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February 5, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Bee Busy Wellness Center

Location: Bee Busy Wellness Center, 8785 W. Bellfort, Houston, TX 77031
Date: Saturdays,February 13, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Neighborhood 101 workshop: Legal Aspects of Running an Effective Civic Board – Feb. 13

January 28, 2016 • Continue Reading »


Sponsored by Council Member Larry V. Green, District K

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Neighborhood 101 Workshop:
Legal Aspects of Running an Effective Civic Board

Attend this informative Neighborhood 101 workshop to learn everything you need to know legally about how to run an effective civic board.

If your board members are unclear about their legal roles and responsibilities, it’s time for a tune up. This interactive workshop will help you define what you can legally expect of your board members. Whether your civic association is a mandatory assessment association (i.e. HOA/POA/CIA) or a volunteer based civic association (i.e. civic club), this workshop should further enhance your civic board skills.

Westbury High School
(Lecture Room)
11911 Chimney Rock Rd.
(Parking lot located off Chimney Rock Rd.)
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Seating is limited. RSVP is required.
Questions? Contact Donald Perkins @ 832-393-3016 or

HPLQ Author Series presents Wil Haygood, the acclaimed author of the The Butler

January 27, 2016 • Continue Reading »

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In celebration of African American History Month, the Houston Public Library HPLQ Author Series welcomes Wil Haygood, the acclaimed author of the The Butler.

Haygood will present his new bestseller, “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and the Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America”. Books will be available for sale by Brazos Bookstore followed by a book signing after the presentation.

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016
Time: 2PM – 3:30PM
Location: Texas Southern University | Sawyer Auditorium | 3100 Cleburne St, 77004
Free Tickets:
Questions: 832 393-1652

All Houston Public Library events are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Reserve your seat today! Visit to reserve your tickets.


Images of the 2016 Plant a Tree Event with Mayor Turner

January 27, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Mayor Turner, Council member Larry V. Green, Brays Oaks District Board Members, and WGC worked with volunteers to kick off Arbor Day 2016 in the Brays Oaks district. Thanks to all of our volunteers who came out this morning. Because of their efforts, our community will save thousands of dollars in planted materials.

Northfield I & II Subdivision News, January 2016

January 24, 2016 • Continue Reading »

The January edition of th Northfield I & II Subdivision News is available for download. It contains 12 pages of community events and information that are occurring around the area. If you have community news that you would like to place in our newsletter, feel free to contact

Download the PDF

Citizens Advisory Council and PIP Meeting, Jan. 19

January 17, 2016 • Continue Reading »


Flag Hoisting 67th Republic Day: Jan. 26 11am at India House

January 17, 2016 • Continue Reading »


Frequently Asked Questions About the New Texas Open Carry Law

January 16, 2016 • Continue Reading »

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As of January 1, 2016, individuals can carry a handgun openly or concealed subject to statutory restrictions as long as they possess a License to Carry (LTC) a handgun issued by Texas or a similar license issued by a state that Texas has accepted. By law, a handgun carried openly must be carried in a shoulder or belt holster.

Now that the law is in effect, the City of Houston wants residents to know how the law applies to City facilities. All firearms are prohibited in the Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse at 1400 Lubbock as well as the municipal annex courtrooms located throughout the City. On the other hand, licensed handgun carriers can carry in most other municipal buildings except for the secured, nonpublic areas of Houston Police Department facilities and at a meeting of a governmental body that is subject to the Open Meetings Act, such as Houston City Council or the City Planning Commission, if signs are posted outside.

All City of Houston employees, except those who are required to do so in the performance of their official duties, are prohibited from possessing weapons while on duty, in a city vehicle, or while on city property. City employees are not prohibited from transporting or storing a firearm or ammunition in a locked, privately owned motor vehicle in accordance with state law.

Answers to all frequently asked questions about the new law can be found here:

In addition, Houston Police, Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr., hosted two citywide informational meetings on the Texas Open Carry Law, which are available on HPD’s YouTube channel at

Houston’s hottest home neighborhoods to watch in 2016

January 15, 2016 • Continue Reading »

by Paul Takahashi, Houston Business Journal

Are you looking to buy a home in Houston this year? Well, Zillow has some advice for you on where to look.

Zillow Inc. (Nasdaq: Z) released a new report that predicts the hottest Houston neighborhoods to watch in 2016. The Seattle-based real estate company looked at home price data and listed neighborhoods where home values are forecasted to increase the most in the next 12 months.

Read more at the Houston Business Journal

Save the date: Arbor Day Tree Planting Event – Jan. 23

January 14, 2016 • Continue Reading »