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In This Issue

Fun Run - June 1 - Run to Register

General Meeting May 13: Protect Your Virtual & Real Identity

Houston Heights Urbanites - May 16

Upcoming General Meetings: Locavores, Fitness & Beauty, Archeology

New Communications Vice President: Julie Pettit

2013 Officers & Committee Chairs

Home & Garden Tour, Candlelight Dinner, and Auction Results

Silent & Live Auction Donors

What Are Those? Art!

April 14 Concert in Marmion Park a Hit

Constable Statistics

New Members



Staff and Contributors


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Newsletter of the Houston Heights Association
40th Anniversary 1973-2013
Volume Thirty-Nine, Number Five, May 2013
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Run to Register

Fun Run logoIt’s almost time for one of Houston’s most popular small runs, one that’s held right here in our neighborhood. So register for the upcoming 28th annual Heights Fun Run, which will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2013.

The Race

The 5K event starts and ends at Marmion Park (18th Street and Heights Boulevard) and includes a 5K Fun Run, a 5K Walk, and a Kids 1K. The course is a fast out-and-back along beautiful Heights Boulevard.

The 5K run, which starts at 7:30 AM, is certified. Run Wild Sports Timing will conduct disposable chip timing. The 5K walk starts at 7:35 AM, and the Kids 1K starts at 8:30 AM. All children participating in the 1K will receive an award!

Post Race

To celebrate your finish, please join your fellow racers and walkers at Marmion Park for the party that will begin at 8:00 AM. You can enjoy entertainment, door prizes, and great refreshments, including tacos, fresh fruit, bagels, water, coffee, and more! Be sure to stay in the park for the awards ceremony, which will be held at 9:00 AM.


To register online, visit the Fun Run page at Online registration is available through May 31 at 8:00 PM. You can also register at Luke’s Locker on May 30-31 or at Marmion Park on race day.

The fee for the fun run and walk is $25 until May 28, and $30 thereafter. The Kids 1K is $15 until May 28, $20 thereafter. Credit cards are accepted.

Packet Pick-Up

You can pick up your 100% cotton commemorative t-shirt along with other race packet goodies at Luke’s Locker (1953 West Gray) on May 30-31 or pick up your packet at Marmion Park from 6:15 AM to 7:15 AM on race day.

More Information

If you have additional questions, call the Houston Heights Association at 713-861-4002, extension 4, or email

General Meeting

Expert Tips & Tricks to Protect Your Virtual & Real Identity

Today, our lives are an open book of personal information. Get tips at our May 13 General Meeting from our guest speakers and authorities in their fields.

Come early, stay late to meet the experts: Neil McGlone of Legal Shield: Houston Heights on “Identity Theft: A Small Business Ticking Time Bomb,” Aly Dossa of Osha Liang LLP on “Intellectual Property,” and Steve Bass of SRB Services on “Safeguarding Data on Multiple Devices.”

Doors open at 6:30 PM for mix and mingle. The meeting starts at 7:00 PM and should wrap up by 8:00 PM. Join us at the Houston Heights City Hall & Fire Station, 107 W. 12th Street.

See below for future meeting dates and topics.

Constable Statistics

Feb Mar
Total Arrests 19 27
Citizen Assists 21 6
Citizen Contacts 21 37
Vacation Watches 24 153
Court Citations 82 19
Alarm Responses 11 10
Suspicious Vehicles 13 37
Park Checks 40 64
Disturbances 2 13
Major Accidents 4 2
Criminal Offenses 2 11
Miles Patrolled 3,934 5,439

Platinum Sponsors

The Houston Heights Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following 2013 Platinum sponsor:

Boulevard Realty

Upcoming General Meeting Topics

The Houston Heights Association has something for everyone! You are invited to learn about our remarkable neighborhood, mix and mingle with your neighbors, and get to know the people, educators, businesses, artists, musicians, gardeners, and more each month. Here are the programs planned for the HHA General Meeting in the next few months:

June 10:

“Houston’s Locavore Movement Reaches New Heights” - The local food movement from the perspective of the pioneers to the new arrivals. Our featured speakers will be Monica Pope of Beavers and Sparrow, Sarah Johnson of Fat Cat Creamery (opening soon), and Robb Walsh, Food Editor for Houstonia Magazine.

Meet the folks behind the masthead of Houstonia Magazine (, now headquartered in the Big Blue Victorian at 447 Heights Boulevard. Magazines for all guests.

July 8:

“Get Fit, Be Fabulous in the Heights” - Meet the gurus of fitness and beauty in the neighborhood. Demonstrations and a meeting makeover. Contest details in the June newsletter!

Upcoming Programs:

“Digging the Past: Heights Archeology from Tombstones to Treasures Below Your Basement”

Houston Heights Urbanites

Anyone for a game of darts? “Third Thursday with the Urbanites” will be at Public House Heights, located at 2802 White Oak Drive, on May 16, 6:00-8:00 PM. If you’re in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, stop by, meet your neighbors, and help support a new HHA business member! Public House Heights owners Emily and Chris McCreavy have a fully stocked bar, including many Texas craft beers to choose from. Andres and Emily Villasenor of District Dental, located right next door to Public House, will host the event. HHA members will receive an extra $1 off any Happy Hour drink price. If you know of others who are not HHA members yet, please invite them. We’ll be on hand to sign up new members!

Gold Sponsors

The Houston Heights Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Spring 2013 Gold Sponsor:

Lucas Craftsmanship Inc. Sonoma retail wine bar & restaurant

New Communications Vice President

by Dave Steitz, HHA President

It’s great living in a neighborhood where you can run into people you know just about anywhere you go. An excellent example of what I’m talking about is one evening when Lindsey Lee and Deb Rouse ran into Julie and Byron Pettit enjoying dinner at Shade. Lindsey, who had been serving as temporary head of the Houston Heights Association’s communications functions, saw a great opportunity at hand. In that relaxed setting, he asked Julie if she would consider taking over as the communications VP. And she agreed. During the HHA Board of Directors meeting on April 15, Julie was officially appointed as Vice President of Communications.

Even before Julie and Byron Pettit became close friends with my wife, Sandy, and me, I knew Julie for many years as an accomplished professional in the marketing communications industry, first in corporate communications and later as a freelance strategist and copywriter. Julie is also an advocate of community involvement and has served as a board member, communications chair, and/or event committee member for a number of local non-profit organizations, including our very own Houston Heights Association. Currently, Julie serves as president of the Board of Directors for the Bayou City Art Festivals.

Before accepting the position, Julie sat down with several folks to review the responsibilities of the communications VP, which include working with the committee chairs to develop marketing materials for the four HHA-sponsored events; review of the newsletters, press releases, and brochures created by others to ensure accuracy and consistency; and oversight of the website, email blasts, and other electronic communications.

I’m very pleased to have Julie as the new VP of Communications. Her first priority is the upcoming fun run. She would also like to review and revise the membership materials but believes that updates to the look and functionality of the HHA website must first be addressed. I know she will be able to enhance the messages about our wonderful neighborhood and activities.

2013 Officers

  • President, Dave Steitz
  • President-Elect, Matt Bedingfield
  • Secretary, Stacey Courville
  • Treasurer, Matt Bedingfield
  • VP Communications, Julie Pettit
  • VP Community Relations, Lindsey Lee
  • VP Community Affairs, Bill Pellerin
  • VP Finance & Operations, Bill Baldwin
  • Co-VPs Fundraising & Special Events, Chris Silkwood & Kelly Simmons
  • Executive Committee: Bill Davis, Matt Bedingfield, Keith Crane, Leann Mueller, Dave Steitz

Committee Chairs

  • Awards Dinner, Lindsey Lee
  • Boulevard Beautification, Jim Bennett
  • Business, Becky Standridge
  • Citizen of the Year & Marcella Perry Awards, Bill Baldwin
  • Community Improvement Awards, Anne Culotta
  • Constable Patrol, Project Lanna von Baden, John Ridgway
  • Education, Stephanie Babb
  • Finance, Matt Bedingfield
  • Firestation Restoration, Bill Baldwin
  • Fun Run, Angie Hasara, Laura Finkeldey
  • Heights Bicycle Rally, Addie Ann Spicer
  • Holiday Home Tour, Leann Mueller
  • Land Use, Bill Pellerin
  • Membership, Stacey Courville
  • Newsletter, Mark Williamson
  • Programs, Angela DeWree
  • Property Scheduling, Lauriel Hindman
  • Sponsorships, Chris Silkwood, Kelly Simmons
  • Spring Home & Garden Tour, Janet Buchheit, Kit Davis

What Are Those? Art!

If you have been wondering about the unfamiliar new objects on the esplanade in 400 block of Heights Blvd, they are part of a larger artwork in a number of locations around the city. Look for an article next month.

Silver Sponsors

The Houston Heights Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Spring 2013 Silver Sponsors:

Buchanan's Native Plants CenterPoint Energy
CIRCA Real Estate Anne & Ken Culotta
Eclectic Home Trudy Nelson

Home & Garden Tour, Candlelight Dinner & Auction Results!

The Houston Heights Associations Home & Garden Tour and Candlelight Dinner & Auction are officially over, and the weekend was a huge success! People arrived from all over the city and beyond to see this years sampling of some of our neighborhoods best homes and gardens. Friday nights Candlelight Dinner was filled to capacity, and the auction once again broke all previous records. When all was said and done, this three-day event brought in over $200,000 for the Houston Heights Association. Were going to see some exciting things happening with that money this year!

Almost as soon as a home tour ends, the following years event planning begins. The HHA wants to thank the talented committee chairs, the many dedicated volunteers, the gracious homeowners, and the generous businesses that pulled it all together. Please take a look at the following lists of committee members and contributors, without whom we could not have accomplished so much.

The Contributors

  • kick-off party host: Sonoma retail wine bar & restaurant
  • cover artist: Michael Arcieri
  • candlelight dinner guest gifts: Eclectic Home
  • candlelight dinner venue design: Jubilee
  • kick-off party guest gifts: Buchanans Native Plants
  • specialty cocktail, the Snapshot”: Heights Liquor on 11th
  • candlelight dinner brew: Saint Arnold Brewing Company
  • florals: Central Market, Darlenes Flower and Gift Shop, Heights Floral Shop, Janas Flowers, Joshuas Native Plants, Killions Milam Florist, The Empty Vase of Houston
  • table settings: Bespoke by gjcd, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Linda Eyles Design, Jane Kelly
  • ticket sales: Another Place in Time, Buchanans Native Plants, Jubilee

The Committee

  • executive chairs: Janet Buchheit, Kit Davis
  • kick-off party chairs: Mitzi Mickolas, Sandy Steitz
  • candlelight dinner chairs: Anne Culotta, Chris Silkwood, Kelly Simmons
  • candlelight dinner design: Kristal Kirksey/Jubilee, Ellen Newcaster
  • auction chairs: Stacey Courville, Joan Kerr, Carol Welter, Bess Yeary
  • live auction: Chris Silkwood, Kelly Simmons
  • featured auction: Katy Bomar, Julie Pettit
  • auction committee: Geri Adler, June Barth, Lisa Harrison, Cathy Coon, Anne Culotta, Judy Cummings, Sherry Dickey, Marylou Erbland, Debra Fleming, Suzy Jennings, Kathy Kyrish, Bob Lamons, Denise Martin, Laura Menefee, Leann Mueller, Elisabeth Netherton, Julie Pettit, Liz Conces Spencer, Danae Stephenson, Jan Stephenson, Adrienne Schwartz, Deanna Vernon, Dawnia Willis
  • wine pull: Kendall McCarley, Byron Pettit, Nick Zamora
  • emcee: Anne Culotta
  • auctioneer: Chris Silkwood
  • collateral design: Jackie Pontello, Cathy Prieto-Smith
  • shuttles: Linda Boggess
  • alternative transportation: Jim & Donna Bennett
  • 19th street business district: Kristal Kirksey, Dan Long, Gilbert Perez
  • program & ads: Kit Davis, Addie Ann Spicer, Becky Standridge
  • gourmet food trucks: Leann Mueller
  • guest list & phones: Denise Martin
  • homeowners tour: Amanda and Rich Anhorn
  • florals & table designs: Holly Simmons, Rebecca Wawak
  • photographers: Event-Mark Williamson, Homes-Kit Davis, Derr Home-Robert Derr
  • ticket sales: Tom Buchheit, Lauriel Hindman, Denise Martin, Matt Bedingfield, Lindsey Lee
  • marketing: Honi Knowles
  • operations: Bill Davis, Mike Yeary, Keith Crane, Paul & Mary Carr

The Homeowners / Head Docents

  • 2310 rutland street: Karen & Bob Derr / Bill Baldwin, Julie Pettit
  • 709 e. 19th street: Marylou Erbland & Robert Woods / Bob Burleson, Dawnia Willis
  • 1615 cortlandt street: Gayle & Mike Klaybor / René Ibarra, Troy Campa
  • 1617 columbia street: Deb Parks & Mark Bouzek / Jeff Cox
  • 1532 tulane street: Noelle & Eric Reed / Linda Eyles
  • 235 w. 18th street: Katrina Stilwell & Jonathan Elton / Diane Easley, Anne Rodgers

And Finally

Thanks also go out to our 2013 Spring Sponsors listed here in the Newsletter. Their support allows us to produce this very important fundraising event. And a big thanks to those of you who attend the events and continue to make them a huge success. Last but not least, thanks to all of the volunteers who give up their precious time over the weekend so that the Houston Heights can have the Best Little Home & Garden Tour in Texas.

Silent and Live Auction Donors

A Huge Thank You For Making The Auction A Huge Success

What generous donations! This year’s Silent Auction was a record breaker, raising more than $70,000 to support our neighborhood projects. The Live Auction raised an additional $34,000. Thank you so much to the following businesses, artists, and individuals for their generosity in donating the amazing items that made these events so successful!

14 Pews/ Cressandra Thibodeaux

à bientôt

A. J. Schexnayder

Absolute Pilates

Ace Mart Restaurant Supply

Addie Ann Spicer & Brian Tamplen

Adrienne Schwartz

Affection Boutique

Alex Barber

All In One Discount Nursery

ALWII Advanced Life Wellness Institute

Amy Ell, Program Director/ Spring Street Studios

Andrea Wilkinson/ Archway Gallery

Ann Westby

Anne & Ken Culotta

Anne Joelle/ Anne Joelle Gallery

Anne Reese Hernandez

Another Place in Time

Antonio Farfan

Anytime Fitness



Arthur Meyerson

Arturo Rodriquez

August Antiques

Baba Yega


Bart Truxillo

Bath Junkie River Oaks

BB’s Café

Becks Prime

Benjy’s Rice Village


Bespoke by GJCD

Betsy Evans

Big Dog & Miss Kitti’s Pet Sitting Service

Bill Baldwin & Joe Gonzalez

Bill & Kit Davis

Bliss on 19th

Blissful Indulgence

Bob Derr

Boom Boom Room

Brooklyn Athletic Club

Buchanan’s Native Plants

Bungalow Fitness

Bungalow Revival

C&D Hardware

Capellini’s Italian Restaurant

Carolyn Wardroup

Cary Reeder/Winter Street Studios

Casa Ramirez Imports

Cat Veterinary Clinic

Chandana Paravastu/Spring Street Studios

Charles Liquors

Chasity Porter

Chic Warehouse



Chiloso’s Taco House

China Baroque

Chris Bakay

Chris Silkwood

Christine Spin

Collina’s in the Heights

Community Storage

Cordua Restaurants

Corner Bakery Café

Cosa Bella Salon

Cotton Club Collection

Cressandra Thibodeaux

Culinary Institute LeNotre/ Kris Bistro & Wine Lounge

DaCapo’s Pastry Café

Dan & Lynn McIntyre

Danae Stephenson

Dave & Sandy Steitz

David Bamberg, Illustrator

David, Etc.

David Adickes

Davis Hardware

Dawnia & Darryl Willis

DCM Art Services/ Devon Moore

Deborah Morris/ Winter Street Studios

Deena Bray/ Heights Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Denise Liebl/ Winter Street Studios

Denise Martin/ Totally Tactile Designs

DePetra - Art in Jewelry

Diane Easley

dianne k webb, artist

Double Tree Suites Austin

Down House


Duane & Kathy Kyrish

Eclectic Home

El Gran Malo

El Tiempo Cantina

Ellen & John Newcaster

Ellen Orseck/ Winter Street Studios

Enchanté Day Spa

Erica DelGardo Jewelry Designs

F. Carter Smith

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Friend of the Heights

Gail Eldridge

Gary Watson

Gatlin’s Barbecue

Genesis Art Glass/ Gene Hester

Gen’s Antiques

Got Wood by B&D

Grace Hart and Company

Greg & Alaina Smith

Greg Kolanowski

Guadalajara Hacienda

Guus Kemp

Hall & Hall Upholstery/ Winter Street Studios

Hall Pucket Photographer

Hana Shoup/Spring Street Studios

Hans Payan Geler/ Aurora Studios


Heidi Powell-Prera/ Heights Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Heights Asian Café

Heights Cigar Lounge

Heights Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Heights Helpers

Heights Hospital for Animals

Heights Plant Farm

Heights School of Yoga

Heights Vet Clinic

HHA Auction Committee

HHA Board

HHA Silent Auction Committee

HHA Spring Home Tour Committee

Houston Dairymaids

Houston Gym & John Fish

Houston Heights Association

J. Black’s Feel Good Kitchen & Lounge

J. Harding & Co.

Jackie Pontello

Jan Stephenson

Jane Rosemont

Janet Trotter

Java Java Café

Jenni’s Noodle House

Jerrie Glidden/ Winter Street Studios

Jessica Will

Jim Adams/Archway Gallery

Jim Bennett

Jim N. Hill

Jim Shea

Joan Kerr

Joe Baraban

John Hennessy

John Henry Childs

John Slaby/ Archway Gallery

Joshua’s Native Plants

Juan Fernandez/ Juan’s Framing

Jubilee on 19th Street

Juicy in the Sky

Julie & Byron Pettit

June & Steve Barth

Keith Crane

Kelly Moran

Kelly Simmons

Ken Bridge/ Delicious Concepts

Ken Newberry

Kendall McCarley & Nick Zamora

Kermit Eisenhut

Kim Kolanowski

King & Spalding, LLP

Kristy Allmon

Kroger’s 11th & Shepherd

Kyle Kubin

La Paz Day Spa


Leann Mueller

Lee Littlefield

LeeAnn Gorman/ Archway Gallery

Liberty Kitchen

Linda Eyles

Linda’s Pearls & Jewelry

Lindsey Lee & Deb Rouse

Lisa Littlefield

Liz Conces Spencer/ Archway Gallery

Liz Czerewaty

Lori Betz/ Betz Art Gallery

Lovejoy’s Antiques

Lupe Tortilla

M Penner

Main Street Theater

Mandy Zuniga

Mark Green

Mark Roland/ Roland Glass

Mark’s American Cuisine

Marsha Glickman/ Winter Street Studios

Marsha Harris/ Archway Gallery

Martin Piké Custom Clothier

Mary Beth Reuter/ Shana Ross Fitness

Mary Lou Erbland & Robert Woods

Massage Envy

Memories by Vicky

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt

Michael Arcieri

Michael Hart/ Michael Hart Photography

Michael Klaybor

Michael Stencel

Mildred’s Umbrella Theater/ Spring Street Studios

Molly’s Mutt House

Nancy Nalence

Natural Pawz

Nha Vuu/ Spring Street Studios

Nia Moves

Niko Niko’s

Nizza Mosaic Studio

One Green Street


Opera in the Heights

Organic Spa Houston

Oscar Rene Cornejo

Pam August

Partay Garage

Patrick Palmer/ Winter Street Studios

Paul & Mary Carr

Paula Hawkins/ Winter Street Studios

Pep Boys

Polka Dot Dogs

Premium Draught

Prestigious Nails

Rainbow Lodge

Ralph Smith

Ravenscourt Landscaping

Replay on 19th

Revival Market

Rich & Amanda Anhorn/ Greenwood King Properties

Richard Varela/ Winter Street Studios

Rita & Jerred Blanchard

Rives Smith/ Heights Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Rocky Kneten

Rose Scharning

Ryan Fugate/ Winter Street Studios

Sam & Elia Belinoski

Sam Houston Hotel (formerly the Alden Hotel)

Sandi Gardner/ Winter Street Studios

Sands Stiefer

Sara’s Inn on the Boulevard

Scott Rozzell

Sebastian Elias

Shade Restaurant

Shari Perez/ Budget Blinds

Sharon Ettinger with Keller Williams Realty

Sharon Worley, Ph.D./ Heights Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Shine in the Heights

Shirl Riccetti/ Archway Gallery

Signature Smiles

Silverlight Photography

Silverlust Fine Jewelry


Solea Wine Bar & Café

Solomon Kane

Soma Sushi

Sorrento’s Ristorante

Southwell’s Hamburger Grill

Spaghetti Western

Stacey Courville

Stark Naked Theatre/ Spring Street Studios

Stephanie Lienhard/ Sparrow and the Nest

Steve & Karen Ventura

Steven Cash “Diamonds by Design”

Strong Landscaping

Susan Venus/ Venus Hair

Tacos a Go Go

Taft McWhorter

Tanna Bennett/ Bennett Fine Art Studio


Texas State Representative Bennett Ratliff

Texas State Representative Jessica Farrar

Thairapy Salon & Spa

The Accessory Place

The Four Seasons Hotel

The Glass Wall

The Houstonian

The Nice Winery

The Upper Hand Salon

The Vietnam Restaurant

Todd August

Tom & Debby Dirmyer

Tom & Janet Buchheit

Tom Gribble

Tommy Buchheit

Tony Mandola’s


Trudy Nelson

Tulips & Tutus


Upstage Theatre

Urban Jungle Self Defense & Fitness

Urban Therapy

Urban Western Houston

Valverde Studio

Venus Hair

Vieux Interiors

Viki Hennessy

Vintner’s Own

Well Done Cooking School

What’s Up Cupcake

WHIM Designs, William H. Miller/ Winter Street Studios

William Harris/ Heights Contemporary Fine Art Gallery

Yu Cha Pak

Yuppie Dog Daycare

Bronze Sponsors

The Houston Heights Association gratefully acknowledges the support of the following Spring 2013 Bronze Sponsors:

Allegiance Bank Texas Rita & Jerred Blanchard
BullsEye Storage EEPB, P.C.
Grogan Building Supply Heights Liquor on 11th
James Hardie



PrimeWay Federal Credit Union

The Village in the Heights

New Members

Please welcome the following new members to the Houston Heights Association.

Air Mart of Texas, Norm Hilburn

Ron Alford

William & Janet Aymond

Jeremy Bartholomew

Clay Bearden

Dr. Stephen M. Bennett

Lindsay Birth

Lannie R. Bregenzer

Jill & Kjel Brothen

Jason & Shanna Chaka

Natalie Czaplicki

Jeff & Tiffany Eckhardt

Envoy Mortgage, John Frels

Lina & Jordan Fairchild

Russell & Kelly Fritsch

Patricia & Jack Fu

Andrew & Kelly Gamble

Doria Goldman

Kate Hauer

Chantal Ince

Brandon Junker & Margaret Svajda

Jeannette & Barry Kolarik

Casey Kruse

Kathy & Duane Kyrish

Lankford’s Lawn Service, Lee Lankford

Kelly McKinzie

Stephanie & Thomas Miles

Nathalie Candamil Musick & William Musick

Organic Spa Houston

Oxford Media Group, Becky & Mark Standridge

Retirement Center Management, Rachel Moore

Rich Martin, Broker/Associate

Syeda Rizvi

Tracey Robertson

David & Diane Seaman

Katherine & Justin Smith

Jan & Brian Stephenson

Strong Landscaping, Tom Gribble

Gabby Tate

Andrea Terrell

Tru-Lite Gas Products, Ruben & Cynthia Sanchez

Stacey & Todd Venamon

John Whiteside

Chase & Brittany Zalman


Our thanks to the following donors for their generous support of the programs of the Houston Heights Association.

Kathy Butler & Don Sanders - Boulevard

Frizell Group International - Boulevard

GDF Suez Energy North America Matching Contribution of Keith Crane & Kelly Simmons

Joseph Gonnell - Donovan Playground

Wouter Miedema - Donovan Playground

Debbie Mueller & Bob Singleton - Parks

Byron & Julie Pettit - in memory of Neva Dupuis

Isabel Sigala - Parks

Danae Stephenson & Martin Piké - Fire Station Restoration

Teresa C. Coffman - Parks

April 14 Concert in Marmion Park a Hit

Heights neighbors and visitors from around the greater Houston area enjoyed a fabulous singer/songwriter concert in HHA’s Marmion Park on April 14.

Calendar of Events for May–June 2013










May 1

2 - garbage


Deadline for next newsletter



Cinco de Mayo


HHA Land Use Committee, 6:30 PM, Fire Station


PIP meeting, 7:00 PM, 1602 State Street


9 - garbage and recycling




Mother’s Day


HHA General Meeting, “Identify Theft,” 7:00 PM, Fire Station


15 - heavy trash (tree waste)

16 - garbage

Houston Heights Urbanites, 6:00-8:00 PM, 2802 White Oak



electronics recycling, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Center at Harvard



HHA Board Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fire Station


Greater Heights SNC (SN15), 6:30 PM, Fire Station


23 - garbage and recycling





HHA Education Committee, 6:30 PM, Fire Station



30 - garbage


June 1

Heights Fun Run, 7:30 AM, Marmion Park



HHA Land Use Committee, 6:30 PM, Fire Station


PIP Meeting, 7:00 PM, 1602 State Street


Deadline for next newsletter

6 - garbage and recycling





HHA General Meeting, “Locavores,” 7:00 PM, Fire Station



13 - garbage



electronics recycling, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Center at Harvard


Father’s Day


HHA Board Meeting, 6:30 PM, Fire Station


Greater Heights SNC (SN15), 6:30 PM, Fire Station

19 - heavy trash (junk waste)

20 - garbage and recycling







27 - garbage




HHA headquarters: The Fire Station is on the corner of Yale and 12th Streets.

Community Calendar

Events planned by other community organizations.

Every Saturday, 7:00 AM, Heights Running Club meets on the Heights Blvd jogging trail at 7th Street.

Third Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Houston Storytellers Guild meets at St. Andrew’s House, 1811 Heights Blvd, for a monthly story swap. Anyone is welcome to come listen to or share stories. For more information, or 713-643-8478.

May 2-5, Opera in the Heights presents Verdi’s Falstaff at Lambert Hall, 1703 Heights Blvd. For more information, visit

May 5, Lemonade Day in Houston and around the country. Look for a young entrepreneur on a street corner near you. For more information, visit

May 12, 3:00 PM, Houston Heights Orchestra will perform Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 at Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church, 2025 W. 11th Street. For more information, visit

May 16, 5:50-7:00 PM, Houston Heights Woman’s Club happy hour at Shade Restaurant, 250 W. 19th Street. For more information, visit or email

Heavy Trash Notes

May is a “Tree Waste Only” month; June is a “Junk Waste” month. Remember that the heavy trash pickup date is now the third Wednesday for most of the Houston Heights area. For dates in your immediate area, visit the City Solid Waste site.

Future History

October 6, Bicycle Rally

December 6-7, Holiday Home Tour

December 9-11, Holiday Food Baskets [tentative dates]


February 23, Awards Dinner

April 4-6, Spring Home Tour [tentative dates]

June 7, Heights Fun Run [tentative date]

At The Properties

Events at the Houston Heights City Hall and Fire Station, Donovan Park, and Marmion Park

Heights Tai Chi Association meets Saturdays at 9:00 AM and Wednesdays at 7:00 PM in Marmion Park, Heights at 18th.

The Heights is published monthly by the Houston Heights Association. Its purpose is to acknowledge achievements and to inform HHA members of events.

Copyright © 2013, the Houston Heights Association and/or the authors unless otherwise noted.

Newsletter inquiries, suggestions, or submissions should be directed to:

Editor, The Heights, 107 W. 12th Street, Houston, TX 77008-6907;

email; or leave a message on 713-861-4002.

Staff and Contributors

VP Communications: Julie Pettit

Editor: Mark R. Williamson

Assistant Editor: Kathleen S. Williamson

May contributors:

Stacey Courville, Angela DeWree, Lauriel Hindman, Lindsey Lee, Leann Mueller, Julie Pettit, Kelly Simmons, Dave Steitz, Lanna von Baden.

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