Monthly Archives: December 2015

New HPD substation breaks ground in Cambridge Village Park

A new $21 million, 55,000-square foot Houston Police Department Southwest substation broke ground Thursday, Dec. 17 on the western edge of Cambridge Village Park. District K Councilman Larry Green called it "a long-awaited commemorative event" to ensure that police officers are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. The new Southwest substation will replace the one on Beechnut inside Loop 610 which has been serving the community since 1961. Green stressed that the new station's strategic location in the 13000 block of Nitida at Brookston will have a positive impact on response times in Police Beats 15 and 16. HPD Executive Assistant Chief Michael Dirden said...
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District K Welcomes New Mayor-Elect Sylvester Turner

mayor-turner-and-larr-greenCongratulations to Mayor-Elect Sylvester Turner on a successful mayoral campaign. This past run-off election was a very close mayoral race between State Representative Sylvester Turner and former Kemah Mayor Bill King. "I want to thank the District K residents that came out in record numbers to participate in this important City election," states Council Member Green. "This election illustrated that District K is a strong voting district that positively impacts citywide elections." District K also welcomes 2 new At-Large council members, Mike Knox (At-Large #1) and Amanda Edwards (At-Large #4) in...
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University of Texas Announces a Major Expansion into District K

The University of Texas announced a major Houston expansion last month that will locate their facility within District K. UT approved the acquisition of more than 300 acres within an area known as Buffalo Pointe, south of the I-610 Loop and about 3.5 miles from the Texas Medical Center. Buffalo Speedway runs through the proposed site, which is immediately north of Holmes Rd., east of South Main St. and west of Kirby Dr. Although specific plans for the land have not yet been decided, the UT team will convene a task force of civic leaders, legislators, academic and health...
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HISD Hosts 2nd Community Bond Meeting for Madison High School

HISD held a Madison High School Community Bond meeting to brief community stakeholders on the design schematics for the new school which is being built under the District's 2012 bond program. As proposed by HISD, the new Madison High School will face West Orem Dr. instead of its current location along White Heather Dr. HISD expressed that this new defined entrance will integrate the new school into the community. Madison HSMorris Architects and District K's Architechnics/3, Incorporated has been assigned to design this $82.7 million project. The school entrance will be flanked...
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