Westbury Community Garden keeps growing in many ways

Sprawled across seven acres in southwest Houston, the Westbury Community Garden—one of the city’s largest community gardens— continues to offer new programming and features to help cultivate a love of nature and gardening in Houstonians. Most recently, the garden received a grant to plant a Magical Sunflower Maze on site. Children and adults wove their way [...]

2021-09-11T13:31:16-05:00September 7th, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

SBA official explains loan aid following Houston upheavals

With Hurricane Harvey, the COVID-19 pandemic and this year’s historic winter storm, it’s been a rough time for Texas, and small businesses have suffered. However, there are plenty of available financial resources to help business owners who might benefit from guaranteed loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The traditional SBA loan guarantee program helps [...]

2021-08-04T22:58:59-05:00August 4th, 2021|Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

HCC campus contributes to vibrancy of Brays Oaks

With a mix of families, culture and commercial businesses, Brays Oaks is one of Houston’s most vibrant communities. Its more than 73,000 residents in southwest Houston have top-rated restaurants and cultural institutions at their fingertips. They also have excellent educational offerings. The Brays Oaks campus of Houston Community College has an array of programs for younger and older students. [...]

2021-08-04T21:02:03-05:00August 4th, 2021|My Brays Oaks|

Groundbreaking for Eternal Gandhi Museum hastens another Brays Oaks first

Donors and dignitaries were among the 250 or so people who witnessed the historic groundbreaking on July 3 of the $12.5 million Eternal Gandhi Museum in Brays Oaks. The museum and inspirational learning center, slated to open in 2022 at 12379 Riceville Rd., will be the first of its kind in North America. But it will not [...]

2021-07-03T13:31:26-05:00July 3rd, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Zoroastrian fire temple serves a steadfast community here and abroad

Since March 2019, the Bhandara Atash Kadeh has been the pride of Houston Zoroastrians, serving as the fire temple in all of North America for adherents of one of the earliest monotheistic religions — a faith once practiced across the entirety of the Persian Empire. Past the dignified columns and through the temple doors at [...]

2021-07-01T13:39:50-05:00July 1st, 2021|My Brays Oaks|

New Westbury High wing for fine arts magnet students is quite fine

One of the best developments in our area from the Houston ISD’s bond-financed rebuilding program is the beautiful new performing and fine arts facility at Westbury High School. The $6.2 million modern wing, at 11911 Chimney Rock in the Brays Oaks Management District, houses the Westbury Magnet Program in the Performing and Visual Arts. It has [...]

2021-05-29T11:05:39-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Beyoncé honed skills in the always-strong Parker Elementary music program

Located at 10626 Atwell in the Brays Oaks District, Parker Elementary School is a longtime music magnet school in Houston Independent School District.  Way back in the school year of 1990-91, a shy 4th grade student was enjoying all of the special musical programs as a Parker student. Beyoncé Knowles, now known as the one and only Beyonce, attended [...]

2021-05-23T20:42:49-05:00May 23rd, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Celebrating a decade of working with refugee farmers for a healthier Houston

Tour Plant It Forward farms Saturday Plant It Forward Farms, based in the Brays Oaks District, has long been known for the weekly boxes of fresh, local produce it sells to buyers across the city through its Farm Share program. Plant It Forward (PIF) was founded in 2011 by a family of philanthropic entrepreneurs who wanted to enable [...]

2021-05-10T21:57:33-05:00May 10th, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Graffiti abatement program keeps Brays Oaks District looking good

In every major city, wherever there is an empty wall space, one might find the not-so-special “artwork" of graffiti casting a blight on the surface. While some may think of it as wasted artistic talent, this type of nuisance and eyesore can pose a threat to public safety, or even subject an area to increased [...]

2021-05-03T07:45:16-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Articles, My Brays Oaks, Public Safety|
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