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Partnership Will Further Expand Availability and Accessibility of McDelivery® for U.S. Customers HOUSTON, TX – Today, McDonald’s USA and DoorDash announced a new partnership to expand the availability and accessibility of McDelivery beyond its current offering, launching first in the Houston, Texas area across more than 200 restaurants beginning July 29. “In a few short years, McDelivery, has become an important part of our growth and our customer-centric strategy,” said Chris Kempczinski, President of McDonald’s USA. “Building on the success of McDelivery in the US, we’re excited to make McDelivery accessible to […]

FEMA grants $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $4.6 million to the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, an eligible nonprofit organization, for repair and replacement at several facilities following Hurricane Harvey. The archdiocese covers 10 counties and a geographic area of 8,800 square miles. Many of the organization’s churches, schools, offices and playground covers were repaired after the storm. Appliances, playground equipment and office and school furniture were replaced with the grant money. […]

Sen. Cruz in Fox News Op-Ed: ‘Now More Than Ever, Democrats in Congress Need to Finally Do Their Jobs and Work With Republicans and President Trump to Secure Our Border’

Sits down with NBC DFW’s Julie Fine, pens op-ed for Fox News highlighting ongoing border crisis WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) spoke to Julie Fine of NBC in Dallas, and penned an op-ed for Fox News to discuss the security and humanitarian crisis on the southern border, as well as the stonewalling from congressional Democrats. Earlier this month, Sen. Cruz toured the largest immigration processing center in the country, the Rio Grande Valley Centralized Processing Center, and […]

Harris County Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator Reappointed to FCC Council

(Houston, TX)— The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has reappointed Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator, Francisco Sánchez, Jr. to the Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC). CSRIC is a federal advisory council that provides recommendations to the FCC to ensure, among other things, optimal security and reliability of communications systems, including telecommunications, media, and public safety. “It is an honor to continue serving on this important council […]

Claire Drennan Announced as 29th Annual Making A Mark® Guest Artist

Artist will team up with pediatric cancer patients to create artwork and collaborative art exhibit HOUSTON, July 15, 2019 – The Periwinkle Foundation is proud to announce artist Claire Drennan as the official guest artist for the 2019 Making A Mark® program, an exhibition of art and creative writing by children touched by cancer and blood disorders at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Drennan, who is a fiber artist and designer, creates sustainable art using […]

Katy ISD Announces Free/Reduced Meal Application & Charging Policy  

KATY [July 15, 2019] – Because every meal counts for students, prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year, the Katy Independent School District Food & Nutrition Department encourages all families to review the free/reduced meal income eligibility guidelines as well as the charge policy for purchasing meals from Katy ISD.  A copy of the policy may be viewed at: http://www.squaremeals.com/Publications/IncomeEligibilityGuidelines.aspx Children living in households whose income are at or below the federally approved levels, based […]

Katy Area Retired Educators (KARE) Planning Meeting

KARE’s planning meeting. Front Row L to R:       Dorsey Reese, MayDell Jenks, Earlene Hopkins (KARE’s President), Marsha Smith, Kathy Land, Lee Ann Nuckles Middle Row L to R:    Rebecca Fox, Karen Thornton, Gerald Young, Jamie Wolman, Terri Youngblood, Patti Sanders, Tracy Patterson, Julia Oldham, Felice Bryant, Elysce Garrison, Bob Bryant Back Row L to R:       Jan Mercer and Hindie Dershowitz

recently met, at Brazos Valley Schools Credit Union, to plan for their upcoming calendar of events.  KARE’s theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “KARE – Solving the Puzzle for an A+ Retirement”. All retired public school employees are invited to celebrate Hooky Day on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 from 1:00-3:00 PM at Katy ISD’s Education Support Complex, 6301 S. Stadium Lane, Room 1200. All public school employees who retired under the Teacher Retirement System […]

FEMA grants $6.2 million to Houston for vehicle repair and replacement

AUSTIN, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded more than $6.2 million to the City of Houston for the repair and replacement of several city vehicles, fire department vehicles and equipment following Hurricane Harvey. Floodwaters that inundated the roads in Houston destroyed 226 city vehicles including cargo vans, dump trucks, sedans and utility vehicles. The flooding also destroyed 16 Houston Fire Department vehicles including brush trucks and water tanks. Destroyed equipment included weed […]

Habitat For Humanity Northwest Harris County Disaster Recovery Repair Program Is Accepting Applications

Houston, Texas (Monday, July 8, 2019) – Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County’s Disaster Recovery Repair Program is assisting homeowners in the Northwest Harris County area who have experienced damage from a disaster since August of 2017. “As we continue to work in our community, we have realized there are still so many who have unmet needs. We are continuing to serve families across the county who have been effected by the devastating disasters since […]

Theatre Under The Stars Announces the Cast of A Chorus Line

HOUSTON — Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the cast of the first show in its 2019/20 Season, A Chorus Line. “A Chorus Line is perhaps the best musical ever written,” said Artistic Director Dan Knechtges. “It’s also got some of the most unbelievable choreography you’ve ever seen wedded to an almost perfect score. It’s thrilling, and I can’t think of a better show to celebrate our place as Houston’s home for musical theatre.” Leading off the […]