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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
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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