Houston Field Division Community Stars Program
SEP 25 -- On August 6, 2008, the Drug Enforcement Administration, Houston Division Office, Houston Crackdown, a Division of the Mayor’s Office and Clear Channel Communications, sponsored the annual “Community Stars” Program. The “Community Stars” Program recognizes organizations, coalitions, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies and individuals who are involved with preventing, treating and leading the efforts to eradicate drugs in our communities. Recognized at this years program were Tristan Love, a student who received the Outstanding Youth Award; the Council on Alcohol and Drugs, Student 2 Student Peer Mentor Program, who received the Peer Mentoring Program Award and The Texas Association of Partners in Education who received the Youth Service Organization Award. These organizations established a unique program which works toward reducing drug abuse while making our communities a safer place to live. The honorees were recognized by Associate SAC Joseph M. Arabit and Houston City Council member Peter Brown. As a reminder of DEA’s commitment to drug education and prevention, the Houston Division Office will display a full size billboard representing the Houston skyline, with the names of the 2008 Community Stars Award recipients. The honorees will also be recognized on a duplicate full size billboard in their community. This billboard will expose the community to the efforts made by each honoree, and will promote others to be involved in efforts to eradicate drugs in their communities.