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Updates from the Capitol

We’re finally approaching the part of the legislative session when the House floor debates are getting longer, and bills are moving quicker. This is when all the advance work turns into bills that become law – or are killed. This is the time in session when it moves into overdrive. My team and I continue to work tirelessly on behalf of House District 132! Below is a summary of the information you’ll find in this […]

Houston Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke Joined By Broadway’S Santino And Jessica Fontana To Close Out 2020–21 Pops Season With Songs Of Rodgers And Hammerstein

Next month, Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony welcome showstopping Broadway duo Santino and Jessica Fontana to close out the 2020–21 Bank of America POPS Season with a program of beloved songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, May 28–30. In-person and livestream tickets for Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein are now available at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. “Houston audiences are really in for a treat with this dynamic duo Jessica and Santino Fontana. I’m just so […]

UHV Wins District Gold ADDY For Athletics Campaign

The University of Houston-Victoria has won a Gold ADDY award for creative excellence in the four-state District 10 competition of the American Advertising Federation Awards. The award in the Card, Invitation or Announcement Campaign category was for marketing pieces to promote UHV Athletics’ 2020 Weekend for the Jaguars event. District 10 includes Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The pieces were created by graphic designer Larzell Cowan and included a save-the-date mailer, and a formal invite […]

Mutant KRAS and p53 Cooperate To Drive Pancreatic Cancer Metastasis

Preclinical research identifies CREB1 as new therapeutic target downstream of frequently mutated genes Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have discovered that mutant KRAS and p53, the most frequently mutated genes in pancreatic cancer, interact through the CREB1 protein to promote metastasis and tumor growth. Blocking CREB1 in preclinical models reversed these effects and reduced metastases, suggesting an important new therapeutic target for the deadly cancer. The findings were published today in Cancer Discoveryand presented […]

NRG Vaccine Site Video April 2021

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Andrew Torres, 4th Medial Group, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, and Airman Treshun Word, 366th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, walk the lanes at the NRG Community Vaccination Center (CVC) in Houston, March 18, 2021.

Shot by FEMA/Army Sgt All video and photos have written content giving names, titles the units the Air Force Service Members are with, etc.   Self-contained, sort of a nat sound pkg.  All shot from inside the car. Has music under DVIDS – Video – The Vaccination Process at Houston NRG CVC (dvidshub.net)  2:51 Shots & nat sound include: Arriving at the NRG gate; Driving to the first set of registration tents where the bar code […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston 33rd Annual Great Futures Dinner: Resilient Together

Oct. 21, 2021 Who: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston   What: 33rd Annual Great Futures Dinner: Resilient Together (in-person) When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Where: Hilton Americas-Houston, 1600 Lamar St., Houston, TX 77010 Event chairs: TBD Organizations being honored: Sysco and the Mary Louise Dobson Foundation Price: Individual tickets are $500; table sponsorships start at $5,000 Benefiting: All proceeds supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston Event contact info: Sarah Burns, sburns@bgcgh.org, 713-400-2173 Party Notes: The Great Futures Dinner is the premier annual […]

Oakbend Medical Center Names Physician Of The Year

Dr. Gildardo Andres Ceballos

Because 2020 made gatherings difficult, the presentation of the 2020 Physician of the Year was made at the Physician Appreciation Breakfast, held at OakBend Medical Center on April 1, 2021. Dr. Gildardo Andres Ceballos was named OakBend Medical Center’s 2020 Physician of the Year. The hospital received several nominations for the Physician of the Year award, and Dr. Ceballos was praised for his support of the OakBend Medical Center and the OakBend Medical Group and […]

MD Anderson Researchers Recognized by AACR

Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., Kaysia Ludford, M.D., and Moran Amit, M.D., Ph.D

Junior investigators Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., Kaysia Ludford, M.D., and Moran Amit, M.D., Ph.D., receive awards for cancer research Three researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and will give virtual award lectures at the AACR Annual Meeting 2021: Nicholas Navin, Ph.D., associate professor, Genetics, is the recipient of the 2021 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Basic Cancer Research Kaysia Ludford, M.D., assistant professor, General Oncology, is the 2020 […]

Houston Community College Director Named President Of National Marketing Council

Debra McGaughey

Executive board, directors also announced at national conference Debra McGaughey, the director of communication services at Houston Community College (HCC), was named the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) president for 2021-22. She is the first African American woman to serve in the position in nearly two decades. McGaughey has worked at HCC since 2004. She served as the general manager of the college’s cable television station for five years, and she was the college’s communications director for […]

Mcdonald’S Restaurants Across Texas Seeking To Hire 25,000 New Employees Beginning In April

McDonald’s restaurants host hiring event throughout Texas April 13-15, seek to add nearly 2,500 new employees in Greater Houston area McDonald’s restaurants across the Greater Houston area plan to hire nearly 2,500 new employees beginning this month with a special three-day hiring event April 13-15. This move comes as part of a collaborative effort between McDonald’s restaurants in Texas to hire nearly 25,000 workers throughout the state to keep up with hiring demands. Job openings […]