District H News
District H Town Hall Recording Now Available Online
A recording of the District H Town Hall, including discussions of both Redistricting as well as the District's Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), is now available to view online here. As a reminder, the public can attend any Town Hall meeting, a list of which can be viewed on the Redistricting website here. Residents who cannot attend the meetings in person may choose to attend a virtual meeting on May 25th at 6pm.
Houston is First City to Adopt Children's Bill of Rights in Sports
The Mayor’s Office of Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence (MOHT&DV) announced the City of Houston's adoption of the Children’s Bill of Rights in Sports. This initiative builds healthy children and communities through sports, by working with local organizations on the positive physical and mental health benefits needed for young people to thrive and learn. Organizations may be eligible for grant funds to implement new programs and services. See the media release here.
Last Call: TechConnect Summer Internship
After a successful interview day on April 30th, there are a only a couple open positions remaining in the TechConnect Summer Internship. Interested youth, aged 16-24, should submit an application here as soon as possible. The internship also meets Federal Work-Study requirements for Eligible HCC students. Learn all about TechConnect here.
Musical Performance at TBH Center
Loop38 will present a concert of works showcasing the variety and diversity of "American Landscapes" at MECA at TBH Center in Second Ward. In its exploration of voices, Loop38 is presenting music by composers from Massachusetts, Ontario, Washington D.C., Missouri, and Rio de Janeiro. Learn more here.
When: TONIGHT Thurs, May 5th, 7pm
Where: TBH Center, 333 S Jensen Dr
East End Street Festival this Saturday
The 2022 East End Street Fest is a celebration of art, music and heritage in East End Houston. Come and enjoy performances by various Mexican and Chicano artists during Cinco de Mayo week. There will be dance performances, kids activities, and a car show. Admission is free! Follow this link for more details.
When: Sat, May 7th, 12-6pm
Where: 2600 Navigation Blvd
Free Mental Health Resources for District H Communities
A new kind of mental health resource is available in the District H communities of Independence Heights and Northline. Community Learning Circles equip community members with tools and training to support each other, strengthening community health and resiliency. Find more details and register here.
When: TONIGHT Thurs, May 5th, 6-9pm
Where: Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2102 South St
Bicycle Scavenger Hunt in Near Northside
The Lindale Park Civic Club invites all to a bicycle scavenger hunt in the Near Northside Community to benefit HFD Stations 12 and 30. Come enjoy a ride through the neighborhood and see how many of our hidden spots you are able to find! There will be awards for the winners from experts to beginners. Register for the ride here.
When: Sat, Apr 30th, 10am-1pm
Where: Moody Park, 3725 Fulton
Volunteer Fair for High School Students
Leonel Castillo Community Center will be hosting a Volunteer Fair for high school students who are looking to connect with agencies and organizations that need volunteers for the summer. This event will be held outdoors and snacks will be provided as well as other fun activities.
When: Sat, May 14th, 3-7pm
Where: Leonel Castillo Community Center, 2101 South St
New Mini Mural Coming to Bonita Gardens
Artist Caroline Truong has used community input to update the design for the Bonita Gardens Mini Mural that will be located at the corner of Bennington and Hirsch. Installation will begin soon! Learn more about all the Mini Mural projects in District H here.

Cinco de Mayo at Miller Outdoor Theater
Miller Outdoor Theater is hosting Jarabe Mexicano in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Jarabe Mexicano performs a combination of Mexican Folk music, Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. The performance is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
When: Fri, May 6th at 8:15am
Where: Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr
Water Works Festival on Saturday
Houston Public Works is celebrating the 27th Annual Water Works Festival this Saturday. The free festival is a celebration of all the ways water impacts our lives. There will be family-friendly activities, raffles, giveaways and more! Details here.
When: Sat, May 7th, 10am-2pm
Where: Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Ln
ActivatION Festival Block Party
The Ion will host a community celebration of Houston's vibrant culture, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation ecosystem. Free to attend and open to the public, the Block Party will feature a host of family-friendly activities, including games, hands-on demonstrations, live music, and food trucks. More info here!
When: Fri, May 13th, 5:30-9pm
Where: The Ion, 4201 Main St
Hire Houston Youth Job Fair
The City's Hire Houston Youth initiative has positions available in the Public, Private, and Philanthropic sectors. Youth, ages 16-24, can register, view, and apply for summer jobs online. Additionally, young people can attend an upcoming Hire Houston Youth Job Fair that features on-the-spot hiring.
When: Sat, May 14th, 10am-12pm
Where: Acres Homes MSC, 6719 W. Montgomery Rd
HPD Resource: Protect Against Catalytic Converter Theft
Catalytic converter thefts are up 150% from this time last year. The Houston Police Department encourages you to view a video by HPD Auto Theft Crime Task Force for tips on how to avoid becoming a victim of catalytic converter theft. Read about the new ordinance that Council passed to help deter theft here.
Report an Animal Bite to BARC
According to the State Health and Safety Code (Chapter 8-26), every animal bite must be reported to authorities. To report an animal bite of any kind, please call 311. Declaring dangerous, nuisance, and aggressive dogs can also be done through BARC. Find more information about BARC Animal Enforcement, visit their site 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!