Everyone in the community can get a valuable service for their vehicle for free on Friday, July 24, courtesy of the Pasadena Police Department. Officers from PPD's Auto Crimes Unit will offer VIN etching, a process in which a vehicle's unique ID number is etched onto the glass, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the police department's Community Services office (4106 Fairmont).
VIN etching is one tool that law enforcement agencies use to identify and recover stolen vehicles. It can act as a deterrent to thieves and may also lead to discounts on automobile insurance.
The process takes only a few minutes and can be done even if the vehicle's windows are tinted.
If done by a private vendor, VIN etching can cost up to $300, but the Pasadena Police Department is offering the service for free to the community. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/pasadenatexas
July is national Parks & Recreation Month, and because the month-long celebration has been a tradition since 1985, the City’s Parks and Recreation Dept. will celebrate with an 80s-themed Movie in the Park!
Come enjoy some entertainment under the stars with your family on Friday, July 24 at Burke Crenshaw Park (4950 Burke Rd). There will be a showing of the 1986 animated movie, "An American Tail" at dusk, or approximately 8:15 p.m.
Prior to the movie, there will also be an 80s-themed costume contest, dance-off and trivia contest. The schedule for the event is as follows:
6:30 p.m. Costume Contest
7:00 p.m. Dance-Off
7:20 p.m. Trivia Contest
8:15 p.m. Movie: An American Tail
This event is open to everyone in the community, and people are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, bean bags and pillows. Admission is free, and hot dogs and other concession items will be sold for $1.
For more information, contact the Parks & Recreation office at (713) 475-7048.
The City of Pasadena’s next public auction will be held on Saturday, July 18 at the Maintenance Services Facility (3124 Red Bluff Road). More than 65 vehicles are scheduled to be auctioned, including surplus City vehicles, as well as confiscated and abandoned vehicles.
All of the auction items may be viewed on Friday, July 17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Saturday, vehicle viewing starts at 7 a.m., and bidding will begin at 9 a.m. sharp.
Bidders can register the day of the auction, beginning at 7 a.m., or fill out the online auction registration form on the City’s website and email it back for more convenience.
Acceptable forms of payment are cash, MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards only. Checks will not be accepted. Items are sold “As Is, Where Is,” and there are no warranties.
For more information, visit our website at www.ci.pasadena.tx.us and click on “Purchasing & Auctions” in the “Resident” menu at the top of the page, or contact the City Impound Lot at (713) 475-7047 or Worstell Auction Co. at (713) 946-8888. The full list of items up for bid can be found here.
The City of Pasadena will have a 20-minute firework show beginning at 9:15 p.m. on July 4 in celebration of Independence Day. The fireworks will be the final activity at the city’s 4th Fest celebration, a free event that will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds (7902 Fairmont).
The 4th Fest begins at 4 p.m., and throughout the day, there will be activities, competitions and entertainment for the whole family. To help beat the heat, the air-conditioned Convention Center will be transformed into a KidZone, full of inflatable bouncers and games for kids.
The event will also feature the USMC Toys for Tots BBQ cook-off, an exotic bird show, a water balloon war zone, live music by the Brian Evans Band, hayrides and a variety of food and novelty vendors. There will also be athletic competitions throughout the day, including: a tire roll, a water balloon toss, a skillet toss, an egg toss and tennis activities.
The Car and Truck Show
will return again this year and, for the first time, is open to motorcycle entries, as well as cars and trucks. Participants can register the day of the event for $20. Awards will be given in many different categories, and the first 100 people registered will receive a special edition calendar. In addition, the first 50 car show participants will get a commemorative dash plaque, the first 100 motorcycle participants will get a limited-edition, custom bandana. And by participating, vehicle owners will also have a chance to have their vehicle featured in next year's calendar for the event.
Admission to the 4th Fest is free. For more information about Pasadena’s 4th Fest, visit fun.pasadenatexas.net or call (713) 475-7048.