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Many resources help a Venezuelan couple build a sweet business

The recent Wednesday Farmers’ Market at BakerRipley in East Aldine Town Center produced a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It was for the grand opening of Mr. Sweet, a catering food “carriage” run by Venezuelan refugees Aryelis and Daniel Ortiz.  The couple’s new business is a result of BakerRipley’s Entrepreneur Academy with the help of the non-profit social service organization’s business [...]

2021-06-07T09:33:34-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Economic Development, My East Aldine|

Hurricane season starts June 1! Prepare with these tips from Houston TranStar

  Frequent heavy rainfall makes roadway flooding a major concern for travelers in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas.   While residents are no strangers to heavy rain events throughout the year, and particularly during hurricane season, which runs from June 1 – November 30, Transportation and Emergency Management personnel at Houston TranStar are stressing [...]

2021-05-27T20:35:51-05:00May 27th, 2021|Community|

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage — Beyond the Month of May

    May 27, 2021 Thank you for joining us to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! As May draws to a close, we invite you to join this Saturday's art tour and to continue finding inspiration in the traditions, talents, and contributions of Asians and Asian Americans.   EDUCATION AND OUTREACH Art Tour: Shahidul Alam: Truth to [...]

2021-05-27T12:56:59-05:00May 27th, 2021|Community|

Mr. Sweet’s Food Carriage – Grand Opening, May 26

We are excited to have Mr. Sweet at the BakerRipley East Aldine Farmer’s Market in their grand opening of their Food Carriage! Mr. Sweet has been a part of the Technical Assistance Program, Lanzate Houston, the East Aldine Kitchen and the pilot of the Food Industry Recovery Program. Throughout COVID-19, Mr. Sweet was able to [...]

2021-05-24T13:44:37-05:00May 24th, 2021|Community|

AlertHouston | Flash Flood Watch for Houston until 9PM

Weather Information The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Houston until 9PM.  This means conditions are favorable for flooding to occur. Heavy rain is expected to begin impacting Houston until 9PM and periods of intense and/or prolonged rainfall may cause flash flooding. Protective Actions Be Prepared. People should bring their pets [...]

2021-05-24T12:07:11-05:00May 24th, 2021|Community|

Ready Harris Alerts: Tropical Weather Threat in Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Weather Threat in Gulf of Mexico The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management is monitoring two potential tropical weather systems this weekend.   The first system, located off the Texas coast, has a 40% chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm prior to landfall tonight. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is predicting [...]

2021-05-21T11:04:48-05:00May 21st, 2021|Community|

Getting Back on Track: Help is Here Educational Webinar Series

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and Public Private Strategies Institute (PPSI) for several educational opportunities to learn more about programs that will help your business get back on track. This is part of an effort to ensure that American small businesses know about the many resources to help their businesses grow and additional resources [...]

2021-05-19T11:26:21-05:00May 19th, 2021|Economic Development|
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