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Disaster Response Availability Request for Greater Houston Area

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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! [...]

A PSA to Avoid Tragedy – Kids in Hot Cars

By | November 2nd, 2016|Community, Public Safety|

Constant driver distractions can result in tragedy. In this year alone, 39 children have perished in hot vehicles across the United States. Seven of those deaths occurred in Texas. In most of those cases, the young passenger was forgotten by the driver. Houston TranStar’s “Have A Strategy to Avoid Tragedy” PSA reveals a simple, yet [...]

HPD PIP Meetings for September & October

By | September 19th, 2016|Community, Public Safety, Uncategorized|

Mark your calendars! All are invited- please forward this email to your neighbors, friends, and family! September 20, 2016- ID THEFT- DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR INFORMATION FROM IDENTITY THEFT? Should you use checks for payment or a single credit card? What are the risks of current credit cards? Learn the [...]