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Pasadena – Our city

In case of an emergency, please dial 911.

Airports

George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (Domestic and International)
William P. Hobby Airport (Domestic and International)
Ellington Airport & Houston Spaceport

Emergency responders

The city of Pasadena is served by resourceful government officials who work closely with local businesses, the residential community, and police and fire officials. Help is just a phone call away through the city’s 911 system.

Pasadena Volunteer Fire Department

PVFD is the largest single-municipality volunteer fire department in the United States. Its membership includes over 200 active and 50 semi-active firefighters. The department responds to approximately 170 alarms per month within the almost 60 square miles of the city of Pasadena. PVFD is part of Channel Industries Mutual Aid organization helping to respond to the numerous petrochemical plants in the region.

City of Pasadena Fire Department
713-475-5554 (non-emergency)
1001 E. Shaw, Ste. B-100, Pasadena, TX 77506
www.ci.pasadena.tx.us

City of Pasadena Fire Marshall
(non-emergency)
713-475-5556

Pasadena Police Department

The Pasadena Police Department is made up of 240 vehicles, 260 officers and 78 civilians patrolling 67 square miles, serving approximately 150,000 citizens. On average, the department responds to approximately 100,000 calls for service per year. The police station has also changed from three offices to a new more than 80,000- square-foot police station. It actively recruits new officers and provides training in its own academy.

City of Pasadena Police Department
713-477-1221 (non-emergency)
1201 Davis St., Pasadena, TX 77506
www.ci.pasadena.tx.us

Hospitals

Bayshore Medical Center
713-359-2000
4000 Spencer Hwy., Pasadena, TX 7504
bayshoremedical.com

CHI St. Luke’s Health Patients Medical Center
713-948-7000
4600 E. Sam Houston Pkwy., South, Pasadena, TX 7505
www.StLukesPMC.com

Kindred Hospital – Bay Area
281-991-5463
4801 E. Sam Houston Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77505
www.khbayareahouston.com

Surgery Specialty Hospitals of America
713-378-3000
4301 Vista Road, Pasadena, TX 77504
www.ssha.us.com

City of Pasadena

1149 Ellsworth Drive, Pasadena, TX 7750
6713-477-1151
www.ci.pasadena.tx.us

City Council

Mayor Jeff A. Wagner
District A – Felipe Villareal
District B – Bruce Leamon
District C – Don Harrison
District D – Sammy Casados
District E – Cody Ray Wheeler
District F – Phil Cayten
District G – Cary Bass
District H – Thomas Schoenbein

City of Pasadena Action Line
713-475-5555

Community Resources

American Red Cross – Bay Area
(281) 282-6039

Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol
(800) 510-3111

Today’s Harbor for Children
(281) 471-9622

The Bridge Crisis Hotline
(713) 472-0753

Cenikor Foundation
(888) 236-4567

Community Pregnancy Center of Pasadena
(713) 944-1730

Innovative Alternatives
(713) 222-2525

Baker Ripley
(713) 944-9186

Pasadena Community Ministry
(713) 477-4336

Pasadena Habitat for Humanity
(713) 534-6062

Pasadena Health Center
(713) 554-1091

Poison Control Center
(800) 222-1222

Project Joy and Hope
(713) 944-6569

Salvation Army – Evangeline
(713) 920-1844

Sarah’s House
(713) 475-1480

Southeast Area Ministries (SeAM)
(713) 944-0093

Unlimited Visions Aftercare, Inc.
(713) 921-2276

Pasadena INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

713-740-0000
1515 Cherrybrook Lane, Pasadena, TX 77502
www1.PasadenaISD.org

Board of Trustees
Vickie Morgan, President
Jack Bailey, Vice President
Nelda Sullivan, Secretary
Mariselle Quijano, Assistant Secretary
Fred Roberts, Member
Marshall Kendrick, Member
Kenny Fernandez, Member
Dr. DeeAnn Powell, Superintendent

Pasadena Public Library

Fairmont Branch
281-998-1095

Central
713-477-0276
Pasadena cultural organizations

Armand Bayou Nature Center
(281) 474-2551

Pasadena Historical Museum
(713) 472-0565

Pasadena Little Theatre
(713) 941-1758

Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo
(281) 487-0240

Pasadena Philharmonic Society
(713) 941-3332

San Jacinto Day Foundation/Strawberry Festival
(281) 991-9500

San Jacinto Museum of History
(281) 479-2421

Wings Over Houston
(713) 266-4492

newspapers

The Pasadena Citizen
281-378-1920

The Houston Chronicle
713-362-7211

residential services

If you have any questions regarding local utilities and city services, contact the Pasadena City Hall, 1149 Ellsworth Drive, Pasadena, TX 77506, at 713-477-1511.

Environmental Services

Pasadena Recycling Center
713-475-7884

Pollution Control – Harris County
713-920-2831

Sanitation Services
713-475-7884

Electricity, Telephone, Cable and Satellite

Please refer to the business directory in the back of this publication or visit www. pasadenachamber.org for an online Member Directory listing service providers.

Gas

At CenterPoint Energy, a security deposit or letter of credit from a utility company is required to obtain service. Your order will be fulfilled within three to four business days. The deposit is based on the previous quantity of gas used at the address being rented or purchased, and is conditionally refundable with interest following the 12th month of service. Residents may call 713-659-2111 or 800-752-8036, as well as visit www.CenterPointEnergy.com.

Trash Pick-Up

For a residential garbage pick-up schedule, please call 713-475-7884. Residents should place trash receptacles at curbside by 7:30 a.m. on their scheduled day. A sewer rehabilitation fee covers ongoing repairs to local sewer lines.

Water

A $100 conditionally refundable deposit for a qualified co-signer/signer is required for residences without a swimming pool. A $25 connection fee and a $25 inspection fee are also mandatory. Current identification is essential, so it is necessary to apply in person. Residents may also call 713-475-5566.

Other Important City Information

Pasadena Municipal Court
713-475-5562
1001 Shaw Ave., Pasadena, TX 77506

Birth and Death Certificates
(713) 475-5593

Building Inspections
(713) 475-5575

City Legal Department
(713) 475-5515

Animal Rescue and Assistance
(281) 991-0602

Emergency Preparedness
(713) 475-5588

Department of Public Safety (Driver’s License)
(713) 473-3232

Family Service Center
(713) 472-2344

Parks & Recreation
(713) 740-7055

Pasadena Convention Center
(281) 487-4331

Post Office (Main Branch)
(800) 275-8777

Better Business Bureau
(713) 868-9500

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213

Harris – Our County
Harris County Clerk’s Office – Pasadena Branch
713-274-6230
101 S. Richey, Ste. D, Pasadena, TX 77506

Harris County Commissioners
713-755-6444
1001 Preston, Houston, TX 77002
HarrisCountyTx.gov

Rodney Ellis, Precinct 1 (Houston)
Adrian Garcia, Precinct 2 (Pasadena)
Steve Radack, Precinct 3 (Houston)
R. Jack Cagle, Precinct 4 (Houston)

Harris County Constables

Alan Rosen, Precinct 1 (Houston)
Christopher Diaz, Precinct 2 (Pasadena)
Sherman Eagleton, Precinct 3 (Baytown)
Mark Herman, Precinct 4 (Spring)
Ted Heap, Precinct 5 (Houston)
Silvia R. Trevino, Precinct 6 (Houston)
May Walker, Precinct 7 (Houston)
Phil Sandlin, Precinct 8 (Pasadena)

Harris County – Important Phone Numbers

County Attorney
(713) 755-5101

County Clerk Diane Trautman
(713) 274-8600

County Judge Lina Hildago
(713) 274-7000

District Clerk Marilyn Burgess
(832) 927-5800

Justices of the Peace

Judge Delgado, Precinct 2, Place 1
281-481-9630

Judge Risner, Precinct 2, Place 2
713-274-6100

Judge Williamson, Precinct 8, Place 1
281-479-6900

Judge Ditta, Precinct 8, Place 2
281-488-8780

Marriage Licensing
713-274-8600

Tax Assessor/Collector Ann Harris Bennett
713-274-8008

Texas – Our state
U.S. Senators

U..S. Senator John Cornyn
(202) 224-2934

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz
(713) 718-3057

Texas State Senators

Texas State Senate District 6 – Senator Carol Alvarado
713-453-5100

Texas State Senate District 11 – Senator Larry Taylor
281-485-9800

Texas U.S. Representatives

Congressional District 29-Congressman Sylvia Garcia
(281) 999-5879

Congressional District 36-Congressman Brian Babin
(832) 780-0966

Texas State Representatives

Texas State House District 128 – Representative Briscoe Cain
(281) 420-1588

Texas State House District 129 – Representative Dennis Paul
(281) 488-8900

Texas State House District 143 – Ana Hernandez
(713) 675-8596

Texas State House District 144 – Representative Mary Ann Perez
(713) 740-8153


Discover Pasadena

There are many reasons why Pasadena, Texas is the destination of choice for residents, newcomers and business owners.

In Pasadena, new businesses grow alongside those that have called the city home for years. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, Pasadena Economic Development Corporation, the Economic Alliance Houston Port Region, the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership and other regional partners constantly recruit new businesses and industries to the city. Educational institutions partner with businesses to offer effective workforce development programs to train tomorrow’s workers and sustain the economy for years to come.

Recognized in 2018 by the Texas Chamber of Commerce Association for excellence, the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce is committed to growing and connecting the community in new and innovative ways. From business resources to networking opportunities to ways to serve the community, there is something for everyone. Its rich 90-year history as the voice for business continues and the Chamber is committed to serving the ever-changing community through collaborative partnerships and promoting Pasadena as the place to be.

Education is another reason families flock to the city. Pasadena thrives with excellent educational opportunities through the diverse cultures of the Pasadena Independent School District, San Jacinto College District, Texas Chiropractic College and the University of Houston-Clear Lake. To accommodate Pasadena’s growing population, public, religious and private schools are expanding. Continuing education programs for adults seeking alternative certifications or specialized skills are also growing to meet demand. From kindergarten to career, Pasadena provides education for all ages.

Moreover, Pasadena is conveniently located with access to three major freeways, two airport systems and many large employers in the Houston area. Its proximity to Port Houston and the Houston Ship Channel positions the city for economic growth, yet is removed enough to retain a sense of local community. Pasadena is home to one of the largest nature preserves in the country and a 30-minute drive from the recreation of Galveston Bay. It is perfect positioning for work and play.

Pasadena boasts its biggest retail and restaurant boom in decades. With the recent completion of the 24-acre Market at Crenshaw complex and the newly developed eight-acre Pasadena Pavilion, patrons don’t have to go far to find exactly what they need. Alongside big business investments, small business entrepreneurs and retailers can find prime property to open and expand. At every glance, business is thriving in Pasadena.

Pasadena offers many cuisines sure to please any palate. Multiple Houston eatery heavy-hitters recently opened in Pasadena and options include Italian, American, Tex-Mex and Cajun. From a local bakery with fresh bread and sweets to a farmers market of homegrown produce to a traditional home-style meal, rest assured no one has to look far to appease an appetite. The Pasadena Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of the Town brings 30 area restaurants together under one roof each November, and is the perfect way to decide where to dine next.

This portion of Texas also boasts a welcoming spirit and small-town charm with big-city amenities. Real estate options are just one of the many reasons to live and stay in Pasadena. Whether a college student just starting out, a young couple with a family or a retiree wanting to stay close to home, Pasadena has a place for all. There are a variety of housing options available throughout Pasadena to meet everyone’s budget and anyone’s needs.

When residents get sick, Pasadena prides itself on making health care options available and accessible for citizens of all ages. While the Texas Medical Center is only a 30-minute drive away, Pasadena hospitals allow patients to remain close to home for quality health services. For those in need of a physician referral, home health services, health and wellness providers, nursing homes, urgent care, emergency care or a hospital stay, the Chamber’s member directory provides excellent options to help find any health care service.

One of the biggest reasons people are choosing Pasadena is its people and sense of community. Despite the growing population and business boom, Pasadena still maintains small-town qualities. Its first responders are second to none and its residents convey a work ethic and community spirit rarely found in these modern times. Churches, schools, city departments, businesses, nonprofit and community organizations collaborate to meet the unique needs of citizens and partner to provide resources day-to-day and when disaster strikes. Pasadena is truly a caring community committed to giving back.

Lastly, festive year-round events offer continuous family fun for residents. Those of all ages can discover the best in area attractions and entertainment to satisfy any interest. Whether looking to explore more than 500 acres of parks and trails, enjoy activities for kids or pursue a passion for the arts, there is something for everyone in Pasadena. Area nonprofit organizations offer a diverse mix of culture and recreation with annual events that bring thousands of tourists to the community to experience the quality of life found only in Pasadena.

Whether here to reside, do business or have fun, Pasadena proves repeatedly why it is THE place to be.


Chairman Welcome

Welcome to Pasadena!

If you live here, you already know how great it is. If you’re considering relocating to Pasadena, great idea!

Some cool things about living in Pasadena, Texas

If you’re into shopping, eating, live music, family events, festivals, high quality health care, top-notch schools, well-paying jobs, affordable homes and more, this is the place for you! We have all the restaurants and shopping you could possibly want. We’re known for events like the Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo and Barbeque Cook-off, the Taste of the Town and the Strawberry Festival. We have a highly-ranked school district including the Dr. Kirk Lewis Career and Technical High School. We’re also home to San Jacinto College Central campus. And there is certainly no shortage of jobs in our area. Aside from the many job opportunities offered by a growing community, our proximity to the petrochemical industry, The Port of Houston and our extensive frontage along the Ship Channel give us a special advantage over other cities.

Benefits of Owning A Business In Pasadena

Pasadena is home to countless businesses from start-ups to those that have been around for many years. There are numerous real estate options that attract business owners to the area. Businesses have the opportunity to connect with the award-winning Pasadena Chamber of Commerce, which is committed to helping local businesses connect with the community in new and innovative ways. We are truly a city who supports our local businesses. My father started his business in Pasadena in 1962, and I am still carrying on the family tradition today.

Location, Location, Location!

In Pasadena, we have access to three major freeways and two airport systems. We’re a 30-minute drive from the beaches of Galveston, Texas. We’re outside of the hustle and bustle of downtown Houston, but we still have easy access.

Award-Winning Chamber

An excellent way to work on building your company’s brand and cultivating relationships to ensure its success is to become involved in YOUR Pasadena Chamber of Commerce. Connecting with our staff will ensure that you get plugged in all the right places, from networking opportunities to fundraisers that have been around for many years and continue to excel. 2019 will also bring some new and exciting initiatives geared towards developing our next generation of leaders and keeping our businesses in mind. I look forward to serving as your chairman this New Year.

Want To Learn More?

We welcome you to reach out to the Pasadena Chamber of Commerce for any information about our wonderful city.

We’re here to serve you!
Ken Phelps, Chairman


Board of Directors

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Ken Phelps
Chairman of the Board
Phelps Insurance

James Guthrie
Past Chairman of the Board
Thrivent Financial

Melinda Torrison
Chair Elect
Meador Staffing Services

Salvador Serrano
Vice Chair of Finance
The Serrano Agency

Deborah Moseley
Secretary
The Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Alix Fox
Qualified Properties

Samuel Jimenez
McDonald’s

Dr. John Mrozek, D.C., Ed.D.
Texas Chiropractic College

Michael D. West
West & West, LLP

Mustansir “Mus” Abbas
PostNet

Lee Betancourt
AT&T Business

Josh Campos
Frost – Banking, Investments, Insurance

Steven Foster, FACHE
CHI St. Luke’s Health – Patients Medical Center

Stacy Gillaspey
Communities In Schools, Southeast Harris County

Dr. Tommy Hysler
Houston Area Safety Council

Denise Jennings
LyondellBasell

Margie Pena
BakerRipley

Gary Piana
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Jeffrey Reich-Hale
Hilton Garden Inn Houston Hobby

Ryan Taylor
T&T Construction

Linda Wischnewsky
Bayway Auto Group

EX-OFFICIOS

Pedro Garcia
Port Houston

Rick Guerrero
Pasadena Economic Development Corp

Dr. Allatia Harris
San Jacinto College

Dr. DeeAnn Powell
Pasadena Independent School District

STAFF MEMBERS

Cristina Womack
President / CEO

Jamie Huffar
Financial Administrator

Erin Webb
Director of Marketing & Special Events

Julianne Echavarria
Member Services Coordinator

Elizabeth Cox
Administrative Assistant


Mayor Welcome

It is my privilege to welcome you to Pasadena, Texas! Our community is the perfect place for your next business venture. This strategic location is just minutes from Downtown Houston, The Houston Ship Channel, and the No. 1 Container Port on the Gulf Coast.

Billions of dollars in new development have come to Pasadena in just the last year. Our re-energized and rebranded Economic Development Corporation continuesto think outside the box, bringing new business and new development to all areas of our city, including Pasadena’s Historic Side.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, our team immediately began to address infrastructure needs, breaking ground on several significant roadway improvements in our high-traffic areas and scheduling many more. With the passing of the Harris County Flood Bond and an $80 million FEMA grant, Pasadena’s drainage and infrastructure capabilities are poised to carry this area into a new decade of growth.

In the article, “Discover Pasadena’s EDC,” readers will become privy to the future of some of our city’s legendary business landmarks and also get a first look at the impressive growth within our industrial district. Located along the city’s north and east sides, our industrial areas are part of the largest Petrochemical Complex in the United States. More than 1.1 million Texans statewide are employed in positions related to Houston Ship Channel activity, and many of those hard-working individuals call Pasadena home. Pasadena residents benefit from a myriad of unique city services that you can read about in the article “Discover So Much More.” Our healthy retail and small-business economies provide unlimited job opportunities, while our consistent, affordable property tax rate means a competitive housing market. Learn more about our growing single-family subdivisions and apartment options in the article, “Discover Your New Home.”

Our city is a unique one, large enough to keep up with innovation and progress, but rich in history with a small-town feel and neighborly attitude. It is my honor to welcome you to Pasadena and invite your business to join us on your road to success.

Sincerely,
Mayor Jeff Wagner