• Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tickets Now Available  

    Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tickets Now Available       

    Tickets to the 27th annual Child Advocates of Fort Bend Christmas Home Tour are now available online at www.cafb.org and at Fort Bend area Randalls stores. The Christmas Home Tour features five private homes in Fort Bend County beautifully decorated for Christmas. Neighborhoods and homes vary each year, so guests who have been to the Home Tour before are guaranteed to see something new each year. This year’s homes are in historic Richmond, Lakes of […]

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  • Morton Ranch Defeats Seven Lakes, 34-14

    Morton Ranch Defeats Seven Lakes, 34-14

    By George Slaughter The folks at Morton Ranch celebrated their Homecoming Friday night at Legacy Stadium. They enjoyed a sharp-dressed Homecoming court, and plenty of the traditional mums on the sidelines and in the stands, on a perfect evening for a football game. Best of all, perhaps, was that the Mavericks won their first District 19-6A game of the season, a 34-14 triumph over Seven Lakes. The win improves the Mavericks to 4-5 overall and […]

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  • It’s Party Time with History for Young and Old with the 225th Anniversary Celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth At San Felipe November 3—And It’s FREE

    It’s Party Time with History for Young and Old with the 225th Anniversary Celebration of Stephen F. Austin’s Birth At San Felipe November 3—And It’s FREE

    Texans are no strangers to celebrating special occasions and when you reflect on someone as great as Stephen F. Austin (aka the Father of Texas) celebrating a birthday, you can be guaranteed that it’s going to be a “Texas-size” superb gathering with hands-on programs for all, living history demonstrations including surveying and printing activities, guest authors and lecturers, thematic tours of the grounds, the museum, and much more.  All of these events are scheduled in […]

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  • Commended National Merit Scholars

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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Commissioner Ryan Sitton Addresses North America’s Largest Petrochemical Conference

Ryan Sitton

HOUSTON  – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today addressed the Petrochemical Supply Chain and Logistics conference, North America’s largest petrochemical industry gathering. The conference is attended by hundreds of energy industry professionals actively engaged in the petrochemical space. “Texas’ impact on global energy markets right now cannot be overstated,” Sitton said. “The things happening in Texas oil fields, processing plants and petrochemical facilities are reverberating around the world. For example, between 2011 through 2020, U.S. petrochemical […]

AG Paxton Files Brief Defending Florida and Other States’ Legal Authority to Regulate Their Own Elections

Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Attorney General Ken Paxton today joined Louisiana, Alabama, and Georgia in filing a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, urging it to overturn a district court ruling that throws Florida’s election recount into more uncertainty and ultimately threatens states’ legal authority to regulate their own elections. Earlier today, a district court judge declared that the procedures for implementing the signature-match requirement of Florida’s election law is unconstitutional. The court […]

Commissioner George P. Bush to tour Harris County flood mitigation project and discuss buyout plans

George P. Bush

AUSTIN – Tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 16, Commissioner George P. Bush will join the Harris County Flood Control District and Harris County Community Services Department for a bus tour of a comprehensive flood mitigation and buyout project. The tour will include a 160-acre site near Greens Road and I-45 which will conclude in the Glen Forest Detention Basin, one of three planned contiguous basins. Commissioner Bush will be available following the tour and briefing for a […]


Registration for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ 2019 Rodeo Run, presented by ConocoPhillips, is now open at rodeohouston.com/rodeorun. The annual event, to be held in downtown Houston on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, includes a wheelchair race, 10K and 5K, followed by a post-race celebration at Eleanor Tinsley Park. Proceeds from the Rodeo Run benefits the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, raising nearly $5 million since the event’s inception in 1988. In 2018, the Rodeo Run rallied […]

Sleep Show™ Makes Houston Home

The National Sleep Foundation will hold its event at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Mar. 8-10, 2019 WHAT:                 The National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Show™ is a three-day consumer expo showcasing the latest innovations in sleep health and technology. Attendees will be able to interact with more than 200 companies and their brands – from medicine to mattresses, gadgets to baby products – and to make some great purchases from curated shops. The Sleep Show will offer educational […]

A Libertarian Republican 

The HPRA Friday lunch speaker this week is Christian Ehmling, a Splendora resident who will tell us about his work as a freedom activist, editor of the East County Liberty Talk, his run for state Rep., and his stints working with candidates in local and national races. Houston Property Rights Association November 16, 2018 PUBLIC INVITED: $11.49 plus 10% gratuity – buffet self-serve – all you can eat. Coffee and tea are extra. The LamBo Restaurant (Chinese and American food), is at […]

American Red Cross Celebrates Veterans Day With Donations From Local Students  

HOUSTON, TX (November 13, 2018) – In an effort this holiday season to honor the men and women who’ve served in the military, the American Red Cross is accepting donations for veterans donated by students from Harmony School of Endeavor.  This act of kindness on the part of the students is in line with the mission of the Red Cross’ Service to the Armed Forces. “Providing care and comfort to the members of our Armed […]

Child Advocates of Fort Bend and its Partner Agencies to Celebrate National Adoption Day, November 16

The Honorable Judge Ron Pope and The Honorable Judge Brenda Mullinex and The Honorable Judge David Perwin Kick Off National Adoption Day to Help Finalize More Than 4,000 Adoptions Nationwide This Friday, the Fort Bend County 328th, 387th, and 505th District Courts are joining forces with courts across the country opening their doors on National Adoption Day to finalize adoptions of children from foster care and to celebrate all families who adopt. In August of […]

Make a Handmade Gift in Under an Hour

The handmade gift classes will be offered at four times on December 1st, with start times of 9:30 and 11:30AM as well as 1:30 and 3:30PM.

Classes held in Houston woodworking stores December 1st Houston, TX – Both Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores in the Houston area – Houston and Spring – are giving makers a unique opportunity to craft a handmade gift for the holiday season. Rockler will host Handmade Gift classes on Saturday, December 1st at 9:30 and 11:30AM as well as 1:30 and 3:30PM. Participants do not have to have any woodworking experience – Rockler staff will teach them how to use a […]

Cinco Ranch High School Choir, Orchestra, Band, Dance And Art Joined Forces To Honor Local Veterans

KATY, TX (November 14, 2018) Katy ISD’s Cinco Ranch High School (CRHS) hosted its annual Veterans Day Concert in the CRHS Performing Arts Center on November 12, 2018. More than 900 people attended the event that honored our veterans through music, dance, and art. Attendees were treated to patriotic classics including “America, the Beautiful” and “Battle Hymn of the Republic” as well as the sentimental favorite, “Danny Boy”. Cougar Star Officers gave an energetic, star-spangled […]