Greetings from Council Member Mike Knox
At Large Council Member Pos 1
  HPD Fiesta Comida/Food Drive the Houston Police Department in its 32nd Annual Comida/Food Drive helps feed less fortunate families during the holiday season. Since December 1985, when several HPD officers responded to a call for service and saw a family in need, the Department has worked with its partners, Fiesta Mart and Pepsi, to distribute food boxes to Houston’s under privileged families.
The weather could not have been nicer and the crowds more friendly this Thanksgiving Day. We have come so far since Hurricane Harvey but still have much farther to go. God bless, and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.
HPD Lateral Class Graduation is for individuals who already have a TCOLE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement) license. In addition to being a licensed peace officer, you must meet one of these other requirements also:
At least 3 years of law enforcement experience from sworn date plus a minimum of 18 months active duty with an honorable discharge.
The Outley Elementary SPARK Park is a cooperative venture of Alief ISD and the Outley Elementary parents and students. The park includes a concrete trail with four benches around a re-graded soccer field, and a pavilion with six benches that will act as a new outdoor classroom.
I was honored to participate in Career Day and enjoyed meeting some energetic students there. High School Ahead Academy is a public school located in Houston, that serves 295 students from grades 6 to 8 & Ungraded.
Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For nearly 70 years, Easter Seals Greater Houston has been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them through therapy, training, education and support services.
Easter Seals.
 T hank you Workforce Solutions and Houston-area employers for your efforts to provide employment opportunities for veterans. More than 4,000 veterans attended this event held at Minute Maid Park.
The 9/11 Heroes Run activates and unites communities to honor the sacrifices of those heroes from September 11th and the wars since, to include veterans, active duty, first responders, and families of the fallen. The 9/11 Heroes Run 5K fun run/walk welcomes runners and walkers of all levels and ages, volunteers, friends, and families. "If not me, then who? "
                       Thank you Veterans. 
Houston is a cornerstone of Veterans Day celebrations in the United States. As a city, Houston is proud to pay tribute to our men and women in the military by providing an annual “Houston Salutes American Heroes Veterans Day Celebration”. This civic celebration honors and celebrates the brave men, women, and families who sacrifice for our liberty and freedom.
What more can I say about our World Series Champions, Houston Astros? In the despair of Hurricane Harvey, the "boys' of summer" captured our hearts with their winning ways. Houstonians took a much needed break from destruction to allow themselves to feel really proud of our city. More than one million Astros' fans packed downtown to say thank you, and we'll see you next year. 
City of Houston Recovery Update
Application for FEMA Disaster Assistance Extended through January 16th

Hotel Stays for Harvey Survivors Extended to Jan. 16, 2018
Eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay temporarily in hotels while they look for an alternative place to live.
Disaster survivors with a continuing need for the hotel sheltering program may be extended to
Jan. 16, 2018. However, there is a mid-term eligibility review on Dec. 12 when survivors participating in TSA will receive a phone call, email, and/or text message advising them if they have continued eligibility for assistance through a participating hotel.
Hurricane Harvey survivors who recently applied for assistance will be notified automatically of their eligibility. To be considered for eligibility, disaster survivors must be registered with FEMA for disaster assistance, and meet other eligibility criteria.
an extension of the deadline for affected residents to file for disaster assistance. Anyone who experienced a loss during Harvey is asked to register.  
Survivors may register for assistance the following ways:
Via the FEMA mobile app , available at
By Phone at (800) 621-3362 (711 or Video Relay Service) 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily,
TTY (800) 462-7585.
Or at a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC). Find your nearest DRC at .  
LOOKING AHEAD :   2017 has been a challenging year for many of us and it's not over yet. We continue to cheer on the Rockets, the Texans and the Dynamo Soccer team. The Mayor's Holiday Lights is December 1st at 6pm. at City Hall. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Kwanzaa. Wishing a peaceful and Happy New Year to everyone.
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