Westheimer Park Status
Our new park at 424 Westheimer is still in planning stages. If you have suggestions you can contact the Avondale liaison: Tim Womble email@example.com or COH Parks Capital Program Lisa Johnson lisa.Johnson@houstontx.gov
You can pay your 2017 dues at the NNO party.
The medians on Lovett are still being “enhanced” by Montrose Management District. If you have fears concerning the amount of concrete used or the additional trees that will be cut down you can contact MMD’s Bill Calderon firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gardening and GCoH “Bulb Mart” Sale
A few residents have been asking questions about “enhancing ” their gardens and ROW in preparation to the February Superbowl held here in Houston. Of course the local Houston Nurseries will have great information, but I also wanted to point out that The Garden Club of Houston will be hosting their annual Bulb Mart Oct 13 – 15 at St. John The Divine — so that might be an additional resource.
2017 Slate of Officers Election
The 2017 slate of Officers will be voted on by Avondale Civic paid members at the NNO gathering. There will be a general meeting Nov 3, upstairs at The Women’s Home at 7 pm plus our annual Members Holiday party will be held in December.
Glass Recycling Services
If you would like to recycle your glass here is a collection service that some residents have begun using.
“I love everything that’s old, old friends, old times, old houses, old manners, old gardens, old books, old wine. I hope to spread that love to others— Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook. Like the gleaming taper’s light, adorns and cheers our way; and still, as darker grows the night, emits a brighter ray.”
Recycling to Continue but Glass no Longer Accepted
The City of Houston and Waste Management have reached tentative agreement on a new 2-year contract that will allow the city to continue offering recycling services without any disruption. The only change in service that Houstonians will notice is the elimination of glass from the list of items that are acceptable for placement in the green curbside single-stream recycling bins. Glass, currently has no value on the commodities market, breaks down during collection and transportation and is unduly destructive to the processing equipment.
Residents will still have the option of dropping off glass for recycling at the City’s neighborhood depositories.
In announcing the tentative agreement, Mayor Sylvester Turner thanked Waste Management and Houstonians for being willing to engage in shared sacrifice during a time of fiscal challenges. “This agreement makes good economic sense for the city and for Waste Management,” said Turner. “We want to reaffirm our commitment to recycling but we don’t want the city tied down to a long-term contract that we cannot afford.”
The new arrangement, which City Council will consider on March 23, offers $2 million in savings over other options that had been on the table.
The City’s 6 Neighborhood Depository/Recycling Centers are located at:
- 9003 N. Main St. 77022
- 14400 Sommermeyer 77041
- 5565 Kirkpatrick 77028
- 2240 Central Street 77017
- 5100 Sunbeam 77033
- 10785 SW Freeway 77074
More information on the hours of operation and the materials that are accepted at the Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers is available at http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/depositories.html
Watch Mayor Turner & Waste Management’s Press Conference for more information about this agreement and answers to questions about why we can no longer collect glass in the bins: https://youtu.be/Px4DpF6OcDE
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The burglary of motor vehicle has risen 30 % in 30 days!
BMV (burglary of Motor Vehicle) is the #1 crime within Avondale. BMV have tripled in the last few months. Here are some tips to help prevent BMV
TAKE/REMOVE all interior valuables (any items from sunglasses to spare change) from plain view.
HIDE these items in the trunk-BEFORE you park your car. DO NOT leave any articles of value in your car unattended, especially overnight. (e.g. cell phones, laptops, money, wallets, purses). LOCK all doors and roll up all windows.
Avondale T-Shirts for sale!
Small quantities remaining
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Historic Homes Slideshow