The Mosquito Battle Rages On
The mosquito battle typically runs from April to October depending on the severity of the winter. After mild winters, the season may last all year, but fear not! The City of La Porte has a battle plan. City workers are engaged in a three pronged attack: (1) night fogging, (2) larvaciding of ditches, and (3) briquettes in ditches and detention ponds. You can join the fight! Each citizen can help in the control of mosquitos by taking the following measures: get rid of standing water on your property where mosquitos might breed; properly dispose of tires, cans, flower pots, etc.; keep gutters clean and freely flowing. Standing water in gutters can breed mosquitos; keep swimming pools, spas, and fountains properly treated. The City of La Porte uses only mosquito control chemicals that have been tested and approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. No chemicals are used that have proven to be damaging to either public health or the environment. The City of La Porte mosquito control operators are licensed Pest Control Applicators through the Texas Department of Agriculture and must annually update their training in order to retain their licenses. PAGE 2
For questions or comments about the mosquito program, please call 281-471-9650.
FALL YOUTH VOLLEYBALL
Our inaugural league this past spring was a huge success and is back by popular demand! This recreational league is designed for youth in grades 4th – 8th to increase physical activity, develop teamwork & interpersonal skills, learn the game of volleyball, practice & improve volleyball skills, and most importantly, HAVE FUN! Practices will be held once per week with at least one match each Saturday for 7 weeks (includes end of season tournament). Players will participate in one of two divisions: 4th-5th Grade or 6th-8th Grade. Player jerseys will be provided. Volunteer coaches are needed! WHERE: La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center, 1322 S Broadway DATES: Games played October 5 – November 16; Practices begin the week of September 16. TIMES: Practice day and time will be chosen by each volunteer head coach after registration is over and teams have been finalized. Weeknight practices may range between 5PM – 9PM. Saturday games may range between 9AM – 3PM. AGES: 9 – 14 years (4th – 8th Grade) FEE: $45 Early Registration; $60 Late Registration REGISTRATION DEADLINE & INFO: Early registration runs July 1 – August 25. Late registration deadline is September 10. Register online at laportetx.gov/register or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center at 1322 S Broadway, La Porte, TX 77571. Call (281) 470-5140 for coaching questions or additional league information.
NEW! TEXAS OUTDOOR FAMILY CAMPING PROGRAM
Texas Outdoor Family is a new partnership with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department coming this fall. This program is a one night camping event to introduce families to camping, nature, and your Texas State Parks. The activities this program offers will enable you and your family to comfortably and safely enjoy your Texas State Parks and provide skills for a lifetime of rewarding outdoor experiences. The cost will be $25.00 dollars per family and we will provide you with a tent, cots and sleeping pads, a stove, pans, fuel, a lantern, and more! Families will need to provide their own food, personal items, and bedding. Dates and registration information will be announced in late September. For more information, please call Kayla Baez at (281) 245-5266 or email BaezK@LaPorteTX.gov.
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Discover all the exciting programs and events available throughout the Parks & Recreation Department. The program catalog is available online at
city happenings CPR CERTIFICATION COURCES The City of La Porte EMS is offering the following CPR courses: 07/20/2019 HeartSaver (HS) 08/17/2019 BLS for the Health Care Provider (HCP) 09/07/2019 HeartSaver (HS) HeartSaver is a CPR Class for anyone in the community who would like to be CPR certified. Health Care Provider is a CPR class for anyone in the community who works in the health care field. Call 281-471-9244 to register. Cost is $23 for HS and $27 for HCP.
SHOT CLINICS On July 13, August 17, and September 7, the La Porte EMS will be offering childhood immunizations for uninsured or underinsured children from birth through 18 years of age. Please bring your child’s shot record with you. No appointment is needed. Each session will be from 9:00 am to noon.
FREE CAR SEATS City of La Porte EMS is offering free car seats to eligible participants. Upcoming classes will be July 4 & 18; August 1, 15 & 29; September 12 & 26. All classes begin at 10 am at the EMS Headquartes (10428 Spencer Hwy). Registration is required. Sorry, walk-ins are not permitted. The car seat will be installed after a 45-minute training class. To register or for more information, call Lt. Rachel Gomez at 281-470-0073.
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER Deputy Court Clerk Teresa Hernandez was recognized as the City of La Porte Employee of the Quarter. The La Porte Municipal Court and community as a whole is very fortunate to have such a dedicated professional like Teresa. Congratulations! Pictured from left to right: Court Administrator Cathy Haney, Municipal Court Judge Denise Mitrano, Deputy Court Clerk Teresa Hernandez and Mayor Louis R. Rigby.
CITY UNIVERSITY The City of La Porte wants citizens to have input on the direction we are taking as a City, and this program will give you a direct line of communication with both your elected leaders and City Staff. The program is free for adults (16 & up) and takes place September 5 – November 7 on Thursdays from 6-9 pm. Register July 1 – August 29, online at LaPorteTX.gov/Register, or by visiting the La Porte Recreation & Fitness Center. Call (281) 470-5140 for additional information.
MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM
The City of La Porte maintains a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System to transport storm water. The City has also created a Storm Water Management Program to manage the quality of discharge from the system. This program includes best management practices and schedules for implementation to address six minimal control measures. For more information visit: http://LaPorteTx.gov/stormwater
Although this yearâ€™s polls are in the rearview mirror, the 2020 elections are right around the corner. The City of La Porte is here to ensure you are prepared before the big day. Whether you need information about how to apply for Ballot-byMail or want to know early voting times and locations, the city website is your Election Resource. Just head over to
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City of La Porte Quarterly Newsletter for July, August and September 2019.