Texas Young Democrats Send Aid to Refugee Children on Texas Border

TEXAS YOUNG DEMOCRATS SEND SUPPLIES TO REFUGEES AT TEXAS BORDER

Project: With Love, From Texas (#LoveFromTexas) Hits $45,000 in Aid in Less Than Two Weeks

[Press Release]

Texas Young Democrats call on individuals and organizations to join them as they send direct aid to the refugee children at the Texas border.

TYD created an Amazon Wish List just under two weeks ago and through harnessing the power of social media, have collected over $45,000 in direct assistance so far. That’s over 4,000 individual items to be directly distributed to children and families at the Texas border in need.

Project: With Love, From Texas(#LoveFromTexas) has gained the support of progressive activists, organizations, media outlets and individuals from all over the country. After 10 days of steady activity, the movement saw an exponential growth once national leaders began lending their support. Direct aid purchases have doubled in the last 24 hours.

Governor Perry thinks that more guns will solve a humanitarian crisis at our border, but we at Texas Young Democrats believe that a show of force won’t solve the crisis. “These young refugees are in need and we should all step up to help. They are children, not pawns in a political chess game,” said John Canales Gorczynski, President of Texas Young Democrats.

For young people, by young people, we will make a difference.

For more information visit www.texasyds.com.

Ivy Taylor Becomes San Antonio’s First African-American Mayor

SAN ANTONIO — Ivy Taylor began Tuesday’s special-called council meeting as the representative for 1/10th of the city, but by lunch, her constituency had grown to all of San Antonio.

She emerged from a field of four council members for the mayoral appointment, succeeding Julián Castro as mayor of the seventh-largest city in the U.S.

Longtime Taylor supporter and trusted adviser Lou Miller led with that point during an interview with the San Antonio Express-News.

“We are ecstatic about the whole prospect of her becoming the first African-American female mayor in America of a city more than 1 million people,” he said.

In her first news conference as mayor, though, Taylor downplayed the racial element of her appointment.

“I’m humbled and honored to be able to … fill a page in the history books. I certainly believe that the skill set and experience I bring to the table surpass those characteristics about myself,” she said. “But I’m excited that the statement’s been made that San Antonio is an inclusive community where anyone can serve in the highest office here in our city.”

Taylor was sworn in as mayor just after noon Tuesday after Castro officially resigned the post. He’ll begin his new job on Monday in Washington, D.C., serving as a member of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

More at ExpressNews.com

Snow Day is Returning to the Houston Zoo

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Thanks to Sunny 99.1 and TXU Energy Presents Chill Out at the Houston Zoo on Saturday, July 26th, guests can enjoy this winter wonder from 9 a.m. until noon (or until the Texas heat melts it away)!
 
There will be two snow fields; a smaller field for the little ones and a larger field for the bigger kids, so this event is fun for the entire family.

All Snow Day activities are included in your Zoo admission and FREE for members. 

More info at HoustonZoo.org

 

Spider-Man Swings by Children’s Museum of Houston in Celebration of Spider-Man Day

Join me as Spider-Man swings by the Children’s Museum of Houston in celebration of Spider-Man Day!

Friday, August 1

Our spidey senses are tingling! The Children’s Museum of Houston will get tangled in a web of excitement during a two-week long Spider-Man celebration which includes interactive activities, a Spider-Man appearance and the first-ever Silly String Showdown! On Spider-Man Day, Aug. 1, 80-visitors will have the opportunity to participate in the Showdown. Sign-up is on site from 10 a.m. to Noon on Aug. 1. (First-come, first serve).

For more info, visit www.cmhouston.org

Full write up and pictures to follow on StyleMagazine.com 

See you there!

Children’s Museum of Houston Offering Free Back to School Vaccinations

LIMIT FIRST 200 PEOPLE EACH OFFERED DAY

First session occurring July 31

Administered by Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program

All children under 18 needing immunizations as required for admission by school districts will have the opportunity to receive FREE vaccinations at the Children’s Museum of Houston this summer.

Committed to creating a community of healthy children, Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program will administer back-to-school vaccinationsto the first 200 people to arrive every Thursday Free Family Night, beginning July 31 through August 28.

To qualify, parents and guardians will need their child’s immunization records.

All required school vaccines will be provided except for TB Test or FLU.

No need to pre-register.

For more information visit www.cmhouston.org

 

Houston Texans and ESPN Deportes 1180 AM Announce Spanish Radio Partnership

HOUSTON – ESPN Deportes 1180 AM will be the new Spanish radio home for the Houston Texans during the 2014 season. Enrique Vasquez, who has been a part of Texans Spanish broadcast every season since the franchise began play in 2002, will call the play-by-play action and will be joined by color analyst GustavoRangel, who makes his return to Texans’ broadcasts after serving as the Spanish-language sideline reporter for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Daniela Rodriguez completes the new broadcast team as the sideline reporter.

In addition to game broadcasts, ESPN Deportes 1180 AM will also air 30-minute pre-game and post-game shows and a one-hour weekly Texans show, beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Texans coverage will begin on the station with a one-hour training camp special on August 13.

 “ESPN Deportes 1180 AM is proud to partner with the Houston Texans and provide our listeners and fans with the best coverage possible of the city’s most popular team,” said Joseph Casas, Vice President and General Manager of ESPN Deportes 1180 AM. “This is a great opportunity for ESPN Deportes 1180 AM and for the Texans. We’re excited and looking forward to a great season on the air and on the field.”

 “We are excited to have ESPN Deportes 1180 AM as our radio partner for this season,” Houston Texans Senior Director of Broadcasting Marc Vandermeer said. “The knowledge, insight and commentary Enrique and Gustavo bring to the broadcast will really benefit and entertain listeners. Texans fans know that they’re going to hear a quality broadcast with great production from Texans Radio on ESPN Deportes 1180 AM when they tune in.”

Read more at HoustonTexans.com 

 

 

Houston Texans Single Game Tickets on Sale This Thursday

HOUSTON – Single-game tickets for the Houston Texans 2014 home games will go on sale Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m. CST, the team announced today.  Ticket prices range from $45-160.  Fans can purchase tickets online via www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster locations, including participating Walmart and Fiesta stores throughout Houston and the customer service area of the Galleria Mall, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Single game tickets will not be sold at the NRG Stadium box office.

The Texans will once again don their all-white uniforms and honor first responders as Houston opens the regular season for Liberty White Out presented by BHP Billiton against the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 7. Battle Red Day presented by Halliburton will take place on Sunday, Nov. 2 when the Texans take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Deep Steel Sunday presented by Hyundai will see the Texans host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Nov. 30.

The Houston Texans will set a season ticket record in 2014, surpassing the team’s previous high of 67,126 in 2013, which leaves a very limited supply of tickets for individual games. Fans interested in joining the 2015 Season Ticket Wait List can log on to www.HoustonTexans.com on Friday, Aug. 15 to be added to the list.

Hennessy Brunch with Shepard Fairey

 

Hennessy Very Special ltd ed by Shepard Fairey

 

Exclusive coverage this Thursday as I join in to celebrate the new Hennessy V.S. Limited Edition bottle designed by contemporary artist, Shepard Fairey!

From his game-changing “Obey” stickers to his iconic Barack Obama “Hope” posters, Shepard Fairey has reshaped the way we appreciate contemporary art. Now, even more fans and collectors will be able to own the latest piece of Fairey’s work with the launch of the Hennessy V.S Limited Edition bottle. This is the fourth in the line of V.S Limited Edition artist series. 

Stay tuned for my follow up post and pictures! ~ Lola