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Free Spay/Neuter Services

February 23, 2017 • Continue Reading »

Small Business and Lending Workshop, March 18

February 21, 2017 • Continue Reading »

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 a Small Business.

March 18
10am to 12 noon

Chinese Community Center
9800 Town Park Dr – 77036

RESERVE YOUR SEATS TODAY»
ATrinh@SouthwestManagementDistrict.org

Joint Community Meeting, Feb. 25

February 16, 2017 • Continue Reading »

Urgent Airbag Safety Recall

February 15, 2017 • Continue Reading »

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 injured. The good news is, the repair is absolutely free.

A nationwide recall of these defective parts – the largest safety recall in U.S. history – includes millions of vehicles made by 19 different automakers. The defect is made worse by prolonged exposure to heat and humidity. That makes Houston one of the highest-risk cities in the country.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, the risk for death or injury is highest in certain 2001, 2002 and 2003 Hondas and Acuras like those pictured here:

These vehicles pose a 50 percent chance of explosion upon deployment. That’s 1 in 2. Even a minor fender bender can cause your airbag to explode.

Help us save lives by spreading the word.

Here’s how check if your vehicle has a dangerous airbag:

1. FIND IT: Write down or photograph your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) found on the driver-side dashboard by the windshield or on your insurance card.

2. SEARCH IT: Visit AirbagRecall.com and enter your 17-digit VIN.

3. FIX IT: If you see text that reads “recall incomplete,” YOUR AIRBAG INFLATOR WILL BE REPLACED FOR FREE. Schedule an appointment at your automaker’s local dealership as soon as possible. If it says “remedy not available,” call a dealer anyway. Make sure your contact information is up to date, so they can notify you when parts are available for your FREE repair.

Keeping our community safe is a top priority for us. That’s why we have joined fellow members of Airbag Recall: Houston – a coalition of community leaders and organizations committed to raising awareness about this urgent public safety crisis.

Person-to-person outreach is incredibly important. Take a few minutes to assist just one other person – a friend, a family member, a neighbor – to check their vehicle, and you could be saving a life – especially if that person drives a high-risk vehicle.

Together, we can achieve our goal of repairing or replacing every defective airbag in Houston.

Citizens Advisory Council Meeting and PIP Meeting, Feb. 21

February 15, 2017 • Continue Reading »

TECH CONNECT 2017

February 9, 2017 • Continue Reading »


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, 2017
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
1911 Bagby Street
Houston, Texas 77002
across from the Houston Technology Center
This is a FREE event, however, you must register to attend!
http://www.houstontech.org/events/1753/
We look forward to seeing you there.

More about this event:
Tech Connect empowers and inspires collaboration within the Houston Start-up Community by showcasing key entrepreneurial organizations, their 2017 plans and events, and ways for you to get involved. Hear from 40 organizations offering resources and support to the entrepreneur on the move.

Whether it’s space tech or bio tech, clean energy or the IoT, Tech Connect is the annual collaborative event that brings it all together. Whether you’re taking your first baby steps on the entrepreneurial pathway or headed for the finish line, this event is not to be missed!

Don’t miss this no-cost opportunity to network, collaborate and connect with Houston’s best startup resources. Catered reception by Laurenzo’s will follow.

H-GAC Transportation Survey – asking for your assistance

February 4, 2017 • Continue Reading »

We are asking for your assistance with a survey CDS is conducting for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). It’s a region-wide community survey of public transportation service needs and opinions, including topics such as ride sharing, local bus service, park and ride service, and other types of public transportation services.

We’ve conducted a phone survey, and we are supplementing that with an online version. We need to get responses ASAP, so I’d appreciate it if you could forward the survey link to the various communities with which you’re involved as management districts, civic and business organizations, consultants, etc. H-GAC has sent out notifications directly to its member governments as well. We need to close the survey within ten days or so, thus time is of the essence.

We need the responses from residents of Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, and Galveston counties.

Deadline is February 13, 2017

Take the Survery

Police and Community Relations Forum, Feb. 11

February 4, 2017 • Continue Reading »

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, District Attorney, and appointed interim Police Chief. Their policies will dictate behaviors and attitudes on both sides and we would like you to be apart of the conversation to discuss ways in which the police and community can work together so that we all may have a better quality of life.

Houston TranStar: Don’t Be Ridiculous

January 17, 2017 • Continue Reading »

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 see on our roadways. Although the actions in the spot are exaggerated (i.e. eating a formal meal while driving), the distractions represented are real and can have deadly consequences.

Join Houston TranStar this year in taking a stand against distracted driving.

IH 10 E/B Major Closures between Antoine and IH 45 for the week of Jan. 16 and the weekend of Jan. 20-23

January 16, 2017 • Continue Reading »

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 as previously scheduled for the weekend on 01.20.17 thru 01.23.17 to complete the remaining work under the Houston Ave bridge.

Motorists should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes for the weekend of 01.20.17 thru 01.23.17.

TxDOT is continually partnering with our contractor as we work towards a goal of completing the emergency repairs for the Houston Ave. Bridge at the very earliest date possible.

The contacts for these closures are Bobby Cayton at 832.870.6212, Paul Eley at 281.536.3129, and Karen Othon at 281.686.8616.

Houston Ave. Northbound between Weber St. and White Oak: The remaining lane was reopened this morning.

IH 610 West Loop Southbound Direct Connector to IH 10 Eastbound: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by following the IH 610 West Loop Southbound Direct Connector to IH 10 Westbound; Exit and U-turn at Chimney Rock/Wirt Rd., Follow the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Rd to the next entrance ramp; Follow the IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes to the direct connector to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

IH 610 West Loop Northbound Direct Connector to IH 10 Eastbound: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by following the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

IH 610 West Loop Northbound Entrance Ramp from Woodway to IH 10 Eastbound and Westbound: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by following the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

H 10 Eastbound Mainlanes between Antoine and the IH 610 West Loop.: Alternate (Inside) Lanes Closed Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.(At least two outside Mainlanes will remain open at all times for local traffic only.) All thru traffic should detour via the direct connector to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

Silber Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road. Turn Left, (North) on North Post Oak; Turn Right, (East) on Old Katy Rd. Follow Old Katy Rd. to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd. to West 12 th; Turn Right, (West) on W. 12 th and follow W. 12 th to Hempstead Rd.; Turn Left, (West) on Hempstead Rd. and follow Hempstead Rd. to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound Frontage Rd. to the Entrance Ramp from TC Jester.

IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes between the IH 610 West Loop and the Exit to N. Shepherd/Durham: Alternate (Inside) Lanes Closed Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. (At least one outside Mainlanes will remain open at all times for local traffic only. All local traffic must exit via the Shepherd/Durham Exit).

Washington Ave. Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding either Northbound or Southbound on Washington Ave.

IH 10 Eastbound Mainlanes at the Exit to N. Shepherd/Durham: Total Closure Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road.; Turn Left, (North) on Shepherd Dr.; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound; Follow the IH 610 West Loop Northbound to the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound; Follow the IH 610 North Loop Eastbound to IH 45 Southbound; Follow IH 45 Southbound to IH 10 Eastbound.

TC Jester Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road.; Turn Left, (North) on Shepherd Dr.; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Patterson Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road; Turn Left, (North) on Yale; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Yale/Heights Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour by proceeding eastbound on the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road; U-Turn at Studemont; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road at Studemont: No Left Turns for Trucks will be allowed onto Studemont Northbound from the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Trucks will be allowed to U-Turn at Studemont and then proceed West on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; they can follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

IH 10 Eastbound Exit to Taylor: Total Closure Continuously between 9:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour via the Exit to Shepherd/Durham; Turn Left, (North) on Shepherd Dr.; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road at Taylor: Alternate lanes closed at Taylor between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.

Taylor Entrance Ramp to the IH 10 E/B Mainlanes: Total Closure Continuously between 7:30 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17. Detour: Turn Left, (North) on Taylor; Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Taylor N/B at the IH 10 Eastbound Frontage Road: Thru trucks will NOT be allowed to proceed North, beyond the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. on Taylor between 8:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.. Thru Trucks will Turn Left, (West) on the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd.; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Frontage Rd. to the next Westbound Entrance Ramp; Follow the IH 10 Westbound Mainlanes to the IH 610 West Loop Northbound or Southbound.

Taylor S/B at IH 10: 1 (Left), Inside Lane closed between 8:00 PM on Friday, 01.20.17 and 5:00 AM on Monday 01.23.17.

Multiple Off Duty Police Officers will be on site to assist.

Changeable message Signs were reset on Monday, 01.09.17.

These closures are weather permitting.