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Representative for since Looney born November 5, , better known as Andy, is an award-winning game designer and computer programmer. Drilling for oil so we can keep consuming like there is no tomorrow should be given the green light — but, we should also jump head first into alternate methods of transportation, because there will be a tomorrow. Finding alternative fuels to keep burning our hydrocarbon-hungry engines is still the old school way of looking at the problem.
We need exciting and creative solutions to free ourselves of the dependency on this mode of conveyance. In the future, we Americans must demand better quality and efficiency by making wiser purchases.
Who says we have to settle for what is offered? I say boycott junk and encourage good quality by smart purchasing and with that said we have to do our share to make this a better country too. Regardless of how much a dealer cuts off the buying price, for most of us this mode of transportation is too fuel-costly to maintain and some fat cat, our money in his pocket, leans back and blows Cuban cigar smoke through his toothy grin. As my Pastor of many years, L.
Marcus used to say, I said all that to say this: We Americans will be the only obstacle to change and ultimately - survival. We are our own worst enemy…or friend. Baytown can be a tough place to get outdoor exercise if you are a bicycler, jogger, walker or an urban trekker. Sure, we have a few places to do these activities, but they require an automobile to get to them.
Here in America, using an automobile to get to your place of exertion has never really been an issue, but it sure is now and in the future, it will become even more so.
Labels: biking , Exercise , hiking , running , trails , trekking , walking. Police: Crime watches help make neighborhoods safer. In order to minimize the vulnerability of homes and neighborhoods, Alford outlined the do's and don'ts for those taking an active role in protecting themselves and their property: Do get involved. Tuesday, June 17, Chaparral Village standing up to crime.
By Barrett Goldsmith Baytown Sun Published June 17, About 35 residents from the Chaparral Village subdivision met this week at the home of a local resident to discuss ways to prevent and fight crime in the area, including a recent spate of car burglaries and late-night street racing. Folks spilled out of the living room and up the stairs to hear Crime Watch leaders and Capt. David Alford, head of the community service bureau of the Baytown Police Department.
All stressed the importance of remaining vigilant and taking steps to ensure the safety of every family. Just be aware. And always lock those doors and keep those valuables out of sight.
That helps us find out what their needs are, and helps them understand our limitations. We tell everybody to call. And keep your lights on. The park, said several residents, has been the site of drug deals and other criminal activity at night. Marshall is a longtime resident of Chaparral and hopes to stay there for a long time to come. On his web log, www. Are we willing to change the way we do things if it reduces the chance we will be robbed or targeted for criminal mischief?
I stepped out onto my front porch to get my newspapers like I do every morning I am off work and surveyed my peaceful neighborhood. I love this place. Down the street are the usual array of lounging cats; a stealthy furry night predator of innocent birds and rodents not indigenous to this country, but somehow introduced and accepted. Are they a metaphor of present day Baytown? Maybe, but then again I may just be thinking too much…again.
Looking around I observe an ominous pinkish tinge in the clouds and the myriad bird sound imitations of the ever present mockingbird or birds. Who knows how many are out there this morning? That is fine with me. Quiet times in the neighborhood are something I enjoy more than I can explain. Walking around to the back I disturb a bouncing and boisterous blue jay as it launches off the limb of my dwarf cherry laurel, one of my sunflower seeds in its beak.
Is there a more arrogant bird in Harris County than the blue jay? They land with a thump and a bump like they own the place and grab what they want. What - not another analogy to crime and criminal activity? Could be, but this thought is probably just a side effect of the neighborhood watch meeting we had with Captain D. Alford of the Baytown Police Department Saturday evening. Instead of enjoying the company of his own neighbors and family, he willingly gave us three informative hours and we appreciated it.
What happens here is an indicator to everyone else of what is happening in their neck of the woods with few exceptions. What we do that may set us apart is a neighborhood watch program that is growing stronger each day and that means we are collectively seeing more stuff that used to go unnoticed. We are calling more and that is a good thing. According to Captain Alford, other than the street racing issue, we have less crime now than other parts of town and a lot of that stems from residents taking precautions and calling the police when we see something suspicious.
We are installing night motion lights and for the most part locking our garage doors. We are removing our electronics and pilferables from our cars, locking the doors and setting alarms. In short, we are taking away the initiative of thieves by changing our pattern of behavior. Yea, we are changing the way we do things. I guess it boils down to what we as tax-paying home owners want to see when we look around our homestead. We here in CV are bolstering our stance of using the police department as the first line of defense in the event that our preparation fails.
We are not vigilantes, but we are being vigilant. Get an address location and be as specific as possible. Think of it this way: Imagine the dispatcher is not familiar with your area and try to explain so anyone can find it. We CV folks enjoy our neighborhood as much as the next subdivision and realize the burden of creating a positive place to raise our family lies on us as individuals as much as anything.
We have to communicate and share information more. We have to meet for Neighbors Night Out in August.
We have to watch out for each other and by doing this; we increase the odds of keeping the bad guys at bay. I want to spend the rest of my days right here in beautiful and peaceful CV and that means keeping it beautiful and peaceful in the future. So, as long as my fellow denizens and I keep vigilant, we can look forward to many more morning newspaper deliveries, pretty blue jays, lazy kitty cat sightings and beautiful pinkish fluffy clouds.
Labels: crime watch , neighborhood , peace , police. Saturday, June 07, Texas Summer too hot? I love summer. I love working when it's real hot and sunny bright. Even though my job requires wearing fire-retardant clothing, I actually find the heat and brilliant sunshine irresistible. When many are complaining about the high temps, I am out in it piddling, tinkering and just wandering around. At home my bride and I sit on our patio and soak up the rays. We're seriously considering getting one of the Baytown Pool businesses to install an in-ground pool so we can enjoy the sunshine even more.
I am open for recommendations if anyone thinks one is better than the other, as I do not want to send our money outside of the city if I can help it. I was off for the better part of last week and had my mower running almost every day.
I use the mower for exercise and when the sun is blasting away and the temperature is smoking hot, I want to feel the sweat running down my back. I even mow the pipeline behind my place and that adds a third of an acre to my sunny entertainment.
With the billowing clouds and burnished sun, we decided it was the perfect time to shovel and wheelbarrow eight yards of pine bark mulch into our flowerbeds my bride told me it was perfect timing. I'm going to wait for another hot sunny day next week and get eight more yards to finish the job.
I'm simply waiting for the work order to come down from my bride and anyway; I always need the exercise and what better way to get it than in the blistering sun with a shovel in my sweaty hands? My bird feeders and birdbaths are a constant source of sunny entertainment and my usual seed offering runs about 3 pounds of wild bird mix and black oil sunflower seeds. This year we've had a bumper crop of squirrels and 2 in particular grace our patio.
They're babies and about the size of sparrows. Truthfully I'm worried a cat or hawk will pick them off, they're so innocent and reckless, but I must let nature take its course. I learned this sad fact watching Meerkat Manor. Speaking of sad facts, my sweet little doggie of 14 wonderful years was finally laid to rest and we are just now recovering from her loss.
This past week I was delighted to see a pair of Mississippi Kites and an American Swallow-tailed Kite flying over the neighborhood. Up till then, I thought the only kite in the sky had a string attached to it.
Just a couple of weeks ago, I was heavily seated in my wire rocking lawn chair, which incidentally makes my gluteus area look like a waffle iron for all you lady readers, especially Granny Adcox out in Highlands binoculars in hand, cool iced green tea on the table when to my surprise I identified a pair of crested Cara Cara, commonly known as the Mexican eagle, flying above. I got on the horn and called Sally Sherman at the nature center and she told me it was indeed a rarity.
By the way, later on this year I plan to join Sally for the butterfly count — everyone is welcome to join us. Last years count can be found here. I say as I point. It had USAF markings on the wings"? It's non-stop important information on the patio. Would you believe that I am harvesting delicious juicy tomatoes about the time that they are being recalled? Would you believe that I unfortunately do not have enough to share? True, true. Is it just me, or do big juicy homegrown tomatoes picked off the bush taste truly righteous when salt is sprinkled over them?
Ah folks, our summers are hot and muggy and at times unbearable, but the more time we spend outside the higher our quality of life. Texas summers? Bring 'em on and I'll take the sunshine over our winters any day of the week. Labels: bird watching , Summer , sunshine. Nearly every weekend in the middle of the night and early morning hours, they are awakened by the sounds of roaring engines.
By day, life in Chaparral Village seems perfect enough. Children ride their bikes and neighbors take time out to socialize. But at night, it's a whole other story. Street racers have turned Chaparral Drive into their own personal speedway. That includes blasting music, taunting homeowners at all hours of the night. Residents fear it's only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.
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