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!

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.


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.

MPCA National Night Out Tues 10/04 Thanks!


National Night Out


Catered by Pappasito’s

1651 Kipling Street – 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Many thanks to Charles Lambert for arranging and hosting the Mandell Place 2011 National Night Out.  It was a great event catered by Pappasito’s with perfect weather.  About 100 Mandell Place residents were on hand for the evening.
















City Council District C Candidate Forum Wed. 9/21 6:30p

This Wednesday 6:30 pm at St. Stephen’s Church Pecore Hall, Mandell Place will jointly host a District C Candidate Forum with Winlow Place, Lancaster Place, and Dearborn Place. 

City council district lines have been redrawn.  Wanda Adams, of District D, will no longer be our council representative.  Mandell Place now lies in District C. 

Candidates running for City Council District C are:  Ellen Cohen, Brian Cweren, Randy Locke, Josh Verde, Karen Derr.

Come at 6:15 if you are interested in speaking with Mike Hogan of the Public Works Department about potential drainage issues along Dunlavy. 









 Mandell Place Civic Association is a non-partisan organization and does not endorse candidates for political office.

Neartown Transportation Forum – Sat 9/17/11 9:00a -12:30p

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 9:00a

Neartown Transportation Forum at University of St. Thomas Jerabeck Athletic Center

Neartown Transportation Forum
Following three successful Development Forums, the Neartown Association is hosting a Transportation Forum the morning of Saturday, September 17.  The Forum will take place in Scanlan Hall, on the second floor of the Jerabeck Athletic Center on West Main between Graustark and Yoakum.  Early registration begins at 8:45a with coffee and breakfast treats from the Empire Cafe.   The Forum provides an opportunity to talk with City of Houston and METRO officials about mobility challenges in our area, learn about projects in the works and do a little dreaming about what could be.  Don’t miss it!

Issues most directly relating to Mandell Place are the proposed elimination of the West Alabama center alternate direction lane and lifting of the TOTAP (trucks over two axles prohibited) provision along West Alabama to facilitate the new HEB store at Dunlavy.

Download the University of St. Thomas Campus Map.

MPCA Summer Social – Sunday 8/21 5 to7p

The end of summer is drawing near and it’s still hot outside!  Join your neighbors Sunday August 21th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

We’ll have lots of ice cream and cool drinks to beat the summer heat.  Feel free to bring your favorite summer goodies.

The owners of 1612 Hawthorne have a kid friendly fenced front yard and will have a child’s moonwalk, sidewalk chalk and lots of toys on hand.  Patty Cake, of Luby’s fame, will be at the social with balloon animals and face painting.  Bring all the kids!!!

***** A notary will be available to sign deed restriction documents.  Don’t forget your drivers license. *****