Congratulations to our hometown Houston Texans on their 5-0 start to the NFL season. As an avid fan, I always enjoy seeing our Texans win and can feel the buzz and excitement throughout our city about this team. It is nice to see Houstonians coming together in support of the Texans and I look forward to another victory this Sunday versus the Green Bay Packers. I was a little disappointed about the injury to Cushing, but know it’s an opportunity for someone else on the team to step up. I look forward to many more victories as we make our way to New Orleans and the Super Bowl this season.
I would to take a moment to congratulate Mr. Marcos Barelas – who I joined in celebrating his 90th birthday this past weekend. Mr. Barelas, a successful businessman, entrepreneur, and community leader, turned 90 years young amongst family, friends, and neighbors. Mr. Barelas is also a true American Hero who served our nation during WWII between 1942 and 1945. I once more congratulate him on his birthday and express my sincere appreciation for his service to our country. Mr. Barelas is still smart as a whip and has great stories to tell.
This Saturday, I will spend my day with friends and neighbors in Lindale Park as we celebrate the 75th Anniversary of our community. I encourage all residents to join us at the clubhouse, located at 218 Joyce beginning at 1:00PM. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the many community leaders who have worked so hard to make the celebration a success. In particular: Mr. Ed Reyes, Ms. Gwyn Guidy, Ms. Nadia Heffernan, Ms. Virginia Dukes, Ms. Kathy Gutierrez, Mr. Greg Quartararo, Father Bill Laucher, Mr. Jesse Montez, Ms. Bea Rosales and many more! For more information about the 75th Anniversary event, please contact our team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 832-393-3003.
This Sunday, October 14, the Friends of Woodland Park and the Bridgestone Americas “One Team, One Planet” Spent Tire Program will be sponsoring and all-day clean-up event at Woodland Park, located at 212 Parkview. The District H team is excited to participate in this community event and I encourage all residents to join us. I commend Laura Thorp in our office for her hard work in supporting the community as they have prepared for this event. Clean-ups like one this play an important role in keeping our green spaces and our city clean and safe for our families to enjoy. I appreciate Bridgestone’s commitment to our neighborhoods and appreciate their donations and “One Team, One Planet” initiative. To volunteer this weekend, please head to www.friendsofwoodlandpark.org and pre-register online. There is a morning shift and an afternoon shift available, and Bridgestone will be providing water, snacks, and lunch to all registered participants. For more information about the Woodland Park Clean-Up, please contact our team via email at email@example.com or via phone at 832-393-3003.
In closing, I want to thank General Services Department Director, Scott Minnix for his prompt response to a safety concern that was brought up to me by a city employee. In the P level at the City Hall Annex, a lot of drivers were cutting across the area that visitors and employees use to come into the building. Director Minnix acted quickly and through some simple signage, now alerts drivers that pedestrians are crossing and to drive carefully. I appreciate his commitment to making our buildings safe for visitors and employees.
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