The second location of Marsalas Italian Grill is open. Owners Isaac Rodriguez and Theresa Guzman welcome the public to dine at their newest location at 5324 Atascocita Road, Suite J, in Atascocita. All the favorites served at the original location in Huffman are available, including daily specials, food to go and full-service catering. Call 832-644-9360 to reach the new location.
LONE STAR COLLEGE DESIGNATED 2018 GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR
For the second consecutive year, Lone Star College was named a 2018 Great Colleges To Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education in partnership with ModernThink, LLC. The Chronicle of Higher Education gathers data from employees about what makes their institution a great place to work. LSC was recognized in nine categories: Collaborative Governance; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace and Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Teaching Environment; and Work/Life Balance. Lone Star College was also named to the Honor Roll, one of only four two-year colleges to be cited most often across all categories. The survey is based on responses from more than 53,000 people at 253 institutions. LSC also received the prestigious 2017 Ozzie Award for Excellence in Education from Partners in Leadership, a leading global consulting firm, earlier this year. This award recognizes organizations that have achieved impactful results in accountability, leadership and culture in education.
TEXAS CENTRAL, AMTRAK TO LINK BULLET TRAIN AND AMTRAK’S NETWORK
Developers of Texas’ high-speed train have forged an agreement with Amtrak, allowing passengers to use Amtrak’s reservation system to buy tickets for travel on both the Texas Bullet Train and Amtrak’s national routes. Texas Central will offer a convenient transfer service connecting riders between Amtrak passenger stations and the high-speed train stations in Dallas and Houston. Amtrak serves over 500 stations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, a former commissioner on the Interstate Commerce Commission, said, “These agreements between Amtrak and Texas Central provide for a passenger-first coordination of services that will increase Houstonians’ access to Amtrak’s national system and maximize the national impact of the Texas Bullet Train.” Amtrak has not operated service between Dallas and Houston since 1995 when a leg of the Chicago-to-San Antonio/Los Angeles “Texas Eagle” route was discontinued. Texas Central will again provide service to this market, including Texas A&M University, with a passenger stop serving Bryan-College Station and Huntsville in the Brazos Valley.