Category Archives: Resources

Disaster Recovery – Neighborhood Restoration Centers Reach Out to Harvey Victims

Harvey Recovery Fairs help people get on path to recovery

City of Houston Neighborhood Restoration Centers and community partners continue to reach out to people affected by Hurricane Harvey through an ongoing series of Harvey Recovery Fairs. The events are sponsored in partnership with community agencies and are designed to connect people to the services, resources and guidance they need toward full recovery. The remaining fairs in the series are as follows: Sat., Dec. 1, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Third Ward Multi-Service Center 3611 Ennis St., Houston, TX 77004 Sat., Dec. 8, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Marian Community Center 11101 S....
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Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Council Committee Meeting, Nov. 26

citysealAttached is the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure (TTI) Council Committee agenda – scheduled for Monday, November 26 at 9:00 a.m., City Hall Council Chambers (901 Bagby St., 2nd Floor).
  1. Welcome Remarks – Council Member David W. Robinson, Chair
  2. Harvey Assessments of Houston Water Facilities and Assets
    • Yvonne Forrest, Deputy Director, Houston Public Works
    • Jedediah Greenfield, Deputy Assistant Director, Houston Public Works
  3. Municipal Setting Designation – Zebra Technologies Corporation – 1500 West Loop North (9000 Hempstead Road)
    • Mark Wooten, Program Coordinator, Houston Public Works
  4. Municipal Setting Designation – HMR Group Property Holdings, LLC –...
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SBA Presentation: Resources for Starting or Growing Your Business

The Five Corners District, in conjunction with other area districts, hosted a SBA Workshop on Thursday Nov 8 at the HBU campus at McNair Hall, 7502 Fondren. The U.S. Small Business Administration makes “the American dream of business ownership a reality by empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow, expand, and recover.”

The SBA helps these small businesses in 4 main areas:

  • Providing free business advising and mentoring, plus low cost workshops through SBA resource partners SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, and...
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Invitation to Sims Bayou Greenway Improvements Community Meeting

Please make plans to attend the upcoming Sims Bayou Greenway Improvements meeting hosted by the Houston Parks Board on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center. The nonprofit Houston Parks Board is working on its signature project in the community, the Sims Bayou Greenway, which is part of a larger, citywide initiative called Bayou Greenways 2020. Bayou Greenways 2020 will complete a 150-mile greenway network with hike-and-bike trails along Houston’s major waterways, connecting people, places and greenspaces. As part of its efforts to create the Sims Bayou Greenway, the Houston Parks Board will present updates on their...
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HISD teacher recruitment event scheduled for Nov. 8

HISD’s Alternative Certification Program (ACP) will host an information session on Thursday, Nov. 8 at Hattie Mae White (4400 West 18th St., 77092) for those interested in becoming a certified teacher in the district. The HISD ACP program is a one-year program dedicated to recruiting individuals from diverse educational and career backgrounds who are passionate about students, teaching, and learning. Click here to RSVP for the information session. Why choose HISD ACP?
  • Teacher Development Specialists who provide instructional support and coaching throughout the internship
  • Skill-based and data-driven professional learning aligned with district initiatives and certification exams
  • Strong campus partnerships and principal...
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Houston Municipal Courts Announces Fall Amnesty Program

For the next 3 weeks, the City of Houston Municipal Courts Department (MCD) will discount certain delinquent cases to help individuals save money when they resolve those cases. “Many of our citizens are still putting the pieces back together from Harvey, and we understand that sometimes many are not able to meet all their obligations,” stated Judge J. Elaine Marshall, Director and Presiding Judge of the Municipal Courts Department. “We are hoping this final Amnesty of the year will give everyone the opportunity to clear up old business, reduce the stress that delinquent...
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Happy Holidays.

Property owners have until January 31st (postmark deadline) to mail in your annual assessment payment in order to avoid penalty and interest, which accrue on February 1.

Payments should be made payable to the District and mailed to: Equi-Tax Inc. c/o Kenneth R. Byrd Tax Assessor/Collector P. O. Box 73109 Houston, TX 77273

or

17111 Rolling Creek Drive, Suite 200 Houston, TX 77090

Questions, please call Customer Service: 281.444.3946 Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Directions: From I-45 and FM 1960, travel West about 2 miles to the stop light at Rolling Creek Drive, turn North for one block and we are located just past the fire station.

For information regarding ownership, address or appraised value, please call the Harris County Appraisal District.