This Week's Headlines

Sagemont Church plans new youth facility

Harris County Pct. 2 seizes illegal drugs

South Belt are chamber annual gala blazes new trails

Construction of Riverstone charter school appears ready to resume

Commissioners OK 7% increase, rejecting DA’s proposed 31.7%

ExxonMobil donates $10K to JFD High

Memorial, Baylor, Scott merger off

San Jac receives national award

Education leaders comment on Abbott’s finance reform

South Belt Chamber of Commerce honors outstanding students for January

Leadership Showcase spotlights students

Burnett names its awards for second nine-weeks

HCAD offers free workshops to help business owners

PLT presents “Dancing Lessons”

CCISD musicians participate in TMEA All -State Ensembles

South Belt-Ellington Chamber of Commerce annual gala a success

Lady Longhorns roll into area round

JFD soccer continues first-half roll

Brook, JFD hoops play out campaigns

Lady Horn softball opens with victory

Football great Fitzpatrick to emcee PISD hall event

Dobie track opens season

Dobie netters claim crown at Wesbrooks

SJC softball wins pair




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.