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2020-06-02T18:11:08-05:00June 2nd, 2020|Community, Public Safety|

Clashes between police and demonstrators, and isolated criminal acts, have flared in Houston and across the nation in reaction to the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis. Fortunately they have not spread to people and property in the Spring Branch Management District as far as we know. But we urge everyone [...]

2020-09-17T18:40:47-05:00September 17th, 2020|Community|

September 17, 2020 Street Reconstruction Initiative Recently Mayor Turner announced the City's new Street Rehabilitation Initiative, a program designed to improve streets, curbs, and gutters citywide. Houston Public Works will rehabilitate nearly 300 lane-miles of roadway across the City this year, which is double what crews accomplished last year and almost four times the amount three [...]

MAM’s upcoming Overcoming Obstacles Virtual Event

2020-09-17T15:28:26-05:00September 17th, 2020|Community|

Memorial Assistance Ministries invites you to the 2020 Overcoming Obstacles Virtual Event on Thursday, September 24 at noon! This year MAM is honoring our long-time community partner, Amegy Bank! Plus NYT best-selling author Bob Goff will share some uplifting words, and it's all hosted by Deborah Duncan from Great Day Houston and Joe Francisco, DJ [...]

Social Motion Skills, Inc.: ‘Aspiring’ to Empower Youth with Special Needs

2020-09-17T10:00:05-05:00September 17th, 2020|Business, Business Spotlight|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig It is an understatement to say that the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on various aspects of our lives. For many, COVID-19 has exacerbated anxiety they may have already had, particularly for children and young adults with special needs. By following social distancing and safety guidelines, the Spring Branch District’s Social [...]

The Fritz Kennel: Dedicated to Spring Branch and Its Pets

2020-09-17T09:50:58-05:00September 17th, 2020|Business, Business Spotlight|

by Dorothy Puch Lillig Pat Clynes says he has always had a passion for dogs. The former Marine and military police K-9 instructor decided to pursue that passion as a business after retiring from a career in the energy industry. In July 2013, Clynes purchased what had started as the TLC Regency Kennels (opened in [...]

Mayor Turner Announces Citywide Anti-Litter Campaign, Encourages Houstonians to Properly Dispose of COVID-19 Face Masks, Gloves and Sanitizer Wipes

2020-09-17T08:11:00-05:00September 17th, 2020|Community, Projects|

News conference video includes a COVID-19 pandemic update and the anti-litter campaign announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Mayor Sylvester Turner joined several city council members and community and neighborhood groups to announce an anti-litter campaign to encourage Houstonians to properly dispose of face masks, gloves, sanitizer wipes, and other trash. "Don't Let Houston Go to [...]

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of September 14

2020-09-14T10:27:44-05:00September 14th, 2020|Community, Public Safety|

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 14, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including four mega sites. Houston Health Department The Houston Health Department, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Health and [...]

Zócalo Artist Residency Announces 2021-2022 Open Call

2020-09-10T15:57:25-05:00September 10th, 2020|Business, Business Spotlight|

Deadline is October 26  by Dorothy Puch Lillig Attention area artists! The application cycle for the second annual Zócalo Artist-in Residency Program (ZAIR) is now open and closes Oct. 26 at midnight. U.S.-based artists and artist teams interested in deepening or developing a community-engaged practice are welcome to apply. Located on the residential campus of Zócalo Apartments in the Spring Branch District, three residency positions are available including two 6-month and a [...]

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