• Ring in the Holiday with the Texas Renaissance Festival’s Celtic Christmas Weekend

    Ring in the Holiday with the Texas Renaissance Festival’s Celtic Christmas Weekend

    WHAT:   Kick off the holiday season with Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation’s largest, most acclaimed renaissance theme park, as it hosts its final weekend – Celtic Christmas. Enjoy the magic of the season as the Festival transforms into a winter wonderland for a three-day holiday celebration complete with trees, holiday music and festive shops. Celtic Christmas is the final weekend for merchant appreciation. Patrons who spend $250 or more in one purchase can redeem two tickets […]

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

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

    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 […]

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  • SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-20-17

    SPORTS NOTEBOOK 11-20-17

    FOOTBALL Football Playoff Results – Bi-District Division One – Large School Katy 45, Travis 14 Ridge Point 40, Cinco Ranch 23 Division Two – Small School Strake Jesuit 28, Hightower 10 Taylor 14, Bush 0 Playoff Schedule for this coming week: Division One – Large School Katy vs. Cypress Ranch Noon, Saturday, NRG Stadium Division Two – Small School Cy-Fair vs. Strake Jesuit 6 p.m., Friday, Legacy Stadium Langham Creek vs. Taylor 7 p.m., Friday, […]

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  • Katy Wins Bi-District Playoff Game with 45-14 Victory over Fort Bend Travis

    Katy Wins Bi-District Playoff Game with 45-14 Victory over Fort Bend Travis

    By George Slaughter The Katy Tigers can claim the distinction of winning the first playoff game in Legacy Stadium. It did so with a Friday night with a 45-14 victory over Fort Bend Travis. There was no drama in this one, as Katy scored the first four times it had the ball and took a 28-0 halftime lead. Junior running back Deondrick Glass scored the first touchdown on a two-yard run at the 5:21 mark […]

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  • High School Football Playoffs Begin Friday

    High School Football Playoffs Begin Friday

    By Tom Behrens Marquee playoff matchups are typically hard to find in the first round of the UIL state football playoffs. And in a way, that’s by design. The matchup of the best teams should come later in the six rounds that are required to win an 11-man state championship. How they got here: In the largest two classifications, 6A and 5A, after the top four finishers from a district are determined, they are placed […]

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Beta Sigma Phi – Grateful for Our Sisters

At this time of Thanksgiving, we all reflect on things for which we are grateful.  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority offers women of all ages the opportunity to make lifelong friends and in times of disaster, those friends can be a lifeline.  Hurricane Harvey may have come and gone but the aftermath has lingered for many affected by the rising waters.  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Houston Council, had many sisters throughout the area affected by the […]

Harris County Chief Deputy Graduates from Nation’s First FEMT Program

Executive Director Dr. Rita Watkins (left) and Chief Deputy Laurie Christensen (right)

Harris County – Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office Chief Deputy Laurie Christensen recently received state certification in the Fire Executive Management Training (FEMT) program, becoming one of the first women to graduate from this program at Sam Houston State University. “We are proud of Chief Deputy Christensen’s accomplishment of completing the first ever FEMT program,” said Harris County Fire Marshal Mike Montgomery. “The training received through FEMT has better equipped Chief Christensen to serve the […]

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 […]

Disaster Recovery Centers Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

AUSTIN, Texas –All State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 23 and 24, 2017. The centers will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 25. Disaster survivors can visit any of the centers for assistance. Locations of other recovery centers are online at www.fema.gov/DRC. For more information on Hurricane Harvey and Texas recovery, visit the Hurricane Harvey disaster web page at www.fema.gov/disaster/4332, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/FEMAharvey, the FEMA Region 6 […]

Commissioner Ryan Sitton: Texas Oil, Gas Production Disrupting Global Energy Landscape, Requires New Mindset

AUSTIN  – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton examined the changing role of natural gas and its importance to global economies, and Texas’ role in America’s energy dominance in an article for the November/December issue of Drilling Contractor Magazine. “Prior to the shale boom in 2008, the United States believed it did not have enough natural gas to meet its demand. Import facilities were built to take in natural gas from other countries,” Commissioner Sitton wrote. […]

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 […]

Disaster Recovery Center in Liberty County to Close Temporarily

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Liberty County will close temporarily starting at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 and reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 27. The center is located in: Liberty County Dayton Chamber of Commerce 801 S Cleveland Street Ste. B, Room 301 & 302 Dayton, TX  77535 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent floods can […]

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Harris County

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in the city of Baytown will close permanently at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away. The center is at the following location: Harris County Baytown Community Center 2407 Market St. Baytown TX 77520 Individuals and businesses in counties included in the Texas federal disaster declaration for Hurricane […]

Oakbend Medical Group Offers Cardiology Services And Obstetrics/Gynocology Services In Wharton    

Dr. Durrani

Richmond, Tx– OakBend Medical Group is pleased to announce that Dr. Long Cao, Cardiologist and Dr. Sadia Durrani, OB/GYN will now have office hours in Wharton, Texas. Dr. Cao was born in Vietnam and raised in Houston.  He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease in addition to echocardiography, nuclear cardiology and vascular interpretation. He graduated magna cum laude at Baylor University and is a medical graduate of the University of Texas.  Cao […]


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 […]