Community Spotlight: Our Lady of Guadalupe 100th Anniversary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, a city jewel located in Houston’s 2nd Ward, will mark a century of hope, faith, and love this Saturday when it celebrates the anniversary of the church’s very first mass which took place on August 18, 1912. Our Lady of Guadalupe is home to a thriving school that teaches over 500 young students. The church serves as a community gathering place for worship and friendship. For many years ‘Nuestra Casa es Su Casa’ has been the motto for Our Lady of Guadalupe and they truly do make everyone feel at home. We congratulate Father Kilianski, the parish staff, and all involved with ‘OLG’ for a successful 100 years and wish them continued blessings for the next 100 years. Learn More »
A Take-Charge Approach to Crisis Prevention
The City Council just approved funding to hire additional mental health professionals to help treat chronic users of Houston’s emergency services. This innovative and proactive approach to law-enforcement helps keep our city safer, provides care for those in need, and frees up man hours for officers to patrol our communities. Learn more about the Chronic Consumer Stabilization Initiative »
Bond Initiative to go to the Voters
Houstonians will have an opportunity in November to vote on a $410 million public improvement bond package. The proposed bond package would be the smallest in over 30 years and focuses on improving and building more libraries, police and fire stations, and expanding our green space. The proposal requires no tax increase and will provide Capital Improvement Project funding for 5 years.
The $410 million is allocated as follows:
- $144 million in public safety
- $63 million in health, sanitation, and general government
- $15 million in housing
- $28 million in libraries
- $160 million for parks and green space revitalization.
The package includes a replacement of Moody Library, improvements at Squatty Lyons Park, and the connection of our city’s bayous and greenways. The City issues bonds for major public projects every 5 to 6 years with the voter approval. Learn More »
Teen Evolution Youth Symposium
The 2nd Annual ‘Teen Evolution’ Youth Conference kicks off September 15 at the High School for Law Enforcement. The goal of this free event is to promote health, community, pride, respect, and education. Participants will receive a healthy breakfast and lunch and have the ability to take part in breakout sessions that focus on a variety of issues affecting teens today. Panels will address bullying, social media safety, healthy relationships and lifestyles, youth and politics, financial planning, and career preparedness.