Homegrown civic leader saluted, fittingly, with outdoor enhancement

The Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy recently honored a very deserving local resident with a new art installation. Kathleen Tinsley Ownby, who grew up in Brays Oaks, has served since 1990 as executive director of SPARK, the neighborhood parks program founded by her mother, the late Houston Council Member Eleanor Tinsley. Thanks substantially to Ownby’s fundraising [...]

2023-11-22T00:11:02-06:00November 22nd, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

YES Prep building charter elementary school in area

Rendering A charter school under construction in far southwest Houston is slated to open its doors in August 2024 to a cohort of 400 pupils from pre-kindergarten through the second grade. A student lottery application for the 2024-2025 school year is open for the YES Prep Southwest Oaks Elementary School, being built at [...]

2023-10-26T18:57:14-05:00October 26th, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

“World’s first sustainable chemical molecule factory” operates in Brays Oaks

It took a friendly poker game at a medical school to introduce two revolutionary scientists who have brought to Houston a more environmentally friendly way of making the chemicals that are part of our everyday lives. The entrepreneurs and co-founders of Solugen, chief executive officer Gaurab Chakrabarti and chief technology officer Sean Hunt, hatched their [...]

2023-10-21T16:11:58-05:00October 21st, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

MusicFest returns to Willow Waterhole clothed in Halloween fun

With Halloween themes and a full day of free family fun, the 11th annual Willow Waterhole MusicFest takes place Saturday, Oct. 28, with a whole lot of treats. The amusement at the Willow Waterhole Greenway at 5300 Dryad Drive lasts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., featuring live musical performances all day, a costume contest [...]

2023-10-21T16:08:09-05:00October 21st, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

Meet the new HPD commander in southwest Houston

Houston Police Department has promoted Samanda Rubin, a Houston native and attorney, as commander of its South Gessner Division, also known as Patrol District 17. Capt. Rubin joined HPD in 2006 and rose to the rank of sergeant before being elevated to her new assignment. Rubin shared her thoughts about her new role after working [...]

2023-09-11T11:42:06-05:00September 11th, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

Free BollyX dance lessons promote fitness and camaraderie

Deepti Patel For Deepti Patel, BollyX dancing isn’t an exercise craze, it’s a calling. Patel, a longtime volunteer for India House Houston, is using her love for dance and fitness to bring people together through the dance form, sharing its rhythms and movements that she says promote health and happiness. “It’s so engaging [...]

2023-07-11T11:27:50-05:00July 10th, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

Brays Oaks food truck featured in Smithsonian exhibit

Grabbing a tasty lunch at Sazón Garifuna in the Brays Oaks Management District also means visiting the scene now represented in a Washington, D.C., museum to teach the world about the culture and history of the Garifuna people. Writer John Nova Lomax captured the scene, with two truck workers, in a photo that accompanied his [...]

2023-06-01T21:49:36-05:00June 1st, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

Family’s car care shop emphasizes the caring part

Karolena Serratos Trust. It’s the number one reason consumers are reluctant to get work done on their car, even if they know something is wrong. And that is where Karolena Serratos comes in. Karolena is a second-generation owner-operator of Professional Auto Care at 9916 Honeywell in the Brays Oaks Management District. She takes [...]

2023-05-24T15:11:06-05:00May 22nd, 2023|My Brays Oaks|
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