Houston News

It’s Way Too Early to Claim Victory Over the Virus

Many Harris County Residents Still at Risk for Getting COVID-19 Houston –– Don’t get too comfortable with Harris County’s decline in COVID-19 cases. At this time, 58% percent of Harris County residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine and almost 48% of ages 12 and up are fully vaccinated. However, that means nearly half are not and still at risk for getting the virus. To ensure cases continue to decline, more people must […]

UHV to return to normal operations in August

The University of Houston-Victoria will return to normal operations on Aug. 2 in preparation for the fall semester. The university will move from Phase 4 to Phase 5 of its Phased Reopening Plan. Phase 5 is the final phase in the plan and signifies that the university is returning to pre-COVID normal operations. UHV will offer face-to-face classes in addition to the hybrid and online classes that were offered before the pandemic. “UHV is encouraged […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library To Close In Observance Of Independence Day

All branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch, will be closed Saturday through Monday, July 3-5, in observance of Independence Day. Regular library hours will resume on Tuesday, July 6. Your online library is always open at www.fortbend.lib.tx.us for searching the catalog, renewing books or placing holds, downloading e-books or music, streaming movies, or using the research databases. For more information, contact the library system’s Communications Office […]

Harris County Clerk’s Office Partners with UH Hobby School of Public Affairs to Host Inaugural Summer Internship Program

(Houston, TX) – The Harris County Clerk’s Office (HCCO) is an inaugural partner of Harris Fellows, a new county internship program initiated by the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston. “We are thrilled to be part of this exceptional program that allows students to gain hands-on experience that will help them in their future careers,” said Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth. “When I was in college, I interned on Capitol Hill through the […]

Facing an Animal Overpopulation, Harris County Pets Extends Adoption Special for All Available Cats and Dogs

HCP Seeks Communitywide Support from Residents and Rescue Partners to Help Pets Find Forever Homes   WHAT:          Harris County Pets (HCP), which waived adoption fees for all available cats and dogs at its facility last weekend, is extending its adoption special through Sunday, June 20.  All pets adopted at HCP are spayed/neutered, receive age-appropriate vaccinations, are microchipped and receive their Harris County pet license for one year. WHERE:      Harris County Pets 612 Canino Road Houston, Texas 77076 WHEN: […]

Sen. Cruz Commemorates Juneteenth on the Senate Floor

Senator Ted Cruz

‘A celebration of the fact that our country strives each and every day to make good on its promise to protect the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all men and all women who are created equal’ WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) this week delivered remarks on the Senate floor commemorating the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth. Read his full remarks below WATCH: Sen. Cruz Commemorates Juneteenth on the Senate […]

DPS Encourages Texans to Be Smart in Summer Heat

AUSTIN – As temperatures rise this summer, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is urging the public to take extra safety precautions to avoid some common heat-related dangers, especially for vulnerable populations like children and the elderly. “Texas summers heat up quickly. Children are more susceptible than adults to many things, including extreme temperatures,” said DPS Director Steven McCraw. “We are urging Texans to take every measure possible to have a safe season. Heat-related […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Juneteenth livestream features Galveston Native and Youth of the Year, Robert Ellis  

The nationally broadcast webinar featured nationally known educator Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz in keynote address HOUSTON, June 17, 2021 – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) joined with Boys & Girls Clubs of America on June 17 for a national, livestreamed webinar to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth and its importance in our country’s history. One of the highlights of the program was a speech by Robert Ellis, a Galveston native who was chosen as BGCGH Youth […]

Molina’S Cantina, Houston’S Oldest Family-Owned And Operated Tex-Mex Restaurant, Celebrates 80 Years Of Serving Guests

Third-Generation Brothers and Co-Owners Say Thanks with Month-Long Celebration and Fiestas for All Molina’s Cantina, Houston’s oldest family-owned and operated Tex-Mex restaurant, is celebrating its 80th anniversary with a month-long celebration, and everyone is invited to the party! To honor and thank Houstonians who have supported the restaurants over the past eight decades, third-generation owners and brothers Raul III, Ricardo and Roberto Molina, along with their 92-year-old father Raul Molina, Jr., are giving back by way […]

Harris Health Welcomes New Executives Ready to Lead Strategic Plan Goals

Harris Health System has two new executive administrators—Louis Smith, senior executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Brock, senior executive vice president and chief nursing executive—to help lead the system’s recently adopted 2021-2025 strategic plan and its goal of becoming a high reliability organization (HRO), which serves the needs of the community through a patient-centered focus with an emphasis on safety, efficiency and well-being. Smith joins the organization with more than 30 years of […]