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Nilda Milagros Torres Diaz
Mother-in-Law of member Francis Devita
Nilda Milagros Torres Diaz:(7-22-17 nf) Mother-in-Law of member Francis Devita, passed away on July 10, 2017  in Rincon, Puerto Rico at age 87. Funeral services were held on July 12  2017 at 2:00PM under the direction of Funeraria Perez Santoni Funeral Home, Rte 115, Rincon, Puerto Rico. Our condolences to the Devita family.

James C. Tatum
July 13, 2017

  James C. Tatum A member of the HPROA, passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife Barbara Tatum. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy. [More]

Board Meeing Minutes
July 13, 2017
JULY 13, 2017

Call to Order:  President Steve Rayne called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Anthony Kivela 

Present: Ashby, Barnard, Beale, Elkin, Gaines, Kivela, Potell, Rayne, St.John, Toth, Walschburger, Zoch
Absent:   Blair, Miller

Sergeant at Arms:  Robert Crane 

Parliamentarian:  Ed Aldridge

Determination of Quorum: A quorum was present.

Treasurer’s Report and Minutes of Previous Meeting: 
Motion by Walschburger, 2nd by Ashby to approve minutes of the previous meeting and treasurer’s report as printed.  Voice Vote.  Motion Carried.

President – Steve Rayne:
David Smith, Georgetown Mortgage, will be at the August general membership meeting to discuss mortgages and reverse mortgages.
Rodney Hill, Retired HPD, will run for City Council.
Discussion of moving the Houston Reunion to the last Saturday in April in order to have 6 months between the Houston and Fredericksburg Reunions.
Motion by Ashby, 2nd by Kivela to set the last Saturday in April as the date of the Houston Reunion. [More]
Business Meeting Minutes
July 13, 2017
JULY 13, 2017

Call to Order: President Steve Rayne called meeting to order at 9:45 a.m.

Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance:  Anthony Kivela  

Minutes of Previous Meeting:
Motion by Bill Elkin, 2nd by Forrest Turbeville to approve the minutes as printed. Voice Vote. Motion Carried.

HPOPS Board Member - Mike Newsome
Difficult few months for HPOPS and its members as the pension legislation worked its way through the Senate and the House.
HPOPS’ primary goal was to provide a dependable, secure pension for each retiree over the long term. [More]

Family Assistance Update
July 2017
A man can show just how strong he is by lifting a phone to call a friend

Phil Tippen:(7-23-17 nf) We visited with Phil today by phone and he reports that he fell a couple of time this past week leaving him with a broken rib and a bruised back side. It is hard to find a comfortable position and to take a deep breath with the broke rib. He uses a walker but he is very unstable on his feet. Hopes to mend and free of falls. Keep your prayers coming for Phil and give him a call at 936-900-8382 & lift him up. [More]


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Northeast Station Breakfast
Every FIRST SATURDAY of each month at 7:30 am, at the GOLDEN CORRAL, 9663 FM 1960 W. bypass (just west on FM 1960 @ the Eastex Fwy.) Humble. Former Northeast officers 




During our monthly HPROA meeting, on July 13, 2017, a question was asked regarding the HPD I.D. card issued to us. Several retirees, who had qualified during the month of June, had been issued a new  I.D. card that did not have the word “RETIRED” printed in big white letters on the front of the card. The I.D. did identify them as retired but only on the back of the I.D. in small print. When these retiree’s got the new I.D. cards they asked the officers working in the Retiree Office of the academy range about them. The officers had no explanation but said they were the correct I. D.’s for Retired Officers. I told all the HPROA members at the meeting that I would check on the change and let everyone know. I contacted the sergeant over the retiree office at the range. He informed me the new I.D.’s for retired officers no longer had the word “RETIRED” on the front of the I.D. card. The sergeant did not know why the change was made. He was just told it had been changed.

 Steve Rayne - President  

Security Management Position Available

The position is located at our Houston facility located at 19120 Kenswick Drive, Humble, TX 77338 (near Houston International Airport).  The facility itself is a large, modern, clean facility comprised of 40% office space and 60% warehouse.  Incumbent will be assigned an office, inside the office space.  The facility houses approximately 200 employees. [More]

HPOPS is now registering online for the upcoming "2017 Retiree Seminar" at the Humble Civic Center, 8233 Will Clayton Pkwy, Humble,  TX 77338, on Saturday, October 7th, 2017. Coffee start serving at 8am.

Only seating for 650 attendees! 


HPROA Board of Directors Elections

The by-laws of the HPROA state that the Board President and half of the Board  of Directors will be up for election every year. This year the following positions are up for 2017   

President          Steve Rayne
1st Vice-President    Matt Potell
Treasurer                  Ed Aldridge
Position #2    Fred Walschburger
Position #4                Jim St.John
Position #6               Nelson Zoch



Police Pension Update
"A Season of Change"

It has been almost 2 weeks since the new Pension Law for Houston Police Officers (and surviving spouses) has taken effect.  The actual effect to the benefit structure has not yet surfaced to most members of HPOPS and to our members.  When negotiations began, between HPOPS and the City of Houston, last year for the compromise, the general mood and feelings were that this would be a "slam dunk" at the legislature.  It was not anticipated that many obstacles would arise and create problems leading to a finished piece of legislation. [More]

Retiree Roundup
July 13, 2017
Retiree Roundup
July 13, 2017

Phil Tippen: (6-6-17 nf) We visited with Judy Martin by phone this morning and she had transported Phil to his doctor for the 2nd day in a row being treated for low blood pressure. She reports that his doctors were changing his BP medications and now he is having issues with it crashing the last two days. They were giving Phil fluids via an IV at the office as we talked. Judy has a major problem with migraine headaches on a regular basis. Please keep Phil & Judy in your daily prayers. [More]


October is a long way off, but now is the time to book you room in Fredericksburg, they fill up fast.  Reunion is October 28th


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