Annual Pre-National-Night-Out Kickoff Event

From the Richardson Police Department:

It’s that time of year to join the Richardson Police Department at the 2013 Pre-National Night Out Kickoff Celebration.

If you are a Block Captain, Crime Watch Patrol Coordinator, HOA Safety Chairperson or are THE person planning your National Night Out party in 2013, this is for you.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM, in the Grand Hall of the Richardson Civic Center, located at 411 W. Arapaho Rd.

The tradition of a potluck dinner and meeting will be continued this year as well as your chance to win a specialty visit for National Night Out on October 1st. We will again have additional drawings for NNO giveaways.

We will also be recognizing last years National Night Out Neighborhood Award Winners.

The deadline for registering is August 2nd so go to our National Night Out page and complete the online registration form:

http://www.cor.net/index.aspx?recordid=162&page=1596

If you have questions, contact Officer Tommy Davis who is this years National Night Out Coordinator at tommy.davis@cor.gov

Officer Tommy Davis ID #647
Crime Prevention Unit
Richardson Police Department
140 N. Greenville Avenue
Richardson, Texas 75081
972-744-4773

HPNA General Meeting This Thursday!

photo by Nathan BeachNEXT HPNA GENERAL MEETING
THURSDAY, JULY 18TH
7:00 P.M.
HEIGHTS PARK RECREATION CENTER
(NOTE CHANGE IN VENUE)

Mark your calendars for our next HPNA general meeting to be held at the new Rec Center and Aquatics Facility. This will be a fun, relaxed event with a presentation by City of Richardson staff and the Rec Center Architects, followed by tours of the facility. If you haven’t seen the new Rec Center yet, you’re in for a nice surprise.

We’ll have refreshments for you as well as a few surprises.

Don’t miss it…and bring your neighbors.

AN EASY WAY TO FIND OUT IF YOU’RE A CURRENT HPNA MEMBER!

Sometimes it’s difficult to remember if you’ve paid your yearly HPNA membership dues — especially if you pay early in the year!

We’ve got a solution for you…

Click this link and the membership list will come up; look for your house address. We’ve sorted the list by street name and by house number. (No resident names were used.)

See what year you show as your Paid Membership. If you’re current on your dues, you’ll see 2013.

CRIME WATCH PATROL CLASS
SATURDAY, JULY 20th

We have scheduled our next Crime Watch Patrol class. It will be held on Sat. July 20, 2013 from 9am to 1pm (location to be determined).

Please keep in mind that individuals interested in attending our CWP classes are required to complete and submit an application before we can issue them approval to attend. No one will be allowed to attend this or any class without first submitting an application and passing a background check. Applications can be submitted online at http://www.cor.net/index.aspx?recordid=155&page=68

Applicants will need to submit their application no later than July 10th.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me.

Frank Bradford, III #621
Crime Prevention Officer (SE Richardson)
Negotiator
Richardson Police Department
972.744.4937

July 2013 Yard of the Month!

533 ParkviewJuly: 533 Parkview

From the Homeowner:
“As the homeowner of 533 Parkview, I want to thank you for recognizing my ‘patch of dirt’ for July Yard of the Month. I am proud of ALL the lovely homes and yards in Heights Park and over the last 20 years and have gained enormous pleasure watching our neighborhood evolve…especially witnessing so many longtime residents and newcomers alike dive right into refurbishing and reviving their aging lawn areas. Revitalization is key and who doesn’t need a little “nip and tuck” now and then??? Gardening can be quite challenging …especially during the lazy days of summer, and even more so now that conserving water is so vitally important. Many of my plants are native to our area or drought tolerant… require little water once established… and no pruning. Some favorite butterfly and hummingbird magnets that bloom and thrive in my yard during the hot and dry months are: Red Yucca, with coral flowers on 5 ft. stalks, Zexmenia, a 2 ft. tall bushy perennial with yellow daisy like flowers, Russian Sage with 3-4 ft. spikes of lavender colored blooms and “Goldmound” Trailing Lantana, a 2 ft. tall sea of bright yellow blooms. Through the years I have made lots of bloopers and yanked out numerous “not so happy campers”….. but I encourage everyone not to be afraid to experiment and just have fun digging in the dirt….the rewards are abundant!”