Category: Texas News

Six Hotels Act As Collection Points for Blanket Drive and Provide Volunteers to Houston Food Bank

As part of Marriott International’s corporate-wide “ Spirit to Serve” global customer awareness week, six Houston-area Marriott hotels will act as collection points for the Star of Hope’s city-wide holiday blanket collection drive November 2-6 and provide kitchen volunteers to the Houston Food Bank on November 6.

Mayor Kathy Whitmire Returns to Houston to Receive Tribute

On Saturday October 31, 2009 at the Hilton Americas Hotel, celebrities, government officials and Houston’s community leaders will gather to celebrate 25 years of HoustonWorks USA and to honor former Houston Mayor Kathy Whitmire. Whitmire is returning to the city she governed for 10 years to receive HoustonWorks USA’s highest honor—the Founder Award.

Drinking Water for 2.7 million in Houston Area at Risk

Analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency shows that drinking water supplies for at least 2.7 million residents on the southern side of Houston, Texas, are at risk of contamination from industrial pollution – and federal agencies like EPA may not have authority to stop it.

Culberson Puts Health Care Bill Online for Public Comment

On January 20th, 2009 the White House promised to publish legislation on their website “for five days, and allow the public to review and comment before the President sign it.” Nine months later, the President has not lived up to his promise. Since the President has failed to live up to his word, I am making H.R. 3200 available for public comment through a new technology called Sharedbook.