Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on March 1, 2012
The tradition of citizen-soldier is one that dates back to the American Revolution. But for some members and families of the National Guard and military Reserve the transition from home to deployment and back home again can be difficult.
Service members can on occasion return to find their job has been eliminated, they have trouble gaining access to medical or educational service, or have other needs that go unmet.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on February 24, 2012
The Houston Arts Alliance presents a series of sculptures by internationally acclaimed Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei titled Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, on view at Hermann Park from March 3 to June 3.
The display features 12 monumental bronze animal heads to represent each animal on the traditional Chinese zodiac. Each statue is around 10 feet high and weighs approximately 800 pounds. They are in Houston as the centerpiece of a multi-year global touring exhibition.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on February 16, 2012
Grab your Stetson, belt buckle, and partying spirit, because it is that special time of year in Houston!
The world’s largest entertainment and livestock exposition, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, comes to Reliant Stadium running daily from Tuesday, February 28, to Sunday, March 18.
Houston has celebrated this event every year since 1932, and the three-week celebration will have the city buzzing with concerts, parades, rodeo competitions, and of course- delicious food.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on February 10, 2012
Grab your dancing shoes and treat your Valentine to the classiest evening out in Houston!
The Rice Hotel presents its Crystal Ballroom Valentine’s Dance, Tuesday, February 14, from 7 to 11 PM.
Dance the night away with your love to the music of Ronnie Renfrow and his 18-piece Big Band.
Guests will enjoy a lavish setting in the 11,000 square foot ballroom, with two separate, spacious rooms to dance in the historic Rice Hotel. Everyone will receive a complimentary champagne, and there will be a cash bar.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on February 2, 2012
A study by the Brookings Institution, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization, titled “The Global Metro Monitor” for 2011 reveals the Houston economy to be the fastest growing major metropolitan area in North America.
Houston ranked as the 19th fastest growing city worldwide in 2011. The only other North American city to appear on the top-40 list was Dallas, which ranked at 36.
The report cited not only the obvious booming energy business as a primary reason the Houston regional economy grew at such a strong rate, but also the city’s diverse economy.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on January 26, 2012
Step aside, Punxsutawney Phil. Houston has its own furry weather prognosticator who will provide us the forecast on the end of our Texas “winter”.
Join the Josh C. Freeman Weather Museum as they present their Groundhog Day Gala, Thursday, February 2, beginning at 2:00 pm.
Alamo the Texas Longhorn Groundhog will emerge that morning before a crowd of onlookers to watch for his shadow. If he sees it, of course, it will mean six more weeks of winter weather. Weather Museum meteorologists will of course be in attendance to take note of the forecast.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on January 19, 2012
The Chinese Community Center of Houston hosts its annual Lunar New Year Festival to celebrate the Chinese New Year on Friday, January 28, from 11 AM to 4 PM.
Usher in 2012, the Year of the Dragon, with more than 10,000 guests, including prominent local and national political leaders, businessmen, and celebrities.
There will be traditional Dragon, Lion (signaling farewell to the previous year), and Zodiac dances, martial arts presentations, a Chinese Face Changing magic show, multi-cultural performances, markets and exhibitions.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on January 12, 2012
A report by CyberCoders, the recruiting firm and worldwide leader in tracking employment trends in the high-tech sector, states that Houston lead the country in the growth of technology jobs over the past two years.
Houston posted a remarkable 149% growth in tech jobs over that time. Coming in second place was San Jose, California, the hub of Silicon Valley, with a 100% growth. Philadelphia, Dallas, and San Fransisco rounded out the top five.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on January 6, 2012
The Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Houston was recently selected as a Women’s Health Practice-Based Research Network Member Site by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Women’s Health Research Network focuses on women’s health research. Through this consortium the VA will develop and train health care providers focused on women’s issues as well as develop new research techniques toward women’s care.
Submitted by gabrielle@poeti... on December 30, 2011
There is a buzz around the city of Houston that has not been felt in nearly 20 years as professional playoff football is set to soon return.
The Houston Texans have clinched a spot in the AFC.
The Houston Texans are the 2011 AFC South champions and hold a franchise-best 10-5 record with one final regular season game this weekend. The team is guaranteed its first-ever playoff game at Reliant Stadium, the date and time of which will be announced the evening of Sunday, January 1. It will be either Saturday or Sunday, Jan. 7 or 8.