Announcements

Screenmobile Plans to Roll into Katy

Leading Home Services Franchise to Bring Even More Convenient Home Improvement to the Katy Area  KATY, Texas – “America’s Neighborhood Screen Store” will soon navigate Katy through affordable and convenient home improvement. Screenmobile has launched a strategic franchise growth plan that is targeting Katy. The brand is looking to add new locations in the Katy area, bringing hundreds of thousands of dollars of investment to the region and countless savings for local homeowners. Screenmobile already has a location […]

MD Anderson receives $55 million over five years in comprehensive cancer center status renewal

HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center received a notice of renewal from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to extend its status as an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center. The funding for the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) provides a total of $55 million over five years. MD Anderson was one of the first three cancer institutions to receive the designation and has been continually renewed since 1971. The NCI funding supports 16 research programs, […]

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County Announces New Chair

The Literacy Council of Fort Bend County is proud to announce Jeff Tallas as the Chairman of the Board for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. “The entire organization is looking forward to the coming year under Jeff’s leadership”, Executive Director, Kelli Metzenthin. Mr. Tallas is the owner of Tallas Insurance and Financial Services. He is a lifelong Texan. Jeff graduated from Dulles High School in Sugar Land and then went on to Graduate from Texas A&M […]

Houston Children’s  Chorus Holding Auditions For New Singers  

Houston – Houston’s premiere auditioned Chorus for girls & boys is currently holding auditions for new members. Students entering grades 2 through 8 are encouraged to sign up for a chance to join this unique group of talented youth. There is no audition for children in grades 2 and 3 for participation in the Preparatory Choir. The Concert Choir involves boys & girls in grades 4 though 8 and requires an audition. Interested families should […]

Houston Native And Hamilton Star Renée Elise Goldsberry Opens The Houston Symphony’s 2019–2020 Pops Series

HOUSTON (Aug. 22, 2019) – Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning actress and vocalist Renée Elise Goldsberry, original cast member of the musical phenomenon Hamilton, comes home to Houston to open the Houston Symphony’s 2019–2020 POPS Series alongside conductor Steven Reineke, Sept. 6–8. Saturday night attendees are invited to stay late and enjoy an after-party featuring music, specialty cocktails, free giveaways, and mingling with musicians. The program features beloved Broadway standards like “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” plus songs from other […]

Researchers Receive USDA Grant to Study Effects of Aging on Beef

Dale Woerner will lead a group evaluating the use of new mass spectrometry technology to determine tenderness, flavor and juiciness of beef in real time.   Americans who love their beef are always searching for the most tender, tastiest and juiciest cut of meat they can find. And beef producers are constantly striving to give consumers what they want.   One of the most time-honored and effective ways of doing so is aging beef to […]

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center Begins Phase One of Nature Center Building Renovations

HOUSTON, August 22, 2019 – The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center announces that renovations of its Nature Center building have begun this week and the two-phase building overhaul will be ongoing through early 2020. Part of the Nature Center will remain open to the public throughout renovations, while all fall programming will continue as planned. However, the Discovery Room will be closed until phase 2 is completed. Phase 1 renovations, which will last until November 2019, […]

The Houston Polish Festival September 20-22 Houston

The Houston Fall Polish Festival – Dozynki is the largest festival of its kind in the state of Texas, celebrating the rich heritage and accomplishments of Poland through its unique cuisines, custom beers, music, history, traditions, and culture.  This is one of the most colorful and uniquely decorated festivals you will find in Texas.   When you walk into the festival you will feel fall setting in and the Polish spirit and culture envelop you, especially with the unique Polish […]

Local Students Attend Tapia Camps at Rice University

Above (L-R): Ken Oishi, Shawn Zhang, Alice Xu, Michelle Zeng and Claire Zeng at Tapia Camps at Rice University. Students not pictured who also attended camp include Tanner Smith, Anton Nguyen, Karen Cui, Alejandro Rodriguez and Pranav Menon.

This summer, ten students from Katy ISD, including from Obra D. Tompkins High School, Seven Lakes High School, McMeans Junior School and Cinco Ranch High School, attended Rice University’s prestigious camps hosted by The Tapia Center for Excellence and Equity. Say STEM Camp, available to rising 8th-12th graders, features a week-long residential experience with a challenging STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum. Campers experiment with hands-on STEM projects, like building miniature wind turbines out […]

Olson/Area Advocacy Organizations Host Event Combating Human Trafficking

Washington, DC—Saturday, Rep. Pete Olson (TX-22) will join with area advocacy organizations and community leaders to host an event designed to connect potential volunteers and those seeking to fight the scourge of human trafficking in our communities. Rep. Olson’s staff will be on hand to facilitate and empower event attendees. Just last week, dozens of individuals accused of aiding and abetting human trafficking were arrested in Fort Bend County. WHO: Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22) Constable Wayne […]