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Posted: 7/18/2008 1:46:02 PM EDT
Does anyone know what was going on? I counted 10 crown vics, 4 chargers, an explorer, and one HPD tow truck. No one had lights on or pulled anyone over.

2 gas stations had a pair each.

Just seemed a little odd.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:51:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 1:52:58 PM EDT by Einstein]
Free donuts.

Ok, please don't kill (taze) me bro.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 1:56:21 PM EDT
Just got the update from my woman. Apparently the beltway is now blocked off completely at I-45. Traffic is backing up like crazy. I was thinking chase maybe?
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:00:00 PM EDT
POTUS maybe?
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:02:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 2:14:45 PM EDT by elevenbangbang]
interesting....he would be coming from Ellington.

Is he supposed to be here this weekend?

edit: He was here.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:25:44 PM EDT
What ever it is.. I didn't do it.. I swear.

I can confirm that all of HPD's radio frequencies are dead silent right now.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 2:37:26 PM EDT
they use "tactical" ones for situations like this I'm sure.

It was probably POTUS heading back to Ellington. He was here to endorse Pete Olson for congress.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 4:48:12 PM EDT
I heard on the radio that POTUS was it Houston for a fund raiser.
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 5:00:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2008 5:03:03 PM EDT by Messiah]
POTUS was here for a fund raiser for Pete Olson. Only reason I know, is because my friend was invited to the fund raiser.

ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ilWKBWApSNXM3FD25BFeFFaT9cYAD920G5EG1
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 6:23:04 PM EDT
yes, Bush was here
Link Posted: 7/18/2008 7:08:25 PM EDT
bush motorcade.
Link Posted: 7/19/2008 9:18:07 PM EDT
Exactly right. He was here for a fund raiser. I know the person catering the event but was told that it was not a very publicized trip. Very high dollar fund raiser. I think their goal was to raise a half mil with a limited group.

Used to work at Fairmont and the Beltway and had a cool photo of AF1 on approach to Ellington, but my old computer crashed. Also used to sit outside and watch the Blue Angels practice for Wings Over Houston. I miss that office.
Link Posted: 7/21/2008 4:17:51 PM EDT
I used to live very near Ellington. I could sit out in my front yard and watch the aerial display from WOH. Saw the Concord, probably saw AF-1, saw the Shuttle on its carrier, some of the equipment going over to Kuwait to fight the oil well fires. I miss living down there. Hearing the F-4's,F-16's and everything else over heard. I really do miss that.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 6:04:21 AM EDT
I noticed it too. There were HPD units at every side street at Genoa Red Bluff. That Shell on the corner had 3 or so. It was odd b/c they were directing traffic manually but looking in every car. I thought it had something to do with the Crane killing 4 guys at Lyondell but Bush Motorcade makes a lot more sense.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:07:43 AM EDT
I saw all of that too on the Beltway and Genoa-Red Bluff. At first I thought HPD was seriously cracking down on the people who speed through that area even though I never see them shooting radar on the Beltway. I figured POTUS was at Ellington when I saw all the HPD cars in every parking lot along Genoa-Red Bluff.
hell, it made me slow down that day.
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