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Jim Guidry Commentaries



Harris County

October 20, 2014 -- Performances and concerts this week on stage in the Gulf Coast region include “The Addams Family: The Musical” hosted by Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston, and “Sister Act” at The Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston. More
October 19, 2014 -- The Honey Hope Brown Foundation hosted a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act Saturday night. More
October 19, 2014 -- More than 20 researchers from Swansea, Wales will visit Houston, College Station and Austin for the Texas Research Showcase, which begins on Sunday, October 26. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Houston Parks and Recreation Department will cut the ribbon on the Phase III Park Improvements Project to Keith-Wiess Park at the Fun Fall Festival on October 18. More
October 17, 2014 -- Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart has reminded those who will go to the polls during the early voting period of October 20-31 that photo identification is required. More
October 17, 2014 -- The San Jacinto Museum of History Association will host its "Special Evening with Texas History" on November 6. More
October 17, 2014 -- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration will broadcast live coverage on of a six-hour spacewalk by two Russian crew members aboard the International Space Station scheduled for October 22. More
October 17, 2014 -- El Lago City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve an expenditure not to exceed $3,000 to replace the freezer in the Event Room kitchen. More
October 17, 2014 -- Houston City Council Member Dave Martin will host his annual fall town hall meeting on October 28 at the Kingwood Community Center. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Harris County Flood Control District has completed construction on a maintenance project to repair erosion and restore the stormwater capacity of a section of Seals Gully. More
October 17, 2014 -- The West Gulf Maritime Association has announced that Robert Hawn, who currently is the general manager of Inchcape Shipping Services in Houston, will join the WGMA as director of maritime affairs. More
October 17, 2014 -- The Greater Houston Partnership today announced that the Houston region has added 628,000 new jobs since January 2005. More
October 17, 2014 -- Texas State Senator Larry Taylor addressed the Harris County Mayors’ & Councils’ Association at its monthly meeting on Thursday. More
October 17, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker today announced that city has revised subpoenas in the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance repeal petition case, narrowing the request to "focus solely on communications related to HERO and the petition gathering process". More
October 17, 2014 -- Early voting begins on Monday for the November 4 General Election, with federal, state, county and local races on the ballots in the Texas Gulf Coast region. More
October 17, 2014 -- Houston City Controller Ronald Green recently participated in a panel hosted by the National League of Cities to answer questions regarding a study of American cities in recovery from recession. More
October 17, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court, in a special meeting today, voted unanimously to adopt an overall property tax rate of $0.62998 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 17, 2014 -- Diversions: Arts and Cultures Editor Jennifer Olin's weekend leisure activity report includes art fairs, a new art exhibit and a pumpkin patch. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Port of Houston Authority will host the 103rd American Association of Port Authorities Convention November 9-13 at the Hyatt Regency Houston. More
October 16, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker will deliver remarks on Friday at the Houston Consular Business Forum at the George R. Brown Convention Center. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees has approved a tax rate of $0.0059999 per $100 valuation. More
October 16, 2014 -- Houston Independent School District today announced that a preliminary review of the district's magnet schools shows improvement among probationary programs, with three of the programs to have their status restored. More
October 16, 2014 -- The Harris County Department of Education will host a Child Nutrition Food Spectacular on October 23, offering area school district food directors and students an opportunity to sample offerings from food vendors. More
October 16, 2014 -- Taylor Lake Village City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to adopt the city's FY2015 Budget. More
October 15, 2014 -- Deer Park City Council, in a special meeting on Tuesday, voted unanimously to adopt a property tax rate of $0.72 per $100 valuation for 2014. More
October 15, 2014 -- The Houston Independent School District today announced that Superintendent Terry Grier has been named one of five finalists for the annual Green-Garner Award by the Council of the Great City Schools. More
October 15, 2014 -- Houston Emergency Medical Services Director Dr. David Persse and Houston Department of Health and Human Services Director Stephen Williams on Wednesday updated Houston City Council on the city's Ebola readiness and response. More
October 14, 2014 -- Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed October 2014 as "National Bullying Prevention Month in Houston" and announced Houston's participation in the Mayor's Campaign to End Bullying, a national initiative of the U.S. Conference of Mayors sponsored in partnership with the Bully Project. More
October 14, 2014 -- Sharon Adams, chief communications officer for Houston First Corporation, has joined the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee as senior vice president for corporate affairs. More
October 14, 2014 -- Harris County Commissioners Court on Tuesday voted unanimously to recognize Judge Richard Vara for 40 years of providing "outstanding public service, dedication, and leadership to the people of Harris County" while serving as Harris County Justice of the Peace, Precinct 6, Place 1. More
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