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Kinship Care: The Changing Role of Grandparents

2020-01-01T22:52:06+00:00January 1st, 2020|Community, Resources|

By Jeff Herman Waking at 6 am each morning, Shirley P. Reed knows how to hustle. This force of nature works to balance getting her grandkids and great-grandkids out the door every day while also managing to lead Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Group of Aldine-Harris County (GRGSG), the 501(c)3 non-profit organization she founded in 2004. [...]

Spotlight on Connie Esparza

2019-12-31T21:14:13+00:00December 31st, 2019|Community|

J.D. Herman Connie Esparza has an activist’s heart. An East Aldine resident since 1979, her work  in the community has helped transform the quality of life for everyone living in the district. Extensive volunteerism–including stints at MacArthur High School, Bonding Against Adversity, VISA (Volunteers In the Schools of Aldine)–and community activism have resulted in deep [...]

Pathway to Prosperity: Local Bank Introduces Home Ownership and Savings Programs

2019-12-31T21:07:24+00:00December 31st, 2019|Community|

By J.D. Herman Local financial institutions have long provided important benefits by forging long standing relationships within the communities they serve. Unlike larger corporate banks that rely on volume to generate profits, community banks focus on building lasting relationships. A deep understanding of local needs allows regional banks to provide specialized financial services, something Prosperity [...]

Aldine’s Rich History in Cartographic Change

2020-01-03T23:16:46+00:00December 31st, 2019|About the District, Community|

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 [...]