District H News
Celebrate Memorial Day Safely
Council Member Cisneros honors the men and women who have died in service to our Nation and encourages safe celebrations during the long weekend. The Houston Fire Department has a list of Memorial Day Safety Tips that can be accessed here. The tips include safe grilling, avoiding heat-related emergencies, and pool and water safety. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!
Important Update on City Pool Openings
Due to a continued shortage of trained lifeguards, Houston Parks and Recreation will be opening pools on a reduced schedule. At this time, Moody Aquatic Center is the only pool in District H that will open, starting Sunday, May 29th. Moody Aquatic Center will operate on a modified schedule, which can be reviewed here. As more Lifeguards are hired and processed, addition swim days may be added to the schedule. Click here for a map of all City pools in operation this summer.

While not open for public swimming, Independence Heights Aquatic Center will host a free series of water safety and learn to swim classes for ages 5 and up. Classes will meet Tues-Fri for 2-week sessions. Online registration opens May 30 for the first session. Learn more here (2nd page).
Super Neighborhood Alliance Resources for Redistricting
The Super Neighborhood Alliance has created a summary of helpful information and suggestions to help deliver impactful statements during public meetings during the redistricting process. View the document here. The initial Town Hall meetings have now concluded but there will be additional public hearings in July, after the proposed redistricting maps have been released. Check out the full redistricting timeline and other important details at www.letstalkhouston.org/redistricting.
Let's Talk: Community Mental Health Wellness Event
Ebenezer United Methodist Church is hosting a Community Mental Health Wellness event that is free and open to the community. The event will have mental health wellness workshops, resources, food trucks, yoga, and family activities View the full flyer here.
When: Sat, May 28th, 10am-2pm
Where: Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 7312 N. Main 
Art in the Heart Grand Opening this Saturday
Art in the Heart is hosting a Grand Opening celebration for their art studio in Eastex-Jensen on Saturday, May 28th. The event will feature cotton candy, popcorn, face painting, and caricatures. There will also be COVID vaccinations available; no ID required.
When: Sat, May 28th, 11am-3pm
Where: 8321 Jensen Dr
Tree Giveaway in Near Northside
Trees for Houston will be giving away free native trees this Saturday at White Oak Music Hall in the Near Northside. Tree species include American Beautyberry, American Fringe Tree, Buttonbush, Green Ash, Swamp Chestnut Oak, and Sweetgum.
When: Sat, May 28th, 9am-11am (while supplies last)
Where: White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St
Wesley Community Center Open House
Wesley Community Center is hosting an Open House on Saturday, June 4th. The event will feature grocery giveaways, COVID vaccines, raffles, and activities. The Open House is free and open to the entire community.
When: Sat, June 4th, 9am-12pm
Where: Wesley Community Center, 1410 Lee St
Provide Input on Irvington Blvd Safety
The City's Planning & Development Department is looking for community input regarding traffic safety concerns on Irvington Blvd, between 610 and Hardy Toll Road. Please visit the project website here to access the safety survey and comment section.
Free COVID Boosters for Ages 5-11 Now Available
All children ages 5 to 11 can now receive a free booster shot at all Houston Health Department vaccination sites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children in this age group receive a booster shot five months after their initial vaccination series. Vaccination at health department sites is free and does not require insurance or proof of residency. For information on locations and schedules, visit HoustonHealth.org or call 832-393-4220.
New Affordable Art Courses through Art League Houston
Art League Houston introduces Flexible Access, a new program area of pay-what-you-can community based art courses for students 17 and up. This summer, there will be two Flexible Access classes: Painting with Fabric and Intro to Acrylic Painting. To view additional details and class schedules, click here.
"Click It or Ticket" Campaign Saves Lives
TxDOT's "Click It or Ticket" campaign marked its 20th anniversary earlier this month; it's estimated that 7,000 lives have been saved by the initiative. The Houston Police Department reminds motorists to buckle up this holiday weekend.
Keep Outdoor Dogs Safe this Summer
Summer storms and extreme heat pose serious threats to outdoor pets. BARC reminds owners: if it's not safe for you, it's not safe for them! The Safe Outdoor Dogs Act went into effect earlier this year and bans the use of chain-tethers and requires pet owners to provide outdoor pets with adequate shelter that offers protection from inclement weather. Learn more about the Texas State law 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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