The Katy Heritage Society has partnered with Texas-based Historical Publishing Network to release a new coffee table book about Katy area history. Historical Publishing Network asked Carol Adams to author the book based on over 75 magazine articles she has written regarding local and regional history and her work with the Katy Heritage Society.
Pick one up starting today at the MKT Visitors Center (5615 First St. 77493, 281-391-8400), the Wright Museum when the park is open (5990 George Bush Drive, Katy, TX 77493) or the Rice Harvest Festival in the Katy History booth. (The festival is held on the streets of historic downtown Katy between 1st Street and 4th Street and Ave A to Ave D. The downtown area is located about one mile north of I-10 at Exit # 741.)
$50, Cash or Check donation – made payable the Katy Heritage Society Scholarship Fund. All proceeds will endow the scholarship fund – details and applications will be posted soon.
The University of Houston (UH) is home to an impressive collection of rare books. Among them is Holocaust Torah No. 1518. UH has held the Torah, the holiest book in Judaism, since 1976, when it was obtained on behalf of the student body with the help of UH faculty and the Houston Jewish community. Until now, the Torah has only been seen during Jewish holiday services. That will soon change when the scroll goes on display in a new, specially designed plexiglass case, commissioned by UH faculty, alumni, students from the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity and the Houston Jewish community.
The dedication of the Torah in its new display case will take place three days before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah.
What: Presentation of the Holocaust Torah in its Display Case, “The Holocaust Experience” presentation by Celina Fein, Holocaust Survivor
When: Thursday, Sept. 13, 4 – 5 p.m.
Where: UH M.D. Anderson Library, Evans Room of Special Collections (top of the 2nd floor)
Come and participate in a fun and free cultural experience by celebrating Israel’s 64th Independence Day with the Houston Jewish community by attending a celebration from 5pm-7pm, TODAY, April 26 at the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center located at 5601 S. Braeswood.
There will be entertainment for all ages including:
Games & crafts
Food & carnival snacks
(free 1/2 pita falafel as long as supplies last, drinks available for purchase)
Israeli folk dancing
Israeli animation short at 7:00 p.m. – “Ben Gurion Hosting” (for adults)
Who would have thought that the ever expanding Landry’s Inc.Chairman, President and CEO, Tilman J. Fertitta, got his feet wet in the hospitality business with his first restaurant in Katy, Texas?
Landry’s Inc. now boasts over 300 venues that include hospitality, restaurants, gaming and entertainment. They just recently added to their portfolio Morton’s The Steakhouse, McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood and Steaks, Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Company, and the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. They also acquired the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and will be turning it into an amusement park, which is scheduled to open during the Summer of 2012.
Landry’s Seafood located at 22215 Katy Freeway in Katy, Texas first opened its doors in 1947. They feature fresh seafood, and is especially known for their shrimp dishes and crawfish etouffee. Landry’s also has a full service bar and a variety of wonderful non-seafood items on the menu. I ate there for the first time 20 years ago, on my first visit to Katy. It still remains a great place for a delicious meal!
Founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross was chartered by Congress in 1900 to provide national and international relief during disasters. It also provides relief to the military and facilitates communication between the Armed Forces and their families. The first Red Cross Month was proclaimed in 1943 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and has been so proclaimed by every president thereafter.
Our local American Red Cross is located at 2700 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas 77098 and can be reached by calling 713-526-8300. To donate or to participate in the numerous programs they currently have ongoing check out www.houstonredcross.org.
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