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Department of Neighborhoods

July 30, 2012

 Contact:  Evangelina Vigil

 Mayor Parker to Acknowledge Community Partner
Data Shredding Services, Inc.

Document Shredding Initiative Focuses on ID Theft Prevention


Houston Mayor Annise Parker
City Council Member District H & Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez
Data Shredding Services of Texas, Inc.


Mayor’s Proclamation of “Data Shredding Services of Texas Day” – July 31, 2012
ID Theft Prevention & Document Shredding Events - Announcement


Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 1:15 p.m. (before City Council Session)


Houston City Council Chamber, City Hall, 901 Bagby, 2nd Floor, Houston, TX 77002


Houston Mayor Annise Parker will present a City Proclamation to community partner Data Shredding Services of Texas, Inc. acknowledging the company’s generous contribution of services benefiting Houston residents.  Over the past four months, Data Shredding Services has provided document shredding services free of charge to Houston residents as part of the City’s Identity Theft Prevention & Document Shredding Initiative.  The initiative is sponsored by the Mayor’s Citizens Assistance Office, a division of the Department of Neighborhoods, and the Houston Police Department (HPD).  Thus far, DSS has shredded over 40,000 pounds of paper materials for area residents.  

Launched in April, the initiative consists of monthly events at selected HPD stations offering residents the opportunity to safely dispose of confidential documents and learn about measures they can take to prevent identity theft.  Upcoming events are listed below. 

For more information, contact Cecilia Ortiz, Mayor’s Citizens’ Assistance Office, at 832.393.0955 or  To learn more about the Department of Neighborhoods, visit

ID Theft Prevention & Document Shredding Events

HPD Clear Lake Station
2855 Bay Area Blvd.

Houston, TX  77058
Saturday, August 11, 2012

HPD Southeast Station
8300 Mykawa

Houston, TX  77033
Saturday, September 22, 2012

HPD Northwest Station
6000 Teague Rd.

Houston, TX  77020
Saturday, October 27, 2012

HPD Midwest Station
7277 Regency Square

Houston, TX  77036
Saturday, November 17, 2012