February 8, 2021
Proposed Tax Credit Apartments Virtual Meeting
In response to questions we received about the proposed tax credit senior apartments, Laurel Terrace (1041 Conrad Sauer), Representative Lacey Hull and I are hosting a virtual meeting on Wednesday, February 10th at 6:00 PM. This is your chance to speak to the developer, ask questions, and provide your feedback!
Laurel Terrace Proposed Tax Credit Senior Apartments Virtual Meeting
Wednesday, February 10th
6:00 PM
Join by computer (you do not need Teams to join): https://bit.ly/3oMLKKs
Or call in (audio only)
+1 936-755-1521
Phone Conference ID: 198 475 441#
HPD’s Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meetings

The Houston Police Department hosts monthly Positive Interaction Program (PIP) Meetings with the community featuring speakers about HPD operations and allowing for you to interact with the command staff in each division.  If you are experiencing an issue with crime in your neighborhood or any other issues related to HPD, this is a great place to address those concerns!

Cooperation between the Houston Police Department and the citizens is imperative in the reduction of crime and enhancing the overall quality of life in their neighborhoods.

PIP meetings are convenient to attend, and they are being held virtually now!  Please join us! Find your Division and send an email to get a link to the meeting.

Northwest Division
3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
Contact: Christopher.Engelhardt@houstontx.gov
832-394-0100

North Division
3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM
Contact: Nicole.Carter@houstontx.gov
832-394-3884

North Belt Division (Willowbrook)
3rd Thursday of each month at 12:00 PM
Contact: Harlyn.Montealegre-Cerrato@HoustonPolice.Org

Langwood Park Revitalization Meeting
Improvements are being made to Langwood Park! Join us for a virtual meeting to share you thoughts about this park!

Langwood Park Virtual Meeting
Thursday, February 25, 2021
6:00 PM

To participate by calling in:
Dial 346-248-7799 and enter Meeting ID 986 9267 7304 when prompted.
To participate through a device with a screen, like a computer, tablet or smartphone:
https://zoom.us/j/98692677304

This meeting will be offered in Spanish, but you will need to participate through your computer to hear the translation. To download the most current version of Zoom, visit www.zoom.us

If you cannot make the listening session, a survey will be shared after the community listening session and placed on the 50/50 Park Partners webpage, here: houston5050parkpartners.com under “Upcoming Community Listening Sessions.”

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the District A Office at districta@houstontx.gov or 832-393-3010 or email info@houstonparksboard.org.

Shadow Oaks Elementary Median Construction
Construction began on Westview by Shadow Oaks Elementary to open the median to allow school buses to turn east out of the school safely! Construction will coordinate with the school to minimize issues. Please allow 3 weeks for construction.
Sidewalk Construction at
Hammerly and Ridgecrest
The wheelchair ramp and sidewalk will be replaced at the northwest corner of Hammerly and Ridgecrest. Construction will begin on February 16th and will take about 4 days.
Watson Explosion Update
One year after the explosion
COVID Vaccine Waitlist for Harris County

Updated COVID Vaccine Information

Houston is administering its limited supply of COVID-19 vaccines to those who fall under 1A or 1B according to the guidelines by the State of Texas.  The City’s first drive through vaccine location is in District A at Delmar Stadium!  You need an appointment at this location.  Here are some frequently asked questions that we received in the District A Office:

How can I find out when more appointments open up?

  • Sign up for AlertHouston at https://houstonemergency.org/alerts/ 
  • Sign up for CitizensNet emails. Make sure that you select “Health” as one of the emails you would like to receive.
  • Follow the Health Department on Twitter and Facebook.
    • If you follow on Twitter, make sure you click on the notification icon so that you can see the tweets immediately as more information is sent.  

When should I get my second dose of the Moderna vaccine (currently given by the City)?
The second dose recommended 28 days after the first dose. Updated guidance from CDC says it should be administered as close as possible to the recommended interval but can be scheduled up to 42 days after the first dose.

Do I need to call or go online to schedule an appointment for my second dose?
No. If you received a COVID-19 vaccine from the Houston Health Department, they will contact you to provide information about where to schedule your second dose within the appropriate timeframe. Please check voicemails, text messages and emails frequently for information.  The Health Department’s number on the caller ID might say “unavailable” or be a series of zeros. 

If you don’t hear from the department within 48 hours before the second dose is recommended, please contact the COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220.

If your contact information has changed, please alert the call center.

Do I have to get a second vaccine?
Yes!

Do I have to live in Houston to get vaccinated by the Houston Health Department?

No. The Houston Health Department does not deny COVID-19 services based on residency.

Why are more vaccines not being given out? 
The City of Houston Health Department is administering the vaccine as quickly as it is being received.  This program is administered by the State of Texas, but they are also limited in the number of vaccines they are given to distribute throughout the state.

Are there other places I can get a vaccine?
Yes, but supplies are limited everywhere. Visit the Texas COVID-19 Vaccine Provider Location Map.  Make sure that you call ahead to see if the supply is available.  As vaccine availability increases and more people become eligible, people will be able to get vaccinated at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals and other “usual” sites.

Where can I get more information?
Visit https://houstonemergency.org/covid-19-vaccines/ for more information. Please contact your doctor with additional questions.

January Events
Highlighting just a few of the community events from last month.
Neighborhood litter clean up in Carverdale! Thanks to Vice Mayor Pro Tem Martha Castex-Tatum for arranging these clean up events city-wide, Council Member Sallie Alcorn for helping us clean up, and the Solid Waste Department employees!
Meeting with all of the management districts that are in District A to discuss how businesses are doing, crime, creative solutions to solving homelessness crisis, and many more topics.
Attending the ceremony naming HPD’s new helicopter in honor of Jason Knox.
With Council Members Mike Knox and Sallie Alcorn.