Houstonian

Perry: Won’t Add Issues to Current Special Session

More than 50 universities will lose out on $2.4B for about 60 TRB projects

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June 20, 2013

Duty Towards Our Neighbors: June 22nd

Houstonian Muslim Community, after having diligently served the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Ike in the past, has come together to establish the “Houston United”, a collaborative of all the major Muslim organizations of Houston

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June 13, 2013

Houstonian Corner V15-I22

HPD Honors Siddiqi: Officer of the Year / Some fearful of consequences if funds not appropriated immediately by legislature

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May 23, 2013

Key Senator Fights For Tracking In Immigration Law

Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, who is considered crucial to the passage of an immigration law overhaul, on Tuesday vowed to fight for a biometric system that would track foreigners entering and exiting the country after a Senate panel rejected the idea.

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May 16, 2013

More than $5.1B in Texas Bond Elections to be Decided

voters across Texas will decide a total of more than $5.1 billion in bond referendums in May 2013

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May 16, 2013

Brace for Hurricanes

‘Above Average’ Hurricanes Season Predicted for 2013

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May 9, 2013

Obama Honors Firefighters Killed In Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast

The deaths of 14 people, nearly all of them emergency responders, ripped a hole in the heart of the town of West, where farming is a way of life and where many people volunteer for the fire department in their spare time.

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May 2, 2013

State Agencies Respond to Fertilizer Plant Fire, Explosion in West

Texas state agencies are “on the ground to assist and remain as long as needed and requested,” said Gov. Rick Perry regarding the state’s response to the devastating fire and explosion in the city of West in McLennan County. At a press conference, DPS Sgt. Jason Reyes confirmed the deaths of 12 individuals, all in […]

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May 2, 2013

Sign of the Times…

‘NOTICE: Staff May Be Armed to Protect Students’ The newly posted signs on each of the campuses of the Westwood ISD in Palestine certainly get your attention – “Notice: Staff may be armed to protect students.” The Westwood response to the deadly shooting rampage at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, last year may be […]

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April 18, 2013

Efforts made to improve mobility, connectivity on I-35

City of Austin Transportation Director Rob Spillar calls Interstate 35 “the transportation backbone” of Austin, the region, the state and the nation.

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April 11, 2013

Water Issues Becoming Priority for Both State, Local Governments

Businesses are moving out of the Village of Vinton in far West Texas, saying they cannot operate in a community that has no wastewater and sewage system.

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April 1, 2013

Financial Pressures Lead Colleges, Universities Toward Outsourcing

Although not without controversy, money saved can be directed to other needs With college costs escalating, student populations increasing and state and federal funding on the decline, financial pressures are being felt at higher education campuses throughout the state. These financial pressures are leading to consideration by many of outsourcing of some services that campus […]

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March 21, 2013

Largest May bond election in Texas since 2008 drawing interest

$4.67B in city, school, community college, hospital districts on tap

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March 14, 2013

Sequestration Clock Ticked

Texas could suffer cuts in health, human services to civilian defense furloughs

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March 7, 2013

Unique Event for Syria in Houston: More to Come: So Don’t Miss Them

This past Sunday at the Houston Arab American Cultural & Community Center (ACC), an unique event was held to make special prayers for the innocent victims of the volatility in Syria

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February 28, 2013

Plan to Allow Knowledge transfer Private to Public

Legislation filed to allow agencies to hire private sector entrepreneur-in-residence

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February 21, 2013

HBDi: Beacon for Entrepreneurs

A few success stories from Asian immigrant communities, like “Holiday Inn Express Downtown of Shan Siddiqui Sahab” and “Kim Son Restaurant”, funded by the Houston Business Development Inc. (HBDi), still this City of Houston (COH) entity HBDi has been unknown to the Pakistani and other Asian communities.

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January 31, 2013

The Tale of the Toll

Texas tolls

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January 20, 2013

The 83rd Texas Legislature Convenes

A Hidden Anti-Shariah Bill May Get Introduced

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January 10, 2013

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