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Posts published in “Day: January 7, 2003

Houston Boat Show offers something for everyone

Leave your expectations behind and get ready for a totally new experience at the 2003 Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show, January 3-12 at Reliant Center.

The January show features an enormous display of sailboats, luxury yachts and powerboats, over 5 football fields of the latest in nautical innovation.

The all new show also offers exhibits for the land lover such as campers, motor homes, RV accessories and services, travel trailers, and camping equipment.

While you’re there, explore a variety of products and services from gourmet foods and fine art, to information on the hottest resorts and marinas. And if you want to know more, come take one of the many educational seminars to learn about a variety of topics from basic boat maintenance to the most current fishing techniques.

Take advantage of the opportunity to see the largest boat, sport and travel show in the Southwest and visit the 2003 Houston International Boat, Sport & Travel Show January 3-12 at Reliant Center.

ADMISSION: $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under 12, tax included. Tickets will be available at the Reliant Center at Reliant Park January 3-12, 2003. Discount coupons, good Monday through Thursday, are available at participating Boating Trades Association of Metropolitan Houston member dealerships.

Live Shark Show
For the first time at the Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show the only traveling live shark show in America is coming to the Reliant Center. Come and see the 7000-gallon saltwater tank filled with several species of large sharks swimming around with an experienced diver. These sharks are not trained! They are actual wild sharks that are from the coast of Florida! As the diver interacts with the sharks, the announcer explains to the audience what the diver is doing and educates the audience about sharks in general.

If this is not exciting enough, then you can head over to the touch tank and actually touch these feared fish as well as other creatures from the sea. Before the live show, visitors are also allowed to view many different shark items including shark teeth, shark jaws of different sizes, photos and posters of different species, and information on sharks

Clay Walker Appearance
“Country Music Superstar Clay Walker to appear January 4th from 3pm to 5pm Brought to you by Pathfinder Boats and Mount Houston Marine”

Dale Jarrett Race Car
“Race fans can take a close look at the Dale Jarrett 2003 UPS Ford Taurus race car and “compete” on a variety of exciting race tracks inside a full-sized NASCAR race car at the 2003 Houston Boat, Sport and Travel Show, January 10, 11 and 12 at the Reliant Center”

Big Bass Fishing Adventure
The largest Bass fishing video game in the country, American Outdoors’ Big Bass Adventure, is coming to the 2003 Houston Boat, Sport & Travel Show. The Big Bass Adventure, sponsored by Pure Fishing, provides all the fun and excitement of fishing with a technological twist. It allows up to six people to virtually fish at one time People of all ages can test their fishing skills without having to step outside.

Congressman Green reviews local concerns; sets Town Meetings

By GILBERT HOFFMAN, editor, NorthEast News

Crime, calls for service to HPD, and environmental problems are high on the list of items reviewed and acted on every month, according to Rhonda Jackson, administrative assistant to Congressman Green.

Also discussed were progress at Greens Bayou, which is a Corps of Engineers project, and Halls Bayou, which is not currently a federal project, according to Green. He hoped that his Town Hall Meetings in Feb/Mar will address this issue of flooding in Halls Bayou, with the hope of moving toward a funding method. He noted that during last year’s Alison Flood, the area east of US59 had 56” of rain, which had to drain through these two bayous.

Green meets with the community monthly, on the second or third monday of the month, at 8:30 am at 10960 North Freeway. Present at last month’s meeting were representative’s of HUD, State Representative Kevin Bailey’s office, Houston Police Department, and Civic organizations. Next month’s meeting is scheduled for Jan. 13th.

Statistics were reviewed on “calls for service”, to determine which addresses and apartment complexes appear to be improving on their safety and crime calls to HPD. These calls include loud noise, disturbance, and theft cases, according to the police.

HPD stated that they will have 3 more officers assigned to the day shift in 2003, which will be used to improve service on these types of calls.
For the year to date period, through October, calls at Woods of Greenbriar were down 17%, and at Oak Leaf were up 85%. These were extremes, with 19 apartment complexes being monitored.

In violent crime stats, the most calls were reported at Oak Leaf, and in property loss calls, the most were reported at Casa Verde.

In related matters, Green has announced his schedule of public Town Meetings to be held in February and March.