Neighborhood News and Block Party Next Monday

National Night Out- 2011

Dear Neighbors,

It’s that time of year again! Time for our Annual Spring Neighborhood Block Party and Spring Membership Drive! We will be hosting the block party thanks to the new and soon to be-previous owners of 1853 Lexington at the corner of Lexington and Hazard (South East corner). The party is from 6-8pm. It is a potluck. Please bring a dessert or side dish to share. We will provide burgers, hot dogs, fixins and some beer and wine. If you would like to bring extra wine/beer to share, please do. The more the merrier.

Also, this is a membership drive for our Civic Association. All current members (paying $50 in 2012) will be entered to win the raffle which will be drawn at 7:45pm. You can pay your dues by check that evening or you can pay ahead of time via our website. Click Join Now at

We are also still accepting items for the raffle basket. If you would like to contribute, please let Rebekah know by Sunday. Items we need: wine, gift certificates to local shops/restaurants, tickets to events, etc. Membership dues support our presence in the neighborhood, beautification projects, safety, deed restriction enforcement, printing of fliers, parties and much more.

Many thanks to Liuda Flores for these "repurposed" signs!

Curbside recycling is scheduled to take place in our neighborhood every other Monday. Our pickup was missed a few times recently. However, we are working on that and trying to increase the participation in the neighborhood by reminding everyone when to put out their recycle bins. These reminder signs went out in the neighborhood over the weekend. Many thanks to Liuda Flores for getting the signs for us and painting them with the correct day. Thank you to the block captains for taking on this new responsibility to help us increase recycling in our neighborhood. Recycle bins must be put out by 7am on our recycle day. If you put your item out on time and your pick up is missed, please call 3-1-1 to report.

In other news, construction is nearly complete at 1850 Norfolk and the home will be opening for a grand event Wednesday evening. One of our local real estate agents asked that we let each of you know that there will be a party this Wednesday bringing a large number of people and cars to our neighborhood. So please be aware of this as our neighborhood is showcased this week.

Pre-construction drawing of 1850 Norfolk- THE SUYAMA HOUSE

Have a great week and we hope to see you Monday evening!


Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam

President, Richwood Place Civic Association

5 thoughts on “Neighborhood News and Block Party Next Monday

  1. Hi!
    Why was recycling picked up today when for the most part it was picked up last week?
    Correct me if I’m wrong, but Norfolk residents on the block nearest Shepherd didn’t have any sign notifying us that recycling would be taking place today. We would have appreciated an email (like this) notifying us ahead of time that the City of Houston would be collecting recycling today.
    -Faithful Recyclers

    • Hi there. Today was our regular pick up day. We are still schedule A. Our last missed pick up day was April 16. The city came by and picked up recycles that were still out on April 18. The Calendar is available here

      The signs are to help neighbors remember our regular recycling days and encourage more of our neighbors to recycle. We have volunteers putting them out. One neighbor painted MONDAY on each of them (they originally said TUESDAY) and she finished just before the weekend. We went ahead and put all the signs out we could this time. But, not all block captains were in town or able to get the signs out.

      We should have more signs out in each of our blocks for the next pick up Monday, May 14.


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