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Katy ISD Providing Free Meals to all Katy Area Students

KATY [September 17, 2020] – Through an extended waiver from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Katy ISD will begin providing free meals to all Katy area students beginning, Monday, September 21. Students can receive breakfast and lunch at no cost through December 31, or pending available funds through the USDA and TDA. “All students are eligible for one breakfast and one lunch meal per day per federal guidance,” said […]

YMCA OF GREATER HOUSTON TO CLOSE FACILITIES DUE TO TROPICAL STORM BETA

  For the safety of members, staff and the community, facilities will close today Tuesday, Sept. 22  The YMCA of Greater Houston is actively monitoring the inclement weather effects of Tropical Storm Beta and its impact on Houston and surrounding areas. With the safety of our members, staff, and community being paramount, and in an abundance of caution, the following locations and programs will be closing today, Tuesday, Sept. 22:  All Greater Houston area YMCA locations will close […]

Stay Home during Tropical Storm Beta (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.)

Residents are urged to continue taking protective measures to ensure their safety. As many roadways remain flooded, the smart choice is to avoid driving unless absolutely necessary. Likewise, if your home has taken in water, STAY WHERE YOU ARE. You are far safer at home than trying to walk though flooded roads or open spaces. Once darkness falls, it will be impossible to see danger from deep water, wildlife, and debris. Call 9-1-1 only if […]

Houston Grand Opera Presents Live from The Cullen with Reginald Smith, Jr.

Virtual recital features the phenomenal baritone and HGO Studio alum Reginald Smith, Jr. What:   Houston Grand Opera presents this month’s Live from The Cullen Recital Series performance.On October 9, viewers will be transported to the Wortham Theater Center’s Cullen Theater for a performance by baritone Reginald Smith, Jr., an HGO Studio alum known for his outstanding stage presence and passionate performances. Smith will be accompanied by Richard Bado, director of artistic operations and chorus master at HGO. Who:    Baritone Reginald […]

Cullinan Park Conservancy Photo Contest Winners

Cullinan Park Conservancy (CPC) announced the 2020 Photo Contest winners on September 18. It was the contest’s most competitive year yet, drawing 258 entries from across the greater Houston area – stunning images of wildlife, flora and scenery found at the 754-acre nature park. Photographers shared their vision and experiences, many of which were captured as people turned to nature for peace and solace during a tumultuous time.  The contest was sponsored by Oxbow Advisors, […]

YMCA of Greater Houston Food Distribution Sites for the Week of September 21

YMCA of Greater Houston will be distributing food at the following sites for the week of September 21. The YMCA has partnered with the Houston Food Bank and other partners to provide critical food and supplies to thousands of families throughout the city.  Please check YMCA of Greater Houston for distribution sites for real-time updates:https://www.ymcahouston.org/food-distribution.  If you are interested in sending out a camera to a site, please let us know so we can coordinate.  Tuesday, September 22*Note […]

Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta (Monday, 1:00 p.m.)

September 21, 2020 Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts through Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in southeast Texas later today. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Warning for Harris County. Additional watches and warnings are likely to be issued as the storm moves closer. Based on this forecast, heavy rain and flooding, as well as high […]

Prepare for Tropical Storm Beta (Sunday, 10:00 a.m.)

Harris County residents should prepare for potential tropical weather impacts beginning today. According to the National Hurricane Center, Tropical Storm Beta continues to move toward a landfall in southeast Texas by early Tuesday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for Harris County. A Storm Surge Warning is also in effect for Harris County. Additional watches and warnings are likely to be issued as the forecast solidifies. Based on this forecast, heavy rain and […]

Would Your Child‘s Car Seat Pass Inspection – Get a Virtual Inspection During

Baby car seat, from my objects series

National Child Passenger Safety Week September 20-26, 2020 During the pandemic parents have lots on their mind, but car seats may not be at the top of the list. Most parents think they are using their car seat correctly, but unfortunately, most car seats are used incorrectly. For a car seat to best protect your child, it must be the one that fits your child, your vehicle, and one that you will use correctly every […]