TONIGHT! Membership Meeting, Deed Restrictions, and Election

START THE NEW YEAR OFF BY ACTING LOCALLY and coming to the Annual MPCA Membership Meeting, Social, Board Elections on Thursday, January 12th at the beautiful new home of Kim and Mark Lowes at 1517 Marshall, starting at 6:30pm.

We will have the usual spread of delicious food and tasty drinks, as well as a DISCUSSION OF CURRENT DEED RESTRICTIONS for those who are interested in hearing about we neighbors can work together to keep our neighborhood one of the BEST in Houston!

Public Meeting Nov. 16 on the Lower Westheimer Corridor Study

As part of ReBuild Houston, the City of Houston is seeking input for improvements to the Lower Westheimer Corridor. At this public workshop and open house, residents and stakeholders will receive a summary of the survey results and public comment received thus far, and will be asked to consider various options for the corridor. These options will align with the objective and principles for Lower Westheimer. More information about the workshop will be posted to the project website.

The workshop and open house will be held: Wednesday, November 16th 5:00 – 8:00 PM Metropolitan Multi-Services Center 1475 W Gray St

The improved roadway design for Westheimer Road between Shepherd Drive and Bagby Street and for Elgin Street between Bagby and Main Streets will consider the needs of all Houstonians while meeting the goals of ReBuild Houston to preserve and enhance the overall character of the roadway and improve mobility and safety. Results from the study will be incorporated into the final recommendations and design concept for improving the street. The recommended design will be incorporated into the current capital improvement project along Elgin/Westheimer Road between Main Street and Montrose Boulevard. The Lower Westheimer Corridor Study is co-led by the City’s Public Works & Engineering (PWE) and Planning & Development (P&D) Departments, and advised by a Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Please attend the upcoming workshop on November 16 to share your suggestions for the Lower Westheimer Corridor!

To sign up for updates or view additional meeting or project information, please visit

Earthworm Dig this Saturday!

Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 am will be the final event for children at Mandell Park until the fall.  Come and dig for earthworms! Worms are beneficial to gardens and soil so you can either take them home for your garden or put them in the Mandell Park garden.

Crawfish boil THIS SUNDAY!

Join us for the MPCA Spring Crawfish Boil on Sunday, May 22nd from 4 to 6pm at 1508 Hawthorne. Enjoy delicious crawfish and all the fixings as well as meet neighbors, new and old! Also, we will receive a constable patrol update, please plan on joining us at this fun event.

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, 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 You may also visit the FMO in person at the Houston Permitting Center (Mon-Fri, 8AM – 5PM). 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:
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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


Ø Please register online for this course @

RAD  Registration August15th approved