• Monty Ballard Ymca At Cinco Ranch Completes Interior Renovation 

    Monty Ballard Ymca At Cinco Ranch Completes Interior Renovation 

    Building closure during COVID-19 expedites renovation timeline to enhance member experience HOUSTON (May 28, 2020) – The Monty Ballard YMCA at Cinco Ranch is pleased to announce the completion of an interior renovation project made possible by a generous gift from YMCA of Greater Houston longtime supporter, Monty Ballard. Project renovations include three newly reimagined spaces, redesigned locker rooms and family changing rooms, along with visual enhancements including new color palettes, flooring, furniture, lighting fixtures and upgrades to […]

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  • Katy ISD to Move Forward with Outdoor Graduations for the Class of 2020  

    Katy ISD to Move Forward with  Outdoor Graduations for the Class of 2020   

    KATY [May 28, 2020] – Graduation is an exciting moment filled with memories for both graduates and their families, and it also marks the beginning of a new chapter for students.  However, staging graduation ceremonies amid a global health crisis that has led to social distancing and restrictions on large indoor gatherings has proven challenging for many school districts. For this reason, at this past Tuesday’s Board Meeting, Trustees determined that in lieu of traditional indoor […]

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  • Katy Wedding Venue Now Offering Graduation Parties During Pandemic

    Katy Wedding Venue Now Offering Graduation Parties During Pandemic

    Do you remember the excitement you felt walking across the platform to receive your High School diploma?  Your family in the audience cheering you on as you walked, or in some cases ran, towards a brand-new phase of your life?  Unfortunately, this year, some of the graduating class of 2020 in our area have missed this memorable moment!   And while we’re excited to say Katy ISD ceremonies will move forward in mid-June, we can still […]

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    The Katy Lions Club is Collecting food for the animals At SPECIAL PALS Lion Carol Barnett And Lion Nancy Chesbro Will be at Times Square Parking Lot on Saturday, May 30th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tell your friends and neighbors! (cat food, dog food, litter, etc.} Contact Lion Carol at irish_lass@outlook.com

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  • Crime Stoppers of Houston Announces Virtual Summer Programs

    Crime Stoppers of Houston Announces Virtual Summer Programs

    HOUSTON (May 28, 2020) – Crime Stoppers of Houston is inviting the community to join its first-ever virtual summer program series kicking off Monday, June 8, 2020. Visit the online calendar here for full details. All summer presentations are free to attend and will cover an array of critical safety topics in the following key areas: Critical Conversations that S.A.V.E Lives in partnership with The Texas Education Agency (TEA) for educators, administration and law enforcement – This webinar series will […]

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UHV students win leadership awards

When Sydney Fitch received the news that the Walkie Talkie Journalist group had won the University of Houston-Victoria Student Organization of the Year award, she was surprised but happy that others recognized the group’s dedication. “It is such a shock because I just never thought we would be selected,” said Fitch, a Houston native and president of the organization. “All of our hard work and passion actually paid off, and I am really proud of […]

HHS Urges Long-Term Care Facilities to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans Amid Hurricane Season, Pandemic

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services is working with long-term care providers to prepare for natural disasters ahead of a busy hurricane season forecasted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Texas HHS is reminding providers across the state to review their emergency preparedness and response plans and make updates if necessary. Long-term care providers include nursing and assisted living facilities, hospices, intermediate care facilities and group homes. These facilities regularly prepare for natural […]

Texas A&M System Regents Vote to Reopen Campuses This Fall

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The Texas A&M University System Regents on Friday voted  to reopen the System’s 11 university campuses for the fall semester, employing a mixture of face-to-face instruction with remote and online learning. They also directed the System’s eight state agencies to be fully operational by the fall. The plan for the academic school year of 2020-2021 is general guidance that universities and agencies can use in tailoring their individual plans for reopening. […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professional

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in June for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These programs will be virtual sessions presented via Zoom; they will NOT be in person. These introductory classes will take place on Thursdays June 4, 11, 18, and 25, from 10:00 to […]

Quotes about love from all over the world

Nowadays, young people do not always distinguish the meaning of the word “love” from other feelings correctly. In most, they confuse “love” with “sympathy” without realizing that these are different things. Therefore, sympathy is first and foremost a physiological state, a game of hormones, whereas love is a state of mind. True “love” is difficult to explain – it is suicide, the destruction of one’s self, it is pain, suffering, self-sacrifice. Each has their own […]

Texas Comptroller’s Office Releases Updated Transparency Tool

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar today announced the release of an updated state revenue and expenditure tool on the agency’s website. “It’s never been more crucial to provide Texans with the tools they need to see how their tax dollars are spent and to provide lawmakers with the information they need to provide adequate oversight,” Hegar said. “My office has always been committed to giving taxpayers a user-friendly view into how government is treating their hard-earned tax […]

5 Tips on How to Choose the Best CBD Oil

CBD oil is a unique dietary product with high biological value. It contains a large number of nutrients that contribute to the betterment of human health. This well-balanced mixture of vitamins and nutrients is a great source of energy, as it consists of valuable amino acids Omega-3 and Omega-6, natural antioxidants, and vitamins E, A, B1, B2, B6, K, D. Apart from that, hemp oil contains magnesium, zinc, manganese, iron, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, potassium, resin, […]

Writing Techniques for Your College Essay

College essays allow students to showcase their writing skills as well as have their voice and personality shine. Students should equip themselves with the required skills so as to write good essays as well as improve their writing skills. Some writing techniques one can employ in college essays include the following. Pose a Question that Interests the Reader Posing a question does not mean a literal question, but instead keep the reader interested in the […]

Targeted therapy pralsetinib achieves high response rates in advanced cancers with RET gene fusions

Vivek Subbiah MD

MD Anderson-led Phase I/II ARROW trial finds RET inhibitor to be well-tolerated with durable antitumor activity HOUSTON ― The targeted therapy pralsetinib appears to have high response rates and durable activity in patients with a broad variety of tumors harboring RET gene fusions, according to results from the international Phase I/II ARROW trial, led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. In patients with RET fusion-positive thyroid cancers, pralsetinib achieved an overall response rate (ORR), indicating tumor shrinkage, of 91% […]

Sen. Cruz Calls for Criminal Investigation Into Twitter for ‘Blatant and Willful Violation’ of U.S. Sanctions on Iran

HOUSTON, Texas – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today called on Attorney General Bill Barr and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to investigate Twitter for willfully violating American sanctions on Iran by providing social media accounts and services to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif. Both officials are designated under Executive Order (E.O) 13876 for connections to the Office of the Supreme Leader of Iran, which […]