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Happy Holidays! Travis Scott hosts toy drive in Sunnyside

Houston native and rap superstar Travis Scott gave back to his hometown  Tuesday by hosting a toy drive for over 2,000 children. Scott’s nonprofit foundation, Cactus Jack, provided toys, food, fresh produce, Christmas trees, blankets, clothing, and PPE supplies. The event was held at Sunnyside Park, in one of Houston’s […]

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Houstonians join Nigerian community to #EndSars

HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Houston Nigerian community members in front of City Hall on Oct. 23 for a peaceful #EndSARS prayer vigil. The vigil called for an end to the violence against people protesting  police brutality and demanding police reform in Nigeria. Mayor Turner was joined by Congressman […]

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Sept. 4 proclaimed 5th Ward TV Series Day

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner proclaimed September 4 as Greg Carter/5th Ward TV Series Day in Houston. Houston filmmaker Greg Carter is a native of the city’s historic Fifth Ward community and creator of the “5th Ward” TV series, currently streaming on the Urban Movie Channel platform. Funded in part […]

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In-person class delayed for most Houston area schools until Sept. 8

HOUSTON — To protect students and teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic and help blunt progression of the virus in our communities, all public and non-religious private schools must delay in-person classes until Sept. 8, Mayor Sylvester Turner and County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Friday. The City of Houston’s Local Health […]

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Mayor Sylvester Turner Celebrates August As Jazz Month in Houston

By Sheldon T. Nunn – In 1970, then Mayor of Houston Louie Welch proclaimed “August as Jazz Month” in the City based on the pioneering efforts of Carl Adams and William “Bubbha” Thomas of the Cultural Uplift Program and Jazz Education, Inc. Two years later, Thomas with assistance from Conrad O. Johnson created the Summer Jazz […]

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