Category Archives: Projects

Council Member Green wants to hear from you…

Council Member Green is polling the District K community to find out how you feel about the proposed measure being presented by Mayor Turner to place the 2018 tax rate of $0.638750/$100 of value on the Wednesday October 18, 2017 Council Agenda. The reasoning behind this tax rate increase is to help pay a share of the costs from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. The average Houston home is valued by the Appraisal District at $225,000. That value produces an annual city property tax bill of $1,321. Mayor Turner is asking the City Council to temporarily raise the...
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HISD breaks ground for new $94 million Madison High School building

With 21st century technology and flexible design, the new $94 million Madison High School building will challenge students' imaginations and prepare them for college and careers, said Wanda Adams, president of the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Board of Education, at a ground-breaking ceremony Thursday, August 24. Construction had already started earlier this summer on the site where the school's athletic fields used to stand, and a new parking lot across the street on White Heather was completed in time for the festivities. The new two-story building...
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Help Our Farmers Recover from Hurricane Harvey

Our farms were heavily damaged by tropical storm-force winds followed by 40+ inches of rain that Houston received in just a 4-day span during this historic and devastating storm. Our farmers need to clean debris from their farms, replace destroyed crops with seeds and/or transplants, repair drip irrigation systems, and replace damaged farm equipment — all while hurriedly preparing for fall planting and trying to maintain their weekly farm share subscriptions. It will take days for the farms to dry out enough to replant (please no more rain, Mother Nature!), so recovery will progress slowly. Being new Americans, our farmers...
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HPD’s new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”

In an effort to enhance language access between officers and community members, the Houston Police Department is in the process of developing a new volunteer program called “Communicators on Patrol”. Community members would serve as volunteer translators and assist patrol officers responding to various calls for service. Communicators would need to be fluent in one of the following languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Arabic, Urdu, Korean, Sign Language To learn more visit HPD's website....
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