Keep Houston Beautiful Day!

Hello District K Friends!

Spring has officially sprung, and with it comes a wonderful opportunity to rejuvenate our community! As we welcome April, we're also marking the beginning of the second quarter of the year—a perfect time for renewal and new beginnings.

What better way to kick off this season of growth and fresh starts than by joining

hands to cleanup our community. Keep Houston Beautiful Day in District K was an absolute blast! We couldn't have asked for a better turnout or a more enthusiastic group of volunteers. Your dedication and hard work truly made it a day to remember.

A huge shout-out to all our amazing volunteers! Your commitment to our community is

inspiring. Together, we rolled up our sleeves and made a tangible difference in

our neighborhoods. From planting flowers to tidying up parks, your efforts have

helped create a cleaner, greener, and more beautiful Houston and District K for

everyone to enjoy.

Let's take a moment to recognize the real MVPs—our District K HOT Team members—who worked tirelessly to ensure everything ran smoothly. You all are the heartbeat

and soul of this initiative, and we couldn't be more grateful for your contributions.

Special thanks to the South Houston Concerned Citizens, University of Houston students,

Bellaire High School Honor Society, Westbury Houston Civic Club, The Fountain

of Praise volunteers, New Faith Church: Dr. Andre J. Lewis, Senior Pastor

volunteers, CenterPoint Energy volunteers, and of course, our dedicated District K staff.

We've proven that when we come together as a community, there's no limit to

what we can achieve. Let's keep the momentum going and continue to make District K and Houston shine!

In service,


Water Bill Improvement Plan Announced for Houstonians

Houstonians have been concerned about their water bills and there has been a constant effort to make sure we are sending out correct bills. Yesterday, Mayor Whitmire announced several reforms to prevent erroneous water bills, clean up structural issues within current billing/customer service operations, and ensure that water bills are correct.

Changes include the replacement of all non-functioning remote read devices and installing these devices on the meters that do not have them. This will ensure accurate readings so that bills will no longer be estimated. It is a huge step towards restoring trust and transparency in the system.

This comprehensive approach incorporates components of council member discussions as well as budget amendments that have been presented. We are all looking forward to a fair and more accurate process with these immediate changes.

Find the details of the plan here:

Customers with questions about their updated bill should call 713.371.1400 or email

Click the link to view the Mayor's press conference:

The District K Team is available to assist you if you have any further questions or concerns. Let's keep working together to make Houston better everyday!

Birds, Blooms and Bikes Events

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 13, it's going to be a blast! There is a fantastic community event lined up where the Brays Oaks trail meets the trail to the Keegan's Bayou Wildlife Observation Bridge.

There's something for everyone: various levels of bike rides, a bird-watching walk, a blooms walk, and of course, snacks to keep you fueled up.

Bring your families and join us for a day of adventure in nature!

PS: Ever heard of Neighborhoods to Trails SW? They're all about advocating for hike and

bike trails to make transportation safer, cheaper, and greener. Let's support

their mission and enjoy the benefits of connected trails in Southwest Houston.

The Houston Chronicle Highlights the District K Hot Team's Efforts to Combat Illegal Dumping

Just wanted to give a huge shout-out to Abby Church for highlighting the incredible work our District K HOT Team does day in and day out. Keeping our community clean is no easy feat, but they tackle it head-on with dedication and passion.

Despite being a small team up against the challenge of thousands of litterbugs, contractors, and residents who don't properly dispose of their waste, our HOT Team continues to push forward. Their commitment to making our district the cleanest it can be is truly commendable.

Let's show some love and appreciation to Melvin Hopkins and the rest of the District

K HOT Team for their swift action against illegal dumping in our neighborhoods. They're the real heroes behind the scenes.

Check out the article in the Houston Chronicle to learn more about their efforts!

#DistrictK #DistrictKHotTeam #IllegalDumping

Houston Parks and Recreation Department

is Hiring!

Summer's almost here, and the Houston Parks and Recreation Department has some awesome job opportunities waiting for you! If you're full of energy and ready to dive in, join our HPARD Team.

Work with youth, in community parks, or dive into sports and aquatics. We'll provide

training, competitive pay, and a chance to build skills while having a blast. Scan the QR code on the flyer for all available HPARD positions.

Don't miss out on this chance to kickstart your future!

#DistrictK #SummerJobs #HPARD

Crosswalk Safety in District K

We're giving our district's crosswalks a fresh look! Crosswalks are vital for safety in several ways:

🛑 Pedestrian Safety: They provide safe spots for pedestrians to cross roads, reducing the risk of accidents with vehicles.

🛑 Visibility: Marked crosswalks enhance pedestrian visibility, especially in low-light or adverse weather conditions.

🛑 Encouraging Walking: Clearly marked crosswalks promote walking and create pedestrian-friendly environments, contributing to public health and better mobility.

Crosswalks are essential for creating safer, more pedestrian-friendly communities.

If you spot a crosswalk in your neighborhood needing attention, report it to 311, get a service request number, and email for follow-up. Let's keep making District K safer every day. #DistrictK #VisionZero

5 Corners Business Survey

The 5 Corners Improvement District is conducting a survey of business owners and managers within to foster collaboration among businesses and strengthen the sense of community. We request your participation, by scanning the following QR code, and take the time to complete the 5 Corners Community Business Survey. It should only take 2-minutes to complete.

Your input will help them compile a list of all businesses and expand our outreach. they look forward to increasing awareness and visibility for businesses through networking opportunities, resource sharing and engagement with other stakeholders in the area.

Thank you for your participation!

The survey can also be accessed here:

Apply Now for Round 1 of

City-funded Arts Grants

The Houston Arts Alliance is kicking off the City of Houston arts grants season with the first round of City Initiative and Let Creativity Happen! grants. We've revamped our guidelines, website, and social media content based on your valuable feedback from Grants Working Groups—making everything clearer and more user-friendly.

The first rounds of grant applications are due April 23rd.

Check out this video featuring some inspiring words from MECA's Executive Director, Armando Silva.

Good luck with your applications!

Fort Bend ISD Candidates Forum

You're invited! The Quail Run HOA and the Fort Bend Houston Super Neighborhood Council-41, representing the voters in Fort Bend Houston communities, are hosting an informal forum for all candidates running for FBISD school board positions.

Join us on April 16th at 7 pm at the Quail Run Community Center for a chance to engage

in meaningful dialogue. Regardless of your political affiliation, your voice matters, and we believe it's crucial for voters to hear directly from you.

Come meet the individuals vying to shape FBISD's educational future. We look forward to

seeing you there!

Edison Arts Foundation 2024 Tutus & Tuxes Fundraising Gala

Save the date for a magical night celebrating the arts at the "Tutus & Tuxes Gala," presented by the Edison Arts Foundation. Join us at The Landmark Community Center in Missouri City, TX, on Saturday, April 27, 2024, starting at 7:00 p.m.

Get ready for an unforgettable evening blending sophistication with creativity. This list of honorees includes: Miss Texas Ellie Breaux with the Community Excellence in the Arts Award, recording artist MAJOR with the Legacy Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts, and Carmen Jones-Marigny, Director/Choreographer of Black Angels Collective, with the Change Agent in the Arts Award.

Don't miss out on this special event!

#DistrictK #ImpactoftheArts

Spellman Detention Basin

This project is aimed at minimizing future flood losses and enhancing community resilience. This initiative aligns with disaster relief, long-term recovery, and infrastructure restoration priorities outlined by City Council and HUD-approved Disaster Recovery Action Plans.

Houston Public Works held a Virtual Community Meeting, Thursday, March 28th, about the Spellman Detention Basin project to discuss construction preparation and learn more about this project.

Feel free to send any questions or comments to or post them on

Public Hearings for Proposed New Subdivision Near the Fannin Station

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a replat application for a proposed subdivision for replat application 2024-0376 Poundbury Sec 1. This hearing is held to comply with Chapter 42; a public hearing must be conducted when a replat application is submitted for a subdivision development. The developer, Fenway Development, is proposing 68 single-family residential lots, and 5 reserves.


The public hearing information is below:



Thursday, April 18, 2024, beginning at 2:30 p.m.

City Hall Annex Building, 900 Bagby Street

City Council Chamber, Public Level, Houston, Texas


Members of the public may make comments or express concerns about the proposed project by either attending the meeting at City Council Chamber listed above or attending the meeting via Microsoft Teams at the time listed above.

The Microsoft Teams meeting will allow for a two-way video/ audio communication with the Houston Planning Commission. For instruction on how to join the Microsoft Teams meeting, interested persons are advised to check the website 72 hours prior to the Planning Commission meeting: or Call: 832-393-6624.


The subdivision being proposed is located near the Fannin Station on Fannin Street, south of Holmes Rd. See map above.

New Concrete Panels in Fondren Meadow

Work Authorization No.2 has been issued to replace damaged concrete pavement panels from 1300 to 1400 La Concha Ln,12300 Fondren Meadow Dr. and 8300 W. Airport Blvd.

Construction has been scheduled to start in early April, 2024, and is expected to be completed end in the summer of 2024.

#DistrictKTransportation #Infastructure

Houston Public Library April Events

As we celebrate 120 years of serving Houston, we're deeply grateful for the incredible support from our community. Since 1904, you've made us a hub for knowledge and inspiration, fostering a love for learning, literacy, and culture. Thank you for helping us evolve and innovate.

As we look ahead, remember the amazing opportunities the Houston Public Library offers. Explore online and in person to discover for yourself!

Click the link for the spotlight events: Spotlight Events

Click the link for District K events: District K Events

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