A day after Ms. Margaret Torres turned 88, a group of volunteers from Reliant arrived with paintbrushes ready to help with the final touches on a three month long home revitalization project. Coinciding with the kick off of Hispanic Heritage Month, Rebuilding Together Houston is once again providing free safety upgrades to families in Houston’s East End. They call the project “Rebuilding Juntos”
Hispanic Heritage Month: Rebuilding Together Houston revitalizing homes in Houston’s East End District
Rebuilding Together Houston has helped more than 15,000 families since 1982. They serve military families anywhere in Harris County, as well as, underserved families in neighborhoods like the East End and Third Ward.
Houston Life Recap: Feeling adventurous? Let’s get covered in bees, learn few tricks from a BMX rider and explore the outdoors in the bayou!
A recap on what happened on Houston Life, July 20, 2022. On today's show, we have a little league girl's softball team who achieved a historic win and a local elementary school inspiring students through BMX. Plus, Joe Sam and Lauren Kelly experience the wilderness of the bayou.
Business owners in Houston’s East End, Fifth Ward say stalled trains are costing them money
Residents and business owners in Houston’s East End and Fifth Ward communities vented their frustration Thursday over stopped trains blocking major intersections, creating traffic jams as drivers wait – sometimes over an hour – for a train to clear the crossing.
LIST: ‘Selena’ among movies planned for Rooftop Cinema Club venue opening off Navigation
HOUSTON – February is looking “lovely” as Houston’s Rooftop Cinema Club is set to open their new venue in Houston’s East End District. The Drive-in off Navigation is set to open Thursday. Tickets are $5 per vehicle up to two occupants, and $10 per vehicle for three or more occupants. Tickets for The Drive-In off Navigation are available starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday and cost between $22-$36 per vehicle, depending on vehicle occupancy and the day of screening. These are the featured February films:Feb. 3: “Father of the Bride,” “50 First Dates”Feb. 4: “Romeo & Juliet,” “Friday the 13th”.
Voices of Houston: Memo’s Record Shop in East End celebrates Latin music for more than 50 years
HOUSTON – Guillermo ‘Memo’ Villarreal, 81, first opened up Memo’s Record Shop in 1968. The East End record store sells different types of music and movies and serves as a musical museum of sorts with some of the world’s greatest Spanish superstars posing for pictures with Villarreal. “Vicente Fernandez, Juan Gabriel, Antonio Aguilar, Rigo Tovar, Lucha Villa and Jose Jose,” said Villarreal. Villareal has been in the record business for about 52 years and offers a vast selection of different types of music including Mariachi, Conjunto, Tejano and salsa. Before opening his record store, Villarreal was a successful music promoter, responsible for bringing stars like Vicente Fernandez to Houston for the very first time.
COVID-19 testing site opening at HCC Southeast College to help Hispanic communities
HOUSTON – A new free COVID-19 testing site in the East End is opening up Monday at Houston Community College's Felix Fraga Campus. Houston has partnered with United Memorial Medical Center to open the site that Mayor Turner said will be used to specifically help the Hispanic communities in Houston. The site is also supposed to alleviate the testing demand at the HCC Southeast College. Since early March, more than 4,800 Hispanic people tested positive for COVID-19 in Houston, according to the Houston Health Department. Hispanic people make up more than 40% of those who tested positive, according to the Harris County Public Health Department.
Here’s Tuesday’s schedule at the Houston Rodeo
The Houston Rodeo kicks off on Tuesday and there’s a full slate of things to do. Here’s a rundown:8 a.m.NCHA Cutting: $5,000 Novice Horse - NRG ArenaNCHA Cutting: $35,000 Non-Pro - NRG ArenaNCHA Cutting: $50,000 Amateur - NRG Arena10 a.m.Ranching & Wildlife Expo (closes at 7 p.m.) - NRG Center, East End 2nd Floor11 a.m.Family Entertainment (hourly, ends at 6 p.m.) - The JunctionThe Junction Carnival (closes at midnight) - The Junction1 p.m. Youth Cattle Show: American Aberdeen NRG Center – Main Arena (East Side)Youth Steer Show: Wagyu NRG Center – Main Arena (West Side)2:30 p.m.Open Cattle Show: American Red Brangus NRG Center – Main Arena (West Side)4 p.m.Live Music: Keith Hickle - Champion Wine Garden Carruth Plaza, Acoustic Stage4:30 p.m.Open Cattle Show: Red Angus NRG Center – Main Arena (East Side)5 p.m.Open Cattle Show: Hereford/Polled Hereford NRG Center – Main Arena (West Side)5:30 p.m.Cattle Sale: United Braford Breeders NRG Center – East Arena6:30 p.m.Live Music: Trent Cowie Band - Champion Wine Garden Carruth Plaza, Main Stage6:45 p.m.Super Series I Round 1, followed by Midland in concert - NRG Stadium10:15 p.m.Live Music: Josh Grider - The Hideout, NRG Park