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11 Days Remaining to Submit a 2019 LISC Small Grant Proposal!

2019-03-21T00:13:19-05:00March 21st, 2019|Community|

Houston LISC launched the 2019 cycle of small grants in January. LISC's small grants are tools to support resident-led initiatives, spark projects that advance the community's vision and build neighborhood capacity. These grants are made available through LISC's GO Neighborhoods initiative, a place-based and neighborhood-driven approach to comprehensive community development in Houston. These grants will [...]

City ArtWorks: Bringing Art Education to Thousands of Area Students

2019-03-19T22:14:26-05:00March 19th, 2019|Community, Education|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig What began as a grant-funded, after-school collaboration with the Contemporary Arts Museum-Houston is now a nonprofit organization bringing art education to more than 2,000 students annually at public, private, parochial schools throughout Houston and Harris County from offices and a studio in the Spring Branch District. City Artworks, located at 1330 [...]

A Wonderland of Tea and Coffee in Spring Branch

2019-03-15T19:54:01-05:00March 15th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry Wonderland, Spring Branch District’s new trendy tea and coffee shop, gives customers a modern, fantastical garden vibe to enjoy along with their beverage. The greenery of the store nicely reflects the woodsy environment of the surrounding Spring Branch neighborhood. Wonderland’s soft opening period is coming to a close, and their grand opening [...]

Community Attends Public Meeting on ‘7 Projects to Follow’ in the Spring Branch District

2019-03-14T19:13:47-05:00March 14th, 2019|Community, Projects|

With opening comments by Board Chair Patricia Maddox, the Spring Branch District recently hosted its first community meeting about 7 Projects to Follow in the area in the near future. The public meeting, held at Karbach Brewery, was well-attended by area residents and business owners who were able to view and interact with maps and [...]

Entrepreneurial Sisters Open Gym in Spring Branch

2019-03-13T22:23:15-05:00March 13th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

Christina Autry Yoga Athletex, sitting directly above the Houston Skyline Juniors volleyball gym in Spring Branch, has a mission to help prevent sports-related injuries. Founded in January of 2017 by sisters Kaylan Evans and Patricia Bomar, Yoga Athletex seeks to provide the movement training that Kaylan thinks could have prevented her own injuries she suffered [...]

LA Fitness Opens in Spring Branch

2019-03-13T21:57:42-05:00March 13th, 2019|Business, Business Spotlight|

By Christina Autry The nationwide workout hub, LA Fitness, has opened its doors to the Spring Branch District community as of December 2018. Situated at N. Gessner and Kempwood, the opening of this new club marks the 23rd LA Fitness to open in the Houston area. This $10 million facility is the result of an [...]