DPS Encourages Safe Driving for the Holidays

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging everyone to end 2021 safely as they head out on the road for the holidays. The Texas Highway Patrol will conduct its annual Christmas and New Year’s holiday traffic enforcement campaigns beginning Dec. 23, looking for people who are speeding, not wearing their seat belts, driving while intoxicated or committing other traffic violations. “It’s always nice to celebrate the holidays with friends and family, but please […]

Christmas and New Year’s drivers urged to move over or slow down for tow trucks and other emergency vehicles

As they travel Texas roadways during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, motorists are urged to slow down or move over for stopped emergency vehicles including tow trucks, police cars and fire trucks. Texas law requires drivers to slow down at least 20 miles per hour under the posted speed limit or, if able, to change lanes when they’re passing a first responder stopped on the road. Large numbers of travelers are expected on Texas roads, which […]

Tree Lighting at LaCenterra Set to Make Long-Awaited Return in November 2021

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, an outdoor lifestyle shopping center is gearing up for the return of a longtime community favorite just in time for the holidays – Tree Lighting at LaCenterra, presented by Texas Children’s Hospital. The event is set to take place on Friday, November 19 from 6 p.m.– 9 p.m. The annual tree lighting festival has been a staple in the surrounding communities for years, serving as a pinnacle of holiday anticipation to usher […]

She’s Happy Hair Provides Drive-By Christmas Cheer to Less Fortunate Children

The holidays are usually a joyous time for most, but for struggling families it’s a time of stress and frustrations.  Due to Covid-19 a lot of families in the inner city are barely getting by, but still want their children to experience the joy and excitement of receiving gifts. Every year She’s Happy Hair converts each of its seven locations into the North Pole and provide toys and bikes to children in need as well […]

Christmas Will Continue

Senator John Cornyn

by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas With Hanukkah recently concluded and Christmas just around the corner, we’re all gearing up to celebrate the holidays the best we can. While the pandemic bars some of our usual traditions, it’s no surprise that Texans are working hard to keep the Christmas spirit alive and doing their part to spread only joy this season. All across the state, as weather fluctuates unpredictably between warm and cold, cowboy-booted gingerbread […]

Galveston Hosting its First-Ever Christmas Tree and Mardi Gras Float Decorating Contests

A Christmas tree lights up Galveston (photo courtesy Galveston Convention and Visitors Bureau)

By George Slaughter GALVESTON—More than local 40 boutiques, businesses, galleries, and shops are participating in the inaugural Galveston Holiday Tree Decorating Contest. The contest, which began December 1 and runs through January 4, enables shoppers to admire the creatively decorated trees and vote on their favorite entries. The trees also make great backgrounds for holiday photo opportunities. Meanwhile, as many know, Galveston is home to the third-largest Mardi Gras in the country. Mardi Gras, typically […]

Cinco Ranch Branch Library’S Curbside Service Unavailable On Holidays In December

CHRISTMAS Services at all branches of Fort Bend County Libraries, which includes the Cinco Ranch Branch Library, will be unavailable Thursday through Sunday, December 24-27, for the Christmas holiday. Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours will resume on Monday, December 28, at all locations. NEW YEAR’S Services at all branches of Fort Bend County Libraries will be unavailable after 5:00 pm, on Thursday, December 31, through Friday, January 1, for the New Year’s holiday. Books & More! Curbside Pick-up service hours […]

A Little Boy Receives the Best Gift — A New Liver from Mommy

This Month He Celebrates a Big Birthday Before Santa’s Arrival December is the month when many focus on gifts. For a Georgia transplant family, December is the month to celebrate the ultimate gift — the gift of life. This family’s toddler will be celebrating his third birthday in a few days, thanks to receiving part of his mommy’s liver when he was just five months old. For the Melvilles it is a very different December than […]

Natural Bridge Caverns To Host Seventh Annual Christmas At The Caverns

Celebration Offers Holiday Favorites While Keeping COVID Safety A Top Priority “Christmas at the Caverns” begins Saturday, Dec. 5. This annual family-friendly event brings you the sights and sounds of the holiday season combined with Texas’ largest cavern system for a truly one-of-a-kind experience, all while providing extensive health and safety protocols to minimize the potential risk of exposure to COVID-19. Last year’s popular hayride has transitioned to the Trail of Lights, a spectacular one-third-mile walkthrough of lighted […]

Galveston Holiday Festivities in Full Swing

More socially distanced holiday activities on tap for December Galveston Island offers holiday fun with several events kicking off this weekend and more to come in December.  This year, the island’s family friendly festivities will continue with adjustments and new guidelines for social distancing and health safety. Here’s a preview of what is happening on the island throughout the holiday season: A Railroad Christmas will kick off this weekend and will run through Dec. 23 at […]