In Conjunction with Opening Day 2011 of Neartown Little League, there will be a “Ribbon Cutting” Ceremony at ERVAN CHEW PARK in honor of the recent improvements to the park.

When: Saturday, March 26, 2011 / 9:15 a.m.
Where: Ervan Chew Park

Program Participants (in order of appearance):
Master of Ceremonies – Mr. Joe Turner, Director, Houston Parks and Recreation Department
The Honorable Wanda Adams, Council Member District D, City of Houston
The Honorable Sue Lovell, Council Member At-Large 2, City of Houston
Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam, President, Richwood Place Civic Association

What: 15 minute ceremony to celebrate the improvements at Ervan Chew Park

Thanks to one of our residents and active members of the Neartown Little League, we were notified of this event this week and are happy to report that our neighborhood will be included in this celebration. We hope you can join us on Saturday.

Please also note that the Richwood Place Civic Association Board is working diligently to make further improvements to the park and we have received approval from the Parks Board to make some aesthetic improvements. We will be presenting these to the general membership for discussion and vote at the next general meeting.

Meeting with and Improvements Planned for 1901 Richmond

As we are all aware, the apartments at 1901 Richmond have been a problem in our neighborhood for quite some time. The apartments formerly known as Skylane and most recently Houston Medical Apartments have been the home and cause of much criminal activity in and around our neighborhood. We’ve spent much time talking about this apartment complex and what we can do as a neighborhood to improve the quality of life in the surrounding area and clean up 1901 Richmond.

Thanks, in part to a post on this website and to a new owner interested in improving this property, representatives of our neighborhood met with the new owner this week. His name is Cody. He is going to be at the property daily updating the units and working to get the entire property rented out. If you would like to walk the property, you can call him directly at 713-992-3997 to schedule a time. He is interested in suggestions for upgrades (either cosmetic or functional.) And, he is very interested in ideas from the neighborhood to help improve the property and improve the effect its residents have on our neighborhood.

We are going to work diligently with the new owner to make a positive difference and we welcome your input and suggestions. Daniel, our Vice President, will also be sending a follow up email to those of you on our yahoo distribution list.

You can visit to be added to the email distribution list.