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 […]

Groups from Fulshear, Boerne, Dripping Springs,Fort Worth, Houston, Katy and Sugar Land to Sing in New York’s Carnegie Hall

A Texas Gloria From Lahonda Sharp  NEW YORK, NY, March 20, 2019 – On Saturday, May 11, Lone Star State choral conductor Lahonda Sharp, Director of the Chancel Choir of First Fulshear United Methodist Church, will bring a sizeable vocal contingent from Texas to New York’s Carnegie Hall to perform Vivaldi’s popular choral masterwork, Gloria. Also on stage will be vocal soloists Eilana Lappalainen, soprano, and Kimberly Sogioka, mezzo-soprano, and the New England Symphonic Ensemble. The performance, part of MidAmerica Productions’ 36th concert season, is […]

Houston, Corpus Christi Cemeteries Host Rebuilding Workshops After Harvey Topples Headstones

AUSTIN, Texas – Hurricane Harvey damaged more than just homes, roads and bridges in 2017 – the storm impacted historic and cultural resources as well, including many hundreds of cemeteries and gravestones across Texas. At Houston’s Olivewood Cemetery and Corpus Christi’s Old Bayview Cemetery, headstones and grave markers were broken, toppled and soiled from falling limbs broken loose by Harvey. Trees and landscaping were damaged by high winds and standing water. In order to help […]