District H News
Council Redistricting & CIP Town Hall Scheduled for
MONDAY, APRIL 25th at Moody Park
The District H Town Hall will take place in person at Moody Park Recreation Center, as well as virtually on Microsoft Teams. The meeting is designed to receive public input about redistricting and share information about Capital Improvement Projects. Details 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 Council Districts to be, and why District H will need boundary adjustments to come into compliance.
Please note that the public is invited to attend any Town Hall Meeting, not just those within their Council District.
When: Mon, Apr 25th, 6pm
Where: Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton -OR- Virtual
Upcoming Committee Meetings Address Childhood & Youth Issues
In addition to the upcoming Childhood and Youth Committee next week to hear a presentation from the Health Department on Childhood COVID vaccinations, there is another very important City Council Committee meeting that Council Member Cisneros encourages you to attend! Later today, Thursday, April 7th at 2 pm, the Quality of Life Committee will hear a presentation on a proposal for paid leave for prenatal, parental, and infant wellness for city employees.

Quality of Life Committee: Thurs, Apr 7th, 2pm
Childhood and Youth Committee: Wed, Apr 15th, 2pm
Where: City Hall, 901 Bagby; Virtual (QoL / C&Y); -OR- on HTV
TechConnect Internships
-Including a Special Opportunity for HCC Students
Any young person, aged 16-24, is encouraged to apply for the TechConnect Summer Internship. Eligible HCC 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.
All others can apply here. Learn more about TechConnect here.
Save the Date: Scrap Day in Second Ward on April 23th
Council Member Cisneros is partnering with Tri Coastal Trading to host a scrap metal recycling event. Come turn in your old metal and get paid! Scrap Day is open to the public and will also feature food, music, and families activities.
When: Sat, Apr 23rd, 10am-2pm
Where: Tri Coastal Trading, 705 N Greenwood
CIGNA Sunday in the Park at Montie Beach
Join in the fun this Sunday at Montie Beach Park and enjoy live music, games, dancing and fun activities for the whole family. The Houston Health Department will be onsite to administer COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters for those 12+. All are welcome!
When: Sun, Apr 10th, 1pm
Where: Montie Beach Park, 915 Northwood St
Community Beautification Event in Second Ward
Second Ward Super Neighborhood #63 is hosting a Community & Beautification Event at Eastwood Park this Saturday. All are invited to stop by and lend a hand! View the full flyer here.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 8am-12pm
Where: Eastwood Park, 5000 Harrisburg
Tree Giveaway in Near Northside
Trees for Houston, in partnership with the Greater Northside Management District, is holding its monthly Tree Giveaway this Saturday at White Oak Music Hall. Six different tree species are available for pick up. Learn more on the event page.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 9am-11am
Where: White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St
Easter Celebration in Port Houston
Neighbors in Action is hosting an Easter Celebration on April 9th in Port Houston. The event runs 11am-2pm and will feature food, crafts, bounce house, face painting, and an Easter egg hunt. Visit the Neighbors in Action Facebook page for more details.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 11am-2pm
Where: Gutierrez Park, 7900 Flaxman
Canal Food Festival in 2nd Ward
Come join Iglesia La Luz del Mundo for the 2022 Canal Food Festival this weekend! There will be a variety of refreshments, including brisket sandwiches, taquitos de birra, aguas frescas, huarches, elotes, and more. View the full flyer here.
When: Sat, Apr 9th & Sun, Apr 10th; both days start at 10am
Where: 4719 Canal St
Piano in the Park at The Water Works
Buffalo Bayou Park is hosting Piano in the Park this Sunday at The Water Works. Bring your family and a picnic blanket, and sing along with pianist Ben Chavez. Piano in the Park is free and open to the public.
When: Sun, Apr 10th, 4-6pm
Where: The Water Works, 105 Sabine St
2nd Booster Now Available through Houston Health Dept. Sites
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 second COVID booster. Learn more about the second booster here.
The Mayor's Family Day in the Park
Join Mayor Turner at Sylvester Turner Park this Saturday for the 14th annual Family Day in the Park. There will be family activities, entertainment, and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. View the full flyer here.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 2-6pm
Where: Sylvester Turner Park, 2800 West Little York
HPD Northeast Station's Egg-stravaganza
The Houston Police Department's Northeast Patrol Station is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt and "Egg-stravaganza" on April 8th. There will be snacks, games, inflatables, and age-grouped egg hunts for children.
When: Fri, Apr 8th, 4-7pm
Where: Northeast Police Station, 8301 Ley Rd
BARK for BARC Fundraiser this Saturday
The 5th Annual BARK for BARC Pet Walk is this Saturday at Rice University. The event brings together animal lovers and their furry family to “strut their stuff” for Houston BARC Foundation, the nonprofit organization supporting BARC, the City of Houston’s Animal Shelter and Adoptions Center. Learn more about the event here.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 8:30am
Where: Rice University, 5617 Greenbriar Dr
35th Annual Art Car Parade
The Houston Art Car Parade is back! Come celebrate the 35th anniversary of Art Car Parade Weekend, from April 7th-10th. The parade itself is Houston's largest free public event and will take place on Saturday, April 9th from 12pm-4pm. Parade details here link.
When: Sat, Apr 9th, 12-4pm
Where: 901 Bagby St
Earth Day Celebration at Discovery Green
The Green Mountain Energy Earth Day event will celebrate birds and Houston's importance as a migration hotspot. Activities will include live bird demonstrations, Native American bird-inspired dances and children’s activities, games, and crafts. For more details click here.
When: Sun, Apr 10, 12-5pm
Where: Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney
HPD's Tips for Preventing Firearm Theft
The HPD's Office of Community Affairs reminds everyone that it is important to be vigilant to prevent firearm theft. If you carry a firearm, invest in a gun safe for your vehicle. Leave your weapon at home if you are visiting establishments where they aren’t allowed, rather than leaving an unsecured gun in your car. Read more tips here.
FREE Industrial Skills Job Training
HCDE Adult Education is offering a new free NCCER (Core Construction) Certification Program. The six week program includes training on basic safety, material handling, and workplace communications. Classes will run from April 25-June 3. View flyer with details here and reserve your spot here.
When: Tue-Thurs, Apr 19th-20th, 9:30-11:00am
Where: Launch Point, 5807 Little York
Summer Literacy Camp in Independence Heights
Ebenezer United Methodist Church is hosting Hype Freedom School's Literacy Camp this summer. The camp features a reading curriculum with culturally rich, highly engaging activities and welcomes students from kindergarten to 8th grade. Registration is now open! View the full flyer here.

Distracted Driving Documentary now Available Online
Sidetracked, a Houston-based documentary focused on the consequences of distracted driving and featuring interviews from Houston Police Department, is now available to watch on YouTube. Follow this link to watch the documentary. Learn more about Houston's road safety initiative, Vision Zero, here.

Need Additional Resources?
Check out our District H Resources Page for links and more information about available resources. Resources are updated every week.
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