Archive for May, 2020

Harris County starts $30 mil COVID-19 relief fund

Harris County has established the Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide much-needed relief to Harris County residents most impacted by the global pandemic. The $30 million fund, which will be administered by Greater Houston Community Foundation, aims to strategically serve a large number of the most vulnerable people, in […]

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Sylvester "Stank" LeBlanc

Sylvester LeBlanc Went From Helbig to Pasadena

Sylvester “Stank” LeBlanc, considered by many to be one of Houston’s premier jazz musicians passed away on May 20, 2020. When reflecting upon his legacy as an educator and performer, Sylvester’s imprint as leader of Houston’s Fifth Ward Express and as a high school band director can be viewed as […]

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City extends court resets

The City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) is extending the court reset period for cases scheduled during the Stay Home, Work Safe Order.  Our dockets have been suspended almost nine (9) weeks and to comply with social distancing requirements, we will allow citizens additional time to get their cases […]

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Family, friends remember George Floyd, who died in MN

A black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis was seen on a bystander’s video pleading that he could not breathe as a white officer knelt on his neck during the arrest and kept his knee there for several minutes after the man stopped moving. The death Monday night […]

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HISD to hold virtual summer school for more than 40,000 students

The Houston Independent School District will be holding virtual summer school from June 8 to July 2. The district is planning for more than 40,000 students to participate in online summer instruction via Microsoft Teams with a teacher. Students will attend virtual summer school Monday to Thursday, and daily attendance […]

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