District H News
CITGO Freedom Over Texas
Join the July 4th celebration on Buffalo Bayou in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks. The city’s signature tribute to patriotism returns with NEW live music acts and stunning fireworks, Thursday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. See street closure details for the event here .
Collection Services - Holiday Schedule
In observance of Fourth of July, there will be no collection services and Solid Waste Management Department facilities will be closed. More info on this weekend's schedule here.
Lindale Park: July 4th Event
Celebrate with the Lindale Park Civic Club as they host their 20th Annual 4th of July Parade. Food from "laMarco" food truck will be available and the YMCA pool will be open and free to the public starting at noon.
When: Thursday July 4th, 10 am
Where: Irvington (Eleanor to Gale)
What Does Census 2020 Mean for Houston?
All are welcome to attend this month's City Council Education Committee meeting on July 10th to learn about the connection between the Census, education, and the workforce in Houston. Come hear a powerful and compelling presentation by Dr. Steve Murdock of The Hobby Center for the Study of Texas and Rice University. A short networking reception will follow the meeting in the Legacy Room - all are invited.
When: Wednesday, 7/10/19, 2 pm
Where: Council Chambers, 2nd Floor of City Hall, 901 Bagby
Denver Harbor: Drainage Project
Houston Public Works will begin construction of the  Denver Harbor Phase 1 Roadside Ditch Rehabilitation Project  at the end of July 2019 . This project will consist of the regrading of ditches and realignment of culverts in the eastern portion of Denver Harbor. Visit this page for more info.
Student Love Your Pet Photography Exhibit at MFAH
Through the end of the summer, work students did as part of Council Member Cisneros' annual Love Your Pet campaign is on display at the Kinder Foundation Education Center Gallery until September 8th. This exhibit is a result of a partnership between Council Member Cisneros, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Houston Center for Photography and features District H student photography advocating responsible pet ownership. More info on hours and address here.
Precinct 2: Free SAT Course
Take advantage of Commissioner Adrian Garcia's free SAT prep course! This 4-week program is four is available to students who reside within Precinct 2, and have proof of registration for the August 24th SAT. Space is limited, so sign up today.
Application Deadline: Friday, July 12th
Course Timeline: July 27th - August 22nd, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Available Days: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday
Brazos Bridge Closure
The Brazos Bridge on US 59 that runs over Smith St and Holman St has closed pending a rehab project. Built in 1969, the bridge deck has deteriorated significantly and its closure will protect the community from falling debris. Traffic will detour to Travis St or Louisiana St. More info here.
Register For Back to School Resources
You have until July 12, 2019 to register your child for a spot at the Mayor's Back to School Fest on August 3, 2019. The largest Back to School Fair in the City, this event will have free immunizations, free dental screenings, haircut vouchers, school supplies/backpacks, a free round trip courtesy of METRO, fun demos and giveaways. Don't miss out! Register here.
Hey Houston, Speak Up!
The City's Housing Department is developing 5-year strategies to guide about $250 million in housing and community development funding for programs/services that support low and moderate-income Houstonians. Your input will help prioritize actions that will best use Federal grant funding over the next 5 years. You could even win a $100 Visa gift card! Take the survey here .
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!