U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Houston Region Director Tim Jeffcoat is retiring at the end of this year, and I dropped by his retirement party to present a certificate of appreciation. Tim and his team at the Houston SBA have been such a great resource for our district, especially these last few years. We will miss him!
On Tuesday, I got to deliver more good cheer to seniors across TX-07 in the form of 800 Winter Wishes, handmade holiday cards from students, teachers, and neighbors in our community. We had an incredible response from our TX-07 community, and I am grateful to everyone who participated and helped spread holiday cheer, especially the students and teachers at Chambers Elementary School, Collins Elementary School, and Petrosky Elementary School in Alief ISD, Rodriguez Elementary School and West University Elementary School in HISD, and the Academy of Accelerated Learning at Chimney Rock.
On Wednesday, I joined Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston City Council Member Tiffany Thomas, International Management District Chairman Wea Lee, and City of Houston representatives to announce a $10.1 million federal grant awarded to the International Management District and the Greater Northside Management District to improve road safety. This grant was made possible because of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Safe Streets and Roads for All grant program, which funds initiatives to prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries by improving the safety and quality of our roads and sidewalks. I was glad to vote for the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act two years ago, and I am thrilled to see these investments arriving in our community today.
Like every other week, our team has been out and about in the district and working hard in Washington meeting with constituents and making sure we respond to your phone calls and letters before the year is out.