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Election upsets in nation, county

Precinct 3 Constable-Elect, Sherman Eagleton sends his heartfelt thanks to each and every voter that took the time to cast a ballot in the 2016 election. Sherman thanks his family, the Team Eagleton volunteers, the community, and especially the officers and staff of Precinct 3 that all came together to help make this possible. While we know there is a lot of work to do before taking office, January 1, Constable-Elect Eagleton is looking forward to working with the community and the officers to create the vision he’s shared with so many.

HARRIS COUNTY– Election results for this county are a stunning reminder of the power of the public and that the will of the people is beyond the predictability of pollsters.

Locally, the largest percentage lead of all went to Republican Brian Babin in the U.S. House of Representatives District 36 for 87% over H.J. Ridley Jr. 10%.

Hillary Clinton took 54.01% of Harris County votes over Donald Trump 41.97%. Libertarian Gary Johnson had 3.01% and Jill Stein with assistance of Ajamu Baraka in the Green Party mustered 0.89%. But national returns are another matter.

Hillary Clinton conceded with seven states too close to call and Donald Trump modestly accepted.

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North Shore loses to Atascocita 27-33 in Overtime

Play-off Game 3rd Round UIL 6A Division I Region III
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at NRG Stadium
FULL GAME STORY TO FOLLOW
From Alan Jamail.
4th quarter, NS 20 – AT 21
AT field goal NS 20 – AT 24
NS touchdown NS 27 – AT 24
With 4 seconds left in game, AT makes field goal NS 27 – AT 27 Overtime.
TIE GAME
NS fumbles on their own 6 yard line,
AT scores on running play to end game winning NS 27 – AT 33.

Jacinto City Christmas Parade Postponed

DUE TO THE PREDICTION OF SEVERE WEATHER ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, DEC. 3 AND DEC. 4, THE JACINTO CITY CHRISTMAS PARADE HAS BEEN POSTPONED ONE WEEK, AND WILL BE HELD SATURDAY, DEC. 10.

December 2, 2016 3:53:26 PM CST
Severe Weather Update #1 | Heavy Rainfall Expected Over The Weekend. City of Houston Monitoring Potential for Flooding

HOUSTON – The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather this weekend. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts indicate that the Houston area could receive from 6-8 inches over the next few days, with some areas receiving more.

Additionally, there is a slight possibility for severe storms and tornadoes, especially in the southern portions of the Houston area.

The City is monitoring weather with the National Weather Service (NWS) and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and is coordinating with various agencies within the City and across the region to ensure they have what they need in the event they need to respond to emergency conditions.

North Shore defeats Katy in battle of Champions, 20-17.

How about those Mustangs! 20-17 over Katy, and now on to Atascocita in the NRG Stadium, Friday at 7:30.

You can congratulate them and wish them luck, in our commemorative issue of the North Channel Star in this Thursday’s issue.

Email us with your interest and message, and we will set up an ad for you.

Rates are Black/White $55, $115, $240 depending on size.

Color Rates are $75, $140, and $275.

(1/16, 1/8, 1/4 page) Deadline Tuesday 11/29.

GO MUSTANGS!

North Shore Mustangs head to area Playoff Game

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The North Shore Mustangs defeated the Pasadena Memorial Mavericks last Friday with a score of 55-0. The Mustangs will now face Dickinson in the area football playoff game on Friday, November 18. The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. at Sam Vitanza Stadium in Dickinson. Good luck Mustangs!

New Channelview Fire Station groundbreaking

Architect’s rendering of the new Channelview Fire Station #3, under construction on Dell Dale. The station will be fully operational by October 2017. EMS offices are on the left, truck bays and firemen’s quarters at right. The building will also house the restored first Channelview FD fire truck, a 1952 Mack pumper.

CHANNELVIEW – The Emergency Service District #50, and the Channelview Fire Department, held a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday, Nov. 3 at the site of the new Station #3 at 1210 Dell Dale.

Present at the ceremony were the ESD commissioiners, the building committee, and contractors, architects, and interested members of the public.

This is the second new station that Channelview FD has built in the last two years. Station #1 was completed last year on Market Street. In his welcoming remarks, ESD Administrator Jimmy Sumbera noted the rapid growth of the area, and the increase in service calls.

The new station will replace the current fire station a few blocks away on Dell Dale. It will house a District Chief, a medic unit, and an engine company, with room to expand to double this capability.

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North Channel “Salute” honors Veterans

Rotarian and Emcee Bill Palko, author Carson George with the Memorial Wall, North Channel Chamber president Margie Buentello.

The North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Salute event for military, veterans, and first responders last Thursday. They were honored for their service with a special program and free lunch. Also participating were local service club, Rotary, and the Pilot Club, who conducted their official meetings.There was also a health fair with free health screenings, flu shots at low cost, giveaways and prizes.

All local school districts: Channelview, Sheldon and Galena Park ISD as well as local businesses, hospitals and health care providers had a booth with useful information and giveaways.

Nearly 40 members of the Sheldon ISD family attended last Thursday’s North Channel Area Chamber “Salutes” Luncheon and Exposition in Channelview. This event honored both active and retired military personnel. The district’s JROTC students presented the colors during the program, and more than 20 veterans who now work for Sheldon ISD also took part in the festivities.

Mike Parrott to retire as Justice of the Peace

East Houston’s favorite son, Justice of the Peace Mike Parrott, has announced his retirement as of January 2017. After this week’s election, Joe Stephens will be the new J.P in District 3, Position 1.

There will be a retirement party, to which the public is invited, at the Fonteno Courthouse annex on Wallisville Road, Thursday Nov. 17 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Parrott has served for 24 years as Justice of the Peace, and a total of 43 years with Harris County. He is also remembered as a standout football player for Galena Park High School, and the University of Houston.

Furr HS celebrates receipt of $10 M grant

BERTIE SIMMONS, Principal of Furr High School, presided over the XQ Awards celebration. Representing the XQ Foundation was Russlynn Ali, CEO, seen above right. The XQSuperschools project is funded by Laurene Powell Jobs, the widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Bertie went to Washington DC to receive the award.

NORTH SHORE – Bertie Simmons is a powerhouse who at 82 years old enjoys life and being a principal of one of the toughest schools in Houston ISD.

Last Saturday, Oct. 29 she held a celebration at Furr High School to mark the receipt of a $10 million grant from the XQ Foundation, for innovations she proposed in a national grant application.

The community and the students turned out for a day of celebration and fun, including Bertie and her family singing and dancing to some hip-hop music.

Speakers included Russlyn Ali, representing Job’s widow and the XQSuperschool project, Juliet Stipeche for Mayor Sylvester’s office, Congressman Gene Green, and school board members.

The grant will be for $2 million each year for 5 years, and Bertie intends to use it for social workers, a mentorship coordinator, student travel, a clinic, an immigrant center, and an educational training center. Her innovation approach will include individual instruction and competency-based education. She believes in her students, and letting them advance on their own schedule.

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ROASTED! San Jac Chancellor Brenda Hellyer

HONORED GUESTS: Kathy Hernandez, Brenda Hellyer, Cruz Hinojosa, Jr.

NORTH CHANNEL – Friends, co-workers, and LULAC members gathered last Thursday evening, to honor San Jacinto College Chancellor Brenda Hellyer with a “Roast & Toast.”

The event was held at the San Jacinto College North Monument Room, and after opening remarks by LULAC #4703 Cruz Hinojosa, Jr. and emcee KPRC2 Kathy Hernandez, the roasters got down to their chore of spilling the inside secrets about Brenda. Roasters included Ana Hernandez, Sylvia Garcia, Angi Wiliams, and Dan Mims. All have known Brenda for many years, giving them lots of material to draw upon. Brenda became Chancellor of San Jac in 2009.

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