Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences Seeks the Assistance of the Public in Identifying the Deceased

We are requesting the public’s assistance in locating next of kin for the following deceased individual. 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. EMILIO PEREZ CABRERA – Hispanic Male, 43 Years: Mr. Cabrera died at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, TX on 05/09/2021. Please call the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences at 832-927-5000 and refer to case ML21-2106.   (

DPS Increases Highway Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind drivers to travel safely as we close out May and head into the Memorial Day holiday. Monday, May 24, through Monday, May 31, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will participate in Click It or Ticket, an enforcement campaign to encourage people to wear their seat belt, as well as Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort), looking for drivers who are intoxicated, speeding or breaking other traffic […]

Who Do You Buckle Up For? Click It or Ticket Coming Up – May 24 to June 6, 2021

Who do you buckle up for is a question asked by the Kailee Mills Foundation, an organization established in memory of 16-year-old Kailee Mills who lost her life in 2017 in a crash when she unbuckled for a moment to take a selfie with her friend in the backseat of a car while on her way to a nearby Halloween Party.  She was only traveling a mile away to a friend’s house and only a […]

Sales Tax Holidays for Water-Efficient and ENERGY STAR® Products Set for May 29-31

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is reminding families and businesses that they can save on the purchase of certain water- and energy-efficient products during the state’s Water-Efficient Products and ENERGY STAR® sales tax holidays. The holidays, created by the Texas Legislature, both take place Saturday, May 29, through Monday, May 31. The Texas Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save about $13.4 million in state and local sales tax. “Outdated water systems and inefficient appliances, along with triple-digit temperatures, can […]

Two Weeks Remain to Apply for Federal Assistance

Time is running short. Texas residents and businesses recovering from uninsured or underinsured losses and damage caused by February’s severe winter storms have two weeks left to register for disaster assistance with FEMA and apply for a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) low-interest disaster loan. The deadline to register with FEMA and apply with the SBA is May 20, 2021. The fastest and easiest way to apply to FEMA is by visiting If it is not possible to register online, call 800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585). The toll-free phone lines operate from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT, daily. Those who use a relay service such as a videophone, Innocaption or CapTel should provide FEMA with their specific number assigned to that service. FEMA reminds survivors who registered online for disaster assistance that any correspondence or information from FEMA that is needed to process their […]

FEMA Recovery Checklist Following the Severe Winter Storms in Texas

Texans in the 126 counties* designated for disaster assistance who were affected by February’s severe winter storms and still need help have many resources to support their recovery efforts. Review FEMA’s recovery checklist to ensure you’ve taken all the steps in your federal assistance process: Register with FEMA before 11:59 m. CT on May 20: If you have unmet needs as a result of the winter storms, register for federal assistance online at or through the FEMA App or call FEMA’s Helpline at 800-621-3362 […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston to hold in-person job fair on May 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston presents an in-person job fair on May 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at its administrative headquarters, located at 815 Crosby St. off of Allen Parkway near downtown. The event will provide information about openings for full- and part-time positions with 23 clubs in a five-county area, including summer jobs. Job seekers will be able to access “on the spot” interviews with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston […]

WorkFaith Announces Over 1,000 Jobs At iWork Spring 2021

WorkFaith today announced over 1,000 open job positions at iWork Spring 2021, a virtual two-day hiring event dedicated to Bridging the Skills Gap in America and getting the frontlines back to work. The event, which takes place on April 28 – 29, includes sessions with key leaders of essential businesses, virtual one-on-one meetings with employers, practice interviews, group coaching, and private prayer sessions. “There is a misnomer that nobody’s hiring,” said WorkFaith CEO Anthony Flynn. “On the one […]

Biologists Remind the Public Not to Touch Wildlife

With more people enjoying the outdoors this spring season, you may start to notice more wildlife in your backyard, neighborhood or surrounding areas. Species including birds, deer and snakes are active this time of year and their young often stray or appear to be abandoned. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) experts caution against lending a helping hand. Animals that are most often picked up by well-meaning citizens are baby birds and deer fawns. However, […]

Visit Galveston this Spring for Festival Fun

Galveston Island has the perfect festival line-up for your post-spring break pre-summer fix. Gorgeous weather will set the scene for families and friends to gather on the Island for festival fun and fare. Here’s what’s in store for spring: The Grand Kids Festival Date: May 1, 2021 Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Where: Postoffice Street from 20th – 23rd streets, Galveston, TX Admission: Free Info: Description: Galveston can always rekindle the kid in you, but no […]