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Happy Father's Day and Go 'Stros!
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Happy Father's Day and Go 'Stros!
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June is flying by and we have 1 more class to end homeownership month strong. Save the date: June 23rd from 9 AM- 5 PM. You don't think you're ready to find your place and call it home? We offer FREE consultations with the housing adviser who will help your plan your path to home ownership! #FindYourPlace #HBE #FWCRC
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HARVEY LONG-TERM RECOVERY PUBLIC MEETINGS: What types of long-term Harvey recovery efforts are needed in your community? City officials would like to hear from you at upcoming public meetings: JUN 19 - St. Stephen Presbyterian Church; JUN 20 - Westbury High School; JUN 21 - East Houston Civic Club meeting, 7418 E. Houston Rd.; JUN 23 – Tallowood Baptist Church; JUN 28 – BakerRipley Sharpstown. For details, see graphic.
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The triumphant path of this legal scholar, social engineer, practitioner, and teacher began in the historic Lyons Avenue of Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. Lewis was also born in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital. A true Fifth Ward son, Lewis attended many historic Fifth Ward schools, such as Bruce Elementary, E.O. Smith Junior High and Phillis Wheatley Senior High schools and graduated with honors in the Class of 1965. Houston Forward Times Read more of all his many accomplishments by following the link below. #nickelproud Wheatley High School Phyllis Wheatley Alumni Association
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Educate yourself on the benefits of purchasing in a revitalizing area. Do you want to know what affects the value of your home? You can still make it to our info session to learn more.
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The Mayor’s Back to School Fest is designed to help economically disadvantaged Houston- area elementary school students and their families as they prepare to return to school. With the help of many great partners and sponsors, backpacks, school supplies, health screenings, immunizations, and social service resources are provided to thousands of students, free of charge. Due to limited space and supplies, you must PRE-REGISTER to attend this event. http://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/
DeSoto has been on the scene for over 30 years, including documenting aspects of Houston's Fifth Ward. "While most of Desoto’s later work has been donated to UH Special Collections, his journalistic work for the Houston Post, as well as a majority of hip hop and materials related to Houston’s Fifth Ward neighborhood, have been donated to the African American Library at the Gregory School." The African American Library at The Gregory School UH Special Collections Ben Tecumseh DeSoto Glasstire
Coming soon to the neighborhood! Among the more colorful land uses revealed for the site: a park-fronting hotel slated for the semi-circular red parcel to the east, as well as a nameless museum — shown in grape — that’s planned along Buffalo Bayou near the neighborhood’s western edge. Swamplot.com
Want to learn more about the upcoming developments at St. Elizabeth Hospital? Join us at on of these upcoming opportunities: TOMORROW - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th, 2018, 9AM to 10AM, Julia C. Hester House WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13th, 2018, 5PM to 6PM, Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center MONDAY, JULY 16th, 2018, 6PM to 8PM, The DeLuxe Theater
We had a great time welcoming residents to the The DeLuxe Theater and to the lawn of St. Elizabeth Hospital this past weekend to learn more about upcoming preservation plans. Stay tuned here for more community info sessions or sign up for more info on the new website www.stelizabethplace.com.
Free with registration. More great community programming from Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research! Leading national experts examine flood mitigation strategies, and how to best pay for this work. Strategies discussed will include low impact design, green infrastructure and urban-scale green space preservation.
Do you need a will? Houston Volunteer Lawyers will prepare wills free of charge for eligible low-income Houston residents: APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2018. For more details, see flyer. Houston Volunteer Lawyers
Homeownership month is coming up and we have what you are looking for. Join us on mini info sessions and Home Buyer Education classes. Visit our events for more information. #FWCRC #HBE #HOM
"African American communities have the highest rate of unemployment compared to every other group in the US, in Texas and here in Houston," said Senator Miles. "I am very proud to host this Job Fair and get residents hired from the communities of Kashmere Gardens, Trinity Gardens, Fifth Ward, East Houston, Settegast and East Little York/Homestead."
The third weekend will include a trip to The DeLuxe Theater which houses Bert Samples' mural. The DeLuxe Theater Project Row Houses
Today, May 15th, is Peace Officers Memorial Day. To our men and women in blue - thank you! Silvia Trevino, Harris County Constable Precinct 6
How are you celebrating? This #MothersDay2018, tag the moms in your life who support you, empower you, and inspire you! http://bit.ly/2KUQECm
Tomorrow! FIFTH WARD CRC & CONCEPTION ARTS POP UP CHARITY EVENT FEATURING 40 LOCAL ARTISTS THIS SATURDAY MAY 12TH! Ticket price is $20 for event access, complimentary locally sourced appetizer hour, complimentary beer @anheuserbusch, and live music/DJ. Purchase artwork without gallery commission - A savings of up to 60%. $2 from every ticket sold will benefit Fifth Ward CRC. http://bit.ly/2KWaBIX Conception Arts Silver Eagle Distributors - HQ #houstonstrong #nickelproud
Houston, we have a new Cultural District! Houston Wins $100,000 National Creative Placemaking Grant for Fifth Ward Initiative "The City of Houston and the Fifth Ward continue to embrace the expanding role culture plays in communities. The City will provide a $20,000 grant in combination with the $100,000 NEA grant. The footprint for the planning process is the 1.2 miles (22 blocks) between the Deluxe Theater and the St. Elizabeth Hospital." http://bit.ly/2K7gYbh National Endowment for the Arts Sylvester Turner, Mayor of Houston Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs
FIFTH WARD CRC & CONCEPTION ARTS POP UP CHARITY EVENT FEATURING 40 LOCAL ARTISTS THIS SATURDAY MAY 12TH! Ticket price is $20 for event access, complimentary locally sourced appetizer hour, complimentary beer @anheuserbusch, and live music/DJ. Purchase artwork without gallery commission - A savings of up to 60%. $2 from every ticket sold will benefit Fifth Ward CRC. http://bit.ly/2run7Ht We are still accepting donations for the silent auction with full proceeds benefiting Fifth Ward. All donations are tax deductible. If you have something to donate contact heather@conceptionevents
Liu's presentation "Resilience and Opportunity Following Disruptive Events" explores how to stay resilient during natural and man-made disasters. Presented at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston by Lisc Houston, CenterPoint Energy and Chevron Registration is free. Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Congratulations on the new leadership to Friends Of Emancipation Park Houston "The park was first established in 1872 when former slaves living in the Third and Fourth Wards raised $1,000 to purchased 10 acres. In 2006, Friends of Emancipation Park was established to help revitalize the public space. Three years later, it was awarded an Official State of Texas Historical Marker." #til Emancipation Park Lucy Bremond
Tomorrow! Will you be joining us for our next Home Buyer Happy Hour? This casual networking and info session will feature guest speaker Kathryn Jones-Hunter of Prime Lending, who will address how student loans may be affecting your debt-to-income ratio, among other things. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/224368668320043/ $15 admission at the door, light apps and beverages served. Call 713-674-0175 to register now!
Small business week runs from April 30-May 5! Here's why it matters... Thanks for the info! Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce
Great news for State Farm customers. We also love this photo the Houston Chronicle used from last month's Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival. Thank you for being our sponsor and your support of the community Erwin McGowan Agency!
EveryBlock collects 18 types of news in Houston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 2900-2999 Abernathy St.