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121311_shoot_to_score_hoopsHouston, TX –This holiday season, Shoot2Score Hoops (S2S) is offering parents a babysitting alternative while they finish their last minute shopping. Shoot2Score Hoops (S2S) is hosting its 2nd annual Winter Basketball Camp at Lily Grove Church, December 19th– December 22ndfrom 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Shoot2Score Hoops, a non-profit organization created to give back to the Houston-area youth and community, plans on turning nearly 50 local youth into premiere basketball players, at its winter basketball camp, beginning December 19th.

113011_TSU_debate_teamThe award winning internationally acclaimed Texas Southern University Debate Team continued its winning streak by outstanding performances of the team at the Swing Tournament held, recently at Carson Newman University in Tennessee. The team was one of fourteen schools represented, including two other HBCU schools, Tennessee State and Morehouse. At the end of the three days of stiff competition, the team had amassed a number of points sufficient to rank it second.

113011_gallery_funiture_giveawayThis year, the holiday wishes of thirty special families will be granted when they receive a house full of furniture during the 28th Annual Gallery Furniture Holiday Giveaway.

In December, Gallery Furniture will deliver furniture specifically selected to fit each family’s needs based on letters submitted by family and friends describing their situation. A total of thirty families will be chosen from the letters submitted to Gallery Furniture by a panel of judges, including prominent business leaders from Houston on December 13. In addition, some letters will be posted on the Gallery Furniture Facebook site where fans will also choose deserving recipients.

Friends of the Houston Public LibraryIt’s time for the Annual Children’s Book Sale! Two Days Only, Friday, September 16 from 11am - 6pm and Saturday, September, 17 from 10am - 5pm. Families and teachers are invited to have fun finding great children’s books at bargain prices at the Friends of the Houston Public Library’s 11th Annual Children’s Book Sale. This event is free and open to the public. The 11th Annual Children’s Book Sale will take place at the Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 West 11th Street, 77008 at the intersection of T. C. Jester and W. 11th Street. For more information, visit www.friendsofhpl.org, or call the Friends of the Houston Public Library at 832-393-1387.

Elise Wims - Hell's KichenShe’s brash. She’s bold. And Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania “Hell’s Kitchen” contestant Elise Wims, 27, is shaking up Hell’s Kitchen in Season Nine.

And with Fox television trumpeting, “Can anyone stop the diva chef from Hell?” (not so subtly referring to Wims), the next few episodes of “Hell’s Kitchen,” whose ratings have been shooting through the roof, will definitely prove to be “must see” television.

FALLBROOK CHURCH - CHRISTMAS IN JULY

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