District H News
Hurricane Season
Now is the time to prepare for this year's hurricane season (June 1st-Nov 30th). Make an emergency plan, know your evacuation zone, recognize warnings and alerts, review your important documents, strengthen your home, get tech ready, and gather your supplies.
Learn more about hurricane preparedness on the City's Office of Emergency Management website here.
If you have a disability and need additional help during an emergency, make sure you are registered for the State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR Program).
City Council Approves FY'23 Budget
The City's $5.7 billon budget prioritizes public safety, city services and infrastructure. It includes across-the-board employee pay raises, operating expenses for new facilities, and a healthy budget stabilization fund to protect the city's finances from economic uncertainties. See media release here.
Register for Free Pet Health Services
The Empty Shelter Project is committed to providing FREE spay/neuter, microchipping, and vaccination services to underserved neighborhoods. The upcoming event will serve pet owners in the following zip codes:
77020, 77011, 77026, 77009, 77002, & 77029.
Click here to view the flyer.
Appointments are required; No walk-ups will be seen.
When: Sat, June 18th, Appointment times vary
Where: YET Center at Finnigan Park in Greater Fifth Ward, 4900 Providence St
Day of Care at M.D. Anderson YMCA
In preparation for summer, M.D. Anderson YMCA invites community members to help enhance the spaces around the facility's exterior. Volunteers will be needed to help with projects such as power washing, debris removal, mulching and more. Sign up to volunteer here.
When: Sat, June 4th, 8am-11pm
Where: M.D. Anderson YMCA, 705 Cavalcade
Wesley Community Center Open House
Stop by Wesley's Open House this 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
MKT Bridge Reopens
MKT Bridge is now open to the public! The bridge is an essential component of the trail system and White Oak Bayou Greenway. Construction continues on the MKT Trail Spur Connector located northwest of MKT Bridge. When complete, this project will connect White Oak Bayou Greenway to the MKT Trail through greenspace along the north side of White Oak Bayou. 
Vaccines and Boosters Can Prevent A COVID Surge
The City's positivity rate has increased to 11%. Protect your loved ones by getting your vaccination and boosters. Vaccinations and boosters at health department sites are free and do not require insurance or proof of residency. For information on locations and schedules, visit HoustonHealth.org
or call 832-393-4220.
The 33rd Annual Accordion Kings & Queens
Miller Outdoor Theater and Texas Folklife are presenting the 33rd annual Accordion Kings & Queens this Saturday. Come out for an evening of roots music, featuring the top Texas accordion-fronted music genres. The concert is free and open to the public.
When: Sat, Jun 4th at 7pm
Where: Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr
Learn About the City's Matching Grant Program
The Department of Neighborhoods is hosting two meetings to inform the public about Matching Grants. The sessions will cover qualifying projects, application requirements, and procurement process. Click here for the full flyer.
When: Thurs, June 9th & Thurs, June 23rd, 6-7pm
Where: Council Chambers, 900 Bagby
Irvington Blvd Safety Survey
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.
Houston Police Department & HISD Keep Kids Safe
For more than 30 years, Houston Police Department has partnered with Houston Independent School District and Houston Ministers Against Crime to help keep students safe with "Project Safe Start." School campus police, area ministers, HPD's Police and Clergy Alliance (PACA), and HPD officers are teaming up to provide additional security for students and teachers as they wind down the school year.
National Pet Preparedness Month
The start of Hurricane Season coincides with National Pet Preparedness Month. Pets should be included in your family's emergency plan. Learn pet preparedness tips on BARC's Facebook page here.
Additionally, the Houston Humane Society is offering $75 Hurricane Preparedness packages to help pet owners keep their pets safe this season. Schedule an appointment here.
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!