Welcome to Houston Deaf Network!

It’s time, friends and foes! A time to rise up, unite resources, build support, educate and especially be “heard” by those who live in Houston. Although Houston is the 4th largest city in the US, we have yet to see a central hub where Houstonians can find a variety of useful information in one place. HoustonDeafNetwork.com will do its best to fill in the missing gaps and help you fulfill your needs. But wait, there’s more than just providing you information… continue »


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Deaf Alumni From Baytown Robert E. Lee High School

RespondBy | Feb.28, 2010 | Filed in: Activities

Attention: Robert E. Lee High School Deaf Alumni from Baytown, East Harris Regional Day School Program for the Deaf. Did you attend Horace Mann Jr High of Baytown, Texas? Did you go to Robert E. Lee HS? continue »

ADA Training at Lillian Beard Deaf Connection Center

RespondBy | Feb.28, 2010 | Filed in: Training

Deaf and HoH consumers say
“doctor say no. can’t afford interpreter”
“i stay hosptial. i wait for interpreter show up. no interpreter”
“i not want argue with doctor. i see primary doctor will get interpreter”
“Hey, this doctor refused to provide me an interpreter simple because I can read and write. This is serious medical appointment. I need an interpreter. What do I need to do?”
“doctor say bring my mom or family help interpret”
“got email from employer say I have job interview. he not know I am deaf. Do do”
“what does essential functions mean for the job with or w/o reasonable accommodations? continue »

Dallas Captioning

Dallas Captioning, LLC, would like to offer our live Spanish and English to Spanish captioning services for your next event. We currently provide captioning for television broadcasts, sporting events, city council meetings, corporate events, just to name few. We always meet our clients’ budgets and offer a full transcript within 42 hours of each event.

Lisa Torres

ASL Social March 2010

Friday, Mar 5, 2010 – ASL Social

Saturday, Mar 13, 2010 – Latino

Friday, Mar 19, 2010 – ASL Social

Friday, Mar 26, 2010 – Cy-Fair

Saturday, Mar 27, 2010 – Latino

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Tax Deduction on Business Travel – Howard Knight

RespondBy | Feb.24, 2010 | Filed in: Business/Money,Headlines

Summer is coming and perhaps you are ready to mix your winter-weary business travel with some pleasure for the summer. To keep things simple and in tax compliance with IRS tax reporting, here are some tips on what is tax deductible and what is not.

The IRS allows ordinary and necessary travel expenses related to business. This means your business expenses should take a direct route to the primary purpose of your business trip. Overnight accommodations should be at a comfortable place such as a hotel or conference retreat. continue »

UPDATE – Lone Star Deaf Bowling

Update: Noticed the change of location. Come and join Lone Star Deaf Bowling 5th Annual Mixed Individual Handicap Bowling Tournament (Deaf bowlers only – No PBA members allowed) on March 6th, 2010 from 12pm to 2pm at AMF Humble Lanes AMF Diamon Lanes. For more info continue »

2010 South East Texas Deaf Golf Association – 3rd Annual Scramble

This tournament will benefit SETdga as well as the junior golf programs. This tournament is open to Deaf/deaf/hearing people. We are using 3-men teams and the best ball scramble format. The more 3-men teams we have, the better. continue »

New Directions for Houston Deaf Forum

5 CommentsBy | Feb.17, 2010 | Filed in: Headlines

As some of you know Brad Porche and myself had been looking into trying to help the Houston Community to try to establish a Deaf Center.  And during our efforts of trying to set up the center we have crossed paths with different organizations that do provide services.  

Now with due respect, with the current economy, with the government cutting their spending, organizations are donating less and less to the non-profit organizations.   Agencies/Non-Profit organizations are closing all over the U.S. we feel that it would not be feasible to try to establish a center at this time.   Even though continue »

DHHS Open House

1 CommentBy | Feb.17, 2010 | Filed in: Support

Come join us and see what’s new at Career & Recovery Resources! Free refreshments and presentation provided by ZVRS! continue »

Oceans of Opportunities Job Fair

RespondBy | Feb.17, 2010 | Filed in: Employment

Hosted by Congressman Ron Paul
City of Galveston
Galveston Chamber of Commerce
Galveston Economic Development Partnership
University of Texas Medical Branch
Workforce Solutions continue »

Deaf Rights Training

7 CommentsBy | Feb.15, 2010 | Filed in: Support

Monthly Schedule
March 3, 2010 ~“What is the American with Disabilities Act?”
April 7th, 2010~ “ADA- Title I Employment”
May 5th, 2010~ “What is Reasonable Accommodation?”
June 2, 2010 ~“When to Disclose Your Disability”
July 7, 2010~”When do I Need an Interpreter for my Workplace?”
August 4th, 2010 ~”Hearing VS Deaf Culture- Communication Strategies” continue »

CANCELLED – Cromania!

Cromania! has been postponed. We are tentatively looking at March 12th, but will send out a notice when the date is firm. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for understanding! continue »

CANCELLED – HBDA Deaf & Black Culture Workshop

RespondBy | Feb.09, 2010 | Filed in: Community

Come and enjoy a workshop presented by various members of the Black Deaf Community. Presenters from various back- grounds will explore the journey of Black Deaf people for the last 50 years, 1960-2010. continue »

300 Houston

Every 2nd Sat. of each month
Feb 13th, 2010
8pm till closing

925 Bunker Hill Rd.
Houston, TX 77024
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Challenges at work

3 CommentsBy | Feb.05, 2010 | Filed in: Blogs,News

The other day, I was talking to one of my deaf friends, and the subject came up that he was planning to continue to attend school. This was after the fact that he’s almost finished with his MBA.  His aspirations were bigger than anticipated, so he decided to pursue another continue »

Houston Black Deaf Advocates General Meeting Feb 20th & Mar 13th

1 CommentBy | Feb.05, 2010 | Filed in: Community

Houston Black Deaf Advocates is having a general meeting at Houston Public Library located at Montrose, 4100 Montrose Blvd, Houston, TX 77006 on February 20th and March 13th. For more information, please contact Margo continue »

Shipping & Receiving Clerk – Opening

6 CommentsBy | Feb.02, 2010 | Filed in: Jobs Opening

Looking for a hard worker and multi-tasker. Receiving incoming parts into our warehouse and shipping out our products to various customers via Federal Express. Keeping up with our inventory daily. continue »

Sign & Deaf Culture Club Day at The Downtown Aquarium

Our Lone Star College-CyFair Sign & Deaf Culture Club has decided to utilize the discount below to create an LSC-CF Social for our ASL/ITP students. Please feel free to pass this along to the Deaf community as well. Let’s meet at 1:00pm outside of the ticket booth! If you are with an LSC-CyFair student or faculty member who has a name badge or an ID, that person can have an unlimited number of guests who can benefit from the school’s discount. We can make our social from 1:00-5:00 pm and if people decide they would like to stay longer or arrive earlier, they are welcome to do so. We hope to see you there! continue »