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Video and images of the HCC Brays Oaks Groundbreaking Event

June 30, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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David Hawes, Executive Director Brays Oaks District – speaking on the Economic Development potential the new campus will bring to the community.

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HCC Brays Oaks Campus groundbreaking marks milestone in community growth

June 23, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Many people dream of furthering their education but do not have the means or support to pursue a better career. Houston Community College is responding to the demand for affordable workforce training with a new campus in the Brays Oaks Community.

“The City of Houston is open for business, but the City of Houston can’t stay open for business if we don’t have a trained workforce,” said Houston City Council Member Larry Green, District K.

Read more at the Houston Community College website.

Flood Damage Repair Permit

June 16, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Daily Public Information Sessions

Hosted by City of Houston

Floodplain Management Office & Building Code Enforcement

Each information session will offer a formal presentation and a question-and-answer forum. Sessions begin on Wednesday, June 17, 2015.

Session Times:

Daily, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Session Location:

Houston Permitting Center

1002 Washington Avenue

Houston, Texas 77002

Check-in at the Information Desk located in the main lobby for the meeting room location for each session.

*NEW* FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT OFFICE HOURS

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact us at 832.394.8854 or fmo@houstontx.gov.

www.houstonpermittingcenter.org

Brays Oaks Management District Board of Directors meeting rescheduled

June 16, 2015 • Continue Reading »

The rescheduled Brays Oaks Management District Board of Directors meeting is confirmed for:

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm.

Brays Oaks MD
10103 Fondren Road Suite 300
Houston, TX 77096

You are invited to the Brays Oaks New Campus Groundbreaking, June 20

June 15, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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Hurricane Season is Here – Are You Ready?

June 15, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Hurricane season officially began June 1st and lasts until November 30th. As we prepare for this upcoming hurricane season, the City of Houston offers the following tips to help you and your family prepare:

Know Your Risk – Visit the Houston Storm Risk Calculator at www.houstonstormrisk.org to find out what your level of risk is for flooding, storm surge, wind damage and power outages.

If you live in a hurricane evacuation area, know your zone, and be prepared to evacuate when the order is given. East and Southeast Houston, including most of District I, is in a hurricane evacuation area.

96Get Prepared – Take a moment to review your emergency plan with your family, as well as make sure you have all the necessary supplies to be able to sustain yourself without electricity and running water for 5-7 days, including:

  • Non-perishable foods & water
  • Portable radio with extra batteries
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First-aid kit, along with any prescription medicine
  • Special items for babies and the elderly
  • Toiletries and hygiene items
  • Pet care items

Be Informed – During hurricane season, it’s always a good idea to pay attention to developing storms. Pay attention to local television and radio weather broadcasts, and sign up for AlertHouston emergency notifications from the City of Houston by visiting www.alerts.houstonoem.org.

If you are ordered to evacuate, you should do so without delay. Evacuation information and contraflow lane maps out of Houston are available on the Texas Department of Transportation website.

In the event of an emergency which requires evacuation, some individuals may need additional assistance leaving their homes. If you need help evacuating, dial 2-1-1 to register in advance for a ride. You can also register online.

Citizen Advisory Council Meeting, June 16th

June 13, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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Summer vegetables are coming! Next Farm Share season begins in July.

June 9, 2015 • Continue Reading »

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For more information, check-out their website, send an email to Kassy@plant-it-forward.org, or call 713-599-8445.

Ready to register? Great! Click Here!

Celebrate The “Unrelenting Perseverance And Positivity” Of Houston’s Refugees June 13

June 9, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Houston is one of the nation’s most diverse cities, but did you know that this city hosts 70,000 refugees from 78 different countries? Celebrating this diversity, the University of St. Thomas is observing World Refugee Day this Saturday, June 13, honoring refugees’ “unrelenting perseverance and positivity.”

From 1 to 4 p.m., guests are welcome to visit the kids’ zone with bounce houses, snow cones, crafts and games along with cultural performances and educational exhibits chronicling “The Refugee Experience.”

What: World Refugee Day Houston
Where: University of St. Thomas, 3800 Montrose
When: June 13, 1 to 4 p.m.

Pictures of the first District K Mini Murals

June 8, 2015 • Continue Reading »

Take a look at pictures of the first Mini Mural located at 5200 Willowbend Blvd. and West Bellford Ave. The artwork was unveiled in a ceremony on June 6, 2015. Visit MiniMurals.org to learn more.

There are also several media outlets that reported on the artwork:
Houston Public Media
Joel Luks Blog (ex-Culture Map)
Houston Pulse Magazine
KHOU Coverage

Below is a PDF with the renderings for our district that have been approved by Council Member Green. Painting will begin this weekend.
Download PDF of Rederings