My Southwest District2020-10-06T10:33:12-05:00

My Southwest District

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 [...]

April 1st, 2021|

She charms diners with Ethiopian food while raising aid for refugees

Suzani Asmlash 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 [...]

March 15th, 2021|

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 [...]

March 1st, 2021|

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 [...]

February 15th, 2021|

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 [...]

February 1st, 2021|

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 [...]

January 6th, 2021|

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 [...]

January 3rd, 2021|

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 [...]

December 19th, 2020|
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