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4th Annual Chef Fest Brings Local Flavors Sept. 26

Tickets are still on sale for agriculturally-focused Chef Fest, happening 11 a.m. to  3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26, in Harvest Green, Houston’s first farm-centric community. Ten celebrated Houston chefs will flex their creative muscles and showcase local produce at the Harvest Green Village Farm, 8939 Harlem Road. Beverage brands from Texas and beyond will also be onsite serving up Texas beer and wine, organic cocktails and non-alcoholic options as guests dance, dine, and enjoy the […]

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Sites Reopen Wednesday September 15th, 2021

$100 Cash Card Incentive Program Extended to September 30 Harris County Public Health (HCPH) COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites at Dick Graves Park and Bear Creek will reopen tomorrow as scheduled.  Residents can find additional vaccine locations near them by clicking here. Harris County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, has also approved to extend the $100 cash card incentive for people who receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose until September 30th, 2021. Harris County residents who receive their […]

UPDATE | Tropical Storm Nicholas Power Outages and Damage Assessment

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) remains at Level II-High Readiness and continues to monitor Tropical Storm Nicholas. Based on current forecasts from the National Weather Service, rain and wind will be leaving our area before the end of the day. CenterPoint Energy crews and contractors are working hard to restore power. Residents are asked to call 713-207-2222 to report downed power lines. Due to smart meters, there is no need to report a […]

Houston Arboretum presents Halloween Pup Crawl & Pet Expo Sunday, Oct. 10

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents the annual Pup Crawl & Pet Expo on Sunday, Oct. 10, which is turning spooky this year with a Halloween-themed outdoor experience. Guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends in creative costumes for a chance to win fun prizes while exploring the Arboretum trails and enjoying brews from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. This is a perfect activity for the entire family. You can also interact with local pet vendors […]

COVID-19 Vaccine and Test Sites Closed on Monday and Tuesday due to Tropical Storm Nicholas

Residents Should Prepare for Expected Heavy Rains and Possible Flooding Harris County Public Health’s COVID-19 vaccination and testing sites will be closed Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14 due to Tropical Storm Nicholas. The storm may cause flash flooding and produce tropical force winds early in the week along the Texas Gulf Coast. Harris County officials will track the storm’s progress and decide later if sites will also be closed Tuesday. Residents are encouraged to […]

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic: Inclement Weather Update

Patient information regarding clinic operations, closures At this time, Clinic locations are open for in-person care through 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13. For the safety of our patients and employees, all Kelsey-Seybold Clinic locations will be closed for in-person care and services on Tuesday, Sept. 14. Virtual Visits will remain available for adults from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and children from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. We will continue to monitor weather conditions […]

Inprint presents Booker Prize finalist Ruth Ozeki reading from her new novel The Book of Form and Emptiness on September 27th

Inprint, Houston’s premier literary arts nonprofit organization, presents a livestream event with Booker Prize finalist Ruth Ozeki on Monday, September 27, 7 pm CT as part of the 2021/2022 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. Ozeki will give a brief reading from her new novel The Book of Form and Emptiness, which has been named a most anticipated book of the fall by Time, Vulture, Lit Hub, The Millions, Publishers Weekly, and Bookpage. The program will also […]

City Returning to Business As Usual Status Following Nicholas

The predicted path of Tropical Storm Nicholas at 10 a.m. Monday (Courtesy National Weather Service)

NOTE: This story will be updated as events warrant. By George Slaughter Mayor Bill Hastings said things in the City of Katy are returning back to normal following the arrival and passage of Hurricane Nicholas early Tuesday morning. “Together we have survived another weather event,” Hastings said in a statement. “We are thankful for minimal impacts from Tropical Storm-Hurricane Nicholas and will be moving forward today with business as usual.” Hastings said the city is […]

Heavy Rainfall Expected This Weekend

The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) is monitoring a tropical wave entering our area beginning late Saturday night and lasting into early next week. The National Weather Service forecasts widespread rainfall of up to 3 to 5 inches for areas south of I-10, with the possibility of up to 8 inches in areas closer to the coast. The biggest threat will come from heavy downpours that produce high amounts of rain in […]

Houston Hospice Announces 21st Butterfly Luncheon

Save-the-Date The Butterfly Luncheon benefiting Houston Hospice and its Butterfly Program for pediatric hospice patients and their families is set for Friday, May 6, 2022, 11:00am – 1:00pm at the Junior League of Houston. Proceeds from the event support Houston Hospice and its Butterfly Program for pediatric hospice patients and their families. “Our Houston Hospice Butterfly Luncheon is a wonderful opportunity to share the powerful journeys of our hospice families, clinical staff, donors, and volunteers,” […]