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Bids authorized for Galena Manor remediation

Detecting mold laden wood and insulation requires special moister meters with inspectors wearing special protective clothing and respirators.

GALENA MANOR COMMUNITY CENTER PROGRESS

Galena Park Council Meeting Business

Galena Park, TX. — June 6, 2017 — Mayor Esmeralda Moya at 6 PM called the meeting to order. After a prayer and pledges to the flags the minutes of the May 16, 2017 meeting and the Accounts Payable through June 6 was unanimously approved.

Welcoming news for Galena Manor residents was when the Commissioners unanimously approved for the City Secretary to advertise for bids for Phase I of the mold remediation project for the closed Evelyn Churchill Community Building. The building has been the main topic for months at the council meetings sparking protests and heated confrontations between unhappy citizens and city officials.

Phase I work consists of mold remediation and drywall removal of the community building.

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SAN JACINTO COLLEGE Women’s basketball ends season with first-ever national tournament appearance

The San Jacinto College women’s basketball team takes a timeout during its game against Harford Community College at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) basketball national championship. (Photo by Joe Morales, Rapid Shotz Photography.)

Season concludes with overall 24-9 record and three letters of intent

PASADENA, Texas – The 2016-2017 season proved to be a significant year for the San Jacinto College women’s basketball team, as it ended the season with its first appearance at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I National Basketball Championship.

San Jac completed its season with an overall record of 24-9, including 15 conference wins, earning them a bid to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship tournament. The team went into the tournament as the No.16 seed and faced No. 17 Harford Community College (29-3). It also advanced to the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament, defeating Jacksonville College (10-15) in the quarterfinals before falling to Kilgore College (21-11) in the semifinals.

Sophomore guard/forward Ariona Gill (Las Vegas, Nevada/Arbor View HS) recently signed a National Letter of Intent with St. Mary’s University and sophomore forwardJasmine James (Innisfil, Ontario/ Nantyr Shores Secondary School) signed a National Letter of Intent with the The University of Memphis to continue their education and basketball careers. Amieya Jackson also signed a National Letter of Intent withArkansas Tech University.

“These past two years San Jac has made history and it was great to have experienced that and to have played under amazing coaches and with such talented people. My next step is to further my education and basketball career at the next level,” said James.

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San Jac Men’s Baseball reaches JUCO national final, loses 15-6

The Alpine Bank Junior College World Series was played in Grand Junction, Colorado, with the title game on Saturday, June 3rd.

The Gators won the Thursday game, against Cowley College (Kansas) 14-3 a shortened game due to the run-rule. In the next game Friday night, against Chipola, they lost and moved to the title game on Saturday. But in the final game, against Chipola College (Florida) they lost 15-6. The Chipola Indians came away with the title victory for the second time in 10 years.

Coach Tom Arrington has taken the Gators to ten playoffs, but lost the title game six times.Gator right-fielder Ryan Johnson was voted an all-tournament player, and tied a tournament record with five doubles.

Jacinto City honors student recognized as Presidential scholar

Standing: Norma Flores and son Salvador Flores Jr. holding his musical award presented by Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee Officers. Seated L – R: Keep Jacinto Clean officers provided cake and refreshments for the ceremony Secretary Linda Jamail, Vice President Irasema Salinas and President Teresa Arzapala.

Jacinto City, TX – May 25, 2017 — At the Jacinto City Council meeting Galena Park High School graduate and U. S. Presidential Scholar Salvador Flores, Jr. receives recognition award.

Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee presented Salvador for his relentless effort to succeed in reaching his goal to receive a college scholarship.

Using a borrowed musical saxophone young Salvador began his music career in middle school by tirelessly practicing daily after middle school. He continued his practicing throughout high school and playing in the school band.

With limited funds Flores made a solo musical video and sent it to the National Young Arts Foundation where it would be reviewed and evaluated for possible entry in the U. S. Presidential Scholar’s Foundation.

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Protests grow over beating death at Denny’s

ON WEDNESDAY, PROTESTORS INCLUDING THE HERNANDEZ FAMILY MARCHED in downtown Houston, holding a rally on the stops of the Harris County Criminal Courts building. They were demanding “Justice for Johnny” and criminal charges against his assailant, Terry Thompson. Late in the day, the DA’s office announced that they would refer the case to the Grand Jury for possible charges and indictment.

Protesters demonstrated last Tuesday, in front of the Denny’s restaurant on Sheldon Road in Channelview where a man was beaten and choked so badly that he later died. The demonstrators were making the point that the man Terry Thompson, 41, who beat a Denny’s patron, and who is the husband of Shauna Thompson, a Sheriff ’s deputy, should be charged with a crime, perhaps murder, and so far has not been. A small flowered memorial, with a sign saying #JusticeforJohnny was placed at the site.

Last Sunday night John Hernandez, 24, the victim, and his family had entered the restaurant, but he went outdoors and reportedly was urinating, when Thompson arrived with his three daughters. He confronted Hernandez and told him to stop.

What followed was a fight, with Thompson on top of Hernandez, choking him and not stopping when other patrons tried to intervene. The assailant’s wife, who was an off-duty Sheriff ’s deputy, arrived at that point and helped her husband restrain the man. At that point they both saw that Hernandez had stopped resisting, lay motionless and was not breathing.

The deputy then began CPR until an EMS unit arrived and transported him to LBJ hospital.

The family reported to the media that Hernandez had died Wednesday night May 31st at the hospital, when they removed life support.

The Sheriff ’s office is investigating the incident including surveillance video from the restaurant, and cellphone video of the fight itself taken by a citizen observer.

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Pollution Pioneer supports SJRC efforts

TO SUPPORT THE SJRC in their fight against the Waste Pits, David Killgore presents a check to Jackie Young for $863, the balance of funds from the CCAP organization.

At their monthly meeting last Tuesday night, the San Jacinto River Coalition heard from a pioneer in this area’s fight against environmental pollution.

David Killgore was lliving in Channelview in 1992, when a company formed by Kay Crouch announced a plan to build an incinerator on land near the DeZavala Elementary school, and to process and burn waste products from all over the United States.

After researching the process, and realizing that the incinerator would pollute the air and affect the health of those living close by, including the children in the school, Killgore formed an organization, Concerned Citizens Against Pollution to try to stop the project.

With the help of then State Senator Gene Green, the legislature passed a bill opposing the project, and it was signed by Governor Ann Richards. In spite of this, the EPA issued a permit for the project and Killgore’s group went to court to stop it. Their attorney, Jim Blackburn, got an injunction to stop the incinerator, but it was fought by Crouch and her investors for the next 8 years. The investors spent $21 million dollars versus CCAP’s $50,000. After the 8 years, and facing more court costs, the investor group abandoned the proposal, and Killgore’s CCAP had won.

Killgore and his wife Margaret now live in Ruidoso, New Mexico and he remarks about how clean the air is, compared to Houston.

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Jacinto City marks Public Works Month at Council

Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee presents Kyle Reed Public Works Director a 21 Year Service Award at the Council Meeting of May 27, 2017. Standing L – R: Public Works employees Javier Gonzales, Alcario Banda,Ovidio Trevino, Public Works Director Kyle Reed (left with award) Council Woman Carmela Garcia, Candelario Aleman and Javier Duran. Seated L – R: Keep Jacinto Clean officers provided cake and refreshments for the ceremony Secretary Linda Jamail, Vice President Irasema Salinas and President Teresa Arzapala.

Kyle Reed Public Works Director receives 21 Year Service Award

Jacinto City, TX. — May 25, 2017 — At the council meeting National Public Works Week was recognized by the Mayor and City Council with a resolution praising the Jacinto City Public Works Department for the services provided to the citizen’s everyday lives. The resolution complimented the efficient operation of the city’s public works systems and programs such as water facilities, wastewater facilities, water transmission and distribution systems, sewer collections, streets and traffic systems, parks, public buildings, fleet management and storm water management.

Jamail said, “I call on all citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the services provided by our public works professionals and to recognize the contributions which public works officials and employees make every day to our health, safety, comfort and quality of life. Many times in the night when we’re home asleep in a warm bed our public works crews are out in the freezing rainy weather fixing water leaks so we can wake up with safe drinking water.”

HOUSTON SYMPHONY Summer concert series plays at North Shore HS

Houston Symphony and Associate Conductor Robert Franz played a program of familiar songs from movies, plays, and other popular venues. Each summer the Symphony plays five Community Concerts at schools and churches as part of their Community Concert series, to bring the sound of an orchestra to everyone. The annual concert was last Wednesday evening, at North Shore High School auditorium, and was well attended.

Conductor Robert Franz engaged the audience in narrative and participation. He invited a young lady, Nicolle, to come up on stage and actually lead the orchestra in playing a number, a John Phillip Sousa March entitled “The Washington Post.”

Jacinto City celebrates Memorial Day

 

Group photo: Sheila Jackson Lee and Charles Scott (center) who led the pledge to the flag. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (center with flag) with resident Charles Scott who led the pledge to the flag.

Representatives Lee and Hernandez honor Veterans

Jacinto City, TX. – May 26, 2017 at the Jacinto City Health Care Center Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and State Representative Ana Hernandez recognized Memorial Day. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee presented a United States Flag to Veterans that flew over the United States Capitol in Washington, D. C. and a proclamation paying tribute to those of the Armed Forces.

Representative Ana Hernandez while in Austin because the Texas Legislature is in session was represented by her Community Liaison Linda Jamail who presented a Texas flag which flew over the Texas Capitol and a certificate honoring those who died in service to the country.

Former Jacinto City Mayor Allan Jamail (founder of Keep Jacinto City Clean) was the Master of Ceremonies. He began the memorial ceremony with a prayer and was followed by army Veteran Charles Scott a retired Jacinto City employee who’s now a resident of the health care center.

The Honorable Congresswoman Lee stated, “I am humbled and honored to be with you this afternoon in the presence of heroes and in remembrance of every man and woman of the Armed Forces who gave the last full measure of devotion in defense of our country.”

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Channelview ISD apologizes for offensive certificates

Officials of the Channelview school district were faced with criticism last week, because a teacher at Aguirre Junior High had awarded her students mock graduation certificates, with offensive wording on them.

One of the certificates said the student was “most likely to become a terrorist,” and another cited the student as “most likely to blend in with white people.”

The awarding of mock graduation certificates to students is not unusual, officials said, but the 7th grade teacher unofficially identified as Stacy Lockett, was cited by her principal Eric Lathan, and the District’s superintendent, Greg Ollis, for using poor judgement in the wording. District spokesperson Mark Kramer said the teachers involved had been disciplined according to district policy.

The matter drew a great deal of attention from parents and the public, both locally and nationally.