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|

Westmount at Braesridge wins prestigious Houston Apartment Association 2020 Senior Living Award

Nestled in a quiet but convenient spot in Brays Oaks, Westmount at Braesridge Senior Living Apartments is a haven for the many elderly residents who reside there. With loads of activities for the residents age 55 and up, it has a large array of amenities to keep their residents happy and their retention rate high. [...]

2021-01-29T14:27:39-06:00February 1st, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Founded in the 1850s, the Freedom Colony of Riceville lives on

It happens fairly often as you wander the backroads of Houston -- you’ll be driving along through more or less typical 1970s-style suburban development when all of a sudden you’ll find yourself in a cluster of much older housing, from the 1940s, say, or even older. Then you might see an older church, and if [...]

2021-01-08T18:26:11-06:00January 9th, 2021|Community News, My Brays Oaks|

Get transported overseas at Taste of Tel Aviv

It has been known as My Pita, Kosher Bite and now Taste of Tel Aviv. But one thing remains constant — the Brays Oaks District has the “real deal” when it comes to Israeli-Mediterranean food.  Customer reviews are pretty consistent, with lots of raves about the family-friendly bakery and deli, now owned by Gabi Algrably, [...]

2021-01-06T14:56:38-06:00January 6th, 2021|Articles, Business Development, My Brays Oaks|
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