Hello District K Friends!

As we step into March, let's shine a spotlight on Women's History Month! This is our chance to celebrate the incredible women who've shaped history and continue to make waves throughout our community today.

From fearless leaders to unsung heroes, women have always been at the forefront of positive change. Their resilience, passion, and unwavering spirit inspire us all to dream big and strive for greatness.

Let's take a moment to honor the women who've paved the way for progress and recognize the amazing women right here in our district who are making a difference every single day.

Whether it's through leadership, entrepreneurship, or simply lending a helping hand, their impact is immeasurable. Together, let's continue to lift each other up, support one

another, and create a more inclusive world for everyone. I am honored to be one of the 10 women serving on Houston City Council.

So here's to the women who inspire us, empower us, and show us what's possible. Happy Women's History Month, everyone!

Thank you for all that you do to make District K a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

In service,


Groundbreaking Ceremony at

Brays Oaks Crossing

Some exciting news for District K. Alongside Brays Oaks Management District officials, District K community members and staff we celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for our district's very first Starbucks!

As we continue to prioritize economic development in our community, this milestone marks a significant step forward. We're thrilled to see the Brays Oaks Crossing commercial site expanding and look forward to welcoming even more businesses to the area.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on March 4th at 10890 South Sam Houston Pkwy West, right at West Airport Blvd. This prime location, already home to a McDonald's, is set to become a bustling hub for dining and shopping.

But wait, there's more! The developer is hard at work to bring additional restaurants and retail businesses to the 9.5-acre tract, making this intersection a vibrant gateway between southwest Houston and Sugar Land. The property will feature a Tesla e-vehicle charging station, adding a modern touch to our growing community.

The journey ahead is bright, and we're thrilled to embark on it together.

#DistrictK #EconomicDevelopment #Infrastructure

Join Us for a Conversation with

HPD Chief Troy Finner

Mark your calendars for March 14th at 7pm because something exciting is happening! Super Neighborhood #41 & Quail Run are teaming up to host a "Conversation with HPD Chief Troy Finner," and you're invited!

This event is part 2 of our Town Hall Forum series, focused on building safer neighborhoods together. It's a special follow-up meeting tailored specifically for Fort Bend Houston residents.


  • Location:
  • Quail Run Community Center
  • 16748 Quail Park Drive
  • Missouri City, TX 77489

Join us for an important Community/Law Enforcement Dialogue. Let's come together to discuss ways to strengthen our community and collaborate with law enforcement for a safer, brighter future.

#DistrictK #Ft.BendHouston #Safety

A Few Parking Rules & Regulations

Let's take a moment to refresh ourselves on some important parking rules and regulations to ensure we're all being mindful of our parking habits. Remember, blocking sidewalks and parking within 20 feet of crosswalks or intersections are some common violations that can result in citations from Park Houston.

The graphic above lists more violations to be aware of. Let's do our part to keep our streets safe and accessible for everyone.

#DistrictK #Knowparking #CommunitySafety

Celebrating Women's History Month:

Honoring Trailblazers

I had the immense pleasure of honoring five remarkable women who were recognized as Trailblazers during the Black History Celebration by the Houston Black Fire Fighter Association. These incredible women made "Her-Story" when they joined the Houston Fire Department as part of the Class of 1993. Back then, they were the only African American female firefighters in the entire Houston area!

Fast forward to today, out of the 3,626 firefighters in Houston, we have 580 African Americans, and among them, 34 are African American females. Let's take a moment to

congratulate these phenomenal public safety Trailblazers for their outstanding contributions and dedication to serving our community. They truly embody the spirit of resilience, courage, and excellence.

#RobinAllen #MariaJordan #AnnetteThomas #GeralynnSemien #RobynWaller

Housing and Community Development

Spring Community Meetings

The City of Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) is gearing up to host their Spring 2024 Community Meetings, and they want you to be a part of it.

There are in-person and virtual meetings, so you can choose the option that suits you best. These meetings are an excellent opportunity for community members and stakeholders. Every year, HCD receives approximately $50 million in federal grants to assist families with:

Here's what you can expect:

  • Overview of HCD's anticipated budget
  • Discussion on services offered, including:
  • Affordable housing
  • Supportive services
  • Public improvements and infrastructure
  • Open house (in-person meeting only)
  • Small group discussions
  • Interactive polls or activities
  • Public comment on the Draft 2024 Annual Action Plan



Thursday, March 28, 2024 - 6pm - 8pm

Magnolia Multi-Service Center

7037 Capitol St., Houston, Texas 77011


Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 3pm

English: https://bit.ly/2024SPH

Spanish: https://bit.ly/2024SPH-Spanish

For additional information or to request special accommodations for the live virtual meetings (interpreter or other), contact Ashley Lawson at (832) 394-5438 or [email protected].

For specific questions or concerns about fair housing or landlord/tenant relations, please contact Yolanda Guess-Jeffries at (832) 394-6200 ext. 1.

Traffic Signal Construction at Fire Station #80

A quick heads up for Fort Bend Residents! A traffic signal is being constructed at Fire Station #80. Please exercise caution while traveling through the area near 16111 Chimney Rock Road during this time. The construction is expected to be completed by mid-July. If you have any concerns or need assistance, feel free to reach out to your District K office at 832-393-3016 or email us at [email protected].

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work to enhance safety in our community.

#DistrictK #FortBendHouston

Spellman Detention Basin

This project is aimed at minimizing future flood losses and enhancing community resilience. This initiative aligns with disaster relief, long-term recovery, and infrastructure restoration priorities outlined by City Council and HUD-approved Disaster Recovery Action Plans.

Houston Public Works is inviting you to a Virtual Community Meeting about the Spellman Detention Basin project to discuss construction preparation and learn more about this project.

Stick around after the presentation for a live Q&A session. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors – everyone's input is valuable!

Feel free to send any questions or comments before the meeting to [email protected] or post them on EngageHouston.org

We look forward to your participation and valuable insights!

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 5:30 PM. 

Monthly Lunch and Learn:

Property Taxes in Harris County

Ready to dive into the world of property taxes? HCD's Communications and Outreach Division is hosting this month’s Lunch and Learn series. This month, the Harris County Tax Office will be leading a discussion on property taxes and providing helpful resources for property owners in Harris County.

The presentation will delve into the services offered by the Harris County Tax Office including Property Tax, Auto Services, Voter Registration, and Volunteer Deputy Voter Registrar training. Additionally, our speaker will share details on how property taxes are calculated and upcoming property tax workshops.

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024 - 11am - 12 noon

Where: Online

Click here to register:

Apply Now: Fort Bend County

Summer Youth Employment Program

Fort Bend County is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Summer Youth Employment Program (YEP). If you're between 16 and 21 years old, this is your chance to gain valuable work experience and skills during the summer months.

Here's what you need to


Application Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2024

Since 2019, the YEP has provided employment opportunities for nearly 1,000 young adults, offering a wide range of opportunities tailored to various skill sets. From building

teamwork to time management, this program aims to equip youth with the skills and training needed to succeed in their future careers. Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to develop essential skills, gain valuable work

experience, and access resources to kickstart your professional journey.

Please click this link to apply.

Once you complete this form, a member of our Human Resources team will contact you to continue the process.

Community Meeting:

West Fuqua Intersection and Sidewalk

Houston Public Works will host a Virtual Community Meeting for the West Fuqua project on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 5:30 PM. Join us as we discuss how to prepare for construction. There will be a live question and answer session at the end of the presentation. Please tell your friends and neighbors to join! Any questions and/or comments prior to this meeting can be emailed to [email protected].

 or posted on Engagehouston.org.

Positive Interaction Program

The Chief's Citywide P.I.P. Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 7:00 pm. This month's presentation topic is: Houston Transtar "It's Only a White Line"

Every minute you're stopped on the freeway, you risk being seriously injured or killed. It’s Only a White Line warns drivers against relying on a stripe of white paint to protect them from fast-moving traffic and teaches motorists to get off the freeway quickly and safely after experiencing car trouble.

Where: 1602 State St. Houston, Tx 77007

When: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 7:00 pm.

The meeting will also be streamed live with sign language interpretation

on HPD’s YouTube channel: youtube.com/houstonpolice

For more information contact:

Officer James Sabota: 713.308.9079 or [email protected]

 #CommunityFirst #DistrictK

Summer Internships: Invest in Your Future

Ready to kickstart your career journey? We've got exciting opportunities available through our Summer Job Program!

Here's what you need to know:

  • Duration: Eight-week internship from June 10th to August 1st
  • Benefits: Gain valuable work experience while learning about and engaging in your local government.

  • Qualifications:

  • Ages 16-24
  • Eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Reside within the City of Houston
  • Available to work 32 hours per week for 8 weeks
  • Pay rate: $10.00 per hour

Scan the QR code to apply now! https://www.governmentjobs.com

Don't miss out on this chance to invest in your future. Apply today and seize the opportunity to grow and learn with us!

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