HISD board approves administration’s request to restore COVID-related paid leave for staff

The Houston Independent School District Board of Education voted unanimously 9-0 Thursday to approve HISD administration’s request to extend paid leave to employees who are required to quarantine due to a COVID-19 diagnosis or close contact with an infected individual.

Food and Youth Baseball Equipment Distribution

Council Member Edward Pollard has partnered with The Players Alliance, a nonprofit organization comprised of more than 150 active and former Major League Baseball Players, for a drive-up food and baseball equipment distribution event that will help improve the access ...

HISD Neighborhood Supersites to resume weekly community distributions

With students back in class after winter break, HISD Nutrition Services is re-starting its weekly Neighborhood Supersite community distribution program to ensure HISD students and families have continued access to good food.

Ardmore Bridge Over Brays Bayou Opens to Public

The Harris County Flood Control District completed the more than $4 million construction project to replace the Ardmore Bridge over Brays Bayou with a higher, longer, and wider bridge to reduce the risk of flooding in the area.

METRO Operators and Contract Workers Among Latest COVID-19 Cases Release Date: Jan. 8, 2021 Media Hot Line: 713.739.4040 METRO Operators and

METRO has received confirmation five bus operators, six other employees and two contract workers employed by First Transit have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 371 METRO employees and 79 contractors since March 2020.

Local Students Exhibit Resilience with Impactful Speeches at 25th Annual Foley & Lardner MLK Jr. Oratory Competition

On Friday, Jan. 15, fourth and fifth-grade students at Houston ISD elementary schools will vie for the winning title during the final round of the 25th Annual Foley & Lardner MLK Jr. Oratory Competition.

Corner Bakery Donates More Than $100,000 to Habitat for Humanity

While 2020 was a challenging year, Corner Bakery kept the spirit of giving alive throughout its communities by raising funds for its national charity partner, Habitat for Humanity, and also continuing to give back to local non-profit organizations.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston partners with Comcast to equip Clubs with Wi-Fi-connected “Lift Zones”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston and Comcast have joined forces to equip 10 of the nonprofit’s Clubs in the Houston area, and its headquarters, with Wi-Fi connected “Lift Zones” to enable children and teens to fully participate in ...

Unity National Bank of Houston Participates in Second Round of the Paycheck Protection Program

Unity National Bank of Houston, N.A. (“Unity”) has been authorized by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as a designated lender in round two of the Paycheck Protection Program (“SBA Paycheck Protection Program”). The SBA Paycheck Protect Program began April 3, ...

Chris Hollins awarded the Democracy Action Hero Award by the Schwarzenegger Institute

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, an organization committed to advancing post-partisanship, headed by former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, recently named Houston-area resident, Chris Hollins, as a recipient of the Institute's Democracy Action Hero Award.

Lone Star College – Houston North Opens Its Fourth Location

Lone Star College-Houston North is the seventh college within the Lone Star College System. It consists of Fairbanks, Greenspoint, and Victory locations and will now include a fourth location named Fall- brook. The location was built in collaboration with Fallbrook ...

NAACP Houston Branch Condemns City Councilman – Greg Travis

Just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should. Houston City Councilman Greg Travis recently said something he shouldn’t have. Taking to his personal social media account on Facebook Travis posted a photo of former First Lady Michelle Obama ...

Chaos at the Capitol

Wednesday, January 6, 2021, will go down as one of the darkest days in American History. A sitting U.S. President incited people for months with lies about how the election was stole from him and was unfair igniting the angry ...

Harris County Public Health Announces First Known Case of UK COVID-19

Individual Recovering in Isolation, Epidemiological Investigations are underway to identify,

Dr. Loren J. Blanchard Named Sole Finalist For Position Of UHD President

Dr. Loren James Blanchard has been named the sole finalist to become the 7th president to lead the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD). Blanchard currently serves as Executive Vice Chancellor for Aca- demic and Student Affairs at California State University, the ...