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46th Annual "Original" Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade

Attention residents of Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas! The Black Heritage Society Inc. has partnered with the City of Houston to organize the 46th Annual "Original" MLK Parade. The parade will occur on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 10:00 am in Downtown Houston and is open to the Public. The parade will commence at the corner of Smith and McKinney in front of Houston's City Hall. This year's theme for the parade is "Brotherly Love is the Strongest Advocacy for Peace, Freedom, and Justice for All!"

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Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 215 Sunnyside Street

Houston police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man at 215 Sunnyside Street about 9:10 p.m. last Friday (Jan. 5).

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HHSC Encourages Cancer Screenings During Cervical Health Awareness Month

As part of National Cervical Health Awareness Month this January, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is encouraging women to get screened for cervical cancer.

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Houston Chamber Choir's January 2024 Event: 'Hear the Future' Showcasing Three Exceptional Student Choirs

The Grammy® Award-winning Houston Chamber Choir, under the direction of founder and artistic director Robert Simpson, presents the 24th annual Hear the Future Invitational Choral Festival on Sunday, Jan. 28 in the beautiful sanctuary of South Main Baptist Church. Each year, the Houston Chamber Choir invites three outstanding school choirs from the Greater Houston area to participate in this festival.

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Spring 2024 Leadership Training Applications Open for Complete Communities University

Application Deadline – February 9, 2024, 5 p.m.

The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) invites aspiring leaders to apply for enrollment in the Complete Communities University (CCU) Spring 2024 leadership training course. The 8-week course is designed for emerging leaders committed to making a positive impact in their communities.

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Town of Addison, Texas, announces 2024 special event dates

Award-winning festivals and events make Addison, Texas, an entertainment destinationAddison is known as the place to gather and celebrate with great music, food and fun – it’s where memories happen. T

Addison is known as the place to gather and celebrate with great music, food and fun – it’s where memories happen. The Town’s legendary special events attract tens of thousands of people to North Texas with talented musical guests, memorable visual displays, dancing and more. For 2024, Addison’s signature festivals Taste Addison, Addison Kaboom Town!® and Addison Oktoberfest will return along with a special celebration centered around the solar eclipse in April, Total Eclipse of the Park.

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Lone Star Flight Museum Names Pete Olson Chairman of the Board.

Former Chair Rozzell to remain on Board as Immediate Past Chair.

On January 1, 2024, former U.S. congressman Pete Olson was named Chairman of the Board of the Lone Star Flight Museum. The Board of Directors unanimously elected Olson to the position on December 4, 2023. He succeeds Scott Rozzell, who had served as board chair for the past nine years.

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Eight-Year-Old Songwriter Anastasia Patoka-Smith Releases Empowering Track 'ODE TO MY AFRO'

Anastasia Patoka-Smith, a young singer/songwriter from Houston, has recently released a captivating new song titled 'Ode To My Afro'. This empowering track celebrates the beauty of natural hair and promotes self-confidence in young girls.

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Campus Chronicles - January 11, 2024

Mark your calendars! Join us for the 65th Aldine ISD FFA Livestock Show from January 24-26. Get ready for exciting events and don't miss out on the incredible Sale of Champions!

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Houston AutoBoative Show Returns to NRG Center, January 24-28, 2024, Where the Water Meets the Road

Prepare for an exhilarating automotive and boating extravaganza as the Houston AutoBoative Show triumphantly returns to the NRG Center from January 24 to 28, 2024. This year, the events celebrate the third year of combining the Houston Auto Show and the Houston Boat Show, delivering two incredible events for the price of one!

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Harris County Attorney Menefee Opens Applications for 2024 Summer Legal Academy

The Office of Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee is now accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Legal Academy (SLA), a unique two-week educational readiness program for high school students to learn more about what it takes to become an attorney. The office typically receives more than 200 applications for the 35 available spots and encourages students to apply early.

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Texas Southern University Names Charlie W. Coleman III Associate Vice President of Development

Texas Southern University welcomes Charlie W. Coleman, III, J.D., MBA, as the new Associate Vice President of Development. Charlie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position. Charlie has a proven track record of philanthropic and for-profit revenue-driving success. For over 15 years, Charlie has led high-performing teams by creating strong, strategic collaborative partnerships, and he is prepared to enhance the University’s fundraising as a global leader in higher education.

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SMU's Annual 'Dream Week' Celebrates the Life, Legacy, and Leadership of MLK

Dallas community invited to oratory competition, Unity Circle and Brian Williams lecture

SMU will honor the life, legacy, and influence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the University’s annual Dream Week celebration with a series of events planned to honor King’s legacy.

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City of Houston welcomes visitors and encourages safety for College Football Playoff National Championship events

The City of Houston welcomes football fans and visitors to the 2024 College Football Playoff National Championship events and encourages all attending to stay informed and stay safe.

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Ladies Turn Global Makes Meaningful Difference in the Lives of Women and Children

The mission at Ladies Turn Global is simple yet powerful: to provide women with the resources and opportunities they need to create and establish themselves within a safe, healthy, sustainable and scalable ecosystem. Since the nonprofit’s inception as The Emerald Foundation in 2017, the organization has been dedicated to meeting the diverse needs of women and their children, fostering their growth, and providing them with the resources they need to thrive.

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Fall Out Boy Joins Lineup for the 2024 “iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One”

The Event Will Also Feature Performances by The 1975, The Black Keys, Thirty Seconds to Mars, BUSH, Sum 41, Yellowcard, lovelytheband and The Last Dinner Party

iHeartMedia announced today that Fall Out Boy has been added to the lineup for the 2024 “iHeartRadio ALTer EGO Presented by Capital One.” The annual event takes place on Saturday, January 13 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.

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Team Biden-Harris’ First Ad of the Year Marks Anniversary of January 6 Insurrection

Today, ahead of President Joe Biden’s speech near Valley Forge on Friday, Team Biden-Harris launched their first television ad of 2024 issuing a stark reminder of Donald Trump and MAGA extremists’ prior and ongoing efforts to erode American democracy and excuse – and even promote – political violence. The 60-second TV spot, “Cause,” narrated by President Biden, highlights the existential threat our country’s democracy faces from the MAGA extremism that now defines the Republican Party and showcases President Biden’s steadfast dedication to ensuring free and fair elections and the right of all Americans to have their votes counted.

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Sam Houston State Fans Grab Your Bobblehead Now

The officially licensed Sam Houston Bearkats Bobblehead was unveiled today in conjunction with National Bobblehead Day, which is celebrated annually on January 7th. mascot, Sammy Bearkat. The special edition bobblehead featuring the university mascot, Sammy Bearkat, is being produced by the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

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The ripple effects of Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest still strong a year later

Whenever Quentin Tomlin heads out to play high school football, his mother, Laura, knows one thing is for sure: The team won't take the field without access to an automated external defibrillator, or AED.

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Houston Mayor John Whitmire, City Controller Chris Hollins Mark First Visit in New Term

Today, Mayor Whitmire visited with City Controller Chris Hollins to begin a dialogue on how the Administration and the Controller’s Office can best work together to serve Houstonians while addressing the City’s looming fiscal challenges.

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Mayor Whitmire Appoints Experienced Leader as City’s Interim Finance Director

Mayor John Whitmire announced today that he has named Melissa Dubowski as the City's interim Finance Director, highlighting his commitment to transparency and tackling the City's financial problems, which will be one of the hallmarks of his administration.

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Mayor Whitmire Nominates Jay Zeidman as Chairman of Houston First Corporation

In a strategic move aimed at further elevating Houston's profile as a premier destination for tourism and conventions, Mayor John Whitmire has proposed the appointment of venture capital executive Jay Zeidman as the new Chairman of Houston First Corporation (HFC). Pending City Council approval, Zeidman will step into the role, succeeding the outgoing Chairman David Mincberg.

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PXG Black OpsTM Collection Available Jan. 11

PXG, a leading research and development company and golf club manufacturer with a location right here in Houston, is excited to announce the upcoming launch of its highly anticipated PXG Black OpsTM collection available to the public on Jan. 11.

Claude Cummings III: A Dedicated Candidate for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector

Claude Cummings III is a candidate for Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector. A devoted family man residing in North Houston with his wife Joaquina and three wonderful children – Jillian Rae (12), Claire Elizabeth (9), and Laila Rose (7) – Claude brings a wealth of experience and a passion for community empowerment to this important role.

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Discover Exciting Eateries at Finn Hall for the College Football Playoff National Champion Weekend in Houston!

Join Finn Hall in welcoming food and football enthusiasts to come together and explore its diverse lineup of eateries during the College Football Playoff National Champion Weekend in Houston. Embrace the football fever and enjoy Finn Hall's extended hours on Sunday, January 7, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., ensuring you have ample time to savor the experience.

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Houston Arboretum Hosts Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Event is free and open to the public

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center hosts its annual Arbor Day Celebration where guests can recognize the importance of trees and experience the flavors of the forest. Meet Johnny Appleseed and try some apple cider, learn how bees use trees to make honey, go on a hike to discover how trees feed wildlife and more. There will be plenty of tree activities and crafts to enjoy. Crafts will be available while supplies last.

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Houston Health Department reveals city's top baby names for 2023

More than 60,800 babies born in Houston in 2023

Houston’s most popular baby names for 2023 are Emma, Mia and Camila and Liam, Noah and Mateo, the Houston Health Department.

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Texas clinic earns $9M from the American Rescue Plan Act to open outpatient GI lab

Houston-based Quentin Mease Clinic is set to receive nearly $9 million in federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to open an outpatient gastroenterology lab, according to a Dec. 19 report from Community Impact.

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America’s Unspoken Suicide Pandemic is the Sharp Edge of Social Isolation

The news stays filled with endless examples of hyper-partisanship out of Washington. It is no surprise most people think that’s the only thing happening in Washington. It’s not.

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Jeff Young Named Chief Operating Officer for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Jeff Young, who has most recently served as Vice President of Operations for The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the entertainment venue. In this position, Young will play a pivotal role in overseeing the daily operations of the organization, ensuring seamless execution of events, optimizing resource utilizations and contributing to the strategic growth and sustainability of the venue.

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Houston's Children's Museum Secures Good Housekeeping's 2024 Best Family Travel Award for the Second Consecutive Year!

Celebrates with crowns, princesses, ponies and snow! Only museum in the nation to top the list!

Hear ye, hear ye! You’re invited to receive the royal treatment as Children’s Museum Houston celebrates its consecutive Good Housekeeping 2024 Best Family Travel Award win.

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Commissioner Rodney Griffin Receives President’ s Lifetime Achievement Award

Former Commissioner Rodney Griffin of Missouri City was presented the 4th Annual President’s Lifetime Achievement Award, December 3, 2023 at City Centre in west Houston

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Award-winning Apple Original Film “Killers of the Flower Moon,” from Martin Scorsese, to premiere globally on Apple TV+ on January 12, 2024

Following its widely acclaimed and award-winning global theatrical run, Apple Original Films today announced that Martin Scorsese's Critics Choice and Golden Globe Award-nominated feature, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” will be available to stream globally on Apple TV+ beginning Friday, January 12.

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Houston Grand Opera and Asia Society Texas Present World Premiere of The Big Swim

Organizations join forces to stage family-friendly one-act opera at Asia Society Texas from February 16 through 18, 2024, in celebration of the Lunar New Year

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) and the Asia Society Texas (AST) are proud to announce the world premiere of The Big Swim, created by composer Meilina Tsui and librettist Melisa Tien. Commissioned by HGO in partnership with the AST, The Big Swim will be presented on February 16, 17, and 18 at AST’s Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater.

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Rap Snacks Announces Line-Up of Top Entertainers and CPG Leaders, Including Master P, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Derrick Hayes, Denise Woodard and Other Leaders for Disrupt Summit 2024

Rap Snacks Disrupt Summit will feature compelling keynotes, interactive workshops, and exclusive fireside chats that guarantee unrivaled exposure, strategic networking, ground- breaking insights and r

Rap Snacks, the “Official Snack Brand of Hip Hop” and one of the fastest-growing consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands in the industry of food and beverage, is proud to announce its line-up of special guests at the highly anticipated return of the Disrupt Summit. This year’s special guest speakers include Master P, Derrick Hayes, Denise Woodard, Wall Street Trapper, and more leaders in the CPG industry.

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Office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George to Launch Queer Alliance Committee

The Office of Fort Bend County Judge KP George will announce the official launch of the Queer Committee, a new initiative aimed at promoting inclusivity, providing resources, dispelling myths, and showcasing the economic contributions of the Queer community in Fort Bend County.

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Harris County District Attorney's Office: Harris County Jury Declines Charges in Fatal 2023 Taqueria Shooting

A Harris County grand jury has declined to file charges against a man who shot and killed a robber during a taqueria heist in southwest Houston last year.

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Campus Chronicles: Spotlighting Alief ISD, Fort Bend ISD, and Spring ISD

The Fort Bend ISD Board of Trustees selected Dr. Marc Smith from Duncanville ISD as the lone finalist for superintendent.

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Three Things That Keep Us From Faster Weight Loss

Everyone wants to know the secret to losing weight faster. While some have found small successes here and there, many are missing the point: which is it doesn’t always work, all the time. Even if something starts to work, your body changes and you need to adapt. So how do you lose weight faster? No matter what kind of weight loss plan you’re on, here are three things to consider.

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How PBMs are hurting your local pharmacy

Across the country, local pharmacies are boarding up. A major new study from McKinsey found that the number of independent U.S. pharmacies has declined by half since 1980 -- leaving just 20,000 in business nationwide. Those that remain are reporting their slimmest profit margins in a decade.

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Texas Water Utilities invested $80 million in water and wastewater systems in 2023

Texas Water Utilities, which provides water and wastewater services to more than 138,000 Texans, directly invested more than $80 million in 2023 to keep water safe and flowing in the state. The investment includes infrastructure reinforcements, repairs, replacements, weather emergency preparations and improved system monitoring and communications services within the 38 counties where the organization operates. The 2023 total investment is nearly double what the utility invested in the previous year, as infrastructure continues to expand and improve to meet increased customer demand amid state population growth.

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“URBAN ONE HONORS” Kicks-Off Year-Long Celebration Of TV One’s 20th Anniversary

Event Tapes on Saturday, January 20, at The Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA

Today, Urban One revealed the honorees for “URBAN ONE HONORS,” set to tape on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at the Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, GA. This year’s two-hour telecast theme is “Best in Black” and premieres during Black History Month on Sunday, February 25, 2024, on TV One and simulcast on CLEO TV.

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Southern California Jewelry Brand gorjana Continues Texas Expansion

Opening February 1, gorjana Will Bring Effortless, Laid-Back Styles and Stunning Diamonds to the Rice Village District

gorjana, the fast-growing Laguna Beach-based jewelry brand, today announced the continuation of its impressive retail expansion in Texas with the opening of its third Houston store on Thursday, February 1 in the Rice Village shopping district. At the 1,386-square-foot store in the heart of the University Place neighborhood, shoppers can soon browse the nationally-recognized brand’s popular designs, ranging from everyday to fine necklaces, earrings, bracelets and more.

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Moving On Without Letting Go

Widower’s new book shares keys to surviving the journey through grief

Everyone experiences grief differently. Some want to move on immediately; others let grief flow through them, following its natural course; still others get stuck — they can't or don't want to move on, because their grief is the last thread of connection they have with their loved one. To let go would make the loss feel even more final and devastating. The comforting message at the core of It All Belongs: Love, Loss, and Learning to Live Again, a new book from Judy and Roy Smoot, is that it’s OK to be part of the latter group.

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Eerie Trailer and Poster Released for 20th Century Studios' Psychological Horror Film 'The First Omen' – Available Now

Prequel to the Classic Horror Franchise Opens Exclusively in Theaters April 5, 2024

Check out the chilling trailer and poster for 20th Century Studios’ upcoming psychological horror film “The First Omen.” The film, which is a prequel to the classic horror film franchise, opens April 5, 2024, exclusively in theaters nationwide.

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Sen. Menendez charged with receiving gifts from Qatar in new allegations in corruption scheme

Federal prosecutors allege Sen. Bob Menendez accepted race car tickets and other gifts from Qatar as part of a yearslong corruption scheme, with the Gulf nation joining Egypt as another foreign country the New Jersey Democrat is accused of helping while in office.

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Musaafer Partners with Bayou City Hemp and 8th Wonder Cannabis for Premier THC Dinner

The Renowned Indian Restaurant will host guests for THC-Infused Fine Dining and Cocktails in Collaboration with Largest Texas THC Manifacturer

Musaafer, the sophisticated eatery in the Galleria that spotlights high-concept Indian dishes, will host a dinner that is the first of its kind in Houston. A THC dining series, aptly titled “High Society,” will debut its first of four dinner experiences on January 18, 2024. The event is made possible through a partnership with Bayou City Hemp, the Houston-based company that offers the best and most reliable cannabis products to the market through a commitment to innovation, expertise and collaboration with their partners, and its recently acquired company, 8th Wonder Brewery, Distillery, & Cannabis.

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Texans Still Have Time to Sign Up for Affordable, Low-Cost Health Coverage

More than 15 million nationwide have signed up for a plan through the ACA Marketplace, a 33% increase over last year.

Uninsured Texans have until Jan. 16 to choose a health plan through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace. In a study released last month, Texas 2036 found that millions of uninsured Texans could obtain free or subsidized coverage on the ACA Marketplace.

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George R.R. Martin is working on three animated ‘Game of Thrones’ spinoffs

George R.R. Martin knows there’s a lot to choose from in terms of content, but that’s not stopping him from adding more abundance.

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Meeting unmet medical need means changes in Medicare

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is able to negotiate prices for dozens of drugs. When choosing which medicines to include in the program, and in determining the "maximum fair price" for those medicines, CMS plans to consider a number of factors. One of these determinants is whether the drug meets an "unmet medical need" for "a condition for which treatment or diagnosis is not addressed adequately by available therapy."