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Hurricane Beryl has hit the Greater Houston area, leaving many residents without power or cable for days. The storm brought intense winds and heavy rainfall, causing widespread outages and significant damage. Authorities are working around the clock to restore services and ensure the safety of the community. Stay tuned for updates as recovery efforts continue.   American Red Cross Texas Gulf Coast Region Click below for more information or call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) if you need help. Need Hurricane Releif FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) In a news release, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said individual assistance was added to Texas’ federal disaster declaration after officials assessed homes damaged by the storm. Patrick is serving as governor while Gov. Greg Abbott is on a pre-planned trip to Asia. The details The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved aid for affected individuals on July 12 in Brazoria, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Orange, Polk, San Jacinto, Walker, and Wharton counties. According to Patrick’s office, FEMA’s individual disaster assistance program may cover:   Temporary housing Emergency home repairs Uninsured or underinsured personal property losses Disaster legal services Disaster unemployment assistance Medical, dental and funeral expenses caused by the storm   The state also requested Fort Bend and Nacogdoches counties be added to the individual assistance program, Patrick said, and other counties may be added later. How to apply Texans who live in the 15 counties and experienced losses due to Hurricane Beryl can apply for assistance at the agency’s Disaster Assistance portal or call 1-800-621-3362, FEMA said in a news release. Residents who use relay services, such as video relay or captioned telephone service, may give FEMA the number for that service when reaching out. Officials also encourage Texans to report personal property damage to the state and, if applicable, to their insurance companies. In a news release, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said individual assistance was added to Texas’ federal disaster declaration after officials assessed homes damaged by the storm. Patrick is serving as governor while Gov. Greg Abbott is on a pre-planned trip to Asia.  

As the world gears up for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris, Team USA is ready to make its mark with a formidable lineup of athletes who have already secured their spots. From seasoned Olympians to promising newcomers, the United States is poised to showcase its talent across a wide range of sports. Here’s a look at some of the standout athletes who will represent the stars and stripes at the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad. Track and Field Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone: The reigning Olympic champion and world record holder in the women’s 400m hurdles, McLaughlin-Levrone is expected to be a dominant force on the track. Her speed and technique make her a favorite for gold. Noah Lyles: Known for his charismatic personality and incredible speed, Lyles will compete in the men’s 200m. With multiple world championship titles under his belt, he aims to add Olympic gold to his impressive resume. Swimming Katie Ledecky: A household name in swimming, Ledecky has qualified for multiple events, including the 400m, 800m, and 1500m freestyle. Her relentless drive and record-breaking performances make her a standout in the pool. Caeleb Dressel: Another swimming sensation, Dressel will compete in various sprint events, including the 50m and 100m freestyle, and the 100m butterfly. His versatility and power are expected to lead to multiple podium finishes. Gymnastics Simone Biles: Returning for her third Olympics, Biles is considered one of the greatest gymnasts of all time. She has qualified for multiple apparatuses and the all-around competition, where she hopes to add to her impressive medal haul. Sunisa Lee: The 2020 Olympic all-around champion, Lee will compete in several events, including the uneven bars and balance beam. Her artistry and precision make her a key member of Team USA’s gymnastics squad. Basketball Kevin Durant: Leading the men’s basketball team, Durant brings experience and scoring prowess. With two Olympic gold medals already, he aims to guide Team USA to another victory. Breanna Stewart: A standout player for the women’s basketball team, Stewart’s versatility and leadership are crucial for Team USA. She will be a driving force in their quest for gold. Soccer Alex Morgan: A veteran of the women’s national soccer team, Morgan will be a key player in the attack. Her experience and goal-scoring ability are vital as Team USA aims for another Olympic title. Crystal Dunn: Known for her defensive prowess and versatility, Dunn will be a cornerstone of the team’s defense. Her agility and tactical awareness make her indispensable. New Olympic Sports Nyjah Huston: Competing in skateboarding, Huston is a world-renowned athlete with numerous X Games medals. His technical skills and creativity make him a top contender in this new Olympic sport. Nathaniel Coleman: Representing the U.S. in sport climbing, Coleman will compete in the combined event, which includes speed, bouldering, and lead climbing. His strength and strategy are expected to shine. Wrestling Jordan Burroughs: A legend in wrestling, Burroughs will compete in the men’s freestyle category. With multiple world and Olympic titles, he is a favorite for the podium. Adeline Gray: Competing in women’s freestyle wrestling, Gray has numerous world championships to her name. Her experience and determination make her a top contender for gold. Anticipation and Support As the countdown to the Paris Olympics continues, anticipation builds for the performances of these and other qualified U.S. athletes. Team USA’s diverse and talented roster promises to deliver memorable moments and inspire fans across the globe. Stay tuned for more updates and join us in supporting Team USA as they strive for excellence at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Food Critics are frequenting the Houston foodie scene as the city becomes a top destination for great food.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSBX30rZibU Join us as we explore the vibrant culinary scene of Houston with Keith Lee! This compilation brings together the best moments from Keith Lee’s food tour, showcasing the diverse and delicious flavors of the city. From sizzling Tex-Mex to savory BBQ, mouthwatering soul food to exotic international dishes, Keith Lee takes you on a gastronomic adventure you won’t want to miss. Get ready to discover hidden gems, iconic eateries, and unforgettable dining experiences. Stay tuned for reviews, highlights, and must-visit spots from Keith Lee’s Houston food tour!

Watch Taraji P. Henson shine on The BET Awards stage! Usher received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. The celebration included a spectacular tribute concert, honoring Usher’s incredible contributions to music and entertainment. We salute and congratulate all the 2024 winners of the #BETAwards! #BET #CulturesBiggestNight

Texas Southern’s 2024 football schedule features an FBS matchup against Rice, one Division II opponent, an FCS out-of-conference game against Lamar, and eight SWAC conference matchups.


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