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Turquoise Center is expanding as a community hub

Architectural rendering Bringing the entire community together is the goal of the Raindrop Foundation's Turquoise Center, also known as the Turkish Community Center. Now it’s expanding to give Brays Oaks area residents even more opportunities to engage with classes and programs. Permits are in place and construction is scheduled to commence this month [...]

2022-08-08T22:41:12-05:00August 8th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Castex-Tatum cites benefits of trade mission to Paris

A recent trade mission to Paris, France, by Houston officials could help the city capitalize on the development and use of environmentally friendly energy sources, according to District K Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum. Castex-Tatum, who serves as vice mayor pro tem and chairs the council’s economic development committee, led the business delegation from Houston, which included District [...]

2022-08-02T16:25:18-05:00August 2nd, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Groundbreaking HPD leader wants all officers to be role models

In spring 2021, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner promoted Commander Yasar Bashir to be one of his eight assistant chiefs. Bashir oversees patrol operations in southwest and northwest Houston, including the Brays Oaks District, and the department’s citywide mental health unit. He is the first Muslim to ascend to the rank of HPD assistant chief. [...]

2022-07-20T16:28:06-05:00July 20th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Miss Patty’s Southern Soul and Seafood Kitchen is pure comfort

In a modest strip center flanked by a convenience store and gas station sits the quiet and elegant restaurant called Miss Patty's Southern Soul and Seafood Kitchen.  At 8330 W Bellfort, close to Gessner in the Brays Oaks Management District, the décor is full of musical soul and the place is always busy serving their [...]

2022-06-25T21:00:03-05:00June 25th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Kosher store expands step by step

Laibel Hackner Laibel Hackner and Steve Fuerst are entrepreneurs on the go. They saw a need in their Fondren neighborhood for kosher groceries, meats, and dairy items; while juggling other business ventures, they opened up a shop selling those goods in Laibel's garage. Then in February, Hackner and Fuerst opened a grocery store [...]

2022-06-25T20:45:51-05:00June 25th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Refugees grow & sell seasonal flowers to support non-profit projects

Plant It Forward Farms, based in the Brays Oaks Management District in southwest Houston, has long been known for selling weekly boxes of fresh and flavorful local produce farmed by refugees through its Farm Share program.  Now you can add more color and sweet smells to your “farm share" in the form of bright and [...]

2022-06-24T19:53:39-05:00June 24th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Business is going swimmingly at Swim Houston Aquatic Center

Tony, Karol, Gilbert & Karen Longtime elite swimming coaches Gilbert and Karol Legaspi decided to take a leap of faith in 2016 and purchase land off Airport Boulevard. They were determined to build a state-of-the-art swim facility where swimmers from babies to elite adults could learn how to swim or get coached practice. [...]

2022-05-30T11:52:02-05:00May 30th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|

Clinic helps seniors with holistic approach to healthcare

Staff celebrates Lunar New Year Oak St. Health, with more than 70 locations around the country, has come to southwest Houston with a location at the former Palais Royal shopping center space at Fondren and West Bellfort in the Brays Oaks Management District. The Chicago-based clinic chain’s business model is based on the [...]

2022-04-28T12:36:49-05:00April 28th, 2022|My Brays Oaks|
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