Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Opens Off 290 & Grand Parkway

This Friday, the brand new $168 million Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital will be open! Construction on the 81-bed hospital took 24 months. This makes Memorial Hermann’s thirteenth acute care hospital in the Greater Houston area. “Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital brings the expertise of the Memorial Hermann Health System, including the region’s top medical specialists, to families in the Cypress and Northwest Houston … Read More

Texas Torque Wins Big; Moves On To 2017 FIRST Robotics World Championship!

Texas Torque FIRST Robotics Competition

Texas Torque Robotics Team 1477 won big on March 18th. They competed at the FIRST in Texas Lone Star Central Regional event in Houston. Texas Torque, a student-led team of Conroe and Woodlands area high school students, built a robot for this year’s theme challenge of Steamworks, and took flight in their airship race. The kids were supported by their mentors, … Read More

Top 10 Best Irish Pubs in Houston for St. Patrick’s Day Week!

Best Irish Pubs Houston

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re looking for a hole-in-the-wall Irish dive or an elegant Irish bistro and pub, you found the right article. We polled our readers, scoured reviews, drank some beer, and created this fine list of The Best Irish Pubs & Restaurants in Northwest Houston. There are a few honorable mentions closer to downtown too, but most … Read More

Care Net Announces Houston Walk For Life, Cypress Walk For Life

Baby Greenberg

On Saturday, April 8, 8 AM – 10 AM, walk participants will gather in the circle drive of The MET‘s worship center at Jones and Mills Road. There will be light refreshments — coffee, juice, donuts, and fruit — as walkers fellowship with old and new friends. Registration begins at 8:15 AM and the walk sets off at 9 AM sharp. The group … Read More

3/11: 4th Annual Caiden’s Hope Texas Independence Music Festival

Caiden's Hope

Tonight! Join Caiden’s Hope and as they raise funds to support parents with premature babies in the NICU. Caiden’s Hope Foundation is a 501c3 charitable organization based in The Woodlands, Texas, dedicated to supporting parents with a premature infants who are hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. These infants are so very fragile, but with NICU care there is hope … Read More

Cane Island Neighbors Host Platelet Blood Drive for Katy Teen Fighting Cancer

This past Saturday, residents of Cane Island hosted a platelet blood drive benefitting Katy teen, Phoebe Fuschak. At 16, Pheobe, suffers from acute myeloid leukemia. She was first diagnosed at age 12. The drive took place at the Cane Island Amenity Village, where the community often holds parties, BBQs, live music, and movie nights. Phoebe is currently being treated at MD … Read More

3rd Generation Boot Shop Flooded With Custom Boot Orders for the Houston Rodeo

Cowboy riding Horse

Rodeo Fever has flooded Houston like a hurricane. From March 7 through March 26, The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will showcase all kinds of events, from performances by Willie Nelson to BBQ contests and cattle auctions. To be sure, you’re allowed to attend in your city shoes, but if you really want an authentic rodeo experience, put on your … Read More

Five Amazing Kids Raise Funds For Cypress Girl Beating Bone Cancer

Five Helping Hearts

Galveston, Texas — They’re five young friends; five imaginative children. Together they have formed a very unique organization called Five Helping Hearts. “This is a passion for me because I was given a second chance in life when I survived a blood infection that could have easily taken my life,” Aleya Votaw, age 9, told the Houston Chronicle. “I feel it … Read More

The Alamo Announces FREE 4th Annual Fiddle Fest in Austin

Alamo

Austin, Texas — The Alamo presents its ever-popular Fiddle Fest, a FREE event on the Alamo grounds featuring a full day of western swing, bluegrass, and old time country from world renowned artists Jason Roberts (Asleep at the Wheel, Van Morrison), Rick McRae (George Strait), and Ron Knuth (Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr.). Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer … Read More

Houston’s First Mac & Cheese Festival Happens in April!

Houstonians have been deprived of a Mac & Cheese Festival for far too long. Thankfully, Janie Enloe of Silver Street Studios has set out to change that. After visiting Chicago with a friend and experiencing another Mac & Cheese Festival first hand, she decided that Houston must have this thing. On Saturday, April 15, she’s making it happen. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman … Read More

NFL, Texas Children’s, Devon Still & Melissa Wilson Fight Cancer During Super Bowl

Dedicated reporter and mom, Melissa Wilson of FOX 26, shared a really touching story with her fans today. Her son, Caleb, who has bravely battled cancer now for several years, had a very exciting opportunity during the Super Bowl here in Houston. He’s also received some even more exciting news! Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based … Read More

Virtuosi Houston Youth Musicians Shone At Trump’s Presidential Inauguration!

As we reported earlier, Virtuosi of Houston – a youth chamber orchestra comprised of some of Houston’s best and brightest musicians – had the incredible opportunity to perform at several events leading up to the 45th Presidential Inauguration of Donald Trump. We reached out to the organizers of Virtuosi of Houston last week to ask how the performances went. Here … Read More

Leading Up To The Super Bowl, Cy-Fair ISD Collects For Souper Bowl of Caring

Cypress, Texas — Campuses throughout the Cy-Fair ISD school district are serving as drop-off sites for Souper Bowl of Caring, a national effort to encourage community groups to collect items for people in need. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, … Read More

22nd Cy-Fair ISD Livestock Show & Sale, Feb 4-6

Cypress, Texas — This Thursday at 8AM the 22nd Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Livestock Show & Sale kicks off! During its 2016 even, the community gave students a whopping $905,562 in purchases at the events premium sale, freezer sale, and by way of donations. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to … Read More

Good Shepherd Reformed Bible Study Launches in Richmond Near Katy

Mercer Gardens Japanese Apricot Flowers

Richmond, Texas — The Good Shepherd Bible Study joins a limited number of Reformed bible studies and churches in the Greater Houston area. Meeting every Sunday evening in a private home in Richmond, the study anticipates becoming a new church in time, planted by the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) Bible believing denomination. The study is said to offer “a place for … Read More

1/28: Trees & Stars Winter Celebration, Houston Arboretum & Houston Astronomical Society

This lovely event was originally scheduled for December. Due to inclement weather they had to reschedule. Thankfully, for you reading this, it’s now happening this Saturday! Bring the whole family and take a night hike through the winter woods to view twinkling stars through telescopes. Brought by the Houston Astronomical Society, this event takes place at the Houston Arboretum. Jennifer … Read More

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Offers 13 Week Citizen’s Police Class

Houston Police

Houston, TX — The Harris County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy is a 13-week program designed to give residents a working knowledge of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, including police procedures and protocol. Through the CPA’s interactive courses, participants learn many aspects of law enforcement, such as the Texas Penal Code, Patrol Procedures, Gang Awareness, Homicide Division and many other topics. Residents … Read More

13 Houston Youth Musicians Experience the Performance Opportunity of a Lifetime!

Thirteen young musicians from Houston experienced the performance opportunity of a lifetime this week. As the whole world’s attention was fixed on the inauguration of America’s 45th President, Donald Trump,  The Virtuosi of Houston performed in Washington D.C. for some of the biggest names in Congress, including Senator Marco Rubio, Senator John Cornyn, and U.S. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Jennifer Grassman … Read More

Books Without Borders Adult Book Club at Lone Star College-CyFair Library

Books Without Borders is an adult book club that reads both fiction and non-fiction books, highlighting the literature, culture, environment, and politics of various parts of the world. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The Pink Armadillo. … Read More

Cowboys For Cops Event Unites Texans Of Every Color #CowboysForCops

Hundreds of cowboys on horseback and people in vehicles or walking rode across Waller County earlier this month to rally behind law enforcement agencies. The massive multiracial crowd made it very clear to everyone that Americans – specifically Texans – stand solid behind their brothers and sisters in blue. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. … Read More

DQ The Woodlands Make A Miracle Treat Day! #MiracleTreatDay

Come join Dairy Queen in The Woodlands on Thursday, July 28, for a day of fun, festivites, giveaways, and miracles! There will be a moonwalk, dunking booth, bouncey house, spinning wheel, auction, and much more. Proceeds will benefit Children’s Miracle Network. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her … Read More

Donald Trump Talks Guns, Terrorism, & Border Security in The Woodlands

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore

Both supporters and protesters waited for hours in the stifling Texas heat outside The Waterway Mariott to see Donald Trump on June 17. Border security, immigration, gun control, and the Orlando Pulse Nightclub massacre were hot topics which the GOP presumptive nominee addressed. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her … Read More

Enter The Minecraft Water Challenge by Lonestar GCD!

James Ridgway, Jr., Education / Public Awareness Coordinator for Lonestar Groundwater Conservation District, has just announced the first ever Annual Minecraft Water Challenge! Using Minecraft, the video game,  and YouTube videos showing off their constructions, kids will compete for cash prizes ranging from $100 to $500! Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading … Read More

LegalShield Webinar: How To Protect Yourself From Email Scams

One of the most common types of scams today involves using the real names of company executives to fraudulently access employees’ personal information. Email provides us a convenient and powerful communications tool, but it also provides criminals with the means to defraud and steal. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her … Read More

Northwest Library Hosts Book Sale Fundraiser

This Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, The Friends of the Northwest Branch Library will hold a book sale, and everyone is invited! You’ll find gently-used books, CDs, and DVDs. All funds collected go to support the Northwest Branch, so come for the deals and support the library. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in … Read More

Tomball Farmer’s Market Announces New Vendors

Nestled right in the heart of downtown, the Tomball Farmer’s Market is a fun and unique outing for the whole family. Open every Saturday, you’ll enjoy strolling through stands of fresh locally grown vegetables and fruit, locally raised organic meats, raw honey, and home made jellies, jams, salsas, and other specialty creations. You’ll even find handcrafted pottery, carpentry, gorgeous floral arrangements, and vivacious … Read More

Spring Husband & Wife Team Up To Fight Childhood Cancer With St. Baldrick’s

On Sunday, March 13, at 3 PM, something humorously entertaining yet touchingly inspiring is going down at The Goose’s Acre Bistro & Irish Pub in The Woodlands. Uniting with many other good souls from across the Greater North Houston area, two Spring, Texas residents – who also happen to be the proud parents of two beautiful young daughters – Christopher and Candace … Read More

Mercer Botanic Gardens March Mart Plant Sale: March 18-19

Mercer Gardens Japanese Apricot Flowers

If you live in North Houston and haven’t visited Mercer Gardens yet, you are not letting your inner-gardener truly live. It is an absolutely beautiful oasis of artfully ordered nature. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, Mercer is an ideal spot for family photos (or graduation photos if you haven’t gotten those done yet). Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman … Read More

North-West Houston Valentine’s Day Event Line Up!

The following is a (growing) listing of Valentine’s Day Events. Some are free, some require reservations, and there’s a great assortment!  Events are organized by date, then by location alphabetically. Got a NW Houston area Valentine’s Day event we missed?  Let us know about it here. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. … Read More

Blue Santa & The Tomball Police Elves Make Christmas Special For Local Shut-Ins

The Tomball Police Department is marking their 11th year touring Tomball area assisted living, nursing, retirement, and medical facilities with Blue Santa and his crew of Tomball Police Elves. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The Pink Armadillo. … Read More

Tomball & Magnolia Christmas Events Kick Off This Weekend!

by Wendy Cawthon, Community Impact As the countdown grows shorter, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia are getting in the holiday spirit with several family-friendly events this weekend. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The Pink Armadillo. … Read More

Texian Heritage Festival Celebrates (And Reenacts!) Texas History, Saturday, Oct 17

Booming cannons, dramatic Texas Independence battle reenactments, a Texian Army Tent Encampment, and Native American dancers are among the highlights planned for the Texian Heritage Festival at Fernland Historical Park in Montgomery, on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to … Read More

University of Houston To Host Final Republican Presidential Debate Before Election Day! #‎DebateAtUH‬

The University of Houston has been selected by NBC News and Telemundo to host the final Republican presidential candidates’ debate before the crucial “Super Tuesday” primary elections! Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The Pink Armadillo. … Read More

Harris County Sheriff’s Office & Burlington Coat Factory Host FREE Vehicle & Car Seat Safety Check-Up Event

Get your vehicle and carseats all ready for holiday travel! Several community organizations are working together to hold a FREE drive-thru community Car Safety Clinic and Car Seat Check-Up Event. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The … Read More

Faith For Sophia: Cypress Community Rallies To Assist 12 Year Old Girl Battling Leukemia

On Sunday, September 20th, Masone’s Saloon & Dancehall will host a BBQ benefit for 12 year old Sophia, a Cypress girl who is battling Leukemia. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from home, baking, and publishing The Pink Armadillo. http://www.JenniferGrassman.com

Travis Manion Foundation Remembers 9/11 With 5K Run & Benefit Event, #911HeroesRun

On the morning of September 11, The Travis Manion Foundation will host a 5K run at Ellington Field in honor of all those who served, suffered, and died, on September 11, 2001, as well as all the brave men and women who were lost in war since that horrible day. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. … Read More

9/26: 2015 Houston Reformed Theology Conference On Adam & The Image Of God (FREE!)

The 2015 Houston Reformed Theology Conference will focus on the topic, Adam & the Image of God: A study in Creation, Fall, & Redemption. The event is free and childcare is provided. Please invite your friends! Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, working from … Read More

Houston Plans Spaceport & Captain Kirk Comes to Town. Coincidence?

The Houston Airport System (HAS) announced on Tuesday that Ellington Airport will be the 10th commercial spaceport in the USA. Around that same time, Captain James Tiberius Kirk (AKA William Shatner) was confirmed for Space City Comic Con on July 24-26. Technically, this is just a coincidence, but it’s still – as Spock would say – “Fascinating!” Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer … Read More

Let’s Go Fly A Kite! July 25: Texas City Kite Festival, by Houston Kiteboarding

This looks fun! Houston Kiteboarding – a kite-centric shop offering products and services including kites, kiteboards and equipment, repairs, and kitesurfing lessons – is coordinating the Texas City Kite Festival down near Galveston. There will be something for everyone, from young children, to veteran thrill-seekers, to enthusiast spectators. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. … Read More

Things to Do in Galveston, Besides the Beach!

While most people automatically think “BEACH!” when they think of Galveston, that’s really only one of a myriad of activities available on the historic Texas island. In fact, you could quite easily spend a whole long week there, have a spectacular time, and not dip a toe in the sea. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. … Read More