Greenbriar Reconstruction Meeting

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Council Member Cohen and the Department of Public Works & Engineering invite you to an open house and presentation about the coming reconstruction of Greenbriar Street.

between Rice & W. Holcombe Boulevards
Thursday, May 7, 2015
6PM – 7:30PM

Roberts Elementary School
6000 Greenbriar Street | 77030

Project improvements will include new pavement, new underground utilities, wider sidewalks, and improved intersections for safer pedestrian crossing.

For more details, please visit:

RPCA Spring Picnic and Membership Drive




6 PM


Bring a dish to share:

Main dish, Salad or Dessert

Drinks provided

Drawing for door prizes for  members (Must be present to win)

Meet your neighbors!

Rain date April 19


* Bring check to RPCA to party ($50/year)

* or send check to RPCA at Box 980262, Houston, TX 77098

* or go to and pay dues via PayPal or credit card

Montrose TIRZ Meeting Tomorrow

Invitation to a Community Meeting on a TIRZ in Montrose

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Where: St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Pecore Hall, 1805 West Alabama at Woodhead (entrance and parking on Sul Ross)

The Neartown Association invites all Neartown/Montrose residents and Association members to a community meeting this Saturday, March 14th. The purpose of this meeting is to update the community on recent meetings and discussions concerning the possibilities for a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) in Montrose. As a follow-up to the Town Hall meeting in December, the city is in the process of holding meetings on this topic with Montrose civic leaders and other stakeholder groups. At the community meeting this Saturday, we will share the latest information that we have received on the options for Montrose participation in a TIRZ, discuss pros and cons, and hear your questions and concerns.

We look forward to seeing you at this important community meeting.

Greg S. LeGrande

Neartown President

Law and Order, Montrose: Why The Mean Streets Of The City Aren’t So Mean Anymore

Twenty-two or 23 years ago, I would have never lived here. It was bad. You were seeing carjackings, you were seeing a lot of assaults, a lot of violent crime.

We had pockets of gang activity. We had some on Stanford and we had ones off of Welch. There was Woodhead, Mandell, and Colquitt. The apartments in the 1700 block of Portsmouth are essentially where criminals lived. I pretty much stayed there in 1996 and 1997. There were so many places they could run – they’d bring cars in, strip them in the back alleys.

Think about what’s changed in Montrose. Property value has gone up, there are a lot of different people living here now. These new homes came in, and they tore everything down so the gang members had to move somewhere else. Once that project went down everything changed.