Houston News

Spread the Love by Giving the Gift of Life: Members Choice Hosts Blood Drive Ahead of Valentine’s Day

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Members Choice Credit Union (MCCU) is teaming up with the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to host a blood drive. Each person who gives blood can save up to three lives with just one donation. As a thank you, successful blood donors will receive a complimentary hoodie. To register, visit this link. WHO:           Members Choice Credit Union Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center Members of the local community WHEN:      […]

Houston Habitat for Humanity Hosts Virtual Homeownership Fair

Houston Habitat for Humanity is set to host its first homeownership fair of 2023 on Saturday, February 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The free, virtual event is an opportunity for hopeful homeowners to begin learning and planning for this important process. Sponsored by Veritex Community Bank, the fair will present resources and tools needed to become a Houston Habitat homeowner, as well as build a groundwork of essential knowledge useful for anyone looking to better understand the intricacies of […]

Katy’s Fish City Grill Transforms Into First Half Shells Restaurant In Houston

Fish City Grill and Half Shells are restaurants known and loved for their fresh seafood and welcoming atmosphere. Now, the Houston area will have both. For the first time, a Half Shells is opening outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, where the restaurants were born. The new Half Shells Seafood will open in Katy’s La Centerra at Cinco Ranch, in the same space that Fish City Grill occupied until renovations began on Jan 31. Half Shells will […]

Applications Open for Nonprofit Partners, Volunteers, Food Vendors and Live Entertainment for Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park 

Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2023 Bayou City Art Festival, produced by the Art Colony Association, Inc., has opened the applications for nonprofit partners, volunteers, food vendors, and live entertainment for the Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2023. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery provides patrons with the opportunity to meet 280 artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, jewelry, sculptures, […]

Found and Abandoned Ash Remains  – Private First Class Lawrence Cox United States Marine Corps will be buried at the National Cemetery

Discovered Letter by Former President Reagan

Private First Class Lawrence Cox United States Marine will be buried at the National Cemetery on 31 JAN at 1415. PFC Cox remains were found in a storage shed with his DD-214 and a Letter from President Reagan. American Legion Post 490 accepted the challenge to find a next of kin and was unsuccessful. The Department of Defense has given us the permission to give this Marine the proper military honors. PFC. Cox Served in […]

Harris County Attorney Menefee Opens Applications for 2nd High School Summer Legal Academy

The office of Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee is now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Legal Academy (SLA), a two-week educational readiness program for high school students to learn more about what it takes to become an attorney. The inaugural program launched in the summer of 2022, yielding more than 250 applications. The 2022 class of 21 students came from 21 different high schools in six local school districts (including HISD, Alief ISD, […]

More Houston Harmony Public Schools Get Added to the List of State Schools of Character

Four more schools from Harmony Public Schools Houston Districts have been named official Texas “State School(s) of Character” this week for its/their outstanding efforts in promoting cultures of character on campus and in the community. Harmony School of Achievement, Harmony School of Exploration, Harmony School of Fine Arts & Technology, and Harmony Science Academy-Houston were awarded the distinction by Character.org, a national advocate and leader for school character development. “During this journey of becoming a State School of Character, we have seen how positively this […]

Greening Finances for Faith Communities & People of Faith

Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m. central, online Want to align your finances, or those of your faith community or other faith-based organization, with the values of your faith – but not sure how to go about it?  Bob Errett has extensive experience in greening the finances of a large faith-based organization, while Lisa Brenskelle has worked for years on greening of her personal finances.  Learn from their experiences!! Our speakers will guide you with tools […]

Harris County Public Health Receives $25 Million Grant Award from the CDC to Strengthen Its Workforce

Grant Will Support HCPH’s Additional Staffing and Professional Development The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded a $25 million grant to Harris County Public Health (HCPH) to expand on HCPH’s workforce, staff development activities, and community capacity building.  The award was accepted this afternoon by the Harris County Commissioners Court. “These dollars are an investment in both our community and in our public health workforce. Our public health sector has been hit hard […]

HGO Joins Forces with Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas Southern University for the Fourth Annual Giving Voice

Celebration of Black artists in opera and Black History Month to take place at historic Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church On Friday, February 24, 2023, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) will stage the fourth annual Giving Voice concert in partnership with Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, Prairie View A&M University, and Texas Southern University. The fourth annual concert will be presented outside the Wortham Theater Center for the first time, at the new Cathedral of the historic Wheeler […]