health alert

Health Alert - COVID 19

Local officials have been in constant communication with state and county officials regarding the continued spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19.) The City of Southside Place remains vigilant in making the appropriate decisions to safeguard the public in an abundance of caution.

Effective March 23, 2020, general public access to city buildings will be restricted. In-person service will only be in the lobby of the police department located around the corner on University Blvd. from the 6309 Edloe City Hall main entrance doors. We are encouraging city business to be handled online, or via telephone when possible. Please visit the police department lobby for in-person assistance if needed. Future public city meetings will conducted by teleconference.

While in-person assistance will be at a minimum, city services such as public safety, sanitation, and water utilities will remain unaltered. Please leave a voicemail if your call is not answered immediately. We will get back to you shortly. Dial 9-1-1 for emergencies. See the staff contacts listed below. Please use 713-668-2341, calls will be routed to the appropriate department. 

Staff Contacts

Department Staff Contact Email
Police Department Chief McCall
Fire Department Chief Serrano
Building Department Theresa Sandoval
Utility/Water Payments Theresa Sandoval
Inspections Theresa Sandoval
Donna Terrell
Municipal Court Olga Garza
Donna Terrell
Public Works - Water, 
Waste Water, Sanitation
Steve Kenney
Parks and Rec - Pool, 
Clubhouse, Pavilion
Andrew Deavers
Donna Terrell or call 832-509-4642
Administration David Moss
City Hall General Questions David Moss
The City of Southside Place has implemented these temporary changes and other precautionary measures because keeping our residents and city staff safe is the highest priority. During this unprecedented time, the City of Southside Place urges everyone to participate in keeping our community healthy by following the CDC’s guidelines for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses.

City Events/Programs Cancellations and Closures

Please follow these links for updated information on City of Southside Place events or program cancellations and postponements due to health and safety precautions.

Parks, Recreation and Facilities - 

Facility Closures

Effective March 17, 2020 the Clubhouse has temporarily closed and all activities are suspended in effort to protect the public and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Renters will be refunded in full. If you have any questions or concerns, please call 832-509-4642 or check the website for updated information. No new reservations will be accepted or approved until after April 15th. 


Effective March 20, 2020 the Southside Place City Pool will be closed to all swimmers, including lap swim. 

Park Information

As of March 24, the playground and basketball are closed. As of 10:00 PM, March 24, 2020 the tennis courts will be closed. Pavilion, clubhouse and deck rentals have been cancelled through May 1st. 

Special Events

Picnic in the Garden - Cancelled
Easter Celebration - Cancelled
Lap Swim - check back for updates
Swim Team and Summer Camp - check back for updates 

We urge you to visit the CDC's website for the most current information on COVID-19. 

Municipal Court 

The municipal court has suspended court dockets and trials through mid May. Payments can be made online. The court will attempt to contact all affected parties regarding the postponement of court and letters will be mailed with new court dates. Please contact the court with any questions.

Utility Building

For those customers that routinely pay a utility bill in person, we strongly encourage you to use various other options available when making a payment on your Southside Place utility account. You can mail in the payment or utilize the city drop box located next to the front door of City Hall.

Harris County Judge Issues Order Relating to COVID-19

Judge Hidalgo has ordered that effective from 8:00 AM on March 17, 2020 (unless terminated or modified by an earlier order) restaurants with or without drive-in or drive-through services may only provide take out, delivery, or drive-through services as allowed by law.

Please see the attached order here

Nationwide Fraud Alert - COVID-19

As our nation comes together to battle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there are some who have seized the opportunity to prey on American consumers. These schemers are posing as local or federal government officials on phone calls and test messages - asking victims for personal information, and at times, access to bank funds. It is unacceptable that these criminals are trying to take advantage of the American people during such a vulnerable time.

To help individuals protect themselves against these criminals, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released information on current Coronavirus scam campaigns, which can be found here

The FCC also offers the below tips:
  • Do not respond to calls or texts from unknown numbers, or any others that appear suspicius.
  • Never share your personal or financial information via email, text messages, or over the phone.
  • Be cautious if you're being pressured to share any information or make a payment immediately.
  • Scammers often spoof phone numbers to trick you into answering or responding. Remember that government agencies will never all you to ask for personal information or money.
  • Do not click any links in text messages. If a friend send you a text with a suspicious link that seems out of character, cal them to make sure they weren't hacked. 
  • Always check on a charity (for example, by calling or looking at its actual website) before donating.
For more information about scam calls and texts visit the FCC Consumers Page and the FCC Scam Glossary. You can also file a complaint about such scams with Consumer Complaints.

As always, if you need to speak to an officer with the Southside Place Police Department, please don't hesitate to call 713-668-2341.

Helpful Links

We have posted some information about COVID-19 and will keep it updated. You can also find answers to frequently asked questions about coronavirus in the links below.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Texas Department of State Health Services

Harris County Public Health

Ready Harris

World Health Organization

State and Local Disaster Declarations

Governor’s March 20, 2020 Executive Order

State Health Commissioner Public Health Disaster Declaration

Stay Home Work Safe Order by the Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo

Harris County COVID-19 Testing Sites and Self-Assessment Tool

If you believe you have symptoms of COVID-19, please visit the Ready Harris website and complete the online self-assessment. If you qualify for testing, you will receive a code and be directed to the nearest Harris County testing facility.

Helpful Videos

Registration Now Open for Summer Camp and Swim Team 2020

Summer is almost upon us and with it is time to sign up for Summer Camp and Swim Team. Registration is now open on our Parks and Rec site. You may register by following the links below, or you may visit the Summer Camp and Swim Team pages for more information. You must be a current Season Pass holder in good standing in order to register. Join us for another fun filled summer with Southside Place! 

Register Here!

2020 Summer Camp

2020 All Star Swim Team

Are you interested in working with the Southside Parks and Rec Department? Summer job and volunteer opportunities are available now. Applications can be found here. For more information contact the Parks Director, Andrew Deavers.

2020 Season Pass Now Available

Southside Place citizens may apply to the city for a Season Pass. A Season Pass costs $450 annually per family. A season pass fee for Over 65 year old residents is $250 in 2020. Season Pass holder families in good standing get expanded access to the Southside Place Park and recreation facilities (tennis courts and pool) and discounts on rentals of the clubhouse, pool, and pavilion. The City will issue magnetic identification cards to Season Pass holders, which are required to gain free entry into the pool area and authorized entry to the tennis courts. Follow the link below to apply for a Season Pass online or print the application provided below and deliver the payment to City Hall. Season Passes are good for the calendar year 2019 (January - December), not a year from the date of purchase. *As of January 1, 2020 there will be a 3.5% convenience fee for all online payments.* 

Season Pass Application - Printable

Season Pass Online Application 

heavy trash

Heavy Trash/Shred-It - Saturday, April 25, 2020 8AM - 12PM

On Saturday, April 25, the City of Southside Place will provide heavy trash pick-up for residents in the city. Household hazardous collection will also take place. Pick-Up begins at 8AM. Shred-It collection will take place in the Town Center parking lot between 9AM and 12PM. Please place paint or other household hazardous items on the curb.

New Recycling Guidelines in Southside Place

Recently, the Waste Management Recycling Division visited city hall about new recycling guidelines. Waste Management no longer accepts plastic bags, styrofoam, or any food waste. Please sort plastic bags and styrofoam out of your recycles and wash all food waste from containers. Please contact Steve Kenney, Public Works Director with any questions or comments by email or by phone at 713-668-2341.

Waste Management Acceptable Items

Waste Management Acceptable Items
texas flood stakeholders workshops

Texas Water Development Board - Flood Stakeholder Workshops

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) has added a fourteenth workshop to its roster of flood outreach meetings around the state. The meeting will be held at Houston City Hall on Friday, August 23, at 9:30 a.m.

Southside Place 2018 Water Report

The 2018 Southside Place Drinking Water Report is available at City Hall and on the website. Southside Place purchases 80% of its drinking water from the City of Houston.

2018 Water Quality Report

Poor Farm Ditch Presentation and City Drainage News

A Poor Farm Ditch presentation by the Flood Control District is available on the city website and at City Hall. Southside Place has submitted over $8 Million to the Texas Department of Emergency Management in drainage application funding requests for Edloe, Auden, and Harper Streets. Proposed projects are being reviewed by the state agency at this time. Comments and questions are welcome by email or phone at 713-668-2341.

Poor Farm Ditch Presentation

Sign Up with HCFCD to Receive Customizable Water Level and Rainfall Alerts

Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has announced enhancements to their website to provide residents the option to receive automated alerts regarding water levels and rainfall via text message, email, or both.

Harris County Flood Warning System Alert Sign Up

Harris County Flood Warning System Map

HCFCD Flood Warning System
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  1. Sun, Mar 29

    Picnic and Music in the Garden - Cancelled Due to current health and safety concerns the picnic in the garden has been cancelled. At this time, there is no expected date to reschedule, but more information will be provided as it becomes available.
  2. Sun, Apr 12

    Annual Easter Egg Hunt - Cancelled Join us for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on the field next to the clubhouse. Time TBD
  3. Sat, Apr 25

    Heavy Trash/Shred-It On Saturday, April 25, the City of Southside Place will provide heavy trash pick-up for residents in the city. Household hazardous collection will also take place. Pick-Up begins at 8AM. Shred-It collection will take place in the Town Center parking lot between 9AM and 12PM. Please place paint or other household hazardous items on the curb.
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