12 hours ago

The National Weather Service is forecasting w...

The National Weather Service is forecasting widespread rainfall over the next few days, with higher rainfall totals expected south of I-10. While extreme rainfall totals are not anticipated at this time, periods of high intensity and/or prolonged rainfall may lead to street flooding. The City of Houston urges drivers to exercise caution over the next few days. More Information and Protective Actions: https://www.houstonemergency.org Potential for Heavy Rain Across Houston Beginning Sunday,... HOUSTONEMERGENCY.ORG

    City of Houston Emergency Operations Center
    Steer Clear of Flood Prone Roadways During Periods of Heavy Rainfall - The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) urges residents and visitors to avoid Houston roadways during periods of prolonged or intense rainfall. The Department of Public Works & Engineering and OEM have produced a map of roadway segments and underpasses that are especially prone to flooding.
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Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

Happy Father's Day and Go 'Stros!

    Houston Astros
    To all the Dads out there, Happy Father's Day!
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2 days ago

June is flying by and we have 1 more class to...

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

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    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...
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2 days ago

You heard about Minnesota's skyscraper-climbi...

You heard about Minnesota's skyscraper-climbing raccoon this week, but did you know about the artwork this daredevil stunt inspired? Check it out.

    St. Paul's skyscraper raccoon spawns fan art -- and merchandise
    Updated: June 15, 6:19 a.m. | Posted: June 13, 2 p.m. The saga of the #mprraccoon was the summer blockbuster drama we didn't know we needed. And now the hashtag will soon become a tote bag. The daredevil brought worldwide productivity to a halt Tuesday as it scaled the UBS Plaza skyscraper in downtown St.
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2 days ago

She made a wish, and her wish was to have a d...

She made a wish, and her wish was to have a dog. But then her dog got very sick. What happens when the wish of your life has to go to the hospital? https://bluepearlvet.com/media-releases/girl-reunited-with-make-a-wish-dog-thanks-to-expert-veterinary-care/

    BluePearl Veterinary Partners
    She made a wish, and her wish was to have a dog. But then her dog got very sick. What happens when the wish of your life has to go to the hospital?...
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3 days ago

HARVEY LONG-TERM RECOVERY PUBLIC MEETINGS: W...

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.

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    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...
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3 days ago

The triumphant path of this legal scholar, so...

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

    A True Advocate and Civil Rights Champion: Prominent Civil Rights Attorney and Houston Native Lewis Myers Jr. Dies at 70 - Houston Forward Times
    ABOVE: Lewis Myers Houston has lost one of its native sons, as services were recently held in Chicago for prominent civil rights attorney and Houston native Lewis "Lew" Myers, Jr., who made his earthly transition in a Chicago rehab facility on May 24th, after complications from surgery.
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4 days ago

Dear Partners and Friends, The Houston-Galve...

Dear Partners and Friends, The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), a federally designated regional policy entity that makes decisions regarding Greater Houston’s transportation funding and needs, is updating the Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan and needs your input. The Regional Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan is a long-range planning document that describes our region’s vision for enhancing pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure across eight counties. We at LINK Houston believe that a more robust and equitable transportation network, which includes safe and accessible pedestrian and biking infrastructure, is crucial for all Houstonians to reach opportunity. Your civic engagement in this planning process is necessary to prioritize investments in neighborhoods across the Greater Houston Area. Please take a few minutes to fill out H-GAC’s surveys: walking survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/i-walk-here biking survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/i-bike-here Your participation will help build a resilient and sustainable Houston region! Your voice counts! The surveys are also available in Spanish: Camino: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/camino-aqui Bicicleta: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ando-en-bicicleta-aqui Sincerely, LINK Houston www.LINKHouston.org

    Home
    We uphold the values of equity, independence, inclusivity, health, and respect. We aim to be bold and constructive in our efforts towards informing transportation decision making with real people and real choices. How + Why Houston struggles with mobility issues that impact access to
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5 days ago

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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.

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    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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5 days ago

The Mayor’s Back to School Fest is designed t...

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/

    Mayor's Back 2 School Festival
    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.
    http://www.houstontx.gov

5 days ago

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation updated their cover photo.
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6 days ago

Join Microsoft for a High School Night! 6/13...

Join Microsoft for a High School Night! 6/13 6:00-8:00 PM College Grad Night at the Microsoft Store Click Here to Register: https://bit.ly/2JBvkAN 6/20 6:00-8:00 PM High School Grad Night at the Microsoft Store Click Here to Register: https://bit.ly/2t2NnZw

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Join Microsoft for a High School Night! 6/13 6:00-8:00 PM College Grad Night at the Microsoft Store Click Here to Register: https://bit.ly/2JBvkAN 6/20 6:00-8:00 PM High School Grad Night at the...
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6 days ago

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 2 ne...

Join us at Castillo Park on June 16!

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    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added a new photo.
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6 days ago

Everybody loves a good cat photo, but what if...

Everybody loves a good cat photo, but what if your pictures always turn out too blurry or too dark? Watch this photographer and his cat Wolfie for some tips on taking better images of your cat.

    CAT PHOTOGRAPHY 101
    Today we're looking at 5 easy steps you can make to take better pictures of your cat with any level of camera. Let's get into it!
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6 days ago

Jun 11

DeSoto has been on the scene for over 30 year...

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

    UH Special Collections Acquires Archive of Houston Artist Ben DeSoto
    The University of Houston Libraries Special Collections recently announced that it has acquired the papers of longtime Houston artist Ben DeSoto. DeSoto has been on the scene for over 30 years, woking on his own photographic projects and documenting the various happenings and goings on of the Houston art community.
    http://glasstire.com

Jun 10

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston shared a l...

    Complete Communities: Near Northside Mobility Workshop
    Please join us to engage in a workshop focused on biking in the Near Northside community! "Expanding area bike lanes and hike and bike trails" is a priority project in the Near Northside Complete Communities Action Plan. The City of Houston Planning and Development Department and its partners have an opportunity to help implement several bikeway projects in the Near Northside.
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Jun 09

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 4 ne...

Safe Walk Home self defense class. Great training for everyday defense. Contact Safe Walk Home for more information.

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added a new photo.
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Jun 09

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 5 ne...

Safe Walk Home self defense class. Great training for everyday defense. Contact Safe Walk Home for more information.

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added a new photo.
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Jun 08

Pet insurance is the right choice for many pe...

Pet insurance is the right choice for many pet owners, but not everyone. BluePearl's Dr. Cathy Meeks offers these pointers in her latest column.

    Pet 411: Why Veterinarians Want You to Consider Pet Insurance
    When bringing home a new pet, most people have a variety of things they need to acquire, from a new, soft bed to plenty of nutritious food. I'd like to take a moment to urge you to add one more item to that list: pet insurance.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

Jun 08

Get involved and stay connected!

Get involved and stay connected!

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    Get involved and stay connected!
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Jun 07

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdGa...

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    Input on the City of Houston Disaster Action Plan
    Please share your input on the following questions to help inform the City of Houston's Disaster Action Plan by COB June 6th.
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Jun 07

GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added 2 ne...

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston added a new photo.
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Jun 07

Jun 06

Congratulations on your sons and daughters wh...

Congratulations on your sons and daughters who go off to college this fall. Is the family dog going with them?

    Animal house? More colleges are saying yes to dogs and cats in dorms.
    Most dorm residents at Southeast Missouri State University will show up this fall with bedding, a laptop, a backpack and other typical accessories. A few dozen others will tote something furrier - and breathing: their pets.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com

Jun 05

Our veterinarians spend years learning the sc...

Our veterinarians spend years learning the science of veterinary medicine. But is there more to learn outside the bounds of science? Grab a tissue, take a deep breath, and read this poignant, thought-provoking article by our Dr. Karena Joung.

    The extra shift that transformed my outlook on veterinary medicine
    The alarm sounded at 4:30 a.m. and I hit the snooze button for the third time with a sleepy, uncoordinated fist. Why did I agree to work this extra shift? I stumbled out of bed and then headed to work, black coffee in my veins fighting a losing battle against exhaustion.
    http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com

Jun 05

Coming soon to the neighborhood! Among the mo...

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

    Your Guide to East River Candyland | Swamplot
    Your Guide to East River Candyland The map above - taken from this week's city planning agenda - provides a candy-colored indication of how Midway plans to divvy up the 136-acre former KBR site along Buffalo Bayou, east of downtown, that it's redeveloping into an office, retail, and residential neighborhood dubbed East River.
    http://swamplot.com

Jun 05

Want to learn more about the upcoming develop...

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

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    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...
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Jun 05

Jun 04

Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment ...

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.

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation added a new photo.
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Jun 04

Free with registration. More great community ...

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.

Jun 02

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May 31

This Saturday is the Summer Family Festival a...

This Saturday is the Summer Family Festival at Clark Park! This event will feature free health screenings and immunizations, immigration and legal resources, workforce resources, information about summer programs, and more! There will be free sports clinics hosted by NIKE for all children, and the first 200 children will receive a free NIKE backpack. There will also be free food and popsicles for the first 300 people. Other activities will include Zumba under the basketball court, a senior's tent sponsored by AARP, and raffle prizes to the Houston Zoo and Children's Museum! 10 am - 1 pm this Saturday, June 2nd!

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    This Saturday is the Summer Family Festival at Clark Park! This event will feature free health screenings and immunizations, immigration and legal resources, workforce resources, information about...
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May 31

Do you need a will? Houston Volunteer Lawyers...

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

    Houston's Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation
    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...
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May 30

Most dogs make us want to say "awwwww." But t...

Most dogs make us want to say "awwwww." But these dogs who received the Medal of Courage make us want to stand up and salute. Thanks to the heroes, those with two legs and those with four.

    These four military dogs just received the nation's highest honor
    Four veterans were honored with Medal of Courage awards on Capitol Hill on May 22. They didn't give any speeches, but not just because they were humble - the four vets are retired military working dogs. The American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage is the highest honor for military dogs that displayed extraordinary valor and service to their country.
    https://www.militarytimes.com

May 29

This is a story about two dogs whose lives we...

This is a story about two dogs whose lives were saved with a process you may not realize is used in veterinary medicine -- dialysis. We're glad Armani and Bella came to BluePearl hospitals after coming down with a potentially deadly disease called leptospirosis. Thanks to expert treatment and some very dedicated owners, we're happy to report that these two pets are wagging their tails again!

    Dialysis and expert care saved these dogs from deadly disease
    Leonard Clementi had never heard of the deadly bacterial disease called leptospirosis until it infected his 5-year-old Yorkipoo, Armani, "like a sneak attack." John and Tracey Bradbury had never heard of leptospirosis either. When their 8-year-old Labrador retriever Bella was infected, a veterinarian said they might need to euthanize their beloved dog.
    https://bluepearlvet.com

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  • May 25, 2018

May 25

Safe Walk Home is keeping the ladies of Near ...

Safe Walk Home is keeping the ladies of Near Northside safe. Sign up for classes if you are interested. Limited spaces available.

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Safe Walk Home is keeping the ladies of Near Northside safe. Sign up for classes if you are interested. Limited spaces available.
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May 25

How did a dog named Jake wind up 1,000 miles ...

How did a dog named Jake wind up 1,000 miles away from home? We may never know. Who are the heroes that returned Jake to his family in Arizona? Several extremely generous people and one microchip.

    Volunteers drive lost dog thousands of miles to return to owner
    20 volunteers and four days of driving, but more than a year after he was lost, Jake the coonhound made a 2,000 mile journey back to his family.
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May 25

May 24

Did you know BluePearl hospitals stayed open ...

Did you know BluePearl hospitals stayed open 24/7 during both Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma? Our Florida medical director explains in this article some of the things we learned about your pets while weathering the storm.

    Hurricane 2018: What a veterinarian learned from Irma
    They say you learn a lot about yourself during a crisis. But during Hurricane Irma last year, we also learned a lot about your pets. HURRICANE GUIDE: Emergency information, tracking map and storm resources Literally hundreds of dogs and cats came in to BluePearl Veterinary Partners' 24-hour animal hospitals in the Tampa Bay area during last year's hurricane and its aftermath.
    http://www.tampabay.com

May 24

Homeownership month is coming up and we have ...

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

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