National Night Out 2022

The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolates us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities. National Night Out will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. If your community plans to celebrate, let us know. We’ll be happy to celebrate with you. If your neighborhood will celebrate NNO on a different date please let us know so we can plan to attend and present certificates to your civic club or HOA. Please email [email protected] or [email protected] or call 832-393-3016.

District K Crime Summary Report

Public Safety is top of mind for everyone in our city. Chief Finner and his team recently presented a crime summary report to Houston City Council members. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner shared that violent crime in the City of Houston is down by 10% and overall crime is down 5% compared to the same time period one year ago. Specific to District K, violent crime is down 12% in the current year to date compared to the previous year.
The Chief’s PowerPoint presentation, including year-to-date crime numbers in each City Council District, is available at

Deed Restrictions Addressed at Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs Committee Meeting

During the Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs (RNA) Committee Tuesday, September 13, 2002, the City Legal Department presented an overview on deed restriction enforcement; and Houston Public Works and the Planning Department presented on deed restrictions enforcement and permitting.
The City of Houston has been granted limited authority to enforce deed restrictions. Take some time to view the presentation to learn more about enforcement in your neighborhood.
The agenda and meeting information can be found on the RNA Committee web page: Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs Committee.
View the recording of the committee meeting here: RNA Committee Meeting 09/14/2022
Click on the respective image below to view the presentations:

The Houston Fire Department Places Three New Decontamination Task Force Vehicles In Service 

HOUSTON – This acquisition originates from Fire Chief Sam Peña’s, health and safety initiative. “The Health and Safety of Houston Firefighters is of utmost importance and has been a strategic focus of our administration for the last five years. Significant investments have been made to provide our personnel with training safety, and cancer prevention equipment. With the purchase of these apparatus, firefighters will have the tools to perform mass decontamination and reduce cancer risk on emergency scenes more efficiently” said Fire Chief Sam Peña.
The units will be utilized to transport the existing Decon Task Force trailers, which house all the necessary equipment for an incident involving, mass decontamination or technical decontamination. These units have the same capabilities as current HFD Emergency Support Units (ESU’s). The units are outfitted with an A.R.E. Camper Top with side compartments, to aid in storing cargo and ensuring a weather-resistant transport. The units also feature an Extenda-Bed EXT-1500. These heavy-duty slides are rated at 1500 lbs. and allows for 100% extension. The slides grant personnel the ability to safely access equipment, while maintaining full access of the unit.

Lift Station Renewal and Replacement

Project Title: Lift Station Renewal and Replacement- Macgregor Way North #3, Wheeler, Gilpin, West Orem, Quail View, and Hillcroft Lift Stations
Project Number: R-000267-0160
Project Scope: The project provides for the rehabilitation of six wastewater lift stations.
The rehabilitation includes site work and improvements to various equipment. 3 of the 6 lift stations to be replaced are in District K.
Benefits: This program is needed for reliable and efficient collection of wastewater throughout the City. It protects public health and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.
Details: This project is anticipated to have minimal impact on the project area. Work will primarily be done on-site behind a fenced area for each lift station.
Anticipated construction start: September 29, 2022
Engagement Details:
  • Outreach: Doorhangers with contact information for the Project Team and a link to the project page will be provided to everyone in the project area.

Street Rehabilitation on
Fairmont Street in Brays Oaks

Residents in Brays Oaks will see much needed improvements to Fairmont St. soon. Vice Mayor Pro-Tem has identified this street as needing immediate repair and Houston Public Works has issued a Work Authorization for the asphalt overlay of Fairmont Street from Bob White to Fonmeadow. Click the image below for additional information.

Drainage Improvements and Outfall Repair at 15015 Fondren Rd. in Fort Bend Houston

Vice Mayor Pro Tem Castex-Tatum has worked diligently with Houston Public Works Transportation and Drainage Operations for the drainage improvements and outfall repair in the vicinity of 15015 Fondren Rd. The Notice to Proceed for construction is scheduled to commence Monday, October 10, 2022, and is expected to be completed around December 30, 2022. The contractor is DL Glover, Inc.
Residents in Fort Bend Houston have reported concerns in this area and should see improvements immediately once work is complete.

Notice of Advertising for Bidding

The Hillcroft Avenue and Court Road Extension is ready for bidding. The project consist of the construction of street pavement, curbs, sidewalks, storm sewers and ditches, a detention pond, two bridges and street lighting. The advertisement dates are September 2- 9, 2022. The scheduled bid date is September 22, 2022.

Engage in Capital Improvement Projects

District K residents are encouraged to get engaged in capital improvement projects. Visit the Houston Public Works web page EngageHouston:
  • Click on “Register” at the top left
  • Enter your email, create a user name and password, enter your zip code, and then choose Council District K
  • Check to agree to terms and click on the “Register blue tab”
Be engaged to receive information on upcoming community virtual meetings and follow capital improvement projects! Help us win the title of Engage Houston Champion 2022 with your participation.

Trees Coming to Glenshire Park

There will be 118, 15 gallon trees planted in Glenshire Park for the Carbon Tree Planting Project, this November. The value that trees bring to a community cannot be overstated. Trees support the environment by removing harmful pollutants from the air, providing food and shelter for a variety of birds and animals, storing carbon and creating oxygen, and removing harmful pollutants from the air, by soaking up the sun’s ray.
Stay tuned for volunteer opportunities to help with the tree planting.


Update on the Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library

The Dr. Shannon Walker Neighborhood Library at 5505 Belrose Drive is another step closer in construction. The General Services Department (GSD) recently provided this update:
  • Design began January 2020. Construction to begin 1st Fiscal Quarter of 2023. Construction Completion is expected by mid-year in 2023.
  • Notice to Proceed (NTP) for Construction was issued August 19, 2022
  • Demolition began September 7, 2022
We are all looking forward to the official ground breaking and of course the ribbon cutting ceremony of this neighborhood library.
Dr. S. Walker Library Demolition 09/07/2022

District K Sidewalk Improvements

Sidewalks are critically important for pedestrian safety throughout our community. City Council has approved over $3 million of sidewalk repair throughout our city. Many of those repairs included much needed repairs in District K. We are happy to see the improved sidewalks at:
  • 3802 Cheryl Lynne Lane and Landmark
  • West side of Hillcroft from Alvarado to Greencraig
  • 4300 to 5000 W Bellfort
  • Intersection of OST & Kirby
  • Laughlin Drive from Ridgerock Road to Cardona Lane
  • Heatherbrook Drive from Ambie Lane to Altair Way
  • 7806 Chaseway Drive and Thornwild Drive
Our Council District Service Funds are definitely benefiting walkability and safety throughout the district.

Applications Being Accepted for HPD Youth Police Advisory Council

The new school year is underway, and the Houston Police Department is looking forward to working in tandem with young leaders in our high schools. HPD is inviting Houston area high school students to apply for the 2022-2023 Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC).
In addition to meeting with Police Chief Troy Finner and other HPD leaders to discuss issues affecting youth and the community, YPAC members also give back by participating in community service projects. The students also attend youth leadership conferences throughout the state.
YPAC members are required to meet five times during the school year at the HPD Edward A. Thomas Building at 1200 Travis Street in downtown Houston. The application deadline is October 1, 2022. Applications are available here.
For more information, click here, email or call 713-308-3200. 

New Homes for Stella Link Update

The City of Houston Housing and Community Development (HCD) department hopes you will join a virtual community meeting for a recap of the progress over the summer, an updated development timeline, and answer your questions.
The City of Houston plans to develop new homes at 10301 Stella Link that can be sold at affordable prices to residents who make a variety of incomes.

National Battle of the Bands Featured District K’s Own Westbury High School Alums !

It was my pleasure to join Mayor Turner and welcome over 50,000 attendees at the National Battle of the Bands 2022. Scholarships were awarded to the eight premier bands, high schools received sponsorships for new band instruments, and 3,000 students experienced the HBCU College Fair.
The drum majors from Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) led the Marching Storm Band into NRG Stadium for the National Battle of the Bands. Two of the five members of Category 5 are Westbury High School graduates. We are District K proud of their leadership and college success. Congratulations to Westbury Band Director, Mr. Reginald Washington for preparing these students to excel. Keep soaring! 

Crime Prevention Workshop in our Community


College Planning Workshop


District K Chief of Staff Recognized
by Alma Mater

Congratulations to District K Chief of Staff Perdita “DiDi” Chavis! DiDi was featured in the September 4, 2022, Houston Chronicle San Jacinto College Opportunity News. She is an associate member of the Chief of Staff Association which is an organization that allows her to collaborate and glean from professionals around the world. We are proud to work alongside her!


Harris County Flood Control District Offers Flood Warning System

Get notified when it is flooding!
Sign up to receive rainfall and water level alerts via text message and email.
The Harris County Flood Control District’s Flood Warning System (FWS) relies on a network of gage stations strategically placed throughout Harris County bayous and their tributaries.
The purpose of the FWS website is to provide information collected by the gages in a user-friendly format directly to you. Learn more at
FWS Alert Registration
Did you know that many of your concerns and questions can be answered by reaching out to 311?
Below are some helpful 311 links: