The family-friendly guide to the 2023 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is an overwhelming place to visit with kids — crowded, loud, expensive and with a seemingly infinite number of showstopping attractions that your children simply must experience. But the good news is there are ways to make the mega-spectacle manageable, affordable and fun.
Help the Author Who Wants to Donate Books to Children Battling Cancer
Author Liz Williams is a bone marrow transplant survivor and is using her book "The Junk-Bike Crew & Mattie's Match" to help kids understand what getting a bone marrow transplant is all about. Courtney and Derrick sat down to chat with Williams about her book and how she wants to donate books to children battling cancer.
‘Tis the Season for Zoo Lights at The Houston Zoo and Who Knows? You Might Even Spot a Giant Yeti
Houston Life's Melanie Camp spotted a Yeti at the Houston Zoo and you can too! Zoo Lights is on now through January 8 and the Yeti will be there hanging out for selfies. It is just one of the many Zoo Lights attractions.
Polar Express in Galveston: An honest Mom’s review 🚂
In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” George Bailey, as portrayed by Jimmy Stewart, identifies the three most exciting sounds in the world as anchor chains, plane motors and train whistles. At the Galveston Railroad Museum located at the end of The Strand in Galveston, families can hop on a magical train to the North Pole. And yes, the train whistle on the Santa Fe F-Unit Warbonnet historic engine means you’re in for an exciting time!
All Things Merry and Bright
The holiday season is here and a family favorite is checking out all of the holiday lights across the city. This year Reliant has two events they want you to see. Think Instagram worthy photos with all the twinkling lights and music your merry heart desires. Houston Life’s Melanie Camp headeddown I-45 South to the Houston Botanic Garden and Space Center Houston to check things out.
Splashway! Where the Fun Lasts all Year Long
Splashway Water Park & Campground is a fun place to take the kids for a daytrip or weekend away. Houston Life's Melanie Camp spent the day checking out all the fun things to do. Splashway has exclusive deals for Houston Life viewers. Head to splashway.com/houstonlife.
Halloweekend happenings: Enchanting and chilling Houston-area experiences perfect for a wicked weekend of festive fun
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Putting the BOO Into ArBOOretum for Spooky Family Fun This Weekend
‘Tis the season for extra oooooo’s at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. ArBOOretum is back. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Houston’s best fall festival with a number of fun activities that are fun for the whole family. Plus, there will be plenty of candy for all!
Bubba Salinas, former Katy ISD student with autism, returns for band competition. His parents still want to see change in Texas special education: ‘It almost broke us’
Families with special education students in Texas attend a series of meetings with district staff members. Any complaints from families can take months to move through the formal process at the local and state level — and even then, some cases require decisions in state or federal courts.houstonpublicmedia.org
Fall extravaganzas: From craft fairs to art markets, this is where to drool over handmade goods in the Houston area
Want to purchase quality items from the person who made them? Here are several craft fairs, art markets and festivals where you can shop for unique goods while supporting local artists and businesses.
Local Texas Teacher Named Teachers of Tomorrow Teacher of the Year
Shanekia Hall, is a Kindergarten Teacher at Ponderosa Elementary School in Spring, for as long as she remembers she has wanted to teach. She lost her parents early. At two her father died. Three years later, Shanekia’s mother passed after suffering an aneurism. Shanekia credits her teachers for inspiring her to success as a young woman and becoming a teacher herself is a way she says she can pay it forward.
🔒Ultimate Texas to-do list: The Lone Star State’s 101 best experiences
A strenuous hike up Guadalupe Peak; A bowl of ice cream in Brenham; An unforgettable performance in Palo Duro; A bottle of Dr Pepper in Dublin; A hidden desk in Alpine; and 96 more delightful and awe-inspiring Texas experiences to satisfy your wanderlust.
Last-minute summer road trip: Visit the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi
Technically, summer starts June 21 and ends Sept. 22. But for most people, the season actually begins on Memorial Day weekend and ends with the arrival of Labor Day. Meaning, the finals days of summer are upon us and there are only a handful of weekends between now and Sept. 5 to get out of the house and soak up the last rays of summertime sunshine.
A look at the role Christian nationalism played in the Jan. 6 attack
Former President Donald Trump addressed the Jan. 6 hearings during a speech Friday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference in Nashville. Amanda Tyler, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, joined CBS News to talk about the role Christian nationalism played in the Capitol insurrection.news.yahoo.com
Texas family-owned business creates 19 custom caskets for the victims of the Uvalde shooting
Trey Ganem, who runs SoulShine Industries, met with the families of the victims so he could learn about their interests and incorporate them into special designs like superheroes, TikTok or dinosaurs.cbsnews.com
Heritage Association of San Marcos hosts inaugural Easter egg hunt
Kids and families turned out for the Heritage Association of San Marcos’ inaugural Easter egg hunt on Saturday.The event took place at Veramendi Park with the egg hunt, activities and a raffle taking [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Companies condemn Texas for investigating families of trans kids (March 14, 2022) – Houston Public Media
On Monday's show: Dozens of corporations are condemning Texas’ order to investigate families of trans kids. And Memorial Hermann and Blue Cross Blue Shield have reached a contract agreement, allowing nearly 200,000 patients to continue care at Memorial Hermann hospitals.houstonpublicmedia.org
Justice Department and CFPB Put Landlords and Mortgage Servicers on Notice About Servicemembers’ and Veterans’ Rights
The Department of Justice and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued two joint letters today regarding important legal housing protections for military families. A second letter was sent to mortgage servicers regarding military borrowers who have already exited or will be exiting COVID-19 mortgage forbearance programs in the coming weeks and months. The result was numerous settlements with regulators, including a $186 million settlement between the Justice Department and some of the country’s largest mortgage servicers. In addition, under the CARES Act and Regulation X, servicemembers and veterans have the same protections available to all mortgage borrowers. The Justice Department and CFPB are calling on mortgage servicers and landlords to ensure that military homeowners and tenants are safeguarded during the pandemic and benefit equally from the nation’s economic recovery.justice.gov
Afghan refugees in the Houston area face troubles adjusting to their new lives – Houston Public Media
At least 1,000 Afghan families have been resettled in the Houston area in recent weeks. They face challenges ranging from housing and employment to language barriers and education.houstonpublicmedia.org