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Entrepreneur Kevin Barber reappointed to Texas Veterans Commission by Governor Abbott

AUSTIN, TX – Governor Greg Abbott reappointed Kevin Barber to the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) for a term set to expire on December 31, 2027. Barber was sworn in for his new term on May 11, 2022. “I am honored by this opportunity to continue serving Texas veterans,” said Barber, an Army veteran. “Veterans are valued members of our community. I look forward to advocating for and supporting services to improve the quality of life of […]

Igloo Coolers to Hire Up To 300 Houston Manufacturing Workers Due To Soaring Demand

WHAT: As a direct result of Igloo’s growing demand, the company today announces it will be looking to fill seasonal manufacturing positions at its Katy, TX headquarters that will include operators, assembly line leads, forklift drivers, injection molders and more. Igloo will host in-person interviews on Tuesday, June 8th from 1 PM to 4 PM CDT. Interviews and on-the-spot offers will be happening all day, along with plant tours and giveaways for attendees. Additionally, Igloo has […]

Social Security Delivers the Most Popular Baby Names in Texas for 2021

*Spanish Press Release Attached  The Social Security Administration today announced the most popular baby names in Texas for 2021.  Olivia and Liam topped the list.   The top five boys and girls names for 2021 in Texas were: Boys:                                         Liam   Noah Elijah Mateo Sebastian Girls: Olivia  Emma  Camila  Isabella  Mia  The agency announced last week that Olivia and Liam were the most popular baby names in the U.S.  How does Texas compare to the rest of […]

Unplugged Adventure: Geocaching in the Prairie With REI Co-Op

What: Young and old alike can enjoy this modern-day game of “hide and seek” using GPS coordinates for clues. While we’re finding geocaches hidden throughout the prairie we’ll learn how to use a GPS unit, including creating waypoints, plotting a course, and transferring route information from a map to a GPS. Who: All are welcome to join this Unplugged Adventure. No experience necessary. When: Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. Where: […]

AG Paxton Joins Coalition to Protect Children’s Health Against the Predations of the Gender-Ideological Left 

Attorney General Ken Paxton

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a multi-state amicus brief in support of Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Protection Act, which prohibits the use of puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery to cosmetically alter children and adolescents in order to facilitate their “gender transition.”    The brief demonstrates the lack of medical or scientific evidence supporting so-called sex changes performed on children. It also confirms that these life-altering procedures are likely child abuse, which Attorney General Paxton made clear […]

Celebrated Violin Virtuoso/Conductor Pinchas Zukerman Steps in as Soloist/Conductor In This Weekend’s Houston Symphony Concerts

HOUSTON, TX (May 11, 2022) — The Houston Symphony has announced that Israeli-American violin star Pinchas Zukerman is stepping in as soloist and conductor for the concert series this weekend. He performs and conducts two works by Mozart, and leads the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, May 12, 14, and 15, 2022 in Jones Hall, with the May 15 performance livestreamed. “Our conductor and soloist for the week, Houston Symphony Artistic Partner Itzhak Perlman, […]

Comptroller Glenn Hegar Distributes $1.2 Billion in Monthly Sales Tax Revenue to Local Governments

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar

(AUSTIN) — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced today he will send cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $1.2 billion in local sales tax allocations for May, 11.8 percent more than in May 2021.  These allocations are based on sales made in March by businesses that report tax monthly and sales made in January, February and March by quarterly filers.  For details on May sales tax allocations to individual cities, counties, transit systems and special […]

U-Haul Company of Texas is Pleased to Announce That iStorage 8314 Signed On as a U-Haul® Neighborhood Dealer

KATY, Texas (May 11, 2022) — U-Haul Company of Texas is pleased to announce that iStorage 8314 signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Katy community.  iStorage at 22223 Kingsland Blvd. will offer essential services like U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.  U-Haul has teamed with independent dealers to offer moving equipment since 1945. With the COVID-19 outbreak creating challenging times for small businesses, more than 20,000 […]

U-Haul Company of Texas is Pleased to Announce That iStorage 8317 Signed On as a U-Haul® Neighborhood Dealer

KATY, Texas (May 11, 2022) — U-Haul Company of Texas is pleased to announce that iStorage 8317 signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Katy community.  iStorage at 5310 E. 5th St. will offer essential services like U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.  U-Haul has teamed with independent dealers to offer moving equipment since 1945. With the COVID-19 outbreak creating challenging times for small businesses, more than […]

U-Haul Company of Texas is Pleased to Announce That iStorage 8303 Signed On as a U-Haul® Neighborhood Dealer

KATY, Texas (May 11, 2022) — U-Haul Company of Texas is pleased to announce that iStorage 8303 signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Katy community.  iStorage at 24620 Franz Road will offer essential services like U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pickup for boxes.  U-Haul has teamed with independent dealers to offer moving equipment since 1945. With the COVID-19 outbreak creating challenging times for small businesses, more than 20,000 dealers […]