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Wedding Oak Winery to Relocate Tasting Room in Fredericksburg, Texas

Wedding Oak Winery is relocating its tasting room in Fredericksburg, Texas. In preparation for the move, the winery has ended its lease with Wildseed Farms and will close its tasting room at that location. The last day of operations for the Wedding Oak Winery at Wildseed Farm will be December 31, 2018.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Celebrates Her 24th Annual Toys-for-Kids Giveaway

Every year, we embark on this endeavor with a heart full of love in order to make the lives of those without sufficient means brighter during this special time of year. Although it is a massive undertaking to organize and implement, it is an incredible and unique opportunity to spread the holiday cheer. It has been so incredible that last year we hit a new record high of approximately 13,000 individuals attending the festivities.

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Houston Named #1 Party City of 2018 (new data from Evite)

Houston kept the world’s #1 party spot again, according to new data by Evite, the world's leading digital platform for bringing people together.

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Council Member Dwight Boykins Proposes Plan to Fund Pay Parity for and Prevent Layoffs

In October, Houston's City Controller Chris Brown placed the estimated cost to city government of Proposition B's passage at approximately $85 million annually. Today, Council Member Boykins will offer a viable solution to meet that cost while preserving jobs, in a way that best reflects the will of the voters who voted overwhelmingly in support of pay parity on November 6.

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HPD Reminds Citizens to Sign Up for 911 Emergency Profile System

Houston Police Assistant Chief Henry Gaw and members of the Houston Fire Department, representatives from Greater Harris County 911 and the Mayor's Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security urge citizens to create their own "Emergency Profile."

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The Legendary Lauren Anderson in the Nutty Nutcracker

The Legendary, first African-American Principal dancer for the Houston Ballet, Lauren Anderson, will appear in the Texas Ballet Theater (TBT) Ben Stevenson's The Nutty Nutcracker at 8 PM December 14, 2018 at the Bass Performance Hall (525 Commerce St. Fort Worth, TX 76102). Anderson will be in Dallas/Fort Worth on Friday, December 14th and available for interviews until 12 PM, with specific requests available afterwards.

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Turkey Leg Hut Teams Up with The Car Wreck King to Host First Annual Toys & Turkeys Giveaway

The Turkey Leg Hut and The Car Wreck King are teaming up to make a difference in the lives of Houston families this holiday season. On Saturday, December 22, 2018, the two business will give away 100 bicycles and 100 turkeys to local families at the Turkey Leg Hut’s First Annual Toys & Turkeys Giveaway!

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Sheryl Underwood Welcomes Warren Ballentine to Pack Rat Foundation For Education

Sheryl Underwood, Founder of Pack Rat Foundation For Education (PRFFE), is pleased to announce the addition of radio personality and motivational speaker Warren Ballentine to the team as a consultant to the foundation.

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Gaby Natale Advocates at United Nations for Fair Latino Representation

Monday, December 10 was a historic day at the United Nations, as Gaby Natale joined a group of decision makers for the international body's first Hispanic Leadership Summit. The unprecedented gathering of leaders from business, media, politics and advocacy came about after a yearlong effort by the We Are All Human Foundation, headed by Claudia Romo Edelman.

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"A Boy. A Girl. A Dream." Goes to Digital & On Demand This Friday!

SYNOPSIS: On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams - while he pushes her to discover hers.

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Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event

The Southeast Tourism Society (STS) recently honored the Louisiana Fur & Wildlife Festival as a 2019 Top 20 Event for the month of January.

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Older Learners Honored at HCDE Share Stories of Struggle, Success

Older learners share stories about learning English, gaining new careers and balancing adult responsibility as they are honored on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington. The 32 adults are inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society as outstanding learners who go above-and-beyond to better themselves and help and inspire others.

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Mexico Beach Opens Temporary Welcome Center and Shares Post-Hurricane Update

Mexico Beach, a tranquil and serene slice of “old Florida” beloved by so many, was ravaged by Hurricane Michael this past October. Illustrating the community’s resolve and passion for its longtime visitors, many of whom made the community their second home, the Mexico Beach Welcome Center reopened its doors on Dec 4. Located next to the original Welcome Center at the west entrance to Mexico Beach adjacent to the canal, the structure serves as a meeting point for visitors, community members and workers all equally passionate about rebuilding Mexico Beach.

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Tennis Legend Zina Garrison Appointed to Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Board

Harris County Commissioners Court has unanimously approved Commissioner Rodney Ellis’ appointment of former tennis star Zina Garrison to the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Board.

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Author and Business Maven Miara Shaw Bringing “Hope” to Houston Entrepreneurs for the New Year

Houston author, community leader and business expert, Miara Shaw, will host The Hope of Purpose Experience in Houston, Texas on Jan. 25 and 26, 2019. The educational conference and networking event for creative entrepreneurs and social influencers will take place at the Microsoft Technology Center located in Town & Country Village (750 Town and Country Blvd, Houston, TX 77024).

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Get the Look: Emily Blunt in Chantecaille

At the London premiere of Mary Poppins Returns, celebrity makeup artist Jenn Streicher used Chantecaille to create a rosy pink look on star Emily Blunt.

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Governor Abbott Delivers Remarks At The Opportunity Austin Investor's Lunch

Governor Greg Abbott today delivered remarks to business leaders and investors at the Opportunity Austin Investor's Lunch. The Governor’s speech centered on the Texas success story as he highlighted the pro-growth policies that have made the Lone Star State the global economic powerhouse it is today.

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Remax Southwest to Better Serve Customers with U-Haul

U-Haul Company of Texas is pleased to announce that Remax Southwest has signed on as a U-Haul® neighborhood dealer to serve the Sugar Land community.

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Sony Classical Reissues Black Composer Series: The Complete Album Collection (10-CD Box Set) Featuring Conductor Paul Freeman

In the 1970s, CBS Masterworks made a groundbreaking series of recordings featuring the music of black composers. The nine LPs released all featured the pioneering conductor Paul Freeman. Sony Classical is proud to reissue the complete Black Composer Series in a single original album collection with each CD remastered from the original analogue tapes using 24 bit/192 kHz technology.

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Topgolf and TCL Partner to Build Inclusive Esports Venues for all Gamers

Fastest-growing sports entertainment company, Topgolf, partners with TCL, America's fastest-growing TV brand on national esports initiatives

Global sports entertainment leader Topgolf® and TCL,® the fastest-growing television brand in North America, have announced a national partnership that will generate exciting esports entertainment at Topgolf, designed for gamers from all walks of life. The first TCL esports Lounge will open at Topgolf Las Vegas in early January, aligning with the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 8-11.

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Introducing Elemental Bottles TUMBLERS

The Elemental Tumbler keeps your beverages warm, even on-the-go! The unique ceramic lid provides an at-home drinking experience no matter where you are.

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TV One Introduces New Entertainment Network Cleo TV with Exclusive New York City Event

TV One hosted a private event at The Cadillac House in New York City to celebrate and preview new entertainment network, CLEO TV on Thursday, December 6. Derived from the name Cleopatra, CLEO TV is an aspirational lifestyle and entertainment network targeting Millennial and Gen X women of color.

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Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Statement Following the Criminal Sentencing of the President’s Former Personal Lawyer

Jackson Lee – “I hope federal prosecutors review all the materials seized from Mr. Cohen to fully unearth the pattern of criminal conduct that has defined the last decade of his relationship with the Trump Organization, and pursue the facts wherever they may lead. I also look forward to an opportunity to hear from Michael Cohen, in an open, public setting before the House Judiciary Committee, so that he may fully reveal his criminal activity as it relates to the President, and especially regarding knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the extent to which associates of the Trump campaign aided and abetted in that crime.”

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METRONEXT Poised for Progress with Moving Forward Plan

Draft Travel Improvement Plan Unveiled at State of METRO

Direct connections to Houston's airports, new rapid transit lines linking downtown to uptown, and eight new Park & Ride lots are just a few of the transit projects proposed to the sold out room at the State of METRO luncheon today. The Greater Houston Partnership's annual event drew business and community leaders from across the area. METRO Board Chair Carrin Patman unveiled the METRONext Moving Forward Plan. The $7.5 billion plan calls for more than 40 projects for 2040 and beyond to address the explosive population growth predicted for the region.

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Statement from Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, Chancellor, Texas Tech University System

Texas Tech University System Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell provided the following statement of support for the 2018 farm bill, which has been approved by the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.

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Congressman Al Green's Statement on 2019 Open Enrollment Period

On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, Congressman Al Green made the following statement regarding the severity of enrolling in a health plan before open enrollment ends on Saturday, December 15, 2018:

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Bates Collision Centers Provides ‘Keys to a Brighter Future’ by Gifting 2 Cars to HCDE Mothers

Head Start single moms to unwrap cars after receiving Responsible Parenting award

After months without reliable transportation while juggling work and a family as a single-parent household, Harris County Department of Education Head Start single moms Sheena Gulley and Parishellia Banks are receiving a special gift from Bates Collision Centers: the gift of transportation.

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Carol Alvarado Wins Special Election for Texas Senate District 6

The voters have spoken and they have Rep. Carol Alvarado has emerged as the winner of the special election to fill the Texas Senate seat left vacant by Sylvia Garcia.

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Issa Rae and Columbia Pictures Sign Multi-Picture Production Deal Promoting Diverse Screenwriters

According to, creator/writer/actor Issa Rae, via her production company ColorCreative, has signed a multi-picture production deal with Columbia Pictures. ColorCreative will work primarily with and support projects from emerging, diverse screenwriters.

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Rainbow on ICE returns to Discovery Green

Discovery Green, the 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, hosts the 8th annual Rainbow on ICE on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, from 7 to 10 p.m. This LGBTQ celebration is the ultimate dance party on The ICE powered by Green Mountain Energy® with music by DJ Joe Ross and electrifying entertainment by performers from Drag Houston, who will reenact Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” music video. The event will also include a mini-fashion show featuring costumes by Yahaira Dehill made from recycled materials.

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Mayor: New non-profit provides option for improvement of under-performing HISD schools and local control

Mayor Sylvester Turner has appointed the initial board members of a new non-profit organization that may submit a vulnerable schools improvement plan to the Houston Independent School District to

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Driven and Determined: Never Too Old or Too Young to Lead

4,706 Degrees Will Be Awarded During UH Fall Commencement Ceremonies

You are moving too fast. You will never be ahead. You are going to fail. Hearing those words from doubters only motivated Florence Scott to prove them wrong. And she did. At 18 years old, Scott is the youngest member of the University of Houston fall 2018 graduating class.

20-Year-Old Houston Tech Geru Creates Voting Text Bot for Texans to Help Increase Early Voting Turnout

Regardless of whether you like the results of the midterm elections or not, there is one positive story coming out of Texas that everyone should like, as it warrants some much-needed attention because it involves one of our young Houstonians.

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FSU Researchers Find Racial Inequity Among Adolescents Receiving Flu Vaccine

Black adolescents living in the United States tend to receive the influenza vaccine at significantly lower rates than their white and Hispanic counterparts, according to Florida State University researchers.

Learn to De-stress During the Holidays

With the stress of the upcoming holidays and the recent onslaught of disturbing news events, stress in America is at an all-time high. People are desperately seeking ways to release pent-up emotions in a healthy and productive way.

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Senegalese-American singer/songwriter Moha Releases New Single "Lady"'

Evolving from roots spread across three continents, Senegalese-American artist Moha, draws inspiration from his time spent in Senegal, the US, and France to construct a sonic identity that defies genre constraints and cultural barriers. Within the past year, Moha has revealed pieces of his upcoming original artist project FIT, a full-length EP formulated in Moha's multi-instrumentation background combining organic instruments, production, and the singer's distinctive vocal chops. To date, project cuts including the critically acclaimed "A-Side" and "Cold Feet" have awarded Moha over 175K streams on Spotify alone.

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Members of Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats Drumline to Participate in 2019 Rose Parade Aboard Honda "Celebration of Dreams" Float

A television audience of 45 million will tune in to the 2019 130th Rose Parade on New Year's Day where, as presenting sponsor, the Honda float is the first and will showcase the theme, "Celebration of Dreams." Honda, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary, will have a 25-foot float shaped like a birthday cake.

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Stafford MSD Board Votes to Name "Michael Mesa Field" in Honor of Late Teacher/Coach

The Stafford Municipal School District made history on Monday night when the SMSD Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to name the District’s baseball field, “Michael Mesa Field.”

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Pace 2019 Daytona 500 in All-New Chevrolet Silverado

It’s the first time a pickup truck will pace The Great American Race

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will find himself in a very familiar place at the 2019 Daytona 500: at the front of the pack. Earnhardt Jr., a two-time Daytona 500 winner, will drive the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado pace truck to lead the field to green for the 61st running of The Great American Race. This is the first time the Daytona 500 will be paced by a pickup truck.

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Alabama 9-year-old dies by suicide after racist taunts and bullying, her family says

A fourth-grader in Alabama died by suicide after being bullied with racist taunts, according to the child's family.

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Democrats Hold Advantage Among Latino Voters in Lead Up to Election 2020

More than two-thirds (67 percent) of Latino voters said they would be more likely to vote Democratic in 2020 if a Latino candidate such as Julian Castro was on the ballot

Results from the 2018 Midterm NALEO Educational Fund/Latino Decisions Weekly Political Tracking Poll offer exclusive insights into the Latino electorate’s views on the 2020 presidential election. The poll was conducted by Latino Decisions from September 1 – November 4, 2018, in total 2,767 Latino registered voters were surveyed, which carries a margin of error of 4.4 percent. Over the course of the ten-week tracking poll, voters were asked about several political candidates, and how they plan to vote in the next presidential election.

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Latino Victory Project Calls on Democrats to Reject Trump's Demand for Border Wall Funding in Appropriations Bill

Latino Victory Fund called on Democrats in Congress to reject President Trump’s demand for $5 billion in funds for the border wall. Cristóbal J. Alex, Latino Victory Fund president, issued the following statement:

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Pacific Poké Opens First of Many Hawaiian Restaurants in Texas in Houston's Galleria Area

Pacific Poké is set to open December 17th, 2018, bringing Hawaiian cuisine to Houstonians in the Galleria area. Pacific Poké will serve the current trend-setting poké bowls, along with a variety of cooked Hawaiian items.

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Ajayan named National Academy of Inventors fellow

Rice University materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has been named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. Ajayan will be one of 148 people inducted in a ceremony at the organization's annual meeting April 10-11 at Space Center Houston.

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With Interest Rates Rising, Where Should You Invest?

Everybody has an opinion about where the economy is headed, but at least one variable has been pinned down – the Federal Reserve will continue to raise interest rates into the foreseeable future. The Fed recently announced that it is lifting its federal funds' target rate, a benchmark for many consumer and business loans, by a quarter-point to a range of 2 percent to 2.25 percennceGraham t. It also stuck with its previous forecast for three more rate increases in 2019.

Rodeo Announces Entertainment Genre For 2019 Houston Rodeo

Organizers for the Houston Livestock Show have announced the entertainment genre and the dates they will perform. However, just who will perform on those dates still won't be ironed out until January, except for one.

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Creams for the cold!

Get hydrated for the holidays with Mustela! Whether you have dry, very sensitive, eczema-prone or normal skin, Mustela has a product to get you through the cold. Made by nature and proven by science, Mustela isn’t just for moms and babies, it’s for everyone!

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Man Fatally Shot By Uncle Claims Self-Defense

A man that killed his 17-year-old nephew is claiming self-defense. The shooting took place in the Southwest Crossing neighborhood early this morning.

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Michelle Obama is Bringing Her 'Becoming' Book Tour to Houston

Former first lady Michelle Obama is coming to Houston! Her book tour is doing so well that she has added more tour dates and Houston made the list.

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Ex-Minister Accused Of Embezzling $800K From First Baptist Church

A Houston minister has just been indicted for embezzling more than $800,000 from Houston First Baptist Church. reports that a Harris County grand jury indicted Jerrell Altic, 40, on accussation of taking the money starting in 2011.