Eastside as Found by Jae Boggess – Funded by a grant from Rice Design Alliance, this photography exhibit documents industrial and commercial buildings east of downtown. In danger of demolition, these neglected and vacant buildings help tell the story of Houston as a repeated boomtown and have the potential to define a unique sense of place as these neighborhoods change. Architect Jae Boggess hopes that the exhibit will prompt a dialogue about what will become of our city’s built history.
Encounter: Meeting Points on Buffalo Bayou is a collaboration between students from the University of Houston Graphic Design and Creative Writing programs with funding support from the Mitchell Center for the Arts. The exhibit features proposals for site-based installations and engagement events to be held on sites along Buffalo Bayou’s East Sector in spring 2018. The installations express an interpretation of the history, economy, resilience, culture and community values of the East End and Fifth Ward communities as they relate to the bayou and green spaces.
On view through January 29 (Monday–Friday from 9 am–5 pm).
The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews and evaluates H-GAC’s regional transportation plans and provides its recommendations to the TPC. The TAC is an appointed body, which is comprised of representatives of member governments and special citizen interest groups with expertise in transportation planning. TAC members are appointed by the TPC to assist with the coordination of the Transportation Improvement Program, Metropolitan Transportation Plan and other transportation planning activities.
The agenda for each meeting can be found at www.h-gac.com/taq.
TAC meets on the third Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held the second floor of H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Suite 120, Houston, TX 77027. Dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions.
The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) provides policy guidance and overall coordination of the transportation planning activities within the region. The TPC consists of 28 members representing cities and counties, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) one at-large member appointed by the H-GAC Board of Directors representing cities with a population greater than 50,000, and one voting member position for representation from the Gulf Coast Rail District.
Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month EXCEPT for December to avoid conflicting with the Christmas holidays. All meetings will be held in Conference Room A on the second floor. H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027.
Meeting dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions or confirmation.
Every year, thousands of volunteers gather along Texas waterways to do their part in cleaning up the environment by participating in the largest, single-day waterway cleanup in the state of Texas, the River, Lakes, Bays ‘N Bayous Trash Bash®.
In 2018, Trash Bash will celebrate its 25th consecutive cleanup, an accomplishment that dedicated volunteers should be proud of. If you’d like to join in on the fun and do a lot of good for your community, check out which site you’d like to volunteer at and have a waiver signed before the day of the event so you can register.
For more information, visit www.trashbash.org/2018.