Mayor's Message
School is back in session and fall activities are in full swing. As families return to their routines with student projects, homework and sporting events, I’m again reminded that our residents are a huge part of what makes Pasadena so special. Whether it’s helping homeowners in need through our annual Team Up to Clean Up event or creating scholarships for students during the Pasadena Rodeo, the volunteers in our community continue to step up and support each other in creative ways.

Speaking of creative opportunities, our City of Pasadena Parks & Recreation Department continues to develop innovative programs and events for the entire family. To get the latest news, pick up a copy of the Fall Recreation Guide at the Parks office (3111 San Augustine Ave.) or online at: www.pasadenatx.gov/parksandrec

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#ProgressInMotion News
Local Mayors Gather at Pasadena City Hall
Mayor Wagner hosted a recent legislative update meeting with State Senator Carol Alvarado (TX-6) at City Hall. Mayors and representatives from eight surrounding cities discussed important new proposals that directly impact our communities.
New ideas. New Business.
Pasadena EDC Executive Director, Carlos Guzman and EDC Manager, Rick Guerrero, had the opportunity to attend the  Texas Economic Development Corporation ’s Investor Meeting recently. At the event, they met Governor Greg Abbott and heard more about his focus on Texas economic development moving forward. In less than 2 years, the City of Pasadena has seen more than $2 Billion dollars in new investments to our industrial economy.
Pasadena is #BusinessStrong
It’s been a busy summer for the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce with 6 new businesses and a dozen ribbon cuttings. They also set a new record with approximately 1200 visitors to their annual Business Expo at the Pasadena Convention Center. For more information on the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, visit www.pasadenachamber.org
San Jac Leads the Way 
The wait is finally over! The SJC Center for Petrochemical, Energy and Technology (CPET) opens this month. The 145,000-square-foot facility will empower local students with the tools needed in today’s growing market. Designed by industry for industry, this state-of-the-art building provides students with hands-on learning that will lead to applicable skills, certifications and degrees in the energy sector. 
City News
ABC13 Takes Over Pasadena
The broadcast spotlight is shining on Pasadena! This month, KTRK-TV, Channel 13, shared with the world what we already knew: Pasadena is an amazing community with fantastic people and unlimited potential. The week-long “ABC13+ Pasadena Takeover” featured stories on local businesses, programs, community leaders and students. Find it all on their Facebook page .
All Kinds of Heroes
The Pasadena Police Department recently commended two officers for going above and beyond in the line of duty and off the clock. In a second emotional presentation, Chief Josh Bruegger also recognized civilian hero, Matthew Heinrich, for his selfless act of bravery in saving one of our officers during an attack. Watch both presentations here
Fill the Bus
Pasadena teachers and students started the year in style thanks to our annual Fill the Bus school supply drive. This joint effort between the City, Pasadena ISD and the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce resulted in $30,000 worth of monetary donations and enough in-kind donations to fill SEVEN yellow school buses! Get a first-hand look as joyous teachers picked up classroom supplies by clicking on this link . 
Wheelchair Hoops
For more than 25 years, the City of Pasadena Verne Cox Multipurpose Recreation Center has been hosting the annual Texas International Wheelchair Shootout Basketball Tournament. Staff and volunteers team up with the Memorial Hermann TIRR Rehabilitation program to coordinate a weekend of games and smiles. Go to our City Photo Gallery for more amazing shots.
September Spotlight






For a complete list of monthly events, visit our website: www.pasadenatx.gov
After the Gavel
At the August 20 meeting, coaches and team players from The Pasadena Little League were recognized for a successful season.
Melissa Quijano, Director of the City’s Housing and Community Development Department, brought in her staff and shared the impressive news that their innovative mass intake voucher program recently won a merit award from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.

Helpful Contacts
Mayor’s Action Line
(713) 475-5555

Volunteer Pasadena
(713) 475-7259

Neighborhood Network
(713) 920-7948
Madison Jobe Senior Center
(713) 477-0175

Pet Shelter
(281) 991-0602

City Hall
(713) 477-1511