On Saturday, September 29 from 10AM to 2PM, the Houston Police Department will be partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the 5th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This free and anonymous service is open to all Houstonians. Tablets, capsules, and solid dosage forms will be collected. IV’s, injectable drugs, and syringes however, will not be accepted. Prescription drug abuse is one of the nation’s fastest growing drug problems. Many teenagers admit that they abuse prescription pain killers and a leading cause is easy access. So, this weekend, help make your household safer and properly dispose of old prescription drugs. There will be 7 locations throughout the city for this free service:
Clear Lake – 2855 Bay Area Blvd. – Houston 77058
Kingwood – 3915 Rustic Woods Drive – Kingwood 77339
Northeast – 8301 Ley Road – Houston 77028
South Central – 2202 St. Emanuel – Houston 77003
Southeast – 8300 Mykawa Road – Houston 77048
Southwest – 4503 Beechnut – Houston 77096
Westside – 3203 S. Dairy Ashford Road – Houston 77082
The District H Team and I are excited to celebrate National Night Out with our neighbors and friends this upcoming Tuesday, October 2nd. As always, there will be many festivities throughout District H and I encourage all residents to participate. For details about your neighborhood celebration, please contact our office at 832-393-3003 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. National Night Out is an opportunity to meet your neighbors, interact with law enforcement, and make your community a safer place to live, work, and play. I look forward to seeing you all out there.
Last weekend, during an emergency response call, an incident involving a disabled individual in a mental healthcare group home and an HPD officer resulted in the death of Mr. Brian Claunch. As with any shooting involving an officer, the Houston Police Department’s Homicide and Internal Affairs divisions are investigating, as well as the Harris County District Attorney’s Office – Civil Rights Division. Further, Chief McClelland has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigation to monitor and investigate this incident. I commend Chief McClelland for his commitment to ensuring there is an open and transparent investigation into this unfortunate loss of life. It is always important for a police officer to have as much information as possible before entering into any situation, in particular, one which involves mental healthcare patients. Our city is currently reviewing the way that we monitor and track group homes to ensure that HPD, the City of Houston and other parties have access to information and that citizens continue to receive the best service from our police force.
What is ‘Pop Off?’: ‘Pop-Off’ occurs at the end of each City Council Agenda Meeting. At this time, each council member is given the opportunity to discuss happenings in their district, congratulate constituents and share relevant information with the Council and the public. All City Council meetings can be watched live online.