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August Update on the East Aldine Arts Council

Interview with Board Member and Arts Council Committee Member Carlos Silva By Christina Autry What is the Arts Council? The Arts Council is something the East Aldine District has wanted to do for some time now. The management district is tasked with improving infrastructure, economic development, and partnering with organizations in the community to provide [...]

2020-10-05T23:38:52+00:00October 5th, 2020|About the District, Community, My East Aldine|

What’s in a Name – Aldine’s Demonym

Natives of Houston are Houstonians and the people of Dallas are called Dallasites, but by what name do the people of Aldine prefer to be referred? What is the label for locals, or in the words of writer, historian, baseball scholar and word expert, what is Aldine’s “demonym?” That’s the word Dickson popularized for this [...]

2020-10-06T16:17:19+00:00June 25th, 2020|About the District, Community, My East Aldine|

Aldine History: Swedish Roots

Looking today at the bustling economies, robust social safety nets, stable governments, and overall quality of life of the Scandinavian countries, it’s hard to believe that only a little more than a century ago, northern Europe was an economic, political and religious basket case. Back in the 1880s, when Aldine was first coming together, only [...]

2020-10-06T16:16:17+00:00June 2nd, 2020|About the District, Community, My East Aldine|

Opinion: Management districts fill the gaps between city’s pandemic losses

By Homer L. Clark, Wea Lee, Kenneth Li, Patricia Maddox, Gerald Overturff and Ralph Rieger, Houston Chronicle The Houston area’s little known and sometimes misunderstand management districts have been working to enhance public safety, business opportunities and other forms of quality of life issues for years. Now that the pandemic is forcing deep budget cuts [...]

2020-05-27T14:01:51+00:00May 27th, 2020|About the District, Community|

Posting for East Aldine Management District – Defined Area Election

Order Calling Bond Elections and Operation and Maintenance Tax elections for Defined Area No. 1, Notice of Bond Elections and Operation and Maintenance Tax elections for Defined Area No. 1, The Voter Information Document, and the Sample Ballot. Order Calling Election Voter Information Document Notice of Election

2020-04-23T23:12:26+00:00April 23rd, 2020|About the District, Community|

District Staff is Working

In partnership with the Federal, State, County and City Officials to protect the public health and help stop the spread of COVID-19, the East Aldine District offices are closed until at least April 30. Staff is working remotely and may be contacted as follows: David Hawes, Executive Director, DHawes@AldineDistrict.org Richard Cantu, Deputy Executive Director, 832-392-2547 [...]

2020-04-05T16:56:28+00:00April 5th, 2020|About the District, Community|

WW Thorne / Great Aldine School Board War of ’59

Participatory democracy can be an emotional affair, and few aspects of it elicit quite as much primal passion as the education of our children. Aldine is no exception, and about 60 years ago, its tempestuous school board meetings made national news, and in its resolution, Aldine ISD found a hero in W.W. Thorne whose name [...]

2020-10-06T16:21:48+00:00March 29th, 2020|About the District, Community, My East Aldine|

“Stay Home. Stay Safe.” order and essential services

A Message from the Executive Director This morning County Judge Lina Hidalgo, with the support of Mayor Turner, issued a mandatory “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” order that will start at midnight tonight. In order to support this effort, the East Aldine District will cease their graffiti and litter abatement and other non-essential services. Staff will [...]

2020-03-25T14:16:09+00:00March 24th, 2020|About the District|

Aldine’s Rich History in Cartographic Change

Photo credit: Houston Subdivision Collection. Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library Well, if there is one thing you can learn from this 1907 plat map of the town of Aldine, it’s that time changes everything. Of the 20 named streets, only one today retains its name, and some have ceased to be [...]

2020-10-06T16:20:23+00:00December 31st, 2019|About the District, Community, My East Aldine|
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