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Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #190 on: July 18, 2005, 04:34:08 PM »
Don't forget that Windows XP has a built-in firewall.  It's not the greatest firewall available, but it should block all incoming port scans etc and it's free.  Keep in mind that it won't block software on your machine from making outbound requests!  But you may not be concerned about that.

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #191 on: July 19, 2005, 02:23:24 PM »
Wow! I just completed my order for the Dell laptop.  Man-oh-man my total was $2027.71.  Goodness gracious, that's a lot of money!  So...I did it.  It had to be done, and I did it. I just wish it would've been free :)

So what'd you buy?!?! Give me specs. I feel left out. I thought we were going to order together! ;) I'll be ordering next week so it doesn't sit and accrue intrest on my credit card. . .

BTW How's it going with your stack of books?

Well, I got anxious and purchased it over the weekend.  All that rain got me in the mood for spending some money :)  I upgraded to the larger hard drive and the 1 DIMM.

My stack of books is getting smaller!  I've finished three of the Getting To Maybe-type books.  They all say the same thing, but they were very useful.  Tonight I'm going to start on one about judicial process, yippee.

My replacement at work has started, so I've been really busy with all of that.  It's great.  My last day is next Friday!!!  I have all of this week and next to teach my replacement everything I've learned about Securities law in the past two years.

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #192 on: July 21, 2005, 08:42:49 AM »
Here is the information for registering your vehicle in Texas and the
sequence of events pertaining to registering a vehicle and obtaining a
driver's license.
(1) Out-of-state title or out-of-state registration (if title is not
submitted, you must complete a form VTR-272,
    Application for Registration Purposes Only)

(2) Safety inspection certificate, form VI-30-A (from the safety

(3) Form 130-U (Application for Texas Certificate of Title), completed
signed by you

(4) Fees: $90.00 new resident tax, $33.00 title fee, registration fee
(registration fee is based on type of vehicle)

(5) Proof of current liability insurance meeting Texas standards 

If your title is being held by a lienholder, we can submit a request
your lienholder to send us your title.

The form 130-U and VTR-272 is available at all Tax Office locations
(see our
website for locations), or on the Texas Department of Transportation
website (homepage: automobiles, then registration and
then 8th bullet down 'vehicle title and registration forms')

This may be filed in person at any Harris County Tax Office location or
mail. (Add $1.00 for mail processing fee)

Send the items listed above to: Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector,
PO Box
4089, Houston, TX 77210-4089 Attn: Title mail, 2nd floor Auto

Make personal check or money order payable to Paul Bettencourt.

Proper sequence of events:

(1) purchase liability insurance. (if you do not meet Texas minimums,
agent to raise minimums)

(2) get safety inspection (receive form VI-30-A, from the inspector) 
must present your insurance at the time of inspection.  Safety
are done by oil change businesses, mechanic shops, and full service gas

(3) apply for title/registration on vehicles to get receipts from the

(4) apply for driver's license at Department of Public Safety (DPS).
must take your Tax Office receipts and liabilty insurance with you.


Susan Gant, Administrative Ass't
to Janice Colvin, Auto Manager
2nd Floor Auto Department
Harris County Tax Office

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #193 on: July 21, 2005, 10:48:00 AM »
Wow, looks like there is a huge UH community here. I just wanted to say hello and that I'm looking forward to meeting you guys!

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #194 on: July 21, 2005, 06:01:01 PM »
hey i'm not going to UH but welcome to Houston :)


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« Reply #195 on: July 21, 2005, 08:04:20 PM »
OK all, I am now officially not working. Will be down there next weekend. Ready to meet everyone.


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Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #196 on: July 22, 2005, 06:11:59 AM »
OK all, I am now officially not working. Will be down there next weekend. Ready to meet everyone.
Moi Aussi!  And I can't spell in French....will call ya Harve!  Yea for thirty-somethings.  :)

Yea for us. It has been a long time since I have had a weekday to myself. Daytime TV has really changed:)

A bientot

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #197 on: July 22, 2005, 07:45:53 AM »
More moving info. Laneswerver gave it to me before I moved:

I suggest researching before you come on  This is a pretty cool website with LOTS of apartment listings.  If you live in Houston or the surrounding areas, they move you for free to the new place.  If you're not, like you, then they give you $100. There are some catches, of have to register online with the apartments, etc., but it's not that hard and they have decent photos and maps of many areas of the city.

BTW Roberts UH Outlines is back up!

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #198 on: July 23, 2005, 04:39:28 PM »
Just met a bunch of Houston-ites at the BBQ today. I must say, we have quite a nice bunch.  :) Thanks to everyone who came!

Re: Houston Roll Call
« Reply #199 on: July 25, 2005, 07:42:34 AM »
Okay, me AGAIN. Just want to let you know that I received shipment notification for my Dell. I should have it by the end of this week. A WHOLE WEEK EARLY!! Woo hoo.