Fighting The Affordable Housing Crisis In Houston

NACA Houston Event Next Week Bringing Help For Low- To Moderate-Income Home Buyers Across Texas The nation’s largest HUD approved non-profit homeownership and advocacy organization, NACA, will bring help for thousands of potential homeowners in the Houston area and across Texas next week who have been shut out by the affordable housing crisis. NACA’s Achieve the Dream event will take place for four days, August 4-7, at Green House International Church (200 W. Greens Rd, Houston, TX 77067).  The […]

Bank of America Announces 2022 Houston Student Leaders

HOUSTON, TX – Bank of America today announced five Houston high school juniors and seniors were selected as Student Leaders® (#BofAStudentLeaders), an eight-week summer internship providing students with first-hand experience in serving their communities. These students have started their paid internship experience of workforce skills, leadership, and civic engagement with local nonprofits, including Avenue CDC and Houston Area Urban League. As part of the program, they will earn $17 per hour and receive a Chromebook. This year, […]

Houston Parks Board Celebrates Groundbreaking of Final Brays Bayou Greenway Trail Segment

Houston Parks Board, Houston Texas

HOUSTON – June 9, 2022 – Houston Parks Board, City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Harris County Precinct 3, Harris County Precinct 4, and other key project partners today celebrated the start of construction on a new 7.67-mile segment of Brays Bayou Greenway. Connecting Braeburn Glen Park to Archbishop Fiorenza Park, this is the longest Bayou Greenway segment built to date by Houston Parks Board and will complete the 35-mile Brays Bayou Greenway.  “Brays Bayou sweeps […]

Bayou City Art Festival Returns to Downtown Houston in the Fall

Bayou City Art Festival Downtown: Saturday & Sunday, October 9-10, 2021 The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA), the producer of Bayou City Art Festival, will welcome artists, patrons and supporters back for Houston’s signature art event. The in-person festival, Bayou City Art Festival Downtown, will be held in Downtown Houston, along Allen Parkway and Sam Houston Park, on Saturday and Sunday, October 9-10, 2021, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Bayou City Art Festival will spotlight […]

Houston’S Unemployment Rate Jumps To 9.6% In September Up From 8.1% In August

The Houston region’s September not-seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.6 percent from 8.1 percent in August, according to data released this morning by Workforce Solutions. The statewide unemployment rate also rose from 7.0 percent to 8.3 percent while nationally the rate fell from 8.5 percent to 7.7 percent resulting in an unforeseen divergence from recent national trends. Despite the unexpected rise, Houston MSA Total Nonfarm (seasonally adjusted) employment was up 20,300 jobs over the month, […]

Former UHV First Lady Passes Away

Mary Jane Morgan, former first lady of the University of Houston-Victoria, passed away Friday night after a difficult battle with cancer. From the first day she and her husband, Vic, joined UHV in 2014 until her passing, Mary Jane was a treasured member of the UHV family. She was an ardent supporter of higher education, the university and the Victoria community. Services are pending. “Mary Jane and Vic are beloved members of the UHV family, […]

Houston Arboretum presents Science Spooktacular: A Week of Halloween Fun! for children and families Oct. 19-24

Registration now open for weeklong event Houston Arboretum & Nature Center presents a weeklong event for children and families Oct. 19-24 called Science Spooktacular: A Week of Halloween Fun! This hands-on program will incorporate both virtual and socially distant on-site offerings and is being held in lieu of the Arboretum’s popular ArBOOretum fall festival, which will not happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic that precludes large, in-person gatherings at the nature sanctuary. Registrants for Science Spooktacular will enjoy daily activities […]

LIVE from The Heritage Society with Mister McKinney featuring architectural historian Barrie Scardino Bradley

Wednesday, October 7th * 7pm “LIVE from The Heritage Society with Mister McKinney” featuring architectural historian Barrie Scardino Bradley talking about her 40 year anniversary as a historian & her books such as Houston’s Forgotten Heritage and Ephemeral City, connecting THS with the rich Houston history leading up to our modern day. The free virtual lecture takes place inside our new Tea Room studio.

LIVE from The Heritage Society with Mister McKinney featuring true Houston Legend Robert Sakowitz

Wednesday, October 21st * 7pm “LIVE from The Heritage Society with Mister McKinney” featuring true Houston Legend Robert Sakowitz, aka “the Merchant Prince”, talking about his life story and the history of Houston. The free virtual lecture takes place inside our new Tea Room studio.  

Get Tested at any of HCPH’s 10 Test Sites Locations, Monday 9/28 – Saturday 10/3

Testing is Free, Short Lines at the Sites, Get Your Results in 1-3 days Houston – With 10 HCPH testing locations, there is sure to be one close to you! With more people being allowed into businesses, your chances of being exposed to COVID-19 may increase, but you can still protect yourself. Wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, and stay 6 feet from others when you are out and get tested to protect yourself and the people […]