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    Reschedule of Sharpstown Prize for Architecture coffee event

    RESCHEDULE of coffee event Due to the recent rains and the weather forecast for the next two weeks, Seeds of Sharpstown must reschedule our coffee event from February 21 to March 21, 2019. It will run from 10 am to 11 am with brief remarks at 10:30 by winning architect Tanmay Thakker. The… Read More
  • National mention of Seeds of Sharpstown and Havel Ruck Projects

    “Sharp” created by Havel Ruck Projects, and commissioned by Michael S. Prentice of Seeds of Sharpstown, was cited by Washington DC-based Americans for the Arts as one of the “outstanding public art projects that represent the most compelling work for the year from across the country.”… Read More
  • 13 new restaurants coming to ambitious Chinatown development

    By Eric Sandler, Culture Map Houston Chinatown remains one of Houston’s most thrilling dining neighborhoods. While the name, a colloquial shorthand for a 5-plus mile stretch of Bellaire Boulevard that’s home to restaurants serving food from countries across east and southeast Asia (China,… Read More
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    2019 Lunar New Year Festival at the Chinese Community Center

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Free Admission & Free Parking Chinese Community Center | 9800 Town Park Drive, Houston, TX 77036 Join us at our annual Lunar New Year Festival as we welcome Year of the Pig! Day-of festivities will include music and dance performances on… Read More
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    ECHOS Shred Day - February 16th Will you be there?

    Join us for Shred Day - February 16th from 9 AM to 12 PM Do you have paper piling up at home or at your business?Are you looking to get rid of paperwork from the end of the year? Bring it to ECHOS SHRED DAY!Drive up, get a donation receipt and we'll unload your car for you!It is just that… Read More
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  • Harris County Survey

    A county-wide survey of residents is among the first steps that the County Judge is taking to learn from residents what issues matter most, and what needs to be prioritized when it comes to planning things like the county budget and creating a more accessible county government. Take the… Read More
  • Build It Forward – Houston Harvey Recovery Efforts

    The City of Houston received more than $1 billion in federal funds to assist in long-term housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The first step to receiving these funds is to fill out a survey to see which of the five programs you qualify for. CONTACT INFO AND SURVEY APPLICATION… Read More
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    SWMD Board Meeting Action News

    The Southwest District Board of Directors met at their monthly meeting is discuss a number of projects including: approving the firm to conduct the annual audit, updates to agreements for porter services, and redesign of the district website, renewal of the lease agreement for the… Read More
  • Solid Waste Update

    The District J office has been informed that recycling service for some District J neighborhoods is scheduled to occur this weekend. Please place your bin out for service if your pickup corresponds to the schedule below. If you need help determining your recycling week, please visit… Read More
  • USPS unveils Year of The Boar commemorative ‘Forever’ stamp at Chinese Community Center

    by Susan Pothanikat HOUSTON, TX—On Thursday, January 17, 2019, Luke Grossmann, Vice President, Finance and Planning, U.S. Postal Service, along with Leigh Smith of the Houston Arts Alliance Board Chair, Y.Ping Sun of Rice University Representative of Council, Yetter Coleman, LLP and… Read More
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  • Laser Shot Training System Unveiled at HPD South Gessner for Patrol 3 Region

    Last week, board members from the Brays Oaks and Southwest management districts, along with Houston Police Department Commander Craig Bellamy, unveiled a new Laser Shot portable training system that will allow for practical training in a virtual environment for HPD Command in the Patrol 3… Read More
  • METRONext Public Meeting Schedule

    METRO is working on the development of a regional transit plan, METRONext, that will identify major capital investments and other improvements needed to meet the mobility challenges of the next 20 years. As part of this process, you may remember that METRO held a series of community open… Read More
  • Houston officers grade drivers before thieves strike

    By: Damali Keith, FOX 26 News Are you making the grade when it comes to making yourself an easy target for thieves? Houston police officers are out and about around the city leaving "report cards" based on if valuables are visible in parked vehicles. Some shoppers are a bit alarmed when… Read More
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    NFL Foundation Grassroots Program 2018 RFP Available

    Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and the National Football League Foundation are excited to announce: The 2018 NFL Foundation Grassroots Program The goal of the Program is to provide non-profit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to… Read More
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    HPD presented District with Plaque and Blue Flag

    Southwest Management District's Public Safety Committee meeting was held on January 16th, which was rescheduled from the usual 2nd Wednesday meeting date. Assistant Chief Wendy Baimbridge attended the meeting, as did Commanders Yasar Bashir of Midwest and Craig Bellamy of South Gessner.… Read More
  • Harvey Recovery Survey and Southwest Housing Resource Center

    The City of Houston, through the Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD), will be administering $1.17 billion in housing recovery programs for Hurricane Harvey. This money has recently become available for a variety of Houstonians affected by Hurricane Harvey. The following… Read More
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  • Recycling Collection Schedule Update

    Please note the following adjustments to the City of Houston’s recycling collection schedule. Yard Waste will be intermittent due to trucks assisting with recycling collection. If you need help determining your recycling week, please visit… Read More
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    The District Journal - Jan. 11, 2019

    New Year, New Beginnings... I hope this edition of the District Journal finds you and your loved ones ready for a productive and joy-filled new year. As your District J office prepares for our final year of service to you, we too are excited about all the tasks and opportunities the new… Read More
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    Save the Date: Houston TranStar Behind-the-Scenes Tour

    Please mark your calendar for a behind-the-scenes tour of Houston TranStar, where emergency and traffic management teams work to keep motorists informed, roadways clear and lives safe. Come learn about the innovative technologies that support the fourth largest city in the nation.… Read More
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    Happy New Year From Your Friends at ECHOS

    Blessings to you in the coming New Year Thank you for your support in 2018. Look forward to partnering with you in the New Year. Enjoy the holiday season with your families. May they be filled with peace, love, wonder and joy. May you continue to be a friend to the families we serve! GIVE… Read More
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    Inside District I Newsletter, Dec 2018

    As 2018 comes to a close, I want to take a moment to highlight a few of the projects and initiatives that we worked on this year. Harvey Recovery & Resilience We began the year by continuing to assist neighbors who are still recovering from the affects of Harvey. We worked with those… Read More
  • Video: HPD’s Blue Santa at Horn Elementary

    Watch the video of the Blue Santa event at Horn Elementary. Blue_Santa_2018 Read More
  • Video: HPD Gym Dedication

    Southwest District Board Members were joined by Indus Management Group and Small Independent Motel Association's southwest members at HPD Midwest on December 13, 2018 for the gym dedication. The three organizations raised over $32,000 towards new gym equipment. Assistant Chief Wendy… Read More
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    Camp HBU: Only one month until Registration opens!

    What is Camp HBU? Camp HBU is a weeklong overnight camp where students ages 10-15 can enjoy academic and extracurricular sessions hosted by HBU faculty and staff, discipleship by HBU students, community service opportunities, and lots of HBU spirit and fun! We also need applicants age… Read More
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    HBU Announces Largest Single Gift in History from Sherry and Jim Smith, Sr.

    Sherry and Jim Smith, Sr. are providing a gift of $20 million to Houston Baptist University for the construction of classroom space and laboratory facilities to be used by the College of Science and Mathematics, the College of Engineering, and the School of Nursing and Allied Health. It… Read More
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    Disaster Recovery - Neighborhood Restoration Centers Reach Out to Harvey Victims

    Harvey Recovery Fairs help people get on path to recovery City of Houston Neighborhood Restoration Centers and community partners continue to reach out to people affected by Hurricane Harvey through an ongoing series of Harvey Recovery Fairs. The events are sponsored in partnership with… Read More
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    Reminder Small Business Awards: Submit Your Nominations by Jan. 9

    Please do not miss out on recognizing a deserving small business in your community... get your nominations in (less than 45 days remaining)! It's Small Business Awards Season! Celebrate awesome small businesses (and those that help them) with the US Small Business Administration! Did you… Read More
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    The District Journal - Nov. 19

    Being Grateful... This edition of the District Journal is being delivered to you as each of us scurry along to get ready for this year’s upcoming Thanksgiving festivities. If you are like me, you have just realized that the third week of November is already here and that you have left all… Read More
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    Lunch & Learn and Networking Happy Hour - November 13 and 15

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    HPD Commanders, Students to Discuss Bullying, Peer Pressure

    At 9 a.m. TOMORROW (Saturday, November 10), Houston Police Assistant Chief Henry Gaw will meet with members of the Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC) to discuss issues important to teens at the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building at 1200 Travis Among the topics the teens will discuss are… Read More
  • SBA Presentation: Resources for Starting or Growing Your Business

    The Southwest Management District, in conjunction with other area districts, hosted a SBA Workshop on Thursday Nov 8 at the HBU campus at McNair Hall, 7502 Fondren. The U.S. Small Business Administration makes “the American dream of business ownership a reality by empowering entrepreneurs… Read More
  • SWMD November Committee Meetings schedule

    Below is the schedule for November 14, 2018 Committee meetings: 9:00 am - 10:30 am: Public Safety Committee 10:30 am - 11:30 am: Environmental and Urban Design Committee 11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Business and Economic Development Committee All meetings are held at our office at 6588 Corporate… Read More
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    METRO Offers Free Ride on VETERANS DAY!

    All veterans and active military service personnel ride free on METRO Monday, November 12, in honor of Veterans Day. Read More
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  • HISD teacher recruitment event scheduled for Nov. 8

    HISD’s Alternative Certification Program (ACP) will host an information session on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Hattie Mae White (4400 West 18th St., 77092) for those interested in becoming a certified teacher in the district. The HISD ACP program is a one-year program dedicated to recruiting… Read More
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    Veterans Day Parade Information for next week

    Houston is a cornerstone of Veterans Day celebrations in the United States. As a city, Houston is proud to pay tribute to our men and women in the military by providing an annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration”. This civic celebration honors and celebrates the… Read More
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    Tow and Go™ Is Keeping Motorists on the Move

    Motorists and community leaders alike understand the frustration and safety concerns associated with incidents on our freeways. In fact, for the last five years, Rice University’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research has reported traffic as the largest concern for Houston area residents,… Read More
  • Help send Commander Craig Bellamy "over the edge"

    I am going "Over The Edge" to raise funds to support over 58,300 Special Olympics Texas athletes... 9,900 here in Houston. I will rappel down 20 stories at the Embassy Suites – Houston Downtown on November 18th, 2018 and I need your help! My goal is to raise $1,200 or more before November… Read More
  • NTD news on National Night Out (Chinese)

    Thanks to Ms. Brenda Chen with Epoch Media Group Texas for the story which aired on NTD-TV regarding National Night Out at Ranchester Storefront in Chinatown. Watch the Video Read More
  • Houston Municipal Courts Announces Fall Amnesty Program

    For the next 3 weeks, the City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) will discount certain delinquent cases to help individuals save money when they resolve those cases. “Many of our citizens are still putting the pieces back together from Harvey, and we understand that sometimes… Read More
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  • HISD Weekly Wrap

    HISD holds its first official Parent University Oct. 18 In the News Board of Education reinstates Dr. Grenita Lathan as Interim Superintendent Yates High School celebrates school's grand opening Transportation Services begins bus badge distribution to students HISD to hold Dual Language… Read More