Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia organized a turkey and Thanksgiving meal giveaway on Saturday at the Leonel Castillo Community Center in Near Northside, where enough food for 500 meals was distributed to residents in need.
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Some residents of the Montie Beach neighborhood have growing concerns Main Street Tap & Grill, 4002 N. Main St., which since opening in late 2019 has had nearly 200 noise complaints filed against it with the Houston Police Department. There also have been incidents of violence at the Heights-area restaurant and bar.
Local State Reps. Jarvis Johnson and Penny Morales Shaw joined other House Democrats in leaving Texas for Washington to break quorum and keep the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature from passing legislation related to voting procedures. The maneuver is drawing support from some area residents and criticism from others.
A push to remove racist, unenforceable language from the deed restrictions in Garden Oaks and Oak Forest got a recent nudge from the Texas Legislature, which passed a bill that would allow individual property owners to have the language removed from their deed restrictions by filling out forms and filing them with a district court at no cost. The local neighborhoods and even their representatives in Austin wanted more, while at least one Garden Oaks resident would like the language to remain as a reminder of the past.
The Waltrip High School debate team received some special recognition from State Rep. Penny Morales Shaw and the Texas Legislature after their standout performance earlier this year in a Houston Urban Debate League tournament.
State Rep. Penny Morales Shaw, the area's new representative in Austin, is leading a push among legislators to put teachers and other school s…