District H News
Kick off a Healthy New Year this Saturday
Don't miss Council Member Karla Cisneros' Health & Resource Fair in the Second Ward this Saturday. Free health screenings, Houston Food Bank food distribution, free vaccinations for children, diabetes prevention, Zumba sessions, and much more. View the flyer in English here or en espanol aqui.
When: Saturday, January 26th, 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Ripley House, 4410 Navigation
Free CNC Machinist Training
TXRX in the 2nd Ward is offering a free Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tools training program for youth ages 16-24 and unemployed/underemployed adults age 18+. This program involves running manual and CNC mills and lathes. Start date is January 28th. Send an email here for more info.
Near Northside Health Summit
Learn more about health initiatives in the Near Northside and their impact on the community by attending Avenue's community health summit. Material to be covered includes: ongoing health initiatives in the Near Northside, upcoming plans, community efforts, and how residents and partners can participate and stay connected.
When: 1/26/19, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St.
Volunteers Needed at Sherman Elementary
Sherman Elementary will be hosting College Reader’s Conference Program on Thursday, January 31st, from 8-9 am. They are seeking volunteers to read to the students, share college experiences, and engage them in conversation. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email here.
Aid for Repair of Homes Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
The City has recently received $1.17 billion for housing recovery through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State of Texas General Land Office. If your home was impacted by Hurricane Harvey and you need help, visit this website to take the survey.
Join Metro At Open House Near You
METRO is coming back to the public to share the draft long-range transportation plan designed with
your input. Find an open house near you by visiting this website.
Hispanic & Latino Students: Scholarship Deadline Feb. 1st
The Hispanic Health Coalition raises and distributes scholarship funds for Hispanic students interested in careers in health care. Deadline to apply is Feb. 1st. Visit this website for more info.
Early Voting Underway: Texas House Dist. 145
A special election date has been announced for January 29th to fill the Texas House of Representatives District 145 seat recently vacated by former Rep. Carol Alvarado. Early voting is currently underway. Visit this website for a list of polling locations and hours. Para espanol, contactenos al 832-393-3003
January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month
Free Seminar + Training
  • Learn more about human trafficking, ways to protect your family and what key community partners are doing to combat human trafficking. All are invited. RSVP here in advance.
  • When: 1/31/19, 11:30 am - 1 pm (Seminar); 1:30 pm - 4 pm (Training)
  • Where: 3001 Main St.

Human Trafficking 101
  • Join United Against Human Trafficking at A 2nd Cup for a free presentation outlining the different forms of human trafficking, how to recognize red flags, and resources to help potential victims. Visit this website for more info.
  • When: 1/30/19, 7 pm
  • Where: A 2nd Cup, 1111 E 11th St.
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!