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Kiddie Academy of Katy-West Hosts “STEM Adventures Event”

Kiddie Academy® invites Katy area families to explore the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math at a free indoor/outdoor event WHAT: On Saturday, April 28, Kiddie Academy invites local families to share in fun, educational and age-appropriate activities at an indoor/outdoor STEM Adventures Event hosted by Kiddie Academy of Katy-West. Activities are based on multiple themes that combine elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in interactive projects that foster learning through play.      […]

Annual Sporting Clays Tournament

Katy, Texas, April 24, 2018 – NHPO Katy will for the 2nd year in a row host their Annual Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit The Lone Star Veterans Association. The tournament will be held at American Shooting Centers at 16500 Westheimer Pkwy, Houston, TX 77082 on June 7, 2018. The 2018 Title Sponsor will be RE/MAX Experience. Some of the other Sponsors that will be participating in the event are Ammo Sponsors Chiro Dynamics, Lunch Sponsor […]

State of Texas/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center in Galveston County Changes Days of Operation

AUSTIN, Texas — The State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Dickinson will no longer be open on Saturdays, beginning April 28. The DRC will remain open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. DRCs offer in-person support to individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods. Recovery specialists from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the state and FEMA are at the […]

Religion and Culture: Understanding Journalism in Asia

UH Valenti School of Communication Hosts Symposium April 26 HOUSTON, April 24, 2018 — Religion and culture play a vital role in society and have a profound influence on the function of journalism, particularly in Asia. To further understand journalism in this region, the University of Houston Valenti School of Communication is hosting a symposium “Journalism in Asia: Current Trends and Challenges” on Thursday, April 26. Symposium Highlights: The keynote address will be delivered by Janet Steele, associate […]

Celebrity Speakers Announced for Houston’s Ultimate Women’s Expo 2018  

Victoria Osteen, Houston Ultimate Women's Expo Keynote Speaker

Houston, Texas, April 2018 – The Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo presents a star-studded, empowering and entertaining weekend on May 5-6, 2018 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Keynote celebrity speakers include: Victoria Osteen, Co-Pastor of Lakewood Church and Host, Victoria Osteen Live Rasheeda Frost, Star of VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop”, Entertainer and Fashion Designer Julie Chrisley,  Star of “Chrisley Knows Best” Kenya Moore, Star of BRAVO’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Beauty Entrepreneur MC Lyte, Legendary Entertainer, Actress and […]

Time to Stock up on Disaster Supplies Emergency Preparation Supplies Tax Free Weekend, April 28-30

(Harris County, TX) – The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management reminds residents that the weekend of April 28-30 has been designated as an Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. This tax-free holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 30. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase and you do not need an exemption certificate. “We need to […]

Two-Time Ima Hogg Semifinalist And Texas Residents Among This Year’s Contestants

Ten semifinalists face off at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall May 31 Top four musicians advance to final round of prestigious competition June 2 Winner receives $25,000 prize and performs with Houston Symphony at Jones Hall May 31 & June 2, 2018 HOUSTON (April 23, 2018) – The Houston Symphony and Houston Symphony League announced today the 10 semifinalists of the 43rd annualHouston Symphony Ima Hogg Competition, one of the few nationwide competitions open to all standard orchestral […]

Interfaith Prayer Breakfast In Celebration Of Nam’s 35th Anniversary

HOUSTON— Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is celebrating 35 years of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.  NAM is observing this occasion with an Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 10 starting at 7:30 a.m. at The Harrell Family Opportunity Center located behind NAM’s main building at 15555 Kuykendahl.  Breakfast will be served up with reflection upon NAM’s 35 years of service within the community.  Congregation partners, friends of NAM, staff, and members of the media are all invited […]

Those Building, Rebuilding or Repairing Can Plan for the Future and Get Questions Answered by Mitigation Specialists April 23-28

AUSTIN, Texas – As Texans build, rebuild or repair their homes after Hurricane Harvey, home improvement stores and FEMA mitigation specialists are teaming up to provide free information, tips and literature on making homes stronger and safer. FEMA mitigation specialists will answer questions and offer tips and techniques to build hazard-resistant homes using proven methods that will prevent or reduce damage from future disasters. Most of the information and free literature provided is geared to do-it-yourself […]

Judge Pedro Ruiz Sworn In as County Court at Law #5 Judge

Pictured Left to Right: Judge Pedro Ruiz; Ann Werlein, Administrative & Budget Manager; County Judge Robert Hebert

On April 16, 2018, Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert held the swearing in of County Court at Law Judge Pedro Ruiz. Judge Ruiz was appointed by Commissioners Court on April 3, 2018 to fill the vacated seat of the late Ron Cohen who was elected into office in 2016. Pedro will serve until the November 2018 election when voters will fill the remaining two years of Judge Cohen’s term. Judge Hebert said, “Judge Ruiz […]