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|

Gandhi Museum slated for spring groundbreaking in Brays Oaks

During his 80 years on earth, Mahatma Gandhi became a beacon for peace and passive resistance who inspired movements for civil rights and freedom in the U.S. and across the world. His vision of humanity evolving toward a world of peace and harmony will come to life anew as early as May with the long-awaited [...]

2021-04-02T14:02:25-05:00April 2nd, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Database provides stability for school children, families, landlords

Starla Turnbo With more than 32,000 apartment units in the Brays Oaks Management District, its partnership with the Houston Apartment Association’s Rental Credit Reporting system has been a key component of building community stability.  The RCR program provides a way for property owners and landlords to quickly check the credit, criminal background and [...]

2021-03-04T10:18:54-06:00March 4th, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

How to say ‘I do’ in local style

Tucked away on a side street in an unassuming but convenient part of the Brays Oaks Management District, The Villagio takes wedding planning to a new level. That’s why the 16,000 square foot event facility is a popular destination for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The planning is often a time of worries and woes for [...]

2021-02-28T16:03:28-06:00February 28th, 2021|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

On Fondren: The Texas regional headquarters of a Jewish movement

Among Orthodox members of the Jewish religion is a branch called the Chabad Lubavitch movement, whose goal is to engage Jews of any affiliation and provide humanitarian and spiritual aid where needed.                                           Rabbi Shimon Lazaroff and Chiena Lazaroff Chabad (roughly pronounced Ha-BOD) is an acronym from the Hebrew words for wisdom, understanding, and [...]

2021-02-28T20:38:14-06:00February 28th, 2021|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|

Chainsaw + imagination = art installation at Willow Waterhole

It takes an artist with incredible dexterity and vision to make art sculptures from a block of wood using a chainsaw as his main sculpting tool. Jimmy Phillips discovered that he had these talents later in life, and is now making a career out of it. Most recently he created seven of his beautiful wood [...]

2021-02-28T15:56:31-06:00February 28th, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|
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