Thanks to a fierce pride of place and assiduous record-keeping, the early history of Alief is well-known, from the Reynolds Reynolds land grant through the town’s short existence under the much less-evocative name Dairy, Texas and up through the rains of 1899 and the Great Storm of 1900. The change brought about by those cataclysms [...]
The SBA Houston District Office will provide the latest information from SBA to help small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of the Coronavirus. We will give information on how to apply and where you can get additional help with preparing and applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan. Sessions will allow for [...]
ECHOS - We Will Be Here....Until the Food Runs Out Sorry to have been out of pocket and not communicating, but we have been very busy at ECHOS and I want to update all of you on what is happening "on the ground". ECHOS is considered one of the essential services to our community because [...]
Kathy Jahn (Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction) and Pam Lowe (Digital Learning Coordinator) call into the studio to discuss the Alief Learns platform with Superintendent HD Chambers. They discussed how parents, students and educators will access instructional materials to avoid a slide in what students have learned in the 2019-2020 school year. The podcast [...]
Please join us at 6pm from the comfort of your home! Topics of discussion include a coronavirus update and proposed projects for Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and Council District Service Fund (CDSF).
Support our Local Restaurants and Retailers in the METRO Rider Rewards Program Many of our retailers have started curbside pickup to make it easier for you to shop. Simply CLICK HERE for a list of participating Rider Rewards partners. Always call ahead to confirm that the business is open. This list is subject to change.
A Message from the Executive Director This morning County Judge Lina Hidalgo, with the support of Mayor Turner, issued a mandatory “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” order that will start at midnight tonight. In order to support this effort, the International District will cease their graffiti and litter abatement and other non-essential services. Staff will continue [...]
What's an EIDL? The SBA EIDL program can provide low-interest loans of up to $2M to businesses and private non-profits. EIDLs may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. EIDLs have long-term repayment options, up to a maximum of 30 [...]
Houston’s first free COVID-19 drive-thru testing site will broaden services to people of any age with chronic illnesses on Sunday, March 22, 2020. People with chronic illnesses experiencing cough, difficulty breathing and fever, the common COVID-19 symptoms, can call the Houston Health Department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to [...]
Alief ISD: ImpactED Podcast – Coronavirus – Update on Staffing, Digital Learning and Other Critical Questions
Superintendent HD Chambers and Ava Montgomery (Alief ISD Deputy Superintendent of Instruction) provide an update on how Alief ISD is tackling various issues as schools remain closed. They discuss staffing, salaries, curbside pick-up meals, digital learning, expectations for parents and for staff, and events such as the Class of 2020 graduation ceremonies and prom. The podcast [...]