Helping Veterans: 2 Hays County programs granted funding from Texas Veterans Commission
Two Hays County veterans programs were presented with grant funding from the Texas Veterans Commission on Wednesday.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Prairie View A&M holds off Grambling State 17-10
ARLINGTON, Texas – Chris Johnson had three catches for 108 yards and a touchdown and Prairie View A&M held off a late drive to beat Grambling State 17-10 in the State Fair Classic on Saturday. The Panthers (2-0, 2-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference) won their third straight in the series over the Tigers (0-2, 0-2) for the first time since 2011-13. Prairie View A&M led 10-0 at halftime and Johnson’s 60-yard TD catch from Trazon Connely in the third quarter made it 17-3. Grambling State’s Elijah Walker cut the deficit with a 1-yard TD keeper in the final minute of the third quarter and converted a fourth-and-short at the Panthers 11 with less than four minutes to go. But the Tigers faced another fourth down with 5 yards to go, and Prairie View’s Storey Jackson sacked Walker with 3:06 left in the game.
New boost for minority businesses in underserved communities
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is providing up to $130 million to the endeavor, which will be available to clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative is providing up to $130 million to the endeavor, which will be available to clients in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. AdIt’s estimated that well over 100,000 small U.S. businesses have failed since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with underserved communities struck especially hard. AdParticipating small business owners can access capital provided by Goldman and take online classes offered through Goldman's 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. A June study by University of California, Santa Cruz economist Robert Fairlie showed that while 22% of businesses nationwide closed in the immediate onslaught of the pandemic, the situation was far worse for minority-owned businesses: 41% of Black-owned businesses and 32% of Latino-owned businesses closed.
Henry passes 2K, Titans beat Texans 41-38 on late field goal
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu (94) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)HOUSTON – The Tennessee Titans won the AFC South on Sunday. All it took was Derrick Henry surpassing 2,000 yards rushing and rookie Sam Sloman’s 37-yard field goal that bounced off the upright and through for a 41-38 victory over the Houston Texans. The Titans then capped a long drive with a 5-yard TD run by Ryan Tannehill with less than two minutes remaining. Henry had put the Titans on top 10-3 when he dashed 52 yards early in the second quarter.
FOUR ON THE FLOOR: Who is trending in H-Town Hoops?
Ray Meach's (@raymeach) VYPE Four on the Floor feature highlights some of the players in the city who are trending. Richards is playing with a lot more poise, increased his shot-making ability, added athleticism and most of all, his overall consistency. It's only a matter of time...Chris Johnson - 2023, 6-foot-4, Guard, ElkinsChris Johnson is a natural leader. Cameron Amboree, 2022, 6-foot-2, Guard, Shadow CreekCameron Amboree is proving to be a top guard in his class with consistent high-level play. Austin is a terror in the open court and can get to the paint virtually as he pleases.
Houston had the most dog attacks of postal workers in the country in 2019
1 city in the country when it comes to the most dog attacks reported by mail carriers, the U.S. The Bayou City recorded 85 dog attacks in 2019 while Dallas, ranked No. Texas ranks second overall with a total of 491 dog attacks statewide. Nationwide, dog attacks fell to 5,280 in 2019, which is 200 lower than 2018 according to the release. “We are confident we can keep moving the trends of attacks downward, and ramping up overall awareness for everyone is the best way to do that.”USPS will be highlighting postal worker safety next week as part of National Dog Biting Awareness Week, which is June 14-20.
How Houston Rodeo impacts city's economy
HOUSTON - A study reveals the economic impact the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has on the greater Houston area. The 2019 Houston Rodeo produced a total economic impact of $227 million and $391 million in total economic activity. The report also includes direct spending, the number of jobs created in the Houston area and the expected increase in taxes associated with spending related to the 2019 Houston Rodeo. Visitors to the 2019 Rodeo spent money on the Rodeo grounds, as well as throughout the Houstoneconomy, said Chris Johnson, principal of Economics Analytics Consulting, LLC. Approximately 75% of visitors direct spending occurred outside the Rodeo grounds and almost 45% of their spending was on items other than lodging, such as shopping, food and entertainment.The Houston Rodeo produced nearly $400 million in economic activity based upon direct spending of $243 million.
Houston Newsmakers March 10: HISD interim superintendent staying steady
“When you’re called to serve you’re not caught up on what the title is,” she said on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. Then, 15 months later, he was dead from that very aggressive and incurable cancer that strikes carriers of the Sickle Cell trait. He says it is a very uphill battle in finding an effective treatment and that sickle cell carriers are particularly vulnerable. “Many people who are diagnosed with this disease do not even know they carry the sickle cell trait,” he said. “And even if they do, they do not know that they can be at risk for this cancer.”Hear more on this week’s Houston Newsmakers Sunday at 10:30 a.m.