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  • #PearlsForBarbara: Memorial grows at Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza in Downtown

    HOUSTON – As the stage is set at Houston City Hall to celebrate Barbara Bush’s life, across the street at the Houston Public Library Downtown, in the plaza that bares her name, a memorial to Mrs. Bush’s legacy is growing. “We’re standing on the Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza and the significance of this plaza gives us an opportunity to be able to commemorate the champion of literacy that Mrs. Bush was, her love of libraries, and so we’re just excited […]

  • Between the Lines: Craig visits Sound Revolution for Record Store Day

    HOUSTON — Each year for Record Store Day, our Craig Hlavaty visits an indie record store in the Houston area. This year he visited Sound Revolution, which has been selling records and music memorabilia for 42 years. See how the store began and go shopping with Craig.

  • Houston Symphony hosts Bill Murray’s ‘New Worlds’

    HOUSTON — The Houston Symphony brings the man, the myth, the legend Bill Murray to Houston. “New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler and Friends,” is at Jones Hall for one night only. Vogler, a world-renowned cellist, joins Murray for an evening of music and literature. “It’s a big deal, it’s very exciting to perform every night, there’s a certain moment about 10 or 15 minutes in where we just look at each other and go ‘now we kill em’ and […]

  • Last weekend to prepare your 2017 income taxes

    HOUSTON – The clock is ticking, this is the last weekend to prepare your income taxes!  If you haven’t started yet, you’re not alone. The IRS says 25% of filers wait until the last two weeks to file. Since Monday is a holiday in Washington, D.C., everyone has until the Tuesday, April 17th, and while the heat is on, rushing on your taxes is risky. “The biggest risk is of course claiming the wrong filing status, looking at the wrong […]

  • Mayor Turner, Rice announce new Midtown Innovation District

    HOUSTON – Some much-needed renovation leads the way toward Houston’s innovation, and fosters a great deal of cooperation. “When you combine your best with the best of other individuals — we are so much stronger,” expressed Mayor Sylvester Turner at the announcement of the new “Midtown Innovation District.” “A collaborative innovation district that brings together all elements of the innovation ecosystem in Houston. From startups and established enterprises, from workforce training to prototype building,” said Rice President, David Leebron.  The […]

  • Between the Lines: Craig goes to Froberg’s Farm in Alvin for strawberries 

    HOUSTON — One of Craig Hlavaty’s favorite places on Earth is in Alvin— it’s Froberg’s Farm! And right now. the town is allowing visitors to come and pick their own strawberries. Craig got pointers on picking strawberries from some pro pickers.

  • New report suggests changes in how Houston handles flood mitigation

    HOUSTON — A new report suggests it’s time to change the way we think about flood mitigation in Houston “We really need to measure flooding in terms of its human effects, not property damage,” Project Manager Christof Spieler of the Greater Houston Flood Consortium said. Flooding during Hurricane Harvey did not discriminate by income or property value— and neither should the data used to fix Houston’s flood issues. “The way the federal government does its cost ratio for example, basically says […]

  • Houston remembers legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

    HOUSTON — Houston remembers a dark day in American history. It’s been 50 years to the date since Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis. “We certainly want to pause and remember not only him but what he stood for and that’s working together addressing problems in a non-violent and constructive manner,” Mayor Turner said at the beginning of Wednesday’s meeting. At Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, attendees honored the memory of a legend. “We’re here to commemorate the life […]

  • Teachers walk out for more pay; HISD proposes new way out of budget shortfall

    HOUSTON — Teachers want higher incomes, and better funded budgets…and they want it now! West Virginia teachers walked out for nine days and got 5% wage increases. Now other states are following suit.  Is Texas next? “The possibility of seeing action like this in the state of Texas is very high, there’s no less level of anger in Texas. The one difference…our legislator only meets once every other year rather than every year,” President Zeph Capo of the Houston Federation […]