Southwest Houston Church Offers Bags of Hope

With the U.S. unemployment rate at one of the highest in the nation’s history, more families are seeking help to meet those basic needs. Riceville Mount Olive Baptist Church (located at 11539 S. Gessner in Southwest Houston) will partner with ...

METRO Memorial Day Schedule and Weekly Service Updates

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, METRO will operate the following schedule on Monday, May 25, 2020:

HISD to award 10 students with Superintendent Scholars Award

Houston Independent School District Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan will surprise 10 high school seniors with 2019-2020 HISD Superintendent Scholars Awards during surprise visits to their homes.

Woodland Ridge Lift Station Force Main Replacement Project

Mayor Pro Tem Dave Martin would like to make Kingwood area residents aware Houston Public Works is conducting a Force Main Renewal and Replacement Project for the Woodland Ridge Lift Station that began Monday, May 11.

KIPP Northeast College Preparatory Celebrates the Class of 2020

Seniors and families drove through the parking lot as faculty and staff cheer. There were drive-through stations where students picked up their caps and gowns, sweet treats, and graduation yard signs.

Solid Waste Management Department Collection and Facility Schedule for Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020 (Memorial Day) CITY HOLIDAY: NO COLLECTION SERVICES. All Facilities and services closed.

HISD students eligible for Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer assistance

HISD families may be eligible to receive Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), a one-time benefit of up to $285 to be issued on an EBT card to assist families during the district’s closure.

ProUnitas donation helps HISD family after devastating loss of home

Three weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, an early morning fire swept through the home of an HISD family, causing them to lose everything.

Free COVID-19 testing in Kingwood

The City of Houston's Health Department and Office of Emergency Management has partnered with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to provide Free COVID-19 testing. Appointments are required.

Federal Judge Fred Biery Ruled Texans Afraid of COVID-19 Can Vote By Mail In 2020

Texas federal judge on Tuesday ruled that all voters afraid of catching the novel coronavirus can request absentee mail-in ballots due to the pandemic.

Chris Hollis Appointed As New Replacement Harris County Clerk

The Harris County Commissioners Court has appointed Chris Hollins as Harris County Clerk, replacing Dr. Diane Trautman after her recent resignation. Hollins’s term begins on June 1, and he will remain in office through 2020. An attorney and fourth-generation Harris ...

Contact Tracing: The New Tool in Fighting COVID-19

As a child, I remember playing a game called Connect the Dots. It was a game with the concept of drawing a line from one dot to another in chronically order to form a picture. What was just something for ...

After nearly 25 years of living, TikTok taught me how to properly wash strawberries. They are FILLED with tiny bugs and tons of dirt!! 🍓🍓🍓 1 part white vinegar 4 parts cold water Sprinkle of salt

METRO is joining with public transit organizations around the country to thank our #HeroesMovingHeroes. In partnership with the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), transit agencies nationwide will "Sound the Horn" in recognition of frontline transit workers' response to COVID-19.

ABC 13/KTRK-TV Houston to Host Virtual Town Hall to Discuss the Impact of COVID-19 in the Asian American Community

ABC13, Houston’s most-watched television station, presents a one-hour virtual town hall on THURSDAY, MAY 21 (7:00 – 8:00 p.m. CDT), to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities across southeast Texas.

Rice Names Quadrangle Grove to Honor Rev. William Lawson

Rice University has announced it will name part of its campus central quadrangle The Reverend William A. Lawson Grove in honor of the esteemed community leader’s contributions to the university and the city of Houston.