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Texas Children’s Cancer Center celebrates National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month with ribbon tying ceremony and parade

Gold ribbons were hung in honor of children and families who have been touched by pediatric cancer

In celebration of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, patients, families and doctors at Texas Children’s Cancer Center came together last week for the Going Gold parade and ribbon tying ceremony at Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus.Adorned in gold, the symbolic color for childhood cancer, participants proceeded through the halls and concluded outside in front of the hospital, where gold ribbons were tied in honor of children and families who have been touched by pediatric cancer. As the […]

Hurricane Recovery Efforts Continue at Mayde Creek High School through Amazon Wish List and a Donation Effort Led by Former Teacher

By George Slaughter People from around the country have followed the Texas Gulf Coast’s hurricane recovery efforts. For Sally Barnes, a Spanish teacher at Mayde Creek High School, the calls came from her hometown of Whitewater, Wisconsin. How could people help? So Barnes created an Amazon wish list, which she described as “essentially like a registry,” and listed such basic items she would keep for her students in her classroom—school supplies, toiletries, and so on. […]


Discovery Center explores life and culture “South of the Border” Opening Oct. 7, 2017 Experience the day-to-day of the people in Villa Hidalgo Yalálag—a Zapotec village in the Sierra Juárez Mountains of Oaxaca, México, with the opening of a brand new exhibit, Yalálag—A Mountain Village in México on Oct. 7, 2017. You’re invited to an exotic trip south of the border to learn about the cultural attributes that give the people of Yalálag a unique take on life! The […]

Hang Loose With Moana

Discovery Center makes a big splash for Moana magical celebration Saturday, Sept. 30, beginning at noon Sail across the “open ocean” on an action-packed voyage, encountering extraordinary characters and impossible odds! Make waves while you meet Moana and immerse yourself in island life, culture and adventure during a fan celebration. DON’T MISS: Lei Making: Take part in an ancient Polynesian tradition by making your very own lei. “Moana” Meet-and-Greet: Bring your camera and snap a pic with the fierce ocean […]

Houston Family Photographer Featured in Beauty Revived

As you may remember from my announcement just a couple of months ago, I was recently selected to be a photographer for an upcoming feature in the Mother’s Day issue of Beauty Revived. As part of their Beauty Revived 50 Beautiful Mothers campaign, I was given the opportunity to accept nominations for a local woman to be chosen and featured for this recognition. What an honor! For those of you who don’t know, Beauty Revived is a movement […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy Presents Conservation Easement Workshop Oct. 20 To Educate About Permanently Protecting Private Land

Katy Prairie Conservancy’s Conservation Easement Workshop is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Midway Barbecue, 6025 Highway Blvd. in Katy. This workshop is for landowners, real estate professionals, attorneys, advisers, natural resource professionals, and city or county officials to learn the hows and whys of conservation easements and land protection, Elisa Donovan, Assistant Director and General Counsel for the Katy Prairie Conservancy explained, “Preserving agricultural and natural lands benefits wildlife and protects the quality of life for people […]

Katy Prairie Conservancy and Wildlife Habitat Federation Empower  Landowners to Save and Restore Land with Two Fall Workshops  

HOUSTON, September 8, 2017 – The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) and Wildlife Habitat Federation (WHF) are excited to announce two fall workshops designed to empower Texas landowners to conserve and restore their land for themselves and to benefit local wildlife.  97% of Texas land is privately held and local landowners are critical to saving and restoring wildlife habitat and ensuring nature will be there for the next generation to enjoy. RESTORE YOUR LAND FOR CATTLE, GAME BIRDS, […]

City Hall to Reopen Tuesday after Sustaining Water Damage from Hurricane Harvey

The east end of the first floor lobby at Katy Hall has stacks of boxes as workers remove drywall and begin building repairs. (George Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter While the Katy city government continues to function following Hurricane Harvey, Katy City Hall will reopen Tuesday after sustaining considerable water damage. The damage is on the first floor, where workers have removed several inches worth of drywall both from the lobby area and offices. The lobby now has piles of boxes and office furniture in it. Pictures and artwork have been removed from the walls. The elevator is out of order. […]

Katy Christian Ministries Welcomes Donations and Volunteers as it Helps in Recovery Efforts

Food items remain among the most-needed donations at Katy Christian Ministries. (Kathy M. Slaughter photo)

By George Slaughter As people have seen, hurricanes are devastating. People are also seeing the generosity and persistency that Katy-area residents are showing in helping to rebuild after such disasters. One such example of this generosity of spirit is at Katy Christian Ministries. The ministry headquarters, at 5504 1st St., sustained up to two feet of water damage from Hurricane Harvey. It got off to a slow start, but it had help in quickly ramping […]