Houston News

“Fiercely Nonpartisan” Hurdles Facing the Independent Candidate 

The HPRA Friday lunch speaker this week is Scott Cubbler, who is running against a Republican incumbent in Congressional District 22. Mr. Cubbler is a member of the Houston Chapter of Unite America, a non-partisan centrist group which seeks for remedies that sidestep the tribalism currently sweeping America. He will explain the difficulties faced by independents who do not align themselves with traditional parties. https://www.cubblerforcongress.com https://www.uniteamerica.org Houston Property Rights Association October 19, 2018 PUBLIC INVITED: $11.49 plus 10% gratuity – […]

FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery. With a new look, expanded resources and greater accessibility, the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal provides round-the-clock access to valuable materials for nonprofits and local, state, federal and tribal governments. “We want to make it easy for […]

David Weekley Homes Participates In Breast Cancer Awareness

David Weekley Homes team members Abed Kaaki and Karen Howell stand proudly with pink tension cables.

Houston, TX (October 17, 2018): David Weekley Homes, the nation’s largest private home builder, has partnered with Builders Post-Tension (BPT) to offer pink tension cables in new homes currently under construction in the Houston area during the month of October. For every homeowner that selects the pink cabling package, BPT will make a monetary donation to a breast cancer charity to raise awareness and encourage screenings. The pink cables were recently installed in Weekley’s Katy-area community […]

Commended National Merit Scholars

Mr. Tim Gallic, Principal of St. John XXIII College Preparatory, Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce Caitlyn Cano and Elena Welsh have been named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), that conducts the program, will be presented to these scholastically talented seniors. These young ladies have demonstrated outstanding potential throughout their high school years at St. John XXIII College […]

Katy ISD Students Participate in First Time Ever Plein Air Painting Competition  

KATY [October 18, 2018] – Katy Independent School District students step out of their classrooms and into mother nature to experience a different kind of painting and drawing experience known as “plein air”, a French expression for “in the open air”.  For the first time, 25 Katy ISD students will visit Willow Fork Park to create an inspirational on-site art piece which showcases the beauty of outdoor scenes. “Working in an outdoor painting site allows the […]

FEMA website consolidates resources for governments, nonprofits, survivors

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal highlights information about grants, housing and training AUSTIN, Texas — Texas communities will find a wide range of support at FEMA’s centralized online resource for governments, nonprofits and Hurricane Harvey survivors working on their long-term recovery. With a new look, expanded resources and greater accessibility, the Hurricane Harvey Recovery Portal provides round-the-clock access to valuable materials for nonprofits and local, state, federal and tribal governments. “We want to make it easy for […]

DICK’S Sporting Goods Plans to Hire 158 Seasonal Teammates in Houston as Part of “National Signing Day” on October 24  

PITTSBURGH (October 17, 2018) – DICK’S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting goods retailer, has announced that it will host its own “National Signing Day” on October 24 to support the Company’s hiring efforts for seasonal teammate positions nationwide. DICK’S is looking for exceptional applicants, passionate about sports, to join the nation’s largest sports team at the following locations in the Houston area: Houston, TX (Galleria, Summerwood, Willowbrook) Friendswood, TX (Baybrook) Humble, […]

Bayou Preservation Association Leads Collaboration Of Environmental Groups For Houston Women In The Environment With Upcoming Events:  

Pictured are the late Terry Hershey, co-founder of the Bayou Preservation Association with Robert Rayburn, current Bayou Preservation Association Board Chair. Photo courtesy of Bayou Preservation Association.

Part of Houston History Alliance’s Tales of Houston Women initiative with nonprofits and educational institutions HOUSTON, October 17, 2018 – The Bayou Preservation Association is leading a collaboration called Houston Women in the Environment with several other environmental groups as part of the Tales of Houston Women initiative, under the auspices of the Houston History Alliance. A series of events produced for Tales of Houston Women take place from Oct. 27 – Nov. 5 and will explore how women have made, and […]

Golfers in bad pants raised over $500k for babies at Texas Children’s Hospital

Golfers wore their baddest pants, played their best golf and raised more than $500,000 for Texas Children’s Newborn Center at the Clubs of Kingwood last week. The Bad Pants Open, an annual golf tournament now in its 21st year, has raised more than $6.5 million over the last two decades to support continued innovation and excellence in the research, treatment and care of critically-ill and premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Texas Children’s. The […]

Katy ISD Art Students Earn Over $20,000 in Fort Bend County Fair Art Auction  

Fabiana Munoz CRHS

KATY [October 16, 2018] – Twelve of the 20 pieces of artwork auctioned off at the Fort Bend County Fair Event were created by Katy Independent School District students, earning a cumulative total of over $20,000 this year.  Seven Lakes High School student Flora Hu’s creation entitled “A Cowboy’s Bestfriend” won the “Reserve Grand Champion” recognition while four additional students were ranked the highest in “Best of Class”. “It is inspiring to see the hard work our Katy […]