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DPS Encourages Safety for Labor Day Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages everyone to drive safely as they celebrate the unofficial end of summer during the long Labor Day weekend. The Texas Highway Patrol will be increasing enforcement from Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, looking for people not wearing their seat belts, speeders, people driving while intoxicated and drivers who fail to follow the state’s Move Over, Slow Down law, among other traffic violations. “DPS is reminding all drivers that safety […]

Fort Bend Partners With Mattress Mack In Louisiana Relief Efforts

With the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ida, providing help for recovery has been the order of the day for many across the nation. Here in Fort Bend County, Commissioner Ken R. DeMerchant mobilized his Precinct 4 Giving initiative partnering with Mattress Mack of Gallery Furniture to coordinate relief efforts which included opening the Gallery Furniture location in Richmond as a Donation site. Donations will be accepted at the Gallery Furniture on 7227 W. Grand Parkway […]

Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists and Kids

With the pandemic still on everyone’s mind, school has started back up and most children are attending in-person classes.  Extra care needs to be taken by motorists now sharing the roads with school buses, children walking or on bicycles, and even lots of new teen drivers taking their first car trip to school. Drivers need to be vigilant because school children can be very unpredictable. They’re easily distracted and can often run into traffic or […]

2021/2022 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series kicks off with first African American U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove on August 30th

First African American U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove

Inprint, Houston’s premier literary arts nonprofit organization, launches its 2021/2022 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series with a livestream event featuring the first African American U.S. Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove on Monday, August 30, 7 pm CT. Dove will give a brief reading from her new collection Playlist for the Apocalypse, followed by a conversation with Jericho Brown, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Tradition. This livestream event will be held […]

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks your Help in Identifying the Deceased Individuals

To Whom It May Concern: We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individuals. We would appreciate you publishing a brief notice in the next few days in the hopes that family or friends may see the information and contact this office. JAIME LEIJA-SALINAS – Hispanic Male, 55 Years: Mr. Leija- Salinas died in the 11900 block of South Main Street in Houston, TX on 06/29/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21- 2943.  (https://www.namus.gov/UnclaimedPersons/Case#/83065) MARK ANTHONY NEEL – White Male, 59 Years: Mr. Neel died at St. Joseph Medical Center in Houston, TX on 07/07/2021. Please call […]

Looking To Hire A Lawyer? Here Are The Qualities To Look For

There are a lot of factors and qualities that make up a good lawyer. It’s more than about their knowledge of the law, it’s also about other things such as their conduct, their communication skills, and their integrity as a person. As there are so many qualities to consider, finding a lawyer can be a bit tricky. When it comes to finding a lawyer, most people focus on a lawyer’s track record. While this is […]

COVID-19 Alert – Don’t Forget to Give Your Child a Boost! Booster seats help children fit adult seat belts

With the pandemic still going on and so many more stresses added to daily life it is important not to forget that children who are too small to fit the vehicle seat belt are at risk and need to ride in booster seats. The seat belt that is designed to save an adult’s life in a crash does not fit a young child and the poor fit of the seat belt can actually cause serious […]

Texas Sales Tax Holiday is this Weekend — Aug. 6-8

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding shoppers they can save money on clothes and school supplies during the state’s sales tax holiday on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6-8. State law exempts sales tax on qualified items — such as clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks — priced below $100, saving shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend. The date of the sales tax holiday and the list of tax-exempt items are set by the Texas Legislature. Apparel and […]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Announces 2021 Photo Contest

Photo Left: 2020 1st Place in the Bird Category “Hunting for Breakfast“ by Mike Cassity of Sugar Land; Photo Center: 2020 1st Place in the Wildlife Category, “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” by Tracey Woodard of Houston; Photo Right: 2020 Youth 2nd Place in the Wildlife Category, “Hoverfly on Buttonbush” by Anika Patel of Sugar Land Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) invites photographers of all levels to submit photos to its annual photo contest. The contest is held in conjunction with the Conservancy’s fifth annual “Picnic for the Park” luncheon to be held on Friday, October 22 at River Pointe Church in Richmond. The deadline for photo contest submission is Friday, September 24 to allow time for judging as the winners will be announced at the luncheon. “We had 258 amazing entries in the Photo contest in 2020, but we expect to surpass that this year. We’ve had a surge in park visitors as more and more families discover Cullinan. Many people coped with the pandemic by spending more time outdoors, and Cullinan is a fabulous place for nature exploration and photography,” said Cullinan Park Conservancy President Robbin Mallett. Photographers may submit up to five total photos in the following categories: birds, wildlife, flora (trees, flowers, plants), landscape and photographer’s choice. To encourage young photographers, […]

DPS Kicks Off Two Operations to Keep Roads Safe this Holiday

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will be increasing the number of Texas Highway Patrol Troopers on the road from Friday, July 2, through Monday, July 5, as part of Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction and Effort) and Operation Holiday. DPS Troopers will be on the roads looking for drivers who are speeding, driving while intoxicated or not their wearing seat belts. “Celebrating the Fourth of July and our nation’s freedom is a joyous […]