Sarah’s House 10 years after

hurricane_katrina_formingIt hard to believe Katrina was 10 years ago! I recall the feeling I had when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, my wife was on the board of a struggling homeless shelter that had not been able to open up yet, they had a mission but no money. Two women with big hearts and an idea to aid homeless women & children in Pasadena TX had been offering some services to the homeless but had got there building ready to serve the community. When we seen the destruction of Katrina on the Gulf Coast we knew we had to do something, it hit all at once, we must get the shelter opened! As I remember everyone kicking into action and taking a giant leap of faith to get the doors opened up at Sarah’s House. We had no money but we were ready to serve.

It didn’t take long before people who lost everything started making their way into Texas and into the Houston Astrodome, I remember some board members going there to see if they could help and bringing back victims of this devastating storm to the shelter from an overcrowded Astrodome. We got to see firsthand how Sarah’s House was able to make a difference in people’s life’s, it’s hard to believe that was 10 years ago.

Well Sarah’s House is still open and starting a new journey at its new location, I thank all the volunteers and staff members over the years for their commitment and wish Sarah’s House all the best.


Special Thanks to the Founders with a vision,

Kathleen Miller and Nancy Mcgill




Strawberry Stroll 2013
Strawberry Stroll | Walk/Run | Strawberry Park Fundraiser | Pasadena,TX October 12, 2013

On Saturday, October 12, the North Pasadena Business Association (NPBA) will be holding our annual benefit, “The Strawberry Stroll” 5K Walk/Run. NPBA has joined efforts with the Annual Fire Prevention Festival presented by the Pasadena Fire Department and the Pasadena Fire Marshal’s Office Both events will be hosted in Strawberry Park. Funds generated will be used to expand and improve the War Memorial plaza at the park and also support NPBA’s continued efforts to revitalize North Pasadena. Please consider a sponsorship level for your business to support the 4 th Annual Strawberry Stroll.


The Strawberry Park is located at 2900 Lafferty Rd, Pasadena, TX 77502, Strawberry Park established in 1979 consists of approximately 50 acres and is one of the city’s longest-standing institutions. The park contains a swimming pool, tennis courts, lighted baseball fields, a sand volleyball court, a fitness trail, a pavilion area and a veterans’ memorial. Strawberry Park is the second most-visited park in the city with an estimated up to 2,900 Pasadena Independent School students visit annually. It is the largest public park in the city.

For more information on the “Strawberry Stroll,” call Judy at 281-221-1155 or email


The Pasadena Lions Club will host there 46th Annual Chili Supper tonight at the Pasadena Memorial High School (Preston@Crenshaw). Tickets are $6.00 (children 10 & under eat FREE) and you can also get ~ CHILI-TO-GO available    /    5:30pm – 8:00pm


Co-hosted by the LaPorte Lions Club

Love Day in Pasadena TX.

   Nona Phillips long time President of ONA (Our Neighbor Hood Association) local community organizer, author and activist is gearing up for Valintines Day, February 13th from 9am – 3pm, she will hold the event at the Pasadena Town Square Mall. BBQ plates will be for sale poceeds go to ongoing  projects like repair of homes located in the Historical District, Capitian Theatre Fund and Beautifacation projects. For more information call Nona Phillips at 713-475-2632

Challenge to all Networking Groups and Organizations.

The Pasadena Business Expo on February 18th will include a mixer at 5pm were all networking groups and organization will be challenged to see who can bring the most people to the event. The winners will get special recognition and a invitation to the next Chamber mixer. The event is open to all organizations. For more information go to

San Jacinto College goes to the Houston Symphony

Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. The concert sponsored by the San Jacinto College with the proceeds to benefit the Promise for their Future Scholarship Fund. The performance of The Planets an HD ODyssey  was a spectacular visual of the planets accompanied by the Houston Symphony. Photo’s taken by the Magellen Spacecraft using radar in high resolution.

2010 Pasadena Business Expo

$5 General admission
$10 You will get lunch and admission and the mixer 5-7. We will be having 6 Food Vendors and with your admission you can eat at any or all of them one or more times. WOW! Now that is worth $10 Food Vendors will serve till 3pm.
Now the best value $30 general admission, lunch at any or all of the 6 food vendors, mixer from 5-7 pm that includes food and admission to 5 forums

Cost: $30 in advance, $60 at the door (if space is available)
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2009
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Pkwy
Pasadena, TX 77507-1095

February Includes
Entrance into Pasadena Chamber of Commerce Expo
Workshops Moderated by Keith Nielsen
Tammie Nielsen: Social Media
Robert Earl Reed: Personal Branding
Ed Garza: SEO
Michael Bianchi: Leadership
Sara Blumenfeld: Networking

We will also be podcasting live though out the day

Register at