Jo-Carolyn Goode

Managing Editor


Loving daughter, constant writer, pageant lover, effective manager, and community advocate are just some of the characteristics that describe Jo-Carolyn Goode. Having a solid foundation forged by her parents and faith in God has helped shape her into the pillar of the community she is today. The Houston, Texas native is a Prairie View A&M University graduate with a B.S. in the concentration of Biology with minor in Chemistry and Dance.

Beginning her professional career with Houston Style Magazine as an editorial intern, she worked her way through the ranks to become Managing Editor. Through a proven track record of excellent timely reporting and having a great worth ethic, Jo-Carolyn tells the stories of the everyday man to the hottest celebrities to the political power movers. While overseeing a talented team of writers and photographers, Jo-Carolyn produces the weekly print publication of Houston Style Magazine that is widely distributed locally, regionally, and nationally. In addition, she engages readers with stellar content through Houston Style Magazine’s online portal and social media channels.

Her communication talents move from the pages of print media to video as the producer for ‘It's National Day,’ a popular YouTube show celebrating the different national days of the world hosted by media personality TotallyRandie.

Jo-Carolyn has a passion for mentoring the minds of young girls and women and exercises this in a number of ways. In the capacity of National Assistant Director of the Miss Black America Coed Pageant Jo-Carolyn works with girls as young as five helping them to learn the ways of a queen through modeling, interviewing, and serving their respective communities. She also volunteers for the Miss Texas USA Pageant and Miss Texas Teen USA Pageant system where she works with girls as young as 14. Jo-Carolyn builds girls of confidence and character as a Girl Scout leader for one of the oldest African American troops in the Houston area. Her mentorship to these various groups of girls has allowed them to learn valuable lessons and gain skills that have translated to other areas of their lives to live and grow as successful individuals.

Always involved in her community, Jo-Carolyn has affiliations with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated - Alpha Kappa Omega Chapter as the chapter historian and sits on the Board of Directors for the Ivy Educational and Charitable Foundation of Houston, Incorporated and the Advisory Board for the Beatrice Mayes Institute.

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The Savoy on Emancipation Kicks Off Week-Long Juneteenth Celebration in Third Ward

The Savoy, a beloved neighborhood bar in the heart of Houston’s Historic Third Ward, is gearing up for an extraordinary Juneteenth celebration from Wednesday, June 19 to Sunday, June 23, 2024. Located at 4402 Emancipation Ave, The Savoy invites the community to join in commemorating this significant holiday with special deals, themed drinks, and vibrant festivities.

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Legendary Broadcaster “Uncle Funky” Larry Jones Joins KTSU 90.9 FM

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Fort Bend County Officials and Lucille's 1913 Celebrate the 50th Annual Juneteenth in Kendleton

The City of Kendleton, in collaboration with Fort Bend County Judge KP George, Precinct 4 Commissioner Dexter McCoy, and Lucille's 1913, is excited to commemorate the 50th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. This historic event will take place on Wednesday, June 19, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bates Allen Park, 630 Charlie Roberts Lane, Kendleton, TX 77451. This celebration is free and open to the public, inviting everyone to join in honoring this significant milestone.

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Harris County Attorney Christian D. Menefee’s Statement on Texas Supreme Court’s Ruling Blocking Uplift Harris Program

In a pivotal development, the Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling to further extend its pause on the Uplift Harris guaranteed income program, a significant initiative by Harris County aimed at providing financial stability to low-income residents. The program, designed to offer $500 monthly to around 1,900 residents over eighteen months, faces legal challenges spearheaded by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.

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Houston BCycle to Halt Operations on June 30

After 12 years of revolutionizing urban mobility, Houston BCycle, the city's beloved bike-sharing program, will cease operations on June 30, 2024. This marks the end of a successful but financially challenging partnership between the City of Houston and Houston Bike Share, the operator of the bike-share system. Despite its popularity, the program has struggled to sustain itself solely on user fees and sponsorships.

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Houston METRO Enhances Service for Better Rider Experience

In response to changing rider demands and traffic patterns, Houston METRO is rolling out a series of service adjustments across its local bus, Park & Ride, METRORapid, and curb2curb routes. These changes, effective June 16, 2024, aim to improve the overall customer experience and ensure that transit services are better aligned with passenger needs.

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Walmart Relaunches No Boundaries: A Fashion Revolution for Gen Z

Walmart is thrilled to announce the relaunch of its iconic fashion brand, No Boundaries, a $2 billion line designed specifically for the vibrant and expressive Gen Z demographic. This reimagined brand brings a fresh, youthful, and relevant assortment to young adults, just in time for the back-to-school and back-to-college shopping season.

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Avelo Airlines’ First Houston Route Takes Flight: Connecting H-Town to Connecticut

Today marks a significant milestone for Avelo Airlines as it inaugurates its first flight from Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to Tweed-New Haven Airport (HVN) in Connecticut. This launch represents H-Town’s only nonstop service to Connecticut, offering travelers unprecedented convenience and affordability with fares starting as low as $98*.

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The New 2025 BMW M2: Elevating Performance and Style

The 2025 BMW M2 redefines the archetype of driving pleasure, bringing enhanced power, cutting-edge technology, and refined aesthetics to the compact high-performance sports coupe segment. This rear-wheel-drive dynamo, already revered by purists, now packs even more punch with a host of updates that promise to thrill enthusiasts and casual drivers alike.

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Victoria Monét Performs New End-Credit Song for Disney+ Series "The Acolyte"

Disney+ has exciting news for Star Wars fans and music enthusiasts alike: three-time Grammy® Award-winning singer-songwriter Victoria Monét is set to perform the original end-credit song, “Power of Two,” for the new Star Wars series, "The Acolyte." This highly anticipated series from Lucasfilm is now streaming exclusively on Disney+.

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