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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston collaborates in national, multi-city Teen Empowerment Town Hall to address social and racial justice in America

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) just collaborated in the national, multi-city Teen Empowerment Town Hall Aug. 5 which tackled timely issues of social and racial justice impacting teens in America today. The event culminated the summer- long work that Club members have been engaged in around these important issues. The 90-minute virtual session aired live via the platform MyFuture.Net. Participating in the town hall with BGCGH were teen Club members and adult board and […]

Community: Homicide Investigators Need Person Of Interest Identified.

Homicide investigators need the public’s help in identifying a person of interest, in the death of a man at a local sports bar. On Wednesday June 3, 2020, at approximately 12:00 AM, Harris County Sheriff’s Office District 2 Patrol deputies responded to The Stadium Sports Bar, located at 1428 Spring Cypress Rd., in reference to shots fired in the parking lot. An adult male was shot in the parking lot before stumbling back into the […]

Public’s assistance needed to locate next of kin

August 4, 2020 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. Sincerely, Michelle R. Sanford, Ph.D., D-ABFE ID Coordinator Forensic Investigations DUNG VAN NGUYEN – Asian Male, 55 Years: Mr. Nguyen died in the […]

Free COVID-19 Surge Testing Coming to Harris County’s Two Stationary Sites

New testing operations will increase capacity at HCPH and get results faster        In partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Texas Department of Health and Human Services (DSHS), both of Harris County Public Health’s (HCPH) Ken Pridgeon Stadium and San Jacinto College Central Campus locations will transition to surge testing sites, aiming to increase testing capacity and faster lab turnaround times. The temporary transition, lasting roughly two weeks or […]

Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Come Together to Recognize Education in the Community on August 6th

Front Row left to right: Yvonne Kershner, Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union; Becky Acosta, Memorial Hermann Medical Group; Back Row left to right: Stephen Ives, YMCA of Greater Houston; Kyle Stanzel, Houston Methodist West Hospital; Gregory Prince, PBK, Inc.

The 2020 Katy ISD “Teacher of the Year” community virtual event will be presented by Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union and the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 6, 2020, via Zoom from 11 am to 12 pm. Business leaders and prominent members of the community will gather virtually to honor outstanding teachers from each campus who have demonstrated excellence and leadership among their peers and in their classrooms. Winning recipients from all 70 […]

Harris County Attorney Ryan Secures Agreement for Demolition of Dangerous Abandoned Building

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced today that a dangerous building in the north county area is being demolished following an agreement negotiated by his office. Ryan sued the owner of the office building at 4702 West FM 1960 earlier this year because the abandoned property was a fire hazard and a public nuisance. The lawsuit pointed out that owner InvestCorp Partners had failed to safely secure the property, despite numerous requests and citations from […]

Fort Bend County Law Library To Present Computer Classes For Legal Professionals

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Law Librarian, Andrew Bennett, will present a series of “Express Technology Classes” in August for legal professionals who would like to learn more about basic software and how to access the library’s legal databases that are available for their law practice. These programs will be virtual sessions presented via Zoom; they will NOT be in person. These introductory classes will take place on Thursdays August 6, 13, 20, and 27, from 10:00 to […]

YMCA of Greater Houston Food Distribution Sites for the Week of August 3   

YMCA of Greater Houston will be distributing food at the following sites for the week of August 3. The YMCA has partnered with the Houston Food Bank, Montgomery County Food Bank, Brighter Bites, Interfaith Ministries and other partners to provide critical food and supplies to thousands of families throughout the city. Please check YMCA of Greater Houston for distribution sites for real time updates: https://www.ymcahouston.org/food-distribution. If you are interested in sending out a camera to a site, please let us […]

Katy ISD Teacher Receives State Recognition for Educational Excellence  

Michael Clark Economics Teacher at Tompkins High School

Educators across the globe continue to play a pivotal role in student’s lives amidst these challenging times.  Recently, teachers from across the State of Texas were recognized for their dedication and hard work.  Among them was Michael Clark, a teacher at Tompkins High School (OTHS) in Katy Independent School District.  He was virtually honored during the 2020 Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE) Summit, with the coveted Charles Pickitt Secondary School Teacher of the Year […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston announces comprehensive back-to-school programming for 2020-21 school year

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) announces comprehensive back-to-school programming to serve Club members and their families in five counties in the Greater Houston Area. As area school districts reopen with in-person instruction, virtual learning or a hybrid of the two, BGCGH will offer options that support academic needs and help close the gap of “pandemic learning loss,” in which students have fallen behind by several months since March. “In the wake of […]