Urban Air family event

Editorial Staff on 09.11.23

HPOU Members and their families had fun at Urban Air for the HPOU Family Event!  More events to come, please watch your emails for announcements from HPOU.Read more

Officer O’Neal and Heihei

BARC on 09.11.23

HPD Officer O’Neal partnered up with friendly kitty Heihei for a Paws to the Rescue Tuesday! Officer O’Neal loves dogs and cats and has plenty of pets to keep him busy, but he stopped by today to help a shelter pet find their forever home. Heihei graciously volunteered to be the star of the show!Read more

Not just for kids: Adults need to get current on their immunizations, too

Suma Manjunath, MD, FAAP on 09.11.23

It’s back-to-school time and parents and guardians are getting children immunized with required vaccines. However, keeping current with their own adult immunizations is sometimes overlooked. Many adults are unaware that vaccinations they had as children may no longer protect them against avoidable diseases – or that physicians now have newer, more effective vaccines available forRead more

Houston World Series of Dogs

Shannon Barker, Editor on 08.7.23

If you would like to donate to ATO’s Retired K9 Fund, please visit Donate ( The Houston World Series of Dog Shows took place from Wednesday, July 19, 2023, to Sunday, July 23, 2023, and took place at NRG. The event was packed with lively performances, exhibitions, relay races, conformation judging, seminars, displays, and shopping.Read more

Financial Report – mid-year outlook

Brian Craft, AIF on 08.7.23

Wow! Who saw this Bull Market coming?  Many said I was too optimistic when I said we should have a market up 8-10% this year, but as I write this, the S&P 500 is up 13 – 14% for the year.  Yes, I know it’s only been 8 stocks that have made this market (moreRead more

Cremation vs. Traditional Burial: A Personal Choice

Dignity on 08.7.23

Choosing between cremation and a traditional casket burial is a highly personal decision that involves several factors. Religious customs, family traditions, budget considerations, and personal preferences all play a significant role in making this choice. In this article, we will explore the cost differences between cremation and burial, religious considerations for each option, and theRead more

Dealing with grief

Puja Sehgal, M.D. on 08.7.23

August 30 is observed as National Grief Awareness Day; it’s an opportune time to better understand how we might cope with a personal loss and help others manage their grief while reminding them – and ourselves – that overcoming grief is not as simple as turning off a light switch. By PUJA SEHGAL, M.D.  Read more

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The Presidents Message

Arrive alive

Arrive alive! How many times have we heard this over our career?  From the early days in the academy, we have heard our trainers say that we can’t help if we don’t get there. We have always taken the stance that we want our officers to arrive safely on every scene.  I remember very vividly running an assist the officer call on London Street in Southeast.  As I slowed to make the turn, one of my classmates hit me from behind sending me into a ditch.  We were two blocks from the assist.  Luckily no one was hurt, other than my classmate’s pride, and another unit made it to the officer in need and quickly handled business at the assist.

That was a very clear lesson that we both learned that day.  It was true, you can’t help anyone if you are in an accident.  This also pulls r

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Fights worth fighting…

Most of our members are unaware as to what we do over here at the union.  Any given day you will find us in our office working to resolve whatever issue has jumped up in the last 24 hours.  Over the last few weeks, we have been very vocal over a variety of issues that affect all of our members. I know that most do not watch the evening news and do not get to see my interviews or press conferences, but I do plenty of them.  If I cannot do it, I have Ken, Ray, or Tim handle it, because it is important to get our message out there to the community.

Three weeks ago, we held a press conference and called for the resignation or removal of Dr. Peter Stout with the Forensics Science Center. The Forensics Science Center is now backlogged in every single area in which they conduct analysis and

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