Twenty-two or 23 years ago, I would have never lived here. It was bad. You were seeing carjackings, you were seeing a lot of assaults, a lot of violent crime.
We had pockets of gang activity. We had some on Stanford and we had ones off of Welch. There was Woodhead, Mandell, and Colquitt. The apartments in the 1700 block of Portsmouth are essentially where criminals lived. I pretty much stayed there in 1996 and 1997. There were so many places they could run – they’d bring cars in, strip them in the back alleys.
Think about what’s changed in Montrose. Property value has gone up, there are a lot of different people living here now. These new homes came in, and they tore everything down so the gang members had to move somewhere else. Once that project went down everything changed.
Richwood Place will have a recycling pickup this Monday, March 2.
The City has changed our schedule from the B week to the A week, so this time we have service two weeks in a row. Then we go back to recycle pickup every second week with the next service on March 16.
Please join your neighbors on Sunday (April 27th) @ 6pm at 1700 Lexington by the park.
It is forecast to be a beautiful evening in the 70s and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors.
Drinks will be provided and bring a dish to share (main, salad, dessert).
You can pay your membership dues, which will qualify you for a door prize and support RPCA.
As a reminder, please continue to use your old recycling bins today and in two weeks (November 25th). The following week (not two weeks later) the schedule changes and the new begins can be used; on December 2nd, automated collection begins for the new bins and continues to be every other week thereafter.
Richwood Place is on the list of neighborhoods that will receive new 96-gallon recycling bins that will begin to receive automated pickup service in November. In addition to increased capacity for recycling, the program now supports glass.
October 9, 2013 – Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today a more comprehensive electronics waste products stewardship program for Houston residents. Since September 2011, the City has partnered with CompuCycle to provide a permanent electronics recycling drop-off site at CompuCycle headquarters located at 7700 Kempwood and monthly mobile e-waste collections on Saturdays at three City of Houston recycling sites. With the new expanded service, residents will be able to drop off e-waste free-of-charge at storage facilities participating in the GREENspot DROPoff Houston Program.
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Cart delivery will begin the week of October 28, 2013, with the first collection occurring the week of November 25, 2013.
Houston To Expand Automated Curbside Recycling Program To 70,000 More Households (full story)
The bridges of US 59, when constructed, represented the best in architectural beauty that TxDOT has delivered to any project in recent time. When originally constructed ten years ago their opening was received with great fanfare due, not only to their beauty, but also their fiber optic lights which illuminated the structures at night, basking them in a multi-colored light that left the entire city in awe of their iconic presence.
This project will replace the non-functioning original light strands with a state-of-the-art LED lighting system that not only will bring back the glorious illumination that has been missing from the glorious US 59 corridor for almost ten years, but will also create a safer environment both below the bridge decking and also for vehicular & pedestrian traffic on the bridges.
Over the last decade, METRO spent $71 million of your dollars to build a rail line. But the agency recently took that project off the table for at least another decade and no work has been done.
If you have previously attended neighborhood watching training for RPCA, but your card is expired, please complete this form (PDF) and submit it to Larry Wood.
Sue Bailey, RPCA Treasurer, provided the attached treasurers’ report for RPCA (dated 11/7/2011)