Education

Child Advocates of Fort Bend To Hold Virtual Light Of Hope Ceremony 

Child Advocates of Fort Bend (CAFB) is asking the community to wear blue and tune into their Facebook page at 11am on Friday, April 3rd to kick off April Child Abuse Prevention Month. “Now more than ever, we need to bring awareness to the problem of child abuse and spread the word about how to report it, stated CAFB CEO Ruthanne Mefford. “With schools closed, children and caregivers in close physical contact for extended periods of […]

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo Extends Stay at Home, Work Safe Order to April 30

Lina Hidalgo, Democratic candidate for Harris County Judge shoots a campaign video at Dona Maria Mexican Cafe 7.18.2018, on the east side, and spends time with parents.

Harris County, Texas – March 31, 2020, As the region continues to see growth in COVID-19 cases, County Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced she will extend the county’s Stay Home-Work Safe order to 11:59 p.m. on April 30. The order advises non-essential businesses to shut down and for residents to stay home except for essential activities. “During this critically important time for our region, we need to maintain our efforts to drastically reduce public gatherings […]

Texas Libraries Launch Local Author Contest Texas Author Project seeks judges as it creates opportunities for indie-published authors

Austin, TX – The Texas Center for the Book is pleased to join in the announcement of a local author contest now accepting submissions. The Texas Author Project, part of the nationwide Indie Author Project, is seeking nominations of independently published e-books to be recognized as the top in Texas. In addition to calling for submissions of both adult and young-adult fiction, the contest also seeks book-loving judges. Winners in each category will receive $500 as well as: […]

How Small Changes Can Make A Big Impact On Your Retirement Planning

By Albert Lalonde Statistics related to retirement can be downright discouraging. About 45 percent of Americans say they worry every day or almost every day about saving enough money to retire, according to the Pew Research Center.  Meanwhile, 28% of Americans in their 60s and 37 percent in their 50s have less than $50,000 in retirement savings, according to a TD Ameritrade survey. It can all seem overwhelming, especially these days with the impact coronavirus has had […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston launches ON DEMAND Club Experience to fill in the gap for at-home learning

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston launches ON DEMAND Club Experience to fill in the gap for at-home learning

HOUSTON, March 31, 2020 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) has launched ON DEMAND Club Experience, a virtual platform providing innovative, at-home learning for Club members to help fill the educational gap and associated learning loss during the COVID-19 outbreak. This initiative allows children and teens under Houston’s current stay-at-home order to participate in online activities from BGCGH’s four core program areas – Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character and Citizenship, and Workforce […]

Brewster County Extends Hotel Closures in Big Bend Region Until April 9th

Alpine, Texas – (March 31st, 2020) The Brewster County Tourism Council and Visit Big Bend have received notice that due to the Covid-19 pandemic; Brewster county officials have voted to extend their hotel/motel/RV Parks/short-term rental and campground closures for an additional 7 days ending April 9th, effective beginning March 30th, 2020. The closure may be extended again if deemed necessary by local officials at the end of the 7-day period. As of this Press Release, […]

HHSC Launches Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services has launched a 24/7 statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress or emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This new resource offers COVID-19-related mental health support for all Texans. People can call the Statewide COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919. “Through this new effort, we are connecting Texans with mental health professionals who […]

Learn How to Top Your SHSAT Exams

If you are living in New York City, you are most likely familiar with the Specialized High School Admission Test (SHSAT) exams. Each year, thousands of eighth graders and ninth graders take this exam in order to be admitted in the best high schools in New York City. Students who take the SHSAT exams are ranked according to their test scores and their school assignment will be based on their achievement ranking and other criteria. […]

Are Coronavirus Worries Keeping You Awake? Stretches In Bed Will Calm You

Anxiety about the spread of the coronavirus is leading to sleepless nights for some people – and that can result in even more health problems. Studies have shown that a lack of sleep weakens the immune system, the last thing anyone needs when a potentially deadly virus is making the rounds. The question many bleary-eyed people face is how they can remedy their insomnia without resorting to medication, anything else that they have to take orally, […]

Health Care Worker Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Spring Branch Community Health Center Patients & Employees Have Been Advised (Houston, TX) It was confirmed today, that an individual health care worker at Spring Branch Community Health Center (SBCHC) at 19333 Clay Road in Katy, tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). Two weeks ago, the employee arrived to work and reported not feeling well.  SBCHC’s Chief Medical Officer determined the employee should return home and has remained there since that time. Late last week, the employee was tested […]