District H News
LOVE YOUR PET Month 2022 - One of the Best Ever!
Council Member Cisneros hosted 22 events that provided free resources to District H pet owners in the month of February, including:
  • 507 free spay/neuter surgeries
  • 326 free vaccinations & free microchipping
  • 9,500 lbs of free pet food

Huge thanks go to our tremendous partners at BARC, Houston Humane Society, Houston PetSet, The Empty Shelter Project, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Houston Health Department, Neighbors in Action, Joseph House Community Outreach Center, Jensen Square, and all the community leaders who helped share info about these opportunities.

This year's Love Your Pet Month is now over, but there are other low-cost or no-cost resources for pet owners that are still available. Use the hyperlinks above to learn more about some of those opportunities. Learn more about Council Member Cisneros' annual Love Your Pet Month here.
March's Childhood and Youth Committee
Join Council Member Cisneros next Wednesday for the March Childhood and Youth Committee Meeting. This month's meeting will provide updates and info on the Mayor's Hire Houston Youth Program, and will hear a presentation from the Parks and Recreation Department about efforts to make children water safe, and about recruitment efforts underway to train, certify and hire Life Guards for this summer.
When: Wednesday, March 9th at 2pm
Where: Hybrid meeting to be held virtually and in-person.
New Mini Mural Coming to Denver Harbor
The latest mini mural is set to be installed at the corner of Market St. and Lathrop St. The mural design, shown here, was created by artist Anat Ronen, who will be onsite to paint the mural this month.
Learn more about the mini murals initiative and mini murals in District H here.
Proposed National Historic Trail features Independence Heights
It is not too late to submit public input to the National Park Service as they consider a proposal to extend the Emancipation National Historic Trail from Galveston to Houston. Use this link to submit comments online. The deadline is March 31st.
Community & Beautification Event in Second Ward
Mark your calendars for the Eastwood Park beautification and community event this Saturday, March 5th. The event will include tables with information about local organizations and opportunities. See flyer here.
When: Sat, Mar 5, 8-10am
Where: 5000 Harrisburg Blvd
MKT Bridge Updates
On-site construction on the bridge will resume soon now that the necessary steel has arrived, and fabrication has begun.
Construction is estimated to be complete in late Summer 2022, weather permitting. The current detour will remain in place until construction is complete. Check out the Houston Park Board's social media for further updates.
27 City Arts Grants Awarded in District H
The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs and Houston Arts Alliance awarded 12 individual District H artists and 15 District H arts organizations, a total of $582,302 in grant funds this past year. The City Arts Grants fund projects that foster arts and culture within our communities.
Click here to learn more about the MOCA grant funds awarded within District H.
Houston Lights Up in Support of Ukraine
Mayor Turner is encouraging Houstonians to show their solidarity with the people of Ukraine by lighting our buildings in blue and yellow, the colors of the Ukraine flag. Click here for more details on the effort.
Spring Break Programming at Houston Children's Museum
The Children's Museum of Houston will host daily events during their "Destination Celebration" Spring Break Bash. Click here for a full list of events.
When: Mar 12-Mar 19, 10am-6pm
Where: 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
HPD March on Crime/Lucha Contra El Crimen and New Cadets
The 38th annual, "March on Crime" campaign aims to educate the public about public safety such as crime prevention, neighborhood watch, personal safety.

In conjunction with HPD's March on Crime, Harris County District Attorney's Office is promoting safe gun storage. Safe gun storage keeps children safe and guns out of the hands of criminals. Learn more here.

Also, please welcome Houston's 61 new cadets who are graduating today from the Houston Police Academy and joining the ranks of HPD.
Vaccination and Testing Info
Vaccination and testing at Health Department-affiliated sites do not require proof of residency, citizenship, or insurance. People who get their first dose or booster shot at eligible vaccination sites will be entered into drawings for $1,000 gift cards and hundreds of $50 gift cards at select sites. Site locations, schedules, and appointment information are available on the City's COVID-19 webpage or by calling 832-393-4220.
2022 Walk to End HIV Houston
This Saturday, the AIDS Foundation is holding its 33th annual Walk to End HIV. The event will take place at Sam Houston Park. Find out more here.
When: Sat, Mar 5, 12pm
Where: 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
HPL Celebrates Women's History Month
Houston Public Library is celebrating Women's History Month with readings and events that highlight the determination and talent of Houston-based women.
Follow this link to find a full list of events.
Tour de Houston is Back!
After a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the annual bike ride will start and finish at City Hall on Sunday, April 3rd. Participants will view the city with a route that winds through some of Houston’s historic districts while raising funds for the City’s RE-Plant Houston program. Learn more about Tour de Houston and register here.
When: Sun, Apr 3, 6:30am-12pm
Where: 901 Bagby St
Harris County Public Library now loaning Laptops & WiFi Hotspots
Harris County Public Library is working with Google and T-Mobile to provide computers and 5G internet to community members. Internet Hotspots are currently available to check out. Learn more here.
Need Additional Resources?
Check out our District H Resources Page for links and more information about available resources. Resources are updated every week.
Download the 311 app to your Android or iPhone. When you see an issue in your neighborhood, use the app to report it. You can even include photos! If you prefer to talk directly to a representative about your issue, or want to request information about City resources, birth certificates, elections, and more, call 713-837-0311. Remember: Always call 911 in the case of an emergency!