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Harris County Public Health (HCPH) staff and volunteers will go door-to-door this Saturday in Northwest Harris County to assess residents’ needs more than two years after Hurricane Harvey

HOUSTON — Harris County Public Health (HCPH) staff and volunteers will go door-to-door this Saturday in Northwest Harris County to assess residents’ needs more than two years after Hurricane Harvey. This area was affected by flooding during Harvey and some residents are still trying to recover. Survey results will be shared with local, state, and federal public partners to better understand how residents were impacted, what their current needs are, and how to better prepare residents for […]

Kenneth Janis Named New Chief Operating Officer Of Kelsey-Seybold Management Services, LLC

HOUSTON (Feb. 20, 2020) – Kenneth Janis, M.H.A., M.B.A., a healthcare finance executive with 25 years of experience in the field, was recently appointed by the Kelsey-Seybold Management Services (KSMS) board of managers to serve as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Janis is responsible for leading the team of vice presidents who are tasked with delivering all administrative services to Kelsey-Seybold Medical Group at a time of accelerated growth for the organization. Over […]

How Coronavirus Affects Indiana Basketball Star’s Career

The world is currently watching in horror and anticipation as the vicious Coronavirus keeps spreading from country to country, affecting thousands in its wake. There is no telling how this global crisis will pan out in the months to come, but every country around the globe is on high alert right now, and people are worried. The sudden spread of the virus was unexpected, and that led to the rapid spread to different countries. Yet, […]

A Deep Dive Into Pet and Human Relationship

Pets are great for so many things; they add so much joy to our lives.  But looking past just that happy feeling they give us, pets do a lot more for you, your life and those around you. Health benefits There are many health benefits that come into play when owning a pet.  Not including the exercise that you’ll be getting with constant walks with owning a dog, but the emotional and mental support will […]

Kids Spring Break Gardening Fun Day

Join the Fort Bend County Master Gardeners’ Youth Activity Committee in conjunction with Junior Master Gardeners and Fort Bend County 4-H for this fun Kids Spring Break Gardening Day.  The children will learn about plants and the environment while participating in hands-on activities under the mentorship of Master Gardener volunteers. Space is limited to the first 50 children registered. Ages:      8 to 11 years When:    Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. […]

 Houston Symphony Celebrates The Centennial Birthday Of Nat King Cole 

HOUSTON (Feb. 19, 2020) – The Houston Symphony and Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke celebrate the centennial birthday of Nat King Cole, one of the most celebrated and influential recording artists of the ’50s, in the program, Unforgettable: Celebrating the Nat King Cole Centennial, a concert highlighting his music at 8 p.m. Feb. 28 & 29 and 2:30 p.m. Mar. 1 at Jones Hall. Led by Reineke, the orchestra and returning three-time Grammy-nominated vocalist Ryan […]

Over $50,000 Raised at 2nd Annual Wheelchairs for Warriors – Peace, Love & Warriors Event

Event featured five Wheelchairs for Warriors recipients sporting new state-of-the-technology STAFFORD, TEXAS (February 19, 2020) – Wheelchairs for Warriors provides custom-fit, complex-rehab, mobility solutions to wounded veterans and first responders, so they can rejoin their lives at the highest level possible with  INDEPENDENT mobility and function, offering them a better quality of life and the ability to ROLL STRONG! Wheelchairs for Warriors stands in the gap between what is provided, and what the warrior actually […]

Urgent Call for Lifeguards at Sylvan Beach this Summer

$15 per hour and no-cost certification available to anyone hired Harris County, TX— With summer swimming and beach season rapidly approaching, Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia issues a call for anyone 18 years of age or older to apply to join the lifeguard staff at Sylvan Beach. All those hired will receive Waterfront Lifeguard Certification at no cost. The purpose of the Waterfront skills module is to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge […]

MD Anderson receives more than $20 million in CPRIT funding

Funds support research, clinical translation, prevention and recruitment HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today was awarded more than $20 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to support research, clinical translation, prevention and recruitment efforts. In total, MD Anderson received 26% of the $78 million in awards announced by CPRIT. MD Anderson awards included $10.8 million for individual investigator awards, $5.7 million for individual investigator research awards for clinical translation, […]

March Youth Activities At Cinco Ranch Branch Library  

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, 2620 Commercial Center Boulevard in Katy, presents a variety of free children’s programs — Mother Goose Time, Toddler Time, Preschool Story Time, Pajama Night Story Time, Kinder Korner, and After-School Breaks — every month. Because the Cinco Ranch Branch Library is used as a voting location, the library will have an abbreviated schedule of youth activities in March. Mother Goose Time — Tuesdays at 10:15 am — provides caregiver/infant […]