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A Persian restaurant gem in the Gandhi District

Persian cuisine, which comes from the area now mostly taken up by Iran, is an interesting blend of spices and flavors. Bijan Persian Grill at 5922 Hillcroft in the Gandhi District — where Indian restaurants [...]

By |2021-03-31T22:14:29-05:00April 1st, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

Longtime partners in crime control: Police Chief Troy Finner & the Southwest District

Houston’s new police chief, Troy Finner, knows the people and businesses in the Southwest Management District. And the Southwest Management District knows the chief. Finner grew up on the southwest side of town in the [...]

By |2021-04-01T14:58:39-05:00April 1st, 2021|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

She charms diners with Ethiopian food while raising aid for refugees

Suzani Asmelash Grant is a restaurateur with a mission. She wants to introduce more Houstonians to the food of her homeland, Ethiopia, and she wants to raise $1 million for Ethiopian refugees in Sudan. You'll [...]

By |2021-03-15T17:08:32-05:00March 15th, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

Interview with history-making County Attorney Christian Menefee, an Alief grad

Christian Dashaun Menefee is the youngest elected Harris County attorney and the first African-American in the position. He has lived in Houston since early childhood and attended K-12 in the Klein and Alief independent school [...]

By |2021-03-01T11:32:50-06:00March 1st, 2021|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

Finding joy and cultural history at Southwest Houston’s Asian bakeries

Shian Lian of Kamalan Bakery in Houston, Friday, February 12, 2021 (Photo by Michael Stravato) Not too early. Not too late. At the Kamalan Bakery at 9889 Bellaire Boulevard, owner Shiann Lian always [...]

By |2021-02-15T14:38:14-06:00February 15th, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

A new family-friendly pizza spot with family ties comes to Sharpstown

Families looking to treat their entire clan to an inexpensive but delicious meal out — with precautions against the coronavirus — would be wise to head to the recently opened Spanky’s Homemade Pizza & Bar [...]

By |2021-01-29T13:39:52-06:00February 1st, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

B2J Suancai Fish will warm you up

The Seattle Times called it ‘‘compulsively eatable” and “a sour, spicy, velvety wonder.”  Let’s just say the offerings at B2J Suancai Fish (Chinese sauerkraut fish) taste just as good in Houston as in Seattle.  With [...]

By |2021-01-11T17:25:20-06:00January 11th, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District|0 Comments

District’s partnership with apartment owners yields benefits for kids, families

Glenwood Apartments Teachers and principals at several Houston elementary and middle schools noticed a positive trend in public education soon after a partnership was formed between the Southwest Management District and the Houston [...]

By |2021-01-06T08:01:34-06:00January 6th, 2021|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

Pharmacy brings personal service to new and multi-lingual levels

As you drive around Houston, it is common to see large pharmacy chain stores on almost every other block. And then there is the small independent pharmacy, competing against those giants and maintaining a loyal [...]

By |2021-01-03T16:27:36-06:00January 3rd, 2021|Economic Development, My Southwest District, News|0 Comments

Graffiti abatement program keeps Southwest community looking good

In every major city, wherever there is an empty outdoor wall space, one might find the not-so-special artwork of graffiti casting a blemish on the area. While some may think of it as wasted artistic [...]

By |2020-12-19T17:08:55-06:00December 19th, 2020|My Southwest District, News|0 Comments
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