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Posts published in “Day: April 5, 2022

EAST ALDINE DISTRICT: Community leaders meet on Public Safety issues

Over 75 community members, including homeowners, students, law enforcement officers, educators and community leaders met last Thursday evening, March 24 at the offices of the East Aldine District, for a discussion on public safety and crime enforcement. Above, East Aldine District Executive Director Richard Cantu welcomes the attendees and moderates the introductions and discussion.

By Gilbert Hoffman

The East Aldine community held a district-wide public forum last Thursday evening, March 24 to discuss their concerns about crime rates and efforts to reduce crime incidents by public officials.

Present at the meeting were about 75 persons, including the public, law enforcement officers, and government leaders.

“Too much crime, and not enough police response” is the statement heard over and over at this meeting and throughout the county.

The purpose of the meeting was to share information among the parties about crime incidents, and ongoing and new efforts by law enforcement to deal with and reduce the problem.

After listening to each of the pubic participants give detailed descriptions of the crime problems in their areas, officials responded with details of new efforts to reduce crime.

BAA Zumba in the Park draws crowds

Day full of healthy activities

By Julieta Paita

Bonding Against Adversity hosted a Zumba at James Driver Park event where there were free COVID-19 vaccines, raffles, prizes and giveaways.

Some of the service providers were Harris County Pct. 2, Green Forest Civic Club, Houston Area Urban League, Harris County Public Library, United Health Care, Sea Smile Dental, Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, Houston Women Voters, Zumba Amigas, VAX HOU and Baker Ripley.

This event was part of the “Safer Together” campaign to inform and educate people about facts and rumors of COVID-19.

Another event is planned for June 18 at the East Aldine District Amphitheater. Stay tuned for more details.

Concrete plant proposal raises concerns in Aldine


By Anne Marie Kilday

EAST ALDINE – Raising concerns among many residents, a company based in La Porte proposes to build and operate a concrete-making plant near Little York Road at the Eastex Freeway, next to a county park and a residential subdivision, in the East Aldine Management District.

Residents, community representatives and the Air Alliance of Houston group worry that the plant would endanger the health of people in the area, reduce property values and create related problems.

The proposed plant is located next to the Tasfield neighborhood and near the recently upgraded and reequipped James Driver Park.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) will conduct a public meeting about the proposal at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at the East Aldine Town Center, 2909 East Amphitheater Drive at Aldine Mail Route Road.

The TCEQ leaves no doubt that the plant would emit particles of cement, road dust, and other substances. But that doesn’t mean the state is convinced the operation could damage the health of nearby residents and park users.

Rep. Sylvia Garcia secures $10mil for Projects in Houston, South Houston, Galena Park and Jacinto City

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia (TX-29) voted to pass the historic $1.5 trillion Bipartisan Omnibus Appropriations Bill. As part of the package, 9 Community Project Funding (CPF) requests led by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia were secured. The bill’s transformative investment will help Texas families with cost-of-living increases, good-paying jobs, and local community projects.

“I was proud to secure nearly $10,200,000 in Community Project Funding for Houstonians across our community,” said Congresswoman Garcia. “These critical funds will invest in local neighborhoods, strengthen communities, and foster economic development for Texans. This will improve our district and benefit all district residents for years to come.”

The legislation includes the following Community Project Funding secured by Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia: