Happy Veterans Day! The City of Houston will honor those who served in the United States Armed Forces during a special Veterans Day Celebration on Wednesday, November 11th at 10:45 a.m. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of residents, this year’s Veterans Day program will be virtual. Tune in using the following link: https://janus.teletownhall.us/?id=mayorhouston&eid=69115.
New Program to Help the Musicians of Houston
Applications for the City of Houston’s Musicians and Music Venues Economic Relief Program are now being accepted.  
The program, which is funded with $3 million of the City’s allocated CARES Act 2020 funds, will provide immediate and short-term grant assistance to musicians and music venues that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Application deadline is 5:00 p.m. on November 25, 2020, and must be completed online at www.houstoncaresaboutmusic.org
Musicians will be eligible for up to $5,000 in relief funding, and music venues will be eligible for up to $50,000 or $100,000, depending on budget size. 
“Houston’s musicians, music venues and iconic performance spaces are a big part of our city,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “They were delivering great live music before the pandemic and we want them to be able to do that again, as soon as they can, and by being safe. This will not be our only effort for this important segment of Houston’s cultural life.” 
MOCA has been tapped Mid-America Arts Alliance (MAAA) to administer the program. MAAA will host office hours and zoom webinars to assist with applications. 
I Am Honored to Share This Press Release and to Announce My Position as President-Elect of the Texas Municipal League (TML)
Thanksgiving 2020 in District K
While Thanksgiving 2020 may be celebrated much differently this year, we still have so much to be thankful for. The District K Team will miss our annual “Grateful Gathering” at The Red Rooster with our seniors. This was definitely one of our favorite community events.
In an effort to ensure everyone has a nutritious holiday meal I have partnered with two great organizations this month. We will be at Bee Busy Wellness Center on Saturday, November 14th from 10:00am to 2:00pm for a drive-thru event and then on November 21st we will be with New Faith Church from 9:00am to 12 noon. See attached flyers.
Mayfair Park Revitalization Thanks to
50/50 Park Partners!
The office of the Mayor, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Greater Houston Partnership, and Houston Parks Board, 50/50 Park Partners will improve Houston’s neighborhoods, one park at a time.
The 50/50 Park Projects are based on three founding principles:
  • Park Equity: Neighborhood parks are selected and improved based on need and citywide distribution.
  • Community Engagement: Improvements, projects, and volunteer support are responsive to the community and focus on existing parks.
  • Long-term Sustainable Impact: The 50/50 Park Partners initiative provides a multi-year investment, starting a long-term partnership between businesses, neighborhood parks and the community.
Mayfair Park in Fort Bend, Houston is one of the parks selected for improvements which include, but not limited to:
  • Stable fencing for safety and security
  • Added walkway to new playground area
  • New picnic tables and bench pads
  • Trimming of trees and planting of floral plant bushes
  • Lighting upgrades
We need Community Engagement to help make this happen! I hope you will join in this partnership – more details to come.
Financial Assistance and Grief Counseling Available to Families Who Have Lost Loved Ones to COVID-19
Memorial Assistance Ministries, a non-profit agency, in partnership with Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund, United Way Houston, and Greater Houston Community Foundation offer financial assistance to families that have lost loved ones due to
COVID-19. Immediate family members who resided in the same household can receive $3,500 per death as well as information and referrals for grief counseling. Recipients’ legal status will not be required. For more information please visit: https://www.mamhouston.org/lostlovedone.
Fondren Rd. Paving and Drainage Public Engagement Notice and Q&As