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West U residents voice concerns over proposed bus route on Weslayan

By Robin Foster at yourhoustonnews.com West University Place residents say METRO’s proposed new bus route on Weslayan will worsen traffic congestion and create hazards for pedestrians there and on nearby neighborhood streets. The comments were made during a West University Place City Council workshop held June 23 to discuss the new route and other changes…

2014 Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition – Win $10,000

Enter for a chance to win $10,000! 2014 Liftoff Houston Business Plan Competition Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a business idea that could change the world? Don’t miss this once in a life-time opportunity to test your business idea and get feedback from leaders in the business community. Liftoff Houston is the…

Plant It Forward Farms – Farm Stands

Plant It Forward Farms is a non-profit organization that is training refugee farmers to run urban farm businesses throughout Houston. They currently operate two farms in Southwest Houston – one at Willowbend and Fondren and one in Westbury. The latest way to purchase their products are farm stands at the following locations: @ Braeswood Church…

CenterPoint trails expand city’s transportation and recreational options

COUNCIL MEMBER ROBINSON: USE OF CENTERPOINT CORRIDORS WILL EXPAND HOUSTONIANS’ TRANSPORTATION AND RECREATIONAL OPTIONS Houston City Council has approved an agreement for Hike and Bike Trails with CenterPoint Energy. The agreement will allow the City to construct pedestrian and bicycle trails on CenterPoint’s Transmission Corridors. Use of CenterPoint’s transmission corridors will complement the Bayou Greenways…

Mayor’s Fourth Annual Back-to-School Fest

Servicing 25,000 pre-registered children from various Houston- Region School Districts Backpacks School Supplies Immunizations Haircut vouchers Vision screenings Other services Due to limited school supplies, this event is only open to pre-registered elementary school students (K-5th grade) who reside inside the City of Houston. For additional information and to register, visit houstontx.gov or call 832.393.0939…

HobbyFest 2014

2014 Hobby Fest took place on Saturday, April 26 at William P. Hobby Airport. Guests were treated to a tasty BBQ Cook-Off competition, Balloon Art, Face painting, Video Game Bus, live DJ and great fun. Lots of airplanes and helicopters were on display for the crowd to see. Council member Robert Gallegos stopped by and…

Aviation Club Director Helps Houston-area Students Soar to Success

The Director of the Houston Airport System’s Aviation Club, Maria Fink, saw firsthand how her efforts are paying off with area high school students as she soared over Houston’s downtown skyline in an aircraft piloted by club member and licensed pilot Ronald Mejia. The Houston Airport System (HAS) supports future generations of aviation and aerospace…