SNAP, D-SNAP Benefits to Double at Farmers' Markets Sponsored at Five Multi-service Centers

People receiving SNAP and D-SNAP benefits can now buy double the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables at farmers’ markets organized at five Houston Health Department multi-service centers.

Baker Institute Paper: Public, private stakeholders have role to play in fixing Houston’s flooding problem

The private sector can play a major role in fixing the serious problems that all levels of government and the development community, as well as their engineers and lawyers, have created in regard to flooding in Houston, according to a ...

Reminder: Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion Project

Houston City Council Member Dave Martin would like to invite residents to attend an informational open house on Wednesday, October 25 or Wednesday, November 15 to learn about the expansion of the Northeast Water Purification Plant (NEWPP) located at 12121 ...

NAACP Condemns Trial Process for Kharon Davis

The NAACP has issued the following statement regarding the life sentence of Kharon Davis issued today in Dothan, Alabama:

Houston Native Serves with the U.S. Navy Half a World Away in Guam

A 2006 Cypress Ridge High School graduate and Houston, Texas, native is serving aboard U.S. Naval Base Guam.

The Kaleidoscope Foundation Guild Recognizes Some Of Houston’s Outstanding Philanthropists

“Oh, How Fascinating” served as the overarching fundraising theme for the Kaleidoscope Guild as they honored some community leaders and achievers who demonstrate a commitment to professional excellence, community service, and philanthropy.

City of Houston Keynote Welcome Address During Small Business Expo Houston

Small Business Expo is proud to announce, “The City of Houston Welcome Keynote Address” at the Hyatt Regency Houston (Downtown) on Thursday, October 19th from 8am-9am.

Houston Area Urban League and Delivering Good Inc. Launch Free Pop-Up Shops Providing $5 Million in Merchandise for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) has partnered with national charity Delivering Good (Formerly K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers) to help families affected by flooding in the greater Houston area caused by Hurricane Harvey. HAUL and Delivering Good will launch four, local pop-up ...

Artists Koryn Rolstad and Sherry Tseng Hill Selected to Create Art for New Neighborhood Police Station

The City of Houston has selected artists Koryn Rolstad and Sherry Tseng Hill to create original artworks for the new Southwest Police Station due to open by the end of this year.

NFL, Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers to Contribute $250,000 to Mexico City Earthquake Relief Efforts

The NFL Foundation, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers will together contribute $200,000 to Banorte's Fundación Banorte to support disaster relief efforts following last month's earthquake in Mexico City. Fundación Banorte will match these donations dollar-for-dollar.

Houston Public Library Offers a Free Career Online High School Program Qualified Adults Can Earn an Accredited High School Diploma

The Houston Public Library (HPL) is offering qualified library customers the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and credentialed career certificate through Career Online High School, a free program offered by Gale, a Cengage company. Part of the ...

Karina Gonzalez: Living Life On Pointe

Not all accidents are mistakes. Some can lead to life-changing outcomes. Ask Houston Ballet’s first Hispanic principal dancer Karina Gonzalez. While tagging along with her mother and older sister to a folk dancing class her mother was given wrong directions. ...

Disney Seeking Next Group of Houston Teens with Big Dreams to Be Among the 100 Selected to Join Disney Dreamers Academy

There is still a little time left for U.S. high schoolers to apply be one of the 100 selected for the 2018 Disney Dreamers Academy at Walt Disney World Resort – an innovative, outside-the-classroom mentoring program in partnership with Steve ...

The Rose Hosts 4th Annual Ensemble Theatre Fundraiser to Decrease High Breast Cancer Death Rate of African American Women

On Sunday, October 8, 2017, The Rose bought “out the house” at the Ensemble Theater in Midtown Houston for an afternoon of entertainment, refreshments and great door prizes, plus a chance to impact the lives of African American women. The ...

Texans WhItney Mercilus Gives Merci - Check Presentation

Houston Texans Whitney Mercilus is known for showing NO MERCI on the field, but off the field, he is known as a gentle giant within the community. As a part of his continuous efforts to give back to the Greater ...