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Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins Reaffirms Voter Safety at the Polls

2020-07-07T21:30:15+00:00June 30th, 2020|Community|

Harris County recently entered the Level 1 threat level under the County's new emergency response system due to a surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19. All polling centers will remain open to perform the essential function of voting during the 10-day Early Voting Period and on Election Day. The County Clerk's Office has put in [...]

University of Houston debuts contact tracing course amid COVID-19 crisis

2020-06-30T16:41:14+00:00June 30th, 2020|Community|

By Defender News Service To help reduce community spread of COVID-19, the University of Houston College of Medicine has launched an online contact tracing certificate program for anyone around the world interested in becoming a “disease detective.” “Population Health During a Pandemic: Contact Tracing and Beyond” is available to the public for free on Coursera [...]

Engage with the SBA Houston District Office: Upcoming Events June 29-July 3

2020-06-29T16:33:04+00:00June 29th, 2020|Community, Economic Development|

Lunch with SBA Leadership Ask your small business questions in this virtual 30 min. daily interactive session (limited to first 30 participants) Monday, June 29 - Thursday, July, 2 at 12:00pm CDT CLICK HERE TO JOIN (ID: 769 0912 8222; Password: 8aKHJ6) PPP Loan Forgiveness  The Houston SBA District office will discuss key factors the borrower should [...]

Estilo Reynosa – Uniquely Suited For Dining During Pandemics

2020-06-29T16:08:35+00:00June 29th, 2020|Community, Economic Development|

Pretty much any time you research the history of a “new” Tex-Mex dish -- breakfast tacos and fajitas, for example -- your trail will end somewhere in the Rio Grande Valley. In days gone by, those dishes would first be adopted in San Antonio, from whence they would then be taken first to Houston and [...]

County renews Community Protection Plan in management districts

2020-06-26T19:30:38+00:00June 26th, 2020|Community|

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan will continue the fight to improve and protect neighborhoods. Ryan this week won approval from the Harris County Commissioners Court to continue his Community Protection Program with six management districts: East Aldine Management District, International Management District, North Houston Management District, Southwest Management District, Harris County Improvement District Number 5 [...]

What’s in a Name – Aldine’s Demonym

2020-06-25T17:42:03+00:00June 25th, 2020|About the District, Community|

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 [...]