Chief Thaler: Notice of Retirement

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

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Pasadena Police Chief Mike Thaler

06-20 Notice of Retirement

Wagner is the Mayor

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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.

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

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Candidates Line Up For HD144

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

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

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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.

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

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CITY AUCTION SATURDAY JULY 18TH

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 http://www.ci.pasadena.tx.us 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.

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.