Vol. 2, Issue 28 – 08.02.21
FROM THE DESK OF COUNCIL MEMBER TIFFANY D. THOMAS
Thank you Piney Point residents who joined us on August 10 at Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church. Our conversation was productive and we were able to make plans moving forward. Residents were able to have a two-way conversation with Damon Crenshaw from the City’s Legal Department in addressing deed restrictions.

Our office will continue to engage in events with District F shareholders. If you missed this opportunity make sure to mark you calendars for future events including a visit from Mayor Sylvester Turner to Carver Crest on Saturday, August 28. Additional details are in the newsletter.

District F staff are actively following up on the next steps. Thank you again for participating in the process. Our goal is to work in partnership with communities.

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CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS

COUNCIL MEETING FROM AUGUST 4, 2021
Council approved agenda items including additional funds for vehicle purchases for Solid Waste Management. Grant funds were approved in support of the Houston Auto Crimes Task Force. To view the entire meeting or to view the agenda click the button below.COUNCIL MEETING FROM AUGUST 11, 2021
Council approved agenda items including the approval of a special election to be held on November 7, 2023 to amend the City Charter to include the ability for items supported by 3 or more Council Members be allowed to be included on the regular agenda. There was also an approval to accept grant funds for the FY21 Cops Hiring Program. To view the entire meeting or to view the agenda click the button below.
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JOB OPPORTUNITIES
NOW HIRING

Office of Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas

Councilmember Tiffany D. Thomas is looking for a dedicated and motivated individual to join the District F staff. As a vital member of our office, you will learn about the inner workings of a city council office and have the opportunity to work directly with residents to grow and improve the City of Houston.

Position Title: Constituent Services Aide

Application Deadline: August 16, 2021

For a full description and qualifications CLICK HERE

CONSTITUENT UPDATES
Introducing the Solid Waste Management new mobile app HTX Collects and website tool. It offers a variety of collection reminder options and valuable information on how to properly dispose of waste. You can even challenge your knowledge in our “Chase the Waste” game to see if you’ve got what it takes to be a certified Recycling Ranger. Visit our website at HoustonRecycles.org for more information. The HTX Collects app can be found and downloaded in both the iOS App and Google Play stores by searching for “Houston Trash and Recycling”. Look for the badge icon like the logo above. Once downloaded simply enter your street number and street name to find your address and get your personalized collection schedule.

All Houston Solid Waste Management customers are encouraged to use the following collection reminder tools:

  • Phone Call Reminders: Select the time you would like to receive a reminder call the day before your collection day.
  • Email Reminders: Select the day and time you would like to receive your collection reminder.
  • Calendar Downloads: Download your service calendars to Google, iCal, or Outlook, or save and/or print a PDF.
  • App Reminders: set up customized push notifications. (Note: the HTX Collects app is available in English, Spanish, French, Vietnamese, Korean and Simplified Chinese.)
The Center for Afterschool, Summer, and Enrichment for Kids (CASE for Kids), a division of Harris County Department of Education (HCDE), collaborated with the office of council Member Tiffany D. Thomas to fund five (5) nonprofit organizations to provide out-of-school time (OST) programs through the City Connections grant program. Diverse services were provided to 307 Kindergarten, elementary and middle school students from November 6, 2020, to April 30, 2021.

The programs provided engaging academic and enrichment activities in a safe and inclusive learning environment after school. Some of the activities offered to youth during City Connections project term included physical fitness, STEM programming, theater arts, literacy, homework help and fencing. Grantees utilized program quality improvement funds to enhance their programming with supplies & materials, organizational training, and conferences related to current OST topics. Grantees reported a few challenges during the project period, such as scheduling issues, virtual program attendance during pandemic conditions.

Overall, nonprofit organizations were successful in keeping kids safe, engaged and inspired to learn after school.

Summary of Funded Projects for City Connections- District F Grant Term 1 Organization Project Sites Awarded

HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS TRAFFIC SIGNAL WORK ORDER

Be advised that the work authorization has been issued for intersection improvements at Harwin Drive and Parkfront Drive. Construction is scheduled to commence on August 19, 2021 and is anticipated to end by September 20, 2021.

WE NEED YOUR INPUT
Livable Places: Single-Family Residential Survey
Deadline Extended to August 16

Take the Single-Family Residential Survey to give feedback about the potential benefits and challenges for this development concept. The survey will close on August 16.

Learn more about Livable Places:

Stay tuned to public engagement opportunities on Let’sTalkHouston.

Harris County Precinct 3 – Commissioner Tom Ramsey is interested in understanding how the Alief Community feels about establishing a Community/Seniors Center and a Community Pool in the Alief Community. The results of the survey will help in determining how we proceed with the projects. Please note that these potential projects are not approved or funded at this time. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts, by completing this survey.

Please complete the survey using the link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YSX6H9L

(Spanish)
Por favor complete la encuesta usando el enlace a continuación:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GKKBGQQ

Liên kết web tiếng việt (Vietnamese)
Vui lòng hoàn thành khảo sát bằng liên kết dưới đây:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/35HT7PW

Zhōngwén wǎngyè liànjiē (Chinese)
Qǐng shǐyòng yǐxià liànjiē wánchéng diàochá:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/35ZY9GV

The Harris County Flood Control District’s Keegans Bayou Conveyance Improvements Bond Project Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 31 from 6:30pm-7:30pm (see details below).

Join online at: PublicInput.com/Keegans

Or by phone* at 855-925-2801 with Meeting Code: 6301

The meeting will begin with a brief presentation to share project updates, followed by a moderated Q&A session with Flood Control District team members. Residents will be able to submit questions and comments before, during and after the meeting and throughout the public comment period.

Any comments not addressed during the Q&A session will receive a response at the conclusion of the public comment period.

For questions, please contact Rob Lazaro with the Flood Control District’s Communications Office at 346-286-4027 or fill out the comment form online.

  • Alief ISD Center for Advanced Careers (District F Job Fair),
    • 12160 Richmond Ave, 77081
    • August 14, 2021: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Pfizer (age 12+)
    • Appointments: 1-866-333-2684
For a list of City of Houston COVID Vaccination Locations (CLICK HERE)
HOT TEAM UPDATE
Our Hot Spot Team has put in a lot of effort keeping our district clean. Week of August 2-6.
Total Work Orders Completed: 22
Hot Spot of the Week:  11614 Evesborough
Total Man Hours Worked: 40
Tree Waste: 600 lbs.
Mattresses: 5
Furniture Waste: 9 pieces
Tires: 12
Trash Debris: 420 lbs.
Shopping Carts: 0
Bandit Signs: 262
Landscaping: 0 sq ft
UPCOMING EVENTS
Alief Art House
Location: Alief SPARK Park and Nature Center (approx. address: 12525 Beechnut St., Houston, TX 77072)
Artwork: Alief Art House
Artists:  Antonius-Tín Bui
About: Alief Art House, featuring exhibitions curated by Artist Antonius-Tín Bui, is a transformed shipping container that highlights the cultural richness of Alief communities through curated exhibitions, murals, and happenings. Located on the grounds of the Alief Community Garden at the Alief SPARK Park and Nature Center, Alief Art House was founded by Artist Matt Manalo through the DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellowship.

Bui’s curatorial programming for Alief Art House features a diverse range of artists and media, including: Thomas Tran’s Crocodile Garden mural and exhibition entitled Glorified Doodles 2020 (May 2020); performance of Picturesque Terrors and exhibition entitled Kumquat Gallery by Kumquat (June 2020); Intimate Restlessness featuring work by Artist Micaela Cadungog (July 2020); In the Placeless by Anh Hà Bùi (August 2020); The Black Out by Kentra Gilbert (October 2020); a group exhibition entitled Tanya Scott, Janine Pastran, Stefa Witt, and Moe Penders: A Softness Not Yet Felt (December 2020); Metamorfosis featuring work by Tania Breton (February/March 2021); and most recently Dark Nights to Brighter Days by Sam Night (April/May 2021).

Bui will continue to organize programs with Manalo at Alief Art House through 2021. Their collaboration underscores the many revolutionary shapes public art can take – featuring performances, murals, installations, and exhibitions in nontraditional locales.More from the artists produced by Glasstire here.

 

GET INVOLVED
Mayor’s Office Boards and Commission is currently working on appointments to the Animal Shelter Advisory Committee. All currently filled positions have expired.

If you are interested, visit the webpage for details on qualifications, term and positions available. Deadline for applications is August 23, 2021.

Get Involved!
Click on your association/organization to get meeting dates and website information.Don’t see your organization listed?
Send us your information to districtf@houstontx.gov

Alief Community Association
Ashton Village HOA
Ashford Park Owners Association
Bellaire West Community Improvement Association
Bellaire Villa HOA
Braewood Glen HOA
Brays Forest Improvement Corp
Brays Village
Brays Village East
Briarmeadow HOA
Brookfield East
Catalina Square Improvement Corporation
Crown Colony West
Huntington Village Community Association
Imperial Point Community Improvement Association
Keegans Glen HOA
Kirkwood Country
Kirkwood Village HOA Inc
Leamont HOA
Leawood West
Meadowvillage HOA
Parkglen West CIA
Parkridge
Piney Point Civic Club
Royal Oaks Home Association
Shadowlake HOA
Tanglewilde Property Owners’ Association
Westhollow Villa HOA
Westmont Civic Club
Westpark Village Maintenance Fund, Inc.
Wildflower Green HOA
Woodlake Forest Community Association
Eldridge/West Oaks SN 17
SN 20
Alief SN 25
Genesis Community  Management/One Orleans Place Condominium Complex

Midwest PIP Meeting
Officer Alex.Chan@HoustonPolice.Org
832.394.2780
7277 Regency Square 77036
3rd Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Westside PIP Meetings
Officer Tim Whitaker
832.394.5712
Timothy.Whitaker@HoustonPolice.Org

Westchase – Business
3599 Westcenter Drive
2nd Thursday, 11:30 a.m.

West Houston Security Group – Business
Location Varies (Call)
3rd Thursday (Every Other Month),
11:00 a.m.

Westside Apartment – Business
9700 Club Creek
3rd Tuesday, 11:30 a.m.

Westside – Civic
3203 South Dairy Ashford
3rd Thursday, 7:00 p.m.