Hello District F!
Happy Holidays Friends and Neighbors,
The year is winding down and winter is approaching quickly. I look back at this year, and we have had a busy year at City Hall and in District F. With your help we have increased calls to 3-1-1 from our district, gotten illegal dump sites cleaned up, fixed streets, and filled pot-holes. This year we announced plans for the new Alief Multi-Service Center, and held multiple workshops and townhall meetings for the community. My staff and I also attended over 100 civic club and HOA meetings.
It has been a productive year for District F! With your help, I believe 2015 can be even better. No matter your traditions, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Thank you for allowing me to serve you,
Richard A. Nguyen
New immigration Changes Could Impact District F
Council Member Nguyen met with Mayor Parker and many community leaders December 5th to discuss the local roll-out of President Obama’s changes to immigration policy. Up to 200,000 people in the Houston area could be affected by the changes. District F is home to a diverse group of immigrants from all over the world, and Council Member Nguyen is working to insure District F resident’s receive the help they deserve. The policy changes will not take effect for several months, but there is a lot of work to be done in the meantime. The first thing this group wants to target is fraud. If anyone claims they can help you with the new immigration policy and they request payment, it may be a scam. More information will be released when it is available.
Public Safety Townhall
The holiday season usually means more people out and about, and more chances for petty crime. In order to help District F residents protect themselves and their loved ones this year, Council Member Nguyen invited every local law enforcement agency in the District to educate residents on public safety. Houston Police Department, Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Alief ISD Police, METRO Police, and Harris County Constable Precinct 5 representatives joined the Council Member at Hastings High School November 20th to discuss how to avoid crime and what to do if you are a victim.
Alief Proud Bike Rally
On October 25th, Council Member Nguyen joined State Senator Rodney Ellis for the first annual Alief Proud Bike Rally which sought to support Alief Special Olympics Team. The Alief Cycling Team and members of the community were excited to inaugurate the bike rally where more than 80 riders including Council Member Nguyen participated in the 5-10 miles rally.All of the proceeds went towards the Alief ISD Special Olympics Team.
Updates From City Hall
Council Recognizes HD Chambers
Counil Member Nguyen and Houston City Council recognized Alief ISD Superintendent HD Chambers, declaring November 18 to be ” HD Chambers Day” in Houston. The superintendent was recently named the Superintendent of the year for Region 6.
BPSOS Halloween Bingo Night
Council Member Nguyen was able to join Boat People SOS-Houston for a Halloween Bingo Night Fundraiser to support domestic violence prevention. All proceeds collected were donated to help victims of domestic violence. BPSOS is a service organization in District F that assists members of the community with a variety of issues.
Cold season is here!
Here are some tips to help you and your family be safe and healthy.
1. Wear warm clothes.
2. Don’t forget your pets-bring them indoors when it freezes.
3. Protect your pipes.
4. Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night.
5. If using a space heater, place it on a hard and nonflammable surface.
6. Turn off space heaters when gone and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the house.
7. If using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
8. Never use the stove or oven to heat your home.
9. Use generators correctly when needed.
10. Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring.
Call 311 to Report Illegal Dumping!
Please report any illegal dumping you see to 3-1-1 or the District F office at 832-393-3002. It takes a community-wide effort to keep our neighborhoods clean.