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Posts published in “Day: April 19, 2022

Jazz Fest set for Town Center on April 23

East Aldine Town Center will host a free Jazz Fest and Concert on Saturday, April 23rd, from 3pm to 7pm, with local and featured performers. The event will take place in the Park and Amphitheater at the new Town Center on Aldine Mail Route. The public is invited to attend any or all of the performances.

Activities include music, face painting, food trucks, a petting zoo, and more.

Sponsors of the event are the Texas Commission on the Arts, the East Aldine District, and the Diaz Music Institute. See page 8 of this issue for more information.

East Aldine Jazz Fest is featuring Guest Artists Britney Bloom, Robert Chapa, Felix Deleon, James Murphy, and Ernesto Vega.


Annual Family Day fun at Turner Park

Mayor Sylvester Turner tries his hand at the Washboard during Family Day.

The 14th Annual Family Day was held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 West Little York. Area residents gathered for games, music and free food, courtesy of the sponsors and the City of Houston. And many politicians were present, to greet and talk with their constituents, including Mayor Sylvester Turner, State Rep. Armando Walle and Ana Hernandez, and many others.

Family Day featured three stages with music and other entertainment. J. Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds, Carver High School Performing Arts Students, Tiger Rock Martial Arts, Operation Get Fit and more performed throughout the afternoon.

Sales Tax Holiday April 23- 25 for Emergency supplies

(AUSTIN) — As we enter severe weather season, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar reminds Texans they can purchase certain items tax-free during the state’s sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies, which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, April 23, and ends at midnight on Monday, April 25.

“Whether it’s fires, freezing temperatures or tornadoes, severe weather conditions can strike at any time, so it is important that families, homes and businesses have the supplies they need to face these and other emergencies,” Hegar said. “This tax holiday can help Texans save money while stocking up for emergency situations.”

The Comptroller’s office estimates shoppers will save more than $1.5 million in state and local sales taxes during the tax holiday, which was approved by the Texas Legislature in 2015.

There’s no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase. These include:

Flying the Friendly Skies

This Easter week was especially pleasant around our house, because we had a visit from our grandkids. Since they live in Ohio, we don’t see them as often as we would like. Iris is 5 years old now, and Reed is 2. Like the plants they are named for (maybe), they grow up fast and we need to keep track of them on a regular basis.


Although our daughter and their mother, Kristan, grew up in Houston, when they visit they explore wonders that seem very special to this city and different from their snowy climate in Ohio. And they keep us busy with their activities. Almost every day we spent time at an outdoor swimming pool, visited Hermann Park and Zoo, splash pad and train, played at Levi Park near Greenway Plaza, ate their favorite Chinese food in Bellaire Chinatown, visited the Childrens Museum, and more.

The trip to Houston is very special to the grandkids, and they look forward to the flight as well as the fun they have while they are here. But this trip, they had a unique experience that most of us, kids or adults, would be thrilled with.