3 hours ago

Free classes in Drywall. Framing. Plumbing. C...

Free classes in Drywall. Framing. Plumbing. Carpentry. Masonry. Five months after Harvey, many homeowners are still finding it a challenge to make repairs on their properties. One of the biggest speed bumps is finding someone to do the work. There just aren’t enough crews.

    Lone Star College offering free classes to help rebuild Houston
    HOUSTON - HARRIS COUNTY--- Five months after Harvey, many homeowners are still finding it a challenge to make repairs on their properties. One of the biggest speed bumps is finding someone to do the work. There just aren't enough crews. Now Lone Star College is hoping to train hundreds of people to help through free classes.
    http://www.khou.com

12 hours ago

Looking for an egg-cellent way to support the...

Looking for an egg-cellent way to support the efforts of the Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival? We need eggs and goodies to stuff them with! Your donation helps us defer festival costs and also brings smiles to the faces of our festival crowd of 5000. Please donate and/or share! Wish List link: http://amzn.to/2FLVbV5

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Looking for an egg-cellent way to support the efforts of the Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation and the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival? We need eggs and goodies to stuff them...
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25 hours ago

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If you see someone in need - call 311 and the operators will do their best to arrange transport to a warming center.

    FOX 26 Houston
    DANGEROUS COLD: Authorities believe one person has died from exposure to the cold weather. If you or someone you know needs a warm place to stay tonight, several shelters are open. Call 3-1-1 if you...
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30 hours ago

And it's only going to get worse. Stay warm a...

And it's only going to get worse. Stay warm and stay home, and if you can't do that, get home as soon as you can - and safely! Houston METRO to suspend all operations at 5:30pm due to dangerous road conditions. ridemetro.org

    METRO Home
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30 hours ago

Want to help the festival before the festival...

Want to help the festival before the festival? Join us on Saturdays in February to help stuff the goodies into the plastic eggs that we'll be dropping for the community at this year's Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival Sign up today! http://bit.ly/2Do6PXQ

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Want to help the festival before the festival? Join us on Saturdays in February to help stuff the goodies into the plastic eggs that we'll be dropping for the community at this year's Lyons Avenue...
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32 hours ago

January classes available for enrollment now!...

January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and insuring your house. Whether you're still dreaming or scheduled to close - there's something for everyone! We also offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will help you plan your path to home ownership! Spaces are limited, call 713-674-0175 to register today!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for...
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34 hours ago

Thank you! "In Fifth Ward, students from the ...

Thank you! "In Fifth Ward, students from the University of Houston Downtown picked up trash, debris and even tires from the ditches and roadways. "We got up because a lot of students share that belief as well. The importance of serving our community," Nina Barbieri with UHD said." University of Houston-Downtown

    Houstonians honor Dr. King with day of service
    From sorting rice to packing boxes, volunteers were hard at work on Monday at the Houston Food Bank. "We have a lot of people here that are helping us get our food out and feed those hungry people in the community," Director of major guests for Houston Food Bank Paula McKenzie said.
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35 hours ago

Houston’s housing market continued beating re...

Houston’s housing market continued beating records in 2017, which ended up being the strongest year ever. “No one could ever have imagined 2017 turning out to be a record-setting year for the Houston real estate market, which had weathered the effects of the energy slump only to have Harvey strike such a devastating blow,” HAR Chair Kenya Burrell-VanWormer with JP Morgan Chase said in HAR's release. http://bit.ly/2DgVOHX

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Houston's housing market continued beating records in 2017, which ended up being the strongest year ever. "No one could ever have imagined 2017 turning out to be a record-setting year for the Houston...
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2 days ago

Weather Storm Warning for our area - Wintry P...

Weather Storm Warning for our area - Wintry Precipitation Possible Beginning Tuesday (1/14/2018) - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for cold temperatures, with the possibility of sleet and snow over the next few days. https://www.houstonemergency.org/

    City of Houston Emergency Operations Center
    From January 12-14, the City of Houston will welcome the Chevron Houston Marathon, Aramco Houston Half-Marathon and ABB 5k to the streets of the Bayou City. As the City prepares to cheer on the thousands of runners participating in this year's events, residents should be prepared ahead of time, to ensure they enjoy their time.
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5 days ago

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    5 things to do in the Houston area this MLK Jr. weekend
    HOUSTON - There's lots of things going on this weekend in the Houston area. Here's a rundown of some of our favorites happening between Jan. 12 and 14. Before we get to the list, though, it is going to be extremely cold this weekend.
    https://www.click2houston.com

5 days ago

Out of the mouths of babes ... "Once upon a t...

Out of the mouths of babes ... "Once upon a time, there was a man named Martin Luther King, Jr. He taught us that things won't always be awesome, but your response can be. Remember, things don't always have to be they are. We can change them!" Wishing you a happy, peaceful and productive MLK weekend from the Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation family to yours.

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January classes available for enrollment now!...

January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and insuring your house. Whether you're still dreaming or scheduled to close - there's something for everyone! We also offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will help you plan your path to home ownership! Spaces are limited, call 713-674-0175 to register today!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for...
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6 days ago

Jan 10

Important read alert! For more than 65 years,...

Important read alert! For more than 65 years, Freeman has been the minister at Mount Horem Baptist Church in Houston's Fifth Ward. An elegant man in demeanor and attire, he still can be found "every day," he emphasized, in his office at Texas Southern, where he has taught for 67 years. Mount Horem Baptist Church Dr. Thomas F. Freeman

    Biography published about legendary Houston debate coach Thomas Freeman
    A new biography articulates the nearly 100-year life and career of the legendary debate coach who trained Denzel Washington and Barbara Jordan. Thomas F. Freeman, the illustrious Texas Southern University head debate coach for six decades before his retirement in 2013, continues as a distinguished professor emeritus.
    http://www.chron.com

Jan 10

Jan 09

Lyons Ave Festival - Register Now for Preferr...

Lyons Ave Festival - Register Now for Preferred Placement

    Lyons Ave Festival Call for Vendors!
    Fifth Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival is March 24, 2018 - Join Us! Support of the Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival will give your brand or business access to our day-of crowd of 5,000 people and pre and post festival access to our partners and the community through inclusion in social media, eblasts and print, web and television promotions, and advertising.
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Jan 09

If you or anyone you know still need assistan...

If you or anyone you know still need assistance with mucking please contact: (978) 799- 7637 or visit AllHandsAndHearts.org for more information.

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Jan 09

Celebrate the vision and the impact of Dr. Ma...

Celebrate the vision and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these Houston MLK Day 2017 celebrations parades, performances, and gatherings from Saturday, January 13 to Monday, January 15, 2018. http://bit.ly/2CWUSs4

    Houston MLK Day 2018 | 365 Houston
    Celebrate the vision and the impact of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with these Houston MLK Day 2017 celebrations parades, performances, and gatherings from Saturday, January 13 to Monday, January 15, 2018. Although the official day for honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Jan 08

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Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration Monumental Decisions: Art, Politics, and Social Responsibility Conversation with artist Ed Dwight, Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis, and Texas Southern University Art Historian and Curator Dr. Alvia Wardlaw, moderated by ABC13 Houston news anchor ABC13-Melanie Lawson.

    Monumental Decisions: Art, Politics & Social Responsibility
    Monumental Decisions: Art, Politics & Social Responsibility
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Jan 08

January classes available for enrollment now!...

January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and insuring your house.

    Home Buying 101
    January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and insuring your house. Whether you're still dreaming or scheduled to close - there's something for everyone!
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Jan 06

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Join us at The Living Room at HPL to view film, This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale. Director Jon Schwartz will be on-site to discuss and answer questions as he reflects on his classic 1987 documentary on the 60-year history of an archetypal American neighborhood in Houston called Riverside; and its experience of the classic syndrome of integration, real estate blockbusting, white flight, and regentrification. All HPL programs are free of charge and open to the public. We request that you please RSVP to attend due to limited seating available.

    This Is Our Home, It Is Not For Sale
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Jan 06

Known as the "unofficial congresswoman of Fif...

Known as the "unofficial congresswoman of Fifth Ward," Punch helped organize a new voting location where she served as precinct judge, became a history-making lay leader in the Presbyterian Church and was a member of Target Hunger's first board of directors.

    Nellye Joyce Punch, Fifth Ward educator who taught achievers, dies at 96
    Nellye Joyce Punch, a Fifth Ward educator and community advocate, dies at 96. Known as the "unofficial congresswoman of Fifth Ward," the longtime science teacher helped organize a new voting location where she served as precinct judge. She served on multiple boards, became a history-making lay leader in the Presbyterian Church and was a member of Target Hunger's first board of directors.
    http://www.chron.com

Jan 06

Jan 05

"Maybe you’ve wondered why Highway 59 was bu...

"Maybe you’ve wondered why Highway 59 was built where it would disconnect the East End from downtown. Or maybe you’ve wondered why Interstate 10 was built through the Fifth Ward." Kyle Shelton Rice University This new book addresses a lot of the history behind how Houston’s transportation decisions were made over the years and how those decisions shaped the city.

    From Highways To Public Transit: Book Examines How Houston's Transportation Landscape Took Shape | Houston Public Media
    Rice University researcher Kyle Shelton tells the story in "Power Moves: Transportation, Politics, and Development in Houston." As you're driving around Houston or riding (or not riding) our public transportation, maybe you've found yourself wondering "Why'd they do it that way?"
    https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org

Jan 05

Jan 04

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

What a great opportunity for seniors in our community - please share! Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis, District B Kashmere Garden Multi-Purpose Center

    Houston City Council Member Jerry Davis, District B
    Need help recovering documents lost in Harvey or setting up an email? Come out to Kashmere Garden Multi-Purpose Center tomorrow or Saturday for free help!
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Jan 04

Invitation to Sponsor the Lyons Avenue Festiv...

Invitation to Sponsor the Lyons Avenue Festival

    Invitation to Sponsor the Lyons Avenue Festival
    One of several festival stages, the Fifth Ward JAM is a unique performance venue created by Houston Artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck opened in October 2011on historic Lyons Avenue. The JAM takes its inspiration from the many jam sessions associated with the musical history that evolved from that neighborhood's Zydeco, blues, R&B, soul and hip hop communities.
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Jan 04

January classes available for enrollment now!...

January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for the home, and insuring your house. Whether you're still dreaming or scheduled to close - there's something for everyone! We also offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will help you plan your path to home ownership! Spaces are limited, call 713-674-0175 to register today!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    January classes available for enrollment now! Get expert tips in the home buying process in our HUD-certified class on money management, credit improvement, obtaining a mortgage loan, shopping for...
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Jan 02

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

Wonderful opportunity in the neighborhood! Thank you Fifth Ward Enrichment Program, Inc.

    Make Wellness Your Goal Health Event
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Jan 01

"He saw more in his players than what they sa...

"He saw more in his players than what they saw in themselves, and coached many to championships," Mayor Sylvester Turner said in a statement. "Frank Seals was a winner on and off the courts." Farewell and thank you Frank Seals.

    Fonde hoops legend Frank Seals dies
    Frank Seals, who turned coaching a recreational league phone company basketball team into a place in Houston hoops history, died Dec. 21. He was 77. Seals, the sometimes-commanding presence coaching the Houston Flights and other men's and women's teams, helped turn Fonde Recreation Center in a mecca of basketball.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

Jan 01

And a very happy new year to us! Thank you Ke...

And a very happy new year to us! Thank you Kelli for the support as we continue our effort in the community!

    Click here to support Fifth Ward Hurricane Recovery organized by Kim Stoilis
    DISASTER RECOVERY 2017 - 2018 Hurricane Harvey Recovery - Neighbors Helping Neighbors DISASTER RECOVERY 2017 - 2018 Hurricane Harvey Recovery - Neighbors Helping Neighbors Our recovery efforts commenced immediately following the storm as we began to receive and distribute donated supplies and m...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Jan 01

  • Literature is Lit!

    Ms. Martinez is asking for $923.34:
    My students need reading comprehension stations to better grasp learning and flexible seating furniture to make this journey comfortable!
    Dogan Elementary School Comment

Dec 31

Best wishes for a prosperous 2018!

Best wishes for a prosperous 2018!

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    Best wishes for a prosperous 2018!
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Dec 31

Would you be willing to keep our recovery eff...

Would you be willing to keep our recovery efforts in mind as we wind down 2017? Your end of year support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those who are still in need. In the Fifth Ward alone, at least 200 families have been identified as in need of recovery assistance. To date, more than 80 families have received assistance for home mucking, cleaning supplies, and home repair. In addition, 30+ families have received varying levels of financial assistance for things like utility bills, temporary housing, rental/mortgage payments, medical needs, mattresses, and gas cards. And we're still working hard! Please donate and / or share and happy new year from our family to yours! Read more here: https://www.fifthwardcrc.org/disaster-recovery Donate online here: https://www.gofundme.com/fifth-ward-hurricane-cleanup

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Would you be willing to keep our recovery efforts in mind as we wind down 2017? Your end of year support will make a real, lasting impact in the lives of those who are still in need. In the Fifth...
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Dec 31

Dec 30

Mayor Turner's 'Post Harvey' site informs res...

Mayor Turner's 'Post Harvey' site informs residents of recovery fund updates In an effort for transparency, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner launched this week the Post Harvey website, which will inform residents and other government officials exactly what needs to be done in the wake of the storm. http://www.houstontx.gov/postharvey/

    City of Houston Harvey Relief
    Hurricane Harvey inundated America's 4th largest city with over 50 inches of rain and impacted more than 300,000 housing units in Houston alone. More homes flooded in Houston during Hurricane Harvey than in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina or New York City during Hurricane Sandy.
    http://www.houstontx.gov

Dec 30

It's been a tough year but we're still #houst...

It's been a tough year but we're still #houstonstrong! It takes a team and support like yours though to keep the recovery going. Thank you so much for this end of year donation. Our organization and community appreciate it! Dean Ruck Debbie McNulty

    Click here to support Fifth Ward Hurricane Recovery organized by Kim Stoilis
    DISASTER RECOVERY 2017 - 2018 Hurricane Harvey Recovery - Neighbors Helping Neighbors DISASTER RECOVERY 2017 - 2018 Hurricane Harvey Recovery - Neighbors Helping Neighbors Our recovery efforts commenced immediately following the storm as we began to receive and distribute donated supplies and m...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Dec 30

Winter Weather Potential for Start of 2018 - ...

Winter Weather Potential for Start of 2018 - What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a strong cold front will cross the region on New Year’s Eve (Sunday). There is a low probability that this system will bring light rain, and moisture on the ground and roads may freeze. Temperature lows Tuesday and Wednesday morning could fall into the lower 20's and may result in a hard freeze. Remember the 4 P’s for preparing your home for Winter Weather PEOPLE: Keep your family warm and check on any elderly family or neighbors that may need extra blankets, winterizing their homes or a warm place to stay. PETS: Dogs and cats get cold too. Bring them inside at night to keep them healthy and safe. PLANTS: Either cover plants to keep them warm at night or bring them inside so they can flourish. PIPES: Cover exposed pipes to prevent freezing and breaks. Where you can learn more: Forecasts: National Weather Service Houston-Galveston - http://www.weather.gov/hgx/ Road Conditions: Houston Transtar - https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/layers/ TxDOT Highway Conditions: DriveTexas.org

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Winter Weather Potential for Start of 2018 - What is the danger? According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a strong cold front will cross the region on New Year's Eve (Sunday). There is a low...
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Dec 24

Sending our best from our family to yours! We...

Sending our best from our family to yours! We hope you have a safe, joyous and blessed holiday!

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Sending our best from our family to yours! We hope you have a safe, joyous and blessed holiday!
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Dec 24

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

Wonderful profile of New Orleans Seventh Ward Santa! One more sleep until Christmas day! Are you ready?

    VICE News
    Santa is a black man, and he lives in New Orleans. (via HBO)
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