This Week in Houston’s Buzz: Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment Presents “Married But Single Too” and More!

Houston Housing Authority Breaks Ground on First Multifamily Housing Development in Independence Heights

H.H.A. President & CEO Tory Gunsolley, Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, HHA board members and supporters with gold shovels dig into the ground to signify the official start of the development for the new Independence Heights project.

The Houston Housing Authority broke ground on the first multifamily housing development in Independence Heights on March 20, 2017. Houston Housing Authority (HHA), the City’s leading agency on affordable homes and services for low-income families, broke ground on a mixed-income residential development in Independence Heights. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Houston City Council Member Karla Cisneros were among those who attended the H.H.A. groundbreaking for the multifamily community located at 302 Crosstimbers Street Houston, Texas. According to various reports, Houston has the third lowest availability of affordable housing for those with extremely low income or who earn 30 percent of their area median income. The Houston Housing Authority provides affordable homes and services to more than 58,000 low-income Houstonians, including over 17,000 families housed through the Housing Choice Voucher Program and another 5,700 living in 25 public housing and tax credit developments around the city. H.H.A. also administers one of the nation’s largest voucher programs exclusively serving homeless veterans.  More information about the Houston Housing Authority can be found at www.housingforhouston.com.

                     Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee Speaking at Podium

                                             Groundbreaking Ceremony


Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment Presents “Married But Single Too”

                 Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner poses with cast members

Recently, Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment presented a stage play, “Married But Single Too.” This play depicts a couple struggling with relationship issues, infidelity, and new love interests. “Married But Single Too” boasts a cast full of superstars including LisaRaye McCoy, Bill Bellamy, Carl Anthony Payne, and Chante Moore. The “Married But Single Too” stage play ran in Houston thru the dates of March 10-12, 2017 at Sarofim Hall. For more information about future plays by Je’Caryous Johnson Entertainment visit their website at jecaryous.com.

                                    Sherry Browning is spotted in the crowd

                              Je’Caryous Johnson and Mathew Knowles


Therapy Pony Visits Ronald McDonald House of Houston

                     Sophia Sandovan aka Wonderwoman with Therapy Pony

March, 21, 2017 was a fun-filled day with a therapy pony, celebrating with children with cancer and their families at the Ronald McDonald House of Houston! Kids were so excited to see this therapy pony at the Ronald McDonald Houston of Houston! The therapy pony program coincides with the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. The 72nd Pin Oak Charity Horse Show runs Wednesday, March 22,  through Sunday April 2, at The Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy. Most events are free and open to the public. The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show was founded in 1945 and is one of the oldest and most prestigious charity horse shows in the nation. A mostly volunteer-supported non-profit organization, The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has contributed funds approaching the $7 million mark for Texas Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at  Texas Children’s Hospital and Candle lighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. For more information about the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show visit their website at pinoak.org. Thanks to Kay O’Connor and her therapy pony for this special visit to the Ronald McDonald House of Houston.

                     Tyrone Willis and Kay O’Connor with Therapy Pony