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What’s happening this week: Residents are encouraged to vote in the December 14 mayoral runoff election, the Houston Fire Department gets fleet upgrades, Celadon Coffee welcomes patrons, and Houston Arts Alliance receives $128M in grant funding.
Dash Captain Kealia Ohai Named 2020 Rodeo Houston Grand Marshal
Houston Dash star Kealia Ohai will kick off the 2020 rodeo season at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 29 as she leads the annual parade starting at the corner of at Bagby and Walker. Ohai is the Dash’s leading scorer and holds the record for the USWNT for the fastest goal scored after entering the field (48 seconds).
Fleet Upgrades Announced for the Houston Fire Department
The City of Houston invested nearly $4 million to provide four new fire trucks for the Houston Fire Department. With an average lifespan of 10 years, these new trucks will help the fire department continue to improve public safety for Houston citizens.
Celadon Coffee is Open for Business
Located inside Cafe TH (2108 Pease St), Celadon Coffee is a boutique cafe serving classic coffee shop favorites as well as Vietnamese cold brew iced coffee and single origin espresso. With reasonable prices and a cozy atmosphere, Celadon is sure to be a favorite for Houston coffee drinkers. Open 7 a.m. until 3 p.m.
City of Houston Renews Contract with Houston Arts Alliance
On December 12, Houston City Council approved $128M in grants to be disbursed over the next five to seven years via programming through the Houston Arts Alliance. With this designated funding, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) hopes to improve quality of life for Houston residents by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, student success, social and civic engagement, as well as significant economic benefits and jobs.
Fast Friday Ride with EaDo Bike Co.
Not for the faint of heart, this 20-30 mile ride is for the experienced urban biker and takes place on the second Friday of every month starting at 7 p.m. Join in on Friday, December 13. Lights are required, jean shorts are recommended.
City of Houston Mayoral Runoff Election
EaDo residents are encouraged to head to their polling station and vote in the December 14 runoff election between incumbent Mayor Syvester Turner and candidate Tony Buzbee. Click to find information about polling station locations and check your voter registration status.
The EaDo Peddler’s Market invites you to gather and sell your wares—free of charge! That’s right, there’s no vendor fee and the event is free and open to the public. Get your holiday shopping done this Saturday, December 14 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 1015 York Street (located behind EaDo Storage Center).