This Aldine librarian does more than the usual with pages

There are times when librarians do sit and watch television.  For Jane Holt, branch manager of the High Meadows Public Library in East Aldine, however, her hands are rarely empty. She is always busy folding pages – from books, maps, musical scores, or other papers – to create wall hangings, delicate flower arrangements and beautiful lamps.  “It’s a great [...]

2021-07-02T19:26:28-05:00July 2nd, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Free summer fun for kids continues in East Aldine

A morning of outdoor fun featuring music, crafts and water activities will cap off the summer for children in the East Aldine community, who gladly gathered in classrooms – of all places – for learning new skills from cardio boxing to watercolor painting. BakerRipley is holding its Fun in the Sun summer festival on Saturday, July 10, [...]

2021-07-01T15:44:24-05:00July 1st, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

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|

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|

From gardening to public hearings, a group helps East Aldine transform

On Earth Day, students at Avalos P-tech High School happily spent the afternoon outdoors, planting the “seeds of transformation” for a possible community garden at the East Aldine area campus. The gathering was a special event organized by a community organization called the Houston Department of Transformation, along with staff at P-tech, BakerRipley, the High Meadows Public Library, [...]

2021-05-03T07:53:54-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Introducing the first health and social services director for East Aldine and the rest of Pct. 2

An 11-foot inflatable model of the COVID-19 virus was recently on display outside Community Health Choice in Harris County’s Precinct 2. The  gray bubble with reddish entrails was a not-so-subtle advertisement for the free vaccines inside.  “Our job is not to talk people into getting the vaccine, our job is to make sure they know there is an [...]

2021-05-03T07:49:55-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Community, My East Aldine|

Eye-popping pop-up markets provide colorful crafts for Easter

They’re as perennial as the bluebonnets, paintbrushes and buttercups that line Texas’ roadways in spring: Colorful displays of piñatas, cascades of cascarones, bunches of bouquets and baskets. Several “Peeps Pop-up" markets lined streets throughout the East Aldine District Friday and Saturday as entrepreneurs and fund-aisers set up their annual Easter displays in the rite of [...]

2021-04-03T18:38:25-05:00April 3rd, 2021|Community, Economic Development, My East Aldine|
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