By Christina Autry Five years ago this month, Soul Food by Catherine opened its doors to Five Corners residents and friends looking for an extra helping of soul. After teaching math in Louisiana for almost 35 years, owner Catherine Reado Simon put lesson planning behind her, and made her retirement plans a reality: owning a restaurant specializing in homestyle southern meals. I sat across from Catherine at a table near the serving line, amidst customers trickling in to order home-made favorites like smothered pork chops, smothered oxtails, or (as I also ordered), delicious deep-fried...Read more
A county-wide survey of residents is among the first steps that the County Judge is taking to learn from residents what issues matter most, and what needs to be prioritized when it comes to planning things like the county budget and creating a more accessible county government. https://www.talkingtransition.us/survey...Read more
Build It Forward – Houston Harvey Recovery EffortsThe City of Houston received more than $1 billion in federal funds to assist in long-term housing recovery from Hurricane Harvey. The first step to receiving these funds is to fill out a survey to see which of the five programs you qualify for. CONTACT INFO AND SURVEY APPLICATION DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST HOAP OVERVIEW + PRIORITIES...
Hundreds of members from the South Houston Concerned Citizens' Coalition (SHCCC) gathered at the FountainLife Center on January 26th for its 6th annual awards banquet, honoring Ms. Vivian Harris. With the evening's theme of "Community of One," District K Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum introduced Mayor Sylvester Turner, who, in turn, delivered the keynote speech. Mayor Turner affectionately recalled his earliest days in his political career, that he was somewhat "frightened" by the influence wielded by Ms. Harris and sought to never disappoint her. When he launched his mayoral campaign over four years ago, he...Read more
Dear Friends, Many of you have been kind enough to share your opinions with us on the future of Houston Community College over the last few months. Now, it’s our turn to tell you what we heard and present our early findings. You may register for the event at www.hccs.edu/departments/planning--institutional-effectiveness/strategic-plan/embracing-houstons-future/ as well as view a personal video invitation from Chancellor Maldonado. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the team at 713-718-8037. Sincerely, The Strategic Planning Team Houston Community College...Read more