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  • 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
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    March is Red Cross Month

    Join the Greater Houston Area Chapter in honoring the contributors who have provided significant support to the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in our community. Read More
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    INFORMATION UPDATE: California Floods

    The American Red Cross is on the ground in California, ready to help as heavy rains move into the state and millions of people face the threat of flooding. Hundreds of disaster workers and trailers of relief supplies are in California now and the Red Cross is prepared to help where… Read More
  • District sponsored Pop-Up Play

    On Thursday, February 16, 2017, Ashford Crescent Oaks Apartments on 6718 DeMoss Drive, was the recipient of five "pop-up" play projects designed by University of Houston College of Architecture + Design students. The University of Houston College of Architecture + Design invite you to… Read More
  • Midwest Command's Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meeting

    Captain James Dales of Midwest Command welcomes attendees to the February 15th Positive Interaction Program meeting, where Captain Martin demonstrated real time crime reports available at no cost to the public at the following two websites:… Read More
  • Heads UP Houston: 1st Annual Spirit Day - Feb. 18

    Alief All-Stars, HBU and Winning Generation give students hope through hoops HOUSTON – With so much free time and so many options for parents and students for their out of school time needs, Heads UP Houston created the Choice to CHOOSE campaign with the Community Healthy Out Of School… Read More
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    Urgent Airbag Safety Recall

    The airbag in your vehicle may have a deadly defect. Instead or protecting you, these defective airbags explode like grenades, spraying metal shrapnel inside the passenger compartment. Eleven people have died, including two right here in Houston. More than 180 people have been severely… Read More
  • Disaster Alert: Dam Compromise in California - Already 4K Seeking Emergency Shelter

    Dear Red Cross Friends and Partners: A very serious situation is unfolding in California due to a compromise in the structure of the Oroville Dam system in Butte County, California, officials ordered a no-notice mandatory evacuation on Sunday of about 188,000 residents in 4 counties… Read More
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    Capital Improvement Plan Community Meetings

    Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings in their Council districts, learn about projects and plans, voice questions and community concerns. The City of Houston invites residents to participate in the annual Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) process at public meetings. The meetings afford… Read More
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    Join us for TECH CONNECT 2017 A free networking evening featuring Houston's entrepreneurial and tech-related organizations. Come meet Houston's amazing start-up groups, discover how your entrepreneurial dreams can become realities, and share a toast with fellow entrepreneurs. February 16,… Read More
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    The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

    All Quiet on the Eastern Front District J Prepared for Super Bowl Success During the weekend of the 2013 NBA All Star Game your District J office was inundated with calls from constituents complaining of unpermitted parties and events. This was particularly true in the Houston Police… Read More
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    Police and Community Relations Forum, Feb. 11

    As you are aware, police and community relations has been at the forefront of our nation over the past couple years. All over the country we have seen unfortunate events of excessive force by officers and a lack of respect from civilians. In Harris County we have a newly elected Sheriff,… Read More
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    Welcome Dinner for Chief of Police Art Acevedo

    On January 25th, the Southwest and International Management Districts organized a dinner in honor of Houston’s Chief of Police Art Acevedo held at Ocean Palace Restaurant located in the International Management District and title sponsored by East West Bank. The dinner brought together… Read More
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    The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

    District J Prepares for Super Bowl You would have to be living under a rock to not know that Super Bowl LI will soon be upon us! If you haven't already done so, please make an effort to plan your routes around town in advance of the February 5th weekend activities. While many events are… Read More
  • American Red Cross: Harris County Disaster Team Meeting 30 JAN @ 7pm

    On behalf of Brian Imiola, Regional Disaster Officer Harris County Territory Disaster Team, I hope your new year is off to a great start – 2017 looks like an exciting year ahead for the team and one in which we truly need your support to serve our communities to the very best we can.… Read More
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    Become a Sponsor - ECHOS

    Help make our vision a reality... Our vision is a community where all people have access to resources needed to build a healthy and productive life. Become a Shred Day Sponsor! Sponsorship's help ECHOS to cover the costs related to hosting this important community event. Sponsors' names,… Read More
  • Disaster Response Availability Request for Greater Houston Area

    Dear Red Crossers, Over the past 24 hours we’ve experience severe weather across the Greater Houston area. Currently we have a number of road closures, effected highways and luckily minimal structure damage. The unfortunate part of this storm is we are expecting more rain over the next 24… Read More
  • Houston TranStar: Don’t Be Ridiculous

    As we enter the New Year, it’s important to commit to positive resolutions. Distracted driving causes more than 10,000 accidents each year in Harris County alone. Houston TranStar’s newly released Public Service Announcement, Don’t Be Ridiculous, depicts the outrageous driving behavior we… Read More
  • Red Cross: 2016 Disaster Yearly Review

    The American Red Cross had a record setting of events for 2016. Download a PDF attachment on our 2016 Disaster Yearly Review. Read More
  • IH 10 E/B Major Closures between Antoine and IH 45 for the week of Jan. 16 and the weekend of Jan. 20-23

    Please see below for information regarding the reopening of the remaining Houston Ave. Northbound Lane at IH 10. The reopening of this lane took place this morning. No closures remain in place for this project at this time. However, major closures of the IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes remain… Read More
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    Wrapped in Red Luncheon, March 23

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  • Fragrant Indian curries flavor Chinatown's Night Market

    By Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle THE CONCEPT An Indian curry and grill restaurant, restaurateur Mike Tran's third Chinatown eatery after Tiger Den and Mein. Eight curry dishes (Indian and Southeast Asian) are featured on a menu that also includes naan, grilled apps (such as masala… Read More
  • Chief of Police Hosts Public Safety Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19

    Please be advised that Chief of Police Art Acevedo, in conjunction with the Southwest Management District and the Chinese Consulate, has scheduled a Town Hall Meeting to address safety awareness, in the aftermath of a shooting of a Chinese citizen on December 26, here in Houston. The… Read More
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    The District Journal – Official Newsletter of Houston City Council District J

    SWAT and Ditches... Keeping the Rainwater Flowing SWAT On Wednesday, January 11th, City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Turner's new "SWAT" program. The Storm Water Action Team program is the latest innovation of Mayor Turner's and Steve Costello's, Chief Resiliency Officer… Read More
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    Street Closure Alert for Houston Marathon

    The City of Houston will welcome the annual Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half Marathon, and ABB 5K the weekend of January 14th -15th. In addition to the races, multiple events will be happening in and around the downtown area that will add to the excitement. Various City… Read More
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    Arbor Day, January 21

    Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and hundreds of volunteers will celebrate the City of Houston's 31st Annual Arbor Day on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Herman Brown Park. The day commemorates the City's designation as a Tree City USA by the National… Read More
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  • METRO: Super Bowl transportation options

    METRO provided comprehensive information regarding Super Bowl transportation options. Download "Know Before You Go" (PDF) Read More
  • Flooding and Storm Surge Symposium

    Flooding and Storm Surge Symposium, Jan. 18

    Houston is no stranger to the human and economic costs of severe weather. Recent floods in 2015 and 2016 caused 16 deaths and over $1 billion in damage. Additionally, the entire coastal region is particularly vulnerable to the threat of storm surge from a powerful hurricane. In order to… Read More
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    Mayor Creates Office of New Americans

    Office Will Help Immigrants Access City Services, Implement Welcoming City Plan Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the creation of the Office of New Americans to improve access to City services for all Houstonians. The office, formerly known as the Office of International Communities, will… Read More
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    Plant It Forward Celebrates Their 4th Farm Stand Grand Opening

    We are happy to open our 4th Farm Stand location! Join us on-the-farm this upcoming Monday, November 28th, to celebrate the opening of our Sharpstown Farm Stand location! We will have fun activities including: Bike-powered smoothies (thanks to Bike Barn!) Storytime with CHAT Drum Circle… Read More
  • It's SBA Awards Time

    Whoo hoo! Can you feel it in the air? It is nomination season for the SBA Awards! Our goal is to receive more nominations than ever before by 2pm January 10, 2017! We will help! We can work with your staff on preparing a nomination package. We come to you, you come to us, or we arrange a… Read More
  • Wuxia films at the Museum of Fine Arts

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston film department's museum film program is one of the oldest remaining in the country and they pride themselves in programming films from all over the world, whether they are older classics, or new releases. They also screen all non-English language films in… Read More
  • Red Cross – Major Disaster Update for 2016

    This year, 15 major disasters have left families across the country reeling and American Red Cross resources stretched to the limit. Amid catastrophic floods and raging wildfires, our dedicated volunteers and employees brought hope to people struggling to put their lives back together.… Read More
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    67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade

    67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, November 24, 2016 Downtown Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Grand Marshals Olympic Gold Medalists, Simone Biles and Simone Manuel, will kick off the 67th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th. This year's… Read More
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    METRO Unveils New Demo Electric Bus - Tuesday, November 29th at 11:30 AM - Join Us!

    We hope you will plan to join us on Tuesday, November 29th at 11:30 AM at the METRO Downtown Transit Center. Read More
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    Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program

    Houston Police Department Blue Santa Program All Contributors to the Blue Santa Program... Are cordially invited to pick-up their pre-package toys starting Every Saturday and Sunday in November 2016 from 9a.m. – 2 p.m. & November 28 – December 10, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 2p.m. (including… Read More