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Announcing Community Activist Ndjabuka Francine Murhebwa as Afternon Keynote Speaker at The Alliance 6th Annual Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Conference

Ndjabuka Francine Murhebwa joins Anhlan Nguyen, DBA, as keynotes during this cross-cultural event

The Alliance, a non-profit organization serving Greater Houston, is pleased to share that Community Activist Ndjabuka Francine Murhebwa will be the afternoon keynote speaker during The Alliance 6th Annual Refugee Mental Health & Wellness Conference. The cross-cultural event is open to the public and scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, 2023 from 9:00 am – 4:30 pm at the United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston, Texas.

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Houston Teen Selected to Represent U.S. at Goalball Youth World Championships

Five teen athletes have been named to represent the United States at this summer’s 2023 IBSA Goalball Youth World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The competition, taking place July 15-19, is a significant tournament in the development of young goalball athletes, many of whom have gone on to represent Team USA and win medals at the Paralympic Games.

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Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Will Join Art Community and Downtown Houston Officials in Unveiling Murals

New Murals Bring Total to More than 2 Dozen Pieces of Art on Downtown Buildings that are Part of Big Art. Bigger Change

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Central Houston Inc., Houston Downtown Management District and Street Art for Mankind officials will unveil more murals added to Big Art. Bigger Change., the downtown outdoor art exhibition spanning more than a mile from the Hilton Americas Houston Hotel to the Historic District and another mile from the banks of Buffalo Bayou to south downtown.

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Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee Statement on Volkswagen Settlement

Harris County has announced an $85 million settlement with Volkswagen over violations of environmental laws. The money will be divided between the State of Texas and other political subdivisions, all of whom sued Volkswagen under Texas’s Clean Air Act. A substantial share of the settlement money will be going to Harris County, who led the litigation and was the first to file suit.

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BikeHouston Paves the Way for Bike Accessibility in Houston, Thanks to a $50,000 Grant From Green Mountain Energy Sun Club

BikeHouston to install 15 bike stations across Houston plus an electric cargo trike for vehicle transport.

BikeHouston is celebrating the funding of 15 new bike stations and an electric cargo trike, thanks to a $50,000 grant from Green Mountain Energy Sun Club. The new electric cargo trike will eliminate the need for gasoline-powered vehicle transport for BikeHouston, while strategically placed bike stations with racks and air pumps at local businesses and trail entry points will encourage more usage.

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Original Screwed Up Click Member Lil KeKe Releases New Summer Anthem "25 Summers" Project!

As everyone prepares for cookouts leading into Memorial Day Weekend, Legendary Screwed Up Click Member, Lil Keke has a new project celebrating being in the industry for 25 Summers. The project was released at Midnight on May 25th and features artists such as DJ Chose, Big K.R.I.T, Jack Freeman, Slim Thug, Big Pokey, Al D, Trapboy Fredy, Big Jade, Paul Wall, 8 Ball & MJG, and more.

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Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young and Texas Southern University Part Ways

13th President Announces Her Retirement From the University

During a special call meeting of the board of directors the retirement of Texas Southern University's 13th President, Dr. Lesia Crumpton-Young was announced.

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Artist Spotlight: Houston's Own R&B Songress XANDi Drops an Enticing Visual To Her Hit Single 'A.R.T.'

Dear Houston, we have an R&B princess on the rise. XANDi drops "A.R.T." right at the cusp of a busy holiday weekend.

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METRO Program Continues to Bring Student Art to Local Communities

METRO's Bus Shelter Art Program continues to inspire by bringing student art to local neighborhoods. This week, METRO cut the ribbon on a new bus shelter near Kashmere High School and announced winning shelter designs from five Aldine Independent School District campuses. The collaborations are examples of how organizations and residents can work together to improve the community.

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Rev. William “Bill” Lawson Grateful that Commissioner Ellis Names Park after Civil Rights Icon and his Wife

The audience fell emotionally silent when the Rev. William “Bill” Lawson fielded questions from his daughter, Channel 13 anchor Melanie Lawson, during a ceremony hosted by Commissioner Rodney Ellis to dedicate a park named after Rev. Lawson and his late wife, Audrey.

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