Pasadena is in the running to be named one of the healthiest cities in Texas. Last year, the city held the top spot in a statewide competition called the It’s Time Texas Community Challenge until the final weeks and ultimately finished in second place. This year, we need the help of the entire community to win the title.
Here's how you can help:
1) Register to participate in the competition by signing up online at the It's Time Texas Community Challenge website: www.ittcommunitychallenge.com
. Be sure to choose Pasadena as your community. The city earns 1,000 points for every person who signs up.
2) After signing up, individuals can click on "Log Activity +" in the top right corner of the page and track weight loss or log activity to earn points. The action that earns the city the most points is uploading a "Healthy Selfie" photo in which you are making a healthy choice, like eating a nutritious meal or snack, drinking water or exercising. Again, be sure to choose Pasadena as your community. Tracking your activity earns 50 points, logging weight loss earns 100 points, and each healthy selfie uploaded earns the city another 200 points in the competition.
3) Businesses, schools and religious organizations can all participate in the challenge too. Each workplace wellness pledge earns Pasadena 250 points, and faith-based leader pledges add 250 points as well.
The winning community in each size category will receive an $1,800 community grant to put toward future health-related efforts, along with a trophy, school district banner, Governor’s certificate, among other prizes.
We encourage you to get creative and get healthy by coming up with fun ways to get involved in this challenge. But hurry! The competition ends on Friday, March 31.
More than 75 vehicles are scheduled to be up for bid in the City's first public auction of the year. It will be held on Saturday, January 21 at the Maintenance Services Facility (3124 Red Bluff). More than 75 vehicles are scheduled to be up for bid, including surplus City vehicles, as well as confiscated and abandoned vehicles.
All of the auction items may be viewed on Friday, January 20 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 on-site 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 the City's Auction website
, view the auction flyer
or contact Worstell Auction Co. at (713) 946-8888.
All City facilities will be closed on Monday, January 16 in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The closure includes City Hall, Water Billing, the Municipal Services Building, both libraries, all recreation centers and other City facilities.
There will not be any City garbage collection on Monday, but for residents serviced by Waste Management, trash pick-up will continue on its normal schedule.
All emergency response services will remain available as usual.
Go green with your Christmas greenery! Beginning on Monday, January 9, crews will start picking up Christmas trees for recycling. Participating in the program is easy: just make sure your tree is green (not flocked) and bare (no ornaments, icicles or tree stands left on it) and place it at the curb.
Pick-up will run Monday through Friday, throughout the month.
After January 31, all trees, including those that are flocked, will be picked up on heavy trash day only.
The trees will be recycled and mulched. Later, the mulch can be purchased and used in gardens and landscaping.
PASADENA CITIZENS’ ADVISORY COUNCIL
Community Advisors to Pasadena Chemical Plants and Refineries
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
5:45 food ready. Meeting 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
1062 Fairmont Parkway
Overview on Permitting of Petrochemical Plants
Visitors welcome! RSVP by noon on Thurs. Jan. 19 to help us plan food and seating.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-326-5253.