Category Archives: Celebrations

July 4th

Happy Independence Day and July 4th, America! On July 4, 1776,  the Second Continental Congress adopted the Thomas Jefferson draft of the Declaration of Independence. On this day, 13 colonies unanimously declared their independence from Great Britain.  The Declaration of Independence was signed … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Jenniffer Chiang credits her family, friends and deep Christian faith for her life in public service.  Chiang, a Republican, is a Fort Bend County, Texas Municipal Court Associate Judge. The Chinese American and fifth generation Texan owns a law firm specializing in business law, … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

During the American-Chinese Veterans lunch in Houston this week, Texas State Representative Gene Wu shared his thoughts on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May and the challenges they face. State Representative Gene Wu is representative of the diverse population … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Tina Leung chose medicine as a career. She is a first generation Chinese-American and native Houstonian. During her 12 years in pediatrics, Dr. Leung and her husband juggle family life with their medical work.  During a Sunday morning break at … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific Heritage Month

When Houston traffic is seriously snarled, a ride with Houston Police Patrol Officer Tom Ng could be full of  laughter.  The upbeat patrol officer joined the Houston Police Department in 1993 when there were few, if any Asian American police officers in the … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston last year, Cookie Joe’s large dance school was a refuge from the storm. “I was able to use my school as a shelter. That was exciting.” Joe said. While she was not personally impacted by Harvey, … Continue reading

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Houston Police Officer Ta Lam was setting up and removing traffic barriers during the Cinco de Mayo parade in downtown Houston on Saturday.  Lam, a Vietnamese-American is a Houston native. Lam served 8 years with the Navy in San Diego, … Continue reading

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Cinco De Mayo in Houston

It’s Cinco de Mayo today in Houston.  The holiday weekend celebration includes Mexican food and fun.  Above, a delicious bowl of roasted corn bisque soup and iced tea with free chips and salsa at Escalante’s Tex-Mex restaurant at Woodway and Voss in … Continue reading

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Chinese Baptist Church New Year’s Banquet

Lunar and Chinese New Year celebrations continued this weekend. On Sunday night, families and friends of Houston’s Chinese Baptist Church welcomed the Year of the Dog at Ocean Palace Restaurant with food, fun and sharing their life path to this … Continue reading

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Rodeo Time in Houston

Hundreds of trail riders arrived in Houston this afternoon to signal the start of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo. Friday also was “Go Texan Day.” On Friday, the Brazos River Riders, Rounders and Cowboys Cadillac trail riders stopped traffic at … Continue reading

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