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Northwest Assistance Ministries Seeking Toy Donations And Volunteers To Help With Second Round Of Holiday Distribution

Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is in need of toy donations and volunteers to assist with its annual Holiday Blessings campaign. Each year NAM supplies 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, vegetables, side dishes and dessert, are provided at Thanksgiving and a second full meal is provided in December, along with toys for families with children. […]

What Parents and Gift Givers Should Know Before Buying a Toy for the Children in Their Lives

Author: Roula Sabbagh, M.D., Pediatrics, Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Katy Toys and tots make the holidays festive and fun. Each year, however, thousands of children are injured by toys. That’s why it’s important to ask yourself the following five questions when buying a toy for a child in your life. If the answer is “yes” to any of the checklist questions, the toy may be an inappropriate choice. Safe-Toy Checklist Does the toy have any sharp […]

USPS Operation Santa Now Open for Letter Adoption

Bring Cheer to Children and Families in Need This Holiday Season USPSOperationSanta.com is live and ready to help make the 2021 holiday season special for kids and families in need. The program has helped hundreds of thousands of people for more than a century. Over the past three weeks, the Postal Service has been delivering letters from all across the country to Santa’s workshop at 123 Elf Road. And today, they are ready to be fulfilled. Adopting […]

#GivingTuesdayKaty Continues on #GivingTuesday Day

As the 2021 holiday giving season gets underway following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesdayKaty encourages people in the Katy community to continue supporting the nonprofit organizations that help make Katy a great place to live and work. Nov. 30, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is #GivingTuesday day — a Global Day of Giving. The final #GivingTuesdayKaty dine and donate event is scheduled and people also can donate to participating nonprofit organizations by using links on the www.givingtuesdaykaty.org website. Ø  Tuesday, Nov. 30 — Giving […]

Record 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Ends

November 30, 2021, marked the official end of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season. There were 21 named storms this season with seven hurricanes, four of which were classified as major hurricanes. It is the second consecutive year in which the full list of storms was exhausted. Tropical Storm Ana formed on May 20 and the final storm, Hurricane Wanda formed on October 31. Only Hurricane Nicholas directly impacted Harris County, passing along the Texas Gulf […]

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Kicks Off “90 Days ‘til 90 Years” Celebration The 90-day countdown to the 2022 Rodeo begins

Today, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officially kicked off its “90 Days ‘til 90 Years” celebration, marking the official countdown to the 90th anniversary celebration, scheduled for Feb. 28 – March 20, 2022. The celebration includes a 90th anniversary-themed mural in downtown Houston, launch of the “90 Reasons to Rodeo” social campaign, Howdy visiting area schools and 90th anniversary-themed advertising, including billboards, print and digital. “Today is an exciting day, as we officially kick […]

Harris County Judge Lowers County COVID-19 Threat Level to Level 3: Yellow

Judge Lina Hidalgo today announced that she is lowering the county’s COVID-19 Threat Level from Level 2: Orange to Level 3: Yellow. Indicators demonstrate a further decrease in cases, hospitalizations, and positivity rates for COVID-19. Level 3 signifies a moderate, but controlled level of COVID-19 transmission in Harris County. Unvaccinated residents are urged to get their vaccine to help  avoid a winter spike. They remain at higher risk and should remain vigilant while continuing to […]

James Nguyen Selected to the Prestigious Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy

James Nguyen

We are pleased to announce that Sorrels Law’s Attorney James Nguyen has been selected to the prestigious Houston Young Lawyers Association (HYLA) Leadership Academy. The mission of HYLA’s Leadership Academy is to prepare young attorneys for leadership roles in HYLA and other organizations through a service-oriented leadership training program. During the tenure of the Academy, members will have the chance to practice and develop their leadership skills while working together to develop and execute a service project designed […]

From Page to Stage to Livestream – Houston Grand Opera Celebrates the World Premiere of The Snowy Day with Historic Opening Night

The highly anticipated opera premieres at The Wortham Theater Center and in homes on December 9 With excitement building as the world premiere of The Snowy Day nears, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) is proud to announce the Opening Night livestream of this new company-commissioned work. Continuing its mission of breaking down barriers to the artform, this historic moment for the company arrives just in time for the holidays. On December 9, HGO will not only premiere highly […]

Harris County Native and Small Business Owner Announces Bid for State House

(Katy, TX) Yesterday, Harris County native and local small business owner, Chase West officially filed his candidacy in the race for Texas State House District 132 at the Harris County Democratic Party Headquarters. “The future starts today. I’m looking forward to ongoing, positive conversations with hard-working families and small business owners around Katy and Cypress about what they need from their next State Representative,” said Chase West. West, the only Democrat who has filed in […]