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Tacos del Julio

2020-06-26T14:46:21-05:00June 26th, 2020|Business, Business Spotlight|

Necessity is the mother of invention, no less in a restaurant kitchen than anywhere else. So Violeta Villarreal found out in 2001 when she opened Tacos del Julio, the first American outpost of a Monterrey-based chain specializing in the fare of northern Mexico. Back home, their specialty was tacos al trompo -- pastor-style pork cooked [...]

County renews Community Protection Plan in management districts

2020-06-26T14:16:57-05:00June 26th, 2020|Community|

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan will continue the fight to improve and protect neighborhoods. Ryan this week won approval from the Harris County Commissioners Court to continue his Community Protection Program with six management districts: East Aldine Management District, International Management District, North Houston Management District, Southwest Management District, Harris County Improvement District Number 5 [...]

COVID-19 Threat Level Elevated

2020-06-26T14:40:43-05:00June 26th, 2020|Community, Public Safety|

Dear Friends and Neighbors, We cannot wait any longer -- the time to act is now. We have arrived at the precipice of a public health disaster. Area hospitals have reached their full ICU base capacity and are now relying on surge space to treat patients. The number of daily cases and hospitalizations have also [...]

Take me out to the ball game…

2020-06-25T15:27:14-05:00June 25th, 2020|Community|

With a pandemic-shortened Major League Baseball season finally about to start, we thought it might be a good time to revisit some Spring Branch baseball history… Back in the ‘70s and ‘80s, the Spring Woods Tigers were a diamond juggernaut. You get a sense of the fear they inspired in their opponents from an online [...]

A Tantalizing Taste of Honduras

2020-06-25T12:21:24-05:00June 25th, 2020|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry Situated in an inconspicuous center, Mi Bella Honduran Restaurant is a favorite of Houstonians craving a taste of home, as well as those looking for international cuisine in Spring Branch. For those of us accustomed to Mexican or Tex-Mex dishes, Honduran food is a definite change of pace. Come hungry, because this [...]

SBA: Virtual Business Meetup & More, June 19

2020-06-19T07:51:47-05:00June 19th, 2020|Business|

Meetup for Houston Small Businesses Network with representatives from SBA, SCORE, Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, and PeopleFund in small break-out sessions.  Learn about each organization and how they can help to start or grow your business.  Sessions will be informative and allow you to ask your business questions! Friday, June 19th, 9:00am-11:00am [...]