Houston Chronicle: Project to remake part of Telephone Road into pedestrian-friendly boulevard wins $21M federal grant

This rendering from a 2020 Houston-Galveston Area Council study on Greater Eastwood was included in the city of Houston’s application for a RAISE grant to transform Telephone Road starting in 2022.

Houston Chronicle: The city’s Telephone Road project, estimated to cost $26.2 million, will receive nearly $21 million as part of... View Article

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Houston Chronicle: Inside Houston’s $25 million plan to transform Telephone Road

This rendering from a 2020 Houston-Galveston Area Council study on Greater Eastwood was included in the city of Houston’s application for a RAISE grant to transform Telephone Road starting in 2022.

Houston Chronicle

The city of Houston wants to transform Telephone Road into an oasis of vital transportation options for some of the city’s most underserved residents—and is asking that President Joe Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law fund many of the changes.

Meet East End’s “Buñuelos Lady”

Houston Public Media:

Celia Diaz says she and her family cooked the treat, a fried tortilla sprinkled with cinnamon, to bring good luck for the New Year. Today, Diaz sells buñuelos to Houstonians in Denver Harbor, a neighborhood in Houston’s East End. She also sells her treats at the East End Farmers Market.

  • December 12, 2017

NPR: Massive Mural Of Underwater Sea Life Pops Up In The East End

Tomeka Weatherspoon, Houston Public Media, December 11, 2017:

East End community groups and artists gathered to unveil a new large-scale mural. It’s a wall of underwater sea creatures not far from the city docks.

“It was a year of planning,” said Veronica Gorczynski of the Greater East End Management District. Her group supports efforts to beautify the area. “We had over 300 people over 2 weekends — that includes a Saturday and a Sunday just cleaning up the site.”

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East End Houston hosts first Comic Fan Festival

ABC13 Eyewitness News

Volunteers are set up for the first Comic Fan Festival that included live art shows, local food trucks and, of course, a big cosplay contest.

Roy Rodriguez, manager of the East End Farmers Market, is hopeful the Fan Festival will be an annual event.

“I would describe it as an area that had been forgotten for a time and one that has so much history that should never be forgotten,” Rodriguez said.