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Apr 26, 2010 at 11:42 PM

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The topic of the April meeting will be the Northside Constable Patrol.  We are looking for volunteers to help hand out information. 

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.
Upstage Theatre, a non-profit community theatre located at 17th and Heights, is running a production of Wonderland!, a version of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, April 24 - May 9.  The musical is part of the theater's Young Audience series so it is suitable for all audiences. 

Art Car Parade - Saturday May 8th - The Art Car Parade is a Houston tradation.  http://www.orangeshow.org/art-car/ 
Cars line up at 9am at Taft and Allen Parkway, parade rolls at 1pm.  Comedian Dan Aykroyd will be the Grand Marshal.
The Houston Library is making changes to its hours of operation.  This contains all the details. 
Trash CanBig trash day is May 17th for 77008 and May 14th 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 April: 13, 27.  Recycling and trash pickup are on the same schedule again.

Curb side recycling accepts plastics with numbers 1-5 and 7, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans.
The Citizen Patrol logged 84 hours for March.  We are always accepting new volunteers for this HPD program.  After training by HPD and a background check by HPD you can patrol the neighborhood looking for suspicious activity.  For more information or to sign up please contact . The civic club is also recruiting residents to join the Northside Constable Patrol Program sponsored by HHA.  The boundaries of the north side patrol area are 610 north, Durham west, Airline east and 20th south. Information has been handed out to residents in the sections of both Sunset and East Sunset Heights.  We need help in contacting businesses and distributing information between Durham and Yale.  The Houston Heights Association will have the Constables at their May 10th general meeting so if you have questions about the program then this is an excellent meeting to attend.  The meeting is at 12th and Yale at the old Heights Firehouse.  Here is a link to statistics regarding the existing Heights Constable Patrols: 
Here is a link where you can sign up via Paypal.
And you can make checks out to HHA Northside Constable Patrol.
Mail to:
HHA Northside Constable Patrol
P.O. Box 70735 
Houston, Texas 77270-0735
Please include the following with the check.
Service Address: __________________________________________________
Phone Number: ___________________________________________________
Email Address: ___________________________________________________ 
Crime stats up through April 23rd.
The PIP (Postive Interaction Program) meeting on April 28th will have speakers discussing gangs.
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                                          
Hours: 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)         
Spotlight on Parks
Work on the tennis court in Halbert Park is still on track to begin in early May and take several days. Please plan accordingly. Houston Parks Board is our project coordinator, donations to this non-profit private 501c3 organization go toward creating and improving parkland.  For more information see:
Second Saturday at Halbert was rained out, so we did an off schedule fertilization and soil turning of the butterfly garden the following weekend.
Flooding and Drainage
The next Flood and Drainage meeting is April 27th, 6:30 pm West Multi-service center 170 Heights. 

Restaurant Review of the Month
We found out from The Boom Boom Room on Yale that Thursday, April 29, 2010 is Dining Out For Life night in Houston.  See link for more information about this event when Houston restaurants will fight against HIV/AIDS by generously donating 33% of food bills all day long. Dine at any participating restaurant on Thursday, April 29 and ask for a drawing envelope. AIDS Foundation Houston is holding a drawing for fabulous prizes. No purchase is necessary to win, but donations are appreciated.
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