BetterStreets2Neighborhoods (BS2N) is a program dedicated to preserving asphalt roadways throughout the Precinct. Improvements include restoring the base, overlaying it with new asphalt for a brand new, smooth riding surface, and then finishing it off with striping.
You may be wondering how we pick the roads. Answer - our Road and Bridge department regularly assess roadways and their conditions to identify the best candidates. The roads are then grouped together to create maintenance packages for efficient repair and follow-up maintenance schedules.
SaferStreets2Schools (SS2S) is a program that partners with local school districts to improve areas with high student-pedestrian traffic. These improvements vary based on area needs, and may include the installation of sidewalks, guardrails, pedestrian-crossing zones and footbridges, as well as signage replacement and roadway striping. Proposed improvements are evaluated by Harris County Engineers and placed into design to create the best solution prior to construction.
Do you have a suggestion to improve student-pedestrian traffic? Reach out to your school district to help get the project on the map.
Precinct 2’s Standing Water Attack Team, also known as SWAT, patrols unincorporated areas within the Precinct targeting pest mosquitoes that are a result of standing water. SWAT treats problem areas based on surveillance and upon request to reduce mosquito activity. Our professionals inspect areas for potential breeding grounds and perform landing rate tests to detect mosquito activity. If landing rates reach the specific threshold, the area is treated. In addition to treatments, SWAT conducts short, educational seminars to inform residents, schools, and other groups on mosquito control and ways to be proactive at home. For more information or to request service, call 713-455-8104.
The Precinct 2 senior program provides various activities throughout the year within our 17 community centers. Area coordinators plan activities and register local senior citizen groups to use the Precinct 2 buses for various trips and outings. Special outreaches include a Nursing Home program, homebound and congregate meals, vouchers for transportation, and social services.
We are proud to announce our ongoing dedicated service to all Precinct 2 veterans, dependents and surviving family members. Our Precinct 2 Veterans Services Department provides direct assistance to US military veterans and family. The staff can assist with healthcare, transportation, pensions, compensation filings, death pension claims, burial benefits, and grave markers. We are located at the V.V. Ramsey Veterans Center, 16003 Lorenzo Street, Channelview, TX 77530. You can reach us by calling 713-274-9570.
Our Precinct2gether After School Youth Program operates Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM beginning in mid-September through the end of March. Even though we possess a strong academic component to assist students in achieving skills necessary for TAAS/TAKS testing success; we also provide unique specialized programs designed to provide children with the life skills they need to succeed in today’s complex world. Each After School Program has a Site Coordinator or certified “Lead Teacher” responsible for general program operations, coordination of activities, supervision of staff and grant reporting. Our staff is comprised of certified instructors, aides and youth counselors that work collectively to implement quality programming for our youth participants. Precinct2gether Youth Program provides a strong academic component in which staff works with students to not only complete homework assignments but to ensure that the concepts learned throughout the day are reinforced during these homework sessions. When hiring staff, we find instructors who can provide academic support in reading & language, science, social studies and mathematics. Once the homework session is completed, we have the students participate in various enrichment activities such as arts & crafts, health, technology, physical fitness and other recreational opportunities. These enrichment activities may vary by site depending on grant support. Periodic field trips are planned based on grant funding. Precinct2gether Youth Program provides a safe and secure environment for your child after school where they can acquire a passion for learning that will last a lifetime.
Our Youth Programming includes Summer Day Camps and After School Programs. We provide quality programming to our student participants including homework assistance, educational field trips, academic enrichment opportunities, cultural art activities as well as unique and exciting special youth events throughout the calendar year.