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Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks coming to Houston Botanic Garden

The inspirational exploration of art and nature is set to open Sept. 24 with a Family Festival celebrating the Garden’s 2nd birthday WHAT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects® Made with LEGO® Bricks, an award-winning exhibition that uses whimsical works of art made from simple toy blocks to explore the balance of ecosystems and mankind’s relationship with nature, is coming to the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden at the Houston Botanic Garden. The exhibit runs from Saturday, Sept. […]

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to hold first Bat Fest celebration Saturday, Sept. 17, free and open to the public

The festivities continue into the evening with “Going Batty” for adult guests The Houston Arboretum is proud to host its first-ever “Bat Fest” on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., which is free and open to the public. Families are encouraged to come out with their children for this fun and educational event in honor of our mosquito-eating, pest-controlling, pollinating, and seed-dispersing bat superheroes. Bats do so much for us humans, they […]

Updates from the Capitol: FM 529 widening project TxDOT meeting

Rep. Schofield with Leslie Martone, President, Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce and Captain Charles Hoover with the Harris County Constable Office, Precinct 4, the Chamber's First Responder of the month.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct an in-person hearing on the proposed widening of FM 529 from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) in Harris County to FM 362 in Waller County. The hearing will be Tuesday, August 30 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Paetow High School cafeteria (23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy). I encourage you to attend or to learn about the proposed construction on line. You are invited to attend the hearing, where […]

School Safety Joint Press Conference Recap

Eight days before school begins for many Fort Bend families, law enforcement officers, school district leaders, elected officials, and community leaders spoke at a joint press conference to share the updated school safety plan for the coming school year. Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan, Representative Ron Reynolds (Texas House District 27), and Representative Jacey Jetton (Texas House District 26) led in briefing the media on increased security and innovative measures to ensure the safety […]

Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Top Five Antique Fairs

by Dr. Lori Verderame Anytime is a good time to shop for vintage and antiques objects, but if you are tired for the crowded thrift stores, Good will bins, and Salvation Army shelves, you may want to change things up and experience some outdoor antique and vintage shopping. While yard sales are the cat’s pajamas, huge public flea markets and antiques fairs are gearing up to host huge crowds. Want to know where some of […]

PLAY IT FORWARD: Casino Royale Hits the Jackpot

Shield Bearer Founders Amy and Matt White along with board members Rick Skinner and Tim Johnston pose with Development Director Gaby Pozas

Shield Bearer Counseling Centers hosted its second annual Play it Forward: Casino Royale at Sandlewood Manor on July 15th. The event featured 11 game tables, wine pull, mystery boxes, a silent auction, a DJ, and dancing. The location was beautiful, and the night was a great success raising over $75,000 for Shield Bearer. The money will be used to continue offering mental health therapy without barriers throughout Houston and Texas. Shield Bearer would like to […]

Astros recognize Boys & Girls of Greater Houston and Boys & Girls Clubs of Brazoria County at Royals game July 7

Minute Maid Park was the site of “Boys & Girls Clubs Day,” on July 7 as the Astros recognized the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) and Boys & Girls Club of Brazoria County (BGCBC) ahead of their series finale against the Kansas City Royals. Both clubs were honored in celebration of major anniversaries – the 70th for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and the 50th for Boys & Girls Clubs of Brazoria […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and Boys & Girls Clubs of America hold Juneteenth celebration from Reedy Chapel AME Church

 The nationally broadcast, livestreamed webinar in Galveston featured a virtual appearance by NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston (BGCGH) joined with Boys & Girls Clubs of America on June 16 for a national, livestreamed webinar at historic Reedy Chapel AME Church in Galveston to recognize and celebrate Juneteenth and its importance in our country’s history. One of the highlights of the program was a virtual appearance by NASA Astronaut Stephanie […]

Grammy® Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir announces 2022-2023 season “A Heart for the Choral Art”

Season subscriptions now on sale for 28th season The Grammy® Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir, under the direction of Founder and Artistic Director Robert Simpson, announces its new 2022-2023 season, “A Heart for the Choral Art,” with season subscriptions now on sale to the public at houstonchamberchoir.org. Single tickets for all concerts go on sale on Aug. 5. “The diversity and scope of our upcoming season highlights, once again, the Houston Chamber Choir’s musical range and endless curiosity,” […]

Nando’s Peri-Peri Is Spreading Its Wings From The Tip Of Africa To The Heart Of Texas With Plans To Debut Two Houston Area Restaurant Locations By Spring 2023

Pulled Chicken, Feta & Avo Bowl, PERi-PERi Chicken Bowl plus Avocado & Roasted Pepper Bowl credit Greg Powers

World-Famous South African Chicken Restaurant Will Bring Its Signature Flame-Grilled Spice and Art-Filled Interiors to Uptown District and Katy Before Expanding Across the Lone Star State Nando’s PERi-PERi, the beloved South African restaurant brand recognized around the world for its spicy flame-grilled chicken, today announced its first new major market expansion in more than seven years.  Plans call for the spring 2023 opening of a pair of initial Houston area restaurants – Post Oak Plaza in Uptown, and La […]