Council Member Dave Martin's

District E Newsletter

Issue 18

June 2014 

 

 

Dave Martin

Council Member

District E 

 

 

Contact:

 

900 Bagby

First Floor

Houston, TX 77002

 

17629 El Camino Real

Suite 415

Houston, TX 77058

 

 

Office: (832) 393-3008

Fax: (832) 393-3279

 

districte@houstontx.gov 

 

 

  

Allie Smart 

Chief of Staff 

 

Lauren Laake

Deputy Chief of Staff

 

Evan Austin
Administrative Assistant

 

   

 


City Contacts

City of Houston 311
(713) 837-0311

Mayor's Citizens Assistance Office
(832) 393-0955

Kingwood 
Community Center
(281) 348-2570

Department of Neighborhoods
General Services

For other City of Houston departments and projects, please visit the city website.

 
District E Community Contacts



 
 


Clear Lake Super Neighborhood


Residents of District E,

 

The Fiscal Year 2015 budget process has begun here at City Hall and all council members and their offices are moving full steam ahead as we attend comprehensive budget workshops over the next few weeks. All 23 City of Houston departments are required to present their budget priorities, budgeting outcomes and departmental goals at these workshops. After completing my first budget season last June, I requested that during this year's workshops each department present an all-inclusive financial analysis of their operating expenses rather than a more general "state of the department" summary. It's important for all council members to receive a comprehensive financial analysis which includes each department's anticipated 2013-2014 actuals, expenses incurred in FY14, and any uncontrollable expenses before making amendments to the Fiscal Year 2015 Proposed Budget. These working meetings also allow council members the opportunity to ask critical questions of each department director and their financial team.  

 

To date, I, along with my staff, have attended ten meetings, which include: Public Works and Engineering, Housing and Community Development, Legal, Planning and Development, City Council, Mayor's Office, Controller, Houston Airport System, Municipal Courts and Administration and Regulatory Affairs. Each of these presentations has been enlightening, provided clarification and prompted many questions from my colleagues on council.

 

At the conclusion of these meetings on Thursday, June 5, each council member will be able to develop amendments they would like to offer to the FY15 Proposed Budget. All 16 council members can offer an unlimited number of amendments, which can range from district-specific to citywide adjustments. Once all budgetary amendments are submitted to the mayor's administration for review, city council will have the opportunity to discuss these amendments during the Wednesday, June 18 city council meeting and then ultimately vote on a final budget at the Wednesday, June 25, council meeting.

 

Since all budget meetings are public, I would encourage you all to attend or even watch these workshops and upcoming council meetings on TV or online. I would also invite you to send me realistic budget reduction suggestions - I will be glad to review them thoroughly.

 

As always, I truly appreciate the opportunity to serve the constituents of District E.  It's my promise to you that I will do my best to represent you during this critical budget season.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Dave Martin

Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce D.C. Trip

From April 28 - April 30, Allie Smart, Chief of Staff for Council Member Martin, accompanied members of the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce on a trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for issues affecting the Lake Houston area. While in the Capitol, the group met with a number of elected officials including the United States Senators from Texas, John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, as well as members of the United States House of Representatives from the greater-Houston region such as Ted Poe, Sheila Jackson Lee, Kevin Brady and others. Members of the chamber delegation also had the opportunity to tour the White House. Council Member Martin thanks the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce for its continued good work promoting economic development and an improved quality of life in the Lake Houston Area.  

2014 Humble/Kingwood Relay for Life

On the evening of Friday, May 2, Council Member Martin participated in the 2014 Humble/Kingwood Relay for Life at Summer Creek High School by congratulating each of the nearly 90 participants and recognizing them with a medal during the ceremony. A total of $51,644.13 has been raised this year by the nearly 29 teams participating from the Humble and Kingwood areas.

 

Relay for Life events, organized by local branches of the American Cancer Society (ACS) like that of Humble/Kingwood, are held all over the United States to honor cancer survivors, promote strategies for reducing cancer risk, and raise money to fund the elimination of cancer. With the help of thousands of volunteers nationwide, the American Cancer Society saves an estimated 400 lives per day. 

25th Anniversary of the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra

On Saturday, May 3, Council Member Martin presented a proclamation on behalf of the City of Houston to the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra (KCCO) at their 25th Anniversary Concert of Brahms' Requiem at Strawbridge United Methodist Church in Kingwood. Founded in 1988 and in residence at Lone Star College-Kingwood since 1996, the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra has given hundreds of quality performances of choral-orchestral masterworks for the enrichment of the greater Kingwood/Northeast Houston area. The KCCO is led by artistic director and conductor Dr. Todd Miller, and is comprised of music teachers, church music directors, college students and community members from the greater North Houston area. Council Member Martin would like to thank the KCCO for the excellent concert performance and once again congratulates all members on the chorale and orchestra's 25th anniversary. 

Lake Houston Area Planning Council

On Monday, May 5, Council Member Martin attended the first meeting of the Lake Houston Area Planning Council. The Planning Council is comprised of 15 key decision makers in the Lake Houston area representing a variety of local and state government entities, educational institutions and large businesses. Parties represented on the council include the State of Texas, the City of Houston, the City of Humble, Harris County, Humble ISD, Lone Star College-Kingwood, Generation Park, Insperity, the Houston Airport System and more. Ultimately, the Planning Council is designed to identify joint areas of concern and develop solutions for the betterment of the quality of life and the promotion of economic growth in the region. Council Member Martin is honored to be on the council and he looks forward to working with his fellow members to promote a bright future for the Lake Houston area.

Summer Creek High School Empty Bowls Event

On Saturday, May 10, Summer Creek High School held its first annual Empty Bowls event to raise awareness for hunger and help feed those in need. Members of nearby communities attended to purchase bowls made by students from all over the Humble Independent School District and enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread. Council Member Martin participated in the fundraising effort by offering a bowl signed by Houston Mayor Annise Parker and members of Houston's City Council  for the event's VIP auction. Council Member Martin commends Summer Creek High School and all the volunteers who made the Empty Bowls event possible. A portion of the proceeds raised went to the Humble Area Assistance Ministries to fight hunger in the region. 

Demolition Day in Huffman

For several months, Council Member Martin's office has been working with local residents and the city's Department of Neighborhoods (DON) in regards to the public safety threat that an abandoned building, located at 323 Magnolia Point Drive, has posed to the community. In an effort to promote and enhance the quality of life for these residents, senior inspectors at DON identified this blighted, hazardous building to be included on their list for demolition during the city's 5th Annual Demo Day. On Saturday, May 17, neighbors had the opportunity to finally watch as this building was removed from the property by DON and through volunteer, contracted services through the members of the Houston Contractor's Association. Council Member Martin joined these residents as well as DON's Division Manager, Landon Taylor.  

Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Golf Classic and Party on the Green

On Thursday, May 15, Council Member Martin played in the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual Golf Classic at the Kingwood Country Club. The annual tournament serves as the Chamber's largest and most popular fundraiser, and this year's Classic was presented by the Kingwood Medical Center and the Texas Emergency Care Center. The Lake Houston Area Chamber's annual Party on the Green event followed on May 17, for which Council Member Martin donated an item to the live auction. Council Member Martin would like to thank all involved from the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce in the planning and execution of both events.

Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce's Peace Officer/Firefighter Third Tuesday Luncheon

On Tuesday, May 20, the Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce honored peace officers and fire fighters from the Lake Houston region at their Third Tuesday Luncheon. Staff from Council Member Martin's office attended the event, and presented certificates of special recognition to members of the Houston Fire Department, the Houston Police Department, the Humble Independent School District Police Department, and the Lone Star College-Kingwood Police Department. Council Member Martin congratulates all recognized at the event and commends all of Houston's heroic peace officers and firefighters for their service to protect our city.

Kingwood Mobility Study Update

In February 2014, the Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #10) undertook a comprehensive traffic study in Kingwood. Following the completion of the study, engineers with Gunda Corporation, LLC and a Steering Committing consisting of community members began to review the data collected to develop strategies to mitigate traffic in the area. To share preliminary results with Kingwood residents, a public meeting was held on May 13 at which approximately 250 constituents were able to review maps and raw data used in the ongoing traffic mitigation design process.

 

An electronic survey was also created and distributed to record constituent suggestions and concerns on the traffic situation, which has received over 600 responses. To take the survey, please click here. A website with more information on the traffic study and the traffic mitigation design process can be viewed here.

 

Council Member Martin's office will continue to update the public as the Lake Houston Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ #10) and the Steering Committee review all resident input and incorporate information gathered into a final traffic mitigation proposal. An additional meeting will be held in the fall; more information on the time and location of this meeting will be released at a later date. Please contact Council Member Martin's office at 832-393-3008 with questions and concerns.

Illegal Fishing, Littering Addressed in Kingwood

In the fall of 2013, Council Member Martin's office received numerous complaints of unlicensed fishing and littering in a creek by the south side of the Kingwood Branch Library. Following these complaints, Council Member Martin's staff worked closely with Harris County Flood Control, the Houston Police Department and several area residents to arrange a visit to the affected area and coordinate an effort to deter the unlicensed fishing and illegal dumping. As a result of this collective effort, Harris County sent out a crew to clean up the affected area, a measure the county plans to repeat in the future. Additionally, HPD established a patrol along the creek to deter illegal activity. Finally, after completing the required legal process and obtaining due permitting, Harris County recently installed "No Trespassing" signs by the library to prevent instances of illegal fishing and littering in the area going forward.


If any suspicious or illegal activity is observed in the area surrounding the Kingwood Branch Library, please contact our office at 832-393-3008 or the Houston Police Department, Kingwood Division at 281-913-4500.

Clear Lake Permitting Center Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, May 1, Council Member Martin in coordination with the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Houston Permitting Center's new Clear Lake location. The new satellite office, located at 1335 Regents Park Drive, Suite 130, will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday (except observed city-holidays), and will provide a range of services to businesses and residents of the area. These services include residential and commercial one-stop plan reviews; minor plan revisions; consultations; trade permits (electrical, plumbing, and HVAC); license renewals; occupancy inspection application and scheduling; routing of construction plans for review to the Houston Permitting Center; certificate of occupancy pick-up; utility releases; and inspection scheduling (with valid pin).  For more information on the services offered at the new Clear Lake location office, please email clearlakepermitoffice@houstontx.gov.

Clear Creek Independent School District's 2014 Volunteers & Partnership Breakfast

Council Member Martin attended the Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD)'s 2014 Volunteer & Partnership Breakfast on May 2 at the Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake, which serves to recognize the volunteers and community partners whose effort and support make the CCISD's educational mission a success. This year's event featured remarks from Greg Smith, Superintendent of CCISD, as well as Eva De Cardenas, CCISD Marketing and Business Partnerships, and Scott Bockart, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education for CCISD. Guests also enjoyed a student performance by the Clear Creek High School Chamber Singers and a community impact report from the CCISD's 2014 Community Partner of the Year, the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Council Member Martin thanks CCISD and all of its dedicated volunteers and community partners for a truly excellent job ensuring the education of Houston's youth. 

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's Annual State of the Lake Address

On Wednesday, May 14, Council Member Martin had the opportunity to speak to Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau members during the annual "State of the Lake" tourism address held at Butler's Courtyard in League City. As the representative for Houston and a portion of the Bay Area, Council Member Martin gave a positive update regarding the significant economic impact tourism has on the state and the specifically the City of Houston. According to the Office of the Governor's Economic Development and Tourism division, direct travel spending in Texas increased 3% in 2013 over 2012, a third of which is projected to be in Houston. Additionally, Council Member Martin gave an informative update on  the relationship the Bay Area Houston CVB has with the Greater Houston CVB as well as updates on particular developments including the Space Shuttle Replica Independence/Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier, Hobby Airport's new international terminal, and the Baybrook Mall expansion. Lastly, Council Member Martin touched base on where the Lone Star Flight Museum is with their plans to move their world class vintage war aircraft from their current facility in Galveston to Ellington Airport, as well as the City of Houston's push to designate Ellington Airport as an official Space Port to house space tourism related activities.

Rotary CCISD Teacher of the Year 2014 Luncheon

On Monday, May 19, Council Member Martin attended the Rotary Clear Creek Independent School District Teacher of the Year 2014 luncheon at the South Shore Harbour Resort and Conference Center. The event, organized by CCISD and the Rotary Club of Space Center, League City and Seabrook, acknowledged 44 teachers selected to represent their CCISD campus. Of the 44, six finalists were chosen as well as the two ultimate 2014 Clear Creek ISD Teachers of the Year who will go on to represent the school district in the regional competition. Remarks were made by Dr. Greg Smith, CCISD Superintendent, as well as by representatives from the host rotary clubs and CCISD's 2013 Teachers of the Year. This year's winners were announced in videos which featured comments by colleagues and students speaking to the candidates' teaching excellence. Council Member Martin is pleased to congratulate Amanda Corbett, 2014 Clear Creek Independent School District Elementary Teacher of the Year, and Dave Derr, 2014 Clear Creek Independent School District Secondary Teacher of the Year. He also congratulates all of the 44 teachers recognized at the event and thanks CCISD as well as the sponsoring rotary clubs for putting on the event to acknowledge those committed to the education of the youth in Houston's bay area.

Council Member Martin Visits Capitol to Promote Human Space Exploration

From Tuesday, May 20, to Thursday, May 22, Council Member Martin traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for the benefits of human space exploration on a trip organized by Citizens for Space Exploration (CSE). Council Member Martin joined a number of leaders from the greater Houston region including Bob Mitchell, President of Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP), Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor and BAHEP Chair, and State Senator Sylvia Garcia, as well as a group of students from across the country and many others. On Capitol Hill, Council Member Martin and his fellow advocates discussed the importance of continued space exploration with a number of elected officials including Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, as well as Representatives Steve Stockman, Sheila Jackson Lee and Ralph Hall. In all, the delegation of 110 advocates visited approximately 355 congressional offices over the two day trip.

 

Citizens for Space Exploration is a multi-state organization that has been leading annual trips to promote human space flight in our nation's capitol for 22 years. With its membership comprised of private citizens, small business owners, students, teachers, space and non-space business representatives, and county and municipal officials, CSE represents the nation's largest pro-space exploration grassroots effort. Council Member Martin thanks Citizens for Space Exploration for organizing this year's successful trip.

Space Center Houston Update

As summer approaches, plenty of exciting things are going on at Space Center Houston. From May 24 to September 1, visitors to the center will be able to travel to undiscovered frontiers within the new, limited-engagement "Facing Mars" exhibit, an interactive experience which focuses on the real life challenges of sending humans to mars. Access to "Facing Mars" is included with paid admission to Space Center Houston. For more information on this and other exhibits, please click here

 

Also occurring at Space Center Houston this summer is continued progress on the upcoming attraction involving NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), which was recently moved to the center from its previous home at Ellington Airport. Reassembly of the SCA began in early May and is being streamed live for all to view on Space Center Houston's website. Crews began to put the historic 747 back together last month which will be joined with the shuttle replica Independence later this summer. Together, the shuttle and carrier will be an eight-story tall interactive exhibit scheduled to open in 2015.

 

Council Member Martin also congratulates Dr. Melanie Johnson, Education Director for Space Center Houston, on receiving the 2014 Nancy Hanks Memorial Award for Professional Excellence, a national honor recognizing outstanding achievement by a museum professional. 

CCISD High Schools Receive National Honor

Council Member Martin is pleased to announce that four high schools in the Clear Creek Independent School District were recently included in the U.S. News and World Report's Best High Schools list for 2014. Clear Brook High School, Clear Horizons Early College High School and Clear Springs High School were recognized on the list in addition to Clear Lake High School, which falls within District E. The U.S. News and World Report rankings factor in a variety of academic performance and teaching indicators to measure schools' educational excellence. Council Member Martin congratulates CCISD for the honor in addition to the teachers, students, staff and administrators who make the school district one of the best in the country. 

National Day of Prayer

On Thursday, May 1, Council Member Martin observed and participated in National Day of Prayer during an assembly on the steps of City Hall. Founded in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, National Day of Prayer provides an annual opportunity for Americans to acknowledge the importance of personal prayer and repentance in their communities. At the event, Council Member Martin was asked to read and present an official State of Texas proclamation. Other political and religious leaders from the greater Houston area including Pastor Steve Riggle from Grace Community Church in District E were also present and offered their prayers and remarks.

13th Annual League of Women Voters Repast Luncheon

On Friday, May 2, Council Member Martin attended the 13th Annual League of Women Voters of the Houston Area (LWV HA)'s Repast Luncheon honoring United States Congressmen Ted Poe and Al Green. At the event, remarks were made by the League of Women Voters of the Houston Area's President, Carolyn Mata, in addition to leaders of the organization's Repast Committee. The luncheon also featured a discussion with this year's honorees, Congressmen Ted Poe and Al Green of Texas' 2nd and 9th Congressional Districts respectively. The LWV HA is a member organization of the League of Women Voters of the United States, a non-profit founded in 1920 to actively and effectively organize women voters. All proceeds raised at this year's event went to the LWV HA's Education Fund. 

World Energy Cities Partnership's Annual Networking Reception

On Tuesday, May 6, Council Member Martin attended the World Energy Cities Partnership's (WECP) Annual Networking Reception held as a part of the week-long Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. The yearly event, hosted by the Partnership's 21 member cities, brings together high-level business executives and government officials from all over the world. The World Energy Cities Partnership was founded in 1995 to facilitate a worldwide network of industry support services and to promote collaboration among its member cities. Council Member Martin thanks the WECP for putting on the event and all who organized this year's Offshore Technology Conference. 

Crime Stoppers of Houston's Annual Awards Luncheon

On Wednesday, May 7, Council Member Martin attended the Crime Stoppers of Houston's Annual Awards Luncheon at Hotel ZaZa. The yearly luncheon honors individuals and organizations who have made Houston a safer place to live and work. Additionally, four awards are given out annually to members of the crime prevention community. For this year's luncheon, President & CEO of the Memorial Hermann Health System, Dan Wolterman, delivered the keynote address. Council Member Martin congratulates all of the 2014 award recipients and thanks Crime Stoppers of Houston for its noble work keeping Houston safe. 

Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast

Council Member Martin attended the Mayor's Literacy Leadership Award Breakfast on Thursday, May 8 at the River Oaks Country Club. The annual breakfast, organized by the Houston Center for Literacy, brings together friends of the organization including donors, volunteers, legislators and learners and raises awareness for the fight against illiteracy in Houston. Funds raised at the event go towards the Houston Center for Literacy's campaign to engage the community in solving the city's literacy problem.

CultureMap's Tastemakers Award 

Houston's restaurant industry is thriving thanks to chefs like Chris Shepherd of Underbelly, who recently won the prestigious James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award. On May 8, CultureMap celebrated Houston's top culinary talent at its annual Tastemaker Awards with Council Member Martin in attendance. The event featured food from a variety of establishments throughout the city, and acknowledged restaurant professionals who make Houston a great place to eat. Council Member Martin thanks CultureMap for putting on the enjoyable event and congratulates all of the chefs and culinary leaders recognized. 

Third Annual Police Week Heroes Awards Luncheon

As a part of National Police Week, Council Member Martin attended the Houston Police Department's Third Annual Police Week Heroes Awards Luncheon on May 12 at the Hyatt Regency. The annual ceremony recognizes the department's most outstanding officers across a variety of categories, including undercover officers, technical support members, investigators, field training officers and civilian employees. The honors announced also cover a range of experience, from the Rookie of the Year award to the Lifetime Achievement awards. Council Member Martin commends all of the brave officers and supporting HPD staff members acknowledged at the event for their exceptional sacrifice and service to the City of Houston. 

Wounded Warriors Event

On Friday, May 16, Council Member Martin had the honor of welcoming a group of nearly 360 Wounded Warriors to Houston as they arrived at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The group of brave men and women were on their way to Port O'Connor for a weekend of fishing and fellowship sponsored by the Warrior's Weekend Organization. Warrior's Weekend is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the recovery of America's wounded veterans by holding an annual fishing event in Port O'Connor, Texas and promoting donation to veterans-based causes. Council Member Martin extends his deepest gratitude to all of the brave men and women who currently serve or have served in America's armed forces.

Women's Business Enterprise Alliance 2014 Business Expo Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

On Thursday, May 29, Council Member Martin attended the ribbon cutting ceremony during the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance (WBEA) 2014 Business Expo, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center from May 28-29. Over 150 exhibitors and 1,500 women business owners, corporate procurement executives and federal contracting officers were in attendance at the expo, which affords women business owners the opportunity to exhibit their products, grow their professional networks and connect with potential corporate buyers. The WBEA expo also serves as a fundraising opportunity, helping fund certification support, educational programming and scholarships to more than 800 Women Business Enterprises and over 40,000 employees in Houston and southeast Texas. Council Member Martin thanks the Women's Business Enterprise Alliance for putting together the annual exposition, and commends the organization for promoting economic growth and development not only in the City of Houston but across the State of Texas. 

Crime Down in District E

According to a new study released by the Houston Police Department's Office of Planning, the crime rate has decreased in District E over the past year. From 2012-2013, the overall crime rate in the district dropped 2.1%, representing the largest decline out of all of Houston's 11 council districts. District E saw crime fall in that time period in five out of the seven major categories, including double-digit declines in three. Council Member Martin thanks the Houston Police Department and all of their law enforcement officers for their active crime prevention activities and patrolling throughout the city and in particular District E. To keep crime on the decline, he encourages all residents to remain vigilant, practice crime prevention strategies and report any suspicious behavior to HPD right away.

City of Houston's Single Stream Recycling Program Expanded

Council Member Martin is pleased to announce that the City of Houston's Solid Waste Management Department has added 2,228 homes in District E to its Single Stream Recycling Program. As a part of the expansion, residents will receive one 96-gallon green automated cart similar to the black automated garbage cart currently being used. Subdivisions included in this wave of expansion include:

 

 

 

Cart delivery for this wave of expansion began in mid-May and should be completed by the second week in June. Collection for "Week A" homes will commence the week of June 23, with collection for "Week B" homes commencing the week of June 30. Recyclable items that can be placed in the Single Stream containers include newspapers, magazines, office paper, junk mail, cardboard, paperboard, paper bags, glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin and steel cans and plastic 1-5 and 7.

 

After this most recent expansion, approximately 107,000 homes remain in the City of Houston without Single Stream Recycling service. All of these remaining residences have been placed on the Solid Waste Management Department's list for the final expansion of the program, to occur sometime in 2015. For more information, please contact our office at 832-393-3008. 

Keep Houston Beautiful's 30th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards

Keep Houston Beautiful is now accepting entries for its 30th Annual Mayor's Proud Partner Awards, which recognizes individuals who exhibit leadership and commitment to building a cleaner, more beautiful environment for Houston. Examples of eligible entries include beautification and landscaping installations, neighborhood cleanup efforts, environmental education programs, volunteer park improvements, waste minimization attempts, litter prevention and deterrence initiatives and other similar service projects. Entry applications for the Mayor's Proud Partner Awards are due Monday, July 21, 2014. To apply, please click here

2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards

The Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards (MHHA) Committee seeks to recognize exemplary Hispanics who have made outstanding contributions toward improving the quality of life within the Houston Hispanic community. The MHHA Committee will review nomination entries and select the most outstanding nominees to receive the 2014 Mayor's Hispanic Heritage Awards, who will then be saluted by Mayor Annise Parker and City Council at Council session every Tuesday during Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) and at the MHHA reception celebration on October 7, 2014. 

 

Nominations must be emailed or postmarked no later than July 31, 2014 for consideration. To learn more about the awards and to access the 2014 Nomination Form, please click here

Upcoming Events 

 
Please refer to Council Martin's District E website for location, time and more event details. Email the District E office if you would like us to include your upcoming event in future newsletters! 

 

City Wides

June 12
Father's Day Father/Child Charity Golf Tournament and Scholarship Fund

June 22
Houston Tidelanders A Capella Smorgasbord Extravaganza 
 
Kingwood
June 5
Kingwood Service Association's Parks Committee Meeting
 
June 6
Take a Kid Fishing Day 
 
June 9-June 12
Kingwood Basketball Camp
 
June 11
Kingwood Service Association's Public Safety Committee Meeting 
 
June 17
Kingwood PIP
 
June 18
Kingwood Super Neighborhood Council Meeting
 

Southeast Houston/Clear Lake    

June 17

Southeast Houston-Clear Lake PIP Meeting

 

June 25

Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce's General Membership Luncheon