East Aldine’s old gravestone mystery has been solved! Partly.

The identity of Alwiene S. “Sophie” Goerlitz Weise was never in doubt. She was born in the Austin area, during the Civil War, on Dec. 23, 1863. Among her parents and siblings, she was the only American from first breath. The rest of the Goerlitz family had come from Germany. She married freight hauler Ephraim [...]

2021-08-06T18:54:39-05:00August 5th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Sgt. Terry Garza boosts public safety in the community she adores

From her third-floor workspace in the East Aldine Management District’s new Town Center office building, Harris County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Terry Garza has a spectacular view of the community she has loved since she was a young patrol deputy. Garza, who oversees the evening shift patrol of officers assigned to the district, is a popular [...]

2021-08-04T09:18:21-05:00August 4th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

A smoother East Aldine ride could be just around the corner

From the frigid February freeze to torrential July rainstorms, Houston’s 2021 weather has been “the perfect storm” for the proliferation of potholes that are a persistent and pricey problem for drivers and public officials. Not only are potholes a threat to public safety, as drivers sometimes swerve to avoid danger, they are a costly and [...]

2021-08-03T10:57:46-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Jazz concerts give Town Center amphitheater a swinging start

Two July jazz concerts marked the grand opening of the amphitheater at the East Aldine Management District’s expanded Town Center, where the musicians and the hundreds of people in the public audiences inspired each other. Before internationally known trumpeter Ray Vega improvised his solos on stage on the night of July 17, some in the [...]

2021-08-03T10:58:34-05:00August 3rd, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium expires Saturday

The U.S. Centers For Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium expires Saturday. But the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has started, as of today, a national list of programs that offer rental assistance to tenants and landlords who are unable to continue making or collecting rent payments due to the disruptions caused by the [...]

2021-07-28T15:31:13-05:00July 28th, 2021|Community|

COVID EIDL: Small Business Relief and Recovery Webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program was designed to help hard-hit small businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing advances and low-interest disaster loans. Tuesday, [...]

2021-07-27T12:16:19-05:00July 27th, 2021|Community, Economic Development|

How is Houston Handling Homelessness? Hear from the Experts and Have Your Questions Answered!

Do you ever wonder what Houston is doing about homelessness? If so, now's your chance to hear directly from our local front-line experts and get your questions answered! Mark your calendar and plan to attend on July 29 at 3 pm. Click below to pre-register and receive a link to join the Zoom webinar!

2021-07-27T11:41:30-05:00July 27th, 2021|Community, Events|
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