This Week in Houston’s Buzz: KRIV-Fox 26 News Anchor Melinda Spaulding Bids Farewell and More!

Achievement Through Leadership Foundation (ATLF) Missouri City/Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., One Delta Plaza Educational Center, Inc. Back 2 School Supply Drive

                                                    Program Participants

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. the Achievement Through Leadership Foundation (A.T.L.F.), the Missouri City/Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and the One Delta Plaza Educational Center, Inc. recently held a Back 2 School Supply Drive at The Grove Houston located in the heart of Downtown Houston, Texas. Many school supplies were collected and will be given to deserving students. The A.T.L.F. Foundation is committed to supporting the personal evolution of youth in the Greater Houston Area by assisting them with higher education and leadership development.

The Achievement Through Leadership Foundation provides support through goals such as: assisting financially distressed youth in their pursuit of a college education; participating in and supporting the cultural, educational, and social development of at-risk youth; supporting cooperative efforts of social organizations that undertake initiatives consistent with the mission and objectives of this foundation; and providing “models of achievement” from within this organization as a source of encouragement and support for aspiring youth. The Achievement Through Leadership Foundation (A.T.L.F.), established in 2005, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded by the members of the Missouri City – Sugar Land (TX) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. For more information contact by email:

   Sherard Hooper, Brian C. Wright, Fred Navarre, and Adraon D. Greene

Milby High School of Houston I.S.D. Celebrates their New School at Ceremony

                  HISD Superintendent Carranza speaking at ceremony

Stomachs were filled with butterflies as real butterflies were released to honor and celebrate the late Houston I.S.D. Trustee Manuel Rodriguez on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the new Milby High School. The late H.I.S.D. Trustee Manuel Rodriguez strongly supported Milby High School. Houston I.S.D. Superintendent Richard Carranza welcomed attendees at the grand opening celebration. Milby High School Principal Roy De La Garza also thanked everyone in attendance and told everyone that this school year will be better than ever. Hundreds were in attendance including Texas State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Texas State Reps. Carol Alvarado and Mary Ann Perez, U.S. Congressman Gene Green, and Houston City Council Members Karla Cisneros and Robert Gallegos. Milby’s new $68.8 million campus is part of Houston I.S.D.’s 2012 Bond Program. For more information about the new Milby High School visit their website at

After 13 Years at KRIV Fox 26 News Anchor Melinda Spaulding Bids Farewell

                      Fox 26 News Staff and Melinda Spaulding-Chevalier

After 13 years at KRIV-Fox 26 News anchor Melinda Spaulding bids farewell in grand fashion with support from her coworkers at Fox 26 News as well as all her family and friends in the Houston community. I know many will miss seeing Melinda on Fox 26 News everyday at 5 and 9 p.m. Congratulations Melinda Spaulding-Chevalier on your new gig as she has recently been named as the new Vice President for University Advancement for Texas Southern University.

National Council of Negro Women Elease Knight Section


The National Council of Negro Women (Elease Knight Section) presented their Annual Parade of Salad & Hat Show on Sunday, August 20, 2017, at the House of Labor located on 2506 Sutherland Street Houston, Texas 77023. Dr. Brenda Meloncon (Chapter President) was the Mistress of Ceremony, the Opening & Greetings was given by Ms. Mary Groves, Prayer and Blessing of the Food was by Mrs. Ruth Jackson, and the Guest Commentator was Ms. Faye Bland who presented Hattitude! “Wearing Hats with an Attitude.”

The National Council of Negro Women’s mission is to lead, develop, and advocate for women of African descent as they support their families and communities. They fulfill their mission through research, advocacy and national and community-based health, education and economic empowerment services and programs in the United States and Africa. Many were in attendance for this dynamic style show presentation of hats.