Holiday Safety Tips
- Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.
- Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.
- Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.
- Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
- Keep a secure hold on your purse, handbag and parcels. Do not put them down or on top of the car in order to open the door.
- When approaching or leaving your vehicle, be aware of your surroundings.
- Do not approach your car alone if there are suspicious people in the area.
- If you must shop at night, park in a well-lighted area.
- Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.
- Dress casually and comfortably.
- Avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
- Shop during daylight hours whenever possible. If you must shop at night, go with a friend or family member.
- Even though you are rushed and thinking about a thousand things, stay alert to your surroundings.
- Avoid carrying large amounts of cash.
- Pay for purchases with a check or credit card when possible and follow your credit card with your eyes.
- Keep cash in your front pocket.
- Notify the credit card issuer immediately if your credit card is lost, stolen or misused.
- Keep a record of all of your credit card numbers in a safe place at home or cell phone.
- Avoid overloading yourself with packages. It is important to have clear visibility and freedom of motion to avoid mishaps.
- Beware of strangers approaching you for any reason. At this time of year, "con-artists" may try various methods of distracting you with the intention of taking your money or belongings.
Texas Citrus Parade Tips
The City of Mission holds it’s Texas Citrus Parade every year on the last Saturday of January.
It is a wonderful event to attend. Many hours of preparation are spent on decorating floats and preparing all the bands for parade day. The beginning of the parade will be at FM 495 (Griffin Parkway) and SH 107 (Conway Avenue) at 3:00 p.m... Enjoy it. Here are some tips for that day:
- Obey all directions given by police officers.
- Obey all directions given by parade personnel and city employees.
- Be ready for the early closure of streets along the parade route.
- Be ready for the closure of the minor streets at 12 noon, major streets at 2:00 p.m..
- If you need to cross town at this time drive via Expressway 83 or 3 Mile Line.
- Dress appropriately for the weather.
- Plan the location you are going to park your vehicle.
- Plan where you will stand or sit.
- Respect the participants and spectators.
- Do not go up to the participants during the parade.
- Do not cross the street during the parade.
- Do not tease animals in the parade.
- Place trash in the proper containers.
Cold Weather Safety Tips
- Wear layers of lightweight clothing to stay warm. Gloves and a hat will help prevent losing your body heat.
- Don’t forget your pets - bring them indoors. If they can’t come inside, make sure they have enough shelter to keep them warm.
- Protect your pipes - run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent your pipes from freezing. Open the kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Keep the garage doors closed if there are water lines in the garage.
- Keep the thermostat at the same temperature day and night. Your heating bill may be a little higher, but you could avoid a more costly repair job if your pipes freeze and burst.
- If you are using a space heater, place it on a level, hard surface and keep anything flammable at least three feet away – things such as paper, clothing, bedding, curtains or rugs.
- Turn off space heaters and make sure fireplace embers are out before leaving the room or going to bed.
- Never use a stove or oven to heat your home.
- If you are using a fireplace, use a glass or metal fire screen large enough to catch sparks and rolling logs.
- Use generators correctly – never operate a generator inside the home, including in the garage.
- Don’t hook a generator up to the home’s wiring. The safest thing to do is to connect the equipment you want to power directly to the outlets on the generator.
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