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    Cigna Sunday Streets

    The fundamental tenets of Cigna Sunday Streets are the promotion of physical activity, neighborhood camaraderie and community exploration, with the confluence of those components yielding something as significant as the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

     

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    Keep Houston Beautiful Day

    As with most initiatives designed to better communities struggling with generational civic apathy, volunteers with Keep Houston Beautiful Day have had some experiences best described as galling.

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  • Project Row Houses Round 44

    Project Row Houses Round 44

    THIRD WARD – In the midst of a transition between rounds, Project Row Houses executive director Eureka Gilkey was infectiously enthusiastic, understandable given the exhilarating content on view.

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  • Not Jus’ Donuts

    Not Jus’ Donuts

    Andrea Spears hastily admits that her mother, Myrtle Jackson, is better able to tell the origin tale of Not Jus’ Donuts as its owner, but Spears is a fine raconteur in her own right.

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    KCOH Radio 1230 AM

    Houston-based KCOH Radio 1230 AM is very rich in history.  It is home to the award-winning music show ‘Memories and More’ and Houston’s only urban sports talk show ‘Sports Rap.’

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Maison Crepes Grand Opening

Maison Crepes Grand Opening

03 · 06 · 2016

THIRD WARD – The sense of community was warm and enveloping at the grand opening of Maison Crepes on May 18. Only a keen ear was required to confirm the authenticity of Maison Crepes (4803 Main St.). When French permeates the conversations at a French creperie, interest is piqued. Delphine Montandon, proprietor at Maison Crepes, was trained as a chef in her native France and operated a successful catering business before taking the plunge into organizing a brick-and-mortar establishment. To witness her interactions with French expats who supported her first business and showed up to christen her newest endeavor revealed a truth about her unwavering commitment.

 

“I’m happy that people love to come here. I just want to make it better.” elated Montadon.

 

She began her catering business, My French Kitchen, in 2014, making crepes from her home. Her business grew from a small circle of family and friends through established connections with other French nationals. By July of 2015, Montandon had signed a lease and initiated the long, arduous process of business ownership.

 

Delphine Montandon, Owner of Maison Crepes

 

Being a French woman in Houston revealed a unique set of obstacles, but the presence of a supportive community eased the transition. As she cooks alongside here chef partner, Blake Deville, serves crepes and chat with well-wishers, what is evident are the complex relationships she labored to construct via a familiar French staple that reminded so many of their native land.

 

“I have traditional French food and I’m French,” Montandon said. “That’s why I call it Maison Crepes – it means ‘House of Crepes.’ It’s like you come to my home and I make you crepes from France.”

 

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Cigna Sunday Streets

Cigna Sunday Streets

by MoiseKapenda Bower 10 · 05 · 2016

The fundamental tenets of Cigna Sunday Streets are the promotion of physical activity, neighborhood camaraderie and community exploration, with the confluence of those components yielding something as significant as the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

 

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Keep Houston Beautiful Day

Keep Houston Beautiful Day

by MoiseKapenda Bower 27 · 04 · 2016

As with most initiatives designed to better communities struggling with generational civic apathy, volunteers with Keep Houston Beautiful Day have had some experiences best described as galling.

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Careers at METRO

Careers at METRO

26 · 04 · 2016

Metro is a leader in the transportation industry. If you’re looking for job satisfaction, excellent benefits, and professional development, use the link below to apply for a career with METRO.

METRO Careers

 

 

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BLUE STAR AWARD, Catalina Village Apartments

BLUE STAR AWARD, Catalina Village Apartments

by MoiseKapenda Bower 14 · 03 · 2016

Senses of legacy and community are powerful forces that oftentimes serve as the bedrock for motivation and societal change.

 

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