Lazybrook/Timbergrove neighbor Betty Bryant has seen it all. Her most recent adventure: celebrating her 100th birthday on Monday, Nov. 27 with her family. Born in Gladwin, Michigan, Bryant is a newspaper woman. She made an honest living as a lino typesetter for her local newspaper in Gladwin, later taking her trade to local publications in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Texas. In the late 40s, Bryant came to visit sister, Margaret Luttrell, in Houston. While visiting – and reading her local news – Bryant came across a particular employment advertisement. “She saw an ad in the Brownsville newspaper and jumped on a bus to Brownsville and got the job,” son Eddie Bryant said. “While in Brownsville, my Mom met my Dad and after courtship were married and moved to Texas City.” Betty … [Read more...] about Newspaper typesetter, neighbor celebrates centennial birthday
Game Night at Garden Oaks Baptist Garden Oaks Baptist Church, 3206 N. Shepherd Dr., will hold Christmas Game Night this weekend. The event is from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and is free and open to the community. There will be a variety of games set up to play, the gym will be open and there will also be a White Elephant Gift Exchange (please only bring silly, used gifts... nothing of monetary value). Hot dog plates will be $2 and hamburger plates will be $3. For information, visit www.GOBC.org or call 713-864-4447. All Saints TALC to host Christmas Party Third Age Learning Center senior program welcomes all seniors to join them in celebrating the holidays on Dec. 8 from 2-4 p.m. in the All Saints Parish Hall, 215 E. 10th St. The festivities will include cookies, punch, singing Christmas carols, … [Read more...] about News from the Pews – Dec. 9
HAPPY HOUR Rockstar Gallery Chill out after work at RockStar Gallery’s Happy Hour from 4-8 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be drinks and light bites in addition to tequila tasting and holiday sale of 15% off. Rockstar Gallery is located at 5700 NW Central Dr. (77092). Featured artists include: Vena Ashley, Angel Cole, Jonathan Dow, Debblie Franklin, Sacha Lazarre, Chris Minamyer and Sayra Vallejo. Information: 832-868-0242, facebook.com/events/737073769822540/ BACHATA SOCIAL Dance Heights Dance Heights, 1987 West T.C. Jester, will hold a beginner workshop by Eduardo and Tami from 9-10 p.m. followed by the social from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Dec. 9. The cost for the workshop and social is $20, social only is $10. BYOB, no coolers allowed. Come dressed in your sexiest Santa or Elf outfit or ugliest … [Read more...] about Calendar of Events – Dec. 9
Dear Tabby, Our dog and cat are both overweight. I know this isn’t good for their health and I’d like to see them slim down in 2018. Any advice for how to help them lose the weight and get healthier? Feeling fluffy in Forest West Dear Feeling Fluffy, It’s that time of the year, isn’t it? Humans and pets alike are preparing to reevaluate their food and lifestyle choices and vowing to make a change in their health in the next couple of months. It’s a good time to make a change in your own health and in the health of your beloved 4-legged family members. According to www.petobesityprevention.org an estimated 53.8% of U.S. dogs are overweight and 58.2% of U.S. cats are overweight or obese, so your pets’ plights are (sadly) the norm in our country. Most people don’t even know … [Read more...] about Are your pets looking a little pudgy?
Two years ago, The Leader brought news of a small but dedicated non profit agency operating on the west side of Oak Forest, serving 9,000 free and nutritious suppers each day to income-qualified children in Houston. Now, two years later, Be A Champion, Inc. serves 45,000 kids a day across Texas. The nonprofit still operates out of its humble single-story office, but its original 60 employees blossomed to 600 statewide, and the impact on our state’s hungry children is profound and consequential. “It even amazes us! We’ve experienced 61.5 percent growth in three years,” stated Be A Champion’s CEO, Jaron Barganier. “It’s been a challenge, but somehow, we’ve done it, and we continue to grow. We must. There are so many hungry children in Texas.” Be a Champion, Inc. was founded by two … [Read more...] about Champions for children in need