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Houston council member’s ‘District J Patrol’ aims to tackle neighborhood crime

By Dylan McGuinness, Houston Chronicle As calls for police reform have intensified at City Hall, one council member is trying a different approach: additional officers on ATVs. Council member Edward Pollard is using his district’s budget dollars to launch a program he calls the “District J Patrol,” in which a team of community representatives works [...]

2020-10-12T10:51:32-05:00October 12th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of September 28

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 28, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including four mega sites.   Houston Health Department The Houston Health Department, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Health [...]

2020-09-28T07:14:26-05:00September 28th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

Fundraiser at S Gessner HPD for Sgt Pennick – Noon on Friday 9/25

Dear Friends of SWHouston2000,   During our September monthly meeting on Zoom this morning, we were alerted that there will be a Social Fundraiser TOMORROW at Noon on Friday, Sept 25 to benefit the family of HPD Sgt Pennick. Face Mask Coverings are Required.   Here are more details:   Sergeant Greg Pennick and his two sons [...]

2020-09-24T13:22:25-05:00September 24th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

Council Member Pollard Announces New Community Policing Program for District J; Unveils Polaris Patrol Vehicles

We thank District J Council Member Edward Pollard and the Houston Police Department for continuing their work to keep our neighborhoods safe, in this instance with new patrol vehicles that can move off-road quickly. Council Member Edward Pollard Announces New Community Policing Program for District J  Two Polaris patrol vehicles dedicated to District J to be [...]

2020-09-24T10:58:23-05:00September 24th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

ReadyHarris: Tropical Storm Beta Update (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.)

Stay Home during Tropical Storm Beta (Tuesday, 8:30 a.m.) A Flash Flood event is currently underway in southeast Texas. Tropical Storm Beta made landfall overnight along Matagorda Island. Harris County residents should expect continued tropical weather impacts through Wednesday, with additional watches and warnings likely to occur. Residents are urged to continue taking protective measures [...]

2020-09-22T08:51:44-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

HPD South Gessner P.I.P. Meeting: Zoom Meeting Invitation

HPD South Gessner P.I.P. Meeting: Zoom Meeting Invitation HPD South Gessner Apartment Positive Interaction Program Meeting Tuesday, September 15 12 noon Guest Speaker:  Sgt. Hicks from Auto Theft Division Topic: S. Gessner PIP Meeting Time: Sep 15, 2020 12:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) Join the Zoom Meeting Join via Phone Meeting ID: [...]

2020-09-14T13:20:02-05:00September 14th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of September 14

The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Sept. 14, 2020. The week will offer more than 20 free testing sites across Houston, including four mega sites. Houston Health Department The Houston Health Department, in partnership with the U. S. Department of Health and [...]

2020-09-14T10:27:37-05:00September 14th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|

Prepare for Hurricane Laura Impacts (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.)

Harris County Residents Should Prepare for Hurricane Laura Impacts by 8:00 p.m. (Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.) The Harris County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (HCOHSEM) and partners remain activated at Level 1-Maximum Readiness to respond to Hurricane Laura. The storm will make landfall overnight and will impact areas of Harris County with strong winds and [...]

2020-08-26T19:48:22-05:00August 26th, 2020|Articles, Public Safety|
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