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  1. Okay-okay i should have used more specific language……PLANTS….I’d like to see more plants at Metro stops🥴😀😄🙃
  2. At Neartown meeting last night; Abbie Kamin was requesting the reporting and exact locations( ID# on poles?) of any damaged or leaning utility poles- no matter who poles belongs to. Apparently a map of these damaged poles is being compiled by COH. Also— there is no plan/ protocol in place for COH to find and repair damaged or fallen stop signs, yield signs, school crossing signs etc. Abbie asks to contact 311 with the location, then contact her office and relay the 311 work order number and her office can follow up. it looks like her office has established a routine to use those 311 work order# to do email follow up on any 311 reports her constituents make send her office.
  3. Guess, I was being old fashioned and meant green- like plants. 😁.
  4. I’m not sure [ both groups came out in force] it seems majority ( 60-40% maybe 75-25%) spoke for the proposal. There was also a huge amount of talk about c….compromise……..mostly about Montrose TIRZ doing the compromising. The treelove people- never spoke about allowing one tree to be cut down; ditto the 10’ shared bike/walk sidewalk…..none seemed to care about safety for bicycles wanting to use Montrose Blvd. Sure some of them are former big bike users- but really each thought sharing 6’ wide sidewalk with walkers, strollers, wheelchairs and other bicyclists seemed AOK as long as no tree was cut down— not ever sick trees……………sigh
  5. Well, I guess one can only hope a few ideas ( green or no) might be examined for the rest of Metros Unshaded bus stops. maybe…..
  6. I keep wondering why nothing “green” was part of proposal……
  7. At The meeting last night, newly appointed Board members were introduced. Lots of residents showed up to speak a few requested the TIRZ not become a rubber stamp nor a piggy bank,for Mayor Whitmire.. several reported first hand knowledge of walking the sidewalks in July, along Montrose Blvd as part of the AARP evaluation/data gathering. . The Montrose Blvd improvement was brought up— same old yadayada about very little if any flooding in Montrose, planting puny trees will never get a nice tree canopy - no matter how many years go by, absolutely no 10 foot shared bike/ pedestrian sidewalk(.only 6 feet period) same…..same….same
  8. Here is a picture 600 Avondale Moderators I think the original thread concerned 3015 Bagby=> originally built on the NW corner ofBagby street and Hathaway- occupied by Ross Sterlings daughter-law and grandson Ross jr- Here is current renovation of Ross Sterling house 3015 Bagby
  9. This is a picture taken today at the Jetty Park looking a front row houses up towards the A frames. clean up is doing well- There was a lot of damage. we have house between International Waterway and Blue water highway-side not nearly the same amount of damage.
  10. Great pictures…….hoping for a few Texas native trees to be planted to shade that cement parking lot……..BTW……do any businesses ever consider “ permeable “ ground covering for parking urban parking lots? St Arnold’s parking lot comes to mind- maybe they were ahead of its time?
  11. Supporting Houston: Shop Local After Hurricane Beryl In the wake of Hurricane Beryl, the importance of shopping local cannot be overstated. While the convenience of big-box stores might be tempting, especially when immediate needs arise after a natural disaster, the impact on small businesses can be catastrophic. These local enterprises often form the backbone of our communities, providing unique products, personalized services, and a sense of identity and culture that large chains simply cannot replicate. When a hurricane strikes, the damage to these small businesses can be profound, leading to prolonged closures, financial instability, and even permanent shutdowns if the community doesn't rally to support them. In Houston and the Greater Houston area, the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl has left many small local businesses struggling to recover. From charming boutiques and family-owned restaurants to vibrant farmers' markets and artisan shops, these establishments need our patronage more than ever. For instance, places like Blackwood Educational Land Institute, Central City Co-Op, Urban Harvest and Recipe for Success offer a wide range of locally-sourced goods, from fresh produce to handmade crafts. Supporting these markets not only helps the vendors directly affected by the hurricane but also contributes to the overall economic health of the region. Similarly, neighborhoods like The Heights and Montrose, known for their eclectic mix of small businesses, face significant challenges in the hurricane's aftermath. By choosing to shop at these local establishments, residents can ensure that their money stays within the community, aiding in quicker recovery and fostering resilience. Whether it's dining at a local café, purchasing groceries from a nearby farmers' market, or buying gifts from an independent retailer, each purchase makes a difference. Hurricane Beryl caused significant damage that caught the community off guard. Millions of residents and businesses alike have been left without power. There are still areas a week later without power. Ultimately, while it might be easy to run to the nearest big-box store, the long-term benefits of supporting local businesses are immeasurable. In the face of adversity, our community has the power to come together and rebuild stronger than ever, one local purchase at a time.
  12. ……an interesting side note, the articulate ( read mainly fact based) young lawyer, who seemly lead the pursuit of “saving” those trees, has suddenly gone silent for the past two months…….
  13. Of course there was a huge discussion ( the position of the Cementary folks as well as the Montrose TIRZ folks was brought up many times)of those trees on the Montrose Nextdoor site. I mean just post after post, rant after rant……but as happens so many times- a few come late to the subject and want to question…….”why?” Why Cementary didn’t make their position know to COH ? Why— if trees were in danger of falling- did TIRZ want (In reality- TIRZ didn’t want)sidewalk on that side of Montrose Blvd anyway……. All new yadayadayada……🙄
  14. My goodness……you seem to have taken up the slack quite nicely.
  15. As a valued member of the Houston Botanic Garden community, you have the unique opportunity to help turn this unfortunate situation into a real turning point in the life of the Garden. Beryl dealt us a blow, and we need your help. As you likely know from experience, the storm caused significant damage. More than 80 of our beautiful trees felt the brunt of Beryl’s wrath. There are many fallen limbs, some tilting trunks, and a few trees that have been totally uprooted. This natural disaster also affected our infrastructure, causing significant damage to one of the climate-controlled tents. As you are probably aware, the Garden’s tents host many of our classes and workshops – including our summer BotaniCamp, which we had to cancel this week – and are frequently rented for private events. The Garden has lost power, so we are reaching out to our community for support to help us power through this difficult period. As with the freezes and other unforeseen natural setbacks we have faced since opening in 2020, we remain resilient and committed to our mission of enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.
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