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Mar 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM

Sunset Heights

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Dear John,
Mark you calendars with the March meeting because HPD will be there to give a presentation on crime prevention in our neighborhood.  You can get background information about the March on Crime here.
This is your opportunity to speak with HPD officers.

See you there at 7 pm at E 23rd and Main at the Brethren Church. 

Do you have information about your home (photos new or old, previous or original owner information, previous uses for structure, interesting architecture detail)?  As part of the history project for the neighborhood we would like to profile different types of houses.  Do you have information about Bungalows, Four Square, Post Modern, New Orleans, Queen Anne, or other styles of homes in Sunset Heights?  If so please pass on the information.

Sunset Heights has a group on Facebook now.

If you would like to contribute news or stories for the newsletter, please send a note to .
Feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbors.
Jenni's Noodles House
 Thank you to Jenni's for their support.  We look forward to the new location coming in summer 2010.
100th Year Anniversary

This year, 2010, is the 100 year anniversary of the Sunset Heights Neighborhood.  We are planning a celebration for the 25th of September.

The first thing we're reaching out to the community for is a theme.  Have any great ideas for this celebration? Know anyone with some ideas they would be willing to share?

Please send all theme ideas to .  If your theme is selected, it will be used in promotional materials such as banners, emails, posters, and t-shirts!

The runoffs for the primaries will be April 13th.  Early voting will be from April 5th to April 9th.  You can get more information and sample ballots at http://www.harrisvotes.com/ .
Trash CanBig trash day is April 19th for 77008 and April 9th for 77009.  They will be picking up junk waste this time.

Recycling days for 77008 and 77009 are the same, they are the Thursdays of March: 1, 15, 29.  Recycling and trash pickup are on the same schedule again.

The start date for the city requiring compostable bags for yard trimmings has been moved to April 5th.  More here http://www.houstontx.gov/solidwaste/index.html

Curb side recycling accepts plastics with numbers 1-5 and 7, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans.
Capital Projects
The following are the capital projects scheduled over the upcoming years pertinent to our neighborhood.  CIP information can be found at this site http://www.houstontx.gov/cip.

Project:  N-000389   Neighborhood Street Reconst. Project 460 - repaving (2013)
Description:  Project Includes: 10th E, 12 1/2 E, 17th W, 25th E, 26th E, Arlington, Ashland, Blair, Columbia, Granberry, Harvard, Laird, Le Green, Northwood, Oxford, West 18th, Boots Drive

Project:  N-000816   North Main Reconstruction: 20th & Calvalcade to lH-610 (2013)
Description:  Project provides the engineering and construction of the existing concrete roadway with curbs, sidewalks, street lighting and underground utilities.

Project:  N-000724   Yale Rehabilitation: lH-10  to  lH-610 (2010)
Description:  Project provides for engineering, and rehabilitation of the four lane concrete roadway, curbs, sidewalks and necessary underground utilities.  Construction is in two phases: Phase I -I10 to 17th Street, Phase II -17th Street to IH610

The Citizen Patrol logged 56 hours for February.  A big thanks to our volunteers. 

Here are stats up through Mar 17th


									The PIP meeting on March 24th will have tables set up to address various crime issues. 
You will be able to register your vehicle for the H.E.A.T. (Help End Auto Theft) program.
There will be free gun locks.
Please attend this month's PIP meeting and help us March on Crime.
PIP Meeting
7:00 pm
1600 State Street

Height's Storefront:
910 N. Durham #D
Houston, TX 77008                                     Click here for 77008 crime stats
(713) 803-1151                                           Click here for Information on PIP
Hours: 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)         
Greater Heights Super Neighborhood

The Greater Heights Super Neighborhood has launch it's new website http://www.ghsn.org
Heights Home and Garden Tour
The Houston Heights Association Home and Garden tour will be April 10th and 11th.  This is a great way to appreciate the beautiful homes in the Heights.  Tickets are $17 for advanced purchase or $20 the day of the event, so you can save some money by purchasing ahead of time.  Once again there will be a Candlelight dinner and auction; this year it will be held at Masters Car Care on Yale.  The Candlelight dinner is April 9th, $100 per person, and it includes a private Home and Garden tour before the dinner.   

Spotlight on Parks
Have you been to Halbert Park and wondered what was planted in the circular butterfly garden near the tennis courts?  The information shelter has been updated with the below information.  A big thank you to our civic club member Linda Taylor who does so much for the park, she walks to the park and picks up trash daily.  Thank you Linda.

The next Bayou City Arts Festival is March 26th - 28th at Memorial Park.   Come out and see amazing art, bring some home, and enjoy the park ... more information -

Flooding and Drainage
In the newsletter from Council Member Stephen Costello, Houston City Council, At-Large, Position 1, it was stated that the next Flooding and Drainage Committee meeting will be held Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 10:00 AM in city council chambers.  To be added to the committee's distribution list, please contact Chris Attar at  .  At the March 2nd meeting Chairman Costello outlined what the committee will be discussing in coming months: the shortfalls of our city's drainage system; solutions to fix the shortfalls; and how to accomplish those solutions. 

Restaurant Review of the Month
Craving some BBQ and live music close to home?  Hickory Hollow has your sliced beef, sausage, fried chicken, pork ribs, chicken fried steak, fried catfish, onion rings, salad bar, grilled or fried zucchini, and more and there's a live band with no cover charge. See link for schedule.  The "hot tots" are fried balls of potato with jalapenos. Come in the front door, check out the photos on the wall as you head to the counter, give your order, get your number, walk on out to the outside seating in the back, you can still hear the band, enjoy.
Sunset Heights Civic Club
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