As many working adults in the city of Houston prepared for a lovely and well-earned weekend, one Deputy in the Harris County Sheriff’s Department left his family and hit the streets to keep all of us safe.
But sadly for Deputy Darren Goforth, he would never return home. As NBC News reports, the officer was tragically slain Friday night not in a dangerous crime scene, but simply while pumping gas in his uniform…
Date and Time: September 26, 2015 at 6:30 – 10:30PM Address: Winlow Place (Woodhead and West Alabama)
Please help us provide much needed basic needs and services to homeless gay kids! Join us at the upcoming OPEN HOUSE 2015. EPAH, The Diana Foundation, and Outreach United have partnered to raise money for our new drop-in center in a very special evening benefitting the kids.
State Senator Sylvia R. Garcia and Congressman Gene Green
Rail Safety Community Meeting
Come and have your voice heard!
If you deal with trains stopped in your neighborhood for hours, trains blocking the entrances and exits of your community, trains making loud noises, dangerous railroad crossings, or you’re concerned about trains carrying volatile and explosive chemicals through your neighborhood, come participate in this important meeting with your elected officials.
Monday, August 31st, 2015
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Magnolia Multi-Service Center
7037 Capitol St, Houston, TX, 77011
Join Congressman Gene Green, Senator Sylvia Garcia, and industry experts for a community meeting to discuss improving rail safety in urban areas.
If you would like more information, please contact Isabel Longoria at 713-923-7575 or Isabel.Longoria@senate.state.tx.us
Ten years after Katrina and five years after the city’s Drainage Fee election, Houston is still not fully prepared for an Hurricane.
We still need more public education on sheltering in place versus evacuation, routes and destinations.
We need a plan that goes beyond just a discuss on an Ike Dike to building high and dry routes, using Metro buses to evacuate or relocating senior citizens and those without a vehicle of their own. Arrangements for drivers’ families nuts be made now.
The recent flooding on Bray’s Bayou made clear that we still need to focus on equipment, training, command and control and communication and coordination among local public safety agencies.
We need to expand and enhance our public safety camera infrastructure network like Chicago has done to help not only prevent crime and illegal dumping but to also help ensure public safety during a natural or man made disaster.
We have to fix the potholes in our streets and much more.
PROTESTS AGAINST racist police murder–from Mike Brown in Missouri a year ago to Sandra Bland in Texas just weeks ago–have helped sound the alarm about the systematic abuse and violence that Black Americans face at the hands of law enforcement on a day-to-day basis.
But not everyone has been listening.
Bernie Sanders, the self-identified socialist senator from Vermont and candidate for the Democratic Party presidential nomination, demonstrated as much at the liberal Netroots Nation conference, a showcase for progressive Democrats held in Phoenix in July.
Donald Trump’s candidacy is trying to get real. Having proven the durability of his lead in the polls, Trump’s political organization is now working to put together a ready-for-prime-time operation that can withstand the rigors of a campaign waged beyond t…
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas – Prairie View students will join with family and friends of Sandra Bland in a “Walk of Solidarity” next week.
On August 25 at 4:27 p.m., walkers will meet at the City of Prairie View’s City Hall, where the council will vote on a measure to rename the main thoroughfare leading to Prairie View A&M University, Sandy Bland Parkway.