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Oct 28, 2008 at 08:08 AM
Sunset Heights         
October, 2008
In This Issue
Disaster Prepardness
East Sunset Heights
Yard of the Month
Crime stats
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We will be holding our next meeting on Thursday, Oct 30th from 7-8 pm at the Houston Brethren Church as scheduled.  Click here for map   FEMA may atttend, we are on their list.  We already have the flyers from FEMA which will be available.
We will be doing Halloween in Halbert park on Friday the 31st between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm.  Candy, bean bag toss, spooky music.
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If you would like to contribute news or stories for the newsletter, please send a note to . Feel free to forward this newsletter to your neighbors.
                    Trash Can                                                           
Big trash day, November 17th is Tree waste only. 
Recycling days for Nov: 10th, 24th.  Curbside recycling has started again.  Click for details on trash pickup. 

Curb side recycling accepts plastics with numbers 1-5 and 7, newspaper, cardboard, aluminum cans.
Free recycle drop off location:  Center Street recycling.
Free hazardous recycle drop off location: Westpark recycle center. Hazardous material includes old computer equipment, Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs, and batteries.
Remember to vote!! View the early voting locations and other information at www.harrisvotes.com. You can view your voter registration at www.hcvoter.com  More information at www.tax.co.harris.tx.us/voter/voterfaq.asp
And local news channels and the newspaper have information too for example http://www.chron.com/news/politics/
North Main Construction
Starting in January and continuing for the next year, North Main between Airline and Interstate 45 will be reconstructed.  During construction it will be 2 lanes rather than 4.  North Main will not be widened with this project, but the storm drains will have their capacity increased.  This information was provided by Adrian Garcia's office on October 21st during the North Main reconstruction public hearing held at Christ The King Catholic Church.
Pet Registry
As a added service for members of the civic club we are offering a pet registry.  You can post  a picture of your pet on the web site with contact information.  This will allow other neighbors to contact you in the event that they see your pet.  If your pet is lost we will post information about the lost pet in the Halbert Park information center and put a note on the Pet web page. 
There is a link on the main page for Pets that will take you to a gallery of the pet pictures.
East Sunset Heights BBQ Fund raiser
 East Sunset Heights will be having a fun raiser this Saturday November 1st at 2 pm at the Rose Garden located at the corner of E 26th and Link road.  BBQ plates are $7 and raffle tickets will be sold. 
Here is the flyer.
Yard of the Month
Winner of this month's Yard of the Month is Ken Yancy at 505 E 23rd.
We thank  The Backyard Gardener for their generous sponsorship of YOM. 
Crime stats have been published for August.   People reported increased break ins to sheds and garages in the past month.  Criminals are taking the opportunity to gain access to yards from damaged fences.  Please be sure to secure your property.
We are still accepting volunteers for Citizen on Patrol.  We currently have eight.  We need 12 more volunteers that can donate 2 hours a month plus attend a training session held by HPD.  Volunteers will patrol the neighborhood and report suspicious activity to the police.  Here are all the details on the program.   http://www.houstontx.gov/police/vip/vip_citzpatrol.htm
Send an email to  to sign up as a volunteer.
Height's Storefront:
910 N. Durham #D
Houston, TX 77008                                     Click here for 77008 crime stats
(713) 803-1151                                           Click here for Information on PIP
Hours: 8am-4pm (Mon-Fri)                         
Spotlight on Parks
 In October we have had several outdoor activities including Urban Forestry Day with free trees on the 4th,  National Night Out at Halbert Park attended by FEMA on the 7th, birdwatching at 11st Street Park on the 11th.  The next park event is Second Saturday at Halbert Park on November 8th. We will do normal park clean up and have free coffee from Starbucks.
 Links to some park organizations that attended Urban Forestry Day:
Houston Parks Department Adopt a Tree Program - call 713 867 0378 Urban Forestry Division - to get a tree (oak, elm, pine, more) for the City property in front of your home. 
Resturant Review of the Month
Good news!  One of the readers of the newsletter told us about another great local place to eat.  Don't let the name of this one, Sweet Temptation, fool you.  It's a whole lot more than desserts.  You can enjoy a whole meal; appetizers, salads, entrees and yes of course desserts. You can bring your own bottle of wine.  We enjoyed light and delicious bruschetta with fresh tomato and basil, fresh and skillfully prepared fish that was moist and tender, pasta that was perfectly al dente, and more.  The service was great.  They have both inside and outside seating; the outside tables seat two each so if you have a big crew plan on inside seating. It's at 1504 Airline Dr Houston Texas 77009. Check out their MySpace page for more info.   http://www.myspace.com/sweettemptationrestaurant

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