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Movie Night Out – April 25, 2014

RespondBy | Apr.14, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

Lillian Beard Deaf Connection Center is having a movie on April 25, 2014 at 7pm. The name of the movie is “Last Ounce of Courage”.

We will have a Hot Dog plate with drink for $5.00.

Popcorn free.

Come and enjoy watching the movie.

Rochelle Simpson

Lillian Beard Deaf Connection Center
9920 Long Point Rd
Houston, Texas 77055
LBDCC Office – 832-413-6266 VP

HBCD 5th Annual Crawfish Event

RespondBy James Northcutt | Apr.14, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Articles,Community

Houston Bass Club of the Deaf, Inc is happy to once again be host the 5th Annual Crawfish Event to be held on SUNDAY, June 8, 2014 from 10 am to 4pm at continue »

This post was submitted by James Northcutt.

HBCD 2nd Annual Jr Angler Tournament

RespondBy James Northcutt | Apr.14, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Articles,Community

The Houston Bass Club of the Deaf, Inc, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote education, social and sportsmanship to the Deaf/Hard of Hearing Bass Anglers continue »

This post was submitted by James Northcutt.

Sagemont Church Deaf Social 4/5/2014

RespondBy Christina Belbas | Apr.02, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

Come join us for a spring Deaf social at Sagemont church on Saturday, April 5 from 6 to 8 P.M.! We are finally back in the Great Room; just follow the signs if you don’t remember how to get there. Remember to bring finger foods to share and be ready to hear a devotional, possibly win a door prize, and practice signing with Deaf and hearing participants!

This post was submitted by Christina Belbas.

Houston Deaf Club: One Year Reopening Anniversary

RespondBy | Mar.25, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

Come help us celebrate our 1 year re-opening! It has been a slow and long process, but it is SUCCESSFUL! continue »

Greater North Houston ASL Social at Main Event

RespondBy | Mar.18, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

The Houston Deaf community and ASL students will enjoy socializing at Main Event on Friday March 21st from 5pm till closing, 2am.
Previous socials at Main Event have has large attendance. Main Event has food and drinks to purchase and also has great games of bowling, pool, shuffleboard, etc. You will be able to visit and sign with old friends and make new friends. It is important to remind everyone that all ASL socials are “voice off.”
Please respect this and if you use your voice sign throughout your conversation. Lets heep those hands and fingers moving.

Main Event is located at:
19441 interstate 45 North
Shenandoah, Tx 77385

this location is north of Spring and the Woodlands Mall.

This post was submitted by Angela Mitchell.

Bringing Songs to Life in Signs for the Church

RespondBy Christina Belbas | Mar.18, 2014 | Filed in: Community,Support

Come to Sagemont and learn how to sign your favorite church songs! We will meet on Saturday, March 22, 2014, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. Leyel Hudson, a certified interpreter, will show us how to interpret songs commonly sung in church services. The fee for the class is $35, accepting both cash and checks. We will be in room WC1113, and lunch will be provided. For more information contact Kay Brown-Arnett at 713-412-8723 or CEU’s for the class are pending.

This post was submitted by Christina Belbas.

HBDA’s Crawfish & Fish Fry

RespondBy Shawn Richardson | Mar.05, 2014 | Filed in: Community

Houston Black Deaf Advocates Hosts a Crawfish & Fish Fry Cookout. The fundraising profit goes to 
2014 Southwest Regional Black Deaf Advocates Conference. 
Contact Essie Smith at for more information or tickets. continue »

This post was submitted by Shawn Richardson.

ASL Storytime Hour!

RespondBy | Feb.28, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Articles,Community

Come One,Come ALL. Join ME and Friends for ASL Story Hour. Watch and learn as our ASL Story Time Friends share children’s classics with children of all ages and abilities through American Sign Language! continue »

This post was submitted by Genova Sarabia.

Deaf Culture Workshop

RespondBy Tori Schultz | Feb.27, 2014 | Filed in: Community

Talking Hands, the American Sign Language Organization at Stephen F. Austin, is hosting its Spring deaf culture workshop on March 1st from 11am-4pm. Meet-and-greet begins at 11, lunch will be catered at 12, and our panel of experts starts at 1. Panelists will include individuals immersed in the Deaf world on a daily basis. Cost to attend is $10. Come out and learn about a culture many don’t understand! If you have questions contact us at |

This post was submitted by Tori Schultz.

Deaf Evangelism Conference 2014

RespondBy Dan Mustain | Feb.27, 2014 | Filed in: Articles,Community

The Deaf Evangelism Conference 2014 will be at Woodhaven Baptist Deaf Church March 7 – 9. Friday March 7, Dinner at 5:30 PM and worship at 7 PM. continue »

This post was submitted by Dan Mustain.

ASL “Idol” – 2/24/14

RespondBy | Feb.21, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

Attend the first annual UH American Sign Language “Idol” Contest! There will be 3 performances this semester. Tickets are free!

Performance #1: Who am I?

Contestants will perform using ASL only, showcasing their research of historical and influential members of the Deaf community.

Come and “meet” someone famous! continue »

Mannafest Conference 2014

RespondBy | Feb.21, 2014 | Filed in: Community,Support

Mannafest speaks to the heart of God’s meeting of manhood and provides resources to build up true manhood to last for a lifetime.

Crossover Bible Fellowship is hosting Mannafest Conference (men conference) in Houston, Texas on Friday, February 28th and Saturday, March 1st, 2014. You must register at ASL interpreter(s) will be provided.

Three ways to become a better man

1. Mannafest is the key to unlocking your God given purposes as a man.
2. Mannafest will help you use God’s Word to navigate life’s traps and correctly align your family with His will.
3. Your manhood is under construction. Through Kingdom Man, Manhood Restored and 33 The Series, Mannafest provides the tools you need for the job.
continue »


RespondBy Amanda Tuite | Feb.21, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

TerpExpo and CAAGVRS Bring You CROMANIA! An ASL Performance By Crom Saunders

Saturday, March 8th, 8:00 P.M.
Houston Marriot South at Hobby Airport
9100 Gulf Freeway, Houston, TX 77017
Houston/Galveston Room

$5.00 a Person at the Door
Proceeds Go to Deaf Women United and the “Five Eyes Project”

This post was submitted by Amanda Tuite.

SorensonVRS Town Hall – Feb 5th

RespondBy | Feb.04, 2014 | Filed in: Community,Support

Join us to learn about what’s new at Sorenson including ntouch® VP, ntouch® for Mac®, ntouch® PC, ntouch® Tablet, ntouch® Mobile and services offered exclusively to Sorenson customers. Refreshments will be provided. continue »

Houston Black Deaf Advocates Presents: Deaf Black History Month

2 CommentsBy Margo Jarreau | Jan.31, 2014 | Filed in: Community

Tim Thorn— A Retired Long-Time Teacher of the Deaf
Curtis Barber— A Young Talented CODA Giving His MLK Oratory
Kunle Adegboye— An Owner of a Business Providing Computer Service

When: Saturday, February 15, 2014
Time: 2pm
Where: 9920 Long Point RD, Houston, TX 77055

Soul Food will be sold and the proceeds go to our 5th Biennial Southwestern Regional Black Deaf Advocates Conference, hosted by HBDA. The conference is scheduled for August 1 & 2, 2014

Willie Woodson—–Co-coordinator
Shawn Richardson—Co-coordinator
Regina Grant——-Food coordinator

This post was submitted by Margo Jarreau.

HBDA General Meeting

RespondBy Margo Jarreau | Jan.31, 2014 | Filed in: Community,Resource Center

Join Us for Our Meeting of Houston Black Deaf Advocates
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 West Gray
Houston TX 77019

The board meeting is closed to everyone except board members
1pm – 2pm

Bylaw meeting for HBDA members
2pm – 3pm

Non-members can observe Bylaw
General Meeting
Houston Black Deaf Advocates

It is public to visitors, ASL students, and interns. Only HBDA members have the right to express opinions during meeting. If you are interested in becoming new member, click for membership form below:

This post was submitted by Margo Jarreau.

Untold Stories of CJ Jones – Feb 1, 2014

RespondBy | Jan.31, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

Attend this event as the famous Mr. CJ Jones ( shares his life stories and experiences being Deaf and Black in America.

Interview to be followed by a Performance

(Refreshments immediately following the event)

LIMITED SEATING!! Tickets required.

Purchase your ticket today at

Feb 1 UH ASLI event.pdf (246 KB)

This post was submitted by Sharon Hill.

Crime Victims’ Rights and HPD Victim Services

RespondBy | Jan.21, 2014 | Filed in: Community,Law,Support

The next Deaf PIP meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:30 PM located 9920 Long Point (Woodhaven Church)

This month, our topic presentation will be: “Crime Victims’ Rights and HPD Victim Services”.

This informative presentation will outline the statistics of the population that are victimized and also include information on crime victims’ rights and HPD victim services the event that one becomes the victim of crime.

Door Prizes!
Also, if anyone wants to volunteer to make a dish or bring chips or soft drinks for this meeting, please e-mail me at Hope to see you there.

Woodhaven Church for the Deaf
9920 Long Point

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

From: Officer James Sobota
Voice # 713-308-9079
Interpreter and captioning provided

H.A.D. Trifecta Party

RespondBy | Jan.21, 2014 | Filed in: Activities,Community

TRIFECTA is 3 costume EVENT in one night!! Each costume will win best prize. Mardi Gras, Rodeo, and Valentine Costume. Door Prizes at 10 pm, Poker, Pool, Aces, and Darts. Free Food given away by DOC’S!!

Download Trifecta Party 2014 information here

This post was submitted by Lisa Zanot.

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