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I’M FLATTERED BUT I HAVE NO PLANS TO RUN!

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If you’re like me you probably received an email that surprised you. It was a public plea asking METRO executive Terence Fontaine to run for Houston City Council in district D. Fontaine also served as Mayor Bill White’s Deputy Chief of Staff. The only problem with the email is Terence says he has no plans to run and he’s not leaving his job at METRO. The public transportation executive says while he’s flattered someone sees him as a worthy candidate he’s not running. District D is the seat currently being held by Wanda Adams who is term limited!

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HPD LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD HIGH SCHOOL RECRUITS!

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The Houston Police Department is looking for several outstanding high school youth to take part in the department’s Youth Police Advisory Council (YPAC).

The students, 9th through 12th graders at Houston area schools, will take part in the yearlong program that emphasizes leadership, respect, education, community service and an exposure to life outside the inner city.

The high school students will serve on an advisory council to HPD Chief Charles A. McClelland, Jr and other top HPD officials that will address such issues bullying, peer pressure, dating violence, gangs, drugs, as well as career goals and higher education.

The goal of the YPAC program, begun more than a decade ago, is to develop leadership skills among high school students. It stresses the need for participants to serve as leaders among their peers, act as liaisons between students and the City of Houston, and to take what they’ve learned and share it with their fellow students.

Students interested in the program should submit their applications, available at www.houstontx.gov/police/vip/images/ypac-app.pdf, by October 1.

For more information about YPAC, visit www.houstontx.gov/police/vip/ypac.htm or contact Rhonda Holmes, YPAC Director, at 713-308-3200.