Monthly Archives: September 2018

Case for Kids: Event Highlights, Grant Opportunities, and Free Student Workshops

Join the Greater Houston Lights On Alliance on October 25, 2018 in celebrating Lights On Afterschool. Host an awareness event at your program to promote the importance of afterschool in your community. Leading up to the big day, the Greater Houston Lights On Alliance invites community members to join in Kickoff Activities. See below for weekly themes:
  • Oct 1-5: Get Moving & Get Healthy!
  • Oct 8-12: It's All About TECHNOLOGY!
  • Oct 15-19: Youth Voice for Afterschool!
  • Oct 25: National Lights on Afterschool event day
To register a...
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‘Dinner’s in the Bag’ Courtesy of 5 Corners District’s Texas Tamale Company

by Dorothy Puch Lillig Back in 1985 in Sugar Land, the founders of Texas Tamale Company launched a small business inspired by a street cart and homemade recipes. They probably didn’t anticipate that, some 33 years later, the company would be distributing more than 16 million tamales per year from a 20,000-square-foot center located in the Five Corners District. Texas Tamale Company’s corporate headquarters and distribution center have been located at 14453 Hillcroft St., Suite 200, Houston, 77085, in the Beltway Southwest Business Park,...
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Get to Know Your Neighbors at National Night Out

- by Christina Autry On Tuesday, October 2nd, from 4-6 PM, Houston’s Five Corners Management District will be hosting its annual National Night Out neighborhood event. “Too often we live behind our closed doors, and do not get to know our neighbors,” states Ben Brewer, the General Manager of the district. The Five Corners District actively works to promote a safer, more positive environment for its residents by supplementing services provided by the City of Houston. The National Night Out event helps to further this goal, as residents and police alike step out to...
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Houston Votes 2018

Election Day November 6, 2018... Early Voting Starts October 22 Mayor Sylvester Turner will host public meetings in each City Council district about the Rebuild Houston and fire salary charter amendment election on the Nov. 6 ballot. All registered voters within the boundaries of the city are urged to attend. To see which town hall meeting is closest to you? Check out their interactive map at
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Paying it Forward: Mayor Turner Requests Donations and Volunteers to Assist Areas Affected by Hurricane Florence.

HOUSTON - At the direction of Mayor Sylvester Turner, the Houston Relief Hub will coordinate Houston's Paying It Forward Hurricane Relief Response to Hurricane Florence. The Mayor’s Office has made contact with relief groups in the region that are requesting:
  • Cleaning supplies (with bleach)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Nonperishable food
  • Bottled water
  • Pet food and supplies
The relief effort will accept donations from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23 at the George R Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas Dr., Hall B-3 off Chartres St. (located 3rd level Ramp GRB) Mayor Turner will personally hand off...
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