Tomorrow’s Neartown Development Forum III (H-E-B design vote)

Upcoming Oct 30 Neartown Development Forum III
Saturday, October 30th, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Neartown Development Forum III will take place tomorrow, Saturday, October 30th, 9 a.m – 1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s church Pecore Hall. St. Stephen’s Church is located at 1805 W. Alabama. Please participate!
We will reconvene with Metro and HEB for a public meeting intended to update the community on the status of the University Line and the grocery store development at West Alabama and Dunlavy.

Buffalo Bayou Partnership to hold follow-up community meetings

According to a recent Neartown email…

The Buffalo Bayou Partnership invites Houstonians to review the organization’s preliminary Master Plan for the Shepherd to Sabine stretch of Buffalo Bayou. The community meetings will take place Wednesday, October 13, and Thursday, October 14, from 6-8 pm at the United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Center, 50 Waugh Drive, Houston 77007 .  The meetings are co-sponsored with Super Neighborhood #22.  Both meetings will follow the same format and no reservations are required.

The October 13 and 14 meetings follow a series of gatherings held in June where the public shared their ideas and recommendations for enhancing the Shepherd to Sabine parkland, one of Houston’s most iconic landscapes.

 “We have listened to the public input that we received at our earlier community meetings and have incorporated many of the ideas into the preliminary master plan,” explains Anne Olson, Buffalo Bayou Partnership President. “The upcoming meetings will give the public the opportunity to review the preliminary design and provide additional feedback.”

In addition to seeking the public’s input on the preliminary master plan, Buffalo Bayou Partnership representatives will be providing updates on numerous projects recently completed or currently underway along the Shepherd to Sabine segment, including:

· Harris County Flood Control District “pilot project” that has restored a small stretch of the bayou channel to a more natural condition

· Construction of a new pedestrian bridge and trails connecting to nearby neighborhoods

· City of Houston and TxDOT rebuilding of the three-decades-old bike trails that have fallen into disrepair

To review the summary from the June community meetings, click here.

For a history of the Shepherd to Sabine project, click here

For additional information about the community meetings, please contact Trudi Smith, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, (713) 752-0314, ext. 3 or

Mark your calendars: Montrose H-E-B design vote Saturday, Oct 30

Montrose residents will select their favorite of three designs for the H-E-B store planned at Dunlavy and Alabama streets at the next Neartown Development Forum.

Neartown Development Forum III will take place Saturday, October 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 1805 W. Alabama St.  The public meeting will also include a METRO update on the University Line.

Police: Rash of burglaries in Montrose neighborhood

HOUSTON (KTRK) — A sharp rise in burglaries in one neighborhood and the weather is making homes vulnerable to thieves.

Today, Houston police officers will go door to door in the east Montrose neighborhood just north of Westheimer.

Police can’t say for sure if these break-ins are the work of just one person. But it leads homeowners in
the neighborhood to wonder because in several of the home burglaries, the same MO was used.

Full Story (ABC 13 KTRK)

National Night Out 2010 – Photos

Tonight’s NNO

I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thanks tonight to everyone who helped make this year’s National Night Out such a great success. Daniel & Jennifer – thank you so much for offering up your house; Joseph – your grilling was delicious; Andy – thank you for having all the right stuff; Larry – thank you for going on that “beer run”; and to all our neighbors and friends who attended – thank you all for coming and bringing great food, great conversation, and great memories – this truly was the best National Night Out ever I’ve ever had the pleasure to attend! Much thanks.