Today in Frisco . . . SERGEY “KRUSHER” KOVALEV AND TRAINER BUDDY McGIRT

Jan 31, 2019
Today in Frisco . . .
SERGEY “KRUSHER” KOVALEV AND TRAINER BUDDY McGIRT
Credit Main Events / Ed Keenan
AND QUOTES BELOW
Special ESPN/ESPN+ quadruple-header Feb. 2 at Ford Center at the Star
FRISCO, Texas (Jan 30, 2019) — Their first fight ended with a dramatic knockout that shook up the Atlantic City Boardwalk. The rematch between Eleider “Storm” Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) will bring two of the light heavyweight division’s biggest names to The Star.
Alvarez will defend his WBO light heavyweight world title against former unified light heavyweight world champion Kovalev on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys practice facility.
Krusher and his trainer Buddy McGrit had this to say today, Wednesday, January 30 in Frisco:
SERGEY KOVALEV
First, I am very excited to get the opportunity to get back my belt. Thanks to God for this opportunity and thanks to my promoter and my manager to make this fight happen. Right now I must prove that I am the best in this division by this victory on Saturday night
I didn’t have enough gas, enough power. You saw my condition. I was lazy it was like something was wrong with my body.
Proving again that I always push myself more than needed and that was my biggest mistake in my boxing career. Always push further than needed. Right now Buddy has taught me a lot – saving energy for the fight and I listen to him 100% on his recommendations and I follow his instructions. I like this training camp but we’ll see Saturday what the boxing side will show.
Right now at this time before the fight I am used to dieting. This time I wanted to be better for everything – in life and in the boxing gym and in life and my team change. I am happy working with Teddy Cruz my strength coach and Buddy McGirt my boxing coach. They are really a great team and they are great persons. We have a great understanding with each other and I like the team very much.
When I became pro I got three belts just by using my amateur experience be cause my fights went often my first two years as a pro I fought 5 or 6 times a year. Then later I fought two or three times a year and one year I fought only once. That’s crazy. Between the fight it was long rest and I didn’t work out. I was busy with my life. I was famous in my small group, in my circle. I was busy with my family and with my friends. Every fight I started my training from zero. No one was there to work on or remind me of my style. I fought every fight just on my memory from the amateurs. I had coaches but they didn’t help me bith my boxing or my conditioning or anything. Everything I did myself. Everybody has seen the result. I am happy that I started working with Buddy and he has reminded me of my amateur style and using a lot of boxing – not the goal to knock somebody out, but boxing. It’s a good idea to not have to win by knockout, but by boxing. The will be, at one time, a punch that will catch him. If you can punch, you will.
This time we have been working on defense too and with the shape I am in on Saturday it will be very interesting. I am excited in my last day of camp and I am excited for the fight to see what I can show. Right now I am really motivated because I know that I can beat this guy.
The last fight he got lucky. He got lucky of course. I lost concentration for just a couple of seconds – a lack of attention just for one second. Then I couldn’t get focused after the knock down.
Maybe I wasn’t ready enough. I don’t want to use it as excuses but on Saturday I will prove that I am better than Alvarez. And that is my goal to get my belts back. That’s my goal right now and it is a big motivation.
(So, you are going to be a boxer on Saturday night?)
You never know what will happen tomorrow. I don’t even know what will happen when I go around this corner of the wall when I get up. I do have motivation and I should use it to get my belt back.
I like belts. Right now I have a co-promotion with Top Rank and I am on ESPN and I can get to the highest level in boxing again. I am in Dallas, and Texas is a state that has a lot of boxing fans – a lot of Mexican fans and a lot of American fans. The site is very bog and it looks great. And I am a Cowboys fan.
My prediction is that I will get back my belt. I don’t know how, ut I will get it back at any price or any cost.
BUDDY McGIRT
No, I did not watch the first fight. The night that they fought I had a fight in New York. You want to hear something? Whenever I watched tapes of an opponent, as a fighter, I lost. When I watched tapes as a trainer, my fighter lost.
I watched tape of Meldrick Taylor, and I lost the fight.
I don’t need to watch tapes. I’m old school. I prepare for anything and everything. If you watch a tape of a guy, and you see something, then you expect it to happen and you wait all night for it, and it doesn’t.
If you get in a street fight you don’t have any tape on the guy. You have to adjust. So that’s what I go by.
I have watched quite a few Kovalev fights. I have seen enough of him. Things that he told me how he prepared for the fight and what happened during the fight – that was enough for me to understand what we have to do.
Sergey told me what went wrong in the fight and I just went from there. I had a guy fight Alvarez, Isaac Chilemba – we got jerked in the decision but it is what it is.
A lot of people told me that he was difficult to work with, but, he wasn’t. Everyone was telling me this and telling me that and I was like “OK,” and when I got with him everything was gravy.
I know that he had a strength and conditioning guy, to not only help with strength and conditioning but to help him with his diet – to eat the right foods. He told me how he ate for the last fight and I told him he was crazy.  Lot of these fighters they wait till the last week to lose ten pounds – that’s not healthy.
He told me what he did wrong then we got in the gym and I said ‘OK Buddy, you can’t really make any big adjustments. He’s been doing this too long.’ So I just kept it simple. You can’t beat the basics. So you just keep it basic and simple, not complicated, and let the rest take care of itself.
He’s in shape. He’s eating the right foods. His weight is good. So now it’s all up to him.
There are days that we are in the gym and I say “That’s it.”   He says ‘No, I want to do this.” I say no, that’s it. You can do that tomorrow.’ Then I have to sit there and wait for him to leave the gym so he won’t do anything. I know if I left the gym he would do extra. So I have to sit there with him and walk outside with him then he gets in his car and leave then I get in my car and leave.
It was a fun camp. Everything went good, thank God. Now it’s all up to him.
Teddy Cruz did strength and conditioning. Teddy worked on his diet and monitored his weight.
(What do you think will happen in the fight?)
I am excited about the fight just like everybody else.I know he will be champion after this fight And we take it from there.
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Valdez, Alvarez y López visitan a niños de YMCA en Frisco

Jan 31, 2019

Valdez, Alvarez y López visitan a niños de YMCA en Frisco

Todos estarán en acción en la función especial “Súper Sábado”
que se celebrará ESTE SÁBADO en el Ford Center at The Star

(Photo Credit: Mikey Williams / Top Rank)

FRISCO, Texas (30 de enero del 2019) — Tres días antes del cartel “Súper Sábado” en el Ford Center at the Star, cuatro de las estrellas más grandes del boxeo: el campeón mundial de peso pluma de la OMB, Oscar Valdez, el campeón mundial de peso semipesado de la OMB, Eleider Alvarez, el sensacional prospecto Teofimo López, y el contendiente de peso ligero Richard Commey – se tomaron un tiempo para reunirse con los niños locales en el Frisco Family YMCA.

Los peleadores hablaron sobre el arduo trabajo requerido para convertirse en un atleta de élite, demostraron una variedad de ejercicios de boxeo y luego firmaron autógrafos para cerrar la tarde.

El combate de Valdez ante el púgil italiano Carmine Tommasone encabezará la transmisión de campeonato mundial de ESPN y ESPN Deportes que comenzará a las 10 p.m. ET, y que también contará con la pelea por el título mundial peso ligero de la Federación Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) entre Richard Commey e Isa Chaniev.

La acción continuará a las 12 a.m. ET en el servicio de transmisión ESPN+, donde el sensacional contendiente hondureño Teofimo López chocará ante el experimentado zurdo Diego Magdaleno en el combate que servirá de antesala a la revancha más esperada del boxeo: el combate por el título mundial semipesado de la OMB entre el campeón colombiano Eleider “Storm” Álvarez y el ex jefe de la división, el ruso Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev.

En una promoción de Top Rank, Main Events y Krusher Promotions, en asociación con Groupe Yvon Michel, los boletos con un precio de: $225, $165, $85, $55 y $25 (incluidas las tarifas de las instalaciones) ya están a la venta y se pueden comprar en SeatGeek.com.

Utilice el hashtag #AlvarezKovalev2 y #ValdezTommasone para unirse a la conversación en las redes sociales.

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 Suspect Charged in Assault at 8000 Beechnut

Jan 31, 2019

 Suspect Charged in Assault at 8000 Beechnut

***RESENDING WITH BOOKING PHOTO ATTACHED***

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in an assault at 8000 Beechnut about 10:20 p.m. last Friday (January 25).

The suspect, Elmer Maravilla-Ramirez (H/m, 26), and the victim, Johnny Pena-Hernandez, 29, were both transported to an area hospital for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.  Maravilla-Ramirez is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 230th State District Court.

A booking photo of Maravilla-Ramirez is attached to this news release.

HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Officers A. Williams and S. Ragsdale reported:

Mr. Pena-Hernandez and the suspect (Maravilla-Ramirez) got into a verbal altercation at at apartment complex at 8500 Nairn.  The two men chased each other through the complex on foot.  They then began chasing each other in vehicles along Southwest Freeway service road.  The suspect struck Pena-Hernandez’s vehicle with his car and caused Pena-Hernandez to strike a pillar under the Southwest Freeway at Beechnut.  The suspect then threatened to shoot Pena-Hernandez before assaulting him with a pistol, causing the pistol to break.  Pena-Hernandez, in fear of his life, pulled a knife and then stabbed the suspect multiple times in the chest and back.  Paramedics arrived and transported both men to the hospital.

The investigation is continuing.  Anyone with additional information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-3800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.

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DOMINANT CHAMPIONS FACE SURGING CONTENDERS AT UFC® 235 IN LAS VEGAS

Jan 31, 2019

DOMINANT CHAMPIONS FACE SURGING CONTENDERS AT UFC® 235 IN LAS VEGAS

FEATURED BOUTS:

(C) JON JONES vs. (#3) ANTHONY SMITH

(C) TYRON WOODLEY vs. (#2) KAMARU USMAN

 

TICKETS FOR UFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH AT T-MOBILE ARENA

GO ON SALE FRIDAY, FEB. 1

 

PRELIMINARY FIGHTS LIVE ON ESPN, ESPN DEPORTES

Las Vegas – UFC® hits Las Vegas for the first time in 2019 with two highly anticipated world championship fights. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wastes no time getting back in the Octagon® as he takes on dangerous finisher and No. 3-ranked contender Anthony Smith. Also, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley goes for his fifth consecutive title defense against No. 2-ranked contender Kamaru UsmanUFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH takes place Saturday, March 2 at T-Mobile Arena and will air live on Pay-Per-View.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English and Spanish on ESPN and ESPN Deportes starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. In addition to linear coverage of the preliminaries, fans will be able to purchase and watch UFC 235 on ESPN.com/UFC235, beginning February 18 (once purchased, fans will be able to watch the event on the web or on the ESPN App on mobile or TV-connected devices). They also can purchase and watch UFC 235 on UFC.com or the UFC App.

Jones (23-1 1NC, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) reclaimed the light heavyweight championship in December with a spectacular TKO win over long-time rival Alexander Gustafsson. He now looks to further extend his record for most light heavyweight championship title defenses with another show-stealing performance. Throughout his career, Jones has defeated the who’s who of MMA, including Daniel Cormier, Rashad Evans, Lyoto Machida, Rampage Jackson and Shogun Rua.

A former middleweight mainstay, Smith (31-13, fighting out of Omaha, Neb.) looks to shock the world by dethroning the most dominant 205-pound champion in UFC history. A hard-hitting KO artist, Smith burst onto the light heavyweight scene less than a year ago. During this time, he has delivered highlight-reel finishes against Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua and Volkan Oezdemir. With momentum on his side, Smith has his sights on taking out Jones and capturing UFC gold.

A decorated grappler with KO power, Woodley (19-3-1, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) looks to continue his winning ways by stopping one of the welterweight division’s biggest threats. During his UFC run, he has beaten Darren Till, Demian Maia, Stephen Thompson, Robbie Lawler and Kelvin Gastelum. In March, Woodley aims to further build his legacy as one of the greatest 170-pound champions in UFC history.

Currently riding a 13-fight win streak that extends more than five years, Usman (14-1, fighting out of Boca Raton, Fla. by way of Auchi, Nigeria) is poised to shake up the 170-pound division. A dominating grappler, he has earned impressive victories against Rafael Dos Anjos, Demian Maia, Sergio Moraes and Sean Strickland. Usman is now gunning to dethrone Woodley and take his spot at the top of the division.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Former welterweight champion and No. 6-ranked contender Robbie Lawler (28-12 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) looks to spoil the highly anticipated debut of unbeaten Ben Askren (18-0 1NC, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.)
  • Former bantamweight champ and No. 1-ranked contender Cody Garbrandt (11-2, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) looks to get back in the win column against surging No. 9 Pedro Munhoz (17-3 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla. by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • In a featherweight bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, No. 6-ranked contender Jeremy Stephens (28-15, fighting out of San Diego, Calif.) battles No. 14 Zabit Magomedsharipov (16-1, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia)
  • No. 7-ranked strawweight contender Tecia Torres (10-3, fighting out of Colorado Springs, Colo.) aims to snap the winning streak of the rising Weili Zhang (18-1, fighting out of Beijing, China)
  • Light heavyweight contenders collide when No. 11-ranked Ovince Saint Preux (23-12, fighting out of Knoxville, Tenn.) faces No. 14 Misha Cirkunov (14-4, fighting out of Toronto, Canada)
  • No. 13-ranked bantamweight contender Thomas Almeida (22-3, fighting out of Sao Paulo, Brazil) looks to re-assert himself as a title threat against Marlon Vera (12-5-1, fighting out of Chone, Ecuador)
  • The Ultimate Fighter season one winner Diego Sanchez (30-11, fighting out of Albuquerque, N.M.) makes his 29th UFC appearance against hot prospect Mickey Gall (5-1, fighting out of Green Brook Township, N.J.)
  • Gina Mazany (5-2, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) battles The Ultimate Fighter season 28 winner Macy Chiasson (3-0, fighting out of New Orleans, La.) in a bantamweight bout

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change.

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UFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH PRESS CONFERENCE

Jan 30, 2019

UFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH

PRESS CONFERENCE

Thursday, January 31 – 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

MGM Grand in Las Vegas

 

Las Vegas – UFC® stages its first event of 2019 in Las Vegas, featuring two highly anticipated world championship fights. Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wastes no time getting back in the Octagon®, as he takes on dangerous finisher and No.3-ranked contender Anthony Smith. Also, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley goes for his fifth consecutive title defense against surging No.2-ranked contender Kamaru UsmanUFC® 235: JONES vs. SMITH takes place Saturday, March 2 from T-Mobile Arena and will air live on Pay-Per-View.

In anticipation of this event, UFC will host a press conference with select athletes from the main card on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. PT/ 8 p.m. ET at the David Copperfield Theater at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. This event will be open to the public. Members of the media who wish to attend, please RSVP to Chelsea Sullivan at csullivan@ufc.com. Media check-in will run from 4-4:45 p.m. PT. Prior to the press conference, media are invited to lunch at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill between 3-4 p.m. PT.

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Mayor’s Complete Communities initiative wins award for public involvement

Jan 30, 2019
Mayor’s Complete Communities initiative wins award for public involvement
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Complete Communities initiative has received an Our Great Region Award from the Houston-Galveston Area Action Council (H-GAC) for outstanding public involvement.

The Our Great Region Awards recognize projects in the region that are advancing the goals and strategies identified in the Our Great Region 2040 plan. Complete Communities received The Reach Award, which honors a project that demonstrates exemplary public participation.

As the region’s metropolitan planning organization, H-GAC formed a partnership with local governments and organizations to develop a long-range plan to accommodate our region’s  growth. Completed in 2014 by 24 partner organizations, the Our Great Region 2040 is designed to make the 13-county region an even better place to live, work, and prosper by the year 2040. The plan examines six major topics (transportation, environment, economic development, resiliency, housing and healthy communities) and presents “big ideas” and strategies in each. As the first sustainability plan for the area, Our Great Region 2040 will be consulted for years to come as the region works to meet its sustainability goals.

The City of Houston’s Complete Communities project works with five diverse, underserved Houston communities to help them reach their full potential:  Acres Home, Gulfton, Near Northside, Second Ward and Third Ward.

Through hundreds of community meetings, the Planning and Development Department worked with these communities to develop community specific action plans and identify a vision, goals and actions to address community priorities. This involved extensive community outreach, city departments meeting with numerous outside organizations, private business and funding organizations, and forming partnerships in drafting the action plans.

Residents attended more than 200 meetings with informal small groups, individuals one at a time, various organizations, neighborhood events, Super Neighborhood, Neighborhood Support Team and large public engagement meetings. Planning staff coordinated and led more than 50 internal meetings with 23 City departments that were key participants in many of the public meetings. Partners include residents, non-profit organizations, businesses, other government offices, religious institutions, schools, banks and foundations.

The Complete Communities action plans were approved by City Council in August 2018. The City continues to work with each community to carry them out.

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Investigation into Shooting of Four Houston Police Officers at 7815 Harding Street

Jan 30, 2019
Investigation into Shooting of Four Houston Police Officers at 7815 Harding Street
Houston police are investigating an incident resulting in the shooting of four HPD officers and the fatal shooting of two suspects at 7815 Harding Street about 5 p.m. on Monday (Jan. 28).

The wounded officers, assigned to the HPD Narcotics Division, were transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital.  Two officers are in serious, but stable condition.  Both officers sustained gunshot wounds to the neck.  One officer, 40, is a 9-year veteran of HPD and the other, 54, is a 32-year veteran of HPD.

Two other officers are in good condition.  One officer, 50, a 25-year veteran, was shot in the face.  The other officer, 50, a 27-year veteran, was not shot, but suffered a serious knee injury.  A fifth injured officer, 33, a 10-year veteran, shot in the shoulder, was released from the hospital Monday night.

The deceased suspects are identified as Dennis Tuttle, 59, and Rhogena Nicholas, 58.  Photos of both suspects are attached to this news release.

Four other narcotics officers who discharged weapons were not injured.  It is not known at this time if any or all of the wounded officers discharged weapons in the incident.

HPD narcotics officers were serving a felony warrant at a residence at the above address when they were met with gunfire by the occupants of the home.  Several officers returned fire, fatally striking both suspects.

As is customary in officer-involved shooting incidents in the city limits, the incident is being investigated by the HPD Special Investigations Unit, HPD Internal Affairs Division and the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.

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LA Galaxy adquiere al mediocampista Uriel Antuna

Jan 30, 2019

LA Galaxy adquiere al mediocampista Uriel Antuna

El internacional mexicano de 21 años de edad se une al LA Galaxy a condición de préstamo procedente del Manchester City de la Liga Premier Inglesa

LOS ANGELES (Martes, 29 de enero, 2019) – LA Galaxy anunció hoy que el club ha adquirido al internacional mexicano de 21 años de edad, Uriel Antuna, a condición de préstamo procedente del Manchester City de Inglaterra. Antuna se une al Galaxy después de pasar la temporada pasada a préstamo con el club FC Groningen de la Eredivisie, la primera división de Países Bajos. El mediocampista ocupará un cupo de jugador internacional en la nómina del Galaxy y se incorporará al club a la espera de recibir su Visa P-1 y su Certificado de Transferencia Internacional (ITC).

“Uriel es un mediocampista talentoso, joven y dinámico que creemos aportará a nuestra línea ofensiva”, dijo Dennis te Kloese, Gerente General del LA Galaxy. “Antuna tiene experiencia jugando para clubes en México, Inglaterra y Países Bajos y continuará desarrollándose y mejorando como jugador. Estamos muy contentos de agregarlo a nuestro plantel y creemos que puede ofrecer algo positivo a nuestro equipo”.

Antuna, de 21 años de edad, se desarrolló en la cantera de Santos Laguna durante la primera etapa de su carrera, uniéndose a Santos en el 2012. Después de representar a los equipos juveniles de Santos, Antuna hizo su debut en la Liga MX con el primer equipo en el 2017.

En el 2017, el internacional mexicano fichó con Manchester City de la English Premier League. Fue cedido a préstamo al FC Groningen de la Eredivisie ese año. Durante su tiempo ahí, Antuna jugo un total de 20 partidos en la primera división de Países Bajos, sumando 19 partidos jugados, cinco goles y dos asistencias con el equipo sub-21 de Groningen.

A nivel internacional, Antuna ha jugado para varias selecciones juveniles de México, incluyendo el torneo del Campeonato Sub-20 de CONCACAF 2017 y la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Sub-20 del 2017, donde fue un jugador clave en ambas escuadras. En 2018, el lateral fue miembro de la sub-21 que llegó a la final del Torneo de Toulon ante Inglaterra, iniciando como titular en todos los partidos disputados durante ese torneo. Antuna recibió su primera convocatoria a la selección mayor de México en noviembre del 2017 para partidos amistosos ante Bélgica en Polonia bajo el mando del entonces director técnico colombiano Juan Carlos Osorio.

LA Galaxy comenzará la temporada regular 2019 de la MLS ante Chicago Fire el sábado, 2 de marzo a las 5 p.m. PT.  Boletos para el partido están a la venta ahora, oprimiendo aquí.

Transacción: LA Galaxy adquiere al mediocampista Uriel Antuna a condición de préstamo del Manchester City. El mediocampista ocupará un cupo de jugador internacional en la nómina del Galaxy y se incorporará al club a la espera de recibir su Visa P-1 y su Certificado de Transferencia Internacional (ITC). .

Nombre: Uriel Antuna

Posición: Mediocampista

Estatura: 5’9”

Peso: 130 lbs.

Fecha de Nacimiento: 21 de agosto, 1997

Edad: 21

Ultimo Club: Manchester City (Inglaterra)

Ciudad Natal: Gómez Palacio, Durango, México

Lugar de Nacimiento: Gómez Palacio, Durango, México

Nacionalidad: México

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Mayor calls on more employers to join Hire Houston Youth summer program

Jan 29, 2019
Mayor calls on more employers to join Hire Houston Youth summer program
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner urges Houston companies and organizations to join the hundreds of their counterparts who already participate in Hire Houston Youth, the trailblazing program that matches the city’s youth with summer jobs, internships and apprenticeships that pay at least $8 per hour for seven weeks.

The program empowers applicants 16 to 24 years old to “learn and earn” as they plan and train for full-time jobs in Houston’s dynamic economy.

The addition of more employees to the program will enable it to reach the mayor’s goal of 10,000 jobs in summer 2019. HHY jobs have climbed by 2,500 every year since the mayor took office in 2016.

“An able and ready workforce is critical to ensure a strong economic future for Houston. I am committed to providing access to internships and job opportunities for our young people who live in the city. I call our corporate partners, other governmental entities, and community organizations to participate in the Hire Houston’s Youth program. Join us to increase access to quality ‘earning and learning’ opportunities for Houston’s youth,” Mayor Turner said. “We know we have made a sustainable, verifiable difference with HHY as it provides job learning, earning, experience, training and social connections.”

In lieu of providing summers jobs, employers can donate to the program, sponsor a subsidized youth to work at a non-profit organization and/or become vendor at a job or career fair.

To sign up, employers should visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org/employers and create an employer account. If you are unable to hire a youth, you can sponsor a youth to work at a non-profit by making a $2,500 tax-deductible contribution. If you wish to sponsor or support this program, please visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org/donate. If you have questions, please contact hirehoustonyouth@houstontx.gov.

A sampling of the wide variety of HHY employers:

AArrow Sign Spinners
Advancing STEM for Students
AECOM
Alief Independent School District
ALTIUS Graphics
Amaanah Refugee Services
Ambassadors For Christ
AMC Katy Mills 20
Amegy Bank
American Pool Houston
Amerisource Realty (Marketing)
Apache Corporation
Apollo Answering Service
Baker’s Safe and Lock Co.
Bayou City Adventures
Bayside Printing Company, Inc.
Becks Prime Restaurants (Becks Prime Restaurants)
Black United Fund of Texas
Boys & Girls Clubs
Checkers Drive Thru
Chevron
ChildCare Careers Children’s Museum of Houston (Children’s Museum of Houston)
Childrens Defense Fund Texas
Chinese Community Center
Cho-Yeh Camp & Conference Center
Citizens for Animal Protection
Citizens’ Environmental Coalition
City of Houston
Council Member Brenda Stardig
Council Member Karla Cisneros
Courtyard by Marriott
Covenant House Texas
Epiphany Community Health Outreach
Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center (J Camps)
Exterran Corporation
Families Empowered (Communications Team)
Fashion Glass & Mirror
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment (Fifth Ward Community Redevelop)
Friends of Down Syndrome
Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council
Greater Houston Partnership
Group 1 Automotive
Harris County Appraisal District
Harris Health System
Hermann Park Conservancy
Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel
Houston Area Women’s Center
Houston Arts Alliance
Houston Ballet
Houston Botanic Garden
Houston Community College System
Houston Endowment Inc.
Houston Federation of Teachers
Houston First Corporation
Houston Foodbank
Houston Museum of Natural Science
Houston Public Library Foundation
Igloo Products Corp
Kids Robotic Foundation
Lake Houston Lawn Care, Inc.
McConnell & Jones LLP
McDonald’s Owners and Operators of Greater Houston
MD Anderson Cancer Center –
Memorial Assistance Ministries
Mental Health America of Greater Houston
Metropolitan Transit Authority
Project GRAD Houston
Rice University (Rice University Office of STEM)
Richmond Rosenberg Youth Sports Assoc.
Rotary Club of Hermann Park (Rotary Club of Hermann Park)
She’s Happy Hair
South Post Oak Recycling Center
Spring Branch ISD (Spring Branch ISD)
Student Conservation Association
Sugar Land Skeeters
Tetra Tech, Inc.
Texas Children’s Hospital (Human Resources)
Texas Conservation Corps at America
Texas Department of Transportation
The Chevalier Law Firm, PLLC
The Ensemble Theatre
The Gonzalez Group, LP
The Goodman Corporation
The Halal Guys
Toshiba International Corporation
TWRC Wildlife Center
TxDOT
United Airlines
United States Army
Urban Enrichment Institute
Urban Harvest, Inc.
Urban Schools Collaborative
YMCA of Greater Houston
ZINYAW LLC

Donors include:

Haynes and Boone, LLP
Yacari Consultants, LLC
Greater Greenspoint Redevelopment Authority
Daily Court Review Investments LTD.
D. Samuels & Associates LLC
Houston Community College Foundation
The Interfield Group LLC
Gulf Coast Division Office
United
Cigna Health and Life
Verizon Wireless
Greater Houston Transportation
Houston Arts Alliance
Employment & Training Centers, Inc.
South Post Oak Recycling Center
Metro
Union Pacific Corporation
Comcast Corporation
Bridgeway Capital Management
HNTB Corporation
The Christine and Rob Johnson Family Fund
Midway Foundation
Perry Homes
Central Bank
EOG Resources, Inc.
Chevron
Hoover Container Solutions, Inc.
GSL Industrial Partners, L.P.
NRG Retail Charitable Foundation
Gilbane Building Company
HFF
Mustang Machinery Company, LTD
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Silver Eagle Distributors Charitable Fund
Cadence Bank
Waste Management
OTG Charities
Yacari Consultants, LLC
Strada Education Network
Heery International Foundation, Inc.
Ampac Chemical Co., Inc.
Clark Condon Associates, Inc.
Midway Foundation
Henderson Rogers
Aviles Engineering Corp.
Perry Homes Foundation
Preferred Bank
The Awe and Wonder Foundation
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
CommunityBank of Texas N.A.
Lyondell Chemical Company
Panorama
Piper Jaffray & Co.
The Friedkin Group
United Way of Greater Houston
NRG Retail Charitable Foundation
EOG Resources, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Memorial Hermann Health System
Chevron Products Company
HNTB Corporation
Communities in Schools of Houston, Inc.
JP Morgan Chase Foundation
Con-Real LP

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