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Posts published in “Day: January 15, 2014”

Galena Park FFA students hold successful livestock sale

livestockBuilding Character Through FFA

JACINTO CITY – The Galena Park ISD FFA – The National Future Farmers of America Organization – held its annual livestock show and auction at the District Ag Facility in Jacinto City on November 21st.

The proceeds from the event this school year raised an astonishing, record-setting $89,827, up more than 10% from the previous highest year! This was directly attributable to the tremendous community and District support and generosity.

During the year, the participating students spend their own money purchasing the project animal and feeding and cleaning twice a day, often starting at 5 a.m. every morning of the week.

The annual auction raises money for students’ future college expenses or next year’s project. Vicki Johnson, Director of Career and Technology, stated, “These young men and women participate in an organization that has a very strong opportunity to learn leader- ship, teamwork, and responsibility. I truly admire the students for their hard work & dedication.”

North Shore Rotary presents $40,000 to county for bridge in park

Harris County Pct. 2 parks department plans to build a walking bridge between North Shore Rotary Park on Wallisville, and the Fonteno Park to the west. The cost of the project will be about $300,000, and the North Shore Rotary Club donated $40,000 to this project. Accepting the check in the photo at right is Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, second from left, with Rotary President Matt Davis holding the check in the center, along with other Rotarians from the club.
Harris County Pct. 2 parks department plans to build a walking bridge between North Shore Rotary Park on Wallisville, and the Fonteno Park to the west. The cost of the project will be about $300,000, and the North Shore Rotary Club donated $40,000 to this project. Accepting the check in the photo at right is Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman, second from left, with Rotary President Matt Davis holding the check in the center, along with other Rotarians from the club.

New voter registration certificates in your mailbox

sample ballot

HOUSTON – Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan announced today that the new voter registration certificates are in the mail and reminds voters to review their information.

“My office has begun mailing voter registration certificates to 1,876,539 registered voters,” said Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan. “The new voter registration certificates, which will be light orange in color, are expected to hit all mailboxes by the end of next week. It will reflect the voter’s current name and address, just as it appears in the poll book when they go to vote.”

New voter registration certificates are mailed out every two years and it gives the public the opportunity to review their information and update it. The most common reasons voters need to update their voter registration are:

  • Name Changes – due to marriage or divorce
  • Moving to a different residence
  • Deceased individual that was not reported

“Updating your information has never been easier with my office,” said Mr. Sullivan.

Free tax help for seniors at Harris County libraries

The Tax-Aide program sponsored by the IRS and AARP Foundation is again providing free federal income tax assistance this year. The program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and over but will also assist low and moderate income filers.

There are three locations supported by the local volunteers:

  • Sterling Municipal Library in Baytown, Tuesdays/Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m.
  • Stratford Library in Highlands, Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • North Channel Branch of Harris County Public Library, Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m.

Services will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 4th and conclude on Tuesday, Apr. 15th.

Meeting airs opinions on new game room regulations

Jessica Woods of Highlands was one of many who testified against the game rooms. Hundreds of interested citizens turned out at the Crosby Community Center for the Town Hall Meeting on new Game Room Regulations.
Jessica Woods of Highlands was one of many who testified against the game rooms. Hundreds of interested citizens turned out at the Crosby Community Center for the Town Hall Meeting on new Game Room Regulations.

The month of November, Precinct 2 Commissioner Jack Morman conducted a public hearing to record the public’s opinion on game rooms conducting gambling in unincorporated areas of Harris County.

The meeting was officiated by Robert Soard, First Assistant County Attorney. Precinct 3 Constable Ken Jones and Precinct 4 Constable Ron Hickman, and Majors from the Harris County Sheriff’s Department and the Precinct 2 Commissioner were on hand to hear the comments and to make their own.

Some 20 residents spoke for regulation of the game rooms and four against regulation and another mostly between the options.

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Morman brings Precinct 2 updates to North Shore Rotary

Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman at North Shore Rotary
Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman at North Shore Rotary

NORTH SHORE – Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman visited with the Rotary Club of North Shore on Sept. 12th, 2013. Morman has been active in meeting his constituents in their neighborhoods since taking office.

The commissioner was accompanied by a number of his staff, who were available to answer questions and follow up on citizen concerns. He introduced two new staff members, Tammy Fuselier, Chief Financial Officer, and Jeremy Phillips, the new road and bridge engineer, replacing the retiring Jack Rodriguez.

Morman covered the projects in his area that were of interest to the Rotarians, but he started by reviewing the recent court decision that confirmed redistricting boundaries similar to the ones used in the last election. He pointed out that now his precinct was unified, with no neighborhoods split with another precinct, such as Crosby or Highlands might have been.

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