|April in the Upper Kirby District |
Safety Tips from Harris County Constable Patrol
Nearly ten years ago, the
businesses and residents of the Upper Kirby District were concerned
increased criminal activity, as a result, the Upper Kirby District
and residential neighborhoods instituted a patrol program by Harris
One Deputy Constables under the supervision of Constable Jack Abercia.
the beginning of this program, overall criminal activity In the District
decreased 30%, while the overall criminal activity In Houston has
over the same period.
The businesses and residents who help to underwrite the
patrol have access by telephone to Precinct
One's central dispatch. They are reporting suspicious persons and
the deputies and as a result, potential criminal incidents are being
As more residents participate in the patrol, the downward trend in crime
neighborhood will continue.
April Safety Tips: How to Make Your
Home More Safe
Remember, for emergencies, call 911 first and then the constable patrol. For more information on Harris County
Precinct 1 Constable Patrol, click here.
shrubs trimmed: They
should not cover your windows. This
will eliminate hiding places for burglars.
lighting at night: Illuminate
dark areas around the outside of your home. This
eliminates hiding places and lets you see if anyone is hiding as you
approach your house.
double-key dead-bolt locks if
you have glass within 40 inches of the lock. This
keeps anyone from breaking the glass and reaching inside to unlock the
auxiliary locking devices on windows: This
keeps anyone from raising the window even though they defeat the factory
auxiliary devices should be easy to remove from the inside in case of a
Upper Kirby Construction
Two Upper Kirby construction projects are planned for 2010 and should both begin construction early this summer.
Kirby Drive between Richmond and US 59 and Buffalo Speedway between Bissonnet and US 59 aim to address drainage and mobility deficiencies via the Upper Kirby TIRZ No. 19. Complete streetscape and landscaping programs and overhead utility burial will be overlaid while infrastructure improvements are being made and will be funded by HCID No. 3 (the Upper Kirby Management District).
For more information on Upper Kirby construction projects, contact
Travis Younkin at 713.524.8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Kirby Welcomes the Newly Renovated Crowne Plaza River Oaks
Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, the
Crowne Plaza Houston River Oaks is now open in the Upper Kirby District.
Formerly the Holiday Inn Select, the massive renovation blends modern luxury
and impeccable service in a central Houston location. Ideally located at 2712 Southwest Freeway between Kirby Drive and Buffalo Speedway, the
revitalized hotel is in close proximity to major Upper Kirby employment
centers, retail and restaurant destinations and entertainment venues.
Inside the hotel, the well trained staff can assist
with transportation planning, dinner reservations or even a relaxing full-body
massage. Whether the stay is for business or pleasure, the Crowne Plaza aims to pamper their guests during their stay.
needs, the hotel offers complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout
the hotel, a full service business center, complimentary shuttle service to
nearby offices and coffee in the lobby.
Crowne Plaza Hotel also features first class dining at the brand new Reeds Restaurant
as well as an ideal setting to relax with a cocktail and enjoy light dinner
fare at Reeds Bar & Lounge.
more information or to make reservations, click here or call 713-523-8448.
The Upper Kirby District Center
Serving Houston's Non-Profit Community Since 1998
The Upper Kirby
opened its doors in 1998 in response to the need for affordable office space
for nonprofit charitable organizations.
To further meet the needs of small and startup nonprofit
organizations, the Upper Kirby
has recently converted a large single-user tenant space into eighteen "incubator"
offices. Rental rates range from $225 to $700 per month.
The Upper Kirby
location adjacent to Levy Park
and its close proximity to US 59 between Kirby and Buffalo Speedway makes it an
ideal setting to grow your nonprofit organization.
For more information, please call 713.524.8000.