A Message from the Executive Director
We remain under an order issued by County Judge Lina Hidalgo to Stay Home and Work Safe until at least April 30. District staff will continue to work remotely and district offices will remain closed until further guidance is provided by the federal, state or local governments.
District services including public safety and security, graffiti and litter abatement, and bandit sign removal, are operating on their regular schedules, while following enhanced safety procedures that include protective gear and social distancing.
We remain committed to helping our law enforcement partners protect and serve our businesses and keep the community safe. You can contact the HPD Overtime Hotline that is headquartered at the South Gessner HPD Division at (832) 394-2660. Remember to always call 9-1-1 in case of an emergency.
You may contact District staff as follows:
- Ben Brewer, Executive Director (210) 889-5815 or BBrewer@BraysOaksmd.org
- Alice Lee, Deputy Executive Director (713) 501-8719 or ALee@BraysOaksmd.org
We sincerely hope that you, your families, and your businesses are doing well as you navigate these uncertain times. We know that together, we can and will weather the pandemic, and be even stronger going forward.
Ben Brewer, Executive Director
The Brays Oaks Management District proudly supports our local restaurants and urges residents to do the same by buying fresh, healthy prepared food for curbside pickup or delivery from these vital businesses. “Buying local” helps restaurants survive financially until the coronavirus-related restrictions are lifted and food can once again be served inside the restaurants, where so many of our hard-working friends and neighbors are employed.
Visit BraysOaksMD.org/eat-local to learn more and see a list of local eateries in operation.
Families needing help with housing and food assistance should visit Houston Recovers which features a list of city departments, community groups and businesses offering assistance to the public and providing opportunity for residents to assist with COVID-19 response. Get assistance, donate, volunteer and more! After all, we are all in this together.
The Houston Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank and its Partners are also providing food and other essential services and they remain operational, while utilizing the best available safety precautions to protect their works, volunteers, and the public they serve. If you need help or want to donate or volunteer, please visit Houston Food Bank.
Nextdoor – Stay Connected and Help your Neighbors!
Nextdoor has lots of helpful ideas and resources for neighbors to help neighbors during this time of critical social distancing. So check them out and sign up to receive news in your neighborhood and get to know your neighbors!
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- Kroger, Gallery Furniture need volunteers to help deliver food to seniors
Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale is requesting volunteers to help get Kroger-donated food to homebound senior citizens.
- Karbach and Shiner breweries donate to COVID-19 restaurant relief
Karbach and Shiner are the latest companies to help the cause.
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100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic
Some of our favorites from productive to downright silly fun include:
- Serenade your neighbors: Dust off that old instrument and give a live concert.
- Learn something! Use Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language or learn a new hobby like photography or watercolor.
- Put on a soap opera, old movie, or foreign film. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogue.