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È indetta la selezione per l’assunzione presso il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Houston di n. 1 (uno) impiegato a contratto, da adibire ai servizi di Assistente Amministrativo. Possono candidarsi coloro che siano in possesso dei seguenti requisiti alla data del presente Avviso: abbiano compiuto il 18° anno di età; siano di sana costituzione; siano...

In July, Charles Geno Marsala, the President of the American Italian Federation of the Southeast and a District National Vice-President the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), was one of eight chosen for the 2020 Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Grants.   The program was started by Anthony and Joseph Russo who have a cinematic r...

The 80-year-old Olmos Pharmacy building on McCullough Avenue isn’t a pharmacy anymore, nor is it a soda fountain or a diner or a nightclub called the Bharmacy. A year and a half ago, it became the second location of Volare Italian Restaurant, the small Broadway cafe owned by Antonio Sorgente and his wife, Pilar De La Vega. In addition to a full spe...

A decorated Austin chef is preparing to venture into his first solo project. Grae Nonas, the opening co-executive chef at perennial Austin standout Olamaie and co-winner of Food & Wine magazine’s best new chef honor in 2015, will open Le Cowboy Monday. The concept, which features an Italian menu with several handmade pastas, will be temporarily hou...

Holy Crust, a new pizza joint in which pizzas are constructed using a creative and unusual method, is opening next week in Trinity Grove. The restaurant, at 3011 Gulden Lane, is the latest work from restaurateur Phil Romano, founder of chains like Fuddruckers and Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Holy Crust will officially open Thursday, August 6, but start...

The Louisiana Hospitality Foundation marked its 14th year of giving by granting $5,000.00 to support Gendusa’s Italian Market, a locally-owned restaurant located in Kenner, LA. The restaurant was destroyed by fire before dawn on Tuesday, June 16, which was determined a complete loss but no one was hurt. The grant from the Louisiana Hospitality Foun...

On July 15, 2020, this Author had a unique opportunity to interview Italian Air Force test pilot and ESA Astronaut Luca Parmitano, who joined a Facebook Live Talk Show from Houston, Texas. Luca is not “just” an Astronaut: an Italian Air Force pilot qualified on over 20 types of military planes and helicopters, with experience aboard over 40 differe...

Leon Cannizzaro’s announcement that he's not running for reelection heralds the end of an era at the district attorney’s office on South White Street that officially began 12 years ago. Critics argue it dates back much further, to the early 1970s, when Connick began a tenure marked by a no-holds-barred mindset, and a slew of convictions that would...

Former McNeese softball All-American and Olympian Erika Piancastelli is one of the 56 best players in the world that will make up Athletes Unlimited, a newly formed professional softball league. Besides Piancastelli who have signed to play are AJ Andrews, Kelly Barnhill, Kylan Becker, Jessica Burroughs, Caleigh Clifton, Amanda Chidester, Emily Cran...

Four months after offering financial assistance to hospitals in his native Bologna, Italy, Spurs guard Marco Belinelli continues to do his part to stop the spread of COVID-19. “It’s really important — wear a mask, clean your hands,” Belinelli stressed in a Zoom conference from the NBA bubble in Orlando, Fla. “That’s the most important thing we can...

A well-known Houston restaurant owner who is part of a local family food dynasty died on Sunday. Vincent "Bubba" Mandola is the owner of several popular restaurants in the Montrose and Midtown area, including Nino's, Vincent's and Grappino's on West Dallas. The Mandola family issued the following statement: "It is with profound sadness that the Vin...

A store that’s everything Italian is coming to NorthPark Center. Eataly, a three-level food hall and Italian grocery, will open in 2020. Construction is ongoing on the Boedecker Street side of NorthPark, the Dallas Morning News reported.