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“Give Back” Gathering

November 24, 2012 | By independenceheights

Through its ups and downs, Yvonne Green has loved the historic Independence Heights neighborhood where she volunteers. Now she is ready for the neighborhood to return to the community it once was. What’s the difference? “A neighborhood stands alone” Green said during a recent community gathering. “A community stands together.” Green, a Booker T. Washington […]

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44th: A Street on the Move

November 22, 2012 | By independenceheights

Residents of 44th street in the historic neighborhood of IndependenceHeights all have one concern on their minds: How to stop the flooding on their street. For over sixty years residents in the neighborhood have dealt with the need of paved streets, street lights, and adequate drainage. Today, citizens banded together to have their voices heard […]

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Partners Day

November 05, 2012 | By independenceheights

On June 11, 2010, we hosted the last of a series of six meetings to engage stakeholders about community revitalization. More than 200 people have come out and shared their ideas and aspirations about community renewal. Partners Day brought out some highly visible partners including Urban Harvest, Houston Police Department, Harris County Flood Control District, […]

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