A 260-foot long concrete wall on JW Peavy Drive has been transformed by a colorful mural, “Turtle Soup,” recently commissioned by the Greater East End Management District (GEEMD). The mural was painted by world-renowned graffiti artist Pilot FX (Adam Socie) with UP Art Studio. The initial design was created by local East End artist, “Magnolia Grown” Jesse Rodriguez. The GEEMD’s beautification efforts have received recognition from Keep Houston Beautiful as well as being awarded the 2017 Mayor’s Proud Partner Award.
We invite you to participate in the 34th annual National Night Out (NNO) sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.
Finca Tres Robles, an urban farm located in the East End at 257 N.Greenwood, is seeking sponsors to bring farm fresh produce weekly to local families while teaching healthy cooking and eating habits to young students. The farm’s staff has partnered with the Houston Food Bank and Ninfa Laurenzo Early Childhood Center to bring this important program to families in need. Please contact Finca Tres Robles and become a sponsor today!
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Patrick Ezzell, Director of Economic Development and Infrastructure at GEEMD tells NPR the compelling story of the East End as a hub for entrepreneurs and tech start ups.
Bayou Trails is a community-based art project that involves 3 parks in Houston – Mason, MacGregor, and Hermann parks. Each park will have its own arts project, and the concept for this project has been created by the people who use and live near the park. In other words, each park’s constituents have envisioned a community-based art project.
The City of Houston has released its 2016 Annual Report on the Houston Complete Streets and Transportation Plan (HCSTP). The Annual Report is required by a mayoral Executive Order (E.O. 1-15) and is produced by Houston’s Planning and Development Department in coordination with the Public Works and Engineering (PWE) Department. Complete streets are public roadways that take into account the needs of users of all ages and abilities, including drivers, transit passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The Greater East End Management District and other local economic development organizations are seeking to improve the quality of life in the East End and nearby areas, including an appropriate range of grocery stores. Community participation in the following survey will provide valuable information regarding future grocery offerings in this part of Houston.
On February 2, 2017, the Planning Commission recommended approval of the Bike Plan and forwarded the Plan to City Council for consideration, subject to revisions. The revised Bike Plan has been updated and published at houstonbikeplan.org. Key updates include strengthening recommendations regarding public engagement, additional clarification on map legends and bicycle facility types, and additional recommendations for the role of the Bicycle Advisory Committee. The Plan is scheduled to be heard at the City Council’s Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure Committee on Monday, February 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the City Council Chambers, 901 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002.
The New York Times highlights local leaders’ comments on Houston’s transformation since it last hosted Superbowl:
Jan 03 2017
Career training opportunities are scheduled for 2017 at SER Jobs for Progress.
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Metro has announced service interruption on the Green Line beginning Monday, November 14 through Monday, November 21, and resuming on November 21 at 3:25 a.m, between EaDo Stadium station and the Howard Hughes station. A free shuttle service will run every 12 minutes in the area.