Flood meeting TONIGHT and Important info

From Ellen Cohen’s office regarding important flood information and meeting tonight:

Dear Friend,

The extreme weather our city has experienced this week has tragically impacted many neighborhoods throughout Houston, including Meyerland, Oak Forest, and other District C communities. In conjunction with the Braeswood Place Homeowners’ Association, the City of Houston will participate in a public meeting this evening to provide information on services available and the process of recovery.

Public Meeting: Flood Information
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Mark Twain Elementary School Cafetorium
7500 Braes Blvd | 77025

Our office will monitor weather alerts throughout the day and will send out a cancellation update if dangerous conditions appear imminent. If you plan to attend tonight’s meeting, please be careful while traveling. There will be other opportunities to receive information and updates for those unable to attend.

Residents who experienced flooding in their home or business should report the damage to the City of Houston via 311. You may call (713) 837-0311, email 311@houstontx.gov, or use the mobile app. These reports are critical because they affect what resources our city may receive for recovery.

More rain is expected over the next few days in Houston, so the potential exists for continued dangerous conditions. Residents are urged to exercise caution when travelling and “Turn Around, Don’t Drown.” Real-time road closures due to high water and other hazards may be viewed through TranStar.

Solid Waste collection schedules have been delayed by the storms. For those homes whose regularly-scheduled pickup day is Tuesday, trash will be collected today (Wednesday, April 20th). Normal collection schedules should resume by Thursday. Mayor Turner confirmed that Solid Waste will begin collecting heavy trash flood debris within three to five days to allow time for residents to remove damaged flood debris. Details will be distributed as they are received. Neighborhood Depository Sites will be open seven days a week to allow residents to bring trash and debris.

Residents whose homes are located in the floodplain must contact the City of Houston Flood Management Office (FMO) prior to making repairs. The FMO can be reached at (832) 394-8854 or via email at fmo@houstontx.gov. You may also visit the FMO in person at the Houston Permitting Center (Mon-Fri, 8AM – 5PM).

HoustonRecovers.org is your hub for City of Houston information on recovery.

Please be cautious today and through the end of the week and help your family, neighbors, and friends to stay safe.



City Hall Annex, 1st Floor, District C – 900 Bagby Street – Houston, TX 77002
Telephone: (832) 393-3004 – Email: DistrictC@houstontx.gov
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REGISTER NOW for Self-Defense Classes in August

Mark your calendars now because Mandell Place has teamed up with our Constable Patrol service to offer FREE self-defense classes in August.  Here are the details and sign-up information:



Location: St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church

2003 W 43rd Street, Houston, TX 77018

Dates: August 15th-18th (Mon-Thur) 5:30 PM-8:30 PM

Contact: Deputy Mathews

Phone: 713-755-7677

Email: Tracie.Mathews-Segura@cn1.hctx.net

Ø Please register online for this course @ www.pct1constable.net

RAD  Registration August15th approved

MPCA New Member Social January 21st at 6pm

Greek My Big Fat Greek Social!

Join us at the annual MPCA  New Member Social on Thursday, January 21st from 6-8pm at 1645 Marshall Street.  We will have delicious Greek food, Drinks and Neighbors so please stop by and renew your annual MPCA Membership.  In addition, we will hold our annual MPCA Board elections, so if you are interested in serving on the Board this year please plan to attend.  We look forward to meeting our neighbors, if you are new to the neighborhood- welcome!

Winlow-Mandell Constable Patrol Meeting Postponed

Dear Winlow Place, Mandell Place, and Cherryhurst Neighbors,


As you know, we have a Meet and Greet scheduled this Friday evening, January 8th, and we are forced to cancel it under the most regrettable of circumstances. Recent events make it impossible for us to hold this social activity and it will have to be reset for a future date. We appreciate your understanding and patience. 


It is with a very heavy heart that we advise you that Tony Carroll, long-time Winlow Place resident, passed away on December 29th of a heart attack. Tony was bright, articulate, charismatic and energetic. He was a social worker-therapist, musician, opera lover, civic activist, Montrose fixture and a tremendous friend to all of us who knew him. He was also a founding member of the Constable Patrol and instrumental in getting it launched. He worked tirelessly, and in many ways, to make our neighborhood and city a better place. He will be greatly missed by all of us who knew him and he leaves his mark on many otherswho never even knew his name, let alone all of the things that he did to help his community and neighbors.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to his husband of twenty-two years, Bruce Smith. Plans for a memorial service are pending. Details on Tony’s life –a full life and one very well lived –are available here: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/Tony-Carroll-the-psychotherapist-who-helped-men-6728318.php?t=1db9181365438d9cbb


Best regards,


The Board Members

Mandell-Winlow Security Foundation


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: pweplanning@houstontx.gov.

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!