3-1-1 App for iPhone and Android

Want to report a pothole, broken traffic signal, or graffiti while on the go? The Houston 311 app makes reporting issues like these easier than ever. The app uses GPS to identify your location and also allows you to snap a photo to add to your service request.

the link for the iphone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/houston-311/id572912099?mt=8

the link for the android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details? id=com.seeclickfix.houston311.app

Last Call for Curb Tiles

Did you know that the street tiles on the curbs in Houston predate back as far as the 1940s. We only have a few left in Richwood Place and the city removed 10 of them along Woodhead earlier this year as a part of the Montrose sidewalk reconstruction project. The city is happy to give them to you or any neighbors that are interested. They are huge. Bigger than the picture below. However, you can have them cut down for a fee ($450 minimum charge is what we were quoted) with a separate contractor. Moustapha examined them this week and said there are not many in good condition. They are from woodhead at Norfolk and Portsmouth. There is also a great one from Hazard. It’s not from our neighborhood, but It’s available if anyone is interested.
All of the curbs are being stored at woodhead just north of Richmond. Let us know if you want one and I’ll put you in touch with the contractor. They are ready to move them soon. So, don’t delay!
-Rebekah

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Spring Picnic and Membership Drive Tomorrow/ Sunday at 6pm

Richwood Place neighbor and Greenwood King Realtor, Cliff Helmcamp is donating  the door prize- a 32″ Toshiba flat screen TV! All 2014 members are entered to win. (Must be present to win) Thank you, Cliff!

Please join your neighbors tomorrow, Sunday (April 27th) @ 6pm in the 1700 block of Lexington by the park.

It is forecast to be a beautiful evening in the 70s and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors.

Drinks will be provided and bring a dish to share (main, salad, dessert).

You can pay your membership dues, which will qualify you for the door prize and support RPCA.Image

Spring Picnic & Membership Drive

Please join your neighbors on Sunday (April 27th) @ 6pm at 1700 Lexington by the park.

It is forecast to be a beautiful evening in the 70s and a great opportunity to meet your neighbors.

Drinks will be provided and bring a dish to share (main, salad, dessert).

You can pay your membership dues, which will qualify you for a door prize and support RPCA.

City of Houston adds food and beverage cartons residential curbside recycling program

As part of the city of Houston’s continued efforts to bolster residential recycling, Mayor Annise D. Parker announced that food and beverage cartons are now recyclable as part of the city’s residential curbside recycling program.

The addition of carton packages marks another innovation in the city’s successful recycling efforts, with nearly all household containers used by residents now being recyclable.

To help get the word out to residents, the city is partnering with the Carton Council, a collaborative of carton manufacturers committed to expanding carton recycling in the United States, to launch a public education campaign to promote carton recycling.

“Houston is committed to increasing recycling as part of our efforts for a cleaner and greener city,” said Parker. “We are excited to partner with the Carton Council. Too many of our cartons are ending up in the landfill. We can do better. Let’s recycle all of our cartons! ”

Residents that receive city of Houston curbside recycling collection service should place all empty food and beverage cartons in their green curbside recycling cart or bin, or residents can drop off their cartons at one of the city’s local recycling dropoff centers. Commonly used carton containers include milk and juice cartons, along with soup, broth and soy milk cartons.

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Meetings and Dues

Happy New Year!

We have our first Board meeting of 2014 Tuesday, January 21. 7-8pm. Please email me for the address, if you would like to join us. All members are welcome to attend board meetings.

We will have a general meeting Tuesday, January 28 at Zoes Kitchen 7-8pm. We will have a special election for the position of treasurer at this meeting. Ruth Adams, who has previously served as a Councillor on the Board has volunteered to fill the position.

Please update your memberships by visiting http://home.richwoodplace.org/membership/Minimum household annual dues are $50 or you are welcome to donate more. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon. Sincerely, Rebekah

Rebekah Maddux El-Hakam