When Hattie Belle Pugh passed away last January at the age of 99, her family knew how they wanted to honor her. Pugh had been the school secretary at Oak Forest Elementary from 1958 to 1978 and had also been an active volunteer at the school, including serving as PTA President, for many years. “She absolutely loved that work,” said her son Billie Pugh. After a conversation with the school, the idea of a bench donation for the school’s arboretum took shape and in Pugh’s obituary, donations were encouraged for the purpose. Through the generosity of friends and loved ones, the bench became a reality. Bergen Designs in Colorado created a red rock bench that memorialized her, even including a carved owl because Pugh collected them. Present at the installation were her son Billie Ray … [Read more...] about Memorial bench for long time OFE secretary
District Judge Robert K. Schaffer, administrative judge for the state district courts in Harris County, is accepting applications from Harris County citizens interested in service on the Appraisal Review Board (ARB). The ARB was created by the Texas Legislature to provide an independent judicial review of taxpayer protests of valuations established by the Harris County Appraisal District (HCAD). Service on the ARB would begin in January 2019. Applications must be submitted by the applicant directly to Judge Schaffer through the HCAD human resources division beginning August 31 and postmarked by October 20, 2018, in order to be considered. Applications from third parties will not be accepted. A former ARB member who has served three consecutive terms may be reappointed after sitting out … [Read more...] about Applicants sought for Appraisal Review Board service
Dear Tabby, I think we’re ready to adopt a pet but we don’t want a puppy or kitten. In fact, we’re thinking about adopting a senior animal. Would that be a good idea, or would a puppy or kitten be easier? Ready to Adopt in Ella Lee Forest Dear Ready to Adopt, Is there anything cuter than a puppy or a kitten? Not much that I can think of--but you want to know what’s not always so cute? Having to train and teach them the rules of your home; middle of the night feedings and bursts of energy; destructive behaviors...the list goes on and on. So, what about a senior pet? There are some real benefits to adopting a pet in their “golden years.” Energy levels An older pet would likely rather cuddle on the couch then run laps around the living room. This is not to say that an … [Read more...] about Dear Tabby: Adopting a senior pet is a cinch!
Bazaar at St. Monica St. Monica Catholic Church, 8421 W. Montgomery Rd. 77088, will hold their Bazaar Oct. 19-21. Super Duper Bingo will be 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Bingo tickets are $20 presale and $25 at door. The Bazaar is open Saturday, Oct. 20, from noon-8 p.m. and 12:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21. Zydeco performances by Keyun and The Zydeco Masters, Nooney and the Zydeco Floaters, and Marcus Ardoin and Da Zydeco Legendz. There will be live Hispanic entertainment, food, kids activities, games, and fun for the whole family. Vendor booths available. Free bazaar admission and parking. Information is available at stmonicabazaar2018.eventbrite.com and www.stmonicahouston.com or by calling 713-818-2048. October events hosted by Trinity Lutheran Downtown Looking for a family … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – Oct. 20
STEAM NIGHT Hogg Middle School Hogg Middle School, 1100 Merrill, will have STEAM Night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 18. There will be food trucks, live music, and educational activities for the whole family. Information: 713-802-4700. STEAK NIGHT American Legion Post 560 Come out to the newly remodeled American Legion Post 560, located at 3720 Alba Rd. for their monthly steak dinner Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. til they run out. Steak nights are held the third Fridays each month. The Veterans Day chili cookoff will be noon, Saturday, Nov. 10. Information: 713-682-9287, www.txlegion560.org. KIM BERRY GLAM JAM Dress for Success Houston Prince’s hairstylist of almost three decades has partnered with Dress for Success Houston for a day of beauty and more. Purple Love United presents “Kim … [Read more...] about Calendar of Events – Oct. 20