Neighborhood Safety and Home Security

June 16, 2015

Houston Flood Warning System

Sample Flood Guage - Harris County Flood Warning System

Of course, "shelter-in-place" is the best way to weather Tropical Storm Bill or other similar hurricanes and tropical storms.  But if you MUST be out on the roads, please check the state of the bayous FIRST. Harris County has stationed flood guage monitors in all our local bayous.  The Harris ...

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Feb. 18, 2012

West University Elementary Principal Issues Warning

West University Elementary School Principal Issues Security WarningOn February 14, 2012, West U Elementary School Principal John Threet posted this warning on the school's website:

"Dear Parents:  This morning a car belonging to one of the Beehive parents was broken into while the parent took her child to class.  The vehicle window was broken and ...

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Feb. 9, 2012

Open House Jewelry Thief Caught

Open House Jewelry Thief Caught!WE GOT HIM! The Open House Jewelry Thief has been caught.

This update is just in from the Houston Association of Realtors.

"Don't Mess with HAR REALTORS!

We have just received official confirmation that the open house jewelry thief has been arrested in Dallas. He reportedly had four outstanding ...

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Feb. 8, 2012

Open House Jewelry Thief Strikes in West U

Open House Jewelry Thief Strikes in West University PlaceAn Open House Jewelry Thief struck one of my listings about two weeks ago.  This brings up a very important aspect of selling your home -- namely Open House safety.

While holding public open house on a Sunday afternoon, I encountered a thief helping himself to my clients' jewelry. The thief ran ...

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Aug. 30, 2011

Lost Dog!

Louie the Lost DogWe are looking for Louie who went missing on the afternoon of Sunday, August 28, 2011.  The City of West University Place always does an excellent job of finding and returning missing animals in our city, but Louis has apparently escaped them this time.

Louis is a German Shorthair ...

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Aug. 18, 2011

Neighborhood Watch - Burglary in Sunset Terrace

Neighborhood BurglaryOur inner city communities are well-policed and secure... Most of the time.  But it is important for us all to maintain a neighborhood watch on the homes in our communities.This photo, taken from TV Channel 13 on Saturday, shows a police officer at the scene of a local ...

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May 27, 2011

West University Place Fire Department - Kudos!

A practise dummy is "rescued" by The West University Place Fire Department

No, West U’s beloved Scout House is not burning down. This is a fire drill performed by the West University Place Fire Department. A practice dummy is being rescued from inside the smoke-filled building.

The City of West University is an independent municipality, separate from the City of Houston which surrounds ...

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March 7, 2011

John Brown -- West U’s Chief Building Official

John Brown, West U Chief Building Inspector, wins awardCongratulations are in order for John Brown, West U’s Chief Building Official.  John is a Director-at-Large of the Building Officials Association of Texas , and was recently awarded their Jim Whatley Building Official of the Year Award.  “It was a real surprise,” said John.  “I am really ...

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Feb. 11, 2011

Pest Control Tips from the Bug Guy

Cold weather can mean night-time visitors. Call your pest control provider.The onset of our cold snap means some critters may try to get indoors where it is warm.  Here are some helpful pest control hints from Robert Schoppe, of Drop Dead Pest Control....

If you hear night-time noises on these cold nights, do not delay.  Immediate action is required ...

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May 27, 2010

Code Red – Protection for West University Place

Code Red is a valuable free service, protecting West University Residents

I have spoken before about the wonderful Code Red service that the City of West University Place offers free to all its residents.  Basically, this service is an electronic emergency warning system.  The advantage is that each household gets to choose what notification option is best for that ...

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