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Please join us for the Briar Forest Super Neighborhood meeting 

Tuesday July 17th
 
at The Briarwood School
, 12207 Whittington, Houston, TX 77077.  
We will meet 
6:30 - 8:00 pm.  

Our special speaker, County Judge Ed Emmett, will address the Harris County Flood Control Bond and upcoming August 25 special election.

 

 

This will be an opportunity to hear from Judge Emmett about the overall bond program and to express our community perspective on project needs for Buffalo Bayou.  Russ Poppe, Director HCFCD, will also attend.   Our county leadership needs to hear our concerns and understand why  appropriate projects must be included to improve Buffalo Bayou conveyance east of Beltway 8 to reduce flooding in our neighborhoods. 


2018 Trash Bash
Saturday March 24, 2018, 8:00 – 12:00


Come volunteer and help clean like you mean it in Terry Hershey Park along Buffalo Bayou!  This is an spring annual tradition for BFSN and we have a good time!

 

Individuals are welcome as are groups.  A group registration can be completed on line at: http://www.trashbash.org/group-reservations.html

 

An individual registration form is needed for every volunteer, in groups or individuals.  Please have each participant complete registration and waiver form in advance.  Bring completed forms to sign-in at site – if you  aggregate your group  this expedites registration.  You may print the Trash Bash registration form or you may use the form accessible at the H-GAC website: http://www.trashbash.org/volunteers.html.

 

 

Briar Forest Super Neighborhood is a site sponsor for Terry Hershey.  If you can assist in operating the site we need your help with registration, set up transportation guides and clean up and more.  Our set –up begins at 6:30 am at the pavilion/parking lot at 15332  Memorial, on Langham Creek.  Contact me or Judson Bryant of you can assist – we appreciate it.

 

Trash Bash details will be discussed at our meeting on Tuesday March 20.  The attached map provides information on the activities    Thank you again for your support.

 

I look forward to seeing you Saturday March 24

 

 

Michael Huffmaster



Please join us for the 
Briar Forest Super Neighbo
rhood meeting 

Tuesday March 20th
 
at The Briarwood School
, 12207 Whittington, Houston, TX 77077.  
We will meet 
6:30 - 8:00 pm.  

Our program features Mary Ann Weber Communications Director Houston Audubon Society who will present Birds of the Bayou and  environs.  

 

Additionally we address security, get updated on City events with CM Greg Travis, and discuss our community affairs. 

 

Finally we will discuss the City of Houston Ch 19 draft revision – flood plain regulations.  These revise building elevations, flood pool elevation and we will outline their timing and impact on rebuilding homes in Briar Forest Super Neighborhood.. Chapter 19 revisions will be presented to TTI committee of City Council on March 21 


District G CIP Meeting

Monday, March 19, 2018 
Tallowood Church 
555 Tallowood Rd., Houston 77024

 

Presented by CM Greg Travis, Mayor Sylvester Turner, PWE Director Carol Haddock



Please join us for the 
Briar Forest Super Neighbo
rhood meeting 

Tuesday February 20th
 
at The Briarwood School
, 12207 Whittington, Houston, TX 77077.  
We will meet 
6:30 - 8:00 pm.  

Our February program features Jim Blackburn, environmental attorney and Rice University professor, discussing Houston Post Harvey.  Jim was keynote speaker at a post-Harvey perspective presented at the Chronicle hosted event in December.  Now, Jim has undertaken formation of the Bayou City Initiative to maintain public dialogue and engagement about flooding mitigation and policy.  Jim will share his perspective on how Houston must manage recovery with paucity of federal and state funds as well as our role as citizens in public dialogue as the key to making effective change in policy needed to mitigate flooding.   


Please join us for the Briar Forest Super Neighborhood meeting 

CANCELED DUE TO
INCLEMENT WEATHER!


Tuesday January 16
 
at The Briarwood School
, 12207 Whittington, Houston, TX 77077.  
We will meet 
6:30 - 8:00 pm.  

 

Our January program features Jim Blackburn, environmental attorney and Rice University professor, discussing Houston Post Harvey.  Jim was keynote speaker at a post-Harvey perspective presented at the Chronicle hosted event in December.  Now, Jim has undertaken formation of the Bayou City Initiative to maintain public dialogue and engagement about flooding mitigation and policy.  Jim will share his perspective on how Houston must manage recovery with paucity of federal and state funds as well as our role as citizens in public dialogue as the key to making effective change in policy needed to mitigate flooding.   



Please join us for the Briar Forest Super Neighborhood meeting 
Tuesday September 19 
at The Briarwood School
, 12207 Whittington, Houston, TX 77077. 
We will meet 
6:30 - 8:00 pm.  

 

Our program will cover Hurricane Harvey recovery update, security, community leadership with Representative Jim Murphy & District G CM Greg Travis's Office, and focus on issues related to our community affairs.

2nd Hurricane Harvey Town Hall Presented by
Council Member Greg Travis
District G City Council Member Greg Travis will be presenting another town hall meeting to discuss Hurricane Harvey disaster recovery and resources.
 
WHERE: The Walnut Bend Recreation Center, 10601 Briar Forest Dr., 77042
 
WHEN: Thursday, September 14, 6:30 P.M. 
 
Representatives of the following will attend:
 
1.       FEMA (*)
2.       Small Business Administration
3.       City of Houston Solid Waste Management Department
4.       City of Houston Public Works & Engineering Department
5.       Houston Health Department
6.       CenterPoint Energy
7.       Houston Police Department
8.       Houston Fire Department
 
(*) FEMA has been invited.  They were at our town hall meeting last Saturday and we expect them to be there Thursday night, but they have not yet confirmed their attendance.
 
Please bring your written questions with you (please include your name, address, telephone number and email address so we can get you a response if we are not able to answer your question during the meeting).
 
We will post all written materials on the District G website soon after the meeting has concluded.



 

Hurricane Harvey Resources
From the Office of
Representative Jim Murphy


BFSNC AUGUST MEETING

Tuesday - August 15, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Briarwood School
12207 Whittington Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Our guest speaker is Dr Bruce Race, University of Houston Professor, who will address causes of flooding in Houston, why we flood where we do and which areas will flood next – a timely topic.  

 

Our program will cover security, community leadership with District G CM Greg Travis's Office and we will have local reports, and focus on issues related to our community affairs including  Kirkwood Reconstruction update, Super Neighborhood Alliance, Tx Legislative update, Waldemar Park, Walnut Bend, Oaks of Brittany, and Dairy Ashford/new Harvest Moon and Terry Hershey trail repair. 


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FRANCKLOW PARK?


INVASIVES REMOVAL PROJECT

SATURDAY,  JUNE 24 -- 7 AM - TIL?
(Til it gets too HOT or we run out of steam!)


Come out Saturday morning to be a part of the project sponsored by Friends of Francklow Park (if weather allows)


Part of the plan for Francklow Park has been to encourage the growth of native tree and plant species in the park.  A number of non-native or domesticated plants such as Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifera, native of eastern Asia), Japanese Ligustrum (Ligustrum japonicum, native of Japan, Korea) and Chinese Privet (Ligustrum sinese, native of China) among others are evident in the park.  These plants with their hardy, aggressive growth shade, out compete and displace the native species.  The objective of the project is to remove these invasives from the park over time.

Come out Saturday and be a part of the project.

(This is NOT a suitable project for young children.)

BRING:                Pruning saws, heavy duty loppers

WEAR:                  Gloves, long sleeves, sun protection

Questions? email Greg at mdaniell@sbcglobal.net


Join Wilcrest Park’s design team!

 

Westchase District, in partnership with the City of Houston is moving forward with design for 3.6 acre Wilcrest Park, located just north of the Robinson Westchase Library (3223 Wilcrest), next to the Library Loop Trail!

 

At our first meeting, we gathered input from the community to determine what amenities the park should include. Our second community meeting will give participants a chance to review and comment on potential park concepts, and share their thoughts on how the selected amenities should be placed on the site. We welcome the general public to join us at the park site located at 3100 Wilcrest Drive for our Second Community Input Meeting on Saturday, April 22, at 9 a.m.

 

If you missed the opportunity to share what amenities you’d like to see in Wilcrest Park at the first meeting, please take our online survey and give us your ideas!

 

I ask that you please advertise this community meeting and encourage anyone who may be interested to come out and participate.

 

Go to our Facebook page and share our posts that include the invitation and survey links.

 

 



We want your ideas for the programming and design of Wilcrest  Park!

 

Westchase District, in partnership with the City of Houston, is developing a 3.6 acre park located just north of the Robinson Westchase Library (3223 Wilcrest), adjacent to the Library Loop Trail! The first step in our design process is to gather input from the community to determine what features it should include. We want you to be an active participant Wilcrest Park’s development, so we invite you to attend our first Community Input Meeting on Wednesday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Tracy Gee Community Center, 3559 Westcenter Drive .

 

Your insight will help us understand what park amenities and programs are important to you. To ensure this is a truly successful park, we would like to gain as much feedback as possible. I ask that you please advertise this community meeting and encourage all of your friends, students, residents and/or employees to come out and participate.

 

Also available until March 26, is our Trails and Parks Master Plan Survey. This brief survey will help us determine where trails should be located to better connect residents, employees and visitors to various points of interest throughout the District, as well as help us determine the amenities and services needed within future park locations.

 

Link - Survey

Link – Recap of February 21st Master Plan Workshop


BFSNC MARCH MEETING

Tuesday - March 21, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Briarwood School
12207 Whittington Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Delegates or representatives of HOA’s and stakeholder groups please provide your top priority items for inclusion in BFSN Annual Report and action plan.

 

 

Our program will cover security, community leadership with District G CM Greg Travis's Office, Irma Sanchez Projects director Westchase Management District will speak on Westchase Initiatives – Projects, Trails and Multifamily-Unit Security and we will have local reports and updates on issues related to our community affairs including Oaks of Brittany, and Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood Reconstruction.

2017 District G CIP Meeting

Tuesday, March 7
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Paul Revere Middle School
10502 Briar Forest
Houston, TX 77042 


BFSNC FEBRUARY MEETING

Tuesday - February 21, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Briarwood School
12207 Whittington Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Our program will cover security, community leadership with District G CM Greg Travis's Office, CM Mike Knox At Large 1 on the Importance of Super Neighborhoods to Houston's Future, local reports and updates on issues related to our community affairs including Oaks of Brittany, and Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood Reconstruction.

 

 


 

Invitation:
State Representative 
Jim Murphy

will be hosting a
Town Hall Meeting

 

Rep. Jim MurphyWe cordially invite you for a town hall meeting in House District 133 to hear about the 85th Legislative Session. This is a great time to meet my Austin staff and learn more about what is happening at the State Capitol.

Saturday, February 11th
10:00-11:00 A.M. 

Memorial Church of Christ Chapel
900 Echo Ln., Houston, TX 77024



Contact Deanna Harrington at 713-465-8800
Or Deanna.Harrington@house.texas.gov

for any questions.



Terry Hershey Park

Temporary Closure Information

December 2016

Due to concerns for public safety, a portion of Harris County Precinct 3’s Terry Hershey Park is temporarily closing while Harris County Flood Control District work to repair bank failures on Buffalo Bayou continues.
Effective immediately, Terry Hershey Park will be closed on the north side of Buffalo Bayou between Beltway 8 and Kirkwood Drive.
The remainder of Terry Hershey Park will continue to be open to the public. Park goers are encouraged to access 
trails and park space that will remain open by using the existing parking areas located west of the closure.

Questions? Contact 713-684-4040 or ProjectCommunications@hcfcd.org

For more information visit www.hcfcd.org/THPRepairProject


BFSNC JANUARY MEETING
Tuesday - January 17, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Briarwood School
12207 Whittington Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Our program will cover security, community leadership with District G CM Greg Travis's Office, an update from Chris Daniel the Special Projects and Community Outreach Coordinator for the District Clerk of Harris County, local reports and updates on issues related to our community affairs including Oaks of Brittany, and Dairy Ashford and Kirkwood Reconstruction.



BFSNC NOVEMBER MEETING

Tuesday - November 15, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Briarwood School
12207 Whittington Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Our program includes security briefing, community leadership CM Greg Travis's Office, HCFCD Executive Director Russ Poppe with an update on the Future of Harris County Flood Control District; Kirkwood Rebuild update; Walnut Bend Neighborhood presentation; and community affairs.



KIRKWOOD REBUILD PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSING OCTOBER 31ST

The public comment period on the Kirkwood Rebuild project is closing Monday October 31.  I encourage everyone in Briar Forest SuperNeighborhood to complete a comment card to convey your concerns or suggestions for improvements regarding this project and its impact on our community.  

Background information is available at briarforestsn.org and houstontx.gov/council/g/   Please complete a comment card and email to pweplanning@houstontx.gov.



BFSNC OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday - October 18, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 PM
The Briarwood School
12207 Whittington Dr, Houston, TX 77042

Our program includes security briefing, community leadership CM Greg Travis, HCFCD Fred Garcia update on Terry Hershey Park Trail Repair; Kirkwood Rebuild discussion; Walnut Bend Neighborhood presentation; and community affairs.



KIRKWOOD CONSTRUCTION


PUBLIC MEETING WITH CITY OF HOUSTON PUBLIC WORKS AND ENGINEERING


THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
6:30 pm
Paul Revere Middle School
10502 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77042


City of Houston Dept. of Public Works and Engineering
Kirkwood Paving and Drainage Improvements
Briar Forest to Buffalo Bayou

Kirkwood Preliminary Plans

Sheets 1-4
Sheets 5-9
Sheets 10-12


Kirkwood Roll Plot

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