District K Newsletter – May 2019

Sims Bayou Mural Unveiling


Congratulations – Friends of Westbury High School Foundation Scholarship Recipients

I was honored to attend the 21st annual Friends of Westbury High School Scholarship Gala.
This year’s gala recognized the accomplishments of outstanding graduating seniors, each receiving an individual scholarship from the Foundation.


Glenshire and Willowglen Speed Cushion Update

District K has received notice from the Public Works and Engineering Departments that two more speed cushion applications are moving forward.

Construction of traffic calming devices for the Glenshire neighborhood began May 1st and anticipated completion is
May 30th.

Construction of traffic calming devices for the Willowglen neighborhood is scheduled to begin
May 16th and anticipated completion is July 1st.

Theses projects were funded by the District K Council District Service Fund. We look forward to more traffic calming device installations in the future.


Thank You Quail Run

Thank you to the Quail Run Concerned Citizens Coalition and HOA for hosting our District K free fire safety workshop on April 13th. The District K office would also like to thank the representatives from the Red Cross and Houston Fire Department for their presentations.

If you have questions about fire safety feel free to contact our and we will connect you to the appropriate agency for assistance.


District K Library Update

Last week we met with Houston Public Library Director, Rhea Lawson and her team to discuss the status of the newest District K library that will be located at 5505 Belrose St. in Westbury.

As the plans progress the District K office will host a community meeting for all District K residents to discuss the programming we’d like to see at the library.

We are looking forward to a more robust facility than the current Meyer Library and Frank HPL Express for residents to enjoy. Library doors are a gateway to anywhere!


Bayou Greenway 2020 Phase 2 – Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the CenterPoint Trail and Sims Bayou Greenway Ribbon Cutting.

June 8th from 11am-1pm we will celebrate the newest green space and trail to in the
Bayou Greenways 2020 initiative. You won’t want to miss this District K fun!

To learn more about Parks By You and Bayou Greenways 2020 visit the website http://houstonparksboard.org/bayou-greenways-2020/.


City of Houston Adopt a Drain Program

The City of Houston began the Adopt – A- Drain program to provide an avenue for community members to assist in the City’s efforts to prevent flooding. We encourage all District K neighbors to build street teams and adopt a drain near by. Every small effort can make a big impact!

Visit https://cohegis.houstontx.gov/cohgisweb/adopta/ to learn more about the program and let the District K office know who’s on your street team and the location of the drain you choose to adopt. By participating together we will create a model city council district. We are District K strong!


Turn Around Houston


Texas Education Agency (TEA) Community Meeting


2019 Neighborhood 101 Tentative Schedule

Please join the District K office as we continue our bimonthly Neighborhood 101 ENGAGE. LEARN. LEAD series for 2019. We are working to ensure every neighborhood in the district is equipped with tools for success. We especially encourage neighbors who reside in areas that do not have an established or active civic association to attend these meetings.

Below are the tentative dates for the duration of 2019. The meeting topics, speakers, and locations will be shared prior to the meeting.

MAY 2019 TBA
9:00am – 11:00am
13097 Nitida St., Houston (77045)

Learning To Live With Water In The Bayou City
A review of the City’s update to Chapter 19 (floodplain guidelines) and what you should know before you raise your home.

Saturday. September 14, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019

If you have topics that you would like to know more about, please email our office and we will work to implement your suggestions into our future 101 meetings.


Upcoming Events

May TBA 9:00am- 11:00am Neighborhood 101 Chapter 19 Flood Plain Update
May 16th 6:00pm- 7:30pm Sims Bayou Mural Unveiling and Good 4 Green Day
June 8th 11:00am- 1:00pm CenterPoint Trail and Sims Bayou Greenway Opening

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