Briargrove, Houston

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A sign marking Briargrove

Briargrove is a neighborhood in Houston, Texas, United States, near Uptown Houston.

Briargrove was established in the 1950s with one-story ranch homes built in the 1950s and 1960s.[1] Deed restrictions in the neighborhood were modified in 1986 to allow for 1 12-story and two-story homes. Afterwards some of the older ranch homes were torn down and replaced with newer 2-story homes.[1]

Government[edit]

Federal and state representation[edit]

Briargrove is in Texas's 7th congressional district.[2]

Fire service[edit]

Houston Fire Department operates Station 2 at 5880 Woodway at Chimney Rock,[3] across from Tanglewood Park.

Police service[edit]

The neighborhood is served by the Houston Police Department's District 18 Patrol Division.[4]

Education[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Briargrove Elementary School

Briargrove's public schools are operated by Houston ISD. The community is within Trustee District VII, represented by Harvin C. Moore as of 2008.[5]

Briargrove is zoned to Briargrove Elementary School[6] and Tanglewood Middle School (formerly Grady Middle School).[7] Briargrove residents are zoned to Margaret Long Wisdom High School (formerly Robert E. Lee High School)[8] and may choose to attend Lamar High School or Westside High School.[9]

Grady Middle School

Residents of the Briargrove Elementary School attendance zone may apply for the Briarmeadow Charter School.[10] Mark White Elementary School is scheduled to open in August 2016. Residents of the Briargrove Elementary zone, along with those of the Pilgrim, Piney Point, and Emerson zones, will be allowed to apply to this school.[11] Even though several wealthier neighborhoods such as Tanglewood and Briargrove are primarily zoned to Wisdom, As of 2010 parents there prefer to send their children to Lamar, Westside, private high schools, or charter high schools.[12]

The T.H. Rogers School, an alternative K-12 school for gifted and talented students, deaf students, and multiply impaired students, is nearby Briargrove. In 1982 T. H. Rogers, which previously served as a neighborhood middle school, was converted into a magnet school due to low enrollment. Uptown residents were rezoned to Revere Middle School, but there were complaints from neighborhood parents that stated that Revere was too far;[13] this resulted in the re-opening of Grady as a middle school in 1992.[14]

Private schools[edit]

Awty International School, a K-12 international school with a french curriculum accredited by the French government and an IB curriculum accredited by the International Baccalaureate®

St. Michael School, a Roman Catholic K-8 school that is a part of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston, is in the area.[15]

Al-Hadi School of Accelerative Learning, a private K-12 Islamic school, is in the area.

Public libraries[edit]

The Houston Public Library Jungman Branch is in the area.

Parks[edit]

The Briargrove Park Center is located in Briargrove. The Houston Business Journal said that the park was "[l]ong a favorite with families".[16] By 2003 several improvements had been added to the pool, playground, tennis, and clubhouse facilities, including a large covered pavilion, fences, new toilet facilities, and sidewalks.[16]

Many residents jog and stroll at another park, described by the Business Journal as "a second nature preserve-like park".[16] The park has its own newsletter, the "Voice of Briargrove Park."[16]

The city of Houston operates the Tanglewood Park at 5801 Woodway[17] and the Grady Park at 1700 Yorktown.[18]

Media[edit]

The Tanglewood Buzz is a monthly magazine mailed free of charge to all residents. The Tanglewood Buzz is about people, products and services in the community.

The Houston Chronicle is the area regional newspaper.

The Memorial Examiner is a local newspaper distributed in the community.[19]

Community information[edit]

The closest first-run movie theater is the Edwards Theatres Grand Palace 24.

The closest YMCA to Briargrove is the Post Oak YMCA.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neighborly feel draws families to Briargrove." Houston Chronicle.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-04-17. Retrieved 2006-04-17. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-27. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Beat Map." City of Houston.
  5. ^ "Trustee Districts Map Archived July 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District. Retrieved on November 11, 2008.
  6. ^ "Briargrove Elementary Attendance Zone Archived 2006-09-01 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District.
  7. ^ "Grady Middle Attendance Zone Archived 2009-03-20 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District.
  8. ^ "Lee High School Attendance Zone Archived 2007-02-03 at the Wayback Machine.." Houston Independent School District.
  9. ^ Home Page as of May 9, 2005. Lee High School.
  10. ^ "Registration Archived 2008-05-07 at the Wayback Machine.." Briarmeadow Charter School.
  11. ^ Baird, Annette. "Planned HISD elementary to relieve crowding." Houston Chronicle. June 10, 2014. Retrieved on December 21, 2014.
  12. ^ Hauser, Melanie; Richard Spence; Tom Berman (2010-08-29). "Lee High's return to football marks school's turning point". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2016-11-17. 
  13. ^ Markley, Melanie. "Middle school to open in Briargrove area/Building once was Grady Elementary." Houston Chronicle. November 10, 1991.
  14. ^ "HISD meets opposition to planned school." Houston Chronicle. October 23, 1993.
  15. ^ http://www.archgh.org/SchoolPages/schoolpages-new/stmichael-houston.htm
  16. ^ a b c d "Houston's neighborhood parks offer change of pace in the city." Houston Business Journal. Sunday October 26, 2003. Retrieved on October 13, 2012.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2006-06-28. 
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2006-08-11. 
  19. ^ http://www.westuexaminer.com/about_us/

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