Announcing Community Activist Ndjabuka Francine Murhebwa as Afternon Keynote Speaker at The Alliance 6th Annual Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Conference

The Alliance, a non-profit organization serving Greater Houston, is pleased to share that Community Activist Ndjabuka Francine Murhebwa will be the afternoon keynote speaker during The Alliance 6th Annual Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Conference. The cross-cultural event is open ...

Houston Teen Selected to Represent U.S. at Goalball Youth World Championships

Five teen athletes have been named to represent the United States at this summer’s 2023 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The competition, taking place July 15-19, is a significant tournament in the development of young goalball ...

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Will Join Art Community and Downtown Houston Officials in Unveiling Murals

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Central Houston Inc., Houston Downtown Management District and Street Art for Mankind officials will unveil more murals added to Big Art. Bigger Change., the downtown outdoor art ...

Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee Statement on Volkswagen Settlement

Harris County has announced an $85 million settlement with Volkswagen over violations of environmental laws. The money will be divided between the State of Texas and other political subdivisions, all of whom sued Volkswagen under Texas’s Clean Air Act. A ...

BikeHouston Paves the Way for Bike Accessibility in Houston, Thanks to a $50,000 Grant From Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

BikeHouston is celebrating the funding of 15 new bike stations and an electric cargo trike, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The new electric cargo trike will eliminate the need for gasoline-powered vehicle transport for ...

Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young and Texas Southern University Part Ways

During a special call meeting of the board of directors the retirement of Texas Southern University's 13th President, Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young was announced.

Artist Spotlight: Houston's Own R&B Songress XANDi Drops an Enticing Visual To Her Hit Single 'A.R.T.'

Dear Houston, we have an R&B princess on the rise. XANDi drops "A.R.T." right at the cusp of a busy holiday weekend.

METRO Program Continues to Bring Student Art to Local Communities

METRO's Bus Shelter Art Program continues to inspire by bringing student art to local neighborhoods. This week, METRO cut the ribbon on a new bus shelter near Kashmere High School and announced winning shelter designs from five Aldine Independent School ...

Rev. William “Bill” Lawson Grateful that Commissioner Ellis Names Park after Civil Rights Icon and his Wife

The audience fell emotionally silent when the Rev. William “Bill” Lawson fielded questions from his daughter, Channel 13 anchor Melanie Lawson, during a ceremony hosted by Commissioner Rodney Ellis to dedicate a park named after Rev. Lawson and his late ...

METRO Memorial Day Schedule

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, METRO will operate the following schedule on Monday, May 29, 2023:

Houston native serves with U.S. Navy in Japan

Seaman Imani Navebloodsaw, a native of Houston, Texas, serves the U.S. Navy in Japan.

Houston native serves with U.S. Navy in Japan

Seaman Juliana Castro, a native of Houston, Texas, serves the U.S. Navy in Japan.

New Harris County Initiative Aims to Assist Vulnerable Groups Through Integrated, “No-Wrong-Door” Service Care Approach

Following more than a year of program building, Harris County Public Health (HCPH) is launching a new initiative to improve the lives of individuals experiencing hardship by providing an integrated, “no-wrong- door” service care approach across different local agencies.

Permit Now Required For Houston Establishments Allowing BYOB After Midnight

The Houston City Council adopted an ordinance today that amends Chapter 28 of the City of Houston Code and regulates venues allowing for Bring-Your-Own-Bottle (BYOB) service after midnight.

Community Artists’ Collective and Community Music Center of Houston Celebrates Black Music Month with their 7th Annual Legacy Project

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, June 3rd from 4:00- 6:00 P.M. at Community Artists’ Collective, 4101 San Jacinto St. Suite 116, Houston, TX 77004. The musical tribute will be held on Sunday, June 4th from 4:00- 6:00 ...