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Posts published in “Day: June 28, 2022

Public participates in 3 Aldine planning surveys

The third meeting of the ARCS study was held last Saturday at the James Driver Park pavilion. Participants were asked to place tiles, representing the projects that they felt were of most interest to them and highest priority for action.

Study will choose 20 priority projects for County to implement

ALDINE – The planning study being conducted by the Harris County Engineering department concluded three public meetings last week, to hear and record the interests of local residents, and let them voice their needs and concerns for improvements to the area.

Meetings were held last Tuesday at the Aldine High School, Thursday at the East Aldine Management District offices, and Saturday at the James Drive Park pavilion.

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 — https://htx-arcs.com – features a survey that lets respondents review and prioritize the draft goals for the study. Accessible in English and Spanish, the survey is still available on the website.

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.

Father’s Day at East Aldine Town Center: Climbin’, Throwin’, n Fishin’ – Family Fun

An inflatable Climbing rock challenged Fathers and their kids to reach the top.

Families and individuals in East Aldine celebrated a late Father’s Day last Saturday, with a Fun Day sponsored by the East Aldine District, and taking place at the Town Center Amphitheater from 3 to 7pm, and then continuing at 7pm at the Fishing Pier in Keith Wiess Park.

The dual event was organized by East Aldine’s new Event Coordinator, Alma DeAlejandro, Veronica Sanches of EAD, and Selina Valdez of Pct. 2.

During the Father’s Day event at the East Aldine District, dads enjoyed with their kids an inflatable rock climbing game, and shooting basketball at another inflatable.

Local organizations such as Baker Ripley, Harris County Pct. 2, Mean Green training and bootcamp and others where on site providing information about programs offered.

Other activities at the event included boat making, boat racing at the retention lake, a boxing demonstration, a tent building contest, music, food trucks, and more.

Keith Wiess Park was busy in the evening, with walkers as well as the families who were fishing in the Father’s Day event.

Imprisoned Brittney Griner draws national attention

A Russian court last week extended the pretrial detention of the W.N.B.A. basketball star and former AISD Nimitz HS athlete Brittney Griner on drug smuggling charges until July 2, pushing her jail stint past the four month mark, according to the official state news agency TASS.

Although her contact with the public has been limited, reportedly her Russian attorney is able to pass notes back and forth, and Griner has been using this method to communicate with family and supporters in the U.S.

A rally in support of her was held last month in Houston, in front of the Toyota Arena where the NBA plays their games. The rally included the presence of American Trevor Reed, recently released from Russian custody in a trade.

It has been suggested in Russian media that Griner is being held by the Russians as a potential swap for a convicted criminal, Viktor Bout, held in the U.S. The State Department has listed the release of Griner as a priority, classifying her as “wrongfully detained,” but not commenting on a possible swap.

To keep attention on her plight, the WNBA this week named Griner as an honorary starter in the upcoming All Star Game to be played in Chicago on July 10th.