Posted on July 7, 2017 at 11:22 AM by Katie Stamy
Picking a car seat that’s right for your child is difficult, and correctly installing the seat in the car is even more challenging. Webster Fire Department is here to help to make sure your seat is properly installed, and your child is strapped in safely.
Two of the Webster firefighters have attended 40 hours of car seat safety training and know exactly how to adjust any car seat into any car. By making an appointment at the Webster Fire Department, they will not only put your car seat in correctly, but teach you how to do it yourself.
However, putting the car seat into the car is only half the battle. Once your seat is properly installed, you must then make sure you also have your child strapped in safely. Use the correct harness slots and adjust the shoulder straps as your child grows. On rear-facing car seats, the shoulder straps should come through the car seat slots at or just below your child’s shoulders. On forward-facing seats, the shoulder straps should be at or just above the shoulders. After buckling the child in, make sure that the chest clip is on the chest, and not the belly. WFD then encourages parents to register their car seats on SaferCar.gov, in case of a recall or safety notice.
According to Safe Ride 4 Kids, anywhere from 72 to 84 percent of child restraints show critical misuses. Call Webster Fire Department at 281-316-3742 to set up a time for your car seat to be checked. Visit SaferCar.gov for more valuable tips on car seat safety.
Posted on May 30, 2017 at 4:06 PM by Katie Stamy
David and Taylor Biddle moved to Webster in 2014, and they wasted no time at all turning the small but mighty town into their home.
Taylor grew up in the Webster area and attended Clear Lake High School before graduating and moving to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University.
David grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi and attended the University of Mississippi before moving around to Denver, CO, Birmingham, AL, Savannah, GA, and ultimately, Lubbock, TX.
While Taylor worked as a bartender in the college town, she met David. He repeatedly asked her to go to lunch with him, but she would politely decline. Eventually, when David once again petitioned a lunch-date, she finally decided to give him a chance, and about a year later in 2012, the two were married in Las Vegas.
The pair wanted to be closer to family, so in 2014, David accepted a job in the area, and they moved to Webster.
David is a financial advisor with Edward Jones and owns and operates the office in Seabrook on NASA Road 1. He is passionate about helping others manage their finances, all while overlooking Clear Lake from the business’ front entrance.
David became involved in the community when he joined the Citizens Police Academy, which he graduated from in May. After learning about the Webster Police Department’s roles and responsibilities, and getting the opportunity to go on a ride-along, he looks forward to joining the Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association. He is also a chairperson for the Clear Creek Ducks Unlimited Group, which raises money to conserve wetlands.
Taylor is a paralegal at a law firm in downtown Houston. She is on the Webster Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board, a member of the Junior League of Galveston County, and an advocate and board member for CASA of Galveston County.
“I saw that there was an opening on the parks board and I knew that was something that I would be interested in,” she explained. “The City of Webster has some of the nicest public parks. I enjoy serving on the board because I have met many great people in our area and love being in the know.”
When they aren’t busy working, David and Taylor can usually be found outdoors. A typical day off is spent at the San Luis Pass with the couple’s dogs. David fishes while the dogs run about and Taylor captures the moments on camera.
David also loves watching college sports, specifically the Ole Miss Rebels during football season.
“If you hear screaming and shouting from our house during football season, do not be alarmed,” Taylor joked. “That is just David coaching them through the TV.”
Their love for the outdoors, and Taylor’s position on the Parks, Recreation and Beautification Board led them to devise a creative 2017 new year’s resolution. This year they are venturing to visit 15 of the Texas State Parks. Four down, 11 to go.
The active couple has made the City their home and has made an effort to make a difference in the community.
“We absolutely love our neighborhood,” Taylor said. “We have the best neighbors, we feel safe, and we love the location.”
Posted on May 30, 2017 at 4:04 PM by Katie Stamy
Another mesmerizing fireworks show will end a day full of entertainment and festivities at the 2017 City of Webster Fourth of July Celebration. The Celebration Committee has been meeting since March to make arrangements for this year’s bash to be bigger and better than ever.
The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. at Texas Avenue Park on Tuesday, July 4. Guests can try their chances at a prize during a round of Bingo or check out the Webster Police Department’s K-9 demonstration. The U.S. Coast Guard will stop by for a visit, as well as a PHI helicopter that will be open for viewing.
Vendors from around the City will be there for guests to enjoy a delicious meal or a sweet dessert. Free, refreshing slices of watermelon, and tasty snow cones will be handed out, as well!
Kids can have fun at the Texas-themed playground, the baseball-themed splash pad, on inflatables, or at the petting zoo.
A Salute to Veterans program will begin around 8 p.m. when U.S. Veterans and servicemen and women are invited on stage to be acknowledged and given a token of appreciation from the City.
Following the National Anthem, the riveting fireworks show by the Webster Fire Department will begin.
As the City of Webster’s largest annual event, the Celebration Committee, City Council, and City Staff are looking forward to another successful event. Texas Avenue Park is located at 17100 Texas Avenue in Webster. Follow the City of Webster Facebook and Instagram page for updates on the upcoming event. Share your photos from the event on social media using #WebsterTX, and you could be featured on our page.