Montrose Management District Takes A Bite Out of Crime

In the mid-2000s, when businessman Brad Nagar became chair of the public safety committee for the newly created Montrose Management District, Montrose had a reputation as one of Houston’s less savory neighborhoods. “There was a major crime problem in Montrose,” Nagar recalled. “Hyde Park had open prostitution. There was open...

By | June 28, 2016

My Montrose: Frankie Quijano, CEO of Pride Houston

Houston Pride Week runs from June 19 to 26. For a full events calendar, visit What is the significance of Pride Week this year coming so close after the tragedy in Orlando? It was definitely a tragic incident that happened in Orlando, and it reminds us why we do what...

By | June 21, 2016

Esplanade Improvement Project FAQ: UPDATED

Update: Current Construction Schedule for the Esplanades Landscape Art will begin construction on the morning of Tuesday, July 5th between 5:30-6:00am on the Yoakum Esplanade. From there, they will move to the Lovett Esplanades West of Montrose, and have tree removal complete on these three esplanades by 9:00am. Work will then progress on Yoakum and Lovett Medians...

By | May 20, 2016

Brasil Owner Dan Fergus Launches “Airbnb For Retail” in Montrose

In 1993, architect Dan Fergus opened Brasil Cafe on the corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy. With its excellent food and sunny patio, the restaurant quickly became a neighborhood favorite, drawing people from all walks of life. In 2000, Fergus bought the house directly west of Brasil on Dunlavy and turned...

By | May 16, 2016
  • July 1, 2016

    Houston Bike Plan Report Finalized

    On June 20 the Final Houston Bike Plan Report was released by BikeHouston and presented to City Council’s Transportation Technology and Infrastructure (TTI) Committee. This project is funded by the City of Houston, BikeHouston, Houston Parks Board, H-GAC, FTA, FHWA, and TxDOT.  During the public...

  • June 28, 2016

    Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Call for Entries

    Who: Keep Houston Beautiful (Houston Clean City Commission) What: Mayor’s Proud Partner Awards Call for Entries When: entries due Monday, August 15, 2016 Where: award application is available at Why: award the efforts of businesses, individuals and community groups who work to enhance Houston’s...

  • June 26, 2016

    US Family Health Plan Freedom Over Texas July 4th Celebration

    Featuring County Music Star Darius Rucker and Special Guest the Eli Young Band ***Volunteers Needed*** Help Houston celebrate our nation’s birthday on Monday, July 4, 2016 from 4 – 10 p.m. The event will feature GRAMMY Award winner and 2009 CMA New Artist of the...

  • June 15, 2016

    Houston Police, Montrose District to Boost Patrols Following Orlando Shooting

    Following the tragic events in Orlando on Sunday, people are understandably worried about their safety here in Montrose. ABC 13 reports that in response, the Houston Police Department plans to increase patrols in the area: Harris County Constable’s Office Precinct 1’s Alan Rosen said, “We are...

  • June 3, 2016

    Solid Waste Management Department Final Storm Debris Pick-Up Schedule

    The City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department has started the final collection pass for the Tax Day Storm 2016. The last day for collection will be Saturday, June 11, 2106 for ALL residents. Items should be segregated into six (6) piles away from fire...