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Vol. 2, Issue 18 - 05.06.21
We wish a Happy Mother's Day this Sunday to all of the mothers in District F, including those who serve as mothers to others' children and those who are no longer with us. We can't thank you enough.
 
Linda Faye Carmouche Thomas
(1955-1999)
 
Paula Duncan
 
Patricia Navarro
 
Julie Nguyen
 
Dr. Marsha K. Wilson
 
Visit Asia Society Texas Center's website for 31 ways to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander/Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
 
RESOURCES
Churches and facilities in District F: if you are interested in potentially becoming a vaccination site, please click on the image to fill out our survey.

Iglesias y instalaciones en el Distrito F: si está interesado en convertirse en un sitio de vacunación, haga clic en la imagen para completar nuestra encuesta.

Các nhà thờ và cơ sở ở Quận F: nếu bạn quan tâm đến việc có khả năng trở thành một địa điểm tiêm chủng, vui lòng nhấp vào hình ảnh để điền vào bản khảo sát của chúng tôi.
If you have missed rental or utility payments due to being impacted by the pandemic, apply for assistance from the Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program. Assistance will NOT be first-come, first-served.  To receive help over the phone, call 832-402-7568.

To check on your application status, click here.
DISTRICT F OFFICE
"WHAM will present its first-ever Houston Impact Maker Award to Houston Council Member Tiffany D. Thomas! She demonstrates genuine care and concern for our community. We appreciate her leadership and look forward to honoring her on May 21st."

To read West Houston Assistance Ministries' press release on this event, click here.
THE PEOPLE'S CHAMP
A big thank you goes to Sewa International, Southwest Management District, HPD Midwest, and all of the volunteers who braved the rain to assist with the mega food distribution that took place on Saturday, May 1st! In all, 1200 boxes of groceries and gallons of milk were delivered and distributed that day to families in the following apartments in District F:
  • Hamilton Park
  • Happy Village
  • Sunblossom Gardens
  • Sunblossom Mountain
  • Rock Springs Apartments
  • Sunblossom Cottages
  • Sunblossom Louisville
  • Villa Bella
  • Sovereign Townhomes
Tuesday, May 4th was International Firefighters' Day.  Thank you, especially, to the brave men and women of Houston Fire Station 83, 76, and 10 in District F who risk their lives every day to protect us.
On Wednesday, May 5th, Mayor Turner led City Council in a moment of silence to honor the fallen police officers over the last year.  The City will also be holding a ceremony on Friday to cap off National Police Week.  Please take time to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of the men and women of our police department.
Council Meeting - 05.05.21
 
  • Item #23 ☑️ - shout-out to Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, District K (Queen of Clean) for the donation box ordinance. A small fee and NEW procedures will help keep our city CLEAN!
  • Item #28 ☑️ - $24M in Harvey Economic Recovery $ small businesses. Businesses w/ 4 employees can qualify. More on this later.
  • Item #29 ☑️ - $100M in TIRZ funds designated for affordable single-family development (citywide).
  • Item #47 ☑️ - CP&Y Inc approved to complete engineering services for our water system in District D/F -- $1.5M
  • Item #51 & #52 ☑️ - Interactive Kiosk IKE SMART CITY, LLC passes (10-6)
  • Click on the image above to watch the full meeting.
Council Pop-Off Comments - 05.05.21
 
On Wednesday, May 5th, Council Member Thomas dedicated her pop-off comments to the variance request in Briarmeadow, the Planning Commission, new leadership in Super Neighborhood 17 and 25, the Olive Branch Muslim Family Services' produce box distribution on May 7th, the W Belfort Paving and Drainage CIP project, International Firefighter's Day, Mother's Day, and National Police Week.
CIP UPDATE:
W Bellfort Paving and Drainage
Progress Meeting - 4.12.21
On Wednesday, May 5th, Council Member Thomas attended a site visit with the W Bellfort Paving and Drainage project team.  We thank the team for their diligence and for providing our office with monthly updates on this CIP project.  It is slated to be completed in July, two months earlier than projected at the outset.
CIP UPDATE:
Westpark Paving and Drainage
("Westpark Expansion Project")
 
Please review the summary report of the public hearing, which includes responses to public comments and questions compiled by TxDOT and the project teamFor more information on the project, click on the image above.
Please be advised that construction in the Westhollow Village subdivision will commence on May 17th and end by July 16th to perform an outfall repair at 3207 Jewel Ann St, 77082. Should you have any questions or comments, please contact our office at districtf@houstontx.gov or (832) 393-3002.
Dynamic Messaging Sign (DMS) installations are still in progress throughout the city.  Once installations are complete, the DMS will be integrated into a system at Transtar and will begin displaying weather and traffic messages to motorists.
  • Scheduled for 5/13/21
    • Located on Richmond Ave between Dary Ashford and W Houston Center Blvd going eastbound.
  • Scheduled for 5/14/21
    • Located on Beechnut St west of Dairy Ashford going eastbound.
  • These DMS foundation installations include a possible lane closure.

To view the full press release, click here.
To view the answers to frequently asked questions, click here.
District F HOT Team Update
  • Please note that the HOT Team trailer is out for 2 weeks' worth of repairs. The team will be focused on scattered trash, debris, bandit signs, and tires until the trailer is repaired.
  • Please continue to report illegal dumping to 311 and send the service request numbers to our office to keep track of.

For those interested in being on this year's Steering Committee for the Youth Conference, please fill out this form (intended for youth ages between 15 - 18 years old). After you have filled out this form, please send your resume and cover letter to Idalid.Navarro@houstontx.gov.

Click on the form to report homeless encampments in our district.  The Solid Waste Department will sanitize these sites to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
READING RAINBOW
 
Trans Woman Murdered in Houston

*Iris Santos is at least the 18th trans or gender-nonconforming person to be murdered in 2021. Her family is requesting the community’s help with identifying a suspect responsible for her murder. Anyone with information on Santos’ murder should call HPD’s homicide division at 713-308-3600.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 
Consider visiting these restaurants and others in the district for ongoing Cinco de Mayo celebrations!

The Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program at the University of Houston (UH) is committed to promoting the inclusion of HUB vendors in university procurements. The HUB Program ensures compliance with state HUB laws, assists UH departments in locating HUB vendors; as well as offering HUBs assistance to facilitate access and contracting opportunities.

To register for the workshop taking place on June 8th, click on the image or click here.
CONTACT THE DISTRICT F TEAM


CHERRELLE J. DUNCAN
Chief of Staff

cherrelle.duncan@houstontx.gov

LONG NGUYEN
Director of Constituent Services

long.nguyen5@houstontx.gov

NA'SHON EDWARDS, SR.
Director of Constituent Services

na'shon.edwards@houstontx.gov

IDALID "IDI" NAVARRO
Scheduler & Special Projects Coordinator

idalid.navarro@houstontx.gov
 

TIFFANY D. THOMAS
Houston City Council Member, District F
(832) 393-3002

TiffanyD.Thomas@houstontx.gov
 
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900 Bagby ST, 1st FL, Houston, Texas 77002       
832-393-3002

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