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The Texas Motion Picture Alliance, a non-profit television, film, videogame, promotional and online streaming production agency in Texas, is going to hold its fourth annual Impact Awards in Houston, Oct. 19.
The event, which will hold a spot at the George R. Brown Convention Center, will be hosted by native Texas actor Brent Anderson, who previously appeared in the TV show "American Crime" and "Dirty John."
The idea of the awards, according to a report, is to "honor Texas productions, companies and individuals through media production have had a good and special influence on their communities."
The award-winning projects include West Texas indie movie "Iron Orchard" and the Animal Planet TV show "Lone Star Law." The award-winning companies include Houston's Szabo Sound & Music, Austin's Powerhouse Animation Studios, Austin's Onion Creek Productions, Austin's Electronic Arts (computer match) and Houston's entertainment firm 6 Ft Entertainment.
Also recognized are Houston producer Locke Bryan (for community influence) and Houston director/writer Rick Harrington (for a person of the year).
Sandeep Singh Dhaliwal was seated in a congregation at a gurdwara — a place of place for Sikhs — on a winter day in 2008 when he first received a call for duty.
It was shortly after an encounter between the Sikh family and the Harris County sheriff's deputies had gone horribly wrong. The family had been called to report a robbery, but when the officers reached and saw their kirpans— small swords that are a Sikh article of faith— they treated the family as if they were criminals.
Adrian Garcia had just been appointed sheriff of Harris County, and he wanted to get things right with the Sikh community. So he visited the gurdwara neighborhood and made a plea: join forces to help change the department from within.
Dhaliwal turned to his father and said he was going to join the sheriff's department. Friends and family have been trying to talk him out of it.
Law enforcement was not a profession entered by Sikhs in Houston, Josan said. Besides, Dhaliwal had other things to do for him, such as his trucking and pizza business.
But Dhaliwal's mind was made up, his father, Piara Singh Dhaliwal, said on Tuesday. He was going to make a difference in the city he grew up in.
And certainly he did that. Almost everyone in this part of Houston — where Dhaliwal, 42, was gunned down last week at a traffic stop — knows who he was. His turban and beard, the markers of his Sikh faith, made him difficult to miss.
Those closest to him want others to know that Dhaliwal was a child in his heart, an exceptional spirit, a friend to everyone and, in the words of a colleague, "a damn near-saint."
"We had a lot of law enforcement officers who paid the same sacrifice and they were all good people," said Garcia, the former sheriff who hired Dhaliwal and is now the Harris County Commissioner.
"But I want people to know that the things you hear about Sandeep are absolutely true."
Deep in the heart of dense steel and glass jungle of Houston’s medical center district, you can catch glimpses of what the city looked like about 400 years ago.
Tall grasses grow up from one corner, sheltering more than seventy different plant and flower species. It looks sloppy, swampy, and wild – especially compared to the pristine grass lawns that surround many Houston buildings. It may looks like coastal prairie.
Prairie like this covered seaside Texas and Louisiana for centuries, stretching from modern-day New Orleans all the way to Corpus Christi. Covering nine million acres and helping iconic flora and fauna like bluebonnets, monarch butterflies, and longhorn cattle, it evolved to survive, and thrive, in a corner of the world subject to both frequent flooding and drought.
The prairie could not survive the growth of cities and agriculture, however, and today less than 1% of the original seaside ecosystem remains. But as the regions have experience four “500 year” rain events in the past 5 years – along with this month’s Tropical Storm Imelda – a prairie renaissance has been blossoming in Houston.
“Prairies are an entirely distinct way of thinking,” says Jim Blackburn, professor of the environmental law at Rice University in Houston. “We influenced to be biased towards technological solutions and engineering solutions rather than natural solutions. We don’t think of nature solving our problems.”
But this is beginning to alter in Houston, where local authorities, care groups, and even developers have talked about prairies and their benefits, from detaining and filtering storm water, feeding wildlife, carbon sequestration, and improving mental health. More than fifty miniaturized “pocket prairies” have been planted around the Houston metro area since 2008.
"That is not the answer of alone," says Professor Blackburn, who also co-directs the hub for serious weather forecast, education, and disaster prevention in Rice. "But I believe this is component of a long-term alternative."
While pocket prairies effectively mirror the pre-establishment of the Houston landscape, in many respects they are pale imitations – manicured and airbrushed prairies of the modern era.
Some twenty miles east of the Medical Center, in the suburb of Deer Park, is the real thing. The fifty one -acre Deer Park Prairie, home to more than 400 species of plants, is “pristine” – never farmed, developed, or harm by humans in any way, according to Della Barbato, chief of education at the Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT). To the west, in neighboring Waller County, more than 20,000 acres of original prairie has been guarded by the Katy Prairie Conservancy.