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Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Houston Launches Campaign To Show Appreciation To Frontline Workers

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has launched a public service campaign to express appreciation for frontline workers who continue to do what it takes to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photos by Mari Bosker, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston has launched a public service campaign to express appreciation for frontline workers who continue to do what it takes to provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign brings awareness about the role of healthcare workers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, educators and youth development/childcare workers in contributing to the health and safety of adults and children in the greater Houston area. For the campaign, Boys & Girls […]

City of Katy Receives $2 Million Grant for New Firefighters

Pictured from From left to right, Lieutenant Carlos Valladares, Firemedic Edison Saunders, Firefighter Nick Bourdoumas, Firemedic Obayana Allen, Firemedic Kyle Fritsche, Mayor Pro Tem Durran Dowdle, Firefighter, Michael Ondurich, Mayor Chuck Branner, Engineer Operator Shay Theriot, Congressman McCaul, Captain Tom Walters, The Fire Chief Russell Wilson, Firemedic Adam Troncoso, Assistant Fire Chief Kenneth Parker, Engineer Operator Joe Villarreal, Firefighter Christian Kugler, Firemedic Krysten Lerchbacker.

By George Slaughter The City of Katy has been working to develop a second fire station. Now the city will receive a $2,181,579 federal grant to pay for the firefighters who will staff it. The grant, known as a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant, is awarded from the Department of Homeland Security. According to the FEMA web site, SAFER was “created to funding directly to five departments and volunteer firefighter interest […]