Construction on New Montrose Signs and Esplanades Scheduled to Begin

On Tuesday, the Montrose District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved bids for two major neighborhood improvement projects that have been in the works for years: the installation of 14 custom-designed identity markers at major intersections along the perimeter of the district, and the construction of six new esplanades situated along...

By | February 11, 2016

Inside the Effort To Restore Montrose’s Historic African-American Cemetery

  For decades, Houstonians driving down West Dallas Street between Dunlavy and South Shepherd might have noticed an overgrown, apparently vacant lot on the south side of the street. Neglected by an absentee owner, the 5.5-acre site had become a weed-choked dumping ground, and probably seemed like a prime candidate...

By | February 1, 2016

Remembering Tony Carroll, Pioneering Houston Therapist and Political Activist

Jeff Hoffman had been to therapists before, but never one like Tony Carroll. “Many therapists, you sit down, you talk to them, and they’re fairly prescriptive about what you need to do,” Hoffman said. “Tony was different. In the first session or two I was like, jeez, what’s going on...

By | January 21, 2016

My Montrose: Woody Witt, Concert Booker at Cezanne Jazz Club

Woody Witt is a jazz saxophonist and music educator who has been booking the acts at Cezanne for much of the past 15 years. He also performs at Cezanne, as part of a wide variety of ensembles, on most weekends. How long have you been involved with Cezanne? Were you...

By | January 19, 2016
  • February 9, 2016

    Rothko Chapel Obelisk Traveling for Maintenance

    Bid a temporary farewell to the Broken Obelisk at the Rothko Chapel. The sculpture has been removed, and is headed to its original fabricator in Connecticut for some maintenance work. According to Glasstire, the metal has suffered corrosion and moisture build-up from the humidity and reflecting pool, and needs to be...

  • February 8, 2016

    San Jacinto Battleground Alert

    Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) will be holding an “information meeting” at the San Jacinto Monument on Thurs., February 11, at 6 pm, to tell stakeholders that the “Marsh Restoration, Phase II” is a fait accompli. Your immediate help is needed! Please see “How can...

  • February 2, 2016

    Mayor Turner Speaks to Texas Transportation Commission

    To mark the start of what will be an increased emphasis by my administration on achieving improved mobility for Houston, I recently traveled to Austin to speak to the Texas Transportation Commission, the agency that decides how state transportation dollars are spent. My message was...

  • January 17, 2016

    Frequently Asked Questions About the New Texas Open Carry Law

    As of January 1, 2016, individuals can carry a handgun openly or concealed subject to statutory restrictions as long as they possess a License to Carry (LTC) a handgun issued by Texas or a similar license issued by a state that Texas has accepted. By...

  • January 8, 2016

    Report Potholes Now – Help us test our process

    As I stated in my inaugural address, infrastructure will be a high priority for my administration. I have heard Houstonians loud and clear; they want improved city roadways and faster repairs. Starting in mid-January, potholes that are properly reported to the City’s 3-1-1 Help and...