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My Spring Branch: Martha Macris

Martha Macris is the president and CEO of Memorial Assistance Ministries. Talk about the history of MAM—why was it founded? MAM, like many assistance ministries in Houston, started in the 1980s because of the oil bust. Churches started getting together, and realized they needed to get organized to help their communities. In this area, the [...]

2016-08-15T10:26:32-05:00August 15th, 2016|Community, Uncategorized|2 Comments

SpringSpirit Baseball Uses Sports to Keep Kids In School, Out of Trouble

Before SpringSpirit Baseball acquired the seven-acre property on Pitner Road, just off Hempstead Road in north Spring Branch, it was one of the poorest and most crime-ridden areas of Houston. “It was used for all kinds of stuff—gang initiations, prostitution, all sorts of darkness,” said SpringSpirit’s director of development Alison Young. Today, the SpringSpirit Youth [...]

2016-10-17T11:44:29-05:00June 7th, 2016|Community|0 Comments
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