing in the 2018 Rodeo Uncorked!® International Wine Competition, held Nov. 11 – 12, 2017, at NRG Center — just in time for the holidays. The 2018 International Wine Competition judging included a record 3,188 entries from 18 different countries, including Argentina, Austria, Chile, France, Italy, Japan, Portugal and South Africa. The 2018 featured region, Northern Spain — specifically the wine growing regions of Rioja, Navarra, Priorat, Ribera […]

National Prematurity Awareness Month: Dispelling Five Common Pregnancy Myths   

Dr. Salil Deshpande, Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Texas and Debra Ness, president of National Partnership for Women & Families November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, a time for Texas families to think about the health of expectant mothers and babies, and about how to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery. One out of 10 babies nationwide each year is born prematurely, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While preterm births represent a small percentage of […]

Katy Bar Association Monthly Meeting

Area attorneys are invited to the Tuesday, November 28, 2017 lunch meeting of the Katy Bar Association, 11:30 A.M. at Landry’s on I-10, Katy, TX. 77494. The guest speakers are Christy Theander and Kerri Graham, of Graham and Theander, and will present Elder Care Law. Christi Theander, a graduate of the University of New Mexico and South Texas College of Law in Houston, with honors, receiving the CALI award in Corporations, for achieving the highest […]

Toys For Tots

We are proud to serve as a donation drop off site for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. From now until Dec. 8th, you can drop off new, unwrapped toys at our Stations 3, 4 and 5. (Addresses listed on flyer) These toys will be for newborns to 17 yrs of age. If you have any questions, please contact Lia Hales at (702) 249-5510. We appreciate your generous donations to this wonderful organization.

Katy Prairie Conservancy wins the Statewide Wildlife Conservationist Award

GALVESTON, November 15, 2017 – The Katy Prairie Conservancy was awarded the Statewide Wildlife Conservationist Award from The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts. This award is given to an outstanding wildlife conservationist who has incorporated wildlife conservation into farming and ranching activities. Katy Prairie Conservancy’s wildlife related activities, prairie restoration and enhancement, and collaborative conservation work on a district and state level contributed […]

Free Family Health Fair in Katy This Weekend

What:2nd Annual Salud Familiar Health Fair Where: Iglesia Faro de Luz, 4900 Greenhouse Rd, Katy, TX 77449 When: Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Why: o   Free health screenings to test glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and vision health o   Free flu and tetanus shots o   Ambetter from Superior HealthPlan will provide information on health insurance during the ongoing open enrollment period which ends on Dec. 15