April 26, 2018

In Pursuit of Our Fair Share:  Those Disaster Funds You’ve Been Hearing About

As we have following past storms, since Hurricane Harvey the City of Bellaire has been applying for grant funding from every disaster recovery and mitigation program potentially available to us.  Historically we’ve not had much success with grant applications, because we’ve been deemed too wealthy a demographic to qualify.  Nevertheless we continue to apply, and especially considering the widespread and unprecedented magnitude of the losses we sustained in Harvey, with nearly 30% of our homes having flooded, we firmly believe we ought to get our fair share of the funds we’ve been paying into all these years with our federal tax dollars.

April 11, 2018

Achieving Excellence at Your Bellaire City Library

As we join with cities across America in observing National Library Week, April 8-14, we have yet another reason to celebrate.  Our very own Bellaire City Library has been recognized with the 2017 Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award by the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association.  Ours is one of only 52 out of 548 public library systems in Texas to receive this prestigious award.