Welcome to the New Neartown Website!
From first glimpse you’ll notice that the website has a fresh look. It’s designed to be easy to read whatever device you’re using – your phone, tablet, laptop, or widescreen display. Scroll down the home page for a top-level view of what’s on the site. We’ve kept the important content from the old site and added some new content and features. We hope this website will become a valuable resource for all our stakeholders for info on events and matters of importance to our Neartown/Montrose Super Neighborhood.
Here’s a quick guide to the new site:
Meetings & Events
One of our main aims is to keep you informed about Neartown Association meetings. So at the top of every page we’ve displayed the date and time of our next meeting. You can find more specifics on the Neartown Meetings page, including a link to the Agenda once we get close to the meeting date. After each meeting, we’ll post the minutes to the Minutes Archive.
We’ve added an Other Happenings page, so we can highlight other meetings, events, and opportunities we believe you’ll want to know about. You’ll find a chronological summary here along with a monthly calendar. Just click on an item in the summary list or a highlighted date on the calendar to view more details.
On the Our Super Neighborhood page, you can learn about the Neartown Association’s role as the council for Super Neighborhood #24. You’ll also find a link to the web page of the Super Neighborhood Alliance, which convenes super neighborhoods from across the City of Houston and serves as an advisory body to the Mayor and city government on community matters.
For an updated map showing the official boundaries of the Neartown/Montrose Super Neighborhood, as well as the Neartown civic associations check out the Our Boundaries page. You can also download a PDF here if you’d like to print out a copy of the map.
We’ve added a greatly expanded list of web links on our Resources page – to city and county department sites, oft-used services, Montrose area parks and arts organizations, and more. We hope this will provide useful information for people new to our neighborhood as well as an easy go-to for those of us who’ve been here awhile.
Watch this space! In the future, we plan to use the Blog pages to feature articles of broad interest to the Neartown community. These might include news about a City initiative, a guest article from someone with special knowledge of a topic we’d like to learn more about, or information on an issue that’s concerning Neartown neighborhoods, just as examples.
Finally, our Contact page contains two important features – one to allow us to contact you, a second to enable you to contact us. First, if you’re not yet receiving email updates from Neartown, sign up here – it’s quick and easy. Even if you already get our emails, fill out this sign-up form to ensure that we have your full correct name and neighborhood affiliation. Second, ask a question, give us feedback, or make a suggestion using our contact form. We want to hear from you!
Please explore our new website, visit it often, and let us know what you think!