Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
For more information, go to the Citizen Alert Web Portal.
Q: Who is responsible for the
A: The City/County of
Q: What is the
Q: How do citizens of
Q: So how do citizens receive these emergency alerts?
A: Citizens who live within the boundaries of
Q: What should I expect to see on my device during an emergency?
A: Depending on the device you will see or hear a message that says EMERGENCY ALERT and this will be followed by further instructions pertaining to the crisis on hand.
Q: What happens if the incident is isolated, will I still receive an alert?
A: The system uses GIS-based mapping technology which allows the Office of Emergency Management to isolate incidents and send alerts to only those targeted area/s.
Q: When will the
A: Used in these situations:
§ Emergency Evacuations
§ Natural or Man Made Disasters
§ Hazardous Material Incidents
§ Border Violence Incidents
Q: What personal information is required to register for the
A: Citizens must create an account by supplying some basic information:
- Creating a user ID and password
- Email address
- First and Last Name
- Street Address
- Zip Code
- Check the box “Agree to website policy”
Q: What is required after the account is created?
A: Citizens need to choose their method of notification and devices. You can select several options at once and prioritize the order for the alert notifications. Alerts may be sent by:
- Phone Call
- Devices for the Deaf such as Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD) and Teletypewriter (TTY)
Q: How many times may I register with the
A: Citizens may register several times and enter various addresses, phone numbers and devices if needed. Citizens may register a home, business, friend and family member’s information.
Q: Who can I contact for assistance?
A: Ask a friend for help or visit these community partners for registration assistance:
- Area Agency on Aging
- DSHS-Division for Blind Services
- DSHS- Deaf / Hard of Hearing
- LULAC Project Amistad
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Here's a News Release from Officer Henry Slack of Central Police Command that was sent at the end of October:
BURGLARY OF VEHICLES DOWN ACROSS THE CITY WITH CENTRAL,
LEADING THE WAY PEBBLE HILLS & MISSION VALLEY
Date/Time: Saturday, October 23, 2010
El Paso, Texas– El Paso, an for 2010 continues to see a decrease in overall crime. Through Saturday, October 23, 2010 overall crime is still down 1%, compared to this time last year. The crime categories with the largest decreases across the city are Murders, which are down 80% (10 in 2009 compared to 2 in 2010) compared to this time last year, Burglary of Vehicle’s are down 23% (2,670 in 2009, compared to 2,049 in 2010) and Vehicle Thefts are down 14% (1,486 in 2009, compared to 1,283 in 2010). All-America City
By Police Region the Central area has a decrease in overall crime by 5%, Northeast area is down 3%,
area has no change 0%, Pebble Hills area is up 3%, and Westside area is down 3%. Mission Valley
Murder is down 80% with 2 reported for 2010, Robbery is up 7%, Assaults are up 5%, Burglary down 6%, Larceny down 4%, Vehicle Thefts down 14%, and Burglary of Vehicle down 23%.
Burglary of Vehicles are down in the Central area by 33%, down in Pebble Hills by 25%, down in
by 24%, down in Westside by 17% and down in Northeast by 11%. Mission Valley
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Newmanista, Cody Ritchey, and the rest of the Fungi Mungle band will perform a benefit dance to support 1970 Austin High School graduate, Norma Ramos, in her battle against cancer. All are invited to enjoy the group that has been voted 4 times as "Best of the Border" and 5 times as Best of the Best Award Winning Group.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Newmanistas were well visited with happy trick-or-treaters on Sunday night. Ho Baron's home with its collection of surrealistic sculptures displayed throughout the yard and gardens drew an estimated crowd of 1300 people by 9:30 when they closed-up. They gave out 60 pounds of candy. The interacting living statues were exquisitely beautiful.