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When store shelves are filled with all things pumpkin spice and Thanksgiving centerpieces sit next to sparkling reindeer displays, you know the holidays are here! Amidst the turkey day prep, travel planning and tinsel topping tree trimming, it can be easy to forget about one of the most important holiday gifts of all; your safety. So here are some things to remember.

Bullying has been a big issue for generations of kids, and through the years it has changed its form, from way back to when formal schools started to today people have bullied others for reasons of race, wealth, appearance, heritage, just any little thing people can come up with that is petty and attempts to make people feel bad; however bullying now has a new form and with that new form comes new ways in which to commit those horrible acts. I am indeed talking about cyberbullying

Rania Mankarious shares safety reminders in light of the World Series in Houston.

Alissa Parker, mom of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 first graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, spoke at the Crime Stoppers of Houston Gala.

Rania Mankarious shares the signs of a teen runaway as opposed to one who has been lured away by others.

Pumpkins adorn sidewalks, store shelves are filled with candy and spooky décor hangs from home and business entry ways. That can only mean one thing, Halloween is fast approaching! Sure, this holiday season ‘kickoff’ event is chiefly about the treats like fun costume parties and of course the sugar overload of Halloween candy, but Halloween can sadly mean scary times if you don’t take steps to protect you and family. Ironically, while many think of October as the month for Halloween, it is also National Crime Prevention month. So here is important information to keep you and your family safe on this Spooktacular day.

 

Rania Mankarious reflects on the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, and provides tips on how to attend festivals and concerts with a safety plan in mind.

Rania Mankarious talks about the recent case in which a 79-year-old man crashed into a Houston police officer, and the difficult topic of when - and how - to talk about taking keys away from elderly family members.

National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building event in which local communities and neighborhoods come together for many reasons including general community support, drug and crime prevention, and most importantly to strengthen partnerships and relationships with local police and public safety personnel. This annual event began in 1984 and takes place in all 50 states, US territories, and military bases worldwide. Approximately 16,000 communities and 38 million neighbors came together last year during this event, according to the National Association of Town Watch.

Rania Mankarious talks about how many of us might be feeling symptoms of PTSD after Harvey.