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2014 Year in Review

Compiled from the files of the North Channel STAR

DECEMBER 2013

— Inaugural Issue of the North Channel STAR is published. Community leaders and businesses advertise their well-wishes to the publishers, Gil and Mei Hoffman.

— Pct. 2 Commissioner Jack Morman announces the rebuilding of Freeport Street

JANUARY

— Santa Claus parades in Sheldon, Channelview, North Shore

— Toxins in San Jacinto River are concern to citizens

— LyondellBasell will restart Methanol plan in Channelview

— Jim McIngvale receives Points of Light Award from President Bush

— Galena Park FFA holds successful Livestock Sale

— North Shore Rotary donates $40,000 for bridge in Park

— Large Rodeo Art Show held at North Shore High School

FEBRUARY

— North Channel Chamber Gala features Debra Duncan

— Margie Buentello new president of NC Chamber

— EPA meeting examines dangers of toxins in the river near Channelview

— Foster Park featured at Chamber luncheon

— San Jacinto Legends of Baseball weekend held at SJC North

— Silver Plating specialist at Pineforest Jewelry

— Market Street Feed owner Randy Arter recalls history of store

MARCH

— Trail Ride goes through North Shore on way to Rodeo

— North Shore Mustangs are 5A State Basketball champs!

— Water District #36 plans on new tower

— Scott Stephens, East Houston Hospital partner for heart screenings of athletes

APRIL

— Harris County holds large Safety Town Hall at North Shore HS

— Baytown Homeless Shelter will serve North Shore communities

— Channelview ISD holds FFA parade and Sale

— Easter observed, large egg hunt in Jacinto City

— GP Candidates Forum presents candidates for Mayor, Council

MAY

— Election results in run-off for GP Mayor

— Kinder Morgan plans new GP facility

— Rotary Fish Fry raises big dollars for charity projects, scholarships

— Pilot Club presents $14,000 in scholarships

— Shari Bigelow wins new car in Rotary Fish Fry raffle

JUNE

— Robbery at GameStop in North Shore leaves robber dead

— Graduation stories feature Top Students from local districts

— Kindred Hospital closes facility on I-10

— Esmeralda Moya elected new Mayor of Galena Park

— Maria Rodriguez new president of GP/JC Rotary Club

JULY

— Allatia Harris installed as new North Shore Rotary president

— Jacinto City city manager Jack Maner dies of cancer

— Galena Park Council, Mayor argue in chaotic meeting

— Julie Fallin installed as returning president of Pilot Club

— Air Quality Report cites health dangers in Galena Park

AUGUST

— EPA Environmental Hearing in Galena Park hears conflicting testimony on Air Quality

— First Baptist Church of Jacinto City celebrates its 70th Anniversary

— County Attorney Vince Ryan is featured speaker at NC Chamber

— Kinder-Morgan moves second large distilling tube on Clinton Drive

— Congressman Green holds Town Hall meeting in Galena Manor

— Judge Emmett proposed saving the Astrodome by converting it into an Indoor Public Park

— Students head “Back to School”

— North Channel Assistance Ministries plan new building to enlarge service to community

SEPTEMBER

— North Channel Chamber hears industry report from Courtney Ruth of LyondellBasell

— Police kill fugitive on Jacinto Blvd. wanted in 4 Channelview murders

— Congressman Green seeks $180 million for Port Authority work

— San Jacinto college announces new Maritime Campus near Port

— Environmentalis Jackie Young urges action on SJR Waste Pits

OCTOBER

— National Night Out observed in Galena Park

— Port of Houston CEO Roger Guenther speaks at Chamber

— Washburn Tunnel closed for Road Repairs

— North Shore Rotary dedicates new Park Bridge & Wall of Honor

— Chamber takes a Tour on the Port ship M/V Sam Houston

— Sheriff Garcia tells NS Rotary about law enforcement efforts

NOVEMBER

— Sheriff’s Deputy Jess Valdez III killed in head-on crash, county mourns

— North Channel Chamber holds Veterans Salute

— Ship Channel celebrates its 100th Anniversary

— Lulac Council Roasts & Toasts Chris & Ana Diaz

— Pct. 2 Commissioner Morman announces $2 Billion in planned projects over the next few years

— Waste Pits Trial ends in mixed verdict, companies agree to $30 million in penalties

— “Last Seat at the Dome” movie is shown, to benefit the preservation of the Astrodome

DECEMBER

— Galena Park holds FFA Show & Sale, raises over $100,000

— North Shore football defeated by Cy-Ranch in play-offs

— Christmas Season observed in Jacinto City with Parade, Program, and Tree Lighting

— Toy Drive by combined Channelview and Cloverleaf Fire Departments is a huge success

— The Rotary Club and Pilot Club and Precinct2Gether awarded 150 bikes and helmets to elementary school students that had perfect attendance

— North Shore Rotary distributes 250 food baskets to needy families

— The North Channel STAR published their Season’s Greetings Tree, along with Letters to Santa from local children. The Tree contained cards with Greetings from local leaders, businesses, and districts.