District H News
Happy 4th of July!
Council Member Cisneros wishes you a safe and happy Independence Day. There are several events and celebrations in District H and across the city. If you are outdoors, be sure to stay hydrated and spend time in the shade during the hottest part of the day. Additionally, please remember that it is illegal to discharge fireworks in the City of Houston, and it will be extra dangerous to do so this year due to the drought conditions.

Please note that all City Offices, including District H, will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of the holiday.
Montie Beach's 4th of July Bike Parade
When: Monday, July 4th at 9am
Where: Montie Beach Park, 915 Northwood St
View flyer here.

Lindale Park's Annual 4th of July Parade
When: Monday, July 4th at 10am
Where: Irvington Blvd, between Eleanor & Gale St
View flyer here.

Shell Freedom Over Texas: Houston's Official July 4th Celebration
When: Monday, July 4th, 4-10pm
Where: Eleanor Tinsley & Sam Houston Parks
View more details here.
Movie Night at The Houston Farmers Market
Enjoy a fun night with family and friends! Movie Night at the Houston Farmers Market this Sunday will feature the film The Sandlot. Bring your blanket or folding chair. Market restaurants will have grab-and-go foods, beer, wine and specialty cocktails to-go. Market vendors are extending shopping hours until 8:30 p.m.
When: Sun, July 3rd at 6pm
Where: 2520 Airline Dr
The 56 Airline / Montrose Bus Route gets a METRO BOOST
This week, METRO started improvements to the 56 Airline/Montrose route. Planned improvements include new bus shelters, improved sidewalks and access ramps , new pedestrian islands in the medians, and traffic signal improvements. These measures will increase accessibility, improve street crossing, and decrease travel time for bus riders. There may be minimal inconvenience along this route during construction. Learn more about METRO BOOST improvements to Route 56 on the METRO website here.
Enrollment Open for FREE Pre-K and Kindergarten
Leonel Castillo Early Childhood STEM Academy is now enrolling 3-5 year-olds in their full day Pre-K and Kindergarten programs. The campus is a community-based public school, in partnership with Harris County Precinct 2 that offers small classes, STEM instruction, social & emotional learning, free meals and more. Call 713-640-3740 for more information and to schedule a tour of the academy today. View flyer here.
COVID-19 Vaccine for Children: Availability and Choice
Children ages 6 months and older are now able to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Find nearby free vaccination sites at GetVaxxedHouston.org or by calling 832-393-4220.

The Houston Health Department has expanded COVID-19 vaccination options for children. Families can now opt for the Moderna vaccine for children ages 6 to 17 years old. The Moderna vaccine is administered in a two-dose series, with the second shot given a least four to eight weeks after the first.

Houston’s COVID-19 Community Level remains at HIGH. If you are experiencing symptoms, please get tested. Click here to find HHD-managed testing sites that are free and do not require insurance.
Hispanic Health Coalition Scholarships: Deadline Approaching
The Hispanic Health Coalition is offering three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to assist students of Hispanic/Latino heritage to obtain a college degree in the health professions field. Scholarship application deadline is July 15, 2022. Learn more and apply at https://hispanic-health.org/

HPD's Central PIP Meeting on July 5th
The July session of HPD Central's Positive Interaction Program (PIP) will discuss the 311 Houston Service Helpline, the consolidated call center that allows residents to receive information and report non-emergency concerns.
When: Tues, July 5th at 7pm
Where: 1602 State St
Concerned about the City's Stray Animals? BARC Needs You!
Houston-area shelters like BARC have seen a drop in adoptions and fosters. BARC had taken measures to address the rising stray population, including expanding spay/neuter services to the community. Want to help a shelter pet in need? BARC has many dogs, cats, and kittens in need of foster homes. If you are already an approved BARC foster you can email BARCFoster@houstontx.gov to get started. New fosters can apply online https://www.houstontx.gov/barc/foster_a_pet.html.
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!