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MCTX Wins KaBOOM! Grant Funded Through BlueCross Blue Shield; Award Will Help Citizens Build a “Scenic” Playground at Roane Park

Missouri City’s ongoing commitment to enhancing greenspaces for residents and visitors has received another national award; this time through a KaBOOM! playground grant funded through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas that will be used to replace the aged ...

New Nielsen Report Quantifies Black America's Digital Footprint

African American consumers are enjoying a remarkable period of influence, cultural expression and entrepreneurship that is manifesting digitally and trending mainstream, according to global researcher Nielsen. With the highest smartphone ownership and usage of any demographic group and an unyielding ...

Senator Miles Hosts Job Fair in Third Ward

Senator Borris L. Miles is hosting a Job Fair in communities with high unemployment rates. According to the 2011-2015 ACS, US Census Bureau, Third Ward, Greater OST/South Union, Sunnyside and South Park neighborhoods have some of the highest rates of ...

BakerRipley and Chevron to Open Fab Lab Houston to encourage and cultivate STEM education

BakerRipley, Chevron Corporation and The Fab Foundation, are bringing innovation to East Aldine with the unveiling of Fab Lab Houston. Fab Lab Houston at the BakerRipley East Aldine Campus is a unique hub for advancing STEM education and entrepreneurship with ...

Mayor: Houston area shortchanged by plan to distribute Volkswagen air pollution funds

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s draft plan for distributing funds from the Volkswagen air pollution scandal shortchanges the Houston area and requires an unnecessary local match that will make funds difficult to access for Harvey-stricken local governments, Mayor Sylvester ...

Opioid Resources Unveiled for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women, Health Providers

A series of new opioid-specific fact sheets, blogs and a recent webinar are just some of the pregnancy and breastfeeding-related resources unveiled by MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS), in response to the alarming ...

CNN Polls: Democrats hold the upper hand in Arizona, Tennessee Senate races

Democrats hold an advantage in two states that are critical to the party's chances of taking control of the US Senate, according to new CNN polls conducted by SSRS. The surveys show Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema and former Gov. Phil ...

Coke could make a move into cannabis-infused drinks

Coca-Cola is considering a move into the growing market for cannabis-infused drinks.

Loaded handgun found in student's backpack at High School

A student was detained at Owasso High School on Monday morning after officials said a loaded handgun was found in his backpack. Officials said just after 8:45 a.m., a student reported to a counselor that the student thought a weapon ...

Florence leaves 'a monumental disaster' in the Carolinas -- with more trouble to come

Even as Florence leaves the Carolinas, the floodwater and death toll keep rising. The storm once known as Hurricane Florence has already killed 20 people, trapped hundreds more and made parts of the Carolinas impassable. But forecasters say the worst ...

Why the Kavanaugh allegations come at the worst possible time for Republicans

The decision by Christine Blasey Ford to reveal her identity, days after reports that an anonymous woman had alleged she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in high school, is a total game-changer, not just for Kavanaugh's ...

The She Is A CEO Foundation Will Honor Girl Champions at Awards Dinner

THE SHE IS A CEO FOUNDATION is pleased to announce its’ inaugural Girl Champion Awards Dinner honoring women CEOs and community leaders who have used their platforms to enrich the lives of girls and inspire our future CEOs. The dinner ...

Gowdy asks FEMA administrator for travel information

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy asked FEMA administrator Brock Long on Monday for information and documents regarding Long's use of government property during personal trips since he has been head of the agency that manages disaster relief.

Typhoon Mangkhut: Hong Kong in tatters; China evacuates millions

More than three million people have been moved to safety in southern China as Typhoon Mangkhut moved northward and continued to wreak havoc across the region.

Household disinfectants could be making kids overweight, study says

Multi-surface cleaners and other commonly used household disinfectants could be making children overweight by altering the bacteria found in their guts, a new study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests.