Reminder: This evening, Council Member Cohen, the Public Works & Engineering Department, and the Planning and Development Department will host a public meeting to discuss the upcoming reconstruction of Dunlavy St between Allen Parkway and W. Gray St and between W. Alabama St and Richmond Ave. Potential new bicycle facilities will also be discussed for Dunlavy St between Allen Parkway and Richmond Ave.

TONIGHT: Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6PM Open House

6:30PM Presentation
West Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 W. Gray St | 77019

Join us for a presentation and break-out sessions at the community meeting or please submit your comments by December 15th, via email:

Public Meeting: Montrose TIRZ, Thursday, Nov. 12

Our City Councilwoman Ellen Cohen is hosting a Public Meeting regarding the proposed Montrose TIRZ.  Please come to the meeting to learn about the proposal and share your thoughts.

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30PM – 8PM

West Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 W. Gray St | 77019

From the Office of Ellen Cohen:

Dear Friend,

Over the past year, I have been pleased to meet with a multitude of neighborhood civic groups, local businesses, and faith organizations that represent the Montrose community to discuss the potential for a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) for Montrose. Together, we have crafted a proposal that will facilitate road repairs and other infrastructure improvements for this neighborhood without raising taxes.

To ensure the affected community has an opportunity to learn more about this proposal and how it will impact their neighborhoods, I will host a public meeting next week:

Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30PM – 8PM

West Gray Metropolitan Multi-Service Center
1475 W. Gray St | 77019

This proposal is expected to appear on the Council agenda before the end of the year and your input is critical to inform my vote.

I hope to see you there!



National Night Out a Success!

image3Many thanks to all of our neighbors that joined us for NNO! We had over 60 neighbors attend and we got to visit with our Constable Patrol team as well as our local HPD officers.

Special thanks to our gracious host, Angie, for allowing us to meet at her beautiful home.image4








Stay tuned for details for our next event, the New Member Social, in January.


Join us for National Night Out October 6th at 6pm!


Join us for National Night Out on Tuesday, October 6th from 6-8pm at 1623 Marshall with fajitas catered by Pappasito’s!

Our local HPD officer will attend as well as a representative from the Harris County Constable’s office.  This is a great time to meet your neighbors and enjoy some delicious food!  Make sure you arrive early as the delicious fajitas tend to go fast!  We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Don’t forget to sign up for Security Patrol Program

Fellow neighbors,constable badge

Fellow Neighbors,
The deadline to sign contract with the Constable for special patrols in our neighborhood is quickly approaching. We are not quite there yet to meet the cost of this program. If you haven’t already done so and plan to participate, please register soon. Our Deadline is Sept 1.
For exact details on what benefits one can receive under this program, click this link:

Subscriber benefits:

  • First-responder for your alarm system, so no going through HPD
  • Direct contact phone number, so no need to go through a central dispatcher
  • Faster response time to calls (usually 1-2 minutes)
  • Vacation watch patrol service while you are on vacation
  • Home security inspections to find out vulnerabilities and improvements
  • Special programs, including classes and meetings, so that you can be proactive in enhancing your security and safety
  • Highly visible yard sign warning that the home is patrolled by the Constable

Benefits for the entire neighborhood:

  • Reliable security
  • Visibility of law enforcement to deter criminals before a crime is committed
  • Increase in property value and neighborhood desirability

The timeline:
The contract that the Mandell Winlow Security Foundation will sign with the Constable‘s Office must be signed in September, so we are in a huge time crunch. If you’re able/interested, please support the Mandell-Winlow Security Foundation and sign up today! The service, once a contract is signed, will be implemented January 2016. To ensure service at this date, the foundation must receive funds prior to the September cut-off.

Member and sponsor fees are listed below, but if at all possible please be as generous as possible, by doubling the required levels if you can. The security foundation has indicated that it is a non-profit organization, so your contributions will be tax deductible. They expect that over time the membership will grow and cost to the individual will decrease.

Sign up for the Constable‘s Patrol
You can pay online at or by clicking the button above. (Members – $395;  Sponsors – $500). For those under special circumstances, you will see options on the payment screen as well, and you may contact the security foundation by email at

Spread the word:
As always, be sure to tell your neighbors who may not know about this – word of mouth is the best tool!

You’re invited to the Mandell and Winlow Place Social + Constable Patrol Event Tomorrow!

When:  Thursday, July 9th 6:30 – 8:30pm

Where: 1518 Marshall Streetbills place

Get together to eat, drink and share with our Mandell-Winlow neighbors. Constable Rosen’s office will be on hand to discuss neighborhood safety & security – and you may sign up for the security service at this event as well! If you are unable to attend, you may also sign up for the security service via their website here:

Houston hurricane Preparedness Resources 

Fellow neighbors, as we enter hurricane season, here are some useful resources we can utilize to assure preparedness. 
Downloadable guide on what to consider:

Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide

Evacuation Routes

Official updates from City 

City of Houston Emergency Information

When the power goes down: 

Power outage and resolution tracking

Monitor and Forecast: 

NOAA radar and forecasting

Radio Options 

Weather Radios
Status on flight activity/delays 
Airport Status

If you might need assistance should an evacuation occur, pre-register with city: 

Evacuation Assistance Pre-Registration