Houston teenagers looking for summer job check with City of Houston

Tons of summer job available for low-income youth in Houston this summer thanks to the American Reinvestment Act.  Here is the website for more information:  http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2009/05/11/story6.html or http://www.houstontx.gov/education/youth2009.html.  Call 1-888-469-5627 (City of Houston)  for more information about the program for youths aged 16-24.

Also businesses looking for youth workers this summer may qualify to receive funding if looking to employ those youth workers.  Goodwill Industries, Terry Seufert is looking for businesses looking for youth employees at this website:  http://www.goodwillhouston.org/


Power Restoration in Progress…..

We have power….Thanks Missouri PLC crew.  It took 6 trucks and about 9 crewman.  Now, I don’t want to turn on the AC because I am used to humidity.

We are definitely changing the way we live.

Hurricane Ike and a Katy, Texas Family

12 nights with no power.  It is so hot!

FEMA has left Houston.

Let me know if anyone else out there has had no power (if you have access to a computer).

Pictures of Stores/Hurricane Ike Around Katy Texas

Pictures of damage to houses around Katy North and Highway 6/Bellaire.

Pictures of HEB on Sunday.  They had plenty of ice and plenty of checkouts open with a fast lane for ice buyers.  Yesterday, Tuesday, HEB was out of ice at the Grand Parkway/Fry Rd. location but they did expect to receive a shipment this morning.

  • Kroger:  Ice available for sale at Kroger’s on Fry Road North/Park Row/I-10
  • Sugarland:  Ice, water and MREs available at Mercer Stadium, Lexington across from First Colony Mall (source:  ABC13)

Here is the City of Houston website where you can find information about FEMA, ice, water and points of distribution (PODS): 

Katy ISD schools will not resume until Monday, September 22nd

Free Family Boat Ride in Houston

Not Houston

Note: The photos above and below are courtesy of Dreamstime.com and is not an actual picure of the boat you would be riding on.

The Port of Houston offers free boat tours including a free beverage at the Houston Ship Channel.

The vessel, M/V Sam Houston, is available for a 90 minute boat tour Tuesday-Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m not a three-hour tour.
You can register online at anytime or call 713-670-2416.

Click here for more information.

You and your family will get the opportunity to tour one of the busiest international ports in the world in a air-conditioned enclosed viewing area of the boat.

I have not had the opportunity to take the tour but I will put it on my short list of family things to do in the fall when the Houston weather cools down. If you and your family do get a chance to take the tour, please drop me a comment or a line about your experience.

Also, the Port of Houston plans to open a cruise terminal next year for the big boats.

Free Kids Tennis Lessons…..At Houston Area Parks

The City of Houston, Texas provides

 free tennis

lessons during the 2008 summer months at various city parks.  My kids took lessons five days a week last summer.  They even provide a tennis raquet.   At the end of the summer there is a city-wide tennis tournament at Memorial Park.

Check out the link below:


here or http://www.houstontx.gov/parks/youthtennis