SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Texas Small Businesses

Small nonfarm businesses in the following counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by excessive moisture that occurred in the following primary counties in Texas, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. Declaration Number:   17231 Primary  Counties:   Anderson, Aransas, Brazoria, Fisher, Galveston, Goliad, Harris, Hill, Houston, Lamb, Leon, […]

DPS Urges Children, Drivers to Learn Safe Habits During National School Bus Safety Week

National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 18-22 and the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) would like to remind the public that they play an important role in ensuring the school buses make it to their destinations safely each day. “School buses are the safest mode of travel for children to get to school, and drivers need to do simple but crucial things, such as not passing a school bus or paying attention when […]

USPS Announces Shipping Dates for Holiday Military Mail

Making sure those serving in the nation’s armed forces and diplomatic service receive their presents and care packages in time for the holidays is a priority of the . Plan ahead and mail your holiday cheer early to friends and loved ones serving abroad. To send packages to military and diplomatic posts abroad, the Postal Service offers a discounted price of $20.40 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate Box. The price includes a $1.50 discount per […]

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.  ( 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 […]