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El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

El Corazon de la Communidad – Navigation Boulevard

Navigation Boulevard has become the East End’s new Main Street, El Corazon de la Communidad, with a wider esplanade and walkable, shaded sidewalks. The $5 million ARRA stimulus grant that brought improvements to Sampson and York is also funding the exciting, community-driven changes on Navigation. Residents and visitors will enjoy safe crosswalks, pedestrian level solar lighting, an active area of commerce, restaurants, and attractions.

The new esplanade features amenities that are both functional and artistic. Pedestrian-level lamps have bands of color around the LED lights, and are powered by solar generators with enough battery power to run year round, even on cloudy days. Benches in the esplanade are faux bois, and look like centuries-old wood. The bench backs are tiled and the seats have well-known sayings that are applicable to Texas culture and history. Bike racks feature Spanish and English words in script text. Overhead, an iron archway crosses the boulevard, and is fashioned like papel picata, with imagery of some of the original industry in the East End: shipping, railroads, and oil.

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Director Filling Big Shoes in Houston’s Hispanic Community

Director Filling Big Shoes in Houston’s Hispanic Community

She was bequeathed in an immense legacy of funeral service by her grandparents. Since the 1930s, long before her birth, her extended family has included at least 30 funeral home owners, directors, and embalmers. Fortunately, Christina Morales also inherited her grandparents’ unrelenting standards of excellence and their vision for lifting up their community. In fact, this third-generation funeral director and owner of Morales Funeral Home continually pioneers innovative ways to make a once exclusive settings for funerals a center to honor the Hispanic culture through the arts and other support for the community. Christina’s journey hasn’t always been easy.

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Artists Wanted for New Murals Coming to Houston Neighborhoods

Artists Wanted for New Murals Coming to Houston Neighborhoods

The City of Houston is gearing up to add another thirty-eight artworks to street-side traffic signal control cabinets throughout Houston and is encouraging artists to submit qualifications for the opportunity to create a mural. Known as “Mini Murals”, Houston now has over 170 new original artworks in neighborhoods throughout the city that have been funded by Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, as well as private sponsors.

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