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March 2010

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The Yellow Bucket Project

The Near Northwest Houston’s Weed & Seed Neighborhood Revitalization Sub-Committee has been working on revitalization, code enforcement, trash reduction, infrastructure improvements, improved housing conditions and other general neighborhood clean-up programs.

One of the latest projects is simply called the “Yellow Bucket Project”. The sub-committee was successful in getting 24 businesses to sign an agreement pledging to pick up litter around their business. To help with the effort five gallon yellow buckets and EZ pickup sticks were distributed to businesses along Antoine.

Recently driving down Antoine a committee member spotted one of the business sponsors using the yellow bucket and stick.

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Thanks to the Yellow Bucket Business Sponsors!

AAA Fleet
Advantage Auto Service
Best Stop # 9
Burger King
CB Tax Service
Diamond Ridge
Fuel Depot
Hack-A-Day Auto
Hair works Unlimited Salon
Liberty Tax Service
MacDonald’s
Monterrey’s Tire
Oak Glen Apartments
Oaks on Antoine
Oakwood Gardens
Ralston Discount Liquor
Shell
Sherwood Williams
Sterling Grove Apartments
Taco Bell
Thang’s Cajun
The Falls Apartments
Walgreens

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Lone Star College Survey

In 2011, Lone Star College System (LSCS) is opening a new satellite campus, located on Victory at the corner of Vogel Road across from Inwood Forest. It will be called the Victory Center and will replace the current Carver Center. The college is very interested in offering a variety of personal enrichment and leisure programs for the general population living in close proximity to the new center especially those geared for seniors (55+).

The Near Northwest Management District and the Greater Inwood Partnership have created a joint committee to help Lone Star in the co-ordination of the Seniors & Community Participation Project.

Click here to take the survey. It only takes a few minutes.

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GIP Plant Sale - PRE-SALE EVENT

Thanks to the generosity of RCW Nurseries we have several trees and 180 three gallon rose bushes to offer at prices that are 70% or more off retail.

The proceeds will be used to fund the planting of the Antoine Drive esplanade across from Aron Ledet Park. The planting of this esplanade is the second of three phases of what were calling the Antoine Landmark Project.

The plant sale is Saturday, March 27th at 8 A.M. on Victory Drive just east of Antoine.

Exclusively for GIP members and supporters

Email us now to set aside the plants you want. We will set yours aside the day of the sale. We only ask that you pick them up by 8:30am on March 27th. Click for the list of available plants. We will email you back to confirm your request.

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Truck Needed Saturday, March 27th

The Mayors anti-gang youth will pick up litter in the field next to Kroger and sidewalks along W. Little York. The Greater Inwood Partnership needs a truck to help deliver the filled bags of litter to Aron Ledet Park on Antoine. Can you lend a little bit of your time to help between 11:30 -12:00pm? If so, please email us.

Speaking of litter... Below is a picture of all the garbage bags of litter picked up on a typical Saturday by Greater Inwood Partnership volunteers and community service workers.

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We could NOT do it without you!

A special thanks to our recent 2010 members

Subdivisions

Antoine Forest Estates HOA, Inc.
Candlelight Forest West
Candlelight Oaks Village Maintenance Fund
Chateau Forest
Oaks of Inwood
Whisper Walk Townhomes

Schools

Eisenhower High School
Hoffman Middle School
Stovall Academy

Individuals

Beatrice Beasley, Sheraton Oaks Resident
Bob & Gwen Boucher, Arbor Oaks Resident
Albert & Sally Brache, Inwood Forest Resident
Randall Brown, Inwood Forest Resident
Ken & Gerhild Clark, Inwood Forest Resident
Rosalie Erwin, Inwood Forest Resident
Michael Griffin, Sheraton Oaks Resident
Julie Grothues, Inwood Forest Resident
Vernon & Melba Hungerford, Inwood Forest Resident
Mike & Pat Johnson, Candlelight Oaks Resident
Frank Kleinworth, Whisper Walk Townhomes Resident
Jim Mackey, Forest Pines Resident
Theresa Mansfield, Inwood Forest Resident
Sharon Marks, Sheraton Oaks Resident
Peter Messiah, Oaks of Inwood V Resident
Gerald Protz, Inwood Forest Resident
Ann Richardson, Inwood Forest Resident
Jan Rowe, Inwood Forest Resident
Donald Wasson, Candlelight Oaks Village Resident
Lewis White, Bayou Bend Resident
Ben Wilson, Aldine ISD
Dee Wisdom, Inwood Forest Resident
Clymer Wright, Inwood Forest Resident

Can we add your name to the list?

The Greater Inwood Partnership is supported 100% by our members. We do NOT have any paid employees or facilities. The money you pay for membership goes directly into the improvement of our great area.

Please don’t delay. Become a 2010 member today. Individual/family membership is $25yr. Thank you for your support. We are looking forward to another successful year in 2010!

Click to pay membership through our website or Click for form to mail in.

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The Greater Inwood Partnership is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization devoted to developing, encouraging, promoting, beautifying, protecting, and unifying the greater Inwood area of Houston. The greater Inwood area comprises 35 neighborhoods bounded roughly by Pinemont to the south, Gulf Bank Road to the north, T.C. Jester to the east and Hollister to the west.

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