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Happy Holidays from the Sharptown Management District

As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped us shape the Greater Sharpstown District. We value our relationship with you and look forward to the year to come. We wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with Peace and Prosperity.

Holiday SafetyThis Holiday Season, protect yourself, your family and your property against criminals wishing to do you harm. Criminals have a “desire” to commit crimes against those who are not aware of what is going around them. The holidays are an opportune time for a criminal to commit these offenses. Know your surroundings and don’t become a “target.” It’s up to YOU to make sure that a criminal does not have the opportunity to take advantage of you and your family.

Download the Holiday Safety Brochure

Other Safety Tips

Find more Crime Prevetion Materials from the Houston Police Department

Security Tips from S.E.A.L. Security Texas

1. Lock your doors, windows and garage

2. Secure your doors windows and garage

3. Don’t Tempt Fate

4. Light the Way

5. Cancel delivery when out of town

6. Change locks when moving to a new home

7. Your house key is not Fido’s dog tag

8. Don’t hide a key outside the door

9. Install a peep hole in your front door

10. Speed-dial important numbers – cops, fire, school, poison control, etc.)

Read more at sealsecuritytexas.com/security-tips.php


Five things to do over the winter break

HISD schools and offices will be closed from Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, through Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, but here’s a list of five things parents can do over the winter break to make sure their kids start 2014 off on the right foot:

  • Get kids immunized - Whooping cough, measles, and other highly contagious diseases are making a comeback due to various misconceptions about vaccines, so if you or your kids’ boosters are out of date, make an doctor’s appointment today so that everyone can start building immunity before class starts up again.
  • Clean out your closets - Many retailers have great sales after Christmas on everything from down jackets and fleece pullovers to scarves and mittens, so check your child’s closet to make sure everything still fits. Pass along their gently used items to needy families through local charities so they can stay warm, too.
  • Save the planet - If you celebrate Christmas with a live tree, don’t just throw it away after the festivities are over. Drop it off at one of the many designated tree recycling sites around Houston and other metro areas and let it continue to nourish the earth this winter as mulch.
  • Start thinking about 2014-2015 - The deadline for guaranteed first-round consideration of magnet applications is Dec. 20, but if you still haven’t decided where to send your child next fall, all is not lost. HISD will be holding another School Choice Fair in the spring, and campuses will continue accepting applications on a space-available basis. Visit www.houstonisd.org/magnet for more information.
  • Finalize those college applications - Deadlines for many college scholarships (three of which are mentioned here) fall in the first few months of the year, so get those essays written and that paperwork finalized so you don’t miss out.

Enjoy Holiday Shopping in the District

Hillcroft Shopping
5711 Hillcroft Avenue
Houston, TX 77036

Harwin Outlet Mall
9507 Harwin Drive
Houston, Texas 77036

Multiple Locations

Explore Chinatown:

Dun Huang Plaza
9889 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77036

Diho Square
9100 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX 77036

For information on Detours & Closures on Bellaire Blvd. during the construction, click here

Explore the shops & restaurants of Chinatown

Holiday Tipping Guide

Continue your job search during the holidays:
See Featured Jobs by Workforce Solutions


STAY SAFE & Have a Happy Holiday!