Houston News

Theatre Under The Stars Is Making A Big Move

Houston’s Home For Musical Theatre Is Moving Education And Community Programs To The New Ion District In Midtown Theatre Under The Stars announced that it will establish an education and arts center as an anchor tenant in the new ION District in Midtown. Hillary Hart, Executive Director of TUTS, explains that the organization’s dedication to innovative musical theatre, inclusive educational curriculums, and dynamic community engagement, has propelled it to look for expansion space. “It is […]

From Page to Stage—Houston Grand Opera Presents World Premiere of The Snowy Day this December

HGO creates 71st world premiere with new opera based on the beloved children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats Houston Grand Opera presents the highly anticipated world premiere of The Snowy Day December 9th through 19th at Houston’s Wortham Theater Center. Created by composer Joel Thompson and librettist Andrea Davis Pinkney, The Snowy Day is based on the classic children’s book by Ezra Jack Keats. Written in 1962 and awarded the Caldecott medal in 1963, The Snowy Day broke the color barrier in mainstream publishing by being embraced […]

If You Think You May be Infected, Get Tested!

COVID-19 Testing Now Available at Additional Sites Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best protection we have to beat this pandemic, especially with the upcoming holidays.  COVID-19 vaccines remain safe and effective. They prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. However, vaccines cannot protect you from becoming infected and the only way to find out if you are infected is by being tested.  Harris County Public Health (HCPH) now offers additional testing sites at specific Independent School […]

Steven Reineke Welcomes Jazz Trumpeter Byron Stripling To The Jones Hall Stage For A Tribute To Louis Armstrong

Houston Symphony Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke is joined by jazz trumpet sensation Byron Stripling for a musical celebration of the life and art of Louis Armstrong, one of the most influential musicians in the history of jazz and popular culture in the United States. The Houston Symphony Bank of America POPS Series presents Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Songbook, Nov. 5–7. A renowned trumpet virtuoso, singer, conductor, and actor in his own right, Byron Stripling currently holds […]

UHV Raises $915,000 To Fund Partnership For Victoria Economic Development

With the support of local leaders, government entities and entrepreneurs, the University of Houston-Victoria College of Business has secured $915,000 for a partnership with a company to help increase entrepreneurship and economic development in the Victoria area. The university has entered into an agreement with Innovation Collective, a company based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, to help the Victoria region create and develop a new ecosystem of business. The company has similar projects in Coeur d’Alene; […]

Second Annual Fort Bend Future Technology EXPO

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with University of Houston’s College of Technology, will present the Second Annual Fort Bend Future Technology EXPO on Thursday, November 4, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM at the University of Houston College of Technology Building in Sugar Land, 13850 University Blvd. From 4:00 – 5:00 PM, guests will hear a special keynote presentation from Tammi Warfield, the Global Senior Vice President of Customer Service & Support […]

Lightscape at the Houston Botanic Garden Opens to the Public Friday, Nov. 19, 2021

October is drawing to a close, and soon November will arrive with a host of holiday activities and traditions for Houstonians to discover. As you put your list together of November “Must-Dos,” consider adding Lightscape at the Houston Botanic Garden to the top of that list. This world-renowned light show featuring an array of enchanting artistic installations will elicit wonder and joy as they dazzle the senses. Lightscape will immerse visitors of all ages in a first-of-its-kind-for-Houston experience, with […]

Northwest Assistance Ministries Prepares For Distribution Of Holiday Food And Toys

This holiday season Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) will bless 1,500 families with food and provide toys for 5,000 children. The goal for NAM’s annual Holiday Food/Toy Distribution is to supply local families in need with gifts for their children and staples necessary for preparing holiday meals. Ingredients for a full holiday meal, complete with a turkey, is provided at Thanksgiving and a second full meal is provided in December. Registration to receive food and toys […]

University of Houston College of Nursing Recognized for Commitment to Diversity

Program Receives 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award For the fifth time, the University of Houston College of Nursing has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. As a recipient of the annual Health Professions HEED Award — a national honor recognizing U.S. health colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to […]

Bayou Land Conservancy announces 2021 Awards: Conservation Champion, Bob Rehak, and Trailblazer, Rebecca Kuo

Bayou Land Conservancy (BLC) is pleased to announce they will be honoring Kingwood resident, Bob Rehak, as the 2021 Conservation Champion. The Conservation Champion award is presented annually to an individual, or group, that has had an exceptional impact on land conservation in our region. Mr. Rehak writes and publishes the ReduceFlooding.com blog where he seeks to educate his community about flooding and other natural resources issues. Mr. Rehak is being honored by BLC for […]