Chief Thaler: Notice of Retirement

Chief Thaler send in notice of Retirement as of June 30th 2017


Pasadena Police Chief Mike Thaler

06-20 Notice of Retirement


Wagner is the Mayor


After an election and a runoff Councilman Jeff Wagner is Pasadena’s new mayor. Candidates JR Moon and Daniel Vela who worked together and endorsed by outgoing Councilman Ornaldo Ybarra both lost, Ybarra termed out leaves council with one of the worst attendance records in recent history.

Candidates Line Up For HD144



Gilbert Pena: Elected November 2014, Incumbent Pena will set his goals to return for a 2nd session in HD144


Mary Ann Perez: Perez coming off a lose looks to take back 144 having served from 2013 to 2015 in House District 144


Cody Wheeler: Just coming off from a re-election to Pasadena City Council looks to claim HD144. Wheeler who has trouble making regular meetings in council pushes forward with support from many union workers.


Going, going, gone! City’s vehicle auction is a moving experience

The City of Pasadena’s next public auction will be held on Saturday, July 18 at the Maintenance Services Facility (3124 Red Bluff Road). More than 65 vehicles are scheduled to be auctioned, including surplus City vehicles, as well as confiscated and abandoned vehicles.

All of the auction items may be viewed on Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, vehicle viewing starts at 7 a.m., and bidding will begin at 9 a.m. sharp.

Bidders can register the day of the auction, beginning at 7 a.m., or fill out the online auction registration form on the City’s website and email it back for more convenience.

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards only. Checks will not be accepted. Items are sold “As Is, Where Is,” and there are no warranties.

For more information, visit our website at and click on “Purchasing & Auctions” in the “Resident” menu at the top of the page, or contact the City Impound Lot at (713) 475-7047 or Worstell Auction Co. at (713) 946-8888. The full list of items up for bid can be found here.


voteEarly voting starts today, Propositions on the ballot for charter change has split the council. One side claiming it adds more representation and the other claiming one neighborhood can monopolize city council.  for voting locations go to

November 5, 2013 City of Pasadena Special Election
Proposition I
Shall the City Charter be amended to replace the current Council election system, which consists of a Mayor and eight Councilmembers elected from single-member Districts, with a Council with a Mayor, six Councilmembers elected from single-member Districts, and two Councilmembers elected at large. FOR AGAINST
Proposition II
Shall the City Charter be amended to change the number of Council meetings from weekly to the first and third Tuesdays of each month. FOR AGAINST
Proposition III
Shall the City Charter be amended to permit the election of a Mayor Pro Tem at any time there is a vacancy in the office. FOR AGAINST
Proposition IV
Shall the City Charter be amended to provide that City Council candidates be required to document their residence and to specify the means of making such proof. FOR AGAINST


Strawberry Stroll 2013
Strawberry Stroll | Walk/Run | Strawberry Park Fundraiser | Pasadena,TX October 12, 2013

On Saturday, October 12, the North Pasadena Business Association (NPBA) will be holding our annual benefit, “The Strawberry Stroll” 5K Walk/Run. NPBA has joined efforts with the Annual Fire Prevention Festival presented by the Pasadena Fire Department and the Pasadena Fire Marshal’s Office Both events will be hosted in Strawberry Park. Funds generated will be used to expand and improve the War Memorial plaza at the park and also support NPBA’s continued efforts to revitalize North Pasadena. Please consider a sponsorship level for your business to support the 4 th Annual Strawberry Stroll.


The Strawberry Park is located at 2900 Lafferty Rd, Pasadena, TX 77502, Strawberry Park established in 1979 consists of approximately 50 acres and is one of the city’s longest-standing institutions. The park contains a swimming pool, tennis courts, lighted baseball fields, a sand volleyball court, a fitness trail, a pavilion area and a veterans’ memorial. Strawberry Park is the second most-visited park in the city with an estimated up to 2,900 Pasadena Independent School students visit annually. It is the largest public park in the city.

For more information on the “Strawberry Stroll,” call Judy at 281-221-1155 or email

Pasadena War Memorial Re-Dedication (Today)

The North Pasadena Business Association along with the City of Pasadena will re-dedicate the War Memorial at Strawberry Park today at 11:30 am.







Runoff Election Set For June 15th

Today runoff Candidates for District B drew for there place on the ballot, Barbara Legler got the number one spot. Election set for June 15th.


MAYOR Johnny Isbell 3,599
Gilbert Peña 751
DISTRICT A Bruce K. Walters 103
Ornaldo Ybarra 380
DISTRICT B Bruce Leamon               222 RUNOFF
Barbara Legler               178 RUNOFF
Richard Serna 88
DISTRICT C Don Harrison 270
  Rick Guerrero
DISTRICT D Pat Van Houte 308
Ronald Whitley 87
DISTRICT E Cody Ray Wheeler 435
Leroy Stanley 402
DISTRICT F Phil Cayten (unopposed) 543 X
DISTRICT G Steve Cote (unopposed) 297
DISTRICT H Darrell Morrison (unopposed) 646
 CCD FUNDING Voter approval to re-authorize
the City’s Crime Control District
funding through a dedicated
½ cent sales tax
3,823 431



Crime Control District


  • Johnny Isbell
  • Gilbert Pena

District A

  • Ornaldo Ybarra
  • Bruce Walters

District B

  • Barbara Legler
  • Richard Serna
  • Bruce Leamon

District C

  • Don Harrison
  • Rick Guerrero

District D

  • Pat Van Houte
  • Ronald Whitley
District E
  • Leroy Stanley
  • Cody Ray Wheeler
District F
  • Phil Cayten
District G
  • Steve Cote
District H
  • Darrell Morison
District “A” DeZavala Fifth Grade Center 101 Jackson
Pasadena, TX   77506
District “B” Queens Intermediate School 1112 Queens Road
Pasadena, TX   77502
District “C” Pal Gym 2910 Southmore
Pasadena, TX   77503
Disctrict “D” Deepwater Elementary School 309 Glenmore
Pasadena, TX   77503
District “E” Mae Smythe Elementary School 2202 Pasadena Blvd.
Pasadena, TX   77502
District “F” Bondy Intermediate School 5101 Keith Avenue
Pasadena, TX   77505
District “G” Miller Intermediate School 1002 Fairmont Parkway
Pasadena, TX   77504
District “H”
Fire Station No. 6 1200 Kirby Road
Pasadena, TX
(Mailing: Seabrook, TX  77586)
District “H”
Fire Station No. 8 4100 Space Center Blvd.
Pasadena, TX   77505
District “H”
(Bay Area)
Fire Station No. 10 17200 Middlebrook Drive
Pasadena, TX
(Mailing: Houston, TX  77059)

Sarah’s House 10 years after

hurricane_katrina_formingIt hard to believe Katrina was 10 years ago! I recall the feeling I had when Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, my wife was on the board of a struggling homeless shelter that had not been able to open up yet, they had a mission but no money. Two women with big hearts and an idea to aid homeless women & children in Pasadena TX had been offering some services to the homeless but had got there building ready to serve the community. When we seen the destruction of Katrina on the Gulf Coast we knew we had to do something, it hit all at once, we must get the shelter opened! As I remember everyone kicking into action and taking a giant leap of faith to get the doors opened up at Sarah’s House. We had no money but we were ready to serve.

It didn’t take long before people who lost everything started making their way into Texas and into the Houston Astrodome, I remember some board members going there to see if they could help and bringing back victims of this devastating storm to the shelter from an overcrowded Astrodome. We got to see firsthand how Sarah’s House was able to make a difference in people’s life’s, it’s hard to believe that was 10 years ago.

Well Sarah’s House is still open and starting a new journey at its new location, I thank all the volunteers and staff members over the years for their commitment and wish Sarah’s House all the best.


Special Thanks to the Founders with a vision,

Kathleen Miller and Nancy Mcgill


Pasadena Live Stock Show & Rodeo Annual Membership Picnic July 18th


The Harris County BUILD Health Partnership

Pasadena Health Initative Awarded $250,000.

The central goal of North Pasadena’s Sustainable Food System initiative is develop a community-supported food system in order to eliminate conditions that lead to limited or uncertain access to adequate food, known as food insecurity.

Part of the project would include Phase One Vertical farm facility intended to serve dual roles, with an indoor Harvest using the facility as a demonstration farm and R&D facility and Harris County Build Partnership, a non-profit group, using the facility for education and charitable purposes.

It is anticipated the the crops grown will be donated, or sold at cost, to provide fresh produce to low income families in North Pasadena area.