Category Archives: Community

Learn How Neighborhoods Can Apply for Tools to Retain their Residential Character

citysealLast spring, new development rules were adopted that will allow developers to build additional housing on smaller lots than are typically found in most suburban style neighborhoods. This will increase the availability of housing in the city and provide residents with more housing options. However, if your neighborhood is residential and would like to retain its larger lot character, the City adopted tools to help. These tools include the ability for residential areas to preserve the existing lot size or building line character of the area providing there are no deed restrictions...
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Brays Oaks District Welcomes the Bee Busy Wellness Center

Bee BusyLast month, the District K council office recognized the work and collaboration of the Bee Busy Wellness Center and The Royce White Institute of Mental Health Center at a ribbon cutting ceremony of the Bee Busy Wellness Center's new 8,640 square foot flagship facility (the former Randall's) – 8785 West Bellfort Ave. The Bee Busy Wellness Center is a non-profit organization that offers mental and dental health care services to medically underserved individuals in southwest Houston. This year, the Wellness Center has expanded its outreach services to team-up with NBA player...
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Glenshire Park Participates in 2014 Arbor Day Activity

The District K office partnered with the Parks and Recreation Department in celebration of the 2014 Arbor Day festivities that occurred on January 25th. As part of the Arbor Day plantings, the Parks and Recreation Department contributed 100 five gallon trees toward Glenshire Park. January 25th was a frigid day in Houston. Despite the elements, dedicated volunteers from the Glenshire Community Association pitched-in to assist with the planting efforts. Thus, the Parks Dept. decided to plant 50 trees whereby the remaining 50 trees can be used for a future tree planting event within Glenshire Park this Spring. The Parks Dept....
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The South Houston Concerned Citizens Coalition Hosts Inaugural Appreciation Awards Banquet

273The South Houston Concerned Citizens Coalition ("Coalition") held their first annual awards banquet on January 25th at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center. The semi-formal gala entitled "Community of One" highlighted the contributions and supporters of the Coalition during the 2013 calendar year. Council Member Green was asked to be the keynote speaker for this inaugural event. "As the event's keynote speaker, I applaud and acknowledge the works and stewardship of the Coalition," states Council Member Green. As an added bonus to the event, US Congressman Al Green, State Representative Dr. Alma Allen,...
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