Results from Fifth Ward Senior Citizen Beautification Project

Saturday, April 28, 2018 was a very busy day. We were at Jam Park signing up residents for free spayed/neutering services and because of the weather the week before, our Fifth Ward Senior Citizen Project was also on the same day. All credit must go to Samuel Johnson and the Travis Manion Foundation for coordinating, organizing and putting together this wonderful volunteer opportunity that benefited a very lucky, long term, senior resident in the Fifth Ward community.

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Free Spayed/Neutering in Fifth Ward, April 28th

Last year on February 11, 2017, the Progressive Fifth Ward Community Association in conjunction with other animal welfare agencies helped 70+ dog/cat owners in Fifth Ward community get their animals fixed through the financial support of Unity for All/Big Fix Houston, a city-wide initiative. On that day, we eliminated potentially at least 1,600 stray puppies from being born that might turn into poor, stray dogs roaming the streets. We were very pleased with the first time effort in Fifth Ward and know that many animal owners benefited from the effort. This year, we are hoping to provide the same help to our neighborhood, however, Hurricane Harvey has understandably, put a huge dent in our fundraising efforts.  We are still moving forward and working towards our second Big Fix Houston Fifth Ward set to take place on, Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 10-12pm. You must bring your postcard and sign-up on a first come, first serve basis. Spayed and neutering may include a rabies shot and a microchip, all free of charge to residents of Fifth Ward but we need your support to make this happen.

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support our fundraising efforts.

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Many thanks for your support — and don’t forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

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Progressive Fifth Ward Community Association discussing the stray dog issue with City Council.

Results from community clean-up in Frenchtown on 1/15, MLK Day of Service

Big thanks to everyone who came out and helped on Monday, 1/15 with our MLK Day of Service in Frenchtown, Fifth Ward. Also thanks to Keep Houston Beautiful for providing the tools and Positive Black Males of Houston for partnering and providing us with such a good group of kids and parents who are committed to community service. Mark your calendar for the next clean-up, March 3rd, 2018…details will be forthcoming.

5th Ward Votes – Understanding the Ballot

This Houston Chronicle article by reporter Alejandra Matos gives a straight forward breakdown of voting dates, locations, and ballot language. Please read to prepare for Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 local and state elections.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/politics/election/article/Voting-essentials-Where-and-when-to-vote-and-12282570.php

Here is a quick summary, but I encourage you reading the article.

There are 7 State of Texas Propositions dealing with tax breaks, lowering cap on home equity loan fees, limit of terms for appointed officials, giving the Attorney general time to prepare for a court ruling when an unconstitutional motion has been filed, and specific benefits for charitable events.

There are 5 city propositions for public services with NO TAX increase.

A – $1B bond to pay of city pension plans

B- $159M for police and fire department improvements

C- $104M for park improvements

D- $109M for multi service center and 4 health clinics

E- $123M for library improvements

F- Allows laws to make it easier to sell alcohol in the Heights by lifting 106 year old ban.

Thanks for reading and staying engaged in your voting rights.

-Your Precinct Chair 142 Chair