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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ASL Social Nov 2011

Fri, Nov 4, 2011 – ASL Social

Fri, Nov 11, 2011

Sat, Nov 12, 2011 – Latino

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Mission Hearts – Update

RespondBy Nicole Zatzkin | Oct.27, 2011 | Filed in: Community,Support

Strengthen, empower, and improve the lives of deaf and disabled individuals in times of disasters or where ever there is a need around the world. continue »

This post was submitted by Nicole Zatzkin.

Crossway Construction – Remodeling

I’m a deaf residential home builder and formerly of Georgia with a Georgia Contractor License. I moved to Texas last year to get married and I’m now in the process of starting a construction business in Houston and the surrounding areas. continue »

This post was submitted by Chris Shirley.

Mission Service-Haiti Deaf

RespondBy Dee Mathes | Oct.27, 2011 | Filed in: Community

Teens ages 15 to 17 will be allowed to serve. Students 15 to 17 must have a signed parental permission form and a letter of recommendation from their pastor or youth leader. Students ages 13 to 14 will be allowed to serve. Students 13-14 may travel/serve with the mission team but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. continue »

This post was submitted by Dee Mathes.

Kingwood Halloween Party

RespondBy | Oct.27, 2011 | Filed in: Activities

ITP and ASL Communities

ASL Halloween Party at Kingwood College!!
20000 Kingwood Drive
Kingwood, Texas
Saturday 29th, 2011 5pm-10pm (They goofed up by overbooking on Friday)
SFA 125
Halloween costume contest: dress your best! The grand prize is a brand new Amazon Kindle!

Hosted by Kingwood ASL CLUB

This post was submitted by Joseph Holmberg.

Bernard Bragg ~ Mime, Thespian, Entertainer

RespondBy | Oct.20, 2011 | Filed in: Activities

Bernard Bragg ~ Mime, Thespian, Entertainer
VISUAL VERNACULAR*~ The Camera Eye in Action
Saturday - November 5, 2011
10 AM to 12:30 PM continue »

Sign Language for Babies and Toddlers

RespondBy Tori Foerste | Oct.20, 2011 | Filed in: Community,Life Skills

The Signing Time Academy is a global network of Certified Instructors who offer community sign language classes based on the award-winning Signing Time products. As an instructor in Houston I sell Signing Time products locally, making it easy and convenient for others to expand their Signing Time DVD library. continue »

This post was submitted by Tori Foerste.


RespondBy | Oct.10, 2011 | Filed in: Activities,Headlines

Synopsis: From their childhood years to working at a Deaf school in Texas, Jackie and Seth have always love to…HATE each other! The fact that they are working closely in the same school did not help matters. For all their bad blood with each other, something bad had happened to them: their bodies have been switched! What follows is a series of laugh-a-minute hijinks as Jackie and Seth struggle to get back to their bodies. Because of that, they have no choice but to work together in order to save themselves. With time running out, Jackie and Seth must find a way to get back in their bodies before they get stuck in the opposite sex of bodies forever! Versa Effect is the first comedy film directed by the venerable Mark Wood. Versa Effect is filmed in the vein of Freaky Friday that will be enjoyed by everyone of all ages! continue »

My World Stage by Bernard Bragg

RespondBy | Oct.10, 2011 | Filed in: Activities,Community

Bernard Bragg performs in American Sign Language “My World Stage” with voice interpretation continue »

Deaf Texas Cruise!

RespondBy Gina Davis | Oct.10, 2011 | Filed in: Activities,Articles,Headlines

We are having a large deaf cruise next August 26, 2012 at Galveston, TX. Perfect place for all deaf Texans – the ship is closer to your home! You don’t need an airplane ticket to go there – save money – wow! We will sail on the new ship “CARNIVAL MAGIC” for a week to Western Caribbean. Starting price from $548 per person.

Go to our website for more information. Everyone is welcome! Attached file is PDF. format flyer to pass out to your family and friend. Spread the words! We would LOVE to have deaf people from Texas!

Gina Davis
Great Deaf Vacations

Carnival Magic Flyer 2012 PDF.pdf (790 KB)

This post was submitted by Gina Davis.

UPDATED – Deaf Magician Coming to Houston

RespondBy Kathy Walters | Oct.10, 2011 | Filed in: Resource Center

Matt Morgan and his team are coming to Houston to entertain us with his magic show. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The show will take place at Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church on October 9, 2011 at 4 PM. To purchase tickets, call Kathy Walters at 832 431 3785 or Arthur Craig at 713 467 3325 continue »

This post was submitted by Kathy Walters.

UPDATED – Houston PBS will be putting on a film entitled Def Jam.

RespondBy Houston PBS | Oct.10, 2011 | Filed in: Articles

Aneta Brodski is a deaf teenager living in New York City. As she prepares to be among the first deaf competitors in a National Poetry Slam, she discovers the power of American Sign Language poetry to transcend and liberate. continue »

This post was submitted by Houston PBS.

REMINDER- Southwest Deaf Bowling Picnic

RespondBy | Oct.10, 2011 | Filed in: Activities

Come and join Southwest Deaf Bowling Picnic on October 15th, 2011 at Bear Creek Park, 3535 War Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77084 – Look for Pavilion #2. continue »

HCIL workshop for Youth with Hearing Disabilities

RespondBy | Oct.06, 2011 | Filed in: Community

Good morning: I am Darla Connor, Independent Living Specialist for Deaf Services for the Houston Center for Independent Living (HCIL). HCIL is a self-help, self-advocacy organization for people with disabilities. HCIL is observing America’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. continue »

Deaf Awareness Day @Texas Renaissance Festival

RespondBy | Oct.06, 2011 | Filed in: Activities,Articles

Join us for Family Day on Oct 23rd during the Pirate Weekend when we celebrate Deaf Awareness Day! We will have interpreters available for selected performances, shows and demonstrations. Family-friendly games, shopping, food and loads of fun will be waiting for you. continue »

Pawm Springs Dog Park

Every 2nd Sunday of each month
Oct 9th, 2011
Sunday, 3pm to 6pm

Location: Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

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Sam’s Boat Fountains

Every 2nd Sat. of each month
Oct 8th, 2011
8pm till closing

Sam’s Boat Fountains
12720 S.W. Freeway
Stafford, TX 77477
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It’s almost MAGIC time!

RespondBy Kathy Walters | Oct.03, 2011 | Filed in: Articles,Community

The Matt Morgan Magic Show is coming to Houston and they will be performing on Sunday at the Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church starting at 4 PM, so come early and grab a seat! A portion of the proceeds will go to the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Dept. at Career & Recovery Resources, Inc. and the Lillian Beard Deaf Connection Center. continue »

This post was submitted by Kathy Walters.