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


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 […]

Jungle Animals and Jazz at the Historic Sugar Land Auditorium in May

Shere Khan (Alexandria Gomez), Shanti (Jaleena Cate), Mowgli (Luca Marino), Baloo (Bryant Sanchez) and Bagheera (Ashley Janak) in Inspiration Stage’s Jungle Book KIDS Photo credit for Jungle Book production photos: Mandy Seymore-Sensat

Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS runs May 3-5;  Chicago: High School Edition runs May 17-19 SUGAR LAND, Texas (April 18, 2019) – Inspiration Stage presents two exciting musicals in May — Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS features young actors, ages six to 12, while Chicago: High School Edition features teen actors. Visit the Jungle May 3-5!  The jungle will be jumpin’ with a jazzy beat in Disney’s The Jungle Book KIDS. Specially adapted from the classic Disney animated film, the musical features […]

St. John XXIII Inaugural Art Car Parade Entry

St. John XXIII College Preparatory Principal, Mr. Tim Gallic, is pleased to announce the inaugural entry of a decorated car in the annual Houston Art Car Parade. Collaborative Art Students and student volunteers, under the direction of Art Department Chair, Lynsey Hepburn, have created The Treasure of Smaug! This amazing art car masterpiece is ready to make its grand appearance this Saturday, April 13, in the 32nd Houston Art Car Parade! The free event begins at 11 a.m. […]

Thirteen Katy ISD Students Earn  Highest Possible ACT Score 

KATY [April 5, 2019] –  Katy Independent School District is celebrating a rare feat:  13 of its high school students recently found out that they obtained a perfect score, a 36, on the ACT exam.  Not only is this a major achievement for the district but it’s a rare one as well, considering that less than .1 percent of all test takers earn the top score.  Only 3,741 out of the nearly 2.1 million students […]

Grand Champion Winners Win Bigin Katy ISD Auction 

KATY [March 26, 2019] – The final 2019 Katy Independent School District FFA Livestock Show auction totals were officially announced this week.  Student livestock projects raised $579,949.00.  This year’s livestock show consisted of 540 student exhibitors.  Top live auction winners include:   Rabbits: Grand Champion, Oliver Semrad                          $7,500.00 Reserve Champion, William Blake Griggs           $4,500.00 Broilers: Grand Champion, Lauren Summers                    $7,000.00 Reserve Champion, Zoe BeDell                           $4,700.00 Goat: Grand Champion, Desiree Caramela Amstutz   $6,700.00 Reserve Champion, Stephannie Gomez             […]

The Houston Symphony Performs Carl Orff’s Epic Choral Masterwork Carmina Burana

HOUSTON (March 26, 2019) – Carmina Burana, Carl Orff’s monumental oratorio depicting life, love and lust in medieval times, takes the Jones Hall stage March 29–31 with an all-star cast of soloists, the Houston Symphony Chorus, and rising young conductor Yaniv Dinur─recipient of the prestigious 2019 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award. One of the most instantly-recognizable pieces of choral music, Carmina Burana opens and closes with the world-famous chorus “O Fortuna,” heard in countless movie scores─including the soundtracks to the […]

Aristoi Classical Academy’s Second Annual Goblet of Apollo – Tea & PoetryCompetition on February 15th, 2019

More than 90 spectators enjoyed Aristoi Classical Academy’s Second Annual Goblet of Apollo – Tea & Poetry Competition on February 15th, 2019. The poetry and performance contest included more than 180 5th and 6th-grade scholars at Aristoi’s Upper School on Morton Road. All types of characters were on hand, from the “Minute Men” team reciting Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s, “Paul Revere’s Ride” to Team L’amour Vient reciting “Love’s Coming” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox to Team Red […]

Fort Bend County Day in Austin

Group Photo at Capitol

The Central Fort Bend Chamber, Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, Fulshear-Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Fort Bend Economic Development Council, city leaders, business owners and citizens traveled to Austin on February 20th to meet with members of the 86th Texas Legislature and key state agencies to discuss the issues affecting Fort Bend County. The Fort Bend County delegation focused its efforts on many critical issues affecting our community including general business, education, economic […]

Three Katy ISD Facilities Named after Lifelong Legacies

KATY [February 19, 2019] – Another successful Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show is in the books!  This year’s event was especially ecstatic as students, teachers and guests enjoyed a newly constructed complex, like no other in the state of Texas, where opportunities for agricultural sciences education are limitless.  Though physically the buildings are new, there’s a wealth of history behind the construction of the three new facilities named after Gerald D. Young, L.D. Robinson and William […]

Event Recap: Houston Arboretum’s Tapas On The Trails    

WHAT:  Approximately 300 party-goers braved the chilly 40-something temperatures to venture out to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Feb. 9 for Tapas on the Trails, an annual event outdoors in nature to celebrate Valentine’s Day with delicious food and beverages. Billed as a “romantic evening getaway without leaving the city,” the sold-out event was the most successful to date, with more than $24,000 raised for the Arboretum’s mission of education and conservation. Guests enjoyed […]