ARE YOU READY FOR THE BIG SWITCH!

I work in television and haven’t actually seen one until Wednesday night. It’s the HD test that run on most major television networks. I was watching Larry King on CNN at about 11:35 pm when the color bars came up. I wasn’t sure if it was the emergency broadcasting system or something else. But I realized it was one of those HD tests I’ve been waiting to see. Alas, I was disappointed because it wasn’t that exciting. There were no bands or the little pinata guy from the tv commercial I love. But at least I’ve finally seen it. Have you seen one of the HD test and are you ready for the big switch?

HURTT: WE’RE BEING FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE TO THE TAXPAYERS!

Every department in the city has been asked to exercise fiscal responsibility. Since 94% of HPD’s budget is tied to personnel, that is where most of the cuts to the 2010 budget had to be made, including a reduction in overtime. As a result, HPD will rely on the expertise of its officers, technology such as our Crime Center, and our partnerships with other agencies to make certain the people of Houston remain safe.

Chief Harold Hurtt