Monthly Archives: August 2015

Five Corners Community Group Fights to Rename Dowling Middle School

  When photos of Dylann Roof posing with a Confederate flag emerged shortly after Roof’s June massacre of nine African-Americans at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, several Southern states took steps to remove the flag from state grounds, or, in Mississippi’s case, the state flag. There were also calls across the South to take down the statues of Confederate leaders like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, and to rename the countless schools and other government buildings named for them. In Houston, the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board launched a campaign to change the name of...
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Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee Special Meeting, Aug. 27

citysealAttached is the Special-Called Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee agenda – scheduled for Thursday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers (901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor). This Special-Called TTI Committee meeting will address the agenda items that were deferred from last week’s TTI meeting.

Please note that the meeting time is 2:00 p.m.

  1. Welcome Remarks – Council Member Larry V. Green, Chair
  2. Houston Bike Plan Update
    • Cathy Halka, Planner Leader, Transportation Planning Branch, Planning & Development Dept.
  3. Water Bill Adjustments
    • Susan Bandy, Deputy Director, Resource Management Division, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  4. Department of Neighborhoods...
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Back to School Safety

School-BusWith the first day of school approaching, there are many safety concerns parents and the students should keep in mind and be aware of, including the need for vaccinations, obeying school zones and yielding to buses, security at the schools, bicycle safety, after school safety and strangers....
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