In This Issue

Come Run or Walk On The Boulevard

General Meeting: Get Involved!

Restoration/ Historical Meeting

Constable Patrol Statistics

Heights Woman's Club News

New Members

Donations

Calendars

Staff and Contributors

Copyright

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Newsletter of the Houston Heights Association
Volume Thirty-Six, Number Six, June 2010
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Come Run or Walk On The Boulevard

Get your running shoes on! The 25th annual Heights Fun Run is coming up on Saturday, June 5, and you don’t want to miss it.

The 5K Fun Run starts at 7:30 AM, the 5K Walk starts at 7:35 AM, and the After Race Party festivities begin at 8:00 AM. The Kids’ 1K starts at 8:30 AM. Register at www.signmeupsports.com now or at Marmion Park (Heights at 18th) after 6:15 the morning of the race. After May 31, adult registration is $30, $20 for kids.

Race packets may be picked up at Luke’s Locker from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Thursday and Friday, June 3 and 4, then at Marmion Park on race morning.

The post race event will be a blast! The Al Bettis Band will play tunes to kick the party off right. Breakfast tacos, a Heights Fun Run staple, will be served along with fruit, kolaches, and much more!

For more information, visit the Fun Run page, email funrun@houstonheights.org or leave a message at 713-861-4002, extension 4. If you have an interest in volunteering on race day, please contact Andrea Sharp at andrealsharp@att.net.

Looking forward to seeing all of you!

General Meeting

Get Involved!

Need something to do now that Lost is over? Want to meet new friends? Looking for ways to help make the Heights community a better place? Then you need to attend the June General Meeting of the Houston Heights Association.

The meeting’s theme is Community Involvement. Come by and meet representatives of HHA committees and Heights-area volunteer and service organizations. Learn about the variety of ways you can become involved.

Please join us at 7:00 PM on Monday, June 14, at the Historic Houston Heights Fire Station and City Hall, 12th and Yale.

Platinum Sponsors

The Houston Heights Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following 2010 Platinum sponsors:

Republic Services KBR San Jacinto Stone

Restoration/Historical Committee

The next Houston Heights Association Restoration/Historical Committee meeting will be held at 226 W 19th St. on Thursday, June 10, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM.

Moving to the Heights with a newborn and starting from scratch, this young couple bought the land in June of 2008 and designed and built their home and studio on a 138x32 parking lot on W 19th St.

The couple designed the home with a Google design program, then were assisted by a friend using a Computer Assisted Design (CAD) program to get the details needed for permits and by engineers to design some plans so they would pass codes. The studio was designed with the help of a professional recording studio designer. A family company in the Woodlands did the construction, and other family members were the general contractors.

The couple decorated for simplicity, without intricate baseboards, moldings, or elaborate woodwork or trim. They used their eclectic furniture and art to warm the feeling of the home; an open great room with 26-foot ceilings and exposed insulation gives it a loft feel.

For more information, please see the full article in our May issue. Committee Chairman Dean Swanson can be contacted at swansonad@sbcglobal.net or 713-880-2832.

Constable Patrol Statistics

Our Constable Deputies reported the following activities for the month of April.

Deputy Aaron Muñoz, East Side

  • Miles Patrolled 965
  • Alarm responses 6
  • Major accidents 1
  • Disturbances 4
  • Park checks 27
  • Citizen contacts 90
  • Suspicious vehicle checks 15
  • Vacation watches 14
  • Arrests 6

Deputy Brien Le, West Side

  • Miles patrolled 904
  • Alarm responses 2
  • Park checks 46
  • Citizen contacts 61
  • Suspicious vehicle checks 11
  • Vacation watches 9
  • Arrests 2

Bronze Sponsors

The Houston Heights Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Summer 2010 Bronze Sponsors:

Rampart Builders Boulevard Realty
Phil's Texas Barbecue
Bank of Texas

Woman’s Club News

The Houston Heights Woman’s Club Literary Club will meet Thursday, June 10, at the clubhouse at 7:00 PM to discuss “Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Eleanor Lane will lead the discussion.

A Bunco Night is planned for Thursday, June 24, at the clubhouse beginning at 7:00 PM. This is free and open to all members. Please call Leah Braden at 713-862-5038 for more information.

The 2010 Hortense Ward Scholarship recipient is Dara Lynn Percely. She is a graduating senior from the South Texas College of Law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Emory University and a Master of Science Degree in Human Development and Early Childhood Disorders from the University of Texas, Dallas. Her plans are to practice family law and child advocacy in Houston upon graduation. The award was presented by Becky Hall, great granddaughter of Ms. Ward.

Many neighbors have commented on the great landscaping being done at the clubhouse. Special thanks to Taylor Moore of New Nursery and Ted Gregory of Gregory/Henry Landscape Architects for their kind donations of time and plants.

New Members

Please welcome the following new members to the Houston Heights Association.

  • Savanna & David Bowman
  • Christian Clark
  • L. Andrew Killion
  • Beth Martin & Walter Baile
  • Debra Paxton
  • Uncle Bob’s Self Storage

Donations

Our thanks to the following donors for their generous support of the programs of the Houston Heights Association.

  • Christian Clark
  • William & Deborah Schroeter - Fire Station Endowment Fund
  • Mike & Gena Vaughn - Eastside Constable Patrol Program

Calendar of Events for June-July 2010

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 

1

2

3 - garbage

4

Deadline for next newsletter (tomorrow)

5

Heights 1st Sat.

Heights Fun Run, 7:30 AM, Marmion Park

6

7

HHA Land Use, 6:30 PM, Fire Station

8

9

10 - garbage and recycling

Restoration Meeting, 7:30 - 9:30 PM, 226 W. 19th

11

12

13

14 - Flag Day

HHA General Meeting, “Get Involved!” 7:00 PM, Fire Station

15

Greater Heights SNC (SN15), 6:30 PM, Fire Station

16

17 - garbage

18

19

20

Father’s Day

21

HHA Board, 6:30 PM, Fire Station

22

23

PIP meeting, 7:00 PM, 1602 State Street

24 - garbage and recycling

25

26

27

28

HHA Education, 7:00 PM, Fire Station

29

30

July 1 - garbage

2

3

Heights 1st Sat

July 4

Independence Day

5

HHA Land Use, 6:30 PM, Fire Station

Deadline for next newsletter

6

7

8 - garbage and recycling

9

10

11

12

HHA General, Topic TBA, 7:00 PM, Fire Station

13

14

15 - garbage

16

17

18

19

HHA Board, 6:30 PM, Fire Station

20

Greater Heights SNC (SN15), 6:30 PM, Fire Station

21

22 - garbage and recycling

23

24

25

26

HHA Education, 6:30 PM, Fire Station

27

28

PIP Meeting, 7:00 PM, 1602 State Street

29 - garbage

30

31

HHA headquarters: The Fire Station is on the corner of Yale and 12th Streets.

Community Calendar

Events planned by other community organizations.

Every Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Historic Houston’s salvage warehouse is open. See www.historichouston.org.

Every Monday, 7:30 to 10:00 PM, Houston International Folk Dancers introductory lessons at Oddfellows Hall, 115 E. 14th.

At The Fire Station

Events at the Historic Houston Heights Fire Station, 12th and Yale

Every second Monday, 5:00 to 7:00 PM, and every fourth Monday, 8:00 AM to noon, the City Council District H Satellite Office is open at the east door.

Future History

October 3, Bicycle Rally

December 3-4, Holiday Home Tour

February 27, 2011, Awards Dinner

April 1-3, 2011, Spring Home Tour

June 4, 2011, Heights Fun Run

The Heights is published monthly by the Houston Heights Association. Its purpose is to acknowledge achievements and to inform HHA members of events.

Copyright 2010, the Houston Heights Association and/or the authors unless otherwise noted.

Newsletter inquiries, suggestions, or submissions should be directed to:

Editor, The Heights, P.O. Box 70735, Houston, TX 77270-0735;

email editor@houstonheights.org; or leave a message on 713-861-4002.

Staff and Contributors

Editor: Mark R. Williamson

Assistant Editor Kathleen S. Williamson

June contributors:

Sharon Balke, Angela DeWree, Lauriel Hindman, Lindsey Lee, Andrea Sharp, Kelly Simmons, Dean Swanson, Lanna vonBaden.