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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.
A comprehensive bike plan — like the East End plan being shepherded by the East End District in partnership with the Harris County Engineering Department and Harris County Precinct 2 — is about working together to serve everybody, said Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia.
“A lot of our businesses in the neighborhood make hand-crafted, I mean you can feel the love, you can taste the authenticity, and that’s the experience we want to give to folks when they come over,” explained Veronica Chapa Gorczynski, president of the East End District.
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.
A year ago, Houston Matters visited Headquarters, then the latest collaborative workspace that was opening in Houston’s East End. There, we spoke with the Greater East End Management District about how the area has grown in the past several years.
So what’s that growth like today?
Listen to the full interview!
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.”
This Friday and Saturday the GEEMD has partnered with Cynthia Vela to produce the first annual free comic-con, East End Comic Fan Festival. It’s free to the public, family and pet-friendly and free. Yes, I said free.
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.