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COVID-19 Trial to Combat Delta Variant

UT Health Science Center at Houston, Baylor College of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University are enrolling for two new Covid-19 treatment and prevention studies in the Houston metro area. If you have recently been diagnosed with COVID-19, you may be eligible, and participants will be compensated up to $575. This is the first U.S. multi-center, double-blind, randomized clinical trial to assess the effectiveness of convalescent blood plasma as an outpatient therapy. Antibodies are one of […]

New $30 Million COVID Relief Fund Kicks Off

2-Week Application Period Runs 7/28–8/11;  20,000 Families to Each Receive $1,500 in Economic Relief Tomorrow marks the first day of the two-week application period for Harris County Recovery Assistance, a new $30 million COVID relief fund created to help families still struggling with the pandemic’s economic effects. Sourced by funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the program will provide 20,000 families with one-time payments of $1,500 which can cover any type of urgent […]

Rodeohouston® Tickets On Sale Thursday, July 29 For Cody Johnson’s Opening Performance

Cody Johnson

WHAT: Ticket On-Sale for Cody Johnson’s RODEOHOUSTON performance, scheduled for Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, the first day of the 2022 Rodeo. WHEN: Thursday, July 29, 2021, 10 a.m. (Online Waiting Room opens at 9:30 a.m.) WHERE: Online at rodeohouston.com Tickets for Johnson’s performance go on sale to the public through AXS Ticketing via com. The online waiting room opens at 9:30 a.m. Early Waiting Room entrance does not place you in a first-come, first-served line. At 10 a.m., customers will […]

Harris County Clerk Appointed Secretary To Executive Board Of The International Association Of Government Officials

Harris County Clerk Teneshia Hudspeth was appointed Secretary of the 2021-2022 Executive Board of the International Association of Government Officials (iGO). iGo is the leading organization for government officials, fostering excellence in public service through education, innovation, and networking. Clerk Hudspeth was nominated and accepted the appointment at the 2021 Annual Conference held in New York City last week. “I am honored to hold office with iGO, and I am looking forward to serving alongside the other distinguished […]

LifeGift and Ossium Health Offer Hope with Bone Marrow Clinical Application

LifeGift, the organ procurement organization (OPO) facilitating organ and tissue donation in Southeast, West and North Texas, and Ossium Health, a therapeutics company harnessing the power of stem cell science to improve treatment for patients with blood and immune diseases, are proud to announce a collaborative partnership. In 2017, LifeGift was the first OPO to work with Ossium and this ongoing partnership resulted in the successful banking of cells from their first clinically transplantable donor […]

Rhythm Launches Electricity Plans Backed By 100% Solar Power Generated in Texas

Texas Shine plans from Rhythm make it easy and affordable for customers to choose renewable energy Rhythm, a Texas-based renewable energy provider, is adding to its portfolio of 100% renewable electricity plans with a new offering for Texas homeowners and renters that makes choosing solar-generated power easy and affordable. Customers who sign up for Rhythm’s Texas Shine plans help support solar energy production in the Lone Star State and can help reduce the carbon footprint […]

Victoria Native To Join UHV As Alumni, Annual Giving Director

The University of Houston-Victoria is proud to announce that Kelsey Norgard of Victoria will be joining the university as the new director of alumni relations and annual giving. Norgard, director of sales and marketing for The Club at Colony Creek, will join UHV’s University Advancement team Aug. 5. “I’m excited to join the University Advancement team and the UHV family,” Norgard said. “I was born and raised in Victoria, and I’ve lived and worked here […]

Mayor Sylvester Turner Proclaims July 2021 and Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month in Houston, Local Doctors Work to Educate Women About Their Options for Treatment

More than 320,000 women in Houston are at-risk for developing uterine fibroids with African American women disproportionately impacted In recognition of local efforts to educate women about uterine fibroids and the many treatment options available, Mayor Sylvester Turner has designated the month of July as Uterine Fibroids Awareness Month. Local doctors from Houston Fibroids and Complete Women’s Care Center are using this month, and every month, to highlight this common, but often overlooked disease. Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous […]

Rising Veteran Population Sees Increase in Specialized Hospice Care

Houston Hospice, in partnership with We Honor Veterans (WHV), a program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has developed a specialized hospice care plan for the increasing number of Veterans who are nearing end-of-life. To meet the needs of this growing population, Houston Hospice Veterans Program, focusing on education, advocacy, and mentorship, has reached WHV Level 5, the highest level of advanced, Veteran-specific hospice care […]

Moonshot Compost launches new residential Diversion Dashboard platform as it marks one-year anniversary in business

Company is first in Houston to offer this service to residential subscribers Moonshot Compost, a Houston-based start-up that collects and consolidates food waste for composting, announces the launch of its state-of-the-art Diversion Dashboard. This proprietary platform allows Moonshot’s residential subscribers to access a personalized dashboard and makes it the first company in Houston to offer this service. This dashboard, provided free for current subscribers, allows Moonshot residential subscribers to: view their personalized composting totals; relate […]