St. Pius X High School was the place to be last Friday night! A talent show hosted by the St. Pius X High School Panther Band, Orchestra and Color Guard was chock full of talent and the house was rockin’! Competing in this year’s talent show were enormously talented students who gave it their all and the judges reported they had quite a struggle as they deliberated. The SPX Jazz Combo performed “Beaulah Witch” by Don Menza and arranged by Peter Blair; Mathilde Adams performed a French vocal solo “Derniere Danse” by Indila; Joseph Cunningham, on guitar and vocals, performed “Wish You Were Here” by Pink Floyd; Louis Eagleton performed a vibraphone solo “In The Stillness of Twilight” by David Steinquest; Yasmin Falahat and Andrew Requena performed a vocal duet of “Seventeen” from … [Read more...] about Neighbors: Young talent on display at SPX
Kim Antley, a volunteer and board member with the Animal Justice League (AJL), said she didn’t know how big of a problem animal overpopulation and neglect had become until she moved to the area. But where there is a problem, there is also a solution. The AJL has been working hard to be a part of the latter. Since 2015, the volunteer-run and donor-funded nonprofit has found homes for more than 700 dogs and cats and helped transport almost 400 more to rescue partners in other states. The AJL also has managed more than 1,200 feral and stray cats through the Trap-Neuter-Return process. The group is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 25 at Walking Stick Brewing Co., 956 Judiway St. As the cost of care per animal can range from $150 on the low end to … [Read more...] about Local animal rescue group celebrating fifth birthday
The Arts Robert Ellis Friday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. The Heights Theater – 339 W. 19th St. Robert Ellis is performing at The Heights Theater. Mandolin Orange Friday, Jan. 24 7 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main Mandolin Orange is performing at White Oak Music Hall with Kate Rhudy. Traveler Saturday, Jan. 25 6:30 p.m. EQ Heights – 1030 Heights Blvd. Traveler is performing at EG Heights on Saturday night. Supersuckers Saturday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main Supersuckers is performing at White Oak Music Hall. Phora Saturday, Jan. 25 8 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main Phora is performing at White Oak Music Hall. The Paranoyds Sunday, Jan. 26 7 p.m. White Oak Music Hall – 2915 N. Main The Paranoyds is performing at White Oak … [Read more...] about Things To Do (Jan. 25 Edition)
Police say a Tuesday morning car chase through the Northside neighborhood resulted in the death of one of the suspects. Houston Police Department spokesperson John Cannon said the suspect, a 40-year-old man, died after falling out of a U-Haul truck that police were pursuing and being subsequently run over by the truck. The driver of the truck, 54-year-old Diawannah Corteasher Thomas, has been arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault of a police officer in the 208th State District Court. She has also been charged with driving while intoxicated in Harris County. Another male suspect jumped out of the truck near the intersection of Yale Street and Parker Road close to the Near Northside neighborhood and was arrested shortly thereafter, according to police. Cannon … [Read more...] about Man dies during car chase through area
Dear Tabby, I love using essential oils in my home, but I’ve heard that some can be toxic to my pets. Can you help me to determine if I need to ditch my “oily” habit to protect my pets? Essential Oil Fanatic in Timbergrove Dear Essential Oil Fanatic, Essential oils are all the rage these days! Folks are using them to not only enhance the scent of their homes but also to help alleviate stress and other ailments. While some essential oils can be beneficial to pets and even help to strengthen their immune system, vets warn you to use them in moderation and with caution. Never put them in food or water “Essential oils should never be given by mouth or in the animal’s food,” said Murl Bailey, a professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. … [Read more...] about Are essential oils dangerous to pets?