City wants to make convenience stores safer

March 11, 2008 4:11:39 AM PDT
The City of Houston wants to make convenience stores safer for consumers and clerks. A proposed ordinance would require store owners to register their business. It would also require all managers to undergo safety training, and require working security cameras.

"I think having patronage from neighborhood where they will feel safe and good ordnance will be will be helpful," said Houston City Councilmember Melissa Noriega. "I think they will be safer,"

The proposed ordinance is scheduled for a vote by the Houston city council in a few weeks.

The proposed ordinance comes as police hunt for the person who beat and shot the owner of a north Houston convenience store over the weekend. A customer found Joe Moses' body. He operated that store for almost 40 years.

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