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“The Positive Side” TV Show

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TV host John Thompson invites you to watch “The Positive Side” TV Show with Joe Stephens as a guest this Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. You can watch the program at the following channels:
Comcast/Xfinity 17
AT&T U-Verse 99
Phonoscope 75
Sudden Link 99
Streamed live on the internet at: http://www.hmstv.org/HMSLive.aspx
If you would like to be in the show, please contact Executive Producer J.T. Thompson at culorinc1999@gmail.com or by phone at 281-415-6577.

Gateway Monument work underway in Galena Park

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ARTISTS RENDERING of the new Galena Park Gateway Monument. It will stand over 20 feet tall, and be lit with a blue light for the star.

GALENA PARK – Work is underway on the construction of a “Gateway” monument, marking the entrance to Houston through the Port.

This is one of nine similar gateway projects, paid for primarily by the EconomicAlliance, a consortium of Ship Channel industries. The Alliance provided each community with a $125,000 grant, and a matching grant of $25,000 was required.

Each gateway design is different, related to the community in which they are built. Design work was by Bryan Janhsen of Knudsen landscape architects. Also planned is a plaza with statues honoring Veterans, Firefighters, and Police.

Showtime for Sheldon FFA

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MARC CHAPA displays his winning Grand Champion Steer last Saturday at the FFA Auction. K & T Western Wear bought the steer for $3600.

SHELDON – The 59th annual Sheldon FFA Livestock Show was held last Saturday at the Ag Center on Beaumont Highway.

Students showed a total of 32 animals or projects, down from 36 the year before. The Grand Champion Steer, shown by Marc Chapa,was purchased for $3600 by K & T Western Wear of Channelview, who were also the high buyer at the show.

The Grand Champion Swine was purchased by North Shore Rotary for $2000. The exhibitor was Samantha Doerr. School advisors for the FFA are Chris Jones, Stephanie Jones, Amanda Langley, Robert Lewis and Bobby Locke. Denise Smesny is CTE Director.

A complete presentation of exhibits will be featured in an upcoming issue of the North Channel Star.

Channelview FD receives fire prevention grant

Firefighters with the Channelview Fire Department received a more than $4,000 grant for fire prevention. The grant will be used for education in the community on matters of fire safety, and to reduce the number of fires.

Firefighters with the Channelview Fire Department received a more than $4,000 grant for fire prevention. The grant will be used for education in the community on matters of fire safety, and to reduce the number of fires.

CHANNELVIEW, Texas— The Channelview Fire Department has received a US$4,405 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers.

FM Global representatives presented the award to Channelview Fire Department at Station 1 located at 16229 Market Street in Channelview Texas. The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities in the community to help educate the community and reduce the number of fires.

Because fire continues to be the leading cause of property damage worldwide, during the past 35 years FM Global has contributed millions of dollars in fire prevention grants to fire service organizations around the globe. Locally, the company has awarded grants to a number of Texas-based organizations.

The funds will be used to purchase a Surface Pro Laptop, Overhead projector, and a Sparky the Fire Dog costume.

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Rotary 5890 All-Club meeting draws 500 from district

rotary all club meetingDistricts 5890 and 5910 held their All-Club meeting at the Sheraton Hotel near the NRG Stadium on Tuesday January 12th. Almost 500 Rotarians and wives of the 3000 in Houston attended the event. District Governors Nick Giannone of 5890 and Doris Lockey of 5910 were the official hosts. Honored guest was Rotary International President K. R. Ravin-Dran and his wife. The president is a native of Sri Lanka. Entertainment for the evening included two dance numbers by the Ratini Dance Company of Sri Lanka.

Pilot Club receives Rotary support

pilot club hug a heartACKNOWLEDGING THE WORK that the Pilot Club does for the community, the North Shore Rotary club donated to support them in upcoming projects. Pictured: Joan Van Fleet, PIlot Club president; Mike Williams, Rotary president; and Julie Fallin, past Pilot Club president. Current projects are Hug-A-Heart and helmets for bicycle riders.

NORTH SHORE MUSTANGS STATE CHAMPIONS in OT!

The North Shore Mustangs celebrate their second state championship in the locker room after defeating Austin Westlake 21-14 in overtime. They won also in 2003.

The North Shore Mustangs celebrate their second state championship in the locker room after defeating Austin Westlake 21-14 in overtime. They won also in 2003. (Text and Photos courtesy of Jonathan Frey/Galena Park ISD)

North Shore Leaves Doubters In Dust, Topples Westlake In OT 21-14

HOUSTON’S NRG STADIUM – It’s the near perfect story, a tale Hollywood might write to be an inspirational blockbuster, only it would bear the tag “based on a true story.”

North Shore Senior High School, home of the Mustangs, began their season with a measure of adversity. Under second year head coach Jon Kay, the Mustangs won their first game of the season, then lost their next three in a row. Admittedly the losses were to teams who were highly ranked in the state, making North Shore the underdogs, but the Mustangs coaching staff and players expected to win them all. However, at 1-3, the Mustangs regrouped, put the past behind them, and began a long, slow ascent to the pinnacle of high school sports. They did not lose again.

As they remained undefeated, a feat many thought unlikely as they battled more highly ranked foes in the playoffs, the challenges became greater. Dickinson was supposed to knock them out. They didn’t. Converse Judson, a team who sent them home in previous semi-final matches, was highly favored to win. They did not. And finally, in the state championship game against Austin Westlake, the Mustangs again found themselves underdogs. But the Mustangs never looked or played like underdogs.

QB Maciah Long ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown in overtime. Long was named the offensive player of the game. (Text and Photos courtesy of Jonathan Frey/Galena Park ISD)

QB Maciah Long ran for 82 yards and two touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown in overtime. Long was named the offensive player of the game. (Text and Photos courtesy of Jonathan Frey/Galena Park ISD)

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Zero Tolerance for New Years in Jacinto City

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Gunfire & Fireworks are Illegal in Jacinto City

Jacinto City, TX December 28, 2015: In an effort to make New Year’s Eve safe in Jacinto City the city has ordered a zero tolerance enforcement of laws banning celebratory gunfire and fireworks. Every patrol vehicle and unmarked car owned by the city will be patrolling our streets and writing citations to all violators. Our goal is to warn residents about the dangers of both gunfire and fireworks during holiday celebrations. Last year a resident in Southeast Houston was struck and killed by a bullet fired during a New Year’s Eve celebration. One moment he was on his porch watching fireworks then the next he was on the ground bleeding profusely from a bullet wound to the head. Many people don’t realize that each bullet fired will come down with a velocity capable of causing extensive injuries or death. The goal is not to dampen anybody’s celebration just to avoid a senseless tragedy that can easily be prevented.

Fireworks are included in the enforcement effort due to the potential for injuries or fires. Over the last year in the United States there was over 10,500 fireworks related injuries requiring medical treatment. The largest culprit was the simple sparkler which is the leading cause for hand injuries since it remains extremely hot long after it “goes out”.

Residents needing to report gunfire or the use of fireworks can call 911 without giving their name or having to speak to an officer. With over a dozen units patrolling the city, our police should have a quick response time and be able to make a significant impact on this longstanding problem.

We are asking neighbors to spread the word about this effort. Warnings will also be posted on all city signs. The goal of the program is not to write citations. We would prefer to have voluntary compliance rather than citations.

Rotary distributes Christmas baskets to the needy

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NORTH SHORE ROTARY distributed 250 full Christmas Baskets of donated food, to needy families in the immediate North Shore areas. Pictured above are Rotarians John Parrott and club president Mike Williams, preparing to load one of the full baskets into cars waiting to make the distribution. The club has conducted this Holiday tradition for a number of years, with all the members of the club participating, by collecting and sorting the foods, packing the baskets, driving out to the community to distribute the food baskets.

North Shore holds annual Christmas Parade

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THE NORTH SHORE Community held their annual Christmas Parade last Friday night, Dec. 18, with the participation of the Sheldon and Cloverleaf Fire Departments. Rodney Redford of the North Channel Assistance Ministries helped organize the parade. It started in Channelview, and ended at the Kroger Parking lot at Woodforest and Normandy. Hundreds of families followed the parade, and then collected in the Kroger parking lot while Santa and Rudolph handed out small gifts. Redford reported that the parade judges made the following awards: Best Apparatus, Sheldon FD; Best Float, Cloverleaf Church of God; Best Theme, Growing In Grace; and Judges’ Choice, Boy Scout Troop 1301.