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Posts published in “Day: October 8, 2019”

Imelda Recovery Community Forum: Angry homeowners demand flood relief now

Steve Adame of the Castlewood Civic Club outllines for the panel the continued devastation in his community from recent floods, as demonstrators in the back hold placards displaying unity and wanting immediate action from government.

By Gilbert Hoffman

An information forum held last week at BakerRipley was attended by several hundred, and as the evening wore on the audience vented anger and frustration at the amount of flooding and little relief from the government.

BakerRipley in East Aldine was the site last Wednesday night of an Imelda Recovery Community Forum, sponsored by State Representative Armando Walle, with Carol Alvarado, Sylvia Garcia, and Rodney Ellis.

In addition to those government leaders, other officials from the City of Houston and Harris County were on the panel, to explain the work currently underway to alleviate future flooding, and to hear and respond to individual complaints.

Also present were representative from a number of government departments, and the Red Cross, providing a point of contact to those in the community and the room who were in need of assistance to recover from the devastating rainfall from Tropical Storm Imelda on September 19. It was reported that the storm dumped as much as 43 inches of water on some parts of southeast Texas, and from 10 to 30 inches in the greater Houston area in just 72 hours.

Thousands of homes and vehicles were flooded, and five deaths were recorded. The storm is the strongest to his Houston since Hurricane Harvey in 2018.

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Community celebrates National Night Out

Harris County Emergency Corps at National Night Out. Plastic firemen’s hats were a popular give-away.

East Aldine, Civic Clubs, First Responders

East Aldine enjoyed a “Night Out” when the community came together for several hours last Tuesday night at BakerRipley. Participating and sponsoring the local eversion of the national celebration were the East Aldine Disrict, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, BakerRipley, Lone Star College – East Aldine Center, Brookside Funeral Home and Cemetery, MacArthur 9th Grade, and Civic clubs including Castlewood, High Meadows, and Green Forest.

The evening included dance exhibitions, live music from a DJ, Food, Drinks and games for all ages, from toddlers to Senior Citizens.

Good weather contributed to a very large turnout and a great time. (more…)

Greens Bayou Regatta held with hundreds of canoes

Participants departing from Brock Park on Greens Bayou for the annual Regatta. Hundreds of canoes, kayaks, and a few custom boats participated.

The 4th Annual Greens Bayou Regatta took place on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The race began at Brock Park Golf Course, located at 8201 John Ralston, Houston, TX 77044 at 9:00 a.m. And ended at Thomas Bell Foster Park located at 12895 Greens Bayou Street, Houston, TX 77015.

After the race, there were festivities, lunch, music and vendors. The Closing Ceremonies with awards to winners was at 2:00 p.m.

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