First Black Harris County Commissioner dies at 66

Houston Sun News Service El Franco Lee, Harris County’s first African American commissioner, died this Sunday morning, January 3 of a heart attack. He was 66.  Bryan McLeod, a spokesman for Harris Health System said that he was pronounced dead at 10:01 a.m. at LBJ Hospital. Lee, a Houston native attended Wheatley High School and…

Freedmen’s Town case heard in appeals court

Three judges from the 14th Appellate Court listened to arguments that the Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition (FTPC)  brought against the City of Houston’s construction company, Conrad Constructions, Thursday, October 1 in the 1910 preserved court house at 301 Fannin. Ironically, that court house was erected during the same time that the bricks were being laid…

Man voting in polling place

HCC opens doors for voter registration

HOUSTON [Sept. 17, 2015] – Houston Community College (HCC) is committed to doing its part for National Voter Registration Day on Tuesday, September 22. HCC has teamed up with Neighborhood Centers Inc. to provide Harris County residents an easy and efficient way to register to vote. A deputy voter registrar will be on hand at…

Three lovely Texans' fans smiling after a Texans' win over the SF49ers.

Texans win over 49ers 23-10 in preseason opener

Houston Texans quarterbacks Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett and Tom Savage, already ranked one, two and three in the eyes of many eyes showcased their talents in a 23-10 victory over the San Francisco at NRG Stadium as three quarterbacks vied for starting position in the season opener in the midst of 71,400 fans. The Texans…

Slan leader MLK remembered by local group

Dorris Ellis The Houston Sun Several hundred people gathered for the annual Black Heritage Society’s (BHS) memorial candlelight vigil on April 4 to remember the life’s work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK)  Having the newly installed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s  plaza in MacGregor Park, it was the place to be. Organized by…

Brick streets live to May 4

  HOUSTON–During a March 2 press conference of Freedmen’s Town Preservation Coalition (FTPC) announced the judge Lawrence “Larry” Weiman’s ruling of the two-month trial run to uphold the temporary retraining order to save the brick streets in Freedmen’s Town in the hearing. “We started this phase of the journey in July 2014 and we are…

Members of the “Family Strengthening” committee who participated are:  Sitting-Delores, Stephanie Trouillier Johnson, Brian Fox, Priest, Our Mother of Mercy Church, Jackie Davis Gilmore, chapter vice president, Be’Atrice Randall and Carolyn Woodard; Standing-Thelma Johnson, Gwen Allen, Victoria McClain, Gayle Brown and Ruth Ferguson

Xi Alpha Omega Donates 180 Pounds of Food to Fight Hunger

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Alpha Omega Chapter’s Family Strengthening Program donated more than 180 pounds of food to Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church’s St. Vincent de Paul Pantry in the Fifth Ward Community on April 17, 2015. Under the direction of Jackie Davis Gilmore, vice-president, Stephanie Trouillier Johnson, Be’Atrice Randall and Cerendy…