Monthly Archives: August 2015

Five Corners Community Group Fights to Rename Dowling Middle School

  When photos of Dylann Roof posing with a Confederate flag emerged shortly after Roof’s June massacre of nine African-Americans at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, several Southern states took steps to remove the flag from state grounds, or, in Mississippi’s case, the state flag. There were also calls across the South to take down the statues of Confederate leaders like Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, and to rename the countless schools and other government buildings named for them. In Houston, the Houston Chronicle’s editorial board launched a campaign to change the name of...
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Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee Special Meeting, Aug. 27

citysealAttached is the Special-Called Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee agenda – scheduled for Thursday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m., City Hall Council Chambers (901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor). This Special-Called TTI Committee meeting will address the agenda items that were deferred from last week’s TTI meeting.

Please note that the meeting time is 2:00 p.m.

  1. Welcome Remarks – Council Member Larry V. Green, Chair
  2. Houston Bike Plan Update
    • Cathy Halka, Planner Leader, Transportation Planning Branch, Planning & Development Dept.
  3. Water Bill Adjustments
    • Susan Bandy, Deputy Director, Resource Management Division, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  4. Department of Neighborhoods...
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Back to School Safety

School-BusWith the first day of school approaching, there are many safety concerns parents and the students should keep in mind and be aware of, including the need for vaccinations, obeying school zones and yielding to buses, security at the schools, bicycle safety, after school safety and strangers....
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Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend TIRZ Creates a Redevelopment Authority

larry-green-tirzVery recently, the Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ #25) has officially created the Hiram Clarke/Fort Bend Redevelopment Authority. The redevelopment authority was created for the purpose of aiding, assisting, and acting on behalf of the City of Houston in the performance of its governmental functions to promote the common good and general welfare of the area included within TIRZ #25. Council Member Green states, "I'm thrilled that the TIRZ #25 Board was able to create this manageable framework to further promote economic development for the TIRZ." The initiative of...
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District K Hosts Back-to-School Event

paceOn August 15th, the District K council partnered with the Professional, Athletics, Celebrities and Entertainers (PACE) as well as the Hiram Clarke HPD storefront, ABC Dental, and the DLW Scholarship & Charitable Foundation to sponsor a Back-2-School Health and Education Community Celebration at William P. Hobby Elementary School (4021 Woodmont St.). This back-to-school event consisted of health information, free food and drinks, games, and celebrity appearances. This community event was open to the public. The main organizer, PACE, is a non-profit 501(c)3 service organization that consists of mothers of professional athletes, celebrities...
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