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A grown folks tale

I’d like to share a love story with you. It’s probably not the kind you’d expect. The characters in this story are not sultry women and manly men. They are tablets, like iPads, eReaders (electronic devices that allow you to digitally read books, magazines, etc.), and other mobile connected devices. But, I promise I’ll make…

Prominent Democrat: Texas voting map discriminates

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press SAN ANTONIO (AP) _ Congressional Texas Democrats returned from Washington on Monday to bash redrawn voting districts in federal court, testifying that the GOP-backed map discriminates by crowding blacks and Hispanics into shared districts despite a statewide surge in minority growth. U.S. Reps. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Henry Cuellar and…

HCC of C announces 2011 Pinnacle and Upstart Award Finalists

The Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce (HCCC) formally announced the 2011 finalists of the Pinnacle and Upstart Awards. The 2011 Pinnacle Award Finalists are: • Arvo Realty Advisors – Ed Ryland, President & CEO • Arena Children’s Learning Center – Tanisha Green, Owner • GoGo Business Communications – Joi Beasley, President & CEO • KT…

Benefit set for Yates museum

Rutherford B.H. Yates, Inc. is sponsoring its first fundraiser dinner and silent auction, “Honoring Pioneers: A Celebration of the Past and Present” on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel located at 6 Greenway Plaza. This celebration features keynote speaker, Merline Pitre, PhD, TSU professor, author and historian. Pioneers and innovators…

Man found dead on Galveston Beach

THE Houston Sun Galveston- Standing on the seawall of Galveston beach Thursday morning , September 8th nothing seemed unusual or out of place. The beautiful crashing waves, couples running their dogs and people scattered about just like Sam Burnett and his family, trying to catch a couple of fish. Yet on this morning, Burnett discovered a…

Children Matter Empowering Youth Initiative

Children Matter! The World Youth Foundation (WYF) recently celebrated 20 years of service to Houston area youth. WYF is hosting the Empowering Youth Initiative-Seeds of Gratitude, Appreciation Brunch, The Empowering Youth Initiate program series educates participants to make better decisions and equip them with additional resources, such as critical thinking tools, skill building, and the…