Tag: Local & State

Southwest / Texas - 9 hours ago

Hurricane Harvey victims benefit from tax relief bill

As income tax return filing season approaches Hurricane Harvey survivors should be aware that they’re eligible for several tax breaks. The Hurricane Tax Relief Bill was signed into law in late 2017. It’s designed to help people directly affected b...

Southwest / Texas - 9 hours ago

Urban League sponsors Join Week

photography The Houston Area Urban League is asking area residents to help make a difference by supporting the nonprofit agency. As part of an effort to increase involvement and exposure, the HAUL Young Professionals, an auxiliary group, is spons...

Southwest / Texas - 1 day ago

Mayor Sylvester Turner blasts dueling MLK parades

The “original” King Day parade hit downtown Houston’s streets on MLK Day in the shadow of Minute Maid Park. A little after 10 a.m., a string of convertibles holding elected officials – Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg, U.S. Rep. Al Green, U...

Southwest / Texas - 2 days ago

Did you know about these new Texas laws?

Don’t be surprised if you’re asked to show a photo ID the next time you use a debit or credit card to make a purchase. True, many retailers already ask to see that ID for certain purchases. Since January 1, Texas law will allow retailers to reject...

Southwest / Texas - 6 days ago

Five flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area

Four flu-related deaths have been confirmed in the Houston area. According to the City of Houston Health Department, two women in their 60’s have died. One woman passed at the end of November 2017 and the other at the end of December. Harris Count...