Hero Honored: Ian Grillot Stepped Into Gunfire To Protect Indian Engineers

Ian Grillet India House Houston

It’s a foolish crime that blended idiocy with bigotry and unwarranted violence. On February 22, Ian Grillot was relaxing in a Olathe, Kansas bar.  Nearby were Srinivas Kuchibhotla (32), Alok Madasani (32), and Adam Purinton (51). Srinivas and Alok were aviation systems engineers at Garmin, and of Indian decent. Then Adam began assaulting the two men with bigoted remarks, apparently mistaking them for … 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

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

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

VIDEO: Deaf Baby Hears Mom Say “I Love You” For The First Time

At three months old, Cody Ford is tiny, but his hearing aids are a big deal. Because children’s ears grow so rapidly, it’s not practical to purchase hearing aids for them. Instead, the devices are rented out, but can still run anywhere from $2,000 to $7,000 each time a new pair is needed. Unfortunately, Texas is one of about 30 states that doesn’t … Read More

VIDEO: Katy Toddler Smiles For First Time After Coma & Meningitis

Pierce Robinson, meningitis

Katy, Texas — The video is so moving and hopeful that’s it’s being shared all over the world. It all started with a fever, but when 21 month old Pierce Robinson woke up on Saturday, February 4 having seizures, his parents rushed him to a local Urgent Care clinic. Unfortunately, doctors there concluded that little Pierce was suffering from a bad … Read More

JJ Watt Donates Over $8K to Arnold Middle School Soccer Team

JJ Watt, Houston Texans

Soccer players at Arnold Middle School received a surprise visit on Feb. 7, when the parents of Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt, Connie and John, dropped by to present brand-new soccer uniforms and soccer goals to the students on behalf of the Justin J. Watt Foundation. The donations, valued at more than $8,000, were the result of a grant … 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

Barbara Bush Stays Near To Husband, George H.W. Bush, At Houston Methodist Hospital

Houston Methodist doctors Amy Mynderse and Clinton Doerr say, “He’s not your average 92 year-old!” Thankfully, physicians are enthusiastic about George H.W. Bush‘s improving health. Despite a nasty battle with pneumonia, his vitals are back to normal and they’re hoping to move him out of the ICU this week. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in … 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

Green Light! Texas Railroading Heritage Museum Master Plan Approved

Tomball, TX — At their Monday, January 16 meeting, Tomball City Council approved the master plan for the Texas Railroading Heritage Museum. This officially gives The Gulf Coast Chapter of The National Railway Historical Society the green light to begin fundraising, more detailed planning, and construction. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to … 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

Sisters Kidnapped in 1985 Found Safe in Houston

In 1985 in Rhode Island, two baby girls and their non-custodial mother, Elaine Yates, went missing. Kimberly Yates was 3 years old and her baby sister Kelly Yates was just 10 months. Their father, Russell Yates, filed a missing persons report. There was an extensive investigation and warrants were issued for the arrest of the mother, but no trace of Russell’s estranged wife or … Read More

The Bush Sisters Have Penned A Sweet Letter To The Obama Sisters

In true Texas style, George W. Bush’s daughters, Barbara and Jenna Bush, have penned a heartwarming and gracious letter to Malia and Sasha Obama. Classy and thoughtful, funny and fascinating, the letter gives us a rare glimpse into the “rarified club” of the children of past US Presidents. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in … 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

Midland Police Stand Strong With Injured Texas Boy, Zalend Thames

This is a wonderful story from our boys in blue in Midland, Texas! 9 year old Zalend  Thames recently lost a finger in an accident, and the injury has left the poor kid very self-conscious. Enter the Midland Police Department.  Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three … 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

Tomball Bible Church Delivers Lunch To Tomball Police & Chief Tidwell Reads To Decker Prairie Kids

This is such a great story of a community giving back to local police officers, while a local police chief simultaneously gives back to the community! 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

Chick-fil-A Opens On Sunday Serving Free Hot Meals To Tornado Victims & Emergency Responders

Since Truett Cathy opened his first Chick-fil-A in 1946, the famous southern restaurant chain has been closed on Sundays so its employees can attend church and worship God with their families. Recently though, Chick-fil-A broke from this longstanding tradition, and for the most Christian reason you can imagine. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based … Read More

WOW! Houston Billionaire Jeffery Hildebrand Just Gave All Hilcorp Employees $100,000 Christmas Bonuses

To say that Houston billionaire Jeffery Hildebrand has a reputation for being generous would be a massive understatement. He’s the CEO of Hilcorp, a Houston based oil and gas exploration and production company, and he just did something that makes most other company’s bonus checks look like pocket change. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist … 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

Houston Woman Gives Birth to 10-Pound Baby IN THE CAR Driving Down Beltway 8

Check it out. This Houston mother went into labor, but their drive to Bay Area Birth Center in Pasadena took way too long. She ended up giving birth in the front seat of their vehicle as they were driving down Beltway 8. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, … Read More

Missing Blue Bell Ice Cream? Here’s a New Texas Brand to Try!

If you’re like me, you’ve been mourning the lack of Blue Bell Ice Cream in your freezer. I’ve tried every possible brand in the stores in an attempt to tide us over until Blue Bell returns. Mostly I’ve just been very disappointed until I tried this brand new ice cream. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based … Read More

Mission of Yahweh Seeks Volunteers to Serve Houston’s Homeless Women & Children

Mission of Yahweh, a non-profit shelter dedicated to helping homeless women and children in the Houston area, is seeking V.I.P.S. (Volunteers in Philanthropic Service). 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

Houston SPCA Rescues Over 200 Abused Horses From Calico Dairy in Conroe

Stories of animal cruelty make us angry, and rightfully so. But let’s focus on the good for a moment. The Houston SPCA – The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals – is dedicated to helping animals in need and freeing them from suffering, abuse, and exploitation. And they do. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public … Read More

Boy Loses Favorite Toy Tiger at Tampa Airport, Returns to Tales of Epic Adventure!

A frantic call to the Tampa International Airport’s Lost and Found department came in on a Saturday morning. A 6-year-old boy named Owen, traveling to Houston with his parents, had left his favorite stuffed tiger, Hobbes, at the airport in Florida. He was distraught, his mother said. Could the airport please help? Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and … Read More