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January 2012

Weather Museum Hosts Houston Groundhog Day Gala

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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.

Chinese Community Center Hosts Lunar New Year Festival

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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.

Houston Bests Silicon Valley in Tech Sector Job Growth

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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.

Houston VA Hospital Selected as Women’s Health Research Center

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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.