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NASA: A Texas Institution with a Large Economic Impact

(HOUSTON) — The Johnson Space Center (JSC) makes a $4.7 billion annual impact on the Texas economy and supports more than 52,000 jobs, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said today in a visit to the NASA facility as part of his Good for Texas Tour. JSC currently operates three facilities in Texas covering nearly 1,700 acres. It’s the site of Mission Control, which manages manned space missions, including the International Space Station, and serves as training center for […]

Secondary Gifted and Talented Screening Now Taking Place at Katy ISD  

KATY [September 12, 2019] –  Gifted and talented (GT) screenings for incoming secondary students are now taking place in the Katy Independent School District.  Students currently in fifth grade who are not identified as part of the elementary Challenge Program have the opportunity to be screened for GT services.  Students who are already being serviced in the elementary Challenge Program do not need to re-screen for the secondary program. If parents would like to refer their […]

Recognizing signs and symptoms of sepsis can save lives   

Faisal Masud M.D.

HOUSTON—(Sept. 13, 2019) — Despite killing hundreds of thousands of Americans every year, sepsis is a condition few people know about. “Sepsis can occur from any type of viral, fungal or bacterial infection and become a life-threatening condition very quickly,” said Faisal Masud, M.D., medical director of critical care at Houston Methodist Hospital. “Some of the symptoms include rapid breathing and heart rate, fever, chills, shortness of breath, red streaks around the infection and a […]

Star Of Netflix Hit Comedy Glow, Kevin Cahoon, Headlines Tuts Education Celebration!

Kevin Cahoon will headline Theatre Under The Stars Education Celebration acting as both entertainment and emcee. Cahoon can currently be seen on the Netflix hit comedy, Glow, as well as Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. He originated roles in the Broadway companies of The Lion King, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Wedding Singer, the revival of The Rocky Horror Show and he made his Broadway debut in The Who’s Tommy. He was also an original company member of Hedwig and The Angry Inch Off-Broadway, playing the title role […]

Call For Entries: Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo™ 2020 Quilt Contest

Entries are now open for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s 2020 Quilt Contest. CONTEST RULES: Quilters who reside in the designated 68 Area Go Texan counties and Houston-Area counties are encouraged to enter the Rodeo’s 2020 Quilt Contest. A selection of quilts will be chosen by a jury, and later showcased in NRG Center during the 2020 Rodeo, March 3 – March 22. Only online entries will be accepted. Click here for official contest […]

Central Fort Bend Chamber To Host Success In 60: The Working Power Hour

Margaret A. Johnson

Speaker:  Author Margaret A. Johnson “From SOS to WOW! Your Personal Coaching Adventure” (ROSENBERG, TEXAS)  The Central Fort Bend Chamber is excited to announce that author Margaret A. Johnson, P.E. will be the guest speaker at its upcoming Success in 60: The Working Power Hour.  Success in 60 focuses on educational topics for small businesses. The lunch is sponsored by Anchor Bend and the speaker is provided by Workforce Solutions.  The meeting will take place […]

Lighthouse Church of Houston expands into Fort Bend Community

Last Thursday, Sept. 5 the Lighthouse Church of Houston officially expanded into the Fort Bend community with a ribbon-cutting for its newest campus, Lighthouse Church South. Senior Pastor of Lighthouse Church, Keion Henderson, and Lighthouse Church South campus pastor, Rhema Ehiemere welcomed a crowd of city and county officials, community leaders, members and many well-wishers at the event in Sugar Land. The campus is located at 16305 Kensington Drive and hosts worship services at 9 a.m. on Sundays. […]

In Memory of T. Boone Pickens

Philanthropist remembered for significant role played in MD Anderson’s mission to end cancer HOUSTON ― The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center extends deepest sympathy to family and friends of philanthropist and energy industry tycoon T. Boone Pickens. The institution mourns the loss of the visionary leader who long served as a passionate ambassador of MD Anderson and its mission to end cancer. “We are forever grateful to Boone for bringing his creative spirit and ingenuity […]

Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada Opens The 2019–20 Classical Season With All-Stravinsky Program And First-Ever Livestream

Andres Orozco Estrada Photo Credit Werner-Kmetitsch

HOUSTON (Sept. 11, 2019) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada launches the 2019–20 Classical Season with an all-Stravinsky program, Stravinsky’s Firebird at 8 p.m., Sept. 19 and 21, and 2:30 p.m., Sept. 22 in Jones Hall. The Houston Symphony is livestreaming the Sunday matinee performance of the classical subscription concert—marking its first-ever online video broadcast of a concert. Celebrating his sixth season as Music Director, Orozco-Estrada opens the program with Stravinsky’s Scherzo fantastique, an inventive work inspired by the buzzing lifecycle of […]

Houston Grand Opera announces new contract agreements with three unions

The organization continues to reach agreements with local union groups  Houston – September 11, 2019—Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the signing of new collective bargaining agreements (CBA) with three union groups that provide critical services for the company including American Federation of Musicians (AFM), Local 65-699, the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), and I.A.T.S.E. Theatrical Wardrobe Union (TWU), Local 896. These unions are key to the success of Houston Grand Opera […]