Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, District K

Houston City Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, District K Houston City Council Member representing District K, from the edge of the Texas Medical Center to the portion of Houston within Fort Bend County.

Serves on the following committees:

Quality of Life (QoL)
Budget and Fiscal Affairs (BFA)
Ethics, Elections and Council Governance (EECG)
Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure (TTI)
Housing, Sustainable Growth and Development (HSGD)
Finance, Administration, and Intergovernmental Relations Steering

Operating as usual

Pet owners this one is for you! Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up free pet food for your beloved family cat or dog. ...
12/03/2021

Pet owners this one is for you! Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up free pet food for your beloved family cat or dog. Drive through and bring your pets so we can meet our District K pets. Tag a pet owner and share the information. See you there! 🐈🐶 #DistrictK
#HoustonHumaneSociety #PetPantry

Pet owners this one is for you! Don’t miss the opportunity to pick up free pet food for your beloved family cat or dog. Drive through and bring your pets so we can meet our District K pets. Tag a pet owner and share the information. See you there! 🐈🐶 #DistrictK
#HoustonHumaneSociety #PetPantry

Houston Parks Board - You are invited to attend a Community Listening Session about Simon Minchen Park (4900 W. Fuqua, H...
12/01/2021

Houston Parks Board - You are invited to attend a Community Listening Session about Simon Minchen Park (4900 W. Fuqua, Houston, TX 77045; the park is adjacent to MADCO). The Community Listening Session will be on Wednesday, December 1st, at 6:30 PM and virtual via Zoom.

Simon Minchen Park is part of Mayor Turner's 50/50 Park Partners initiative. Led by the Office of the Mayor, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Greater Houston Partnership, and Houston Parks Board, 50/50 Park Partners is improving Houston’s neighborhoods, one park at a time.

The heart of 50/50 Park Partners is the creation of long-term relationships for sustained impact between businesses, communities, and parks, improving the quality of life for Houstonians for decades to come.

During the listening session, we will discuss the existing conditions of the park, future safety improvements, and hope to hear the community's priorities for this park.

To register, please visit the Community Listening Sessions page and click "Simon Minchen Park Community Listening Session."

Interpreters will be present to provide Spanish interpretation.

Houston Parks Board - You are invited to attend a Community Listening Session about Simon Minchen Park (4900 W. Fuqua, Houston, TX 77045; the park is adjacent to MADCO). The Community Listening Session will be on Wednesday, December 1st, at 6:30 PM and virtual via Zoom.

Simon Minchen Park is part of Mayor Turner's 50/50 Park Partners initiative. Led by the Office of the Mayor, Houston Parks & Recreation Department, Greater Houston Partnership, and Houston Parks Board, 50/50 Park Partners is improving Houston’s neighborhoods, one park at a time.

The heart of 50/50 Park Partners is the creation of long-term relationships for sustained impact between businesses, communities, and parks, improving the quality of life for Houstonians for decades to come.

During the listening session, we will discuss the existing conditions of the park, future safety improvements, and hope to hear the community's priorities for this park.

To register, please visit the Community Listening Sessions page and click "Simon Minchen Park Community Listening Session."

Interpreters will be present to provide Spanish interpretation.

11/24/2021
Sharing Thanksgiving Joy!
11/19/2021
Sharing Thanksgiving Joy!

Sharing Thanksgiving Joy!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Thanksgiving season has always been my favorite holiday. People just seem kinder during this time of year. I'm so grateful for our faith-based and community partners who are ensuri

ELECTION DAY voting hours are 7am to 7pm. For Election Day information go to: www.VoteTexas.gov
11/02/2021

ELECTION DAY voting hours are 7am to 7pm.
For Election Day information go to: www.VoteTexas.gov

ELECTION DAY voting hours are 7am to 7pm.
For Election Day information go to: www.VoteTexas.gov

The Houston Black College Expo is back and in-person Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10am to 4pm. This year will be a l...
10/27/2021

The Houston Black College Expo is back and in-person Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10am to 4pm.

This year will be a live experience where students gain access to 40+ colleges, highlighting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions with colleges giving away over $10 million in scholarships.

To register visit: www.ncrfoundation.org
Or call 877-427-4100.

The Houston Black College Expo is back and in-person Saturday, October 30, 2021, from 10am to 4pm.

This year will be a live experience where students gain access to 40+ colleges, highlighting historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other educational institutions with colleges giving away over $10 million in scholarships.

To register visit: www.ncrfoundation.org
Or call 877-427-4100.

TOMORROW- LANE CLOSURE ON HOLMES ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF KIRBY DRIVE! #DistrictKApproximately 2.2 million citizens...
10/26/2021

TOMORROW- LANE CLOSURE ON HOLMES ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF KIRBY DRIVE! #DistrictK

Approximately 2.2 million citizens receive high-quality drinking water at sufficient pressure to meet their daily needs.

Water operators and maintenance crews work around the clock to ensure the facilities and systems are in good working order.

Https://www.engagehouston.org/water-projects

TOMORROW- LANE CLOSURE ON HOLMES ROAD NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF KIRBY DRIVE! #DistrictK

Approximately 2.2 million citizens receive high-quality drinking water at sufficient pressure to meet their daily needs.

Water operators and maintenance crews work around the clock to ensure the facilities and systems are in good working order.

Https://www.engagehouston.org/water-projects

Come celebrate community and take a stand against abuse & violence with fun and FREE shoes with the AIR Project’s “Soles...
10/26/2021

Come celebrate community and take a stand against abuse & violence with fun and FREE shoes with the AIR Project’s “Soles For Air.”

#DistrictK #SolesForAir

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Come celebrate community and take a stand against abuse & violence with fun and FREE shoes with the AIR Project’s “Soles For Air.”

#DistrictK #SolesForAir

Www.abuse is real.com/soles for air

Five seats on the Houston Independent School District board are up for general election on November 2, 2021. As early vo...
10/18/2021

Five seats on the Houston Independent School District board are up for general election on November 2, 2021. As early voting starts today, do you know your Board Trustee? Do you know what school district you live in? The largest percentage of your property taxes goes to your school district and these elections typically have a very low voter turn-out. We must be intentional about voting in EVERY election. Democracy is learned and we must never grow tired of teaching the importance of voting. Print your sample ballot and make sure you vote for your local Board Trustee along with the 8 state-wide propositions.

Vote411.org

Five seats on the Houston Independent School District board are up for general election on November 2, 2021. As early voting starts today, do you know your Board Trustee? Do you know what school district you live in? The largest percentage of your property taxes goes to your school district and these elections typically have a very low voter turn-out. We must be intentional about voting in EVERY election. Democracy is learned and we must never grow tired of teaching the importance of voting. Print your sample ballot and make sure you vote for your local Board Trustee along with the 8 state-wide propositions.

Vote411.org

10/12/2021

Community Alert!!

Come out to District K’s Townwood Park tomorrow where the Houston Texans and the Houston Police Department team up to introduce area kids to football! The youth will learn some of the fundamental skills essential to playing the game of football. The ultimate goal is to help youth develop leadership skills and discover strength through physical activity and wellness.

Date: Tuesday, October 12th

Where: Townwood Park, 3402 Simsbrook Drive, 77045

Time: 5pm to 6pm

#DistrictK

Vaccine Gift Card Update
10/08/2021

Vaccine Gift Card Update

Vaccine Gift Card Update

Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Texas
10/04/2021

Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Texas

Today is the Deadline to Register to Vote in Texas

09/29/2021
09/28/2021
Have you registered to attend this important workshop in partnership with the law firm of Rice & Rice and Marshall Manag...
09/24/2021

Have you registered to attend this important workshop in partnership with the law firm of Rice & Rice and Marshall Management Group, Inc. to discuss the recent changes made by the Texas Legislature to Chapters 202, 207, and 209 of the Texas Property Code that directly affect Homeowners Associations?

The Law Firm of Rice & Rice possess considerable knowledge in this area due in large part to their vast HOA client base across Texas, and the fact that Suzy Rice is the co-author of Chapter 204, and portions of Chapter 209 of the Texas Property Code which pertain to HOAs. This highly informative seminar will cover the Legislative Changes, the Responsibility of Board Members and Interpreting Governing Documents, and it will also provide the attendees with the opportunity to ask questions regarding any legal and management issues that pertain to HOAs.

Breakfast, snacks and handouts will be provided. Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] or call 832-393-3016. Knowledge is power!
#DistrictK

Have you registered to attend this important workshop in partnership with the law firm of Rice & Rice and Marshall Management Group, Inc. to discuss the recent changes made by the Texas Legislature to Chapters 202, 207, and 209 of the Texas Property Code that directly affect Homeowners Associations?

The Law Firm of Rice & Rice possess considerable knowledge in this area due in large part to their vast HOA client base across Texas, and the fact that Suzy Rice is the co-author of Chapter 204, and portions of Chapter 209 of the Texas Property Code which pertain to HOAs. This highly informative seminar will cover the Legislative Changes, the Responsibility of Board Members and Interpreting Governing Documents, and it will also provide the attendees with the opportunity to ask questions regarding any legal and management issues that pertain to HOAs.

Breakfast, snacks and handouts will be provided. Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] or call 832-393-3016. Knowledge is power!
#DistrictK

09/23/2021
If you’re struggling as a result of COVID-19 you may be eligible for FREE daily meals from some of Fort Bend counties fa...
09/22/2021

If you’re struggling as a result of COVID-19 you may be eligible for FREE daily meals from some of Fort Bend counties favorite restaurants!

Get a FREE daily meal from restaurants including: Louisiana Fried Chicken, Dimmassi Mediterranean Grill, Crabheads, MiMi’s New Orleans Kitchen, Yais Thai Kitchen, Ninfas, The Roof Sugarland, and many more.

Eligible participants must live in Fort Bend County and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Apply today at www.wealleattexas.com

If you’re struggling as a result of COVID-19 you may be eligible for FREE daily meals from some of Fort Bend counties favorite restaurants!

Get a FREE daily meal from restaurants including: Louisiana Fried Chicken, Dimmassi Mediterranean Grill, Crabheads, MiMi’s New Orleans Kitchen, Yais Thai Kitchen, Ninfas, The Roof Sugarland, and many more.

Eligible participants must live in Fort Bend County and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Apply today at www.wealleattexas.com

Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program hosts the next virtual vendor focus group on September 29 at 2pm on Zo...
09/20/2021

Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program hosts the next virtual vendor focus group on September 29 at 2pm on Zoom.

This event is for all trade groups and is open to any small business interested in doing business with the District.

For registration details visit:
www.fortbendisd.com/sbep

Fort Bend ISD’s Small Business Enterprise Program hosts the next virtual vendor focus group on September 29 at 2pm on Zoom.

This event is for all trade groups and is open to any small business interested in doing business with the District.

For registration details visit:
www.fortbendisd.com/sbep

Keep Up With District K! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for important District K information and news.
09/20/2021
District K Newsletter - September 2021

Keep Up With District K! Subscribe to our monthly newsletter for important District K information and news.

Happy SPARK Park Dedication Montgomery Elementary Although the rain brought our celebration indoors our enthusiasm for the improvements in the Spark Park at Montgomery Elementary was shining through a

09/19/2021

Join me this afternoon for the re-grand opening of the McDonald’s at 10890 S. Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston.
#DistrictK #ViceMayorProTem

Join me this afternoon for the re-grand opening of the McDonald’s at 10890 S. Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston.#DistrictK #Vice...
09/19/2021

Join me this afternoon for the re-grand opening of the McDonald’s at 10890 S. Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston.
#DistrictK #ViceMayorProTem

Join me this afternoon for the re-grand opening of the McDonald’s at 10890 S. Sam Houston Pkwy, Houston.
#DistrictK #ViceMayorProTem

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) WEATHER ALERT
09/13/2021
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) WEATHER ALERT

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT (SWMD) WEATHER ALERT

HOUSTON - In response to Tropical Storm Nicholas, the City of Houston’s Solid Waste Management Department (SWMD) is closely monitoring the weather situation for today, Monday, September 13, 2021 and tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, 2021.

Tropical Storm Nicholas Safety and Preparation Reminders
09/13/2021
Tropical Storm Nicholas Safety and Preparation Reminders

Tropical Storm Nicholas Safety and Preparation Reminders

HOUSTON - The City of Houston is continuing to prepare for the overnight arrival of Tropical Storm Nicholas. This is expected to be primarily a rain event, with the potential for severe flooding on our roadways. With the worst of the weather moving in overnight, motorists are asked to be off ....

As the chairperson of the COH’s Economic Development Committee, Domestic and International Trade, Business and Job Creat...
09/09/2021

As the chairperson of the COH’s Economic Development Committee, Domestic and International Trade, Business and Job Creation, along with Aviation. Tomorrow I will discuss economic development and international trade during the GHBC 2nd Annual Procurement Expo. International trade allows countries to expand their markets and access goods and services that otherwise may not have been available domestically. This ultimately results in more competitive pricing and brings less expensive product home to us all. Have you considered the possibility of international trade for your business? Opportunities await! It’s not too late to register! #DistrictK
#EconomicDevelopment #GHBC

https://bit.ly/3z8fbfT

As the chairperson of the COH’s Economic Development Committee, Domestic and International Trade, Business and Job Creation, along with Aviation. Tomorrow I will discuss economic development and international trade during the GHBC 2nd Annual Procurement Expo. International trade allows countries to expand their markets and access goods and services that otherwise may not have been available domestically. This ultimately results in more competitive pricing and brings less expensive product home to us all. Have you considered the possibility of international trade for your business? Opportunities await! It’s not too late to register! #DistrictK
#EconomicDevelopment #GHBC

https://bit.ly/3z8fbfT

09/07/2021
09/06/2021

A reminder from the Houston Health Department:

The #COVID19 vaccination and testing sites listed below are OPEN Labor Day, Sept 6, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

-Vaccination: PlazAmericas, 7500 Bellaire Blvd
-Testing:
-HCC Southeast, 6815 Rustic St
-PlazAmericas, 7500 Bellaire Blvd
-UMMC, 510 W Tidwell Rd

All other sites are closed Labor Day. #hounews

08/27/2021

APPROVED: Starting August 26, you can get up to $150 in gift cards for getting vaccinated against #COVID19 at an eligible Houston Health Department site. #TakeYourBestShot and let's end the pandemic! Learn more: https://bit.ly/150covidvax

#hounews Mayor Sylvester Turner City of Houston Office of Emergency Management Houston Parks - HPARD Houston Public Library City of Houston Department of Neighborhoods (DON)

4 Years After Hurricane Harvey
08/26/2021
4 Years After Hurricane Harvey

4 Years After Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey 4 Years Later Four years ago today, we were all in disbelief as Hurricane Harvey dumped over 52 inches of rain in our city. I still remember canvassing the district with Council Membe

Today Houston Public Works Department staff will be at the Goodwill Houston Select Store, 14464 Hillcroft St., Houston, ...
08/25/2021

Today Houston Public Works Department staff will be at the Goodwill Houston Select Store, 14464 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77085, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Come by and swap your shower head for one that saves water.

Today Houston Public Works Department staff will be at the Goodwill Houston Select Store, 14464 Hillcroft St., Houston, TX 77085, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Come by and swap your shower head for one that saves water.

District K- Let's Name Our Library
05/04/2021
District K- Let's Name Our Library

District K- Let's Name Our Library

NAME OUR LIBRARY! What's in a name? We believe a lot. We are excited to announce our "Name Our Library" event for the new library coming to District K! If you have a suggested name for the library, we

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Houston, TX
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Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum won a special election on May 5, 2018 and was sworn in as the Houston City Council Member for District K on May 16, 2018. She currently serves on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, the Economic Development Committee, the Housing and Community Affairs Committee, and the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee. As a longtime and active resident of District K, Martha is committed to serving constituents through her passion for the community and her diligence as a public servant. She is an advocate for senior citizens and small business owners. She is also dedicated to increasing beautification projects and economic development throughout the district, among other projects and initiatives. In addition, please contact the District K office at 832-393-3016 or at [email protected]

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Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum won a special election on May 5, 2018 and was sworn in as the Houston City Council Member for District K on May 16, 2018. She currently serves on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Committee, the Economic Development Committee, the Housing and Community Affairs Committee, and the Transportation, Technology, and Infrastructure Committee. As a longtime and active resident of District K, Martha is committed to serving constituents through her passion for the community and her diligence as a public servant. She is an advocate for senior citizens and small business owners. She is also dedicated to increasing beautification projects and economic development throughout the district, among other projects and initiatives.


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Free Food (Fresh Produce and groceries) Distribution at India House on Wednesday, September 30th from 11 am to 12:30 pm
Hello, Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum, My name is Gazzia Aleman and I’m writing on behalf of Pantsuit Republic and the community in general. In light of the recent murder of George Floyd, and the protests that occurred in Houston, I am calling on you to vote for the amendments to the city budget proposed by Council Member Plummer. We also continue to ask for accountability and body camera footage of the murders by police of Adrian Medearis, Nicholas Chavez, Christopher Aguirre, Randy Lewis, Rayshard Scales, and Joshua Johnson. Please consider supporting your colleague Council member Leticia Plummers budget amendments that speak to some of our demands and asks and that provide further guidance on holding police accountable by re-purposing funding for an independent police oversight board with subpoena power, and increasing deescalation training. Here is an example of the tactics employed by HPD that we oppose: https://t.co/xLvtulOYNa?amp=1 . Here is an example of the tactics employed by HPD: https://t.co/xLvtulOYNa?amp=1 Before your vote on June 10th we ask that you consider all these factors before voting for the almost $1 billion budget for HPD that accounts for 17.2% of our city budget. Our communities deserve to feel safe and protected and that can be accomplished through funding for health and human services, public housing, mental healthcare, but not always police. Remember that not all communities, especially black and brown communities feel safe calling the police in a time of emergency. This money could be put to use more efficiently and I have confidence that you will know best where else it should be redistributed. Thank you.
Dear Houston City Council Members, My name is Nicole Kohn and I am a resident of Houston. I am emailing today to demand that you vote NO on the Mayor's FY21 proposed budget on Wednesday 6/10 in response to the ongoing police brutality taking place around the country, the epidemic of police brutality itself, and for the inherent systemic racism of the police system itself. I urge you to pressure the office of the mayor towards an ethical and equal reallocation of the Houston expense budget, away from HPD and towards health and human services, libraries and education programs, as well as neighborhood planning and development effective at the beginning of FY21. Furthermore, I ask the city council and mayor to discontinue tax payer funding of the Houston Police Department Officer Liability insurance. In any other profession, employees are required to fund their own liability insurance and this should be the same for the police department. Furthermore, the community feels that this will curb instances of police brutality and officer-involved shootings of unarmed persons if liability insurance is funded from the pockets of the officers themselves. Thank you, Nicole Kohn District K Resident
I find it appalling that the Police Chief is on camera, in uniform, in public dropping F bombs and GD words and blaming white people for the riots and goes unchecked. Any other city employee would be fired.
Container fee question Can I just buy my own black and green containers and not get charged the fee?
Tomorrow at 9:00am.
Will city be issuing out these type signs to residents and businesses ?
Due to the circumstances and in hopes of containing this terrible virus, I am reaching out to possibly get this message out to major grocery stores like HEB, Target, Wal-Mart and even pharmacies, liquor stores and the like. I have two recommendations that I believe would protect employees and customers both! I am recommending that all stores remain open but be shut to the public, and this is why: 1) employees and customers would have the least amount of interaction, containing the spread of the Covid 19 virus. 2) the stores would save money/resources because they would not have to continuously sanitize all day long due to customer traffic. 3) customers could get their essential items more regularly and in a timely manner. 4) more jobs could remain open to store employees who may also stay healthier. Since some stores already have curb side in place (people are already incorporating the system by paying virtually or cash options) but orders are taking over a week to fill due to employees still tending to all other "regular day" shopping habits. These solutions could provide daily, timely services. First recommendation: To follow models already put in place with stores like Best Buy (1604/Gold Canyon) where they fill your order, email or text you when the order is ready and ask you to email them back when you are in the parking lot/in front of the store (still in your car) and they get your order and only one employee hands you your item or they place it in your vehicle on the seat. They have a few desks at curbside and about 6 employees assuring the delivery of uour product(s). Alamo Cafe and Willy's off of 281 also have great models in place. Order online or phone, they email you when your order is ready. They tell you which parking slot# to park at, one employee brings you the order. All whilst you remain in your car. Second recommendation: With all these grocery stores having a lot of Shopping carts: I am recommending orders begin to be filled at night (and throughout the day) from within the store (s). Example: Sanitize all carts (if possible), fill orders during the night shift. Tell 20-50 customers to show up at 8am but STAY in their cars until they are contacted (by text). Employees could roll out carts no less than 6' apart onto the parking lots and then start texting the 1st customer, "your order is ready. Your order is in cart #1, please get your order and immediately return to your car so the next customer can get theirs." When that customer begins walking back to their car, the 2nd customer is texted (and so forth and so on). When those orders are almost filled, time to text the next batch of customers to come to the parking lot, follow the same rules and start again. These orders would obviously have to be prepaid with credit cards or other virtual form of payment. Parking lots are so big that maybe 4 different stations (maybe one station for cash customers) could be set up in order to verify the customer belongs to the order and vise versa but customers (and employees) would have so much LESS contact with each other. This recommendation could also work if the large grocery stores had parking spaces numbered, have people parked in the designated slots (like mentioned earlier with Alamo Cafe) stay in their cars and the employees rolled each pre arranged order out to each parking slot. ***These are just recommendations. I am not in the sales industry so, it would definitely be up to each store manager or CEOs to tweak recommendations in order to put a model in place that assures customer service satisfaction, best options for employees and preciseness of orders delivered. I HAVE FORWARDED THIS MESSAGE TO THE OTHER NEWS STATIONS AND HOPE TO GET THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO OUR MAYOR TOMORROW. Thank you for helping keep our communuties safe!
⚠️#COVID19 TESTING⚠️ . There are now 4 total testing centers open in Harris County. You can start the process of getting tested by visiting Bit.ly/CV19PreScreening. . 👇EVERYONE WHO GETS TESTED HAS TO GO THROUGH THIS PROCESS.👇 . #Coronavirus #HouNews #Testing #StayHomeWorkSafe
We are working with community partners to establish #COVID19 testing sites. We will announce the locations and procedures when details are finalized. Despite reports, the sites are NOT scheduled to open on March 18. Please DO NOT show up to a location you may have heard is a testing site. You will not be tested, and your presence could unintentionally put others at risk, cause delays, and interrupt the healthcare professionals who are working expeditiously to open the sites. People currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms need to contact their medical provider. #hounews