Monthly Archives: February 2015

Solid Waste Management Department Kicks Off 3rd Annual “Growing Up Recycling” Cart Decorating Contest

The City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department and Human Resources Department have joined forces for the third year in a row to challenge 15 local Houston high schools to decorate green, 96-gallon recycling carts with recycled materials and art supplies in the "Growing Up Recycling" cart decorating contest. The theme of the contest is limited to the first 15 middle and high schools that register. Carts should be decorated in a recycling or environmental theme. The carts will be displayed and the winner announced at HISD's "When I Grow Up" Career Fair and Expo on Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10:00...
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2015 Women’s Conference – Say it, see it, be it

sayit-seeit-beit 2015 Women's Conference Say it, See it, Be it! March 11-13, 2015 6:00 PM Workshops and 7:30 PM Conference Hosted at the Fountain of Praise, 13950 Hillcroft Steet, Houston, TX Speakers: Pastor Mia K. Wright, Dr. Jazz Sculark, Dr. Carolyn Showell Musical Guests: Erica Campbell, Vickie Yohe, Vonnie Lopez Empowerment Keynote: "Holly Robinson Peete" Register at
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Upcoming Events for our Neighborhood

February 17 – Windsor Village Community Center, 14441 Croquet. Check-in time for each location is 6:30 A.M.-7:30 A.M. February 19 - South Houston Concerned Citizens’ Coalition meeting 7:00 P.M., Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center. The speaker will be Xavier Herrera from the Harris County District Clerk’s Office. February 21 - ABC Dental National Dental Month Celebration 10:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M., 5505 W. Orem. Call 713-723-9200 for more information. March 5 - District K Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) meeting at Fondren Middle School, 6:30 P.M. March 6 – Second Annual Community of One Gospel Fest Benefiting the West Orem YMCA, 7:30 P.M., Windsor Village United Methodist Church-Heather-Brook....
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From the president of the South Houston Concerned Citizen’s Coalition

This year (2015) is an election year for mayor, city council, and controller. Please be sure that you learn as much as you can about the candidates. Attend candidate forums whenever you can. There are several council members –at-large who are term-limited. On another subject, there are some issues that will be facing us in 2015. We will need your help by going to city hall, the Houston Independent School District, or other entities. By turning out in large numbers to these venues, we can send a message that we expect accountability from our elected officials. We are all tax payers...
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School Round-up

Almeda Elementary

Feb. 18–PAC/PTO Meeting 4:00-5:00 P.M.; Feb. 19– Family Writing Night 5:00-7:00 P.M., Feb.. 25-Early Dismissal 12:30 P.M.; Mar. 7– Tutorials 9:00 A.M.-12:00 noon; Mar. 13– Grade 4 Writing Camp; Mar. 16-20-Spring Break

Fondren Elementary

Feb. 16-19-A.S.A.P. Program and Tutorials 3:30-5:30 P.M.; Feb. 20-Report cards for Pre-K, A.S.A.P. Program and Tutorials 3:30-5:30 P.M.; Feb. 23-24–A.S.A.P. and Tutorials 3:30-5:30 P.M.; Feb. 25-Early Dismissal 12:45 P.M.; Feb. 26-A.S.A.P. Program and Tutorials 3:30-5:30 P.M.; Feb. 27-Perfect Attendance Jam, A.S.A.P. Program and Tutorials 3:30-5:30 P.M.

Grissom Elementary

Feb. 16-17-Tutorials (Grades 3,4,5); Feb. 19-Clubs’ Day; Feb. 20-College Day (Wear college t-shirts); Feb. 21-Saturday Tutorials 8:00 A.M.-12:15 P.M.; Feb. 23-24-Tutorials 3:30 – 4:30 P.M. (Grades 3, 4, 5); Feb. 25-Early Dismissal 12:30 P.M.; Feb. 26-Clubs’...
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Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee Meeting, Feb. 10

citysealBelow is the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee agenda – scheduled for Thursday February 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers (901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor).


  1. Welcome Remarks – Council Member Larry V. Green, Chair
  2. Municipal Setting Designation -- Dixie Electro Plating Company (3001 Engelke St.) • Jennifer Clancey, Program Manager, Planning and Development Division, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  3. Draft 2016-2025 “5+5 Year Plan” for Streets and Drainage • Dale Rudick, Director, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  4. Update on Cellular and Wireless Mobility Devices and Services Request for Proposal • Charles Thompson, Chief...
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