EMCID Honors Local Officers
The East Montgomery County Improvement District turned its attention to the "men and women in blue" at the 2015 Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner held Monday, February 23. Officers from area police departments, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and Constable's Office were recognized for their outstanding achievements. Maurice "Termite" Watkins, a former boxer-turned-motivational speaker, inspired the crowd of nearly 200 at the EMCID Complex.
Safe Shopper Program Results
The Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office made 45 felony arrests and 78 misdemeanor arrests, for a total of 123 between October 15, 2014 and January 15, 2015. The effort, called the Safe Shopper Program, aimed at reducing shoplifting in several high-traffic areas during the Christmas holiday shopping season.
Foundation Creates Merit Scholarship
The East Montgomery County Scholarship Foundation (EMCSF), a non-profit subsidiary of the East Montgomery County Improvement District (EMCID), is proud to offer a new merit-based scholarship that will be awarded to current college students from East Montgomery County who plan to continue their education. The $500 scholarship will be awarded to 20 students each year who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership and service, and financial need.
"Termite" Watkins to Headline Dinner
The East Montgomery County Improvement District will hold its annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Monday, February 23 at the EMCID Complex, 21575 U.S. Highway 59 North in New Caney, at 7 p.m. This year's keynote speaker is former boxer and Golden Gloves Champion Maurice "Termite" Watkins.
Additional $108,110 in Grants Awarded
Two additional Community Development Grants (CDG) totaling more than $108,000 were approved by the Board of Directors at its January 8, 2015 meeting. The grant requests, for Heaven's Army of Resources and the Splendora Softball Association, were submitted in the fall but required amendments to the original applications.
EMCID Supports Law Enforcement
It's no secret the East Montgomery County Improvement District is a huge suppporter of law enforcement. Since 1998, EMCID has lent support financially by providing more than $540,000 to East Montgomery County's police officers and constable's deputies.
EMCID Awards Grant Money
Law enforcement will be better protected, teachers will have more money for the classroom and boy scouts will be better equipped at their next campout thanks to support from the Board of Directors of the East Montgomery County Improvement District and its Community Development Grant program (CDG).
A Whole Lot of Turkey Going On
Volunteers at the Mission Northeast were up to their eyeballs in turkeys (literally at times) when EMCID delivered 50 frozen birds to its donation warehouse Wednesday, December 10. EMCID's Board of Directors also showed up with 20 small hams.
EMCID Program Nabs Suspects
The East Montgomery County Improvement District's Safe Shopper program, which consists of increased security patrols by the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office before, during and after the holiday shopping season, is also responsible for the arrest last Thursday, November 6 of an alleged arsonist.
Spooky Fright & Sweet Fun
Hundreds of ghouls, goblins, pirates, princesses and superheroes turned out for EMCID's Fall Extravaganza! Sweet toothes will be pleased; several booths handed out candy and other goodies. There were dance contests, hula hoop contests, jump houses, rock climbing, camel riding, a petting zoo and so much more!