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Sunday Streets Brings Out Hundreds of Spring Branch Residents

By | 2017-04-25T10:58:35+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Community, Spring Branch Living|

On Sunday afternoon, police cars blocked off a stretch of Gessner Road between Tiger Trail and Kempwood for the latest edition of Cigna Sunday Streets, a special event produced by the mayor’s office and a favorite for neighborhoods around the city. With the streets closed to automobile traffic, hundreds of Spring Branch pedestrians, bicyclists, and rollerskaters came [...]

Flag Retirement Ceremony Honors Military Veterans

By | 2017-03-29T11:42:51+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Community|

On Saturday, dozens of men, women, and children holding tattered and torn American flags lined up outside VFW Post 8790 in Spring Branch. As a military honor guard looked on and a bugler played taps, they stepped one by one up to a smoking barrel and tossed their flags into the flames. Many had tears in [...]

New Bar Brings American Craft Beer to Spring Branch

By | 2017-03-16T10:35:33+00:00 March 14th, 2017|Business, Business Spotlight|

Kyle Pierson Kyle Pierson had a problem. The restaurant industry veteran and bar manager at Montrose favorite Hay Merchant, couldn’t find a craft beer bar near where he lived in Spring Branch. “At Hay Merchant, we would get so many people from Spring Branch, from the Energy Corridor, from Katy,” Pierson said. “They were driving [...]

My Spring Branch: Alex Diaz, Top Tech Experts

By | 2017-03-06T12:50:59+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Business, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Alex Diaz is the co-owner, with Chris Grollitsch, of Top Tech Experts, a computer sales and repair shop. When did you start the business? In 2008. We started as a home business, reselling old computers that we got from big corporations. Before I knew it, I had computers stacked up all over the living room. [...]

Remembering Major Dwight Burton

By | 2017-03-03T09:53:39+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Community, Public Safety, Uncategorized|

The Spring Branch Management District lost a beloved member of its team last week when Major Dwight Burton of S.E.A.L. Security Solutions died at the age of 52. Burton led the S.E.A.L. team, which has provided enhanced public safety services to the Spring Branch area for the past two years. A military veteran and a [...]

My Spring Branch: Mary White

By | 2017-01-18T10:12:25+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Community, My Spring Branch, Uncategorized|

Mary White is the director of the East Spring Branch Food Pantry on the campus of Holy Cross Lutheran Church. When was the pantry founded? It was started in 1972 as a special program to serve families for Thanksgiving, and then it evolved into a pantry. Then two years ago we raised over $150,000 and [...]

Spring Branch Welcomes First Work of Public Art

By | 2017-01-16T10:23:57+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Community, Projects, Uncategorized|

Around 9 p.m. one December evening in downtown Houston, a work crew lifted an enormous steel sculpture—16 feet high and 30 feet wide—into the bed of an 18-wheeler. The sculpture, an angular abstract work called “High Plains Drifter,” was then driven about 15 minutes down I-10 to its new home: Agnes Moffitt Park. “High Plains Drifter” has [...]