Archive for December, 2011

Traffic Alert: 59 SW FRWY
December 8, 2011


“TxDOT will be doing roadway and bridge maintenance over the weekend”

Multiple mainlanes of US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound between Montrose and Kirby are scheduled to close over the weekend. The closures are necessary for crews to replace expansion joints on the US 59 Southwest Freeway southbound overpass at Kirby.

Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. until Monday, December 12 at 5 a.m. three left lanes of US 59 the Southwest Freeway will be closed. In addition, the northbound and southbound u-turns at Kirby will be closed on Friday, December 9 at 9 p.m. until Monday, December 12 at 5 a.m. Motorists can u-turn via the signalized intersection.

Two southbound mainlanes on US 59 Southwest Freeway will be open at all times and police officers will be on site to assist with traffic control.

2011 Operation: Stocking Stuffer
December 2, 2011

2011 Operation:Stocking Stuffer

All Houston Fire Stations Accepting Toys for Annual Toy Drive

Today, the Houston Fire Department and KPRC Local 2 kicked off the annual “Operation: Stocking Stuffer” Toy Drive.

Citizens may help bring the joy of the holidays to children by dropping off a new or gently used toy at any HFD Station, December 2 – 20.  A complete list of stations and addresses may be found by visiting :

Toys may also be dropped off at all Firehouse Sub locations and Los Cucos Restaurants.

Last year, more than 15 thousand toys were collected and given to several thousand families during the Outreach, Inc.  Give-away. This year, the give-away will be held on December 22, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. until all toys have been distributed. The giveaway will take place at the New Light Christian Center located at 7317 E. Houston Road, 77028 near Ley Road in northeast Houston.

Citizens should be aware that toys will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis so there is not a waiting list. Citizens may call 832.394.6632 for this information in English and Spanish.


I had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by today to make a donation! A special thanks to the guys/gals at Station 2 for all of your help, Los Cucos for the great tasting flautas and to Blue Bell, always a treat! Chief Garrison and Assistant Chief Campbell, thank you for your time and for being such great partners with us. May you all have a blessed holiday season!