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Wheeler re-elected, Davis Rouse elected to San Jacinto College Board of Trustees

PASADENA, Texas – Based on preliminary numbers, Mrs. Erica Davis Rouse has been elected and Dr. Ruede Wheeler has been re-elected, to the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. The vote will become official after all provisional ballots have been verified and the Board of Trustees canvasses the votes.

Davis Rouse won election to Position 1 on the Board, filling the position vacated by Brad Hance who chose not to seek re-election. Wheeler ran unopposed for Position 2. Unofficial election results can be found on the San Jacinto College election website at sanjac.edu/ board-trustees-election.

“As a lifelong resident of the area that the San Jacinto College District serves, and as the daughter of an educator, I am blessed and elated to be elected as the newest Trustee,” said Davis Rouse. “This role represents the culmination of my upbringing, education and experience. Education and civic involvement have always been family priorities so it means the world to be part of our group of Trustees that recognize the value in helping create opportunities for students, both traditional and nontraditional. I look forward to being a part of the future of San Jacinto College with optimism and enthusiasm. Thank you to my family and extended community of friends and supporters for your vote of confidence.”

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Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary cake sale benefits scholarship fund

Sabrina Quintanilla and Kevin Alcantar with “Basket Full Of Roses” prepared by the GPHS Culinary Art students. Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Judge Joe Stephens bid $165 to win the cake.

GALENA PARK – May 5 – The Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club had their annual cake auction fundraiser. Thirty-one cakes were auctioned, half of which was prepared by the Galena Park Independent School District’s (GPISD) Culinary Arts Program. Citizens, elected officials and business representatives attended the auction that raised over six thousand dollars for student scholarships.

This year’s Rotary officers are: President Joshua Moreno, President-Elect Ibrahim S. Abouawdi, Secretary Ernesto Paredes, Treasurer Carol Thompson, Board Member Maria Rodriguez, Board Member Ramon Garza and Membership Chair Jennifer Ledwith.

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North Shore Rotary Fish Fry & Raffle

WINNER OF THE NEW TOYOTA PICK-UP TRUCK last year was Kimberly Gresham, second from right in this photo. (PHOTO COURTESY OF DERRILL PAINTER)

NORTH SHORE – Rotarians are busy preparing for their 42nd annual Catfish Fry and Crawfish Boil, which will be held Saturday May 20 at the North Shore Rotary Pavilion behind the courthouse. Tickets are on sale now, available from any North Shore Rotarian, and local businesses such as Capital Bank, Pine Forest Jewelry, North Channel Chamber and many others.

The location for the event is the Rotary Pavilion behind the courthouse, at 14350 Wallisville Road. Serving of food will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. but come early and enjoy the food, bid in the auctions, and perhaps win a prize.

There will also be a silent and live auction, according to Adam Lund, chairman of the Fish Fry this year.

Raffle tickets are $100, and meal only tickets are $10.

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Galena Park honors Scholar at Council Meeting

Mayor Moya presented Galena Park high school student Salvador Flores with an award for being accepted as a U. S. Presidential Scholar.

GALENA PARK – At the May 2 Council Meeting Mayor Esmeralda Moya called the meeting to order. After a prayer and pledges to the flags Chad Burke gave the annual Economic Alliance report.

Resolution RO5-2017 appointing Leonel Cantu, Esteban Lucio, Dr. Aubrey Ross, Dr. Francos Martin and Mayor Moya to the Annual Advisory Committee received unanimously approval.

Resolution RO6-2017 authorizing preparation and submission of a six hundred thousand dollar Texas Community Development block grant application (CDBG) for sidewalks and authorizing the Mayor to act as the City’s Executive Officer and authorized representative in all matters pertaining to the CDBG application was unanimously approved.

Mayor Moya and Commissioners Rodney Chersky and Barry Ponder voted to table a proposal to allow Splash Pads USA for forty-five thousand dollars to install a 15 ft. X 30 ft. splash pad at the swimming pool. Commissioners Oscar Silva Jr. and Eric Broussard voted against the motion to table, Ponder said there wasn’t sufficient detailed information as to what the company would provide and what the city would have to do to get the splash pad operational.

Two part time employees was unanimously approved, Giovanna Duran (parks and recreation) and Anita Torres (City Hall Administrative Assistant II).

Mayor Moya presented a Galena Park high school student Salvador Flores with an award for being accepted as a U. S. Presidential Scholar.

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