WHAT: The Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), a grassroots advocacy organization with 460 chapters across the US and Canada, is bringing its 5th annual conference to Houston in February. The conference focuses on building common ground to address climate change across the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi and includes workshops to help anyone build climate advocacy skills. The Saturday keynote, given by the Senior Vice President of the Climate Leadership Council, Greg Bertelsen, will discuss how to engage businesses, conservatives, and local leaders on climate solutions. KEYNOTE: “Why Major Businesses Support Putting A Price On Carbon,” presented by Greg Bertelsen, JD. Bertelsen oversees the Climate Leadership Council’s outreach to business constituencies, works on some of … [Read more...] about Citizens’ Climate Lobby Third Coast 5th Annual Conference to be held Feb. 3
Women’s Bible Study Group meets at the YMCA The Women’s Bible Study meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at the Harriet and Joe Foster YMCA, 1234 W. 34th St. The new Bible study begins on the Book of Daniel. There will be Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Guests and new members are welcome to attend this non-denominational Bible study. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or call 713-516-4282. Fun4Seniors luncheon at St. Stephen’s Adults age 50+ are welcome to attend a Fun4Seniors Luncheon at St. Stephen’s, sponsored by Harris County Precinct 4, Monday, Jan. 22, at 11:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. The cost is $10 per person and includes live musical entertainment and lunch catered by Ben’s Chuck Wagon. RSVP to Precinct 4 at … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – Jan. 20
Ann Szapor, MBA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, has been named Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. As CNO, Szapor has executive oversight of regulatory standards, compliance, patient satisfaction, patient safety, quality of patient care, and employee engagement. “We are excited to have Ann lead our nursing team. Her extensive background in team building and leadership is supported by a collaborative mentality that elevates patient care,” said Susan Jadlowski, Senior Vice President and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights. “Ann has a track record of improving patient experience within multi-campus health care systems, like Memorial Hermann Health System, and she will be an excellent addition to our team.” Most recently, Szapor served as … [Read more...] about MHGH hires new VP, CNO
Dear Editor: I’d like to correct a few misconceptions in the article on “Why do grackles congregate?” published in The Leader of Jan. 6, 2018. First of all, the large flocks of birds that are the focus of Mr. Kuhlmann’s article are made up of more than just grackles! Next time you see a flock of birds gathering on utility wires in the evening, take a closer look: they are not all the same size. In addition to common and great tailed grackles, these huge congregations include many starlings and brown-headed cowbirds (both species are a little smaller than grackles). It’s hard to tell them apart during the evening when they are lined up in silhouette, but during the day the species can easily be distinguished, not just by their size, but by their plumage. Male grackles are much larger … [Read more...] about Why do grackles congregate?
Jeffrey Jackson Bell, 76, born March 4, 1941 in Ogden, Utah, died Dec. 28. Bell is survived by his wife, Susan Bell, his children Courtney Bell Assir, Ashley Bell Frey, Stacey Bell Wiggins, his stepchildren Brandy Utz, Matt McRee, Rachel Kaufman, and Austin McRee, sisters Janet Riger, Susan Tribe, eight grandchildren, and four step-grandchildren. Velma Louise Bonura, 91, born Nov. 13, 1926, died Dec. 31. She is survived by her 12 children Celeste Bryant, Dorothy Everett, James Bonura, Vivian Feland, Thomas Bonura Sr., Vincent Bonura Sr., Dolores Koenig, Robert Bonura Sr., John Bonura Sr., Velma Smith, Yvonne Bell, Paule Anne Lewis, 28 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. Worley Ovid Bryan Jr., 86, born Nov. 4, 1931, died Nov. 29. Edith Carson, … [Read more...] about Passings in the Community – Jan. 13