Thanksgiving

David Weekley Homes Collects Thousands Of Meals, Donations During Annual Food Drive

Nearly 214,000 people nationwide walked away from the Thanksgiving table with a full belly and a happy heart this year, thanks to the partnership of David Weekley Homes and 17 charities across the U.S. Throughout November, the company hosted its sixth annual companywide Thanksgiving Drive, collecting more than 184,000 pounds of food for 17 local nonprofit organizations around the country with help from homeowners, real estate agents, vendors, trade partners and team members. “We feel […]

Thanksgiving: Food For Thought

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller

An Editorial by Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller As the holiday season rapidly approaches, we are once again reminded of the abundant blessings in our lives. However, this year’s turn of events has added a newfound sense of gratitude. I think we can agree 2020 surprised us all. COVID-19 arrived unexpectedly and life as we knew it changed in the blink of an eye. Thanks to this lousy virus, even Thanksgiving might look a little […]

DPS Increases Enforcement for Thanksgiving Holiday

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to make safety a top priority this holiday, as increased travel can present additional challenges for drivers. As part of the nationwide Operation CARE (Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort) initiative, DPS Troopers will be increasing patrols beginning Wednesday, Nov. 25, through Sunday, Nov. 29. DPS Troopers will be looking for drivers who violate the law, including those who are […]

Safely Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright at a Texas State Park, THC Historic Site

Texas State Parks and the Texas Historical Commission host self-guided and social distanced events celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas Although holiday celebrations look a little different this year, Texas State Parks and the Texas Historical Commission State Historic Sites are hosting more than 50 events across the state to help bring in some holiday cheer. Starting this Saturday, Nov. 21, 32 Texas State Parks and six State Historic Sites are presenting Thanksgiving and Christmas themed scavenger hunts, […]

Texas A&M System Leaders Ask Students to Take a COVID Test Before Thanksgiving Dinner

System officials strive for healthier period between semesters The top official at The Texas A&M University System has a plan to minimize the spread of COVID-19 as students head home for the holidays. Chancellor John Sharp is asking the presidents of the System’s 11 universities to encourage students to voluntarily get tested for COVID-19 before they leave campus for home. Chancellor Sharp said he wants to make sure the families and communities of the System’s […]

HCPH Recommends Getting Tested As COVID-19 Cases And Hospitalizations Are Increasing In Our Community

Thanksgiving will be here in a few days, as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are increasing in our community. Health officials warn against large indoor gatherings. If you do insist on seeing people, HCPH recommends your group have 10 people or less and that you gather outside, where there is better air flow and you can socially distance. An additional precaution is for each person in your group to get tested now. If everyone tests negative, […]

HCC’s Community Learning Classes offer great holiday food and craft options

Ready to make a perfect apple pie for Thanksgiving? Craving a big slice of focaccia bread as part of a mid-week meal? Dreaming of baking gingerbread men as a new holiday tradition? You can do them all through low-cost, personal enrichment classes offered by Houston Community College’s Community Learning program. These all-online courses are offered in real time by HCC expert faculty. They’re designed to teach and give participants holiday joy… just in the (St.) […]

A COTA Family is Grateful for Their Daughter’s Cutting-Edge Islet Cell Transplant Allowing Her to Fully Enjoy This Year’s Thanksgiving Meal

November is American Diabetes Month As the chill of November sets in many thoughts turn to holiday planning, Thanksgiving preparations and gratitude. November is also recognized as American Diabetes Month with World Diabetes Day being celebrated each year on November 14th. A Georgia transplant family whose lives have been uprooted by pancreatic challenges, a cutting-edge transplant and now diabetes are grateful for state-of-the-art medical procedures that are ensuring their daughter will be celebrating Thanksgiving and […]