Super Neighborhoods

Super Neighborhood 68 - Greater OST / South Union

Recognized 02.14.2006

3rd Thursday, 7:30 pm, Quarterly
Constable Mae Walker Conference Room
5290 Griggs Road, 77021


The super neighborhood is bound by Old Spanish Trail on the north, State Highway 288 on the west, IH 610 on the south and Mykawa Road on the east.

Brief History

Greater OST / South Union is a collection of neighborhoods in south central Houston inside Loop 610. The area is well known city wide for the Christmas decoration provided by LaSalette Place and Scott Terrace subdivisions during the month of December.

Presently, the Old Spanish Trail corridor is being revived with a lot of new commercial development. In the eastern section of the super neighborhood, the Shrine of the Black Madonna purchased and redeveloped a number of deteriorated properties near its sanctuary.

The area is home to Palm Center which was one of the first malls to be built in the Houston area. Precinct 7 Harris County Constable May Walker's office is located in Palm Center.

The officers of the civic clubs work closely with The Greater OST Partnership in the revitalization of the OST area. The area will be one of two areas to have a Signature Bus service beginning in January 2009. The bus will originate in Palm Center, making one stop at the Metro Southeast Transit Center, and then on to the Medical Center --- non-stop (Express). Once in the Medical Center it will make stops at all major hospitals. Palm Center will be the final destination for The Metro Southeast Rail line.

Zollie Scales Park is named after a notable community activist who is responsible for getting many city services to the area. Mrs. Eljane Anderson another community activist was responsible for her outstanding achievements in getting people in the area to vote. The current location of HEB grocery store was once the only grocery store in the area and also a type of meeting place for the community.


  • George Nelson (Yellowstone) Park
  • Beech-White Park
  • Cyril Madison Park
  • Zollie Scales Park

Community Schools

  • Foster Elementary
  • Hartsfield Elementary
  • McArthur Elementary
  • Peck Elementary
  • Whidby Elementary
  • Cullen Middle School
  • Jesse Jackson Academy
  • Banneker-McNair Math / Science Academy
  • Beatrice Mays Institute Charter School
  • Zoe Learning Academy

Famous/Well Known Residents

  • Zollie Scales
  • Coach James Humphrey

Civic Associations

  • LaSalette Place
  • Scott Terrace
  • MacGregor Trails
  • Foster Place

Key Planned Projects

  • Metrorail station to be built in Palm Center
  • Neighborhood park to be built in Palm Center
  • Houston Texans YMCA to be built in Palm Center

Super Neighborhood Statistical Info