Greetings from
Council Member Mike Knox
Commemorating our Veterans:
25th Anniversary of the End of the  Persian Gulf War
In August 1990, Saddam Hussein ordered the invasion of Kuwait, occupying the small nation with a force of over 300,000 troops. Soon after, the United States increased military presence in the region and by January 1991, the United States began to lead air strikes.

A coalition of nations joined the United States in the effort to fight Iraqi invasion force, comprised of 750,000 troops and many ships and planes. What began as Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm became a massive effort known as the Persian Gulf War.

The coalition of forces was relentless from air, land and sea. Significant new technologies were put to work in combat for the first time, and the United States arsenal found rapid success, The Iraqi force was overrun quickly. Many of the opposing forces were killed and many others surrendered. By the end of February, President George H. W. Bush called a ceasefire on February 28, 1991.

I was pleased to honor Houston veterans in commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the End of the Persian Gulf War. I want to thank our veterans for all that they do and for their sacrifice to our country.                
Public Comment sought in Houston Bike Plan

The City of Houston released the draft Houston Bike Plan for community feedback, the next step in the City’s efforts to help make Houston a safer, healthier, and more accessible bicycle-friendly city. The Bike Plan integrates with the ongoing Bayou Greenways project and identifies additional bike facilities to safely access these attractive bikeway corridors from more neighborhoods. 

Once fully implemented, the Plan will triple the existing bikeway miles and provide six times more high comfort bikeways miles than what exists now.  

Please give us feedback on this plan. Whether you are an avid bike rider, casual bike rider or don’t currently ride a bike, your opinion is important to us. See how proposed changes could be incorporated into your neighborhood. The public comment period closes April 11, 2016. The City will then modify the draft Plan based on the feedback received from the community.

Visit the website at for more information and to let us know what you think. For questions or comments, please email   

Harrisburg METRO Overpass Update

METRO moves toward completion of its Green Line with construction of the Harrisburg Blvd. overpass, which will take light rail trains and cars over the busy Union Pacific East Belt freight rail line.

Beginning March 13, traffic along Harrisburg between Cesar Chavez and Lockwood will be detoured for 90 days.

METRO encourages patrons to continue to shop the area's merchants by using the U-turns built into the detour route.

Monitor the progress of the construction at  

Glenbrook Golf Course
Glenbrook Golf Course is one of the finest options for a round of golf in Houston. Located south/southeast of downtown Houston. The Glenbrook Golf Course is an 18-hole course, which features four different sets of tees so golfers of all skill and experience levels can enjoy the layout. Glenbrook mixes lightly wooded surroundings with water hazards and sand traps to create a comprehensive golf challenge. From the furthest tees, the course spans a total of 6,700 yards with a 72.5 rating and 130 slope.   

Glenbrook Golf Course reopened on Saturday, February 27, 2016 to much support from Houston golfers.T his is exciting news and I would like to encourage Houstonians to get out to Glenbrook and play a round of golf. 
It's Rodeo Time!

Once again, Houston is proudly hosting the largest livestock show and rodeo in the world from March 1 through March 20.  Since the Show began in 1932, more than $400 million has been committed to Texas youth.  The Show has presented more than 16,000 scholarships since the first scholarship was awarded in 1957.  Currently, more than 2,200 students are on scholarships attending more than 80 different Texas colleges and universities.  In addition to providing educational opportunities to Texans, the Rodeo annually brings great economic benefit to the Houston area including an increase in gross sales of almost $500 million and over 7,000 full time jobs.  Furthermore, the Rodeo couldn’t take place without the hard work of over 32,000 volunteers serving on more than 100 committees.  I am proud to be a native Houstonian and encourage everyone to get involved with the Rodeo.  If you didn’t participate this year, next year’s Rodeo is scheduled to take place from March 7 through March 26, 2017.  For more information, go to

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Staff Information:
John Moss
Chief of Staff

Carla Hulsey
Deputy Chief of Staff

Trebor Gordon
Director of Community Outreach
City Council Member Mike Knox, At-Large Position 1 | 900 Bagby St., First Floor | Houston, TX 77002 | (832) 393-3014 |