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What’s happening this week: Houston reelects Mayor Sylvester Turner, HELP Act heads to the U.S. Senate, Operation Elf delivers pets on Christmas Day, and BBVA Stadium sports three new LED video display screens.
On December 14, incumbent Slyvester Turner won his second term as Mayor of Houston in a runoff election against Tony Buzbee. Turner received 57 percent of the vote, with Buzbee receiving 43 percent. On January 2, 2020, Turner will take the oath of office and be sworn in as mayor for a second term.
The bipartisan bill H.R. 2548 is known as the Hazard Eligibility and Local Projects (HELP) Act, and would help municipalities expedite certain disaster mitigation projects by removing unnecessary delays and streamlining the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) hazard mitigation grant program. The bill, authored by Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, will now move to the United States Senate.
Operation Elf Brings Pets Home for the Holidays
BARC and the Houston Police Officers’ Union will deliver adopted pets to their furever homes on Christmas Day. Pets that are adopted December 21-23 qualify for the delivery service and adopters must live within a 15-mile radius of BARC (77026) to have their pet delivered. Adopters are encouraged to donate $20 for the delivery service. From now until December 31, all adoption fees will be 50% off, and all Purrfurred pets have their adoption fees fully waived (adoption package includes spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, a one-year city pet license, and a pre-registered microchip with lifetime registration).
Fans of the Houston Dynamo and Houston Dash will now be greeted by a 34 x 73 ft-wide main screen, plus two lateral screens measuring 15 x 26 ft (all three double the size of the displays they are replacing) from Daktronics. The new video displays will be installed in time for the Concacaf 2020 Olympic Qualifying Tournament on January 28.
December 21st from 2-4 p.m., join EaDo Veterinary Clinic at 2704 Polk Street for their annual holiday party. Bring the family for food, drinks, raffle prizes, and pet pictures with Santa. Proceeds from the event benefit Saving the Survivors.
On Friday, December 20, Houston rapper Paul Wall will stop at The Secret Group (2101 Polk Street) on his Flawless Gang Tour. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 if bought in advance, $30 if bought day of, and $32 at the door. Click to purchase tickets.
EaDo Bike Co. invites cyclists for a fast 25-30 mile ride on December 21. Meet at the shop at 7 a.m. and depart by 7:30 a.m. Helmets, a spare tube and a good attitude are required to join.