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Exciting News from the Willow Waterhole

October 13, 2014 • Continue Reading »

We are excited about new developments at the Willow Waterhole and our Fall events! 

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Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy

The Mission of the WWGC is to mobilize individuals, neighborhoods, government agencies, businesses, and foundations to support the creation of the Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve.

Board Members:

Ralph Rieger, President
Jay Broadfoot, Vice Pres.
Valerie Runge, Treasurer
Bob Schwartz, Secretary
Howard Sacks, Past Pres.
Becky Edmondson
Chris Zider
Cindy Chapman
Clint Rusk
Edith Smith
Melanie Roy
 

New Website

We want to make sure we can get updated news to you and the hub of that activity will take place on our new and improved web site! Take a look and let us know what you think, and stay up to date on developments and events happening at the park. 

Snapshot from the middle school cross country meet hosted by Westbury High School on 9/27

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities: 

Wildflower Seed Ball Making

Saturday, October 18, 2014
Wildflower seed balls will be made from 9:30 AM until 12:30 at the Platou Community Center in Chimney Rock Park (11655 Chimney Rock).

Wildflower Seed Ball Toss

Saturday, October 25, 2014
Wildflower seed balls will be planted from 9 AM until all of them are tossed. Then, the Houston Fire Department’s Westbury pumper truck will make it rain to start the germination process! Registration will be at The Gathering Place (5310 South Willow). 

 


Willow Water Greenspace Conservancy (WWGC) will be honored with the Proud Partners Award at the 30th Annual 2014 Mayor’s Proud Partners Luncheon Monday Oct. 27. We are proud to be recognized amongst other organizations and individuals striving to Keep Houston Beautiful
Update: 
The hearing for Southern Crushed Concrete, registration no. 119443L001, has been scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 10:00am at the Office of Administrative Hearings
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ECHOS October Calendar of Events

October 6, 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

October Calendar of Events: English | Spanish (PDF)

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

Northfield I & II Newsletter early Fall, 2014

September 29, 2014 • Continue Reading »

Download the Newsletter (PDF)

From the President’s desk
By Vincent Sanders
Greeting Neighbors,
Yes! It has been awhile since I last corresponded with YOU- My Neighbors. Just like many of you who are raising kids, and having the pressures of work, home and having a very active family with alllll of their activities, the production of newsletters has slacked off. Therefore, I do apologize and I will try to put out a newsletter at least every quarter to keep you informed of what’s going on in our neighborhood, our community and our district.

Now speaking of what’s going on, I want to discuss the state of Northfield I & II. This newsletter contains the speech that I gave to homeowners back in January where I disclosed some of the major issues we faced in 2013 (Please note that we are still in a state of transition from being self-managed to being managed by a management company – PCMI). Yes, I said it meant learning the rules of the neighborhood again such as: proper trash handling and pick-up dates, deed restriction enforcement and neighborhood assessments deadlines. I emphasized that the overall objective of the Northfield I & II HOA is to maintain the attractiveness of the community, protect and enhance the perception and general property values of the community and keep it a desirable place to call home. I sincerely hope that you are seeing some progress as we are cleaning up and putting homeowners on notice about what we expect as to maintain the integrity of the neighborhood by enforcing deed restrictions. Please know that this is a work in progress as we still struggle with some of these matters from last year. However with the help of PCMI (Kaye Follie, Community Manager) it is my expectation that all neighbors will better understand the goals and objectives of being great neighbors and having a great neighborhood in 2014. Continue Reading »

ECHOS August Calendar of Events

August 8, 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

August Calendar of Events: English | Spanish (PDF)

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

Register now for your Summer-Fall 2014 Farm Share!

July 28, 2014 • Continue Reading »







Funk & Soul at the Waterhole

June 29, 2014 • Continue Reading »

FUNK & SOUL at the WATERHOLE has come and gone…
What a fantastic, high energy and high QUALITY show we had on June 7,2014!

Brought a lot of new folks in, and showed them the beautiful space at Willow Waterhole Conservation Reserve.
Thanks to all who came! If you were unable to make it, we hope to see you next time!

Three acts provided a Funky Blast of Super-Coolness.
- Jazz R’ Boyz
- Collective Hallucination feat. Ant Boogie and
- The Breakdown, (Prince tribute band). Celebrating the music of Prince and the 30 year anniversary of the hit film “Purple Rain”.

Plant It Forward Farm Stands Now Open in Your Neighborhood

June 28, 2014 • Continue Reading »

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Willow Waterhole 2014 MusicFest

May 6, 2014 • Continue Reading »

The April 12 Willow Waterhole 2014 MusicFest was a terrific event.

Weather was in the high seventies, overcast, and humid.

Attendance exceeded 1,300 people, up approximately 30% from 2013.

Concession sales doubled from last year!

Student musicians were excited to play at the same venue as the pros and all seven professional groups remarked how impressed they were with the event’s organization and energy. All the performers appreciated their complimentary commemorative t-shirts.

VIPS included CM David Robinson, State Rep. Borris Miles, and HISD Dist. Trustee Wanda Adams.

Also making an appearance were representatives from CM Larry Green’s office and Congressman Al Green’s office.

Attendees felt good about the diversity, skill, and sound quality of the music.

Overall, it was an awesome event, see you in 2015!

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Houston Parks & Recreation Department Parks Master Plan Phase II

April 22, 2014 • Continue Reading »

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Overview

HPARD is in the process of evaluating and adjusting its Master Plan, last published in 2008. The plan gives direction for the growth of the city’s park system for the next twenty years. The Master Plan is revisited every 5 years to evaluate and make adjustments based on physical, social, policy and technological changes so that it remains a relevant guidance document. Since 2007, the City of Houston has been divided into 21 Park Sectors and park need analysis at this level is being done in Phase II of the Master Plan.

Master Plan Survey Currently Underway

We need your input, as a resident who uses the park system, to enhance this assessment by providing input on priorities of the items that need to be addressed first with available funding. Currently, a Master Plan Survey is being conducted and you can participate by taking the survey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish and the results can help us shape the new Park Master Plan.

Master Plan Survey English Version
Master Plan Survey Spanish Version

Brays Oaks District Residents are in Park Sector 8

To determine which Park Sector you live in, please go to http://mycity.houstontx.gov/public/. For a step by step tutorial on How to Find Your Park Sector please view the following video.

Park Sectors Map (printable pdf)

How to Find Your Houston Park Sector Number
YouTube Video

To receive a Master Plan Survey, e-mail us at masterplan@houstontx.gov.

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Ebru Classes at Raindrop Turkish House

January 7, 2014 • Continue Reading »

Register Now for EBRU CLASSES at Raindrop Turkish House

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For more information or to register for these classes please visit www.raindropturkishhouse.org or email ebruwatermarbling@turkishhouse.org