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Urgent Airbag Safety Recall

By | 2017-02-15T19:56:07+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Community, Public Safety|

The airbag in your vehicle may have a deadly defect. Instead or protecting you, these defective airbags explode like grenades, spraying metal shrapnel inside the passenger compartment. Eleven people have died, including two right here in Houston. More than 180 people have been severely injured. The good news is, the repair is absolutely free. A [...]

Police and Community Relations Forum, Feb. 11

By | 2017-02-04T18:00:16+00:00 February 4th, 2017|Community, Public Safety|

As you are aware, police and community relations has been at the forefront of our nation over the past couple years. All over the country we have seen unfortunate events of excessive force by officers and a lack of respect from civilians. In Harris County we have a newly elected Sheriff, District Attorney, and appointed [...]

Disaster Response Availability Request for Greater Houston Area

By | 2017-01-18T15:13:47+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Community, Public Safety|

Dear Red Crossers, Over the past 24 hours we’ve experience severe weather across the Greater Houston area. Currently we have a number of road closures, effected highways and luckily minimal structure damage. The unfortunate part of this storm is we are expecting more rain over the next 24 hours. The Houston EOC has been activated [...]

Houston TranStar: Don’t Be Ridiculous

By | 2017-01-17T18:09:10+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Community, Public Safety|

As we enter the New Year, it’s important to commit to positive resolutions. Distracted driving causes more than 10,000 accidents each year in Harris County alone. Houston TranStar’s newly released Public Service Announcement, Don’t Be Ridiculous, depicts the outrageous driving behavior we see on our roadways. Although the actions in the spot are exaggerated (i.e. [...]

SBMD’s Graffiti Abatement Program Marks 10th Year

By | 2017-01-06T10:37:45+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Community, Projects, Public Safety, Uncategorized|

Before the Spring Branch Management District launched its graffiti abatement program in May 2007, the district was plagued by vandalism. “It was unbelievable. There was graffiti everywhere you could think of,” recalled local business owner Rino Cassinelli. Cassinelli, who serves on SBMD’s board of directors and chairs the public safety committee, helped found the graffiti [...]

Flooding and Storm Surge Symposium, Jan. 18

By | 2016-12-20T10:21:04+00:00 December 20th, 2016|Community, Public Safety|

Houston is no stranger to the human and economic costs of severe weather. Recent floods in 2015 and 2016 caused 16 deaths and over $1 billion in damage. Additionally, the entire coastal region is particularly vulnerable to the threat of storm surge from a powerful hurricane. In order to address these issues, Houston City Council [...]

Last HPD PIP Meeting of the Year

By | 2016-11-10T10:34:31+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Community, Public Safety, Uncategorized|

November 15, 2016- Our last meeting of the year! This will be a short informative meeting providing a brief outline on the topic of the latest Airbag Recalls. Sgt Tracy Hicks of the Houston Police Dept – Auto Theft Division will be discussing the efforts being conducted in this area. This recall concerns all vehicles! [...]