Youngsters talk mistrust, doubt with law enforcement at Teen Summit

Teens from across the Houston area had the chance to directly communicate their concerns and direct their questions to representatives with the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and other agencies, as part of the inaugural Teen Summit April 18 at Waltrip High School. The event, part of Constable Alan Rosen’s “Building Bridges” partnership, aims to improve positive relations between area youth and law enforcement. (Photos by Jonathan Garris)

If April 18th’s inaugural Teen Summit at Waltrip High School was any indication, local law enforcement has much to do to improve its level of trust within communities of at-risk teenagers across the Houston area. One teen in particular spoke passionately about his issues with the perception of law enforcement and their handling of situations […]

METRO to sell former Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County

Residents living near the former Pinemont Park & Ride breathed a sigh of relief at Thursday's METRO Board Meeting after officials voted unanimously to sell the property to Harris County instead of the Houston Housing Authority. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

Many of the residents in attendance at Thursday morning’s METRO Board Meeting breathed a sigh of relief at the announcement the organization would pursue negotiating selling its former Pinemont Park & Ride to Harris County instead of the Houston Housing Authority. The motion to sell the property to Harris County, which may construct a potential multi-service center, […]

Local Volunteer Houston members honored at Minute Maid Park

Lisa Jakel, Director of Advancement and Development at Trinity Lutheran School, waves to the crowd at Minute Maid Park April 13 before the start of an Astros game. She, along with others in Volunteer Houston, were honored for their service for the organization, which connects organizations across the Houston area with volunteers. (Photo by Jonathan Garris)

April 13’s Astros game featured a special moment for some Leader-area members of Volunteer Houston, including Trinity Lutheran School’s Director of Advancement and Development Lisa Jakel, who were honored for their time spent helping the organization and their communities. With National Volunteer Week in full-swing, Volunteer Houston Director of External Affairs Katie White said the […]

Precinct One clears dozens of warrants, arrest during “Round-Up”

Deputy Mariano Escobedo (top left) worked with other law enforcement throughout Saturday clearing warrants as part of the final push of the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Round-Up March 28. Escobedo and his partner made about three arrests as part of over 30 for the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office.

Deputy Mariano Escobedo with the Harris County Precinct One Constable’s Office is well acquainted with clearing warrants throughout the city. “For the most part, people will be fine,” Escobedo said. “They’ll come along when they know something is wrong, they’ll act cool for the most part. Every now and then you’ll have someone who tries […]