I've probably had half a dozen people worriedly ask me, "What's going to happen to the Majestic after the Tobin opens?" So I decided to ask the person most likely to know if there any truth to the rumor that the Majestic Theatre will be closing down after the Tobin Center opens.
“No truth to that rumor, not at all," said Mike Rilley, who is the Majestic’s general manager.
“The Majestic’s got next year probably as much programming as we’ve ever had,” he said.
So I asked him to detail exactly who's coming to the Majestic.
State Sen. Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa, D-McAllen, is taking issue with Gov. Rick Perry’s executive action to activate the Texas National Guard along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hinojosa applauded the efforts of the Department of Public Safety’s border surge Operation Strong Safety, which is a state-led effort to provide more security along the border and plug up any holes that cartels may be using for criminal activity.
The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum mosaic program is grooming promising art students for a future in the field. Last week I introduced you to the program that encourages art students’ interests and abilities. This week I’ll introduce you to a student benefiting from the program.
Blue Star Mosaic recruits talented students from area high schools to join their after school program. One of those students, Yenifer Gaviña, detailed the time commitment, "from 4:30-7:30 and during summer from 1:30-5:30.”
I asked her if that was a big sacrifice of her time.
While waiting for the federal government to do something about the situation on the border with Mexico, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has decided to take action into his own hands, ordering a deployment of Texas National Guard troops.
Perry said the majority of those crossing the border are here to commit crimes and only a small percentage are unaccompanied minors.
District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez withdrew his name from being considered for mayor, paving the way for the city's first African American mayor, District 2 Councilwoman Ivy Taylor.
After a multiple rounds of voting by council members had whittled the field to Lopez and Taylor, a 5-3 vote brought Taylor within one. At this point Lopez withdrew his name, saying it was time to unify around a candidate and move forward.
OCI Solar Power thought of an idea that leaders there say is sheer genius. They've put sheep to work on the grounds of a solar farm on the far northeast side to keep the grass cut.
As solar panels soak up plenty of hot Texas sunshine, there's plenty landscaping work to do at the Alamo 2 Solar Farm off Binz-Engleman near North Foster Road. But instead of people, OCI Solar Power is employing lambscapers.
The troubling decline of jury trials affects both state and federal court rooms. Forced arbitration, tort reform, and sky rocketing court costs are changing how we administer law, but what affect does it have on this Constitutional mandate?
Stories about Medicaid in Texas, Pre-K 4 SA, a unique distance-learning program in SAISD, and the classic film "The Exorcist" were all awarded with 2014 Lone Star Awards by the Houston Press Club on Friday, July 18. The statewide contest honors the best in print, radio, television and Internet journalism.
Texas Public Radio's David Martin Davies and Joey Palacios were both awarded first place trophies at the awards dinner, held at Brady's Landing in Houston. Ryan Loyd and Nathan Cone, who attended the event in Houston, were also honored with second and third-place awards.