This morning I would like to acknowledge and thank Inspector Leroy Rodriguez with the Public Works and Engineering Department. While working in the Oaklawn-Fullerton community in the East End, he exhibited a high-level of courtesy and professionalism when engaging with residents about upcoming work on their streets. Inspector Rodriguez took time to make sure that every resident understood the scope of the work that would be taking place in the neighborhood and answered their questions. On behalf of the entire District H team, I thank Inspector Rodriguez and the Public Works and Engineering Department for a job well done.
I would like to invite community members to stop by the Independence Heights Community Health Center located at 4040 Yale Street for a very special event on September 4th. The health center will be welcoming Dr. Dionne Tompkins and will celebrate the opening of their brand new dental clinic. For more information, please reach out via phone at 713-290-0001 or go online. Community health providers are a key resource for families and help keep our neighborhoods healthier.
Navidad En El Barrio is hosting their 3rd Annual Taquitos and Chanclitas Gala this Saturday beginning at 6:00PM at the Arabia Shrine Temple, located at 10510 Harwin. Navidad En El Barrio is a wonderful community organization that has worked for the last 25 years to provide gifts for children of all ages in our under-served communities. Founder Izzy Gomez is a good friend and a retired HPD officer. I congratulate him and Navidad En El Barrio on all of their success and wish them a prosperous next 25 years. For more information about this Saturday’s gala, please reach out to Izzy Gomez via phone at 832-689-4518 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This evening at 6:00PM the League of Women Voter’s is hosting their Annual Equality Day Celebration and Rising Stars Reception at the Julia Ideson Library. I want to thank the league for all of their hard work in educating and informing voters in the Houston area. I also want to commend and congratulate a City Hall team member who will be recognized as one of the rising stars this evening – our very own Jenn Char from the Mayor’s Executive team. For more information about the League of Women Voter’s or if you would like to attend the reception this evening please go online to www.lwvhouston.org.
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