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Great Milestone for Alief

Mayor Annise Parker and Councilman Richard Nguyen presenting the rendering for the new Multipurpose Center. 

On April 1st, The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker, and Councilman District F, Richard Nguyen, attended a meeting in Alief to unveil the Alief Multipurpose Center.  The Center is the goal at the end of a long road for Texans Together and the Alief community, both past and present.  The community saw a need and worked hard to reach this historic point. 

Francisco 'Frank' Garcia, Program Director at Texans Together, has been a major part of the effort.  He grew up in the community and  has worked with the Alief community for over 7 years with Texans Together.  The Center was a major hurdle and finally, finally they've reached it.

Texans Together Stands United with Workers

Texans Together joined 25 other community, religious and labor organizations to form "Labor and Communities United" at a press conference today on the steps of Houston's City Hall.  It was a beautiful day to get this important message out!


GOTV is Year Round!

April 1st, we were at the CWA (Communications Workers of America) Hall  last night in collaboration with the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).  TTEF's Shekira Denise spoke there and help co-facilitate the Deputy Voter Registrar training for over 60 attendees.

Alief Fest is Coming!

On Saturday, March 14th, Texans Together attended a planning meeting for the first Alief Festival to bring family fun with civic engagement to the Alief Multi Purpose Center.  The meeting was an action that was initiated by a member of our Alief Empower Houston Leaders (EHL) class. It was a oustanding first get together with Texans Together, the Alief Center, Community Alive, and Alief Super Neighbor Council.  There was a great exchange of ideas and  it's going to be an exciting event.


Hearing About Pre-K

Big Day for Pre-K

Tomorrow will be a big day in Austin for Pre-K!  The Texas House Public Education Committee will be hearing about 6 education bills.  From Texas Association for the Education of Young Children, here's the run down and what you can do to make your voice heard: 

Six Bills!! Can you believe it? It's been a long time since this much focus has been on Early Childhood in Texas so let's make sure not to let this moment pass us by without our voices being heard. 

Texans Together at Youth Meeting with Rep Al Green

We were at a great event on Saturday. State Representative Al Green’s Office hosted the Young Adult Positive Proactive Partnership Meeting at the Fountain Life Center.  There were great speakers with a listening session with youth, law enforcement entities and elected leadership.


Great Plans on the Horizon for Alief


Francisco Garcia, Charhonda Cox, Coucilman Richard Nguyen, Greg Ruffner, and Alvin Byrd

Texans Together Executive Director Charhonda Cox and Program Director Francisco Garcia, had a great meeting last Thursday with Glen Ruffner of the Falls of Bellaire Apartments, Councilman Richard Nguyen, and his Chief of Staff Alvin Byrd.  The meeting was high energy with a lot of exciting things on the horizon in Alief!

Harris County's Appeal of Waste Pits Decision

Harris County is moving again to make International Paper, Inc responsible for the damage that has been done to the river and the community.  We''re thrilled that they're moving forward to see the community gets the environmental justice that they need!


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