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Despite Rainy Start, 7th Annual East End Street Fest Smashes Attendance Records

Despite Rainy Start, 7th Annual East End Street Fest Smashes Attendance Records

The 7th Annual East End Street Fest returned to the heart of East End Houston this past Saturday, October 20. Over 13,000 registered attendees were treated to an all-new Craft Beer Garden, amazing kids zone, more than 60 artisan and food vendors, and over 20 performers across two stages and the Heritage Dance Zone. Highlights included a visit from Mayor Sylvester Turner who joined the Zydeco Dots on washboard, Houston’s own The GLASS, and the first ever GRAMMY-Award Winners to step on to the East End Street Fest stage – Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers and their original TEX-MEX Band.

Photography by Dan Joyce and Jorge Luna.

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East End District Acquires New Weapon in Fighting Graffiti and Blight

East End District Acquires New Weapon in Fighting Graffiti and Blight

The Greater East End Management District’s (GEEMD) Graffiti Abatement Program has a new state- of-the-art machine for removal of graffiti and tagging on commercial properties. The new equipment saves time and operating costs leading to greater efficiency and more sites treated. According to Martin Chavez, Director of Constituent Services and Public Safety at GEEMD, “The new technology allows us to remove graffiti in a fraction of the time compared to the old way. To illustrate, at one location that would have taken 14 man hours, we removed the vandalism in one hour.”

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Navigation Esplanade to Host East End Table on March 11

Navigation Esplanade to Host East End Table on March 11

East End Table [EET] is a community experience that blends culture and cuisine. EET hosts pop-up dinners in unusual East End settings showcasing some of the area's best creative talent and some of Houston's most notable chefs. EET - Navigation Esplanade offers an al fresco dinner under the stars at one of Houston's premiere open…

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