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Asset Protection Series: Exemptions, Deferments and Clearing Title: A free workshop is presented as part of a Month of Services Series in Acres Home on aspects of financial literacy on Monday, October 14 Lunes, Octubre 14, 6 - 8 pm at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center, 6719 West Montgomery Rd. Dinner will be served. Register by calling 713-520-5232.
Attracting a Weekly Saturday Farmers Market: Acres Homes Health Action Team has been working to establish a Farmers Market in Acres Homes since February 2018. The community is working in response to the needs of the community via the Acres Homes Complete Communities Action Plan.
Currently, the Acres Homes Health Action Team has nine approved vendors to sell produce and or goods at the Farmers Market. Three out of the nine vendors are from Acres Homes and are farmers providing produce. The other three vendors are farmers from Fifth Ward, Independence Heights, and Sunnyside.
The final three vendors are health education vendors with American Heart Association, Harris Health System, and Cooking it Healthy with Chef Tim - Live Cooking Demonstrations. The project is a short term, high priority project in the Acres Home Complete Community's Action Plan focus area of health.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Acres Home webpage for more details. You can reach a Planner for Acres Home at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
International Management District Events: A parade, toy drive and holiday food drive are taking place in October and November. Join in! Please give donations of non-perishable foods, $20 gift cards, and new toys for Alief families in need. For details about contributing to the event, please contact the Alief Community Association at 832-448-0530 or visit www.acahouston.org.
Free family fun, with pumpkins, stilt walkers and more took place on Saturday, October 12 from 10 am - 1 pm at the International community garden at Beechnut and Dairy Ashford. The event focused on health and fun, aspects of many Community's Action Plan priorities.
Save the date! A community parade is taking place on Saturday, October 26, starting at 11110 Bellaire Blvd. Contact www.acahouston.org or [email protected] or call 832-448-0530 or 877-255-5762.
Food collection for the food drive ends Friday, November 15. The giveaway date is Thursday, November 21, at 7850 Howell Sugar Land Rd.
Donate toys by December 13. The giveaway date is Thursday, November 21 at 7850 Howell Sugar Land Rd.
Alief Super Neighborhood Council (ASNC) Monthly Meetings: The ASNC meets at 6:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Alief Community Center, 11903 Bellaire Blvd., located at the corner of Bellaire and Kirkwood. Call 281-564-8130 for details.
Westside Police Divisional PIP (Positive Interaction Program): The next community involvement in crime prevention meeting is October 17. These valuable opportunities to enhance local safety are held on the third Thursday of each month except in July, August, and December, from 6:30 - 8 pm at the Westside Command Station, 3203 South Dairy Ashford.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Alief web page for more details.You can reach a Planner for Alief at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
Fort Bend Town Hall Meeting: A town hall meeting was held in September at Willowridge High School. The meeting was attended by Council Members David Robinson and Martha Castex-Tatum, Fort Bend County Commissioner Grady Prestage and State Representative Ron Reynolds. Over 100 residents attended the meeting to ask questions and to hear Mayor Sylvester Turner speak about the Complete Communities program and selection of Fort Bend Houston for round two. The town hall meeting was sponsored by the community leaders of Precinct 2123.
Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood Council #41: The SN #41 general monthly neighborhood meeting was held recently at the Ridgemont Clubhouse, 5111 Ridgecreek Circle. Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood Council #41 meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at various locations. For information on meeting place locations, please contact Carl David Evans at [email protected].
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Fort Bend Houston web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Fort Bend Houston at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
Mini Mural At Emancipation and Blodget: Maya Imani Watson is one of four local artists that painted until the sun went down. Drive by Emancipation and Blodgett to see this box that is overflowing with color!
For more information, visit www.minimurals.org. This action plan item benefits Neighborhood Character, and expands public art in collaboration with the community.
Coffee + Commerce: Emancipation Avenue Main Street (EAMS) is hosting a Coffee + Commerce Workshop series for Small Business Growth and Development. Learn tools and strategies to grow your Small Business. Workshops are the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Emancipation Park Cultural Center 3018 Emancipation Ave.
A program of the Emancipation Economic Development Council and the Texas Historical Commission, EAMS creates and supports equitable economic development by revitalizing commerce, celebrating African American culture, and promoting creativity on the Emancipation Avenue corridor in Houston’s historic Third Ward community. For more information about the workshop series and to join the EAMS Small Business Alliance, please contact EEDC Deputy Director Alicia Neal at [email protected].
Learn more about the Walkable Places and Transit-Oriented Development Ordinances: A Community meeting to introduce the proposed Walkable Places and Transit Corridor Ordinances is taking place on Monday, October 21, from 6 -7:30 pm at Emancipation Park, 3018 Emancipation Ave.
Houston is moving towards a more walkable city. To encourage more walkable, pedestrian-friendly development along certain streets, a committee of experts and neighborhood leaders recommends creating unique development rules that encourage safe, pedestrian activity. These rules address things like building setbacks, sidewalk widths, and the location of parking spaces. Click here for details.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Third Ward web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Third Ward at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
Gulfton National Night Out: This annual community event highlights safety in the community, another goal of Gulfton's Action Plan. It was held during the evening of October 1 at Burnett Bayland Park.
Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council: The Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council meetings are held on the third Monday of the month at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Drive, from 12 - 1 pm. For more information on events happening in Gulfton, or if you're interested in becoming a member, contact the Gulfton Super Neighborhood at [email protected].
Positive Interaction Program (PIP): Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr., from 12 to 1 pm. This program features speakers from different Police Department divisions, such as Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, and Helicopter divisions, to explain how they operate.
Senior Appreciation: One-hundred forty seniors from Alief, Brays Oaks, Gulfton and Sharpstown neighborhoods attended the recent 5th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon in September. Seniors were recognized at the luncheon for their participation and volunteering services in the southwest area. This program helps achieve Gulfton's Action Plan item to include diverse populations in meaningful ways.
Mayor Sylvester Turner was the special guest speaker at the luncheon. Also in attendance were Council Members Mike Laster, David Robinson, and Mike Knox, and State Representative Gene Wu. Sponsors included Amerigroup Healthcare, Southwest Management District, International Management District, BakerRipley, ABC Dental, Bread of Life, Council Member Michael Kubosh and State Representative Gene Wu. The Mayor's Citizen Assistance Office, Department of Neighborhoods, and the Houston Police Department and Clergy team hosted the event.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Gulfton web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Gulfton at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
Super Neighborhood #52: The last meeting was Tuesday, October 8, from 6-7:30 pm, at 4802 Lockwood Dr. Mayor Sylvester Turner was on hand to speak on the Complete Communities initiative. Sign up and receive updates on community meetings through Super Neighborhood #52 Facebook page.
Northeast Community Farmer's Market: The Northeast Community Farmer's Market, which launched August 17, has been a great success! The market opens every 2 weeks at the Kashmere Gardens Elementary School at 4901 Lockwood Dr., from 10 am - 2 pm. At the recent farmer's market on Saturday, September 21, and October 5, both fresh vegetables and fish were provided to the community. October 19 is the upcoming date. This market helps achieve the Action Plan priority to enhance good nutrition and health.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Kashmere Gardens web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Kashmere Gardens at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
Complete Communities Survey: The Magnolia Park/Pineview Place Civic Club invited residents to identify, strategize and implement solutions in their area at a meeting in September. To participate in future public engagement meetings to have your voice heard, come to the Kick-Off. Stay tuned! The date, time and location is being scheduled.
National Night Out-Magnolia Park: The Magnolia Park/Pineview Place Civic Club and your neighbors were out for National Night Out at De Zavala Park on October 1, from 6 - 9 pm. This community event featured food, fun, and a chance to meet your local law enforcement officer, enhancing safety in the area.
Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan: Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting a free event on Saturday, October 26, from 12 noon - 4 pm at 5803 Navigation Blvd. along the waterfront. Celebrate the vision for Buffalo Bayou East that was made possible by input from the community.
Magnolia Park Dia de los Muertos: Magnolia Park is hosting a Dia de los Muertos event at historic Hidalgo Park on Saturday, November 2, from 12 noon - 7 pm. Come out and enjoy this community festival featuring food, artists, and music.
Community Meetings: Regular civic club meetings for Magnolia Park/Pineview Place are held on the second Monday from 6 - 8 pm at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center at 7037 Capitol St. The Smith Addition Civic Club also meets every second Monday from 6 - 7 pm at the Jesus Christ Holy Temple Church at 8808 Gibbons St. Residents are encouraged to attend their local civic clubs to learn more about how to be active in the community.
Forest Hill Bridge: A new bridge over Brays Bayou at Forest Hill Boulevard will help reduce water levels during flooding events and provide connections for both pedestrians and cyclists. It achieves a community goal of enhanced infrastructure development in the area. More bridge projects are planned for Brays Bayou crossings at 75th Street, Telephone Road, and Lawndale Street. For more information, check out the article at Houston Public Media.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Magnolia Park - Manchester web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Magnolia Park - Manchester at 832-393-6600 or [email protected] .
New BCycle Station at Burnett Transit Center! Houston BCycle partnered with METRO to install a new BCycle station at the Burnett Transit Center in Near Northside. This initiative supports the healthy living goals of several Complete Communities.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday, September 24 to celebrate the new BCycle station. Attendees included Beth Martin, Houston Bike Share Executive Director; Tom Lambert, METRO President & CEO; Karla Cisneros, District H Council Member; Christian Barraza, Greater Northside Management District Vice-Chair; and Alejandro Perez, Bicycle Advisory Committee Member. This station is the 99th in the Houston BCycle network, which aims to reach 110 by the end of the year.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Near Northside web page for more details.You can reach a Planner for Near Northside at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
East End Street Fest: The 8th annual East End Street Fest is on Saturday, October 19, on the Navigation Esplanade. The event is free and features music, games, food, and entertainment. Come celebrate the Community!
Buffalo Bayou East Master Plan: Buffalo Bayou Partnership is hosting a free event on Saturday, October 26, from 12 noon - 4 pm at 5803 Navigation Blvd., along the waterfront. Celebrate the vision for Buffalo Bayou East that was made possible with community input. The bayou is a natural feature highlighted in our Action Plan.
Second Ward Community Revitalization Continues: Mayor Sylvester Turner and Rebuilding Together Houston are fundraising to repair up to 100 homes in Second Ward. Qualifying homeowners can apply for roof repairs, home leveling, interior safety upgrades, and exterior repairs. Donors and volunteers are needed to make this vision a reality. Visit Rebuilding Together Houston's website for more information on donating, volunteering, or applying to receive repairs. Rehabilitating single-family homes is a high priority project in the Second Ward Complete Communities Action Plan. A huge thanks to Rebuilding Together Houston and their partners!
Second Ward Super Neighborhood 63: A meeting of Second Ward Super Neighborhood 63 was held on Monday, October 7, 6:30 pm at Ripley House Middle School, 4410 Navigation Blvd. Please contact SN 63 at [email protected] for more information or to ask to be added to their mailing list.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Second Ward web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Second Ward at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].
Complete Communities Kick-off on October 30: Mayor Sylvester Turner will be at the Wednesday, October 30 meeting to Kick-Off the planning process in Sunnyside.
Come out and have your voice heard.
The resulting Action Plan will be used to seek philanthropic funding and work closely with departments and other agencies to improve your neighborhood. Stay tuned for more details here at www.houstontx.gov/completecommunities/.
Coffee and Conversation: Join Coffee and Conversation meetings, where City department representatives are available to hear your concerns and answer your questions. Discussions at the September meeting included planning for a March or April Complete Communities Cleanup and more.
Compliments were given to various departments including HPW Street and Drainage for their response to outstanding issues!
Meetings occur every other month on the 4th Thursday, 10 am-12 noon at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 4600 Reed Rd. Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 832-394-0701.
Coordinating Team: Visit the Complete Communities Sunnyside web page for more details. You can reach a Planner for Sunnyside at 832-393-6600 or [email protected].