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In the dark days of coronavirus, there are heroes among us

2020-03-29T12:04:29-05:00March 29th, 2020|Community News|

Houston chronicle In countries around the world, music has brought momentary relief from the pall of the coronavirus pandemic. It flows in impromptu harmonies from balconies in Italy, serenades for health care workers in Spain, concerts from rooftops, terraces and apartment windows. In the Houston area, that balm came from a “quarantine flash mob,” orchestrated [...]

With new site identified, fundraising efforts for Levitt Pavilion at Willow Waterhole are underway

2020-03-26T09:16:37-05:00March 26th, 2020|Community News|

By Hunter Marrow, Community Impact Newspaper The Friends of Levitt Pavilion Houston organization has raised 40% of a $100,000 goal toward preconstruction work for a new community performance space that could begin construction in 2022. The targeted land is an approximate 28-acre plot adjacent to a network of detention basins known collectively as the Willow [...]

“Stay Home. Stay Safe.” order and essential services

2020-03-25T09:17:24-05:00March 24th, 2020|Community News|

A Message from the Executive Director This morning County Judge Lina Hidalgo, with the support of Mayor Turner, issued a mandatory “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” order that will start at midnight tonight. In order to support this effort, the Brays Oaks District will cease their graffiti and litter abatement and other non-essential services. Staff will [...]

Houston’s COVID-19 Site Broadens Testing to Symptomatic People with Chronic Illnesses

2020-03-22T14:42:05-05:00March 22nd, 2020|Community News|

Houston’s first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will broaden services to people of any age with chronic illnesses on Sunday, March 22, 2020. People with chronic illnesses experiencing cough, difficulty breathing and fever, the common COVID-19 symptoms, can call the Houston Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to [...]

Mayor Sylvester Turner asks authorities to investigate false social media posts; assures residents the city of Houston is not shutting down over the weekend

2020-03-21T10:18:46-05:00March 21st, 2020|Community News|

The City of Houston is not shutting down over the weekend because of COVID-19. Mayor Sylvester Turner is asking Houstonians to get their information from credible sources such as HoustonEmergency.org and to ignore false social media rumors designed to create anxiety and confusion.  "There is not going to be a lock-down, the city is not shutting down," [...]

First Houston COVID-19 Testing Site Expands to Older Adults with Symptoms

2020-03-21T10:02:56-05:00March 21st, 2020|Community News|

The first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in Houston will expand services on Saturday, March 21, 2020, to symptomatic people age 65 and older. People 65 and older with cough, difficulty breathing, and fever may call the Houston Health Department COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to be screened. People [...]

Federal Relief for Businesses and Other Tax Filers

2020-03-20T09:07:12-05:00March 20th, 2020|Community News|

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus Emergency Aid Package Signed into Law The legislation signed Wednesday [...]

BOMD: Public Service Announcement

In partnership with the Federal, State, County and City Officials to protect the public health and help stop the spread of COVID-19, the Brays Oaks District offices are closed and all meetings and events are cancelled through March 31. Staff is working remotely and may be contacted as follows: Our public safety and security patrols, graffiti, litter, and bandit sign abatement, and landscape maintenance are operating as normal and all personnel are asked to take the recommended precautions related to COVID-19. We offer the following sites to monitor for news and updates. We will continue to monitor the situation and will reach out to update the community as new information and resources become available.