Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Word from the Chair

Homer ClarkWhen driving through Five Corners District, I see visible changes in the landscape. There is a noticeable absence of bandit signs in the medians and the grass had been carefully cut and edged. Graffiti in our District is almost non-existent. The implementation of our porter service has proved to be a great first step. These are subtle, but obvious indications that the District is moving in the right direction. Have you noticed? Others have, and already, I’ve received positive feedback that people like what they’re seeing. The beautification of our landscape...
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Houston Mayoral Debate Re-scheduled for October 15, 2013

The City of Houston Mayoral Debate is re-schedule for October 15, 2013, at Bethel's Place Empowerment Center, 6-9pm, located 12660 Sandpiper, Houston, Tx 77035. A coalition of southwest Houston super neighborhoods has been formed to produce a mayoral debate and candidates forum for the residents of our area. The coalition has arranged for a 1,400 seat auditorium and is publicizing the program very heavily throughout the area. All candidates are invited to have representation at this event which will be held in the Bethel's Place Empowerment Center at 12660 Sandpiper. The doors will open at 5:30 and there will be "meet and...
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ABC Dental Gives Back

ABC Dental presented $1,000.00 to Mrs. Harris on June 27. Distributed as; $400-Madison High School, $400-Dowling Middle School and $200- South Houston Concerned Citizens Coalition. The donation was for the “Annual Spring Festival” held on March 16th 2013 in Townwood Park sponsored by the District K Office and the SHCCC....
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Public Safety Committee hears reports on crime reduction

Seal Security LogoThe Five Corners Public Safety Committee met Friday, June 7 with area law enforcement officers and S.E.A.L. Security to hear reports on crime statistics and prevention initiatives. Committee Chairman Vernon Smith and Five Corners Director of Services Allen Goodlow presided over the meeting, which was attended by Houston Police Department officers; representatives from the new security service contractor, S.E.A.L; and the staff of ASE Security Mobile Surveillance Solutions. Paul Reese of S.E.A.L. reported on his company’s first two weeks of providing supplemental security for the District, which included officers introducing...
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Keeping the District Clean & Green

As a part of the District’s clean and green initiatives, the District has contracted with vendors who work to abate graffiti and litter in the District. The District also has a dedicated crew who report street light outages to CenterPoint. These initiatives not only help to keep the community cleaner and safer but they also help with civic pride and encourage businesses and residents not already participating in these efforts to do the same.

Graffiti Abatement

Since the beginning of the year another 274 sites were abated and over 1,277 sites since program inception in 2011. Thanks to all of our community...
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TIRZ providing funding for Five Corners projects

Making improvements to a community and its infrastructure requires more than careful planning — it requires a funding source. That’s why the Five Corners District is excited that the Houston City Council has created the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ). Five Corners’ board of directors and staff have been working with the City of Houston and with Councilman Larry Green to develop a project plan and finance plan for the creation of the TIRZ with the potential for bringing in dollars to fund more than $100 million in needed infrastructure projects over the next 30 years, David Hawes, Five Corners General...
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