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Midtown Civic Club - Representing Midtown & Museum-Binz areas

The Midtown Civic Club remains instrumental in the possitive change and growth of the Midtown area over the course of its 25 year existance. Formed in the mid-seventies the Midtown Civic Club fought to preserve the character and safety of the neighborhood in the face of absentee landlords, suburban flight, and infrastructure moretoreums. The MCC was instrumental in the changes leading to Midtown's redevelopment and renewed interest. Midtown is one of Houston's first residential areas that was home to many well-known Houston family names. Familair names like Kirby, Weingarden, and Finger have their place in Midtown's history. Many organizations, businesses, and individuals have their roots in or have experienced growth in Midtown. On the campus of Houston Community College, the Heinman theater was once home to the Beth Israel Temple. Trinity Luthern Church boasts a congregation spanning over a 100 years of Midtown history. Today Midtown stands embracing the future as new residents continue the mission of bringing energy, vitality, and diversity to the area.

Midtown Facts

The offical area of Midtown proper as defined by the Midtown Management District run from the south of I-45 (Pierce Elevated), west of SH 288, north of US 59 and east of Bagby Street. Midtown has over 617 acres of land within its boundaries. Midtown has over 23 miles of streets and constitutes over 325 city blocks. The area of Midtown represented by the civic club extends into what is known as the Museum-Binz district. The North-South boundaries as defined by the civic club extend south past US 59 to Herman Drive. The Midtown Civic Club encompesses the City of Houston Council Districts I and D. We are also represented by at large council members.

Civic Club Meeting Information

The Midtown Civic Club meets on the second Tuesday of every month. We meet at the Augustana Lutheran Church located on 2001 Wheeler @ 288. Our meetings start at 7:30 PM and typically end at 9:00pm. We feature guest speakers who provide topics that are of relevance to the neighorhood.

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Helpfull Contacts and Links


Emergency Calls 9-1-1
Non-Emergency Houston Service Center 3-1-1 (broken traffic signals, potholes, broken curbs, waterleaks, etc.)
Houston Police Department – Non-Emergency 713-222-3131
Central HPD Station 713-247-4400
City of Houston – Public Works 713-865-4101
City of Houston – Public Utilities 713-224-2500
City of Houston – Solid Waste 713-837-9100
City of Houston – Illegal Dumping 713-525-2728
City of Houston – Code Violations/Neighborhood Protection 713-525-2525
South Central HPD Station 713-651-8100
Houston Fire Department 713-222-3434
Harris County Sheriffs Department 713-221-6000
Harris County Constables Precinct No. 7 713-643-6118
Mayor’s Citizen’s Assistance 713-247-1888
METRO 713-635-4000
Houston Real-Time Traffic Map


CrimeStoppers 713-222-8477
Midtown Redevelopment Authority 713-526-7577
Midtown Management District 713-526-7577
Poison Control 800-764-7661

Utilities & Services

CenterPoint Energy 713-228-7400
Entex 713-659-2111
SBC 713-961-2397 (new service) / 713-881-8181 (repair)
Time Warner Cable 713-462-9000

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