Trump to NASA: “Get Your *** To Mars!”

Mars Total Recall

OK, so President Trump didn’t actually tell NASA, “Get your *** to Mars.” That was Douglas Quaid talking to Douglas Quaid in the 1990 Total Recall, but I digress. Donald Trump has indeed signed a bill increasing NASA’s budget to $19.5 billion so that they may focus on human exploration of deep space and send astronauts to Mars. In fact, he … Read More

Houston, We Have A Bike Plan!

Bicycle

Houston, we have a Bike Plan! On Wednesday morning, the Houston City Council approved a massive plan to construct a vast network of bike trails and lanes throughout the Houston area. However, councilmen Mike Knox, Michael Kubosh, Steve Le, and Greg Travis voted against the plan. They cited various concerns, including the plan’s price tag of up to $550 million. … Read More

Chris Tritico Asks Trump: Donate Salary to Meals On Wheels

Christ Tritico, FOX 26

During his campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump repeated his intention to donate his presidential salary to charity. Which charity he did not stipulate. However, Trump recently proposed deep budget cuts impacting many charities, including the much loved Meals On Wheels organization. This past Monday, Press Secretary Sean Spicer caused quite a stir during a press briefing. “The president’s intention right … Read More

Berkeley Hackers Save NASA Data From Aledged Deletion By Trump

NASA

by Jamie Lyons — On Saturday morning, the white stone buildings on UC Berkeley’s campus radiated with unfiltered sunshine. The sky was blue, the campanile was chiming. But instead of enjoying the beautiful day, 200 adults had willingly sardined themselves into a fluorescent-lit room in the bowels of Doe Library to rescue federal climate data. Like similar groups across the … 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

Congress Cuts Federal Funding For Abortions: No Taxpayer Funding For Abortion Act H.R. 7 Passes

The Woodlands, TX — Today, the House passed the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 7). Representing Texas’ 8th District,  U.S. Congressman Kevin Brady proudly stood for life in speaking on the House floor. He also released the following statement: Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, … 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

Cane Island Overpass to Help Relieve Katy Traffic

Katy, Texas — Communities near the Grand Parkway and I-10 in Katy are experiencing an influx of new residents and residential development. Unfortunately, that spells traffic, and much of Katy has been ill-prepared to deal with the sheer volume of it, especially during rush hours. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She … 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

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

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

Republican Race Between Steve Toth & US Rep. Kevin Brady Turns Defamatory

Conservative voters have been witnessing a lot of mud-slinging lately, and not just from presidential candidates. A recent ad by 8th Congressional District challenger Steve Toth has been making some surprising accusations, and even described by FOX 26 and political analysts as being “grossly misleading.” Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading … Read More

Drivers Rejoice! Grand Parkway 99 Between Cypress, Tomball, & The Woodlands Opens Feb 8

Rejoice, all ye northwest Houston drivers and loathers of traffic! TxDOT has just announced that the Grand Parkway segment that connects Cypress to The Woodlands will open on Monday, February 8, greatly reducing traffic and chopping some folk’s commutes to work substantially. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her … Read More

Today Obama & Lynch Meet To Discuss Unilateral Gun Control Action

During Obama’s weekly radio address the president announced that he is taking unilateral action on gun control, accusing Congress of failing to address gun violence, which he claims is on the rise, and doesn’t occur with the same frequency in other first world countries. You know, like in France. Nothing bad ever happens there. Anyway … Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and … Read More

Happy New Year! As Of January 1, Texas Handgun Owners Can Open Carry

As of January 1, 2016, you’ll be legally allowed to carry any handgun openly or concealed as long as you have a license via the State of Texas or other state with reciprocity. What’s that mean? Let’s check out the rules: Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her … 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

Houston Renames North Houston Park in Honor of Deputy Darren Goforth

Harris County Commissioners recently voted to rename Horsepen Creek Park in honor of Deputy Darren Goforth. 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

Filtering Houston City Water In Your Home May Help Relieve Itchy Skin & Eczema Symptoms

Trace amounts of chlorine – a chemical used to disinfect Houston City drinking water – may be partly to blame for some Houstonians’ dry irritated skin and allergy symptoms. 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

TONIGHT: First Baptist Church Conroe Prayer Vigil For Police Officers w/ Dan Patrick – #AllLivesMatter

Tonight – Wednesday, September 2 – From 5:15 to 6:00 PM, local community, law enforcement, religious, and government leaders are urging the community to participate in an evening of blessing and prayer for our local law enforcement. 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 … Read More

Funeral For Deputy Darren Goforth Scheduled For Friday; Houston Mourns A Hero

Yesterday, flags across Texas were lowered to half mast to mourn the death of Deputy Darren Goforth, who was brutally murdered this past weekend simply because he was a police officer. Today, there is breaking news out of Chicago that yet another police officer has been gunned down in the line of duty. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer … Read More

Houston City Threatens To Use Eminent Domain To Bulldoze Historic Black Church

On Aug. 4, Liberty Institute filed a lawsuit on behalf of the churches against the city of Houston, alleging that the Housing Authority’s threat to take their land is a violation of Texas’ religious freedom law, including the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Lawyers for the institute note that the city’s actions would force the churches out of the community they … Read More

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Launches Investigation into Planned Parenthood for Medicaid Fraud

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has pledged to investigate Planned Parenthood and hold them accountable for the Medicaid fraud implicated in the fifth and most gruesome video by The Center for Medical Progress. 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 … Read More

Houstonian Taylor Weeks Awarded “Most Beautiful Person” in Washington DC

Did you know there’s an annual Top 50 list of the most beautiful people in DC? Neither did we. Do you care? Neither did we. Until now … 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 … Read More

Supreme Court Ruling Makes Gay Marriage Legal Nationwide, Texas Clergy Exempt

Today, in a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage nationwide, effectively overruling gay marriage bans in Texas and a dozen other states. Texas pastors, however, who feel conscientious objections to performing same-sex marriages, cannot legally be forced to. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, … Read More

Texas Health Officials Urge Consumers to Wash Produce During Cyclospora Outbreak

This past week alone, 54 (and counting) confirmed cases of Cyclospora have been reported to the Texas Health Department. 23 of those cases are in the Austin area, with additional suspected cases under investigation. 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 … Read More

Gov. Abbott Appoints Houston Home-School Mom To Chair State Board Of Education

Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed a person to lead the State Board of Education during his time in office. But he’s now being criticized for selecting someone whose own kids have never attended a public school. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, singing, designing websites, … Read More

Open Carry Signed Into Texas Law by Governor Greg Abbott

It’s official: Open Carry is now legal in The Lone Star State. What’s your reaction? 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

Texas Senate Passes Open Carry, But Changes Send Bill 910 Back To The House

Open Carry Bill 910 has passed in the Texas Senate, however, changes have sent it back to the House, so don’t go flaunting your 2nd Amendment rights just yet. 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

Tomball City to Commission Memorial Statue of Late Depot Conductor, Kenneth Walden

Tomball city is set to honor iconic educator and tour guide Kenneth Walden, who served as a volunteer station agent at the historic Tomball Train Depot since 2008, with a statue. 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 … Read More

Tomball ISD Awarded by Texas Comptroller for Exceptional Financial Transparency

For the second year in a row, Tomball ISD has earned the Platinum Leadership Circle Award. The award was given by the Texas Comptroller for exceptional financial transparency. 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 … Read More

Tomball ISD Wraps Up Construction on Oakcrest Intermediate, and Wildwood & Creekview Elementary

For the first time, Tomball ISD is set to open the doors to two new elementary campuses and one new intermediate campus at the same time! That’s Oakcrest Intermediate, Creekview Elementary, and Wildwood Elementary.  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 … Read More

Debbie Riddle Passes House Bill 372: Sex Offender Online Activity Will Be Monitored

On Monday afternoon, Rep. Debbie Riddle (R) unanimously passed House Bill 372. The bill will empower law enforcement to monitor the internet activities of sex offenders who have been placed on community supervision, released on parole, or who are under mandatory supervision. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, … Read More

South Carolina Police Shooting of Unarmed Walter Scott: Can We Prevent More Tragedy?

Disturbing footage has surfaced of North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager repeatedly shooting unarmed 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as Walter flees for his life and then collapses with his face in the dirt. Because Officer Slager is white, and Walter Scott was black, racial tensions have reached an incendiary level. Another officer on the scene, who was also black, appears to examine … Read More

Ya Know That 249 Toll Road Thing? Well, It’s Happening For Real On Sunday, April 12!

Tomball’s Texas 249 has been under construction for years, and flanked by signs reading “future toll road” for who knows how long. On April 12, it’s OPENING. Yes. We’ll finally be able to pay money to use the road that’s been causing us traffic jams for 12+ months. But I digress … Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based … Read More

Should Tomball Police Wear Body Cams? What We Can Learn From Ferguson

Do you think body cameras are a good idea for Tomball’s law enforcement officers? Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia thinks so, and we at The Pink Armadillo have to agree. Video evidence could go a long way in protecting both citizens and the police officers themselves. Who here wants to be the next Ferguson? The more transparency and accountability the better. … Read More