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    Tropical Depression Cindy Still Flooding Threat in Southeast US

    While we clearly dodged the bullet from having a significant hurricane make landfall along the Gulf Coast, now Tropical Depression Cindy is still causing havoc and disruptions for many in the southern US. Cindy remains an inland tropical depression early Friday and is spreading rain from… Read More
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    What's Next for METRO .... It's Up to You!

    METRO is embarking upon the development of a new regional transit plan – METRONext – and they need you to be a part of it! Their transit system must help people get to where they need to go today, as well as in the future. They welcome your ideas on how to better serve the needs of our… Read More
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    Tropical Storm Alert! Cindy's Severe Flood Threat

    Since June 1st was the beginning of hurricane season, we have not had to wait long for Tropical Storm Cindy to develop in the Gulf of Mexico. Currently, Cindy has sustained winds of 60 mph and is located in the northwestern Gulf with a projected landfall somewhere between Galveston, Texas… Read More
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  • Review Latest Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Resources

    With hurricane season underway, we encourage you to review the 2017 Hurricane Preparedness and Safety page. Flood Safety Checklist Hurricane Safety Checklist Returning Home After a Hurricane or Flood If you have any questions and concerns please contact Mark Baker, Senior Corporate Major… Read More
  • Get your mangonada fix at El Roli’s Bites

    Get your mangonada fix at El Roli’s Bites, a new refresquería at 14915 Bellaire Boulevard serving Mexican snacks and ice cream creations in the Sharpstown area. Read More
  • Twistee Treat opens location in Sharpstown

    Grab a cool treat and a selfie at Twistee Treat, an ice cream cone-shaped soft serve stand now open at 8880 Bellaire Boulevard, Suite P, in the Sharpstown area. This location marks the Orlando-based chain’s third Houston outpost. Read More
  • Ohn Korean Eatery finally arrived in Chinatown

    After months of teasing dishes on Instagram, Mike Tran’s late-night haunt Ohn Korean Eatery finally arrived in Chinatown with a full lineup of Korean bar food and soju. Located in the Yun-Lu Center at 9630 Clarewood Drive, Suite 116, next to sister establishment Mein, the clubby-chic… Read More
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    Dump the Pump - Thursday, June 15th - FREE Rides on METRO

    On Thursday, June 15th, “Dump the Pump” Day will be held. This annual national initiative raises awareness about the benefits of using transit and encourages people to ride transit instead of driving and save money. METRO will provide FREE rides on local, park and ride and light rail… Read More
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    District J Journal -June 9, 2017

    City Council Passes 2018 Budget On Wednesday, May 31st, City Council adopted its General Operating Budget for FY 2018. The $2.38 Billion General Operating budget is funded in large part by ad valorem real property taxes, sales taxes and some fees. The City's CIP (Capital Improvement Plan)… Read More
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    BARC Participating in National No-Kill "Just One Day" Event on Sunday, June 11

    The animal shelter is featuring $5 and $1 Adoption Specials June 10 - 11 BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions will join numerous animal shelters and organizations across the U.S. for the national no kill “Just One Day” event. BARC will not euthanize any animals that can be saved. This is the… Read More
  • Houston children to get free summer meals during appointments at nine WIC centers

    The Houston Health Department’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program and the Houston Food Bank will provide free healthy meals to children during summer appointments at nine WIC centers across the city. Children up to age 5 with a WIC appointment will receive breakfast or lunch… Read More
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    City of Houston Announces “Liftoff Houston” 2017 Start Up Business Plan Competition

    Capital One Bank Sponsors Business Plan Competition – Celebrating Fifth Year HOUSTON - (June 7, 2017) – The City of Houston and Capital One Bank are pleased to announce the 2017 launch of the “Liftoff Houston” Start Up Business Plan Competition; a program that is helping to launch new… Read More
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    Reporting Suspicious Activity Helps Keep Houston Safe

    While there are no specific or credible threats to the Houston area, the Mayor's Office of Public Safety & Homeland Security wants to remind residents of their role in preventing terrorism. Preventing Terrorism The best way Houston area residents can help prevent terrorist attacks from… Read More
  • Mayor Turner Announces Meaningful Change for Veterans

    HOUSTON - Mayor Sylvester Turner announces a $2.3 million mental health grant for local veterans has been secured by the Mayor’s Office of Veterans Affairs. The Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant was awarded by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission and will fund… Read More
  • METRO Summer of Fun Pass/QR Card for K-12 Students

    Get ready for a summer of fun! METRO is taking students to all the fun for FREE with the Student Summer of Fun Pass. It gives K- 12 students free rides on METRORail, local buses and Park & Ride services June 1, 2017 through Sept.1, 2017. The fun continues even when students head back to… Read More
  • AREAA Houston affordable homeownership June13 2017

    Free: AREAA Houston Affordable Homeownership Luncheon

    Join us to learn about the programs and tools that are available for your clients. Meet with industry partners and professionals who will share their expertise and experiences. Read More
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    City of Houston Launches ParkHouston Mobile Parking App

    The City of Houston and Parkmobile, LLC have partnered to launch a custom parking app for mobile payments called ParkHouston. The application allows parkers to use their mobile devices to pay for parking at the 9,200 metered, on-street parking spaces throughout the city. Customers using… Read More
  • 'The best Sichuan restaurant in America' quietly arrives in Houston with Chinatown location

    By Eric Sandler, CultureMap Houston A critically-acclaimed Chinese restaurant with roots in another city recently opened a Houston location. Before heading to the comments section to respond with an angry diatribe about how overhyped Yauatcha is, know that this article isn’t about the dim… Read More
  • Fox26's Hometown Friday Series featuring local businesses

    Fox26's Hometown Friday published several videos that feature local businesses. Click on the links below to take a look... Hometown Friday - Class 502 Hometown Friday - Mein… Read More
  • Fox26: Business development in 'New' Chinatown

    Fox26 reported today about business development in 'New' Chinatown. Head over to their site to watch the news clip. Read More
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    The City of Houston requests your feedback

    The City of Houston is collaborating with Rice University to study how people respond to severe weather. We are asking for your help with a study that will take less than 2 minutes. Your information will valuable for helping the City understand how people cope with severe weather. The… Read More
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    Southwest Houston District J

    Welcoming our New HPD Chief and Captains District J has been blessed in the past with a great team of Houston Police Department personnel in Southwest Houston. Recently, Chief Provost, of our area's overarching Patrol Region 3, and South Gessner Division's Captain Robertson retired from… Read More
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    GO Neighborhoods is expanding

    GO Neighborhoods is Growing! Dear Partner, We are excited to share that LISC's Great Opportunities (GO) Neighborhoods initiative is expanding in 2017! JOIN US - we are hosting one of two information sessions this Thursday. GO Neighborhoods is a multi-year, place based approach to… Read More
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    Storm Update Appeal

    Here’s the latest information I have on Red Cross disaster relief efforts in northeast Texas. We have called our teams in, out of the field in anticipation of more dangerous weather this afternoon, but are still working to set up our Multi Agency Resource Centers (MARC) in Canton and… Read More
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    District J Journal - May 2, 2017

    Complete Communities: Gulfton On April 17th, Mayor Turner announced a new initiative to improve the quality of life in some of the City's most underserved neighborhoods. Five neighborhoods were announced as the target areas, including one neighborhood in District J - Gulfton. With a… Read More
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    INFORMATION UPDATE: Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Floods

    The American Red Cross remains on the ground across seven states, helping people affected by the recent onslaught of severe storms and tornadoes that have impacted portions of the Southern Plains and Mississippi Valley. In Texas, families are starting to pick up the pieces after tornadoes… Read More
  • Hurricane season is around the corner

    Hurricane season is around the corner, so be prepared by visiting Also, register to attend the FREE Extreme Weather Ready Expo on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Here is the link to register for the event… Read More
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    Office of Business Opportunity and People Fund partner on Innovation Week

    In support of National Small Business Week, May 1st through 5th, PeopleFund and the City of Houston's Office of Business Opportunity, along with several community partners, will host Innovation Week. The free event, to be held at the Leonel Castillo Community Center, will feature over 30… Read More
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    District J Journal - April 18, 2017

    A Long Time Coming... We all know the house. It's the one that hasn't been touched or lived-in for years. It sits decaying on an overgrown lot and is barely boarded up or shielded from the elements. Sometimes uninvited guests set up shop. Every neighborhood's got one (or a couple). For… Read More
  • Mayor Turner to Announce Complete Communities Initiative

    Mayor Turner Kicks off Complete Communities Initiative City/Private Partnerships aim to Transform Forgotten Neighborhoods WHAT: Mayor Sylvester Turner will announce the first round of neighborhoods selected for his Complete Communities Initiative. Complete Communities aims to transform… Read More
  • ECHOS Shred Day, April 29th

    Generously sponsored by Friends of ECHOS Join us for Shred Day, April 29th from 9 AM - 12 PM Do you have paper piling up? Now that taxes are filed do you need to shred documents? Bring them to ECHOS SHRED DAY! Drive up, get a donation receipt and we'll unload your car for you! It is just… Read More
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    April Crossnotes: Our biggest day of the year

    GIVING DAY 2017: SPREAD THE WORD There’s an important step you can take today to help make our third annual Giving Day a success once again: Become a Red Cross Social Ambassador and help spread the word about this amazing day when supporters from around the country will come together to… Read More
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    Keep Houston Beautiful, April 8

    Help celebrate the 30th anniversary of Keep Houston Beautiful Day on April 8th by participating in a local clean-up activity. Please help KHB beautify Houston year-round with a small donation for annual clean-up support. Text "KHB" to 52000 for a one-time gift of $10. Read More
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    Southwest Management District awards check to Crime Stoppers Houston

    By Susan Pothanikat, Voice of Asia L-R, Position 8-Stephen Le, Jr., Position 3-David Peters, Chariman-Kenneth Li, Tania Cruz- Crime Stoppers Houston, Vice-Chair-Steve Moore, Position 7-Rick Ogden and Position 5-Don Wang HOUSTON - On Monday, March 27, 2017, the Southwest Management… Read More
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    The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

    The New Gulfton HPD Storefront The Houston Police Department (HPD) Gulfton Storefront has been an important part of Southwest Houston for many years. Having a local outpost for our Police operations, that neighborhood residents can walk into, has been a tremendous boon to the community.… Read More
  • Severe Weather Alert! Tornadoes Forecast TX/OK/AR/LA

    The National Weather and the Weather Channel are forecasting a 30%-40% probability of tornadoes beginning this afternoon in Texas and Oklahoma and then progressing eastward slowly Wednesday and Thursday. Probabilities are high for severe weather that may include large hail, damaging winds… Read More
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    Notice of public hearing for the 2017 Annual Action Plan

    The City of Houston Housing and Community Development Department has prepared the Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan, which serves as the annual application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for federal entitlement grants, including Community Development Block Grant… Read More
  • March on Crime 2017

    The Southwest Management District hosted its 9th annual "March on Crime Law Enforcement Appreciation Luncheon" on Tuesday, March 14th, at Houston Baptist University, a luncheon co-sponsor. Special thanks to the Houston Apartment Association for sponsoring the awards. The Brays Oaks… Read More
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    Protect your identity with these safety tips, and more

    Don't have your identity stolen! Technology has changed the world in many ways. We now have access to more information than ever before. All of this newfound access, however, can also make it difficult to protect ourselves from identity theft and data breach. According to a recent Morgan… Read More
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  • Two Houston chefs named James Beard finalists, one quite a surprise

    By Jody Schmal, Houston Chronicle For Jianyun Ye, the chef at Mala Sichuan Bistro, Wednesday was like any other day. He got to work in the kitchen at 10:30 a.m., clocked out at 3 p.m. and returned for dinner service two hours later. Until the tail end of his lunch shift, Ye was unaware -… Read More
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    Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston

    The Summer High School Studio Art Intensive at Art League Houston is a rigorous, four-week summer program and in-depth studio art experience for high school students, ages 14-17. Participants will receive six hours of coursework each day in a variety of mediums, beginning with drawing and… Read More
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    The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

    District J Responds... I look forward to working directly with the Mayor's office and The Way Home to address specific instances of homelessness and panhandling in District J. Toward that end, I plan, in the near future, to host a meeting of members of our Southwest Faith Alliance - our… Read More
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    5th Annual GHRCF Golf Tournament, April 24

    Monday, April 24th, 2017 Sweetwater Country Club 4400 Palm Royale Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479 (Map) Tournament Format Four Person Scramble Par is your Partner Mulligans available at registration Closest to the Hole Longest Drive Drinks and Snacks on Course Lunch and Awards after play… Read More
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    Announcing MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops for the Surface Water Supply Project

    Please join the West Harris County Regional Water Authority for City of Houston MWSBE and DBE Pre-Certification Workshops for the Surface Water Supply Project You are invited to participate in workshops held by the West Harris County Regional Water Authority to encourage local MWSBE and… Read More
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    Crime Stoppers of Houston - This month's focus: financial crime awareness and prevention

    During the month of March, Crime Stoppers of Houston focuses on financial crime awareness and prevention. We encourage you to join the conversation, because after all, the more you know, the safer you can be! What is identify theft? Identity theft is defined as the unauthorized use or… Read More
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    City of Houston Rolls Out Meaningful Change Campaign to Combat Homelessness, Panhandling

    We are proud of Southwest Management District Senior Advisor David Hawes' work on this initiative to help solve homelessness and reduce panhandling in our community. Learn more about this new project with Mayor Turner at the link. Homeless/Panhandling Plan 3/2/17 While other cities, like… Read More
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    The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

    Shopping Carts Update Phase II of the shopping cart pilot program has begun. This year the project will be undertaken in both Districts J and I (East side). Carts will be picked up on a biweekly basis for 6 months. This temporary cart retrieval program will be funded by those respective… Read More
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    Small Business and Lending Workshop, March 18

    The Southwest Management District, Southwest Houston 2000, inc., East West Bank and Brays Oaks Management District would like to invite you to our Small Business and Lending Workshop Please join us and enjoy a free lunch as we present our workshop on Microlending, SBA loans, and starting… Read More