Important Meetings and Events
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There will be a runoff election for City Council Position 5 on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Early voting begins Nov. 29 – Dec. 7. Early voting location close by is HCC on the Loop by Home Depot
Many City of Bellaire meetings can be viewed live online on the City’s website, also on television on U-verse Channel 99, Comcast Channel 16, and on the City’s Facebook page.
Brays Bayou Association News
BRAYS BAYOU ASSOCIATION MEETING
Monday November 15th at 7:30pm
Via Zoom – Link below
The Dynamic Duo of HOWARD SACKS, Chair of Levitt Pavilion Houston, and BILL BURHANS, President of the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy, will provide details regarding the $millions coming to Southwest Houston via the Kinder Foundation. The Willow Waterhole was constructed to be, and is, a vital component of the flood risk reducing Project Brays. That being said, its’ attractiveness as a multi-purpose 300 acre venue, is driving the quality of life and community enhancements from possibility to reality! The vision, and never ceasing effort, given to the transformation process is something never before seen in Southwest Houston. So tune in Monday night and hear about it all…Kinder Bucks, Trails, New Access Street and Parking, Levitt Pavilion….where does it stop or does it!
Join BBA Zoom Meeting through the link below
New Bellaire High – Expected Completion in 2022
Construction on the new Bellaire High school began in 2018. The original building was demolished during the week of July 13-17, 2021. Find a Quick update here.
100 Years of Bellaire History!
And for a terrific photo history check this out: www.bellairebook.com
Left Overs From the 2016 Bond Issue
Spruce and Fifth Streets – Now the subject of a lawsuit, the $3.2 million in contracts for this project called for completion by February 15, 2020. A drive through the area feels as though you’re in a rundown fun house. Here’s some background on this project.
Houston Metro is planning a circulator routefrom the Gulfton area to the Westpark Transit Center. This Center also connects the Silver Line to the Northwest Transit Center.
Recycling, organic gardening, less pesticides – all win/wins for our kids and our community. So are reusable bags!
Find informative articles here.
No More City Of Homes?
According to the City manager and staff our longtime City logo, representing Bellaire as a City of Homes, will soon be gone, thanks to City Council and the $50,000 branding study. Read more here.
Author Archives: Lynn McBee
It was the last decade of the twentieth century. There was much speculation and even foreboding by some that the century’s end might be doomsday… Bellaire in the 1990s was fraught with controversy, criminal charges, and a succession of mayors. … Continue reading
Are you aware of Bellaire’s History Walk? Lynn’s latest chapter of Bellaire history, History In Tangible Form, explains the background of Bellaire’s History Walk and the various monuments around town. Part of the City’s centennial celebration. Find it here! All … Continue reading
From boomtown to slowdown, in 1980 population in Bellaire dropped from a high of almost 20,000 to less than 15,000. President Ronald Reagan defeated Michael Dukakis and reigned for the decade until George H.W. Bush took over in 1989. There … Continue reading
It was 31 years ago, in 1977, that 4,619 Bellaire voters at a Special Recall Election called by a citizens’ initiative referendum succeeded in recalling from elected office the Mayor and three of the five City Council members. Bellaire citizens … Continue reading
When Time Magazine, Inc. published its, “Time 1968 40th Anniversary Special” (© 2008 Time, Inc.) in which it describes that year and the 1960s era as, “War abroad, Riots at Home, Fallen Leaders and Loner Dreams: The Year that Challenged … Continue reading