After extensive public meetings, volunteer based committees and public agency input, the Energy Corridor District and the National Park Service announce the completion of the comprehensive study known as the West Houston Trails Master Plan. The vision for the West Houston Trails Master Plan is to create a 100+ mile interconnected trail system within 113,000 acres of West Houston while respecting the natural ecosystems and cultural resources of the area. Once implemented, the West Houston Trails Master Plan will compliment the existing transportation corridors, increase commuter choices, provide greater outdoor recreational opportunities and develop safe routes to schools and other public places.
We now have an innovative, artistic clothing and jewelry boutique in the Energy Corridor – Preme Butik. The exclusive boutique opened its doors in late December and has been flourishing ever since. You'll find an array of clothing, handbags and jewelry that can't be found anywhere else in Texas! Preme Butik carries specialty designers from around the world including Maggie Ward, Super Trash and Resin – Justin Timberlake's new denim line for women. And don't be shy guys, Preme Butik just started carrying men's lines in March so you'll find stylish Italian shirts and high-end denim worn by the likes of David Beckham.
The season of Spring Cleaning is upon us! Get a jump start by throwing those big bulky items out of the way and clearing some space. The Energy Corridor District is accepting unwanted computers, printers, cell phones and televisions as part of the E-Recycle event on Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. You can also bring newspapers, documents and photographs as well as out-dated electronics such as diskettes, CDs and videotapes. For a complete list of recyclable materials and details visit www.energycorridor.org.
Save the date for the upcoming 7th Annual Bike to Work Day. Return to the fun way to commute. Join companies in the Energy Corridor on Thursday, May 19 by cycling to work in celebration of National Bike to Work Month. Skip the traffic, burn calories, reduce emissions and get some fresh air!
If you're looking for tasty Thai food done right, Ginger Thai & Sushi is the place! Nestled between Highway 6 and I-10 on a quaint side street, Ginger has been pleasing guests for months now and was awarded Best Thai Restaurant for 2010 by the Houston Press. It has been lauded for its flavorful dishes, spicy seasonings and succulent peanut sauce. Signature dishes include Pad Thai, Pad Kee-Mao and Chicken Panang. Ginger Thai & Sushi also offers a unique appetizer buffet bar that you can't miss!
You don't have to wait for Bike to Work Day to start saving gas and helping protect the environment. Leaving the car at home simply one day a week would cut gas consumption 14%. It's like saving $0.45 per gallon when you fill up at the pump. There are plenty of alternatives to your car – ride your bike, carpool with a neighbor, take the METRO Park & Ride or hop on the 75 Eldridge Crosstown to work. If you haven't heard, the 75 Eldridge Crosstown is an efficient, convenient option for commutes along Eldridge Parkway from the Mission Bend Park & Ride Lot at Westpark Tollway to the Addicks Park & Ride Lot on I-10 Freeway. For route information, visit www.75eldridge.org