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YMCA Aims to Give Backpacks to 45K in Houston area July 30, 2012
YMCA, Operation Backpack, charity
The 8th annual YMCA Operation Backpack, Houston's largest school supply drive, is gearing up to help more than 45,000 Houston area children. The YMCA of Greater Houston is mobilizing 36 YMCAs, local churches and other community partners to help collect thousands of backpacks and school supplies for children who might otherwise head back to school unprepared. Since its inception, Operation Backpack has served more than 175,000 children. This year, beginning July 19 through Aug. 12, YMCA Operation Backpack will collect new backpacks filled with school supplies and distribute them... /news/ymca-aims-give-backpacks-45k-houston-area
Tomball Night Festival Set for August 3rd July 25, 2012
events, The Vintage
Residents of northwest Houston enjoy the Tomball Night tradition held in Downtown Tomball annually.  “Celebrating 40 Years” is this year’s theme for the August 3rd festivities.   The tradition originally started as a back to school shopping event and evolved to an end of summer celebration with annual average of 20,000 attendees. Located in Downtown Tomball just north of The Vintage off Hwy. 249 and FM 2920, the festival will include local retailers with extended hours and special discounts.  Entertainment for the whole family includes a kid’s... /news/tomball-night-festival-set-august-3rd
Mischer Development/Cypress Creek Lakes and Perry Homes Break Ground on Wounded Hero Program Home July 11, 2012
Wounded Hero Home Program, HelpingaHero
HelpingaHero.org, Perry Homes and Mischer Development/Cypress Creek Lakes are holding a groundbreaking ceremony next Tuesday, July 17th, 2012, at 10:30 am for a new home for Houston area Hero SSG Marty Gonzalez, USMC (Ret.) and his family. Perry Homes is building the home and Cypress Creek Lakes donated the homesite for this home for the Gonzalez family as part of the HelpingaHero.org Wounded Hero Home Program. The event will be held at 20123 Everhart Springs Drive, Cypress, TX 77433. Special guests Judge Marc Carter and Edd Hendee will be in attendance as well as Perry Homes... /news/mischer-developmentcypress-creek-lakes-and-perry-homes-break-ground-wounded-hero-program-home
Vintage Park Shopping Village Hosts Live Music Series July 3, 2012
The Vintage, located at Louetta Road and Highway 249, is northwest Houston's one-stop destination for dining, shopping and living.    The summer “Live in the Piazza” music series offers many of Houston's hottest entertainment on Thursdays and Fridays at the Vintage Park Shopping Village. In the coming weeks, featured artists performing from 7 pm to 10 pm include: •    Thursday, July 5 – Moodafaruka •    Friday, July 6 – Grateful Geezers •    Thursday, July 12 – Yelba... /news/vintage-park-shopping-village-hosts-live-music-series
Houston Mayor Announces Support to "Free Hobby" May 24, 2012
Houston, Hobby, airport, free
The Honorable Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker announced her support of Southwest Airlines' (NYSE: LUV) proposal to construct a new five-gate international facility at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  Earlier this year, Southwest asked the City of Houston for permission to look into the construction of a five-gate international facility. The plan is to fly to destinations such as Mexico, the Caribbean and cities in Central and South America.  Mayor Parker and Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines Chairman, President, and CEO announced details of the agreement, which is still subject to... /news/houston-mayor-announces-support-free-hobby
New Grocer Announces Expansion in Houston May 21, 2012
Houston, grocery, expansion
The Houston area’s already competitive grocery market is getting even more so.  Discount grocer Aldi plans to open 30 stores in the next three years, the company said last week. At least 10 are set to open in spring next year.  No-frills Aldi stores carry produce, meats and other items at low prices. “Aldi is probably the lowest-priced grocer in the country,” said David Livingston, a grocery analyst at Waukesha, Wis.-based DJL Research. The chain, with its U.S. headquarters in Batavia, Ill., has an unusual business model. Shoppers are encouraged to bring their... /news/new-grocer-announces-expansion-houston
The Best Big Cities for Jobs 2012 May 13, 2012
Houston, jobs, employment
Throughout the brutal recession, one metropolitan area floated serenely above the carnage: Washington, D.C. Buoyed by government spending, the local economy expanded 17% from 2007 to 2012. But for the first time in four years, the capital region has fallen out of the top 15 big cities in our annual survey of the best places for jobs, dropping to 16th place from fifth last year. It’s a symptom of a significant and welcome shift in the weak U.S. economic recovery: employment growth has moved away from the public sector to private businesses. In 2011, for the first time since before... /news/best-big-cities-jobs-2012
City of Houston Offers Adult Sport Leagues April 26, 2012
Houston, active adults, community, sports
Do you want the excitement of a little competition? Are you sick of staying active with the same old gym routine? Do you want a fun way to make new friends across Houston? The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department holds organized adult sports leagues at parks across the city year-round. These are affordable to participate in and you can choose from a wide selection of your favorite sports. Activities that currently have open registration during the Spring and Summer sessions are softball, basketball, kickball, and volleyball. These leagues are great ways to get active and make... /news/city-houston-offers-adult-sport-leagues
Alamo Drafthouse to Show Free Outdoor Family Film Series April 19, 2012
Houston, family, events, free, movies, cinema
“Hey you guys!”  Attention all Goonies, Ghostbusters, and Willy Wonka lovers! A free outdoor family movie series begins Friday, April 27 and runs through June. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Whole Foods Market team up to show classic movies the whole family will enjoy. Every other Friday starting around dusk, a movie will be shown at the Montrose Whole Foods parking lot. The movie series lineup is: Friday, April 27: The Goonies Friday, May 11: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Friday, May 25: The Neverending Story Friday, June 8: The Chronicles of Narnia Friday,... /news/alamo-drafthouse-show-free-outdoor-family-film-series
Museum Marks Titanic’s 100th Anniversary with Ship's Artifacts April 11, 2012
This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the most famous maritime tragedy in history- when the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sank to the seabed, ending more than 1,500 lives. The saga of the Titanic has captured the world’s imagination since that day. Mark the anniversary by viewing hundreds of artifacts retrieved from the ship itself at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science running now through September 3. The exhibit tells the story of the ship as well as those aboard her on that fateful maiden voyage through the... /news/museum-marks-titanic%E2%80%99s-100th-anniversary-ships-artifacts