Houstonian Wins First Place in H-E-B Quest for Texas Best Competition

H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best judges narrowed the field of 25 finalists to just FIVE winners on Friday, August 11 at the Central Texas Food Bank.

Measuring Stick: Houston Texans vs New England Patriots

The Houston Texans will take on Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots in their second preseason game. It will be a good test for the Texans as the Patriots have set the bar for excellence in the National Football League. ...

Health Check Ups for Kids Before Heading Back-to-School

School supplies, checked. New clothes and shoes, checked. But have your checked your child’s health? Sure, you may have gotten the immunizations and the routine physical. Cheers for that. What about that dental check and eye exam? Houston Style Magazine ...

Texas Southern University Is Now Home to NAACP Official Archives

Texas Southern University has been designated as the official depository of records from the Texas NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). A special presentation was held August 17 in the University’s Robert J. Terry Library. The collection ...

2 Texas Officers Cleared After Subjecting Black College Student to Body Cavity Search

The Root, previously reported on June 20, 2015, about the encounter Charnesia Corley had when she was pulled by two Harris County, Texas, deputies after allegedly running a stop sign.

Incredible Things Are Happening In HISD

“I am proud to report that HISD continues to make academic progress district wide,” said a pleased Houston ISD Superintendent Richard A. Carranza as he bragged on the district that has been under his administration for the last 12 months. ...

Applications Being Accepted for Free Program That Helps Houstonians Learn How to Get Out of Debt and Become Financially Fit

Capital One Bank and Windsor Village United Methodist Church are now accepting applications for the next session of Debt Boot Camp: How to Get Out, Stay Out and Become Financially Fit!

HCDE Board Names First Public Recovery High School in County ‘Fortis Academy’

The name of the first public recovery high school in Harris County is officially “Fortis Academy” as the Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees voted 5 to 1 in favor of the school’s naming at its Aug. 16 ...

"Go Astros" Shuttle Improves Game Day Thursday Commute

It's been an exciting season for the Houston Astros. But all the activity at Minute Maid Park can mean increased traffic downtown during the afternoon rush hour, causing big delays for commuters.

Theatre Under The Stars ​to Hold Local Houston Auditions for ​SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is holding dance auditions for the upcoming holiday production of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, which TUTS is bringing to Houston with Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP).

FREE Backpacks this Saturday @ Tidwell Park

Vice Mayor Pro-Tem Jerry Davis - along with Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston and DJ Mr. Rogers- hosts a Back to School Block Party at Tidwell Park!

League-Leading Astros Celebrate Legends Weekend During Upcoming Homestand

The Houston Astros return home tomorrow to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (August 16-17) and continue the homestand against the Oakland A’s (August 18-20) and Washington Nationals (August 22-24). With just 42 games remaining in the regular season, Houston leads ...

Mayor Turner Requests Study of Confederacy Statues

Mayor Sylvester Turner has asked top staff members to study whether statues related to the Confederacy should be removed from city property.

UNCF Mayor’s Luncheon in Houston Helps Deserving Students in Pursuit of a Higher Education

UNCF unites the community for a great cause—education—as it hosts the fifth anniversary Mayor’s Luncheon at the downtown Hyatt Regency on August 18, 2017. Networking and registration starts at 1 p.m. The luncheon will begin promptly at noon.

Lemonade Day Today with Houston Courts

Youth entrepreneurs participating in the Houston Courts summer program will host their own Lemonade stands today Wednesday, August 16, 2017. The youth have been mentored by FedEx volunteers over the last four weeks covering Lemonade lessons, developing strong customer service ...