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For Your Information - May 28th - Liberty County Tax Assessor Collector

For Your Information this week features my guest, Richard Brown, Liberty County Tax Assessor Collector, who talked to listeners about the many different aspects of his job including: producing bills for the many different entities which level property taxes in the county including water districts, hospital districts, school districts, and municipalities such as those in Cleveland; collecting vehicle registration for the state; and voter registration.

05/31/2017

For Your Information - May 28th - Harris County Office of Emergency Management

Guests were Francisco Sanchez from Harris County Office of Emergency Management, and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. We talked about Hurricane Season. We discussed preparing for hurricane season, whet to do before, during and after a storm, and how storms affect businesses and the economy in our community.

05/31/2017

For Your Information - May 28th - Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance

Guest was April Day with the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance. We talked about the WBEA women’s expo. We talked about the growth of women owned business, and how they provide jobs, and contribute to the local community. We talked about WBEA scholarship and mentoring programs, networking activities, and educational opportunities.

05/31/2017

For Your Information - May 21st - Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce

For Your Information this week, features my guest, Jim Carson, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce (GCCoC), who spoke to listeners about the growth, many opportunities, and some of the events in the Greater Cleveland. He talked about one new GCCoC event coming this year and another seeing a major chance. Carson explained a major change in the fall gun show, now known as the Cleveland Outdoor Expo held August 26-27, is this year it will be free to the public where in the past entrance was $5 to $8 per person. He said the show is now a sponsored event with free public participation. Additionally, it will feature outdoor activities for people of all ages including archery, BB gun targeting, fishing seminars, a boat and RV show, to name a few, in addition to what’s become one of the top gun shows in East Texas. Carson also announced the GCCoC will produce a multi-band music event Oct. 21, Cleveland MusicFest.

05/23/2017

For Your Information - May 14th - Liberty County office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Tom Branch, Coordinator for the Liberty County office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, who informs listeners what his office does as well as reminded them the 2017 Hurricane Season officially begins June 1. He explained some the things listeners should do for early preparation for hurricanes including having enough food and water for everyone, including pets, in your house to last a full week. Additionally, Branch reminded everyone of the Nixle and 211 systems.

05/15/2017

For Your Information - May 14th - Houston Police Department

Guests were C. A. "Charlie" Vazquez, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department, and Officer Jesse Medina. We talked about the shortage of officers, and how the department is turning towards recruiting veterans. http://www.hpdcareer.com/ We talked about the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, and how the proposed law would help attract veterans to HPD. We talked to Officer Jesse medina, a Marine, wounded in Afghanistan, who recently completed the academy despite being an amputee with a prosthetic leg. We talked about the requirements to get into the Academy, as well as the opportunities

05/15/2017

For Your Information - May 15th - Coastal Conservation Association Texas

Guests were Shane Bonnot, Advocacy Director of the Coastal Conservation Association Texas, and Thomas Hilton. We talked about the 2017 Texas Snapper season being cut from 9 days, to only 3, making it the shortest in history. We talked about the controversy around the federal management of fishing quotas, and the division between commercial, charter and recreational sectors. We talked about the measurement of fish, and the support for state control of snapper fishing in Gulf waters.

05/15/2017

For Your Information - May 7th Houston Community Food Bank

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Amy Reagan, spokesperson for the Houston Community Food Bank and the nationwide National Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive as it benefits people in Conroe and Montgomery County who need food-stuff assistance. She told listeners of the May 13 non-profit food drive which asks all who can place any non-perishable food items in bags and leave them next to their mailbox this Saturday. Your local mail-delivery person, your Letter Carrier, will collect the bags of needed food and deliver it to the Houston Community Food Bank which will serve to disburse it to local food distribution organizations in 18 East Texas counties, including Conroe and Montgomery Co. which in turn will get it to needy people in the area.

05/09/2017

For Your Information - May 7th - Arthritis Foundation

Guests were Jen Torres, Executive Director Arthritis Foundation, and Volunteer Ashley Seippel, who is on the Arthritis Foundation Leadership Board and has struggled with arthritis since she was a child. We talked about the types of arthritis and different kinds of auto immune diseases. We talked about the misconception that arthritis only affects the elderly, as well as the treatments, research and coping skills needed to live with arthritis.

05/02/2017

For Your Information - April 30th - BP MS 150

Guests were MS Society Development Director Mindy LeBlanc, and BP MS 150 top fundraiser Rita Joubran. http://www.nationalmssociety.org/ We talked about the upcoming BP MS 150 fundraising bike ride, and the importance of funding to beat MS. We talked about new research and drugs to treat, prevent and restore function to people with MS. We talked about what MS is, what services are available for people with MS, as well as the importance of education, and research.

05/02/2017

For Your Information - April 30th - Kelsey-Seybold Clinic

Guest was Dr. Eric Sandberg with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. We talked about allergies, and how Houstonians are affected by seasonal airborne allergies, as well as allergies to food and pets. We talked about allergy symptoms, testing, desensitization, shots and immunotherapy. We talked about how allergies can affect asthma, and the difference in prescription vs over the counter drugs.

05/02/2017

For Your Information - April 30th - Superintendent of Schools at Cleveland ISD

Superintendent of Schools at Cleveland ISD

05/02/2017

For Your Information - April 23rd - Harris County Crime Lab Director Dr Roger Kahn

Guests were Harris County Crime Lab Director Dr Roger Kahn, and Harris County Deputy Chief Medical Examiner Dr Dwayne Wolf. We talked about the new $75 million dollar Harris County Institute of Forensic Science. https://ifs.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/default.aspx We talked about the integration of both the Harris County medical examiner and crime laboratory services into one facility enabling seamless flow between administrative, clinical, laboratory, public and teaching/training areas.

04/24/2017

For Your Information - April 23rd -A. "Charlie" Vazquez, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department, and Officer Jesse Medina

Guests were C. A. "Charlie" Vazquez, Assistant Chief, Houston Police Department, and Officer Jesse Medina. We talked about the shortage of officers, and how the department is turning towards recruiting veterans. http://www.hpdcareer.com/ We talked about the American Law Enforcement Heroes Act, and how the proposed law would help attract veterans to HPD. We talked to Officer Jesse medina, a Marine, wounded in Afghanistan, who recently completed the academy despite being an amputee with a prosthetic leg. We talked about the requirements to get into the Academy, as well as the opportunities

04/24/2017

For Your Information - April 23rd - Alexis Cordova, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Alexis Cordova, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent (FaCSA) for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service (TxA&MES), who talked to listeners about the TxA&MES and what a F&CSA does for the service. She explained some of her duties include what was once called Home Economics, including student instruction in Cleveland and other Liberty County high schools, but also covers training consumer service personnel such as food safety for individuals who work in the food-service industry; child care provider training; and much more.

04/24/2017

For Your Information - April 16th - Carl Williamson, Pastor Calvary Baptist Church Cleveland Texas

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Carl Williamson, Pastor Calvary Baptist Church Cleveland Texas, who talked to listeners about why Easter, unlike Christmas, does not fall on the same date or sometimes even the same month, every year; of Easter Sunday, including the Easter story including the events happening about two weeks before; and traditions connected to the annual event.

04/24/2017

For Your Information - April 9th - Easter Seals of Greater Houston

Guests were Kelly Klien and Lauren Brennan with Easter Seals of Greater Houston. We talked about the services and community resources Easter Seals provides for the disabled, their caregivers and veterans. We talked about the educational, economic, social and developmental needs, and what more can be done. We also talked about the Caroline School, a school and medical facility for children with disabilities.

04/07/2017

For Your Information - April 9th - LifeGift

Guest was Laura Frnka-Davis with LifeGift. We talked about Apple’s recent announcement to register organ and tissue donors through the health app on the iPhone. We talked about the need to register as a donor, and a push to get information to minority donors.

04/07/2017

For Your Information - April 2nd - Hug-A-Tree-&-Kiss-A-Fish

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Brenda Myers, Executive Director, Hug-A-Tree-&-Kiss-A-Fish (HAT&KAF), who told listeners about some of the services and activities their organization provides, including “care backpacks” with blankets, food, for the homeless; cover cost of utilities for indigents; and their upcoming event based out of Conroe, HAT&KAF for special needs children. HAT&KAF is a three-day event for young people and their parents where expenses (food, drinks) are covered in an outdoor mini-camp with fishing, swimming, movies at night, campfires, music, First Nation dancers. Families need to provide their own tents although some are available through Academy. Also many celebrities such as Termite Watkins, Dan Pastorini, Booker T, Lance Dunbar, Texans Cheerleaders will be there to sign free autographs.

04/07/2017

For Your Information - April 9th - Cleveland Historical Society

On For Your Information this week, my guest is Pat Mange with the Cleveland Historical Society (CHS) who spoke to listeners about: the organization’s museum located on Booth Street; many of the items on display there such as a cannon, photographs from the area’s past; and a collection pertaining to the first cotton gin in the area. She also spoke on the impending opening of the Train Room which will have a huge track system with many trains and in-scale landscaping and communities historically depicting the area. Mange invited listeners to visit and requested anyone with historical items or information about the area to contact them.

04/06/2017
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