Houston/Harris County, TX Focus
WE ARE ONE April 4th
April 4, 2011 11:30AM to 01:00PM
The City workers Union, HOPE, Local 123, and others will gather at 11:30 a.m. at City Hall by the Reflection Pond. They will march to Antioch Park (down Smith Street) where there will be a program including speakers - Mayor Annise D. Parker and Rev. O.B. Winkley, Jr.
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees
Local Local 123
Houston City Hall 900 Bagby
Downtown Houston - at Walker & BAgby (Reflection Pond)
Teach-In: University of Houston
April 5, 2011 01:00PM to 05:00PM
4800 Calhoun Rd.
For all my Texas Readers: CRITICAL: Three things you can do to help save Texas public schools...I will never understand why Republicans hate education so much. It has been shown over and over that strong education programs reduce poverty, crime and drug use, yet Republicans seem to prefer poverty, crime and drug use to supporting education
Alternative Radio Houston:
KPFT 90.1FM Pacifica Radio
Pacifica Mission Statement here
Declaración de la misión de Pacifica aqui
Check out their Program Schedule here.
Current TV, founded by Al Gore, includes some of the best journalism in America today. In particular their Vanguard series is amazing and should not be missed by ANYONE who wants to know in depth coverage of some of the major stories in the world.
In most areas Current TV is available on:
DIRECTV Channel 358
DISH Network Channel 196
Comcast Digital: Channel 107
AT&T U-Verse: Channel 189
Check out their program schedule here.
You can find many local Houston and Harris County events at the Harris County Democratic Party Here are some of recurring events that are listed:
Come Join in the fun at the weekly TGIF Coffee Break at the Harris County Democratic Party (HCDP):
Stop by for coffee and conversation at the HCDP office every Friday from 9:30 to 11 am. Email email@example.com for more information. Open to all.
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats Monthly Happy Hour
Houston Stonewall Young Democrats Monthly Happy Hours are the last Friday of each month. Location varies but announced on website: www.houstonstonewallyd.com. For more information, contact Brad Pritchett, 713.898.9734.the last Friday of each month. Location varies but announced on website: www.houstonstonewallyd.com. For more information, contact Brad Pritchett, 713.898.9734.
Harris County Democratic Party Brown Bag Lunch
The Brown Bag Lunch is a monthly event of the Harris County Democratic Party, held one the Third Tuesday of every month at our offices, 1445 North Loop West (exit Ella Blvd.) Come meet Fellow Democrats. You bring your lunch, we provide the soft drinks and guest speakers.
Harris County Democratic Party Issues and Answers Evening Program
Please join fellow democrats at their monthly evening Brown Bag Speaker Series, the last Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the HCDP HQ, 1445 North Loop West, Suite 110, Houston 77008.
Houston Hispanic Women's Network of Texas:
The Hispanic Women's Network of Texas (HWNT) is a state-wide organization of individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to promoting the participation of Hispanic women in public, corporate and civic arenas. HWNT seeks to advance the educational, cultural, social, legal and economic well-being of all women through a broader awareness of their role in society, business and family. Members strive to celebrate the positive image and values of the Hispanic culture.
P.O. Box 27892
Houston, TX 77227-7892
NAACP HARRIS COUNTY:
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.
Here are some local NAACP branches:
Houston, TX 77004
University Of Houston Downtown Chapter
Houston, TX 77025
Missouri City And Vicinity Branch
PO BOX 1053
Missouri City, TX 77459
DEMOCRATIC CLUBS IN HARRIS COUNTY: Here is a partial list of the local Democratic Clubs in Harris County. Click on the link or phone for more info.
Texas Democratic Veterans-Houston Area
Democracy for Houston
Harris County Young Democrats
Houston Area Stonewall Democrats
Asian American Democrats of Texas
West University Area Democratic Club
Rice Young Democrats
Harris County Tejano Democrats
Greater Heights Democratic Club
Katy Area Democrats
Bay Area New Democrats (BAND)
Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club
Kingwood Area Democrats
Oak Forest Area Democrats
Spring Branch Democrats
West Houston Democratic Club
BIODIESEL IN HARRIS COUNTY:
Biodiesel is an American produced fuel that is cleaner than traditional diesel. Up to B20 (a 20% blend of biodiesel and traditional diesel) any diesel engine, car or truck, can run on it. Above B20, some older engines may have problems but newer diesel engines should be ok. Here are some gas stations selling biodiesel near Houston:
ORourke Petroleum: 223 McCarty Street, Houston, TX 77029, 713-672-4500. Offers B20 (good in any diesel engine). CFN CARDLOCK ONLY
hyperfuels.com: 12969 W Hardy Frontage Toll Rd, Houston, TX 77037, 877-447-7207. Offers B100 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). Open 9 AM - 5 PM.
Peachleaf Bio: 1611 Peachleaf St, Houston, TX 77039, 281-449-9500. Offers B99 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). COOP SIGNUP NEEDED. Call for details. Open M-F 8-5.
Houston Biodiesel: 723 N Drennan Street, Houston, TX 77003, 713-222-0832. Offers B100 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). Open 9:30-6 M-F; WEEKENDS CALL
American Greenfuels: 6421 Eppes St, Houston, TX 77087, 713-634-0033. Offers B99 (good in newer diesel engines, older engines may have problems). CALL FOR AVAILABILITY
GREEN BUSINESSES IN THE HOUSTON AREA: These are some of the best local businesses around. Taken from the Green America Green Pages
Green Hotels Association
"Green hotels work to protect the beautiful destinations we all love." Membership for hotels, green vendors, supporting organizations, educators, and individuals. Catalog of environmental products.
P.O. Box 420212
Houston, TX 77242-0212
Specializes in sustainability consulting services for businesses and individuals seeking consultation and programs in integrating sustainability-related concepts into their workplace and daily lives.
P.O. Box 271255
Houston, TX 77277
Environment Associates, Architects & Consultants
"35 years pioneering authentic environmentally responsible architecture. Award-winning design. Nationally recognized." Healthy, high-performance green homes and remodeling, building consulting, and design consulting services.
5828 Langfield Rd.
Houston, TX 77092-1429
Roger E. King, King Investment Advisors, Inc.
National investment advisory firm managing over $400 million in assets. "Over the years, we have weathered the spectrum of investment markets and have provided our clients with proven long-term returns."
1980 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056-3898
108 Mala Inc.
A social entrepreneurship committed to sustainable, handmade, eco-friendly, and organic products from around the world.
5007 Briar Stone Ln.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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