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Department of Neighborhoods launches bilingual phone messaging service

2020-08-04T11:24:20-05:00August 4th, 2020|Community News|

“Neighborhood Updates” notify residents of COVID-19 recovery resources and essential city services The Department of Neighborhoods (DON) announces Neighborhood Updates, a new way for Houstonians to stay informed of COVID-19 recovery resources, essential city services, and seasonal advisories via telephone voice and text messages in English and Spanish. The new service is especially catered to seniors, [...]

August and September Activities for SWHouston2000

2020-08-03T18:31:58-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Community News|

Dear Friends and Members of SWHouston2000,   We want to let you know what our plans are for August and September, due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic.   AUGUST. NO meetings will be held.   SEPTEMBER. The status of our Bi-Monthly Breakfast at HBU on Tuesday, Sept 8 is uncertain. Our monthly speaker meetings will resume ONLINE via [...]

Thousands of Election Workers Needed in Harris County for the November General Election

2020-08-03T15:43:06-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Community News|

The Harris County Clerk’s Office is looking for election workers to staff more than 800 voting centers that will be open for the November 3, 2020 General Election. Election workers are also needed three weeks prior to the election to work at approximately 100 voting centers during the Early Voting period, October 13-30.   “We [...]

Variedades Lazo – Salvadoran Food Treasure

2020-08-03T12:26:45-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Business Development|

By JD Herman Tucked away off South Gessner on Creekbend Drive is a wonderful bakery and restaurant serving up specialties from El Salvador. The storefront of this eatery is deceptively simple, but open the door and the smell of fresh baked treats will wash over you and instantly transport you to grandmother’s kitchen. There is [...]

Correction: Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of August 3

2020-08-03T08:18:50-05:00August 3rd, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Aug. 3, 2020. Houston Health Department The department offers free drive-thru testing at two mega sites in Houston, located at Delmar Stadium and Butler Stadium. Each site is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until [...]

Colombian Flavors in the Brays Oaks District

2020-08-02T16:27:04-05:00August 2nd, 2020|Articles, Business Development|

By Christina Autry With over 50,000 Colombian-Americans living in Houston, our metropolitan area has become a fantastic place to find Colombia’s signature dish: the Bandeja Paisa. Parrilla Colombiana, a restaurant in the Brays Oaks Management District, is no exception. A visit to this hidden gem reveals a menu representing Colombia and Latin America, with a [...]

District K: July 30 Update

2020-07-30T07:46:59-05:00July 30th, 2020|Community News|

HPD Southwest Division Virtual PIP Meeting We miss being in the community room with our District K residents. We hope you are well and in good spirits. COVID-19, unfortunately has limited our ability to hold public gatherings and meetings. This has affected our monthly Community PIP Meetings.    As we adapt to [...]

Houston City Council Passes Small Business Economic Relief Program to Help Local Businesses Survive Challenges Created by the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

2020-07-29T16:06:36-05:00July 29th, 2020|Community News|

Mayor Sylvester Turner and members of Houston City Council today passed the City's Small Business Economic Relief Program (SBERP), which will be funded with $15 million of the City's allocated CARES Act 2020 funds. The program is for small businesses that are most in financial need and exhibit a moderate to high likelihood of surviving [...]