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Business Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2020
1/18/20 11:25 AM
Call to Order - President Bob Barnard called meeting to order at 9:45a.m.

Prayer and Pledge - Chaplain Monty Montgomery 

Recognition of Guest(s) and First Time Attendees -

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
•Motion by Forrest Turbeville, 2nd by Wayne Jones to accept the minutes as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

President – Bob Barnard
•The Houston Police Burial Fund is 100 years old this month.  The annual meeting and election of trustees will immediately follow this meeting.
•Board is working on wording for a HPROA Mission Statement.
•HPOU will have a live taping of the popular podcast “Security Matters with Paul Viollis” on January 15th.  Paul Viollis, CBS News’ Law Enforcement and Security Analyst, along with Houston Police, City of Houston and Houston FOP will feature an in-depth interview about one of Houston’s most famous Cold Case.  The case labeled “Lovers Lane” was the brutal double murder of a young couple in 1991. [More]
Board Meeting Minutes
January 9, 2020

Prayer and          Pledge of Allegiance:  Jim Ashby

Present:   Aldridge, Ashby, Barnard, Beale, Gaines, Kivela, McDonald, Potell, Scheibe, St.   John, Toth, Zoch                            

Absent: Rayne

Parliamentarian – Bill Elkin

Sergeant at Arms: Robert Crane

Determination of Quorum: A quorum was present.

Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of Previous Meeting:

                Motion by Fred Walschburger, 2nd by Matt Potell to approve the Minutes and Treasurer’s Report as printed. Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

Executive Director – Anthony Kivela

•             2020 Budget Presentation

•            Copies of the proposed 2020 Budget and the 2019 Budget Comparison were presented to the Board

            The proposed budget was reviewed and discussed line-by-line

            The Board voted unanimously to approve the budget as presented. [More]

TSA January K-9
Volunteers Needed
1/06/20 6:22 PM
HPROA Members;

Thanks for your continuing support. In order for TSA K9 to conduct training, they must use role players. [More]
12/20/19 6:35 PM

Earlier this week, the Houston Chronicle published a story detailing that Cigna may terminate its relationship with Houston Based Memorial Hermann Hospital in March 2020.  Some City of Houston insurance providers (not Kelsey), use Memorial Hermann for some of its active and pre-Medicare insurance plans. [More]

Family Assistance Update
January 2020
Betty Pierpont Mason: (1-7-20 rh) M.D. Beall advised that Betty (HPROA member), widow of Deceased member L.R.P. Pierpont, has been fighting liver cancer for a while now.  He just received an update from her.  She’s had the first part of the Y-90 procedure yesterday.  She didn’t have to stay in the hospital but they mapped the route to her liver tumor.  It grew 3cm since September.  She will have part 2 after the artery heals which takes about 4 weeks. [More]
Retiree Roundup
December 2019
Nelson Foehner:(12-2-19) Foehner reports that a recent PET scan revealed that except for an area of the upper right arm and shoulder, all other earlier areas of involved and affected tissue have substantially or totally been resolved by chemo therapy. We will continue with three more treatments after which another PET scan will be scheduled. He invites all Prayer Warriors to remain steadfast in prayers for him and others fighting this dreaded disease.

Joe Scerbo: (12-8-19 rh) We were notified today by Wayne Black that his friend and HPROA member Joe Scerbo is extremely ill.  We contacted Joe's wife Mary and she stated he has been suffering with COPD  for a number of years, but it has now become severe. [More]

Holster Restrictions
January 2020
12/16/19 3:08 PM



Effective January 1, 2020, NO holster requiring the trigger (index) finger to be used to defeat a

retention mechanism is authorized for use by Houston Police Department personnel or for ANY

other agency Law Enforcement officers (including Retirees) shooting at Houston Police

Department Firearms Ranges. [More]

Park Place Rangers / Southeast Lunch Bunch
10/09/19 9:28 PM
Park Place Rangers / Southeast Lunch Bunch

The next gathering of the Park Place Rangers / Southeast Lunch Bunch
will be on Friday January 31, 2020, at 11am.  Please bring a friend and join us at:

 Kelley's Country Cooking
 1502 West Main Street  (FM 518)
 League City, TX

Northeast & Northwest Station Breakfasts
Every FIRST SATURDAY of each month at 7:30 am, 
at the GOLDEN CORRAL, 9663 FM 1960 W. bypass 
       (just west on FM 1960 @ the Eastex Fwy.) 
           Humble. Former Northeast officers  

Every THIRD TUESDAY of each month AT 9:00 AM.
Located at 14243 FM 2920, just West of Hwy 249.
For a monthly reminder e-mail, send your info to Dave Roberts
at  or Steve Rayne at  



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