Monthly Archives: March 2016

New homes, school to rise on 50 acres near med center

By Cara Smith, Reporter, Houston Business Journal Saint Nicholas School, a preschool-8th grade school near the med center, is moving to a 46.82-acre tract of land it plans to fully develop with school buildings, residential components and more. Taeken Ltd., a Houston-area limited partnership, purchased the tract at South Main Street and Jethro Street near the Texas Medical Center for an undisclosed sum. That land will be home to Saint Nicholas School, which is more than doubling its footprint with a new, 38,000-square-foot school, a gym facility, chapel and playing fields on roughly 25 acres of the land. The remaining...
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Congressmen Al Green and Emanuel Cleaver Advocate for Funding of Police Body-Worn Camera Programs

[caption id="attachment_5059" align="alignnone" width="527"]Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver and Al Green in Missouri City, TX on June 27, 2015. Congressmen Emanuel Cleaver and Al Green in Missouri City, TX on June 27, 2015.[/caption] (Washington, DC)–On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, Congressman Al Green (D-TX) and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) formally asked the House Appropriations Committee to approve President Obama’s request of $30 million in funding for police body-worn camera programs for Fiscal Year 2017. "Body cameras will benefit both the police and the public which is why Congressman Al Green and I have continued to fight for...
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Willow Waterhole 2016 MusicFest

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MusicFest 2016 expands to a full weekend!

April 23, 11a-10p, will feature professional groups exclusively. Sunday will showcase school groups from 11a-2p, and between pro acts, 2p-7p. • Ten school groups will perform. • Sixteen professional groups will perform versus ten groups in 2015 ( pls. see below for line-ups). • Six of Houston's finest food trucks have been secured: D'Lish Curbside Bistro, Nom Mi, The Waffle Bus, Christo's Tamales, • Cupcake & A Smile, Friohanna Shaved Ice. • Forty craft-booths will be on-site merchandising their wares. • Attendance is projected @ 5000+.

Sunday School Line-up

1. Madison HS Band...
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Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee Meeting, March 21

citysealAttached is the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee agenda – scheduled for Monday, March 21 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 – 1436 Studewood St.
    • Jennifer Clancey, Program Manager, Planning and Development Division, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  3. Neighborhood Traffic Management Program Recommendations
    • Jeffrey Weatherford, Deputy Director, Traffic Operations Division, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  4. Customer Information System Update
    • Sherri Winslow, Senior Assistant Director, Resource Management Division, Public Works & Engineering Dept.
  5. High Speed Rail Update
    • David Hagy, Executive Director,...
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Curbside Recycling to Continue but Glass no Longer Accepted in Bins

sylvester turner header The City of Houston and Waste Management have reached tentative agreement on a new 2-year contract that will allow the city to continue offering recycling services without any disruption. The only change in service that Houstonians will notice is the elimination of glass from the list of items that are acceptable for placement in the green curbside single-stream recycling bins. Glass, currently has no value on the commodities market, breaks down during collection and transportation and is unduly destructive to the processing equipment. Residents will still have the option of dropping...
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