METRORail Improvements Prompt Bus Shuttle on Purple Line

METRO will make improvements to the overhead power system along the Purple Light Rail Line tomorrow which will impact evening travel. The scheduled work is necessary to ensure METRO continues to provide reliable light-rail service to customers.

Texas Mom to Volunteer at Ultimate Hike to Support Children’s Cancer Research

When Melana Ligertwood’s son Max was only 8 weeks old, he was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma, which affects 7% of all children with cancer. The lives of everyone in their family came to a sudden halt.

Houston Hackathon Winners Bring Forth Innovative Solutions

Hackathon winners focused on monitoring air quality, improving storm drainage and connecting library resources during the fifth annual event. The City of Houston hosted a 24 hour "Hackathon" on May 20-21 at the Houston Technology Center in partnership with Sketch ...

Deadly Accident on Gulf Freeway

ABC13 is reporting a deadly accident on the Gulf Freeway this morning. Police are on the scene of a deadly accident involving a person who was hit on the freeway in southeast Houston.

Children’s Museum of Houston Expands Beyond the Limits of Your Imagination During Sci-Fi Summer

The Children’s Museum of Houston’s “Sci-Fi Summer” will take you to infinity and beyond! From Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, you’re invited to take off on an out-of-this world adventure where imagination and reality collide. Come and explore ...

May 15 Declared Earnest Pugh Day in Houston; Concept Video for "I Need You To Breathe" Released Today!

Coming off of the heels of a lavish red carpet affair attended by luminaries including the Mayor of Houston, Earnest Pugh announces the release of the “I Need You to Breathe” concept video. The resplendent clip was directed by Keith ...

Chance the Rapper Poses with Musical Scores T-shirt

Chance the Rapper and the winning T-shirt design for The Pavilion’s Musical Scores program

Houston Area Urban League 49TH Annual Equal Opportunity Day Gala

The Houston Area Urban League (HAUL) will celebrate 49 years of providing services to the Greater Houston community on Saturday, June 17th, 2017 with its Equal Opportunity Day Gala featuring a dinner, Honoree recognition and entertainment. The event will be ...

Parents, Alumni Push HISD Board To Revisit HSPVA Naming Rights

Ever since the Houston school board approved the naming rights to its flagship arts high school last fall, a vocal group of parents and alumni have opposed the deal. It let the Kinder Foundation add its name to the High ...

Houston Had This Superbug Problem for Years and Never Knew

A dangerous strain of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is far more common in Houston than anyone knew and shows signs it can spread prolifically, researchers reported Tuesday. It's a specific strain of a bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Meet the Class of 2017: Tomorrow’s Future Leaders of America

After twelve years, 108 months, 3,240 days, are the estimated number of days students attend school before reaching the pinnacle of their educational career, high school graduation. That pivotal time has come for the class of 2017. It’s time for ...

Senator Miles Advances Legislation to Address Food Insecurity and Repeal Predatory Traffic Program

"Food insecurity is a major issue affecting Senate District 13, that is why I proposed and passed SB 725 out of the Senate," said Senator Miles. "This bill would allow school districts to donate surplus food to nonprofit organizations and ...

Manvel Native Serves at Sea Aboard Navy’s Largest Warship

A Manvel, Texas native and William P. Clements High School graduate, Petty Officer 3rd Class Rosembelt Villanueva is serving on one of the world’s largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69).

Earnest Pugh's Billboard Celebration Hosted by Houston Mayor!

Monday, May 15, 2017, Mayor Sylvester Turner honored award-winning gospel singer, Dr. Earnest Pugh for reaching the top 10 on the billboard charts with his hit single, "I Need You To Breathe". The single marks Dr. Pugh's 11th billboard chart ...

Russell Simmons Supports National Robotics Competition in Houston

Houston based, C-STEM Teacher and Student Support Services (C-STEM), a leading national nonprofit, exposing low-income children of color to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, is hosting the National C-STEM Challenge. This free, family-friendly event will be held ...