“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.”

– Oliver Goldsmith


Montrose TIRZ is moving forward

The forming of a Montrose TIRZ is moving forward as presented at the August 4, 2015 meeting of the City Council Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee (the Committees presentation is attached).

A letter of support from your respective neighborhood association to Houston City Council Member Ellen Cohen will assist in the creation of the Montrose TIRZ.

Council Member Cohen is expected to hold public meetings to receive comments on the Montrose TIRZ and through her staff has is requesting letters of support from each of the civic association’s member organizations of the Neartown Association and the Neartown Association for presenting to the Mayor’s office within the next two weeks

TIRZ Review
Neartown Assoc Minutes


Dining for a Cause

As the temperature rises outdoors, stay cool inside by dining in at Cuchara Restaurant and L’Olivier Restaurant & Bar this August. Proceeds from each respective event benefit Buffalo Bayou Partnership!

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August Social canceled

General meeting Thursday

September 3,2015 Upstairs Women’s Home
607 Westheimer

want to volunteer as an Officer in 2016?
Contact dachmation@yahoo.com

want to volunteer for 2015 Texas National Night Out?



Stock your supplies early –You’ll need more water than you think—IT’S HOT DURING HURRICANE SEASON! . . . . . put SUPPLIES in a box, label them, and put them somewhere where you won’t access them in the course of your daily pantry raids. – I label mine and put them at the bottom of my pantry with my appliances – that way I don’t look at the cans and think — “Hrm.. beef stew looks good today”…. I don’t use anything in that inventory unless I’ve got something to replace them. Keep an inventory list and keep in mind that there ARE expiration dates!


Avondale June Crime Report

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Purchase your new Avondale t-shirt today!

New Avondale t-shirt

Let’s Throw in the Towel!

Avondale is beginning it’s first annual “Throw in the Towel” campaign to donate towels for The Women’s Home.

About The Women’s Home: The Women’s Home is located within Avondale, For over 50 years, The Women’s Home has been helping women build whole lives. We offer women — many who are homeless and lack job skills or education due to substance abuse and mental illness — a home and a model of care called Whole Life. Sometimes, the incoming clients of The Women’s Home “overwhelm” their stock of Bath towels. To maintain a high level of hygiene many more towels are needed. This is a wonderful organization, please donate towels at 607 Westheimer.

During the Holiday Season Avondale residents donate bath and health products to The Women’s Home and to Covenant House.


Homeless in Houston

There seems to be an uptick in the number of homeless in Houston.
If you have a concern or would like  information, Charity Dominquez of SEARCH has graciously offered her information to answer our questions and concerns:

Charity Dominquez


Historic Homes Slideshow