Community News

TCEQ Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to Public Notice Requirements for the Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants

July 26, 2016 • Continue Reading »

On July 6, 2016, TCEQ commissioners approved publication of proposed rulemaking that amends portions of 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapters 39 and 55 regarding public notice for certain concrete batch plants. The rule changes are also proposed as revisions to the State Implementation Plan (SIP).

The proposed rule amends existing public participation rules for registrations of the Air Quality Standard Permit for Concrete Batch Plants. The proposed rule requires consolidation of the Notice of Receipt of Application and Intent to Obtain Permit (NORI, commonly referred to as “first notice”) and Notice of Application and Preliminary Decision (NAPD, commonly referred to as “second notice”) into a single public notice. Additionally the rulemaking proposes to provide a single 30-day period in which the public can submit comments, or request a public meeting or a contested case hearing.

The proposed rule will be published in the Texas Register on July 22, 2016, which opens the public comment period. Comments are due by Aug. 22, 2016. The TCEQ will hold a public hearing on Aug. 10, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Austin at the TCEQ headquarters located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, Room 201S.

To obtain a copy of the proposed rule, visit the TCEQ website.

For more information on providing comments to the TCEQ, visit their website.

The Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest

July 26, 2016 • Continue Reading »

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Mayor’s 6th Annual Back 2 School Fest

Location: University of Houston

(or until capacity is reached)

Qualification to pre-register: Students must qualify for free or reduced cost lunch.
***Only confirmed registered students will be notified of the date and time of the event.***
Serving 25,000 pre-registered children from Houston area school districts

• Backpacks
• School Supplies
• Immunizations
• Vision Screenings
• Dental Screenings
• Other Free Services

Due to limited supplies, this event is open only to pre-registered elementary school students grades K-5 who reside in the City of Houston and qualify for free and reduced cost lunch.

713-837-0311 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
or visit

Comment on: Hillcroft Corridor Reconstruction Plans

July 23, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Hillcroft Corridor Reconstruction Plans (CIP # N-100012)

Providing input on or before August 22, 2016 allows the City to stay on schedule.

Public Works and Engineering is seeking public input on plans for the expansion of Hillcroft, between Bissonnet and Beechnut, which is in the design phase now with construction planned for late 2018.

The intent of the project, planned in 2012, is to reconstruct Hillcroft between Bissonnet and Beechnut by widening it to accommodate six lanes of traffic. Included in the project is the replacement of aging storm as well as sewer and waste water lines underground, new street and traffic lighting, and to improve pedestrian mobility by replacing sidewalks alongside this stretch of roadway on Hillcroft.

For more information, please visit or contact

Download Hillcroft Project Overview (PDF)
Download Comment Form (PDF)

Civid Leadership Summer Series at the Southwest Multi-Service Center

July 22, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Civic Leadership

  1. It is open for anyone or any organization who would like to engage in a community mobilization type project in line with the Health Department priorities.
  2. They are especially awarding more points to projects related to environmental health and/or emergency preparedness.
  3. Individuals can be awarded starting $1000 or they can partner up with others in the class or in the community to be awarded more.
  4. The training will provide residents an in-depth look at the health department and our priorities.

This is a great opportunity for our residents and community partners.

FREE Back-to-School Vaccinations

July 22, 2016 • Continue Reading »

Children’s Museum of Houston offers free immunizations

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Every Thursday Free Family Night in August 2016
Limit first 150 children each offered day
Administered by Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program

All children under 18 needing immunizations, as required for admission by school districts, will have the opportunity to receive free vaccinations at the Children’s Museum of Houston this summer.

Texas Children’s Mobile Clinic Program will administer back-to-school vaccinations to the first 150-children to arrive every Thursday Free Family Night in August.

To qualify, parents and guardians will need their child’s immunization records.

All required school vaccines will be provided except for TB Test or flu.

No need to pre-register.

Download the flyer for more information.

BOMD’s Chariman C. Fred Meyer Resigns From Board

July 21, 2016 • Continue Reading »

During the Brays Oaks District monthly board meeting in July, current Chairman C. Fred Meyer tendered his resignation.

Download the Resignation Letter (PDF)

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(L to R) Brays Oaks Board – Vice Chair, Steve Moore, On-going Chairman C. Fred Meyer, newly elected Chairman, Ralph Rieger, Assistant Secretary, Cindy Chapman and Secretary, Elaine Gaskamp.

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(L to R) Brays Oaks out-going Chairman C. Fred Meyer, Executive Director, Richard Rodriguez and in-coming Chairman, Ralph Rieger present a crustal award to Chairman Meyer from the Board of Directors thanking the chairman for his service and leadership to them and the community.

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Brays Oaks in-coming Chairman, Ralph Rieger thanks out-going Chairman C. Fred Meyer for his service.

Join the Prayer Rally on July 23

July 21, 2016 • Continue Reading »


Citizens Advisory Council Meeting and PIP Meeting, July 19

July 6, 2016 • Continue Reading »


Houston Bike Plan Report Finalized

July 1, 2016 • Continue Reading »

On June 20 the Final Houston Bike Plan Report was released by BikeHouston and presented to City Council’s Transportation Technology and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee. This project is funded by the City of Houston, BikeHouston, Houston Parks Board, H-GAC, FTA, FHWA, and TxDOT. During the public comment period ending April 11, the Bike Plan team received 245 comments on the interactive map, 1,240 survey responses, and over 100 written and emailed comments.

The final Plan responded to these comments by including an additional 133 miles of proposed bikeway facilities throughout Houston, additional pilot project examples located throughout the City, a bayou access plan, guidance on neighborhood bike planning, and new and revised key recommendations.

BikeHouston helps in promoting the Bike Plan, which is crucial to increasing community support as the plan move towards adoption by City Council. If you would like to write a letter of support, please visit to download letters of support, which can be customized and sent to BikeHouston.

Next steps will include City Council consideration of proposed ordinance changes to enable adoption of the Bike Plan and future Bike Plan updates, a public hearing at Planning Commission, and final approval of the Plan at City Council.

Free Tax Preparation for those affected by Flood Disaster

June 30, 2016 • Continue Reading »

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on April 26, 2016 that Texas storm victims, including those in the Houston area, will have until September 1, 2016 to file their returns and pay any taxes due following the disaster declaration for individual assistance issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Beyond Careers is a partner with The Internal Revenue Service -Stakeholder Partnerships, Education & Communication (IRS-SPEC) and provides free income tax preparation assistance with IRS-Certified tax preparers through our mobile Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site by offering these services to taxpayers who did not get their tax returns completed by April 15th or need an amended return.

Also, as a partner with the IRS Small Business/Self-Employed, Stakeholder Liaison, Field Operating Unit, we will provide Disaster Outreach information to the community at Houston Community College-West Loop Center and the Raindrop Turkish House.

Location: Houston Community College-West Loop Center
5601 West Loop S,
Houston, TX 77081

Dates: Saturdays in the month of July2016
10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

Go to the link below for dates and times to RSVP for this service