Westbury High will dazzle with its 1st Art Car Parade entry

Victoria Tarkington flanked by student artists Westbury art teacher Victoria Tarkington always wanted her students to have the experience of creating and parading an art car in the annual Houston Art Car Parade. While teaching in Fort Bend County, she knew that some schools had created art cars. But she never obtained a [...]

2024-04-06T22:50:23-05:00April 6th, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

Eid al-Fitr celebrations abound in southwest Houston

Across southwest Houston, celebrations such as Bollywood performances, bazaars and poetry competitions are planned for early April as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Though many Muslims choose to enjoy private parties at home, complete with food, family and friends, mosques and community groups across the Bayou [...]

2024-03-29T17:07:24-05:00March 29th, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

Health care, recreation, civic life will merge along Keegans Bayou

Wildlfowers on the bayou When District J Houston Council Member Edward Pollard informed his constituents that Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital was willing to be a partner in community wellness and nature programs, Sharon Young, charter member of Friends of Keegans Bayou, jumped at the opportunity to engage. Young contacted Memorial Hermann and now [...]

2024-04-09T11:57:23-05:00March 29th, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

HPD’s local patrol commander emphasizes bond with public

Since October, Houston Police Department Commander Daryn Edwards has overseen the department’s Southwest Command, which includes territory from south of the Beltway near Missouri City through Loop 610 West to NRG Stadium. It’s one of HPD’s largest patrol areas. We spoke with Commander Edwards about his wealth of law enforcement experience, the challenges faced by [...]

2024-03-28T20:09:11-05:00March 28th, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

New kosher restaurant: Tantalizing food with motherly love

After so many of her catering customers raved about her kosher home-cooked-style food and encouraged her to bring it to a wider audience, Meital Betesh took their advice and opened a storefront restaurant in January at 9806 Hillcroft. Working the past two and a half years as a sought-out kosher caterer, whose specialty was Friday [...]

2024-02-22T15:48:49-06:00February 22nd, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

Mikki’s Café soul food comes in delicious heaping portions

It’s easy to see why people flock to Mikki’s Soul Food Café, where there is a long, winding line at most times as customers wait patiently for their food served in cafeteria style. The food is plentiful, fresh, and in home-cooked style, bringing comfort and family dinner memories to the masses. As their in-store sign [...]

2024-01-28T21:56:52-06:00January 28th, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

Brays Oaks hobby shop takes control of model car motion

Matt Keller One of the most popular local hobbies has a big following in a Brays Oaks Management District store called RC Hobby Shop. At 11261 Southwest Freeway, RC, which stands for remote control, carries a wide selection of remote control vehicles and replacement parts. Remote control hobbyists enjoy driving, racing, and working [...]

2024-01-28T21:53:37-06:00January 28th, 2024|My Brays Oaks|

Excitement about dramatic new library ramps up in Brays Oaks

A recent “sneak-peek” inside the soon-to-open public library branch in the Brays Oaks Management District revealed a cutting-edge facility with kaleidoscopic window panes, a cafe, a podcast studio, a technology center and many more modern touches. Several hundred people from nearby neighborhoods such as Westbury and Meyerland took a pre-opening Dec. 16 tour of the [...]

2023-12-21T15:38:02-06:00December 20th, 2023|My Brays Oaks|

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|
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