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Our Community Wins When You Choose Local

Our Community Wins When You Choose Local

Just in time for the holidays, Houston’s collaborative spirit is in full force with the launch of the “Choose Local” campaign. This initiative calls on residents of Houston and the surrounding areas, including Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston, Liberty, Waller, Chambers, Austin and San Jacinto counties, to patronize local businesses and support the local creative community.

The impact of the arts and cultural sector is far reaching: they pay their employees, purchase supplies, acquire assets within the local community and their audiences leverage significant event-related spending. A vibrant arts and culture industry enhances quality of live and helps local businesses thrive. Prior to the storm, cultural nonprofits contributed more than $1.1 billion and over 25,000 jobs to the local economy. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, 71 cultural nonprofits alone reported a storm impact totaling more than $56 million, with 25 percent of that cost coming from post-storm service interruptions.

Choose Local, and help our community grow.

CHOOSE LOCAL ACTION GROUP
(as of Nov. 20, 2017)
Downtown District
East End Houston
Greater Houston Partnership
Greater Houston Restaurant Association
Harvey Arts Recovery Fund
Houston First
Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Midtown Houston
Museum District
Theater District Houston
Washington Avenue Arts District

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YES Prep 2017-2018 Lottery Application Deadline is February 10

YES Prep 2017-2018 Lottery Application Deadline is February 10

YES Prep is a free, open-enrollment, public school system serving students in grade levels 6-12. YES Prep was one of the first public school systems in the nation to make college acceptance a high school graduation requirement. To apply, create an account and submit an application at yesprep.schoomint.net. There are no admission requirements to attend YES Prep; students are selected through a random lottery. Those who are not selected are placed on a waiting list. The deadline to apply for the 2017-2018 lottery is February 10, 2017.

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East End's Own 8th Wonder Brewery Turns Two

East End's Own 8th Wonder Brewery Turns Two

8th Wonder Brewery, located in our very own East Downtown neighborhood (EaDo), have organized an all-star lineup to ring in their second anniversary this Saturday. Complete with food trucks (including their own Eatsie Boys truck), six live music performances, headlined by Houston's own The Suffers, and of course plenty of cold beer. We even hear…

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