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Events in March 2024

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February 25, 2024
February 26, 2024
February 27, 2024(1 event)

City Council Regular Meeting


February 27, 2024

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This site is accessible to disabled individuals.  For special assistance, please contact the City Secretary at (281) 983-2931 prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  The City of Meadows Place is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Due to elections taking place at City Hall, the City Council Regular Meeting will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., at Meadows Place EOC/Training Center, 11975 W. Airport Blvd., Meadows Place, Texas 77477. There will be no Live Stream.

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February 28, 2024
February 29, 2024
March 1, 2024(1 event)

Last Day of Primary Early Voting

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March 1, 2024

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March 5, 2024(1 event)

Primary Election Day

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March 5, 2024

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March 9, 2024
March 10, 2024(1 event)

Daylight Saving Time Begins

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March 10, 2024

March 11, 2024(1 event)

FBISD Spring Breaks

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March 11, 2024

March 12, 2024
March 13, 2024
March 14, 2024(1 event)

EDC Meeting


March 14, 2024

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This site is accessible to disabled individuals.  For special assistance, please contact the City Secretary at (281) 983-2931 prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  The City of Meadows Place is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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March 15, 2024
March 16, 2024
March 17, 2024(1 event)

St. Patrick's Day

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March 17, 2024

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March 23, 2024(1 event)

Family Campout


March 23, 2024 March 24, 2024

https://cityofmeadowsplace.org/7th-annual-family-campout-march-23-24-2024-mcgrath-park/

March 24, 2024(1 event)

Family Campout


March 23, 2024 March 24, 2024

https://cityofmeadowsplace.org/7th-annual-family-campout-march-23-24-2024-mcgrath-park/

March 25, 2024
March 26, 2024(1 event)

City Council Regular Meeting


March 26, 2024

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This site is accessible to disabled individuals.  For special assistance, please contact the City Secretary at (281) 983-2931 prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  The City of Meadows Place is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CLICK HERE for Agenda

March 27, 2024
March 28, 2024
March 29, 2024(1 event)

City Offices Closed - Good Friday

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March 29, 2024

March 30, 2024
March 31, 2024(1 event)

Easter Sunday

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March 31, 2024

April 1, 2024(1 event)

April Fools' Day

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April 1, 2024

April 2, 2024
April 3, 2024
April 4, 2024(1 event)

Last Day to Register to Vote in City Election

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April 4, 2024

April 5, 2024(1 event)

Concerts in the Park


April 5, 2024

April 6, 2024

Here are some Cybercrime Prevention Tips from Meadows Place Police. 

According to the FBI, phishing scams, non-payment/non-delivery scams, and personal data breach were the top 3 reported crimes in 2021. The people most targeted were those in the 60+ age group.

1. Use Strong Passwords

Use different user ID / password combinations for different accounts and avoid writing them down. Make the passwords more complicated by combining letters, numbers, special characters (minimum 10 characters in total) and change them on a regular basis.

2. Secure Your Computer

  • Activate your firewall
  • Use anti-virus/malware software
  • Block spyware attacks

3. Be Social-Media Savvy

Make sure your social networking profiles (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube etc.) are set to private. Check your security settings. Be careful what information you post online. Once it is on the Internet, it is there forever!

4. Secure Your Mobile Devices

Be aware that your mobile device is vulnerable to viruses and hackers. Download applications from trusted sources.

5. Install the Latest Operating System Updates

Keep your applications and operating system (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux) current

6. Protect Your Data

Use encryption for your most sensitive files such as tax returns or financial records, make regular back-ups of all your important data, and store it in another location.

7. Secure Your Wireless Network

Wi-Fi (wireless) networks at home are vulnerable to intrusion if they are not properly secured. Review and modify default settings. Public Wi-Fi, a.k.a. “Hot Spots”, are also vulnerable. Avoid conducting financial or corporate transactions on these networks.

8. Protect Your E-identity

Be cautious when giving out personal information such as your name, address, phone number or financial information on the Internet. Make sure that websites are secure (e.g. when making online purchases) or that you’ve enabled privacy settings (e.g. when accessing/ using social networking sites).

9. Avoid Being Scammed

Always think before you click on a link or file of unknown origin. Don’t feel pressured by any emails. Check the source of the message. When in doubt, verify the source. Never reply to emails that ask you to verify your information or confirm your user ID or password.

10. Call the Right Person for Help

Don’t panic! If you are a victim, if you encounter illegal Internet content (e.g. child exploitation) or if you suspect a computer crime, identity theft or a commercial scam, report this to your local police. If you need help with maintenance or software installation on your computer, consult with your service provider or a certified computer technician.

Emergency: 911
Non-emergency: 281-983-2900