Sat, Jan 19 | Xela Coffee Roasters

Café Con Christina Morales

Come out to grab a coffee with East End's small business owner and Houston community leader, Christina Morales, as she runs for State Representative District 145.
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Café Con Christina Morales

Time & Location

Jan 19, 2019, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Xela Coffee Roasters, 4409 Canal St, Houston, TX 77011, USA

About The Event

Come out to grab a coffee with East End's small business owner and Houston community leader, Christina Morales, as she runs for State Representative District 145.

Plus get a sneak preview into XELA Coffee before we officially open in the neighborhood! We love to support the people like Christina Morales who make the East End neighborhood a wonderful place to live and continue to fight for the rights of the people through better education, clean air, and improved quality of life.

Location: 4409 Canal Street, Houston, TX 77011

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Supported By:

Tony Garcia (SDC Builds)

Kaitlin O'Brien (XELA Coffee Roasters)

Benji Aguilar (XELA Coffee Roasters)

More About Christina Morales:

Christina’s grandfather Felix H. Morales came to Houston and began a family tradition of community building. Seeing a need for dignified burials for Latino families he founded Morales Funeral Home. With no Spanish-language radio in Houston, Mr. Morales saw another need and opened Radio Station KLVL, La Voz Latina, the first Spanish-language radio station to cover news for the Gulf Coast. This is where Christina learned to view the community as her family and soon built her own institutions in the community.

At 23, after the death of her grandmother, Christina took over the funeral home. She would form long- lasting bonds with families she consoled in their darkest hour. She didn’t just provide a service for families, she befriended them and learned about their needs. Children in the same neighborhood as her own son and daughter were starting school without basic supplies. Like Grandpa Felix, Christina saw a need and decided to do something about it. In 1997, Christina founded the Annual Morales Back to School Supplies Giveaway. Twenty-one years later, the program continues to help over 20,000 students from Houston’s most underprivileged communities with supply packs to help foster their education.

After seeing the difference and positive impact she was able to make in her community, especially with children's education, she knew she had found her passion and wanted to dedicate herself to helping children now and for future generations like her twin grandsons to have a better education. This is who Christina is and how she will represent us in Austin. Christina has two children and is blessed with twin grandsons who are being raised in the district. She still is the CEO of The Morales Funeral Home while serving on serval boards and commissions:

 Commissioner, City of Houston Planning Commission.

 Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Board Member

 Center for Mexican American Studies at UH, Advisory Board Member

 Denver Harbor Seniors, Board Member

 East End Foundation, Board Member

 HCC Foundation, Board Member and Secretary since Jan. 2018

 HISD Foundation, Board Member

 Mayor’s Hispanic Advisory Board

 Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital Committee, Member

Voting Information:

Last day to vote in the special election?

January 29th

Can I vote in the special election for State Representative 145?

Only if you live within District 145

Map: www.texastribune.org/directory/districts/tx-house/145/

Where to vote?

Locations listed below:

- The conference center of the Harris County Law Library, 1019 Congress Ave.

- Moody Park Community Center, 3725 Fulton St.

- Ripley House Neighborhood Center, 4410 Navigation Blvd.

- Houston Community College’s Southeast College parking garage, 6960 Rustic St.

- Harris County Scarsdale annex, 10851 Scarsdale Blvd.

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