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District H News

Denver Harbor Mural Community Celebration

CM Cisneros is pleased to announce the completion of the beautiful new mural at the Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center.  Local artist David Maldonado created the mural with input from the community. Thank you to  the Houston Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA), and the Houston Arts Alliance for working with the Council Member to make this new art installation a reality. Mark your calendar and join the celebration on the 19th!

When: Sat, Aug 19th, 10:30am

Where: Denver Harbor Multi-Service Center

Back to School Events Around District H & the City

It's that time of year again! Several City departments and community organizations are hosting Back to School events over the next couple of weeks. Check out these events that are free and open to all:

Mayor's Back 2 School Fest

When: Sat, Aug 13th, 8am-2pm

Where: GRB Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

More info awww.houstontx.gov/btsf

Hardy Community Outreach Back To School, more info here

When: Fri, Aug 12th, 6:00-7:00pm

Where: Earl Henderson Park, 4250 Elysian St.

Starbucks All.In.Back to School Fair, more info here

When: Sat, Aug 13, 8:00AM-12PM

Where: Bread of Life, 2019 Crawford St

Back To School Block Party, more info here

When: Sat, Aug 13th, 4:00-9:00pm

Where: 4501 Elysian St Houston Tx, 77009

The Morales Memorial Foundation's 25th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway, More info here

When: Sat, Aug 13th, 8am-10am

Where: Morales Funeral Home, 2901 Canal St

Northside High School Back to School Bash, more info here

When: Sat, Aug 20th, 9:00-12:00pm

Where: Northside High School

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GNMD Community Meeting

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Join the Greater Northside Management District at a community meeting to discuss and learn more about Northside On The Move, an opportunity to strategize about future infrastructure improvements in Greater Northside. More information provided here

When: Thurs, Aug 11th, 6:00pm

Where: Harris County Department of Education, 6300 Irvington Blvd

Montie Beach Upcoming Events 

The Montie Beach Community wants you to join them during their August events. For more information visit events.

When: Sat, Aug 13th, Montie Beach Clean Up,  7:00-9:00AM

             Sat, Aug 27th,  Picnic In The Park,  (more information to follow)

Where: Montie Beach Park

Arts District Houston

Come out for the first of 2 public art projects commemorating the "Origami Fairy" with the intent to build a community mural. During the Pandemic, the "Origami Fairy" anonymously left origami birds across Old Sixth Ward and First Ward to cheer people up. For more information, visit Arts District Houston Facebook.

When: Sat, Aug 13, 2:00-6:00pm

Where: Henderson & Kane715 Henderson St.

State of Independence Heights Community Meeting

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The Independence Heights Super Neighborhood Council invites it's members to join them at their community meeting. Members will be presented with the opportunity to learn how to get involved, upcoming community projects, and the opportunity to share ideas and connect with community resources. View flyer here

When: Mon, Aug 15th,

       5:30pm Resource Fair; 6:30pm Community Address

Where: Booker T. Washington High School, 4204 Yale St.

Ryon Civic Association: Community Meeting Dates

Join fellow community members in the Monthly Community Meetings. Discuss and learn more about the area while conversing and building relationships with other neighbors.

For more information or questions contact:

Monique Howard at 713-484-9376. or view the Monthly Community Meeting Dates

When: Wed, Aug 17th, 6:00-7:00PM

Where: Emai ryoncivic@gmail.com for Zoom link

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Art In The Heart

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Visit Houston Art for some free, fun , and family friendly events during the Art In The Heart series. End summer and enter the fall season with some Houston creativity.

For more information: www.HTXART.ORG or to view the full flyer click the following link: Art In The Heart Flyer

  • Pet Food Pantry, Wed, Aug 17th, 9:00-11:00am
  • Summer Bubble Bash, Sat, Aug 27th, 4:00-7:00pm

Where: 8321 Jensen Dr. Houston Tx, 77093

Finca Tres Robles Potluck Dinner

This month’s community gathering is a Potluck Dinner! Bring a dish to share with the group and Finca will supply the water. You may also bring your own beverages. Complimentary compostable plates and utensils will be provided, but guests are encouraged to bring plates and silverware for your own use in true eco-friendly potluck fashion. RSVP today here

When: Thurs, Aug 18th, 6:00-9:00PM

Where: 257 N Greenwood St

Segundo Barrio Children's Chorus

The Segundo Barrio Children's Chorus is holding auditions to join their choir this month. The audition does not require any prior experience in singing or music instruction. For more information visit here.

When: Sat, Aug 20 &27th, 11:00am-1:00pm

Where: Garza Studios, 241 N. Milby St., 2nd Floor

Two METRORapid Projects

METRORapid University Corridor

Take a virtual tour of what the 25.3 mile line METRORapid University Corridor will look like as it passes through Second Ward and the Northside.

  • Learn more about the University Corridor project and submit your comments here.

METRORapid Inner Katy Corridor

View a virtual tour of the project that aims to develop a new MetroRapid line running for 7.6 miles on I-10 West in this Inner Katy Corridor area, including stations at Shepard/Durnam and Studemont.

  • Learn more about the Inner Katy Corridor project and submit your comments here.

Deadline to provide feedback on I-10 from Heights Blvd to I-45

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TxDOT is proposing a project to elevate the existing main lanes along I-10 from Heights Blvd to I-45, above the White Oak Bayou floodplain. You can view a narrated virtual presentation and more information here.

View more info here: English notice and Spanish notice.

The deadline to submit public comment is Aug 26th.

ALMAAHH Call For Latinx Art

Advocates of a Latino Museum of Cultural and Visual Arts & Archive Complex in Houston, Harris County (ALMAAHH) is a new organization dedicated to the creation of a Houston-area cultural and visual arts complex that will showcase, preserve, and expand Latino arts. For more information and registry view here

  • Submission deadline: September 3rd

Art League Houston

Registration for Flexible Access' Fall school quarter, is now open. The new initiative focuses on accessible art courses for students 17 and up through a pay-what-you-can model. To register or access more information visit https://www.artleaguehouston.org/flexible-access or call 713-523-9530. See the flyer here.

When: Mon, Sep 12- Nov 7th

Where: Art League Houston

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Register Now For The 9/11 Heroes Run

Registration for the Houston 9/11 Heroes Run is now open! Come out to support an honor all of our heroes, as well as the nation's heroes, who have and continue to make the difference in our communities. Register here.

When: Sat, Aug 10th, 8:00am

Where: City Hall, 901 Bagby St

Protect Yourself and Others From COVID

Houston's latest 14-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 28.2% which is a decreasing trend from last week. However, Houston's CDC COVID-19 Community Level remains HIGH. The following is still recommended:

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Houston Police Department

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The first annual Hiring Expo presents the opportunity join HPD and be an important part of a group of special people who protect the most diverse city in the world. 

When: Sat, Aug 27, 10:00am-2:00pm

Where: Discovery Green

To stay up to date with any events or findings in the Houston area involving the HPD you may find information on the HPD Facebook page.

BARC Services

BARC's Wellness Center offers low-cost vaccines, microchips, dewormer, and heartworm and flea prevention, for both dogs and cats. For more information visit: https://www.houstontx.gov/barc/

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Virtual City Council Meetings
24/7 Domestic Violence Hotline: (713) 528-2121
Receive Bilingual Updates For Houston Neighborhoods

Need Additional Resources?

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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!          

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