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Pct. 1 Commissioner Ellis plans $30M in “Complete Streets” improvements

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis outlines his “Complete Streets” project at a news conference on March 13.

Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on March 13 announced a joint agreement in which Precinct One will pay $30 million to improve seven streets in the University of Houston-Texas Southern University corridor.

“This is a great example of how Harris County can innovatively and strategically partner with the City of Houston, our universities and other entities to improve mobility, safety and quality of life for all residents,” Precinct One Commissioner Ellis said. “Precinct One is looking forward to supporting TSU and UH, and the entire Third Ward community through this project.”

Earlier on March 13, Commissioners Court voted to negotiate with two engineering firms that will develop the scope of the work.

Dubbed “Complete Streets” project, the improvements dovetail with Mayor Turner’s Complete Communities program, which involves improving Third Ward and four other neighborhoods that have been under resourced for many years.

“Now I’m excited to see that the Commissioner is bringing safer, more attractive streets to this community of twin universities,” Mayor Turner said. “… If the improvements in these areas were just relying on the city, they would be highly incomplete. I want to thank him for this spirit of collaboration and cooperation with the city utilizing resources at his disposal in order to address many of the needs within the city and within Harris County.”

Precinct One is committing $15 million to improve infrastructure near TSU and another $15 million to projects around UH.

The goal is to create streets that are attractive and a source of neighborhood pride, while improving safety and accessibility to all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders.

In addition to roadway work, the project also includes drainage improvements, which will help reduce street flooding during heavy rain.


East Aldine’s Richard Cantu Elected to LSC-Foundation Board

Lone Star College Foundation is proud to announce its newly elected board members. The members were voted in at our most recent board meeting and will serve three-year terms.

Steve Berry handles Corporate Sales Training, Corporate Office Public Affairs, and Social Media for Waste Connections headquartered in The Woodlands. Berry is involved in various community endeavors including The Woodlands Chamber of Commerce and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center’s Advisory Council. He is also a community college graduate from Miami, Florida.

Scott Brady is a Partner and Project Executive for Joiner Architects in Kingwood. The Humble native is involved in his local Chambers and Rotary Club. Brady is also a proud LSC alumnus and was named the 2016 Haden McKay M.D. Citizen of the Year for Humble, TX.

Richard Cantu is the Deputy Executive Director-Operations for East Aldine District. Cantu serves on Lone Star College’s Hispanic Advisory Council and is a board member for the Houston Intercontinental Chamber of Commerce, North Harris County Education Alliance, and the Aldine Education Foundation.

Lee Robison is the Sr. Vice President of Human Resources and Administration at Noble Energy, Inc. located next door to LSCUniversity Park. She is a member of the D. Bradley McWilliams YMCA board of directors and was named their 2017 Volunteer of the Year. (more…)