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Posts published in “Day: February 1, 2018”

Flood of Celebrities at Chamber Gala

The North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce held their 41st Annual Awards Ceremony and Swearing-in last Friday, January 19th at the Houston Hobby Airport Marriott.

It was a night sparkling with good food and great friends, dressed like Hollywood stars.

The featured speaker was Meteorologist Jeff Lindner of the Harris County Flood Control District, and a celebrity spokesperson for the Office of Emergency Management, after the flooding and devastation of Hurricane Harvey. Lindner’s face became the most familiar on television, as he reported on the effects of the hurricane and the subsequent flooding throughout the county.

Lindner’s account of the flood was a painful reminder to many in the audience, who had suffered personal loss at their homes or businesses. But his talk brought a new insight into the pitfalls of trying to predict the weather and warn residents of potential dangers.

As Lindner said of the Hurricane, there was “nothing comparable in U.S. history.” (more…)

San Jac Baseball opens 2018 season atop the PerfectGame Preseason Top 25

HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College baseball team is no doubt one of the best teams in the country year in and year out.

Brian Sakowski, PerfectGame’s National Scouting Supervisor, says this year’s San Jacinto College baseball team has pitching depth and “looks impressive,” making it the PerfectGame preseason pick to win the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) World Series. He notes that at least five San Jac players are among the top 60 PerfectGame Junior College top prospect list. That includes INF/RHP Sergio Macias (Laredo, Texas / Alexander HS), C/1B Herbert Iser (Kissimmee, Florida / Osceola HS), LHP Jacob Cantleberry (Greenwood, Indiana / Center Grove HS), OF/INF Alerick Soularie (Humble, Texas / Atascocita HS) and OF/IF Matt Goodheart (Magnolia, Arkansas / Magnolia HS).

San Jac opened the 2018 season last weekend on the road against Panola College and Baton Rouge College in Louisiana. The first home game of the season will be Friday, Feb. 2 against Bossier Parish Community College in a doubleheader. In total, San Jac will play 18 home games this season at JR Harrison Field at Andy Pettitte Park.

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Rotary District 5890 hosts International President

Rotary International District 5890 hosted a Million Dollar Dinner last Saturday at the Petroleum Club of Houston. The organization was able to have the Rotary International President Ian Riseley from Australia as the event keynote speaker. They raised $3.7 million dollars for the Rotary Foundation with this event.

Rotary Foundation has been doing good for the world for the last 100 years. They have 6 main areas of focus. They promote many projects around the globe for peace and conflict resolution, maternal and infant health, disease prevention, local economy, literacy, and clean water. Rotary Foundation is also one of the main force behind eradicating the dreadful disease of Polio. Please go to Rotary.org for more information.

The event was organized by the following people: (from left to right) Eric and Sandra Liu, Bill and Debbie Palko, Bill and Suzi Howe, and Juliet and Ian Riseley.