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Lamar CISD athletic boosters get support from youth football 

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Former Texas A&M and Houston Oiler quarterback Bucky Richardson (right) presents a check to Kevin McKeever, Lamar Consolidated High School football coach Ronald Patton and Lamar CISD Athletic Director Mike Rice. Richardson is president of Gridiron Football, a youth football league which uses high school attendance zones to form teams. In three years, Gridiron Football […]

WCJC Choir presents ‘Holy Week’ concert April 14

Members of the Wharton County Junior College’s Chamber Singers rehearse for this coming Monday’s Holy Week Concert, which features selections marking the days leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

  The Wharton County Junior College Choirs will mark one of the Christian church’s most reverent seasons with a concert that highlights Christ’s final days on earth. Scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, April 14, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Wharton, the Holy Week Concert will center exclusively on music that recalls the events leading […]

WCJC announces May mini-term & summer 2014 walk-in & web registration

Wharton County Junior College is currently registering for the May Mini-Term and Summer 2014 semesters.   Students may register on campus or on the web through May 18 for the May Mini-Term, through June 8 for Summer I, and through July 13 for Summer II. On campus registration is held at the WCJC Richmond campus, […]

WCJC raises funds for Turtle Wing Foundation

Photo by Ben Sharp

WCJC students and the WCJC Volleyball Team cooked baked goods and sold T-shirts this past Thursday to raise funds for the Turtle Wing Foundation, which assists special needs children – and particularly those with Autism – who  live in rural areas. Volleyball Coach Brianna Florus organized this week’s fundraiser. Her sister-in-law helped found the Turtle […]

Students select apples for favorite instructors

Photo by John Dettling, Jr.

WCJC students choose apples to present to their favorite instructors as part of The Teacher Effect initiative. Pictured, from left, are Davariel White, Emily Abbot, Becky Hannah, Jacob Medina, Lauren Walker and Gabrielle Gonzales.

UH efforts to raise awareness for bone marrow donors

A group of University of Houston students has gained the attention of the national bone marrow registry organization, Be The Match, because of their actions to raise awareness of the critical need for donors. Niyati Vaidya is shown on the left.

By Marisa Ramirez “You feel like this is really something that makes a difference,” said Niyati Vaidya, of Sugar Land, and a health education major and treasurer of the Be The Match-University of Houston. “Just the words ‘bone marrow’ can sound scary to people.” Be The Match is a bone marrow registry of potential donors […]

Summer STEM learning opportunities available for students entering grades 6-8

The University of Houston is offering summer learning opportunities for students who will enter grades 6, 7 and 8 in the fall of 2014. Both programs promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and are provided through the University of Houston. Available are: • ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer • Science Camp at the University […]

Are you ready for some baseball?

Photos by Ben Sharp

WCJC Pioneers pitcher JT Jakubik hurls the ball toward home plate during the Pioneers’ game against Colorado Bend College on Monday afternoon in Wharton. The game – which was delayed for more than an hour due to a problem obtaining an umpire – was the first of several WCJC will play in the following days. […]

Public hearing on Texas economic development and manufacturing set for May 1

The Economic & Small Business Development committee of the Texas House of Representatives will hold a public hearing at Houston Community College Central from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 1. The committee is meeting to receive testimony regarding economic development, manufacturing and workforce development in the Houston area. The location for the public hearing […]

HCC Invites public to attend open house at Missouri City Campus

Houston Community College Open House representatives will answer questions about enrollment, financial aid, testing, the High School Dual Credit Program and counseling and advising. This open house will be held Thursday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the HCC Missouri City Campus, 5855 Sienna Springs Way. Interested individuals are encouraged to attend […]

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