Tag: Celebrations

Southwest / Texas - 5 months ago

Houston powered by small businesses

While Houston is home to more Fortune 500 companies than anywhere other than New York City, in many ways the city and state are powered by small business. Data from the Small Business Administration show that 98.6 percent of all businesses in Texas...

Southwest / Texas - 6 months ago

Gospel great Edwin Hawkins dies at age 74

By any measure, the late 60s song “Oh Happy Day” was one of the great Gospel songs of all time, and is arguably the most important crossover song that brought that genre to popular audiences. We are sorry to report that the legendary choir leader wh...

Southwest / Texas - 6 months ago

R&B Singer Denise LaSalle Has Died At 78

Singer and songwriter Denise LaSalle, whose hit “Trapped by a Thing Called Love” topped the R&B charts in 1971, has died. She was 78. Musician and producer Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, owner of Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and a close fami...

Southwest / Texas - 6 months ago

Former HCC campus president Harmon dies

Dr. William Harmon, who served as president of Houston Community College’s Central campus for more than 11 years, died Dec. 26. He was 76. Harmon served in top-level positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Pittsburgh, Wichita St...

Southwest / Texas - 6 months ago

In memoriam: Deaths in 2017

This year, we said goodbye to men and women who had an impact on the local, state and national levels. They ranged from entertainers to activists to athletes, and all were achievers in their respective fields.   CHUCK BERRY The entertainer whose g...