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Get Free and Quick Testing at HCPH Test Sites

Even if you only visited with family members during the holidays, you should all get tested. COVID-19 infections from Christmas and New Year’s will begin to appear in the next week or two. It usually takes two to three weeks after people have been exposed to the virus for them to become infected, develop symptoms, get tested and receive their results. Don’t wait. Get tested now to find out if you have COVID-19. High risk […]

Tony DeSare Joins Steven Reineke And The Houston Symphony For “In The Mood: A Big Band New Year”

Jazz headliner and star vocalist/pianist/composer Tony DeSare is the featured guest vocalist in “In the Mood: A Big Band New Year,” joining Houston Symphony Principal POPS conductor Steven Reineke for the first Houston Symphony performance of 2021 in the Houston Symphony’s Bank of America POPS series. DeSare replaces Houston’s own David Caceres, previously announced for this concert, who has withdrawn from this weekend’s performances due to illness. “We’re so fortunate that Tony was available and willing to […]

Moonshot Compost gives guidance on a greener, more sustainable lifestyle in the New Year

The New Year presents opportunities for resolutions to improve the way we live and go about our daily lives. The principals at Moonshot Compost, a company specializing in food waste diversion, believe we can all make meaningful changes in our routines that can lead to a “greener” and more sustainable lifestyle, individually and community wide. “Houston is working toward environmental sustainability in several ways, including the Mayor’s Climate Action Plan that develops strategies to help minimize […]

Funeral for HCSO Veteran Sgt. Bruce Watson

Sgt. Bruce Watson

Funeral services for Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Bruce Watson have been set for Tuesday, Jan. 12 at Grace Community Church at 14505 Gulf Fwy. Sgt. Watson, 51, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2, after a fatal collision in the Pearland area. He was on his way home after finishing an off-duty job leading a funeral procession. Sgt. Watson was a 20-year department veteran and a proud U.S. Army veteran. Sgt. Watson’s body is expected […]

Deferred Property Tax Payments

Texans who are age 65 or older or who are disabled as defined by law may postpone paying current and delinquent property taxes on their homes by signing a tax deferral affidavit at the Harris County Appraisal District office. Once the affidavit is on file, taxes are deferred – but not cancelled – as long as the owner continues to qualify for the exemption.  Taxes accumulate with 5 percent interest per year.  The law extends […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Houston Launches Campaign To Show Appreciation To Frontline Workers

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has launched a public service campaign to express appreciation for frontline workers who continue to do what it takes to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Mari Bosker, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has launched a public service campaign to express appreciation for frontline workers who continue to do what it takes to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign brings awareness about the role of healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, educators and youth development/childcare workers in contributing to the health and safety of adults and children in the greater Houston area. For the campaign, Boys & Girls […]

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez Appoints Civilian to Oversee Texas’ Largest County Jail

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez

The Harris County Jail is now overseen by a non-law enforcement official as Sheriff Ed Gonzalez has appointed a veteran state jail inspector to the newly created post of Chief of Detentions. Shannon Herklotz worked more than two decades for the Texas Commission on Jail Standards, most recently serving as Deputy Director for the agency tasked with ensuring that all 239 Texas jail facilities meet requirements. His career honors include winning the Hall of Fame […]

An All-French Program Led By Fabien Gabel And Audience Favorites Visually Rendered In Colorful, Virtual Reality Headline The Houston Symphony’s February Performances

The Houston Symphony’s February calendar promises renowned conductor and Houston favorite Fabien Gabel leading an intriguing all-French program highlighted by Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, as well as a striking new, multi-sensory way to experience classical music in the Bank of America POPS Series. Both concerts are available for both in-person and livestream audiences with tickets now available at houstonsymphony.org/2021season. Known for his way with French repertoire, French conductor Fabien Gabel, music director of the Quebec Symphony […]

The Energy Corridor District Creates West Houston’s First Protected Intersection

 In December 2020, the Energy Corridor District turned on the pedestrian lighting at the Memorial Drive and Eldridge Parkway intersection. This action was a final step involved in completing the District’s Memorial Drive and Eldridge Parkway Protected Intersection Project, which resulted in the first intersection of its kind in West Houston. The District designed intersection improvements for better vehicular movement, safety, and protection of pedestrians and bicyclists. Additionally, the District’s efforts resulted in beautification improvements […]