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.
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.
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, 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.