Month: March 2016

Rodeo Houston is here! Safety First!

Burglary of a Motor Vehicle Prevention Rodeo Rodeo Houston is here! The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, also called RodeoHouston (HLSR) has been held at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, since 1931 and is one of the largest live entertainment and livestock exhibition in the United States. It was previously held in the Astrodome. Houston Rodeo is considered to be the city’s “signature event”, much like New Orleans’s Mardi Gras, Dallas’s Texas State Fair, and New York City’s New Year’s Eve at Times Square. The Houston Police Department would like for everyone to have a great time when they visit but would like to share a few tips to prevent thieves from breaking into your car while you are enjoying the rodeo fun. •Prior to leaving home remove any extra items such as laptops, book bags and weapons from your vehicle. Leave these things at home. Make it appear your vehicle is empty, especially if you plan to park at remote parking facilities (bus or train lots). A vehicle is a method of transportation NOT A SECURE LOCATION for your valuables. •Always carry your driver’s license or identification card along with a limited amount of credit cards/debit cards. Avoid carrying extra credit cards and avoid carrying large amounts of cash. •Women should consider wearing a small purse across their body to keep their hands free, especially if you have...

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Mayor’s Office Sponsors “Disability to Productivity” Workshop

The Department of Neighborhoods Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities is sponsoring a workshop to help people Transition from “Disability to Productivity” in a partnership with Beacon Communications, Pacific Western and Workforce Solutions. Professionals Who Serve the Disability Community such as social service providers, occupational and physical therapists, employment counselors and other professionals are invited attend a workshop scheduled for March 9, 2016, 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center, 1475 West Gray. To register, visit www.houstontx.gov/disabilities/rsvp.html or call 832-394-0814. To request accommodations to fully participate in the workshop, entitled “From Disability to Productivity,” send an email...

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