Harris County Precinct One Community Meeting on Flood Risk Reduction Project, March 31st

The Harris County Flood Control District will hold a virtual Community Engagement Meeting for the Tributary C144-00-00 Flood Risk Reduction Project located in the Sims Bayou watershed. The purpose of this meeting is to inform residents about the status of the project and share project information. 
The Tributary C144-00-00 Flood Risk Reduction Project seeks to make improvements to reduce the risk of flooding in the area. This project will be paid for with funds from the 2018 Bond Program, which were approved by Harris County voters on August 25, 2018. Community engagement is an important component of the Bond Program, and we invite your participation as the program is implemented.
The Virtual Community Engagement Meeting will be held on: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022
6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Join online at: PublicInput.com/C144Trib
Or by phone* at 855-925-2801 with Meeting Code: 4246
The meeting will begin with a brief presentation to share project updates, followed by a moderated Q&A session with Flood Control District team members. Residents will be able to submit questions and comments before, during and after the meeting and throughout the public comment period. Any comments not addressed during the Q&A session will receive a response at the conclusion of the public comment period.  
Even if you are unable to attend the live meeting, residents are encouraged to register for the meeting to receive future project updates. A recorded version of the meeting will be available on the Flood Control District’s website and YouTube channel after the event. Meeting accommodations can be made for those with disabilities. If needed, please contact 346-286-4000 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. For questions, please contact the Flood Control District at 346-286-4000, or fill out the comment form online at www.hcfcd.org/F95.
*If you attend by phone only, maps and other exhibits will not be visible. However, information will be available after the meeting on the project webpage at www.hcfcd.org/F95.


Keep Houston Beautiful Day, April 2nd!

Keep Houston Beautiful Day is April 2, 2022! Are you ready to help keep our city clean and green? Start planning and organizing now to participate in the Great American Clean-up day.
Visit www.houstonbeautiful.org and register your community and order free cleanup supplies. Let’s all do our part and don’t let Houston or District K go to waste!
Is your community having a clean up event? Let us know! Here are some community clean up events in District K:
Five Corners Improvement District
The Five Corners Improvement District will meet at Townwood Park, 3402 Simsbrook, Dr., to clean up these areas:
  • Location 1: Clean along the Madison Mile, from Buffalo Speedway to W. Orem
  • Location 2: Along Simsbrook St., from Stancliff St. to Player St.
Westbury Civic Club
The Westbury Community will meet at Westbury Park, 5630 Stillbrooke Dr., adjacent to Parker Elementary. Keep Westbury Beautiful, Keep District K Beautiful, and Keep Houston Beautiful.
Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood #36
The Brays Oaks Super Neighborhood Council #36, the Neighborhood to Trails Southwest and Friends of Keegan Bayou Trail and Park have partnered to clean 2 locations on the Keegans Bayou trail.
Volunteer to help clean community hiking & biking trails. The locations are:
  • 1st Location: Highway 59 Underpass on the Trail.
  • 2nd Location: Behind Fiesta at the Braesner Village Mall, 8602 South Braeswood at South Gessner

Hire Houston Youth Application Extended Through April 8, 2022

Spread the word to all youth ages 16-24 about this opportunity to work for our city!
Visit www.hirehoustonyouth.org for more information.

Join the Fair Housing & Hurricane Season Preparedness Outreach Grant Introduction Workshop

The Housing and Community Development Department is working to better equip our community with hurricane preparedness information. We are looking to partner with community advocates, including non-profit organizations to provide outreach, education, and promote fair housing and hurricane preparedness to reduce barriers to fair housing across our community.
This program connects hurricane preparedness and fair housing information to lessen the impact of storms on communities at higher risk for experiencing housing discrimination. Selected applicants will receive up to $10,000 of grant funding to complete their work.
Register now to attend the virtual Fair Housing & Hurricane Season Preparedness Outreach Grant Introduction Workshop.
The objectives of the workshop are:
1. To increase knowledge and awareness of the Hurricane Preparedness Outreach funding opportunity.
2. To review the grant requirements and what will be considered when applications are reviewed.
3. To increase awareness of resources that are available to residents throughout hurricane season.
The workshop will be live, allowing participants to ask questions. If you are unable to attend, a recording will be uploaded to the website following the event.
Virtual Grant Introduction Workshop
April 7, 2022
10:00am – 11:30am
All online applications must be received by 11:59 p.m., CST, on May 6, 2022.
For more information, please visit
Questions? Contact us at FairHousing@houstontx.gov.

The Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce is Accepting Scholarship Applications

Do you know a deserving college-bound high school senior? The GHBC is accepting scholarship applications for the foundation’s 45th Annual Educational Achievement Scholarship Awards. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2022.
Apply for scholarships through the website at ghbcc.com/foundation.

Willow Waterhole MusicFest April 9, 2022!


Astrodome Conservancy 2nd Annual Race for the Dome April 9, 2022

Join the Astrodome Conservancy April 9th for the 2nd Annual Race for the Dome 5K and Kids 1K Fun Run. Runners will race around NRG Park and the Astrodome in support of the Astrodome Conservancy.
The Race for the Dome is for serious runners (the event will be professionally timed) and for those who want to come out and stroll, take Astrodome selfies, and enjoy birthday cake.
Volunteer opportunities are also still available. For event more information, please go to the official Race for the Dome page: https://tinyurl.com/raceforthedome
Did you know that many of your concerns and questions can be answered by reaching out to 311?
Below are some helpful 311 links: