Metro Next Community Open House- Week of August 13, 2017

The first phase of the METRONext listening tour is wrapping up next week with three community open houses. The tour started in July. METRO wants to know what transit upgrades people would like to see in their communities.

The feedback gathered at the community open houses and online will be used to help develop a regional transit plan that will serve the area through 2040. Next week’s schedule is listed below.

Cattle Queen of Texas addresses GOCC

The Garden Oaks Civic Club will present speaker Susan Reeves as Lizzie Williams, the Cattle Queen of Texas at the June 6th Civic Association meeting held in the Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet School cafeteria at 7 PM.

Come and hear the story of Lizzie who came to Texas with her parents in the 1840s and settled in the Hill Country. She received her early education at her parent’s school the Johnson Institute and later earned a degree in 1859 from the Chappell Hill Female College in Washington County. She began her career as a schoolteacher. Later her older brother, recognizing her math and business skills, asked her to take over his bookkeeping business for cattle ranchers.

She quickly realized that there was money to be made in Texas cattle ranching and purchased land, cattle and even her own brand. She achieved legendary status as the Cattle Queen of Texas and is thought to be the first woman in Texas to ride the Chisholm Trail with her own herd of cattle.

Susan Reeves will bring to life Lizzie’s story. This is a presentation you and your children will not want to miss.

The monthly Civic Club meeting will follow Susan’s presentation


Garden Oaks and Shepherd Park Drainage and Paving Project Meeting – Oct. 13

October 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm –  8:30 pm
Garden Oaks Montessori Magnet, 901 Sue Barnett Dr, Houston, TX 77018, USA

Presentation PDF

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen and the Public Works and Engineering Department will host a public meeting to discuss the upcoming Garden Oaks and Shepherd Park (Central) Drainage and Paving Capital Improvement Project (CIP), which will impact District C’s Garden Oaks, Shepherd Park Plaza, and Candlelight Plaza neighborhoods.

Mayor Pro Tem Cohen hosted extensive meetings with leadership of the Garden Oaks Civic Club throughout the Design Phase of this project to ensure neighborhood input was incorporated. Construction is anticipated to begin this fall.

GOCC Responds to Loss of Two GOMO Constable Patrols

The Civic club is responding to this very bad news by taking the following actions:</span></strong></em>
<li>Encouraging EVERYONE to do their part to support the constable program. There are numerous payment options:  online by month or annual draft, or a one time payment either online or by snail mail.
Sign up here:  <a href=””></a></li>
<li>Suggesting that residents talk up the constable program at the various Neighbors’ Night Out block gatherings to be held on the first Tuesday night in October.</li>
<li>Asking for VOLUNTEERS to join our newly-formed grass roots effort to bring in more supporters. Volunteer via  <a href=””></a> and include “Volunteer” in the Subject Line.  Provide your name, address, and phone number.  One of our new constable section captains will contact you.</li>