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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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Texas Poker Tour

RespondBy | Jun.08, 2012 | Filed in: Articles,Community

You are invited to a statewide Miss Deaf Texas fund-raiser. Let’s get together and play poker before the National Las Vegas Deaf Poker Tour! Top two winners get a voucher for the Las Vegas National Deaf Poker Tour! continue »

This post was submitted by Amanda Tuite.

Emergency Preparedness Meeting 5/10/10

RespondBy | May.04, 2010 | Filed in: Support

There is a Deaf Task Force for Emergency Preparedness general meeting this Monday, May 10th, 2010 starting at 6:00pm. continue »

Adult CPR/AED class for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing

RespondBy | Apr.21, 2010 | Filed in: Training

The American Red Cross in partnership with the Hearing Loss Association of Houston and Texas Arrhythmia Institute is holding an Adult CPR/AED (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / Automated external defibrillator) class for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing on Saturday, April 24th from 8am to 12:30pm. continue »

Class on Effective Communication

RespondBy | Apr.13, 2010 | Filed in: Community,Law,Support

Free Seminar by the Houston Bar Association and the Montrose Counseling Center. HIV/AIDS and the Law. 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 »

Reminder-Deaf Task Force for Emergency Preparedness

RespondBy | Jan.20, 2010 | Filed in: Resource Center,Support

Houston Quarterly General Meeting. A special combined meeting will be held this month for all Workgroups and General meeting members. The goal is to share information on Workgroup activities, discuss issues, and decide Deaf Task Force business this Saturday, Jan 23rd, 2010. continue »

Leglislative Forum planned for Houston – GHID

RespondBy | Jan.07, 2010 | Filed in: Interpreter,News

Greater Houston Interpreters for the Deaf (GHID) is hosting a Legislative Forum on January 16, 2010. Presented by Billy Collins, this workshop is a reprise of the forum held in San Antonio in 2009. continue »

Define your own reputation or let others define it for you…

6 CommentsBy | Nov.23, 2009 | Filed in: Blogs,Headlines

No matter what reputation we uphold, people like you and me will always pass some kind of judgment. If you, by any small chance, believe that you do not judge, then you are simply a hypocrite, in denial, ignorant and/or delusional. Every history, media, and social aspect have proved time after time that we ALL pass some kind of judgment towards people. Don’t believe me? Then read on…

Judgment and reputation are two words that constantly revolve around us. There’s no way to avoid it continue »

Healing Hands Ranch Open House & Benefit Concert

RespondBy | Nov.10, 2009 | Filed in: Resource Center,Support

Healing Hands Ranch, the world’s first and only aftercare facility for deaf ex-offenders is having its 2nd annual open house and benefit concert this Saturday, November 14th. The open house is from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the ranch in Willis, Texas and the benefit concert is from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at The Light Community Fellowship in Willis, Texas. continue »

UPDATE – Taste of Technology in Houston

RespondBy | Nov.02, 2009 | Filed in: Technology

UPDATE – There is still time to register! It’s quick and easy to register on-line right here, right now! Come to this FREE conference by Relay Texas and learn about technology with adaptive telecommunications equipment, assistive listening devices and telecommunications services for Texas residents who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Deaf-Blind and Speech Disabled. continue »

UPDATE-Deaf & GLBT Support Group Oct 5th-Nov 23rd

Comments OffBy | Oct.28, 2009 | Filed in: Therapy

This CONFIDENTIAL support group is open to all persons who identify as deaf and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Persons identifying as GLBT and Deaf, you need not be a client of Montrose Counseling Center to participate. Participants will be asked to sign a confidentiality agreement at their first meeting. Also, participants may join at any time, however the group is limited to 10 members. This group is facilitated by Leann Randolph, LBSW. Ms. Randolph is hearing but uses American Sign Language. For more information… continue »

NCD National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

RespondBy | Oct.07, 2009 | Filed in: Politics

Here’s a great opportunity for anyone in the deaf community who is knowledgeable of disability policies who can influence the decision making during the national summit in Washington, DC. continue »

Texas Congressmen on Facebook

1 CommentBy | Oct.05, 2009 | Filed in: Politics

I have been pondering ways for many of you to reach out and maintain contact with your Congressmen. I mentioned TweetCongress and contacting your Congressmen the old fashion way. continue »