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Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood #36 Meeting, April 7

March 27, 2015 • Continue Reading »

SNH36Richard Rodriguez, Director of Community Services, Brays Oaks Management District, will be the guest speaker at the Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood #36 meeting. He give an up-date on projects in the Management District.

On Tuesday, April 7, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
At Braeswood Assembly of God Church, Student Ministries Building, located at the intersection of Willow Bend and Fondren.

Parking will be available in the North Parking Lot, East of Fondren; enter off of Willow Bend. Take elevator to second floor.

Bring friends and neighbors.

Questions? Call Marcy Williams 713-774-3150 or email mmmarcyw@sbcglobal.net

BOMD Westbury Centerette Demolition Begins

March 21, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Council Member Larry Green and Brays Oaks District Director of Services Richard Rodriguez, at the Westbury Centerette property (corner of Chimney Rock and West Bellfort) where demolition of the site began on March 16.

BOMD Westbury Centerette Demolition from ev1pro.com on Vimeo.

2015 Annual Nowruz Festival

March 16, 2015 • Continue Reading »

The TCAE (Turquoise Council of Americans and Eurasians) cordially invites you to join them in the annual 2015 Nowruz Festival which will be held Saturday, March 21st through Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at the Turquoise Center (located at 9301 West Bellfort Ave, Houston, Texas, 77031) between 11:00am and 8:00pm!

Admission and parking for the festival will be free.
Please view their introductory video of the Nowruz Festival.

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What is the Nowruz Festival?
The Nowruz Festival is one that aims to celebrate the coming of spring as well as unite the people of the world! Nowruz has been observed for more than 3,000 years and has been mostly celebrated on the day of the spring equinox, which is the term used to explain the day when sun shines directly to the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal all over the world. Before Nowruz gained universal recognition, its geography was vast yet mostly limited to Central Asia and the Middle East. Nowruz is now a deeply rooted traditional celebration amongst the entire Turkic world. In addition to celebrating the coming of spring, there are also thousands of deep, underlying meanings hidden under this celebration. Nowruz is all about positivity. It symbolizes the beginning of new life after the dormant period of winter. Within the new beginnings is the encouragement of productivity, harmony between people and nature, friendship and peace among people, and happiness and joy. Also, Nowruz possesses a rare characteristic that is very important in our globalized world. It is a celebration that invites and welcomes everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, language, and religion. This provides Nowruz with a transnational feature, which connects different people and unites them under the common aspiration for new starts and fresh beginnings.

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Exciting Events & Features at the Nowruz Festival!
Samples of traditional cuisine will be featured from different Eurasian countries which include Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Bosnia, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Traditional live shows and cultural performances, fun games for kids, live music, traditional folk dances, and soccer games will also be arranged as part of the festival!

Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

March 12, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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Neighborhood 101 Workshop: In’s and Out’s of Chapter 42

March 9, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Neighborhood 101 Workshop: In’s and Out’s of Chapter 42

(City of Houston Land Development Ordinance)

Attend this informative Neighborhood 101 workshop to learn everything you need to know about the City’s land development ordinance. This interactive workshop will help inform you of the difference between a variance, plat, replat, shared driveways and what’s allowed and not allowed under the City’s development code. Learn what resources are available to ensure neighborhood stability.

Linkwood Park Community Center, Community Room
3699 Norris St., 77025 (adjacent to Longfellow Elementary School)
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Seating is limited. RSVP is required.

Questions? Contact District K council office @ 832-393-3016 or districtK@houstontx.gov

District K Capital Improvement Plan Meeting

March 5, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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Willow Waterhole 2015 MusicFEST

March 5, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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April 25th 11am – 10pm

Willow Waterhole Park
5300 Dryad enter Dryad from Chimney Rock behind Westbury High School
(Map)

zydeco • big band • country & western • classic rock
alternative • blues • latin • rhythm & blues • jazz • hip hop

Professional Artists:
Zydeco Dots • Conrad Johnson Big Blue Sound
Nobody’s Fool • Crossroads • Corey Stoot
TKOh! • Luther & The Healers • La Tribu
Bayou City Brass • Kyle Turner
Joe Carmouche

Area Schools:
Parker Elementary • Emery/Weiner
St. Thomas Episcopal • Westbury Christian
Westbury HS • Bellaire HS • Johnston MS • HSPVA

NEW CRAFT MARKET
11am – 6pm
40 vendors sponsored by The Tinderbox

New this year »»» Food Trucks!
Bring your favorite chair or blanket.
To learn more visit:
WillowWaterhole.org | facebook.com/willowwaterhole

Download the Flyer

ECHOS March Calendar of Events

March 3, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) is a non-profit 501.c.3 organization located in southwest Houston. Our mission is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and at risk individuals in our community by narrowing the disparities in access to healthcare, education, job training and quality of life. ECHOS’s doors are open to all in need, regardless of place of current residence, country of origin, ethnicity or immigration status. Learn more about ECHOS: echos-houston.org

March Calendar of Events English and Spanish (PDF)

ECHOS is located at:
9600 South Gessner Bldg E (corner of Bissonnet)
Houston TX 77071
(713) 270-0369

ECHOS November Calendar of Events

November 11, 2014 • Continue Reading »

Epiphany Community Health Outreach Services (ECHOS) is a non-profit 501.c.3 organization located in southwest Houston. Our mission is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable and at risk individuals in our community by narrowing the disparities in access to healthcare, education, job training and quality of life. ECHOS’s doors are open to all in need, regardless of place of current residence, country of origin, ethnicity or immigration status. Learn more about ECHOS: echos-houston.org

November Calendar of Events: English | Spanish (PDF)

ECHOS is located at:
9600 South Gessner Bldg E (corner of Bissonnet)
Houston TX 77071
(713) 270-0369

Signature park status sought for Waterhole

November 11, 2014 • Continue Reading »

Conservancy points to prairie habitat, planned Levitt Pavilion as reasons for city to grant designation

A citizen-led effort is afoot for the 291-acre Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve to become Houston’s next signature park by summer 2016.

“Obviously it’s a goal of ours. It’s been a goal for a long time,” said Ralph Rieger, president of the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy.

A renewed sense of volunteerism at the park, its use by area schools as a venue for music and athletic events, plans to restore remnants of Houston’s coastal prairie there and the park’s selection for the nation’s next Levitt Pavilion are among factors that have Rieger and others more hopeful than ever. Continue Reading »