Avondale Civic August Social
Thursday, August 4th | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Jr’s 808 Pacific
Munchies and drink, speaker, special guest. All residents invited.
Avondale Regular Meeting
Thursday, September 1st | 7pm
Where: The Womens Home – 607 Westheimer
Texas State National Night Out
Tuesday, October 4th | 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Jr’s 808 Pacific
What is NNO?
National Night Out is a community police awareness-raising event in the United States. Texas optioned to use the alternate date of the first Tuesday in October to avoid hot weather. Houston’s NNO has been held annually since 1984–first beginning as a “leave your porch light on” to spotlight crime! This event is meant to increase awareness about police programs in communities such as Positive Interaction Police Program–PIP, drug prevention, 311, neighborhood watch and other anti-crime efforts. Avondale, hosts this annual event as a way to bring neighbors together to “take a bite out of crime”.
There is always lots of information, music, food and the opprtunity to meet our elected officials and the HPD officers that patrol Avondale.
“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
Size and Price chart
|2||Large Collared shirt||$10.00|
|2||XL Collared shirt||$10.00|
Historic Homes Slideshow