August is Back to School Safety Month

(Houston, TX) – August is Back to School Safety Month and a good time to review your family’s safety and emergency plans. The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) reminds parents that teaching their children how to stay safe before, during, and after school is crucial. Although schools have emergency plans and hold drills throughout the year, parents should make sure that their children know their phone number, address and how […]

Quality classroom acoustics help education

Whenever it is about imparting quality education to a child in a school environment, the things considered mostly are qualification and experience of the teachers, use of modern teaching aids, computers and audio visuals, the administrative staff and use of up to date and effective study books and materials. Another very important factor, which is almost neglected, is quality classroom acoustics. Most people would say: “is that even a thing?”. The most vital questions that […]

Libraries To Close For Staff Development Day  

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library, will be closed on Friday, August 30, for Staff Development Day.  Regular library hours will resume on Saturday, August 31. Your online library is always open at for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, streaming movies, downloading e-books or music, or using the research databases. For information, contact the library system’s Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

UHV to host public forums for enrollment management candidates

In order to help meet its growth goals, the University of Houston-Victoria has created a new executive position focused on enrollment, and the community is invited to meet the four final candidates in a series of open forums. From Tuesday to Friday, UHV will host public forums to allow the community to see presentations and ask questions of the four candidates for the position of vice president for enrollment management. The forums will be from […]

‘Perfect 100!’ TEA awards five Harmony Public Schools districts a perfect score in preliminary FIRST financial accountability ratings

(TEXAS) – All seven Harmony Public Schools districts statewide received “Superior” ratings by the Texas Education Agency in its preliminaryFIRST Accountability Rankings. Created by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001, the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) is designed to encourage public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. Using data from the 2017-18 school year, the FIRST ratings are calculated using 15 financial indicators, such […]

Safety Around Water Program Provides Free Swimming Lessons to Houston Area Children

HOUSTON – (August 9, 2019) – A drowning can happen quickly and quietly, anywhere to anyone. Water is a great way to beat the heat but summer is also when children are most likely to drown. With record-breaking temperatures, kids continue to frequent various bodies of water to make the most of the last weeks of the summer’s vacation. It’s important to remind Houstonians to both teach the kids necessary water skills and to be […]

How We Can Overcome the Mental Health Crisis

Mental disorders continue to rise in the United States, affecting millions of Americans each year. The funny thing though, is that only a fraction of those people receive treatment. Mental health disorders can become a threat to one’s life if not treated. In Houston, particularly Texas, more than 500,000 Texans suffers from persistent and severe mental illness. 1 out of 5 Texans experiences a mental health condition every year. Some of the mental health symptoms […]

Seven Katy ISD Students Receive Scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital

HOUSTON (Aug. 8, 2019) – Seven Katy Independent School District (KISD) student athletic trainers were recently awarded Sports Medicine scholarships from Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, the official healthcare provider for KISD. Each recipient was awarded a $500 sports medicine scholarship in recognition of the distinguished service the students provide to KISD athletic programs.  This year’s recipients are: Loughlin Douglas from Tompkins High School; Breanne Veeder from Cinco Ranch High School; Ashley McMasters and Noell Walker from Morton […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Opens Registration for After-School Programs for 2019-20 School Year  

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston is now offering registration for its after-school programs at 23 different clubs in the Houston area, beginning Aug. 26 and running through the school year. Youth ages six to 17 are eligible for the program, which runs from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Photo courtesy Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

HOUSTON, August 7, 2019 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) announces registration is now open for its after-school programs at 23 different clubs in the Houston area, beginning on Aug. 26 and running through the school year. The hours of operation are 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. As the region’s leading youth development organization, BGCGH has achieved an enviable record of creatively engaging, educating and empowering low-income youth in ways […]

OakBend Labor And Delivery Department Receives Hats For Newborns

Richmond, TX…Riley Masek, daughter of OakBend Medical Center’s Patricia Masek, completed her project to receive her Silver Award from the Girl Scouts. Riley, a member of Troup 17445, put together 115 packages to be given to newborns at OakBend Medical Center. These packages included a knitted hat along with a placard that hangs from the rearview mirror stating “Remember your valuable little one” on one side and “If you see a baby or child in […]