Author Archives: Staff

  • Making the District a Safer Place

    By | January 14, 2014

    HPD officers working in Montrose made nearly 1,000 arrests in 2013, said Officer Victor Beserra. Of the 973 arrests that had been recorded before Christmas, 126 represented felony charges, he said. A
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  • Business Development Workshop

    By | December 18, 2013

    Running a business is one thing. But for many Montrose business owners, the idea of self-promotion, public relations and using social media to reach one’s customer base may seem daunting. That was
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  • A Letter From the Executive Director

    By | December 16, 2013

    2013 is the year the District got into full swing improving our neighborhood. Many initiatives that were started in earlier years are really taking off, and yet more have moved from a
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  • Friends of Mandell Park’s Skip Almoney

    By | December 16, 2013

      1. How long have you lived in Montrose? Since 1982. 2. What is the biggest change to the neighborhood, in your opinion, in that time? I guess the biggest change is
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  • Holiday Decorating Contest

    By | November 28, 2013

    The District recognizes the importance of holiday shoppers to the District businesses and wants to encourage holiday decorating in the District. Holiday decorations are a great way to drive holiday shoppers to
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District provided services such as safety patrols by off-duty HPD officers, graffiti abatement, trash pick-up, maintenance of esplanades, among other services outlined in the Districts’ Assessment Plan, that are supplemental to services provided by the City of Houston, had been reduced in Mid-November and ceased completely as of December 11. The District had to cease the services due to unpaid assessments from some of the commercial property owners within the District. Please direct questions regarding the cessation of services to Executive Director, Ben Brewer at BBrewer@MontroseDistrict.org. We are committed to helping our neighborhood remain the safe, vibrant and attractive place to live and do business and would like to hear from you on how we can continue to work together in this effort.