Hiram Clarke Bridging the Community Divide Meeting – June 2019

Hiram Clarke Neighbors, We are looking forward to seeing you at our sixth Hiram Clarke Bridging the Community Divide meeting of 2019. As we continue to engage the District K community, we want to ensure everyone is informed of upcoming events. I hope you will be able to join us on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center, 3810 W. Fuqua St, Houston, TX 77045 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Hiram Clarke Bridging the Community Divide meeting is a monthly gathering of District K stakeholders. Our...
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New Texas law protects rent-to-own customers against criminal prosecution

By Shannon Najmabadi and Jay Root Texans who sign rent-to-own contracts to lease furniture, electronics and other household items will receive new protection against being arrested or criminally prosecuted if they renege on the terms, thanks to a law signed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott last week. The heavily negotiated change, which takes effect in September, still allows rent-to-own companies to press criminal charges against ill-intentioned customers who abscond with their goods. But proponents of the reform say it’s a critical step forward that will prevent Texans from being imprisoned over their failure to make...
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Linda Scurlock: Longtime Advocate for the Five Corners District

By Christina Autry “I’ve always wanted to help people. I want my community to be nice, and receive the same services as everybody else,” says Linda Scurlock, a community member invested in the Five Corners District area since moving into the neighborhood in 1977. For the past 42 years, Linda has proven to be a strong advocate, fighting for policies, services, and changes to benefit her neighbors. Having taught in Houston ISD for 36 years, with 16 of those at Westbury High School, Linda retired from teaching and devoted herself full-time to activism....
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