Over the last few weeks we have lost some longtime residents of District H and I’d like to express my thoughts and sincere condolences to the friends and family of Mr. Albert Morin who resided in the Old Sixth Ward and Ms. Betty Lou Quartaro who resided in Lindale Park. Both Albert and Betty were committed to their communities and beloved by their neighbors, friends, and families. I thank them both for their service and know they are now resting in peace.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
Last week I joined CrimeStoppers, Clear Channel, and Sheriff Adrian Garcia as we kicked off the CrimeStoppers Safe Child Initiative in our city and county. It coincides with National Child Abuse Prevention Month which runs through all of April. The Safe Child Initiative is targeting the some 1,600 accused child predators walking amongst us here in Harris County. As part of the month-long campaign, CrimeStoppers will be rolling out giant billboards throughout the city and coordinating law enforcement agencies to create arrest teams, which will hunt down fugitives as tips come in. I am proud of this initiative and of the work of all of our law enforcement agencies as we make sure that our city is safe for all children. If you have any tips on wanted fugitives, please call CrimeStoppers at 713-222-TIPS or go online to www.crime-stoppers.org/safechild.
Easter Egg Hunts in District H
I want to acknowledge and thank the North Central and the Independence Heights communities for their fantastic Easter Egg Hunts this month. The family friendly fun was a treat for the District H team – as we visited with neighbors and friends at Moody Park and at Independence Heights Park. I want to specially thank Mr. and Mrs. Cisneroz for their hard work, as a well as Tanya Dubose for her dedication to making these events a success. I also want to thank the Houston Parks and Recreation Department for their efforts this past weekend.
Sabor del Northside
This Saturday, come out to Ketelsen Elementary and experience a little bit of the ‘flavor’ of District H. Avenue CDC, in partnership with GO Neighborhoods, LISC, and community leaders have come together to host the ‘Sabor del Northside’ Festival. Festivities kick off at 11AM at 600 Quitman and the event is free of charge. There will be food, local art, performances by local artists, zumba classes, bounce houses for the kids, and much more. For more information, contact Christina Stubbe at 713-864-8099 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collars for a Cause
I joined my colleagues, Council Members Rodriguez and Costello as well as Mayor Parker in donating a collar for this year’s “Collars for a Cause” event which benefits the Spay-Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP). As you all know, we have collaborated with SNAP to help tackle the feral cat problem in our district and I am supportive of their ongoing efforts. Their “Collars for a Cause” event is taking place this Friday at Momentum Volvo located at 10150 SW Freeway from 7PM to 10PM. For more information, please contact Catarina Cron via email@example.com.
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