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December 5, 2012 - General News

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Just in time for the Holidays

Valet Parking Now Available at Hobby Airport

Valet Parking Houston AirportsHouston’s second largest commercial airport is famous for giving customers something to smile about with its low fares, close location to downtown and easy layout to navigate – now there’s one more thing to make customers happy—Valet Parking. Effective immediately, passengers departing from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) can leave the parking to others with a new Valet Parking program.

This is the second location of the Valet Parking program, as it began at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in June, 2012. The Houston Airport System (HAS) is offering customers a $20 introductory price through January 7, 2013 at both IAH and HOU Valet Parking locations.

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It's the Holiday Season!

The Houston Police Department wishes you a happy and safe holidays. Remember that it is a collective effort of the community and the Houston Police Department to “Keep Houston Safe!” As the Chief of Police Charles McClelland has stated, “…It is clear that a solid community partnership is the most effective way of securing our communities, making them safer for all of us.”

Please be aware of your surroundings and do not give the criminal the opportunity to victimize you. Please be safe!

Crime Prevention

The Houston Police Department’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the city of Houston by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment. The Houston Police Department wants you to be safe and comfortable in your home and during your daily activities, whether leisure or work. And although the department works very hard to create the safest environment possible, it is very important to remember that all citizens play a vital part in crime prevention. Crime prevention is truly a Police-Community partnership. By working together, we can reduce crime and enhance the quality of life.

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HISD RFQ's for Architects and Engineers

The Houston Independent School District will open the solicitation process Saturday, Dec. 1, for architectural and engineering firms seeking to take part in the $1.89 billion bond program to replace and modernize schools across the city.

The Request for Qualifications will be available on the district’s website at http://prodnet.houstonisd.org/procurement/psd/. For companies interested in doing business with HISD, this RFQ is the first step toward winning a contract, and an important milestone in the district’s plan to ensure a quality construction program.

The RFQ encompasses the design and engineering work for all 40 schools slated to be renovated, replaced or built as part of the 2012 bond program.

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Asian American Real Estate Association 2013 Scholarship Program

Asian American Real Estate Association is proud to announce the 2013 scholarship program. The purpose of the AAREA Scholarship is to recognize and to assist outstanding high school graduates and college students for their academic achievements and to reduce their financial burdens for college. Scholarship award is selected on the basis of academic achievement, financial need and community involvement. A maximum of five scholarships will be awarded this year.

The scholarship recipients will be recognized in 2013 AAREA Spring Gala on February 16, 2013 in Ocean Palace Restaurant.

The deadline for the 2013 AAREA scholarship application is January 26, 2013. For scholarship application and information, please visit our website www.aareahouston.org or contact scholarship coordinator Jackson Chang @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (713) 965-9060.

View scholarship criteria.

Sharpstown Community Challenges Media Crime Reports

Headline Crime Reports Not Reflective of Actual Conditions

The Sharpstown Civic Association (SCA) takes strong exception to recent media reports portraying the Sharpstown community as plagued by crime. The homes within the Sharpstown Subdivision remain overwhelmingly safe, secure, and are a great place to raise a family or grow older. Reported crime is no more significant than other densely populated areas in Houston like the Galleria. The SCA strongly agrees with KHOU11 reporter Jeff McShan that single family "pocket neighborhoods" like Sharpstown, are safe and clean. The residents of perimeter area, substandard apartment communities bear the load of reported crime.

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Houston: Global Gateway City

Houston is a global gateway city, the fourth largest city in the United States, and one of the premier business centers in the world.

Why Invest in Houston (.pdf)



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