We mourn the loss of a trailblazer for the Hispanic community and for our city. Senator Mario Gallegos, Jr. passed away in the company of family and close friends. Beyond his service as an elected official, Senator Gallegos was also a Houston firefighter for 22 years and lived a life dedicated to serving the public. He was known as a determined legislator, often fighting the hard fights to stand up for his beliefs. Our community, our city, and our families will miss Senator Gallegos and are forever grateful for his service.
This past weekend was an active one in District H. I was proud to join the Friends of Woodland Park, Bridgestone Americas, the UH-D Environmental Club, and many community leaders for a clean-up along White Oak Bayou. As a result of this partnership between a corporate neighbor and the community, over 500 tires were pulled out of the bayou and will now be disposed of properly at the expense of Bridgestone as part of their “One Team, One Planet” program. I commend the Friends of Woodland Park for their continued commitment to beautifying our community. I also sincerely thank Bridgestone Americas for being a great corporate neighbor to the community. For more information about the Friends of Woodland Park please go to www.friendsofwoodlandpark.org. If you are interested in pursuing a clean-up in our community, please contact the District H team via phone at 832-393-3003 or via email at email@example.com. Mayor, at some point I’d like to invite you to come out to Woodland Park and take a look at the real jewel that we have there in our city. There’s a small lake, trails, and many other amenities back there that the community is committed to improving and protecting.
This past Saturday my family and I also had the pleasure of joining my neighbors and friends to celebrate 75 years of Lindale Park at our civic club clubhouse. The event was a great success thanks to the efforts of the Lindale Park Civic Club and the many community volunteers who took time to participate. I also want to thank the many elected officials and special guests who attended the celebration and supported the neighborhood, including Council Member Stephen Costello, Congressman Gene Green, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Sheriff Adrian Garcia, State Representative Jessica Farrar and Former Commissioner Sylvia Garcia. Interestingly enough, I, the Sheriff, Representative Farrar and Commissioner Garcia all live in this same neighborhood. Lindale Park is known as “the hidden jewel” of the Northside and I am proud to be a member of the community. For more information about Lindale Park, please visit www.lindalepark.org.
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