This Week's Headlines

New Thompson campus stirs controversy

Pasadena ISD backpack rules explained

South Belt students return to school

PISD announces pay increases

Harris County Precinct 2 deputies find man sleeping in stolen vehicle

City contracts waste assistance

METRO board OKs future plans

JDF 45th reunion Sept. 28

CCART plans fall events

CCISD announces standardized dress code

Dobie cheerleaders enjoy Camp Fun

Ossa helps Velasquez realize potential

Lococo’s class enjoyable for Villatoro

PISD establishes standardized dress

Sandlin’s officers make arrest at Union Tavern

Pasadena ISD, Clear Creek ISD set guidelines for free, reduced lunch

School supply giveaway full of monkey fun

Handbook page: first homework assignment

Fun Bunch group hosts event

Esteban’s lectures, stories impact Tran

Zepeda values Molina’s motivation, advice

South Belt Leader contestants vie for Schlitterbahn prizes

His senior year upcoming, Cabreja relishes one last season on the courts

Local Purple Heart recipient receives Astros special honor

PISD has season tix for football

JFD, Brook football inch closer to openers

JFD team tennis uses determined effort to score early-season wins

Former SJC pitchers excelling as pros

Sterling stops Dobie VB; Houston Memorial over Clear Brook

Lady Wolverines go 5-3 at Adidas classic

Astros honor South Belt’s Cerda III


Local Libraries

Bracewell City Library
Located at 9002 Kingspoint, Bracewell is inside the Beltway east of Blackhawk. Included in its collection are books-on-tape, compact discs, magazines, large-print books, children's books-on-tape and books in Spanish.

The library offers a variety of services including telephone and in-house reference information, a public access catalog and children's storytimes.

Bracewell provides an outside bookdrop as well as telephone renewal at 832-Bracewell Library sketch393-2580. Self-service facilities available include word processors and a copy machine. The library catalog is available through www.Houstonlibrary.org.

For hours and special events visit Bracewell on the web at www.houstonlibrary.org/bracewell
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For information, call the library at 832-393-2580.

Harris County Parker Williams Library
The spacious 20,000-square-foot Harris County Parker Williams Branch Public Library at Scarsdale and Beamer opened in 1993. Regular seating for reading and study accommodates 125.There are three meetings rooms that may be reserved by the public. Two of the rooms seat 25 and one room seats 50.  These rooms are located by the County Clerk’s office, which is located across the parking lot.

The online catalog is user friendly and can be accessed, along with various databases, from home computers at www.hcpl.net.

Books may be transferred from other branches at no charge. The library features a large Vietnamese collection as well as some Spanish titles and a large selection of DVD’s and CD’s.

The library offers English as a second language classes as well as training for volunteer tutors interested in teaching adults basic literacy or ESL.

Free computer classes are offered monthly. Storytimes are every Wednesday for preschoolers and Thursday mornings for toddlers. Vietnamese story and learning times are presented Saturdays. During the summer, the library sponsors a summer reading program and presents special programs.

Harris County library cards are free to Texas residents who provide proof of their current address. Library hours are Monday from 1 to 9 p.m., Tuesdays from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m., Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library is closed on Tuesdays and Sundays. For information, call 281-484-2036.