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CHS alumnus Moore returns ‘home’ to lead Falcon baseball program

New Channelview High School Head Baseball Coach John Moore

New Channelview High School Head Baseball Coach John Moore has found his way back home.

The 1998 alumnus and standout athlete for the Falcon football and baseball team served as a varsity assistant at CHS from 2004-2009 before becoming the first head coach at Bastrop ISD’s Cedar Creek High School in 2010. Moore established himself as a winning coach, guiding his teams to the playoffs the past three years, which included a state-ranked squad last year.

Moore was happy as coach of Cedar Creek and had thoughts of a long-term career in Central Texas. However, the opportunity he had dreamed about presented itself – a chance to lead the Channelview Falcons baseball team.

“We built a great program from the ground up at Cedar Creek and we were really hitting our stride,” Moore said. I could have stayed there for a long time, but then I heard about the opening here in Channelview. It was the only job that could make me turn my head. After giving it a lot of thought, I knew my heart was leading me back home.”

With his family still living in the Channelview area, Moore has remained connected with the community and his alma mater.

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Controversy over closed Galena Manor building unresolved

GALENA MANOR resident Rosemary Coreathers asks Mayor Esmeralda Moya the status of the remodeling work on the Evelyn Churchill Community Center, but she didn’t get an answer. Coreathers then asked the mayor to place this issue on the next agenda so citizens can find out what’s going on and when the center will reopen. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

GALENA PARK, March 21, 2017 – Controversy continued at the Galena Park Commissioner’s meeting over the reopening of the Evelyn Churchill Community Center in Galena Manor.

Residents from Galena Manor, a predominantly minority community located within Galena Park, regularly attend council meetings asking Mayor Moya for a reopening date of the community center which was closed in August of 2016 for repairs, mold remediation, and renovation.

The residents say the Mayor won’t give them an answer, they say it’s frustrating to ask her for answers and never get at least one word back. They’re beginning to wonder if she’s hearing their pleas to return their building that’s been used for decades, for workout exercising and other community events near their homes.

The renovation contractor Lionel Palimares, owner of Petro De Luna Company, says he can’t get answers either as to why his company hasn’t been paid for the two invoices he’s given the Mayor, City Secretary Mayra Gonzales or Assistant Parks and Recreation Director Wendy Villarreal.

Palimares said he’s performed many contracting jobs with the city before. “I’ve complied with everything I’ve always done in times past on city jobs. This is the first time I haven’t been paid for a job. I’ve turned in two bills, one for about $49,600 and one for about $18,000.”

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Pct. 2 road repaving will start Thursday

EAST HARRIS COUNTY, PCT. 2 – Commissioner Jack Morman has announced that construction will start on a new BetterStreets2 Neighborhoods (BS2N) project on Thursday, March 23rd along various roadways throughout the Huffman, Crosby, and Highlands area. BS2N is a Precinct 2 program dedicated to preserving asphalt roadways by conducting base repairs, asphalt milling and overlay, roadway striping, and signage replacement.

This $6.2 million project will repair nearly 28 miles of roadway in East Harris County through the end of the year. Construction begins in Huffman and is expected to last six weeks on the following roadways:

• Huffman Cleveland Road (FM 2100) from FM 2100 to Plum Grove Road

• Plum Grove Road from FM 1485 to the Liberty County Line

• Huffman Cleveland Road (FM 2100) from Plantation Hills Drive to FM 2100

Roadwork will require single-lane closures, so drivers are encouraged to plan their commutes accordingly and drive with caution through the construction zones. Be sure to visit www.hcp2.com or like the “Harris County Precinct 2” Facebook page for updates on the project and roadwork locations.

Troop 707 Boy Scouts earn Eagle Rank

Two Boy Scouts joined the rank of Eagle Scout on Sunday, March 19, 2017. They were Devin Escobar and Hipolito Juarez of Troop 707. About 100 troop leaders and members from the Scout community, local community and family members came to Eagle Ceremony and to congratulate the scouts.

The ceremony was held at the Woodforest Presbyterian Church, 15330 Wallisville Road, Houston, TX 77049. Troop 707 meets at the church every Monday evening.

For more information on scouting, visit beascout.scouting.org.

JACINTO CITY HEALTH CENTER: Seniors celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Activity Directors Kathy Meador far left and Bo Vega far right with residents of the Jacinto City Health Care Center. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX. Friday, March 17, 2017 – St. Patrick’s Day was celebrated at the Jacinto City Health Care Center. Volunteers entertained with folks songs which included Irish favorites, “Danny Boy” and “Sweet Molly Malone.” Residents were given green derby style hats, wrist bands, bracelets, buttons, balloons Hawaiian neck leis and horns to toot during the celebration along with refreshments of green icing cake and punch.

Administrator Melissa Armstrong along with Kathy Meador and Bo Vega activity director’s for the center scheduled the event on the Activity Calendar so residents and family members could attend.

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