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

Tippit Family Seeks Help After Cyclist Father Murdered In Hit-And-Run

Craig Tippit

A Sugarland woman has been left the single mother of two beautiful young boys. The boy’s father, 37 year old Craig Randall Tippit, was bicycling in Waller County training for an MS150 that would help raise funds for people with disabilities. For reasons unfathomable, a deranged man by the name of Victor Kevin Tome used his car to fatally hit two random cyclists, … Read More

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

10 Great Places to See Bluebonnets & Texas Wildflowers

The 2017 Texas Bluebonnet Season promises to be bursting with blossoms! An unusually warm February inspired the iconic flowers to bloom a bit earlier than usual. However, most parks are encouraging visitors to wait another week, or until April, to enjoy peak blooming. Thanks to our in-the-loop readers, we’ve got the scoop on where bluebonnets are already carpeting the ground. Here’s … 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

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

Daylight Saving + 6 Items Home Owners Should Check Besides Clocks

Daylight Savings is upon us this weekend, that wonderful time of year when you have to pry your kids out of bed an hour early and they’re grumpy for a week. You wouldn’t think one little hour could cause so much discontent. One thing is clear, whoever invented Daylight Savings Time didn’t have small children. As we contemplated setting our … 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

Where Do I Stand As A Woman?

Conservative Feminism

by Donna Broom, Attorney — I understand women who are afraid to speak up for themselves. The first introduction of the negative consequences women face when they speak came from my mother. She was lying on the floor bloodied and beaten. She had said something her second husband, my stepfather, did not like. Her husband proceeded to hit her in … 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

Woodlands Couple Blessed By Pregnancy Miracle After Years Of Infertility

Lauren Walker Infertility Pregnancy The Woodlands

“We prayed for 953 days,” says Lauren Walker of The Woodlands. “452 Needles, thousands of tears, one corrective surgery, four clomid / letrozole attempts, two IVF rounds, three failed transfers, and One Amazing GOD. We are overwhelmed with joy to finally announce that we are expecting boy/girl TWINS!! ???????????????????????? Duke & Diana Walker – August 2017.” The mother and father’s beautiful Facebook post announcing the miraculous pregnancy … Read More

O, They Got A Home Where A Buffalo Roams

North American Buffalo AKA Bison

If you think your dog smells weird or your cat scratches the carpet too much, this story will give you some perspective on pets. Texas residents, Ronnie and Sherron Bridges, have a 180 stone buffalo named Wild Thing living in their house. In. Their. House. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys … 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

Houston’s The Blushing Raven Takes Fitness Training Digital

Megan Arispe, The Blushing Raven Fitness

Houston, Texas — Momtrepreneur and fitness aficionado, Megan Arispe, has launched a very unique fitness training business called The Blushing Raven. She doesn’t train at a gym. She doesn’t even meet clients in their homes. She helps clients manage their exercise routines, nutrition, and lifestyle through a phone app. Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with Megan and … Read More

Katy Teachers Place 1st & 3rd in Houston Marathon

Katy, TX — According to the amazing Katy Magazine (which you should check out here), “Two teachers at British International School in Katy, Texas did exceptionally well at the Houston Marathon earlier this month.” Tim Barnett, who teaches primary, year six, placed second in his age category and third place overall with a race time of 39:20. Ben Brown, who teaches primary, year … 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

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

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

Life, Liberty & The Pursuit Of Less Stuff

Domestology

by Laura Jane Kilgore — Are you familiar with that feeling of trudging through life with all your worldly possessions strapped to your back? Are you tired of that feeling and ready for a little freedom? Well, there’s no easier way to simplify life than to ditch stuff. I recently complete a major downsize from a three-bedroom house to a … Read More

Mexican Style Ice Cream Parlor, El Kiosko, Comes To Tomball

We love Mexican food. I mean, we REALLY love Mexican food. We also love ice cream. And margaritas. But I digress. A brand new Mexican restaurant has opened in Tomball and it’s not your typical cocina. It’s El Kiosko, and it’s a Mexican ice cream shop serving up Mangonadas (a spiced mango fruit drink), Troles (fruit ice), Elotes (cheesy grilled corn on … 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

6 Ways To Beautify Your Home With Glass & Mirrors

At some point every homeowner has wondered how to repair a corroded bathroom mirror, or whether there’s a way to protect your beautiful hardwood table from scratches and water damage. This past week we decided to ask the experts at Northwest Glass & Mirror for their advice on how to improve, protect, and maintain your home. Here’s what they told … Read More

Texas Mom & Son Fly Through Tornado In Bathtub

Smithland, Texas — A slew of tornadoes wreaked havoc across much of the south over the past few weeks. One Houston resident caught video of a twister crossing I-45 near The Woodlands as a white car fled the wrong way down the freeway. But none of the stories we’ve heard so far hold a candle to the gal and her son … Read More

Brave Rottweiler Puppy Saves Woman in The Woodlands From Jogger Attacker

The Woodlands, TX — On Saturday, Catalina Humphrey was out walking her 10 month old puppy, Hercules, on a jogging trail near her home. The little Rottweiler pup and his owner were minding their own business, enjoying the weekend, when suddenly a strange man crept up and tried to attack Catalina from behind. That’s when Hercules’ defensive instincts kicked in. … 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

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

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

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

WRITER CALL: The Pink Armadillo To Re-Launch, Covering NW Houston’s Good News

I’m very excited to announce that The Pink Armadillo will be re-launching this Spring. After a 5 month hiatus during which my third beautiful daughter, Gwynevere, was born, I am back covering northwest Houston’s happy, inspirational, and wholesome news. So, small businesses, charities, churches, girl scouts, and adoptable doggies … get ready to get featured! If you’re a writer, blogger, … 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

George H.W. Bush Tweets Baseball Memories From His Hospital Bed

George H.W. Bush may be hospitalized at Houston Methodist for pneumonia, but that hasn’t stopped the former president from Tweeting.  Today Mr. Bush tweeted: Hearty congrats to a good friend and great player, Jeff Bagwell, on his well-deserved induction into @baseballhall. He also attached this nostalgic photo of himself at an Astros game with Barbara and the new Baseball Hall … Read More

Home Sales Boom In Cypress, Katy, Tomball, Magnolia Areas

Neighborhoods in Northwest Houston continue to boom despite the dismal energy industry slump. In November, single family home sales were up nearly 23% compared with a year ago. That’s the largest monthly increase in years! 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

Elaine Yates, Mom Who Kidnapped Daughters in 1985 Returns to Houston on Bail

by Drew Karedes, KHOU — It was a mystery that spanned for decades, and just this week, ended in Houston. Now the Rhode Island mother charged with abducting her two young daughters and living a secret life in Houston is back in the state she vanished from to answer to a judge. Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public … Read More

UPDATED: Houston Flooding Map, List Of Street Closures

If you’re planning on venturing out on this dreary day, you’d best check out Houston TranStar’s Traffic Map which notes five major roadways that are flooded. Here is a list, which we will update frequently as water continues to rise: Jennifer Grassman Jennifer Grassman is a writer and public relations specialist based in Houston. She enjoys reading to her three daughters, … Read More

UPDATE: George H.W. Bush & Barbara Bush Hospitalized At Houston Methodist

UPDATE 1/18/17: Despite earlier news that former President George H.W. Bush was doing well and recovering, we have learned that he has now been admitted to the intensive care unit at Houston’s Methodist Hospital. The 92 year old Bush is suffering from pneumonia and respiratory issues. In a worrisome turn of events, spokesman Jim McGrath now says that Bush’s wife, Barbara Bush, … Read More