This Week's Headlines

County holds flood meeting May 30

Swimming pools to open for summer

Chamber salutes local military

Heavy rains pound South Belt community

Leader offers Taylor-Sullivan correction

Land dispute heads to mediation

Pedestrian dies in Edgebrook crash

South Belters shine in Pearland election

Murr passes House Bill 297 to cut taxes; end Robin Hood

Bill reintroduced to stymie efforts to allow local police to serve as immigration officers

CCISD honors local community partners

SoHo intermediate named principal of the year

Olson acts to reduce immigration backlog

PISD recognizes FFA members at awards banquet

Alvin softball eliminates Lady Horns

LSA baseball in state final; seeking another title

Gator baseball closes out Longhorns

Clear Brook, Dobie to host spring games

San Jac softball down to must wins

Dickson eighth at state track

Dobie grad Diaz all-conference at Angelina

Brook sets strength, conditioning

JFD’s Pleasants to compete in GHVCA all-star series



Local Transportation Information

Department of Public Safety
Located at 111 Tri-Star, at Highway 3 across from Ellington Field. This office issues Driver Licenses, Learner's permits and official identification cards. The office is open from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. For information call 281-486-8242.

Houston Airport System
Hobby Airport
Hobby Airport, 7800 Airport Blvd., is used by approximately 8 million passengers annually. The airport is situated on approximately 1300 acres, with 400 improved acres for buildings, aircraft pavement and parking facilities.

Ellington Airport/Ellington Joint Reserve Base
On Highway 3 (Old Galveston Road) is a former military base now owned by the city of Houston. Ellington is used to support military and NASA, to act as a reliever airport for Houston Hobby Airport, to promote general aviation and provide space for airport related activities not requiring direct airfield access.

Metro Bus
The Houston Metro Bus serves the South Belt area with daily transit service from various locations within the area to Almeda Mall, Hobby Airport and downtown with transfers available to many areas including the medical center.

South Belt Park and Ride
The South Belt Park and Ride, 11755 Sabo Road has capacity for approximately 950 vehicles. The facility connects to the High Occupancy Vehicle lane of the Gulf Freeway. It features security, a shelter area and telephone access.

South Belt Pool and Ride
The South Belt Pool and Ride located on the Gulf Freeway between Fuqua and South Belt has capacity for approximately 450 vehicles. It is designed for car and van poolers and has direct access to the HOV lane. It, like the South Belt Park and Ride, features security, a shelter area and telephone access.

The Port of Houston Authority
The Port of Houston has been instrumental in the city of Houston's development as a center of international trade. About 88 steamship lines offer service linking Houston with 1,053 ports in 203 countries. It is also home to a $15 billion petrochemical complex, the largest in the nation and second largest worldwide.