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Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985 - File 005. 1985-12-20. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 10, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/3303/show/3282.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 269, December 20, 1985
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
  • Wyche, Linda
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date December 20, 1985
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 005
Transcript MONTROSE VOICE / DECEMBER 20, 1985 The Lower Westheimer Police Community Center officially opened this past Tuesday with a celebration honoring the many neighborhood sponsors who donated time and materials to make this one-of-a-kind facility possible (Roger Lackey photo) City Councilman George Greanias (right) and John Daniel (center), project coordinator, present the "key" to the new police substation to Police Chief Lee Brown (Roger Lackey photo) Lower Westheimer Police Station Open for Business The new Lower Westheimer Police Sub- Station opened Tuesday, Dec. 17 with a special opening celebration and benefit. A crowd of approximately 200 gathered in front of the facility at 7:00 p.m. as city officials arrived in a police paddy wagon. Robert Sawvell, president of Liberty Bank, introduced Mayor Kathy Whitmire, Councilman George Greanias and Houston Police Chief Lee Brown. The city officials hailed the new facility as a vital part in the revitalization of lower Westheimer. After the ribbon cutting, those at the celebration toured the station. A lavish buffet waited at the end of the tour. Representatives from area food establishments manned tables laden with examples of their wares. Entertainment included dancing girls circulating through the crowd and the Montrose Symphonic Brass Quintet. The opening celebration was sponsored by the Neartown Business Alliance to honor the many contributors to the project. The building and property were donated by Liberty Bank. Design and remodeling were donated by developerJ.R. McConnell. Materials, labor and furnishings were donated by over 40 businesses and individuals in the Montrose area. Contributors are listed on a special sign inside the station. The principal project coordinator has been John Daniel, security director and community relations liaison of Liberty Bank. Daniel is also a founding member and past vice president of the Neartown Business Alliance. He has been assisted by Mark Schmidt of Metropolitan Development and president of NBA. Approximately 1000 square feet in size. the center is the first 24-hour operation police substation of its kind in Houston. It will be staffed by five full time officers and a sergeant, and three police aides, part of the high school intern program. On premise assignment provides residents faster crime reporting as well as an opportunity to provide information helpful in the solution of crimes. It is probable that eventually patrol assignments be made for District 17 from this station. District 17 covers the area bordered by Drexel on the west, Bisgonnet on the south, Allen Parkway on the north, and Main on the east. The substation telephone number is 529-3100. There are three computer terminals online to the downtown computer center, which provide instant information on vehicle registration, arrest warrants outstanding nationwide as well as providing direct access to the downtown dispatching center. An estimated $20,000 annual budget must be raised by the community to pay all operating expenses and upkeep on the property. Neartown Business Alliance and other area organizations will be conducting an ongoing fundraising campaign. Donations and pledges will be accepted by contacting Mark Schmidt at 4414 Montrose Boulevard, or calling 520- 6064. Volunteers wishing to assist in civilian operations and manning of telephones at the station may contact John Daniel at Liberty Bank, 529-4821. Beverages for the opening party were provided by the Houston Organization of Bar Owners. Food was provided by over a dozen local restaurants and catering services. JVlerry Christmas from KINDRED SPIRITS s, CHRISTMAS EVE - Stop by for a FREE cup of Christmas cheer - our delicious Hot Spiced Wine! CHRISTMAS DAY - Our regular Wednesday night party - all drinks half-price all night - NO COVER! Don't: forget: From TlwBlood Cemer BLOOD DRIVE Qive the gift of life, give blood. Dec. BSnd Dec. S9th 4902 Richmond/Houston, Texas 77027/(713) 623-6135 5 housEof piES _\ V^ RESW_RAifT ArfOBAKERV^^/ 6142 WESTHEIMER 782-1290 Over 30 Pies, Cakes & Cheesecakes Available! Pumpkin & Apple Pies $4.95 Pecan Pie $6.75 Call for Your Holiday Pies 8c Cakes! 782-1290 Incredible BREAKFAST SPECIAL Monday thru Friday— MIDNIGHT TO 11AM $1.90 Includes 2 eggs and choice of: 1) biscuits, muffins or toast; 2) bacon, ham or sausage; 3) hash browns, fries or grits (Not good with any other oiler) Expires Jan 24. 1986 6142 Weslheimer Only Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week We will be closed Irom 5pm Dec 24 lo 5pm Dec 25 Visa & Mastercard Accepted
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