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Posts published in “Day: June 24, 2008

East Aldine District passes $13.3 million bond sale for improvement projects

NORTHEAST HOUSTON– The East Aldine Management board, at their regular meeting last Tuesday night, authorized the sale of sales tax backed bonds in the amount of $13.365 million dollars, to be sold as needed, according to Executive Director David Hawes. He explained that the money will be used to fund sewer and water projects, flood control, and mobility projects including road construction, sidewalks and landscaping and signage projects as outlined in the EAMD Service Plan approved previously by the board.
This work is in addition to the other activities of the District, which include public safety work in Sheriff’s patrols, nuisance abatement, street lighting, neighborhood clean-up and trash collection, and grants to community organizations.

Construction is set to start on new sewer and water lines in the North Houston Heights area, it was reported. Approximately $3,000,000 has been transferred from the district to the county to help pay for this work. The next project will be Inwood Place sewer and water. This construction should start by September.
The board also heard that Keith-Wiess Park will open to the public in August. It was reported that grafitti has been painted on some boulders in the park, but that the district would have it removed.
Deputy Viningre reported that there have been 5 ATM snatch and grab robberies in the area, and Chairman Bailey reported 12 break-ins to local stores recently. Viningre urged citizens who observe this activity to call the Sheriff at 911.
In other security matters, the Proactive unit reported a 33 per cent increase in arrests – 62 for the month of May. This makes a total for the year of 296. Deputies also arrested suspects on 40 open warrants. There was also a large increase in the amount of drugs seized in the month of May.
On nuisance abatement, contract deputies reported 39 abatements with 27 vehicles towed or moved, and 6 additional vehicles issued citations. Complaint forms are available at the storefront office, deputies reminded the public. Call the storefront at 281-449-6600, or the district office at 281-449-1800 for more information.
In other action, the board approved payment for 3 street lights on Bentley Street, along a dark stretch that has bus traffic, and is a walking route to Scarborough Elementary school.

Greenspoint Mall, KSBJ host free concert Saturday

Greenspoint Mall and Contemporary Christian radio station KSBJ 89.3 FM will present a free concert featuring five acts on June 28.
The concert will be held in the parking lot infront of the Mall’s food court beginning at 5 p.m.
Scheduled to appear are purNRG, John Reuben, Mark Harris, Chris Sligh and Sanctus Real.

PurNRG is a trio of girls who perform in the style of the Disney Hit Machine that created Hannah Montana and The Cheetah Girls. They have been described as “pure sugarcoated pop with a faith-infused message.”
Reuben is touring the country in support of his “Word of Mouth” CD. He is known for blending Hip-Hop and Pop into an experimental style.
All of the proceeds from Harris’ current project “Windows & Walls” will benefit relief organization World Vision. When not performing solo, he is also a member of the band 4Him.
Sligh jumped into the national spotlight via American Idol. Competing in the sixth season, he made the top 10 before he was voted out. This son of Baptist missionaries, Sligh turned his appearance in AI, as well as the AI Finalists Tour into a debut album in 2007 “Take a Chance on Something Beautiful.” He has followed that up with this year’s release “Running Back to You.”
The Dove Award-winning Sanctus Real reached the top of the charts with their single “Beautiful Day,” a cover of the U2 hit.