New mural connects many creative resources of East Aldine

Scattered showers did little to dampen the enthusiasm for a splashy new commemorative mural unveiled at the High Meadows branch of the Harris County Public Library in East Aldine recently. Art enthusiasts turned out in bunches to participate in The Mural Fest, which included creating their own artistic endeavors through the Art Bus and the Curiosity Cruiser.  For [...]

2021-05-29T10:41:19-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Economic Development, My East Aldine|

His coated flautas are a sensation in Aldine — and to 125,000 TikTok types

After a 21-year career in law enforcement for the Aldine School District and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Julio DeLeon has turned his super-secret spicy sauce into a booming family business and a second career as an online celebrity chef. DeLeon, better known as “July the Lion” to his 126,000 followers on TikTok, is a familiar [...]

2021-05-29T10:35:11-05:00June 2nd, 2021|Economic Development, My East Aldine|

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|

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|

Job vacancies, dancing horses, live music, sushi — all at a Mexican restaurant

It is not, by any stretch of the imagination, a traditional place to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. There is vegan Mexican food made with soy-based tostadas, so-called “Mexican sushi” and an array of spiced cocktails and beer. There are even customers who bring horses to the parking lot on occasion, to demonstrate the animals’ “dancing” [...]

2021-05-05T16:31:51-05:00May 5th, 2021|Economic Development, My East Aldine|

SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund: National Training Webinars

Please see the RRF national trainings on Wednesday, the links are below. Also, restaurant owners will be able to create your account this Friday, April 30th, 2021 at 8am CST  and submit your application on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 1100am CST SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund: Moreover, certain Ethnicities and Races, will be in a “priority [...]

2021-04-27T18:18:50-05:00April 27th, 2021|Economic Development|

SBA: Special Briefing on the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Public Private Strategies Institute for a national briefing on Wednesday, April 28 at 1 p.m. ET about the new $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). This briefing is cosponsored by the SBA and PPSI.   SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman will kick off this event. The SBA helps small [...]

2021-04-27T09:56:04-05:00April 27th, 2021|Economic Development|

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Content

Latest on RRF The Restaurant Revitalization Fund content on can be accessed via: or for Spanish. The URL must be in lower case. What this means: Anyone (SBA staff, Resource Partners, members of the public, etc) can now access a sample of what the application will look like, as well as a program guide with detailed explanations.  This [...]

2021-04-19T08:13:21-05:00April 19th, 2021|Economic Development|
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