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The District J Journal – February 9, 2015

A New Vision for the Richmond Corridor District J to Host Urban Land Institute Study   Many of you have heard me speak about how important neighborhood revitalization is to the future of District J. Such is the case with Richmond Avenue corridor that lies between Chimney Rock and Hillcroft.   If there was ever a microcosm of Houston's [...]

2015-02-19T17:23:12-06:00February 9th, 2015|Articles|

February is Houston College Access Month

Simplify College and Career Planning with Houston College Access Month in February 2015! The Mayor's Office of Education Initiatives and community partners make it easy for students and families to plan for college and their career. Celebrate Houston College Access Month this February and take advantage of these city-wide college and career planning events: Get [...]

2015-02-09T21:14:43-06:00February 6th, 2015|Articles|

Westbury Crier – February 2015

WHS has a great administration, wonderful teachers, a vigorous academic plan with AP courses required, and an incredible student body. Let’s give them the campus they deserve and that we voted for in 2012. There are ways you can support the school today. Here is what the principal has to say: “Westbury is an AWSOME [...]

2015-02-03T11:48:56-06:00February 3rd, 2015|Articles|

ULI Development of Distinction – Braeburn Village

OUTSTANDING Houston Real Estate Developments RECOGNIZED with URBAN LAND INSTITUTE “2015 Development of Distinction” Awards Braeburn Village (Midway/AAI Affordable Housing), Bethel Church Park, New Hope Housing at Rittenhouse, and Lee Davis Library – San Jacinto College Receive Top Honors The Monarch Institute Campus Earns the ‘People’s Choice’ Award HOUSTON – January 27, 2015 – The [...]

2015-01-29T15:03:28-06:00January 29th, 2015|Articles|

The District J Journal – January 26, 2015

Sharpstown High School Groundbreaking     As has been previously announced, Sharpstown High School is scheduled to be entirely rebuilt! The bond program passed by HISD in 2012 allocated $55 million towards this effort. Construction will not actually begin until mid-to-late 2015.   I hope that you will join me in attending the Sharpstown High School Groundbreaking Ceremony [...]

2015-01-26T13:17:35-06:00January 26th, 2015|Articles|

Help Wanted: HPD Offers $5,000 Incentive to Join the Ranks

The Houston Police Department is looking to hire dozens of men and women in our city and is offering a $5,000 hiring incentive to new police recruits in the February, May, and June 2015 academy classes. Each cadet will receive $2,500 within 30 days after starting the academy and $2,500 upon graduation from the academy. [...]

2015-01-22T15:52:31-06:00January 22nd, 2015|Articles|

The District J Journal – January 12, 2015

 Great Things Happening in Gulfton     As I have always said, “District J is the Ellis Island of Houston” and there isn’t a neighborhood that exemplifies that better than the Gulfton area. It is a tremendously diverse community of 53,000 residents, hailing from more than 80 different nations. Over the last decade, the Gulfton community [...]

2015-01-12T18:34:34-06:00January 12th, 2015|Articles|

HPD Encourages Everyone to Have a Safe Holiday

The next few weeks will be a busy time for everyone and while we might be distracted with the hustle of the holiday season, HPD wants everyone to remember a few simple tips that will help you and your family stay safe. While shopping you should stay alert to your surroundings. Don't walk and talk [...]

2014-11-25T18:28:24-06:00November 25th, 2014|Articles|

Public Hearings for the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

Please join the City of Houston's Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) for the Fall Public Hearings on the Needs Assessment findings from the Community Needs Survey and housing and economic data for Houston. Thursday, December 4, 2014 6:30 - 8:30 pm SOUTHWEST MULTI-SERVICE CENTER 6400 High Star Drive Houston, TX 77074 Tuesday, December 9, [...]

2014-11-25T18:43:35-06:00November 24th, 2014|Articles|
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