For 10 years Bertha Brown has had a thorn in her side in her Independence Heights neighborhood.
She lived just in front of an overgrown lot where there were vines of poison ivy and poison oak growing.
The 65 year old even found herself hospitalized from exposure to the poison vines after she attempted to maintain the property on her own.
Brown says she’s tried unsuccessfully for the last five years to try and get the city of Houston to cut the property.
For five years Brown says she was ignored until she reached out to FOX 26.
Less than 48 hours after our report aired officials from the City of Houston contacted the new landowner and ordered to cut down the weeds on E. 40th street.
Here you can see the results of a property that is now well manicured!