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January 2020
Complete Communities

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Fort Bend Houston

Council District K Moving Forward: Congratulations to Council Member Martha Castex–Tatum on being reelected to District K and confirmed as Vice Mayor Pro-Tem of the Houston City Council!   

Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood Council: Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood Council #41 meetings are held on every 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm at various locations. For information on meeting places, please contact, Carl David Evans at [email protected]. Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood Environmental Committee was awarded a $44,000 grant for six air monitors to aide in improving the air quality in FBH area.


New Leadership in District J: Congratulations to Edward Pollard who will serve District J as the newly elected council member! Staff includes: Paul Young (Center Right), Chief of Staff, Alvin Byrd (Right), Deputy Chief of Staff, Francis Ellis (Center Left), District Coordinator, Alex Brizuela (Left), Constituent Services Director.

Gulfton Super Neighborhood Council: Meetings are held every 3rd Monday of the month at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Drive, from 12 to 1 pm. For more information or if you are interested in becoming a member, please contact the Gulfton Super Neighborhood at [email protected].

Positive Interaction Program (PIP): Meetings take place on the second Tuesday of every month at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr., from 12 to 1 pm. This monthly program  features speakers from different Houston Police Department divisions (Burglary and Theft, Homicide, K-9, Helicopters, etc.) to explain how their division operates.

Kashmere Gardens

Cancer Cluster Identified in Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens Neighborhoods: In 2019, the Texas Department of State Health Services conducted a study of an area in the north Houston neighborhoods of Fifth Ward and Kashmere Gardens. The area is a rail yard site known to contain creosote, which is a potential cancer-causing substance, located around Lavender Street and Liberty Road. The study by the State Health Services found significantly higher rates of respiratory cancers in the area compared to typical rates.

U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee held a news conference on December 23, 2019, with residents to discuss next steps to fighting cancer clusters. A meeting was held in January, and door-to-door surveys are being conducted to find solutions.

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Magnolia Park-Manchester

HPD Eastside Division Monthly PIP meeting: The next Positive Interaction Program (PIP) meeting with the Houston Police Department’s (HPD) Eastside Division is on Monday, January 20, at 6:30 pm at 7525 Sherman, 77012. These meetings are intended for citizens and their HPD officers to educate each other on the law enforcement issues in their community.

Stay Tuned: The next public meeting for Magnolia Park-Manchester has not yet been confirmed. Stay tuned for information from Buffalo Bayou Partnership about a volunteer event. 


Re-inventing Cities: Monumental changes are coming to Sunnyside’s overgrown 240-acre landfill. New plans to change the area into an urban farm and Houston’s newest energy hub are currently underway. Proposals to reedevelop the site were submitted to the City of Houston through the Re-inventing Cities competition.

South Union CDC is the group behind the winning urban farm project and they believe it “offers residents healthier food, cheaper energy and means to keep it going by themselves.” Efrem Jernigan, president of the South Union CDC, grew up in the area. He feels that “this center will provide our area with a hub for community events, education, and jobs. It will serve as an icon and catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire area.”

To learn more about the Urban Farm project click here and to view the latest coverage of this exciting new project from KHOU please visit here.

STEM: The South Union CDC currently offers a STEM program as well as a solar uutdoor classroom for the local students. For more information on the corporation, these programs, and how to get involved, please visit