Remembering What Matters featured in Village News / Southwest News – September 27, 2016

Press Release: Bright Sky Press Announces New Leadership Structure

Wade Smith Interview: Former Texans Player on His New Book & Super Bowl LI in Houston

Talmage Boston: How Jackie Robinson went from workplace integrator to civil rights hero

Talmage Boston: Ten commandments for America’s next commander-in-chief

” A Home for Christy Rost” Thanksgiving Special On PBS

If you’re looking for last minute inspiration check out “Celebrating Home” author Christy Rost’s Thanksgiving Special on PBS!   Tune in in Houston: Thursday Nov 26   2:30pm   Channel SD 8.2

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“Read to Me!” Makes Its Debut on Houston Matters with Edel Howlin

More than 25 years ago, the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy was founded to help promote family reading and learning. One of the ways the foundation is hoping to achieve that this year, in conjunction with the McNair Foundation, is by giving away a thousand free books to promote literacy for at-risk children.

The book that these kids will receive is called Read to Me, and it’s written by local author, artist, teacher and mom Chris Bridge.

Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin sat down with Bridge to talk about her book, but before that she wanted to try the it out with her own daughter. (Above: Writer Chris Bridge reads from her book: Read to Me.)

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Houston’s 25 Most Beautiful People! (Psst…We’ve got some authors in here)

If you’re curious about who’s who in Houston, check out this edition of H-Texas Magazine.

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Hugo Ortega, Justin Yu named 2015 James Beard Best Chef Southwest finalists

Houston’s Hugo Ortega of Hugo’s and Justin Yu of Oxheart have been named finalists for Best Chef Southwest by the James Beard Foundation.

Two Austin chefs also are among the finalists for Best Chef Southwest. They are Aaron Franklin of Franklin Barbecue and Bryce Gilmore of Barley Swine. The other finalists are Kevin Binkley of Binkley’s (Cave Creek, Ariz.) and Martin Rios of Restaurant Martin in Santa Fe.

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Going Bananas Over Orange Cake

If you missed Christy Rost’s springtime appearance on Fox, you can find it right here, along with the recipe for her refreshing Orange Cake.  

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