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Aldine planning study seeks Community Priorities

Online survey lets Aldine residents, businesses, groups help set priorities for regional improvements

By Felicia Griffin

Harris County is seeking diverse public input for the Aldine Region Comprehensive Study (ARCS), a project that focuses on consolidating several community improvement recommendations and plans that have been developed over the past 20 years to create a prioritized list of infrastructure projects for Harris County to implement.

The project website — – features a survey that lets respondents review and prioritize the draft goals for the study. Accessible in English and Spanish, the survey will be available on the website through the end of February.

The ARCS project area consists of the Airline Improvement, East Aldine, and North Houston management districts. Although the study is being led by Harris County, recommendations will also be included for parts of the study area that are within the City of Houston.

During the first series of public meetings in late January, which were conducted virtually via Zoom in late January, the team of county engineers and consultants leading the study project presented a detailed overview of their analysis of existing conditions in Aldine. Citizens who attended the meetings shared their perspectives on living and working in Aldine and offered several ideas for improving local transportation networks, affordable housing, parks, culture and economic development, safety, public health, and the region’s overall quality of life. Instant polls during the meetings also enabled attendees to rank recommended goals for the study in real time.

Twenty-six AISD athletes earn scholarships

Pictured are the five MacArthur High School student athletes who signed national letters of intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 2. (SEE MORE SCHOOL PHOTOS ON PAGE 8)


Twenty-six Aldine ISD student-athletes received the opportunity to continue their academic and athletic careers when they signed with colleges and universities across Texas and the United States when they signed national letters of intent on National Signing Day on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Nimitz High School led the way with 12 signees, all football players. Cougars who signed were: defensive end Christian Booker, who signed with Southern University of Shreveport, defensive tackle Elijah Sims who signed with East Texas Baptist University, offensive lineman Joshua Ramirez who signed with MacAllister College in Oklahoma, linebacker Bryan Singleton who signed with North American University, defensive end Dorset Singleton who signed with Southern University of Shreveport, linebacker Elijah Stewart who signed with Southern University of Shreveport, offensive lineman Tre’Ivion Pikes who signed with Southern University of Shreveport, wide receiver Brandon Miles who signed with the University of St. Mary, defensive back Armon Green who signed with Henderson State University, defensive back Joshua Furr who signed with Louisiana College, wide receiver Quintin Wilson who signed with Louisiana College and running back Eric Milton who signed with Southern University of Shreveport.

MacArthur High School had five student-athletes sign national letters of intent.


Registered voters can hop on board METRO for a free ride to the voting booth on select dates.

METRO is offering free rides to Houston-area polling locations for the 2022 primary elections. Voters can ride at no charge on METRORail, local buses, METRORapid, curb2curb and METROLift paratransit services.

Free transportation will be available:

During Early Voting on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022

On Election Day, Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Voters only need to inform bus operators and/or fare inspectors they are going to, or returning from, the polls.