Nu Cafe: Taiwanese shaved ice perfected with 1,000+ experiments

You’ve heard the food proverb, “a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.”  To reach those lips, never mind your hips, the people behind the Taiwanese shaved ice served at Nu Cafe in [...]

By |2021-09-02T21:16:07-05:00September 2nd, 2021|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

Kwality Ice Cream brings South Asian flavors to frozen treats

For an ice cream lover in Houston, the ubiquity of ice cream shops makes it easy to feel like you’ve had it all: every kind of homemade small batch ice cream, liquid-nitrogen ice cream, ice [...]

By |2021-08-16T10:31:11-05:00August 16th, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

SBA official explains loan aid following Houston upheavals

With Hurricane Harvey, the COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s historic winter storm, it’s been a rough time for Texas, and small businesses have suffered. However, there are plenty of available financial resources to help business [...]

By |2021-08-04T22:59:18-05:00August 4th, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

District is new frontier for Asian restaurants from the coasts

As Houston holds on to its title as the most ethnically diverse American city, a study this year showed its metropolitan area is home to the country’s ninth largest Asian-American population:  550,675 people. Now, Asian [...]

By |2021-08-03T14:10:24-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

Meet HPD’s compassionate Asian community liaison

As the Houston Police Department’s Asian community liaison, Officer Don Vo is a familiar face throughout the city and especially in the International and Southwest management districts. He embodies the “community policing” approach of cultivating [...]

By |2021-07-28T08:59:24-05:00July 27th, 2021|My Southwest District, News, Public Safety|0 Comments

Chinese Community Center steps up to help in unusual and usual times

The Chinese Community Center, at 9800 Town Park Drive in the Southwest Management District, has long been a lifeline providing cultural, educational programs and a wide range of social services to people in the southwest [...]

By |2021-07-20T15:58:57-05:00July 20th, 2021|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

The next Independence Hall is coming, thanks to Houston Baptist University

Visitors to Philadelphia make sure not to miss Independence Hall, called the birthplace of our country and our founding principles. It was where the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence and debated and approved [...]

Mayor declares “Alice Cheng Lee Day” in the City of Houston in honor of the District’s executive director

Alice Cheng Lee May 12, 2021 will always be a special day for the Southwest Management District and its executive director, Alice Cheng Lee. Mayor Sylvester Turner declared it “Alice Cheng Lee Day” [...]

By |2021-05-12T07:59:36-05:00May 12th, 2021|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

New vision for Hillcroft Ave. safety taking shape

An ambitious project to enhance safety along the Hillcroft corridor is a game-changer for the southwest Houston community that is home to one of the most diverse populations in the region. Construction is under way [...]

By |2021-05-04T10:58:07-05:00May 4th, 2021|My Southwest District, Public Safety|0 Comments

Noodles made by special workers (most of them human) lead to a growing Chinatown introduction

A Chinese restaurant in the Southwest Management District employs what is apparently Houston’s only noodle-pulling robot. And the owner of Kuen Noodle House, Sam Zhang, grew up in Lanzhou, a province in arid northwest China, [...]

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