This Week's Headlines

County flood buyout program underway

Flood Control studies area watersheds

22nd annual South Belt cook-off nears

Chamber honors top-10 area graduates

Stockman found guilty of 23 felonies

Crooks attempt to steal ATM – twice

Bicyclist killed in Beltway 8 accident

Pct. 2 deputies arrest burglary suspect

Police seek 4 suspects in home invasion

Man murdered outside AMC theater

El Dorado panel replacement repairs scheduled

Harris County protest deadline is May 15

Anderson to serve as keynote speaker

SJC sets calendar

Jessup announces honor, merit rolls

FEMA extends sheltering deadline

Dobie girls’ golfers headed to regionals

Lady Longhorns’ rally stuns LP

JFD doubles teams to test Region III’s best April 19

JFD baseball stands at 8-3

SJC’s Sydney named All-American

Pasadena’s Phillips F.H. to host HABCA all-stars

Iser, San Jacinto College baseball stays hot against Wharton

Dobie’s Henry picks Bloomfield College

District 24-6A boys’ soccer chooses top players

 

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., 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.