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Combined National Night Out Brings Out the Neighborhood #2015Memories

December 29, 2015 | By Breanna Cotton

Approximately 1,000 neighbors from OST/South Union gathered at Peck Elementary School for National Night Out to take a united stand against neighborhood crime and to celebrate the continuing efforts of our Great Opportunity (GO) Neighborhood to transform Southeast Houston into a healthy, vibrant, safe and economically stable community. The event was a “Family Reunion” that […]

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NRCDC Construction on Rebecca Street

December 29, 2015 | By Breanna Cotton

Neighborhood Recovery Community Development Corp. (NRCDC), which has built and renovated several homes in OST/South Union since 2009, is busy with several new construction projects in South Union. According to NRCDC staff, four new single-family homes have been built on the southern end of the South Union neighborhood. The new homes are located at 3548, […]

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Fresh Start Program Hopes to Create New Gardeners

December 29, 2015 | By Breanna Cotton

The Palm Center Community Garden is one of three area gardens that are hoping to benefit from Urban Harvest’s new Fresh Start Program. According to Fresh Start Program Manager Terry Garner, “The purpose of Fresh Start is to support and enhance existing gardens through education, increased visibility in the community, and planned activities.” As part […]

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TSU Volunteers Spruce Up Community Garden #2015Memories

December 29, 2015 | By Breanna Cotton

On November 11, 2015, a group of six students from Life Change Bible Study, a Christian organization at Texas Southern University (TSU), gave a helping hand to Terry Garner at the Palm Center Community Garden. Organized by social work intern and TSU student Shiasha Lyons, the group helped harvest okra, clean out and prepare beds […]

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