Preparing Texas for the Future

With a death toll of at least 103 people with a price tag of $125 billion in damage, Hurricane Harvey was the most devastating and costly natural disaster the State of Texas has ever endured.  Although Hurricane Harvey occurred two years ago, the impacted areas are still in recovery.

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The Teachers’ Comedian

Native to Houston, Texas, he attended college at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.  It was while studying there that he began doing comedy.  I can really see how things that happen in class on a daily basis can be added in his material each time he takes the stage.

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A Socially Engineered People

We MUST Understand our past has the power to dictate our present and control our future and those who deny this concept do themselves a grave injustice by not facing reality. In order to gain an understanding of what I am conveying, I think it is imperative that the terms, “socially engineered” and “state of suspended animation” are defined.

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Know Better and Do Better

I want to start this article with a question.  How involved are you in your child’s education?  In today’s society, I don’t think we take advantage of the educational opportunities that are available to our children.

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Worthy of Honor

HOUSTON – For over 35-years Roy Douglas and Shirley Ann Malonson have tirelessly served countless of lives throughout the state of Texas and around the country.

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Mary Allen Museum

The Mary Allen Museum of African-American Art and History Board of Directors will be hosting its 2ndAnnual Mary Allen Founders Day Celebration on February 16 at Good Shepherd Fellowship Church located at 401 South 7thSt., Crockett 75835, starting at 1:00p.m. 

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Young Leaders Emerge

Boy Scout Troop 212 has been in the community since 1947.  It originated in Third-Ward when it was predominately white, but over the years the culture changed into a much more diverse and well established financial Black community.

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BTW’s Connection to the Community

HOUSTON – What are considered some of the most important needs in relationship to the human experience? Most of us cannot answer this question earnestly because we probably are reading this article from the warmth of our own homes or offices.

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Living Legend

Johnnie Mae Brooks-Dale Thompson was born September 17, 1925, to Nettie Eddin and Leon Walter Brooks at 3401 Stonewall St., in 5thWard.  They had one 3-year old daughter, Lois Marie.  The family lived across the street from Gregg Street Presbyterian Church.

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Telling Our Story is Our Responsibility

While browsing through the Houston Chronicle, I ran across an article that caught my attention. The article was entitled, “Teach our history.” The subheading read, “What happened at a Sugar Land prison farm into 20thcentury must be learned in schools.” 

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