April 22, 2022
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Happening this weekend
Turnaround Houston Job & Readiness Fair
Virtual, April 22 - 24
More than 1,000 full- and part-time positions will be available at the virtual Turnaround Houston Job & Readiness Fair being held Friday, April 22, through Sunday, April 24.

Job seekers can log on 24/7 to access open positions but must register at https://wrksolutions.easyvirtualfair.com.

Click here for more information.
Emergency Preparation Supplies
Sales Tax Holiday, April 23 - 25
Natural disasters will continue to happen. Prepare yourself during the 2022 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday for emergencies that can cause physical damage like hurricanes, flash floods and wildfires. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to present an exemption certificate to claim the exemption.

Click here for more information.
Upcoming events
Redistricting & Capital Improvement Projects District H Town Hall Meeting - April 25 @ 6 p.m.
Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton
The District H Town Hall will take place on Monday, April 25th, in person at Moody Park Community Center (3725 Fulton, Houston 77009) and virtually on Microsoft Teams. Click here for the virtual meeting.
The goals of the City's Town Hall Meetings are to receive public input about redistricting and to share information about Capital Improvement Projects. Details about the redistricting process can be found on the Planning and Development Department’s website and in this committee presentation. Please view page 9 of the presentation to see what the 2020 Census determined current populations of all Council Districts to be and why District H will need boundary adjustments to come into compliance.


En boletines recientes, se anunció que la reunión comunitaria del Distrito H se llevaría a cabo el jueves 7 de abril. El equipo del Distrito H acaba de enterarse que se ha cambiado la fecha. La reunión comunitaria del Distrito H ahora se llevará a cabo el lunes 25 de abril, en persona en el Centro Comunitario del Parque Moody (3725 Fulton, Houston 77009) y también virtualmente en Microsoft Teams.

Los objetivos de las Reuniones comunitarias de la Ciudad son para recibir participación del público sobre la redistribución de distritos y compartir información sobre Proyectos de Mejoras de Capital.
Los detalles sobre el proceso de redistribución de distritos se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo y en esta presentación del comité. Consulte la página 9 de la presentación para ver cómo el Censo de 2020 determinó las poblaciones actuales de todos los Distritos del Consejo de la ciudad; y por qué el Distrito H necesitará ajustes de límites para cumplir los requisitos.
Houston Startup Showcase
April 27, 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The Ion, 4201 Main St
The 2022 Houston Startup Showcase will be held on Wednesday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at The Ion.

Watch top startups pitch in a competition judged by top leaders in the Houston community and see who the judges will name the champion of Houston Startup Showcase 2022.

Whether you're a serial entrepreneur or just looking to get more involved in the startup community, this event is for you.

Click here to register for free tickets.
Free Mental Health Resources
April 28, 6 to 9 p.m.
Hardy Senior Center, 11901 W Hardy Rd
The Harris County Commissioners Court has funded a new initiative that will offer mental health resources to the District H communities of Northline/Northside, Eastex-Jensen and Independence Heights.

Community Learning Circles equip community members with tools and training to support each other and strengthen community behavioral health and resiliency.

Click here for more details.
Maintenance and Repairs to White Oak Bayou
Over the next six months, Harris County Flood Control District will be conducting maintenance and repairs to short stretches of White Oak Bayou between Hogan Street and 43rd Street. The Hike-and-Bike Trails may also need to be closed for safety reasons while the work is being done.

Click here to view current trail closures and detours.
METRO lifts mask requirement
Effective immediately, masks are optional throughout the METRO system, including at rail stations, transit centers, bus stops and inside METRO facilities. The lifting of this requirement also applies to METRO employees.

METRO's is removing all signage and messaging requiring masks on the transit system. During this time, operators and MPD officers will no longer instruct customers to adhere to the requirement.

METRO encourages its customers to make decisions that are in their best interest. The Authority will continue its rigorous daily and midday cleaning schedule, paying special attention to surfaces frequently touched by the public. Sanitizer dispensers are still available on all vehicles.
Second COVID booster is available
People over the age of 50 and certain immunocompromised individuals who received an initial booster dose at least four months ago are now eligible for the second COVID booster.

COVID testing, vaccination and boosters at Houston Health Department-operated sites remain FREE and do not require insurance.

HHD-operated sites are located across the city and can be found at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.
Thank you, Trees for Houston, for distributing over 900 trees during your Greater Northside Management District giveaway on Saturday, April 9! Special thanks also go to White Oak Music Hall for hosting this successful event and to volunteers Julian Rodriguez of M.D. Anderson Family YMCA, Hannah Rodriguez of Ecclesia Lindale Community Center, Donnie Mosqueda and more!
Employment & educational opportunities
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department is hiring lifeguards. Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.

Click here for more details.
Secure your summer employment and learn about TechConnect.

Council Member Karla Cisneros and the District H Team will interview qualified applicants for the TechConnect Summer Internship on Saturday, April 30. Any person, ages 16 to 24, can apply through this link.

Eligible Houston Community College students can earn a competitive hourly rate and meet their employment requirements for the Federal Work Study Program. HCC students can find the position on Career Hub.
Employment assistance at SER
SER is a nonprofit community organization that educates and equips people in the Texas Gulf Coast Region who come from low-income backgrounds or who have significant barriers to employment. SER believes the power and purpose of work can transform lives and communities.

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The Greater Northside Management District's Butterfly Pocket Park on Fulton won the award for On-the-Ground Projects Under $500K in the 2020 Houston-Galveston Area Council Parks and Natural Areas Award Program. Each year, H-GAC honors projects that serve as models for planning and implementation for parks and natural areas in the region.