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Posts published in “Day: May 3, 2022

BIG Improvement program expands

East Aldine grant program now covers Facades, more

The East Aldine Management District (EAMD) Board of Directors has established and funded the Façade Grant program for the EAMD, as part of the original BIG (Business Improvement Grant) program. The program provides grant funds to EAMD commercial property owners, within the district boundaries, in support of revitalization on a case-by-case basis.

Grants are available on a 50/50 basis with a cap of $10,000 per grant. Grant funds will only be approved for facades and signs which are in alignment with the City’s Code of Ordinances. Eligible projects include but are not limited to the following:

(1) Façade renovations (visible to the public)
(2) Awning installation
(3) Outdoor lighting
(4) Landscaping
(5) Signage
(6) Roof and foundation repairs
(7) Exterior Painting
(8) Parking Lot Improvements
(9) Power Washing Applications for the program are reviewed by the EAMD Board.

In addition to review for basic eligibility requirements, applications will be reviewed for:



This is an update to a story that was published earlier (this week in print, and this evening online). We apologize for any confusion, and will publish details on the rescheduled concert when we get them.

Business Luncheon targets Economic Development for area

East Aldine District held a Business Networking Luncheon on Thursday, April 28 at their District Office Building meeting room. The purpose of the luncheon was to let prospective businesses learn about possibilities in the East Aldine area.

Participating were real estate agents, developers, business owners and others who joined for the inaugural business networking lunch at East Aldine Town Center! Be sure to follow East Aldine District, on social media or the NORTHEAST NEWS, and sign up for a newsletter at the District website to receive info on future networking events: https://

Rep. Sylvia Garcia has COVID-19

HOUSTON – U.S. representative for Texas, Sylvia R. Garcia, announced she has COVID-19 on Wednesday.

Rep. Garcia released this statement:

“This morning I tested positive for COVID-19. Fortunately, I’m fully vaccinated and boosted — so my symptoms are mild. I’ll follow CDC guidelines and I expect a full recovery. I’ll be quarantining and focusing on getting healthy. I will work virtually, and my office will remain open and ready to serve you!”

Garcia was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2018. She represents the Texas 29th Congressional District.