July 19, 2021

Picnic in the Park This Thursday

The next installment in our 2021 community events series, continuing with the #OneBellaire theme, is happening this Thursday evening at Feld Park.  Modeled after the 2019 grand reopening of Lafayette Park, this Picnic in the Park will feature carnival-style games, food, music and more.  There will even be a giant inflatable waterslide for the kids!  It’ll be a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends and neighbors—and to connect with new ones—and representatives from several of our city departments and community partners will be on hand with helpful information and, of course, lots of fun swag.  We’re delighted to showcase Feld Park this time around, and for you to enjoy all it has to offer.

Other upcoming events include our Party at the Pavilion fall concert series, resuming August 6, and our 10th annual Dive-In Movie Night, featuring Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, on August 12.  We’re thrilled to be coming back together, in person, and look forward to seeing you!

July 15, 2021

Hats Off to Our Top Cop

Throughout the course of his distinguished career, he hasn’t just been a police officer, department leader, and ultimately chief.  He’s been one of our neighbors, actively involved in numerous community organizations giving freely of his time and energy, and above all, a friend.  As he now retires after 45 years of dedicated service to the City of Bellaire, we salute Chief Byron Holloway and celebrate all that he has meant to us.

Byron began his career with the Bellaire Police Department in 1976 as a dispatcher, and rose quickly through the ranks, being promoted to patrol officer in 1977, senior patrol officer in 1986, sergeant in 1988, lieutenant in 1992, assistant chief in 1997, and then chief of police in 2012.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and the FBI Command College, and his commendations include the High-Five Award in 1995, special recognition in 2008 for his work on the Bellaire Centennial, and an invitation to the White House as an advisor on implementation of the recommendations of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, along with many other awards and accolades.