PV PLANNING AND ZONING MEETS

By Sylvia Cedillo             On Thursday, September 23, the City of Prairie View’s Planning and Zoning Committee met before a packed room, the majority of whom were Latino community members.  The meeting coincided with the Prairie View Police Department’s “Meet Our Police Officers” reception at City Hall.  The chief topic of discussion involved a proposedContinue reading “PV PLANNING AND ZONING MEETS”

PRAIRIE VIEW COUNCIL

By Sylvia Cedillo             On Wednesday, September 22, the Prairie View’s City Council met with all members and the mayor in attendance.  Public comments included invitations for Council’s participation in the City’s upcoming Hispanic Heritage Festival.  The festival marks a tribute to the growing Latino community in Prairie View and recognition of Afro-Latino connections throughoutContinue reading “PRAIRIE VIEW COUNCIL”

Hispanic Heritage Month in Waller County

By Sylvia Cedillo             Waller County schools, local governments, and communities will observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15.  The decades-old recognition encourages in-depth exploration of the histories, cultures and contributions of Latinos whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  National Hispanic Heritage Month beganContinue reading “Hispanic Heritage Month in Waller County”

PRAIRIE VIEW COUNCIL BUDGET NEWS

By Sylvia Cedillo             On September 8, the City of Prairie View City Council held a special budget meeting to meet the State of Texas’s September 29 deadline for adopting its budget.   The quorum included all council members and the mayor, with Council member Jonathan Randle absent.  This year’s budget includes an increase of $3.79Continue reading “PRAIRIE VIEW COUNCIL BUDGET NEWS”

THE WHITE HOUSE

https://www.whitehouse.gov/ A Proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2021 JUNE 01, 2021•PRESIDENTIAL ACTIONS America is, always has been, and always will be a Nation of immigrants.  It was the premise of our founding; it is reflected in our Constitution; it is etched upon the Statue of Liberty — that “from her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome.”  DuringContinue reading “THE WHITE HOUSE”

PV REFERENDUM ADDRESSES CRIME PREVENTION

            Prairie View residents face an upcoming special election November 2 to renew its Crime Control and Prevention District, a taxing district managed by a board similar to the county’s Emergency Services District.  The election is required because the district is dissolved on the fifth anniversary of its inception if a referendum for continuation orContinue reading “PV REFERENDUM ADDRESSES CRIME PREVENTION”

PRAIRIE VIEW 4B EDC MEETS

The Prairie View 4B Economic Development Corporation (EDC) held its regular board meeting on August 30. Member Thaddeus Singleton presided over the meeting while the board awaits election of a new president. The board’s agenda included a presentation regarding the reopening of Zippy’s Full Service Restaurant and Community Hall on Owens Road in Prairie View,Continue reading “PRAIRIE VIEW 4B EDC MEETS”

Constitutional Amendment Order Decided for November 2, 2021 Election

Contact: secretary@sos.texas.gov512-463-6116 AUSTIN – Deputy Secretary of State Joe Esparza today drew the ballot order for the 8 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution that will appear on the November 2nd ballot. In order to appear on the ballot, the proposed amendments must be approved by at least two-thirds of the members of both the Texas SenateContinue reading “Constitutional Amendment Order Decided for November 2, 2021 Election”

Perry Town Hall Brings a Crowd

On Saturday, August 21, Prairie View Council member Waymond Perry hosted his inaugural town hall meeting to a packed room at Victorious Believers Church in Prairie View. The lively audience reflected the Prairie View community by race, ethnicity, gender and age. The two- hour town hall ran smoothly, as participants had opportunities to submit writtenContinue reading “Perry Town Hall Brings a Crowd”