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


National Night Out is Tuesday, October 6.  Please join your Mandell Place neighbors at our annual MPCA National Night Out event catered by Pappasito’s on Tuesday from 6-8 pm at 1623 Marshall.  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.  Get there early as the fajitas tend to go fast! We are looking forward to seeing you there.


1500 Hawthorne Permit Parking Implemented

Permit parking signs are up on the 1500 block of Hawthorne Street.  A large volume of street parking on most evenings and late night noise from people walking to the cars after an evening of libations lead the block to apply for permit parking.  The entire neighborhood should pay attention to changes in street parking as overflow from the local restaurants, bars and shops relocate to other blocks.  Keep the civic association aware of any signficant changes via email:

December Neartown Meeting – Future of Fiesta Lot to be discussed 12/20/2011 7:00p Cherryhurst Center

The December Neartown Super Neighborhood meeting will be held Tuesday Dec. 20th at 7:00p.  The meetings are held at the Cherryhurst Community Center, next to the Cherryhurst Park tennis courts.  The meetings last an hour. 

The orginal agenda called for recent TABC items, SNAP agenda issues (Super Neighborhood Action Plans – typically public improvements specific to the area but not including drainage/pavement) and 2012 officer elections.

A planning commission meeting held yesterday regarding the Fiesta lot variance request resulted in a three week deferral.  The Fiesta lot owner’s representative has agreed to attend the Neartown meeting to discuss options for the next planning commission meeting and how to best protect the interests of residents most directly impacted by future development of the site, currently for sale with multiple offers.

VOTE TODAY * Sat 12/10/11 * for City Council At-Large Position #2 and #5

Former Texas Rep. Kristi Thibault and businessman Andrew C. Burks Jr. each want to represent At-Large Position 2. They were the top two vote-getters of the 10 candidates who ran the November election. In November, Burks got 17 percent of the votes compared to Thibault’s 16 percent of the votes.

The most high-profile race is for the At-Large Position 5 seat. Attorney Jolanda “Jo” Jones is battling former Board of Education member Jack Christie. In November, Jones finished with 39 percent of the vote to Christie’s 33 percent.

The 1500 block of Mandell Place votes at Bering United Methodist Church.  The 1600 block of Mandell Place votes at Lanier Middle School.  Polls are open from 7a to 7p.