Major family-friendly celebrations coming to Town Center in late October!

East Aldine residents, businesses and friends are invited to participate in three exciting celebrations this month at the expanding East Aldine Town Center at 2800 Aldine Mail Route Road. The dynamic, free events show the growth, hard work and colorful makeup of East Aldine and the enrichment of the area by the East Aldine Management District. [...]

2021-10-11T15:06:44-05:00October 11th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Cops & community congregate for deeper crime-fighting co-cooperation — and fun

There were fire engines, ambulances, high water rescue equipment, a surveillance helicopter, law enforcement officers, free library books, college catalogues, free Frisbees and coloring books, whistles and plastic firefighter hats, along with raffle prizes, music, dancing girls, good food and two bouncy houses.  The 38th annual celebration of National Night Out backed by the East Aldine Management District [...]

2021-10-24T16:20:20-05:00October 6th, 2021|My East Aldine|

East Aldine ambulance/firefighting service saves lives and money

Due to quicker response times to fires and other emergencies, many Aldine area homeowners could see a drop in their insurance premiums. The change is due to the work of the Aldine Fire Department, which runs fire and rescue teams in Emergency Services District 24. The district covers 19 square miles and serves more than [...]

2021-09-30T19:28:32-05:00September 30th, 2021|My East Aldine|

Heritage celebration shows diversity of Hispanic cultures in East Aldine

The sights, sounds and smells of Hispanic culture wafted across the courtyard of BakerRipley on the evening of Sept. 17 as families from the East Aldine area gathered at the Town Center for a fiesta celebrating the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. They were reminders that Hispanic culture means much more than one kind of food, clothing [...]

2021-09-30T15:22:12-05:00September 30th, 2021|My East Aldine|

When it comes to East Aldine seniors, “Everyone Counts”

About three dozen senior citizens recently gathered for Grandparents’ Day to cap off their  weekly summer camp activities sponsored by the East Aldine Management District and BakerRipley. Sory Mingo They shared box lunches and snow cones, got health advice from various vendors and swapped stories about their crazy camp activities led by Sory Mingo, a vivacious [...]

2021-09-30T07:28:30-05:00September 30th, 2021|My East Aldine|

Westfield FD more ready than ever to battle flames and floods

With hurricane season hitting its peak, the Westfield Fire Department is now fully equipped to perform high water rescues throughout the East Aldine area. Through funding from Harris County Emergency Services District (ESD) 25, the department recently obtained a $79,325 command vehicle, which will haul a $26,964 swift water rescue boat purchased last year. A [...]

2021-08-26T08:10:00-05:00August 26th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Westfield FD helps raise funds for families of fallen first responders

The Westfield Fire Department participates annually in the Texas Brotherhood Ride, which raises funds for families of Texas first responders killed in the line of duty.   This year’s ride will starts Sept. 5, from Houston to Colorado Springs, CO. The 1,000-mile ride will conclude Sept. 17 at the Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs.  In [...]

2021-08-26T08:06:02-05:00August 26th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

East Aldine venture combines gym, fitness classes, healthy drinks

Danielle Torres, fourth from left As an ambitious and hardworking mother of two, Aldine native Danielle Torres felt that she needed two things: a place that sells good, healthy food and a place to work out to relieve stress.  A former emergency medical technician, Torres runs her parents’ cleaning business, SCR Facilities Maintenance, [...]

2021-08-27T14:34:52-05:00August 26th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

A welding wizard turns muffler parts into manikins

“Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.”  —the late philosopher Marshall McLuhan  At the busy intersection of Aldine Westfield Road and Little York, a crazy collection of sculptures molded from muffler parts evokes memories of the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz. But mechanic Jose Ramos is amused, and a bit confused, [...]

2021-08-26T09:56:38-05:00August 26th, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

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|
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