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EKG heart screening takes main stage

Scott Stephens addresses North Shore Rotarians at Bill’s Barn in the Murff Estates in Crosby on July 20. Stephens added new information concerning House Bill 204 as rekindled by Education Committee Chairman Dan Huberty.

CROSBY – Scott Stephens & Associates, real estates appraisers held an open house at their new office on Bohemian Hall Road near Krenek and afterwards treated members of the press and North Shore Rotarians to a fried chicken dinner at Bill’s Barn on Murff Estates.

Stephens recently moved his office to Crosby and now can be found at 15021 Bohemian Hall Road. After a complete tour of the new state of the art office, the dinner commenced and afterward speaking began concerning the upcoming Free Heart Screening to be held at the Crosby Community Center on August 12 sponsored by Post Oak Bank and the Cody Stephens Memorial Foundation. One thing learned was that participants can sign up for the screening at www.codystephensfoundation.org. Donations are needed to carry on the work and will be accepted at the screening. Then on August 26 the Go Big or Go Home Foundation Fundraiser will be held at the David H. McNerney American Legion Hall Post 658 at 14890 FM 2100.

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GALENA PARK/JACINTO CITY Rotary holds installation, awards

GALENA PARK/JACINTO CITY ROTARY CLUB installed new officers on Wednesday July 19, and honored its Rotarians of the Year. In the photo above are Rotarian of the Year Eileen Brightwell, new president Bryan Clements, District 5890 Governor Bill Palko, who installed the new board and officers, and Rotarian of the Year Maria Rodriguez.

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NORTH SHORE ROTARY: New officers, new goals

NORTH SHORE ROTARY PRESIDENT
ADAM LUND

North Shore Rotary Club has installed its new officers and board for the 2017-2018 year, with District 5890 Governor Bill Palko conducting the swearing in.

At the club luncheon on July 13, new president Adam Lund talked about his journey to become president, and reviewed his goals for the coming year. Lund is a vice president at Capital Bank in charge of lending.

He reminded the club of the national motto for this year, “Rotary: Making A Difference.” He suggested that a goal for this year would be to plant trees in the community. He also wants to grow the membership from 75 to 100.

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Channelview Rising Star Teachers of the Year

The Rising Star Teachers of the Year were announced at the Channelview ISD Employee Recognition Ceremony. Educators honored were, standing from left, Senae Harris (McMullan Elementary), Claudette Best (Brown Elementary), Candy Ramirez (Pre-Kindergarten), Jessica Amaya-Curiel (Crenshaw Elementary) and Anthony Nutt (Kolarik Ninth Grade Center). Sitting from left are Geovanna Hernandez (Cobb Elementary), Jasmin Moreno (Schochler Elementary), Kaitlyn Grant (Aguirre Junior High), Manolito Smith (Alice Johnson Junior High) and Marina McKinney (DeZavala Elementary). Not pictured: Krista Simpson (Channelview High School), Jesus Villegas (Campbell Learning Center) and Angelica Armenta (Hamblen Elementary).

San Jacinto Pilot Club installs new officers

San Jacinto Pilot Club new officers are President Julie Fallin, membership director Joan Van Fleet, co-secretary Carolyn Roberts, Treasurer Karen Westbrooks and Lt. Governor for the Texas District of Pilot International Gail Wilson, not pictured Natalie Martinez.

On Friday, June 9, the San Jacinto Pilot Club held their annual installation banquet at the home of Jerry and Julie Fallin. Members and guests enjoyed a late-season crawfish boil, with boiled shrimp and friend chicken to complement the menu.

Attendees heard about the club’s accomplishments from last year, such as distributing around 200 bicycle helmets to the community, awarding $12,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors and returning scholarship recipients, and constructing close to 400 heart-shaped pillows for the children at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Gail Wilson, Lt. Governor for the Texas District of Pilot International, installed the following as officers for the 2017-2018 Pilot year:

Julie Fallin, President

Natalie Martinez, co-Secretary

Carolyn Roberts, co-Secretary

Karen Westbrooks, Treasurer

Joan Van Fleet, membership director

During the installation, the 30th annual spaghetti dinner was mentioned to be on October 14 which is their major fundraiser for the year.

Channelview Campus Teachers of the Year

The Campus Teachers of the Year were announced at the Channelview ISD Employee Recognition Ceremony. Educators honored were, standing from left, Kelly Coats (Kolarik Ninth Grade Center), Robin Gross (Crenshaw Elementary), Rachel Knippa (McMullan Elementary), Jamie Everett (Brown Elementary), Cheryl Childs (Hamblen Elementary), Gene Hudgson (Schochler Elementary), Aaron Allison (Channelview High School) and Mark Santos (Alice Johnson Junior High). Sitting from left are Rhonda Perez (Campbell Learning Center), Anitra Orta (Pre-Kindergarten), Frances Bushnell (Aguirre Junior High), Amanda Sanchez- Loa (DeZavala Elementary) and Jose Lopez (Cobb Elementary)

BBB’s Parsons has advice for Chamber

DAN PARSONS, PRESIDENT BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

The North Channel Chamber heard from Dan Parsons of the Houston Better Business Bureau at their last luncheon.

Parsons has been with the Better Business Bureau since 1983, and president since 2002.

In that time, he had seen every type of bad business practice, and dishonest scams. Parsons worked his way up in the BBB, serving as Director of Investigations, and various management positions. But no one in Houston knows business practices and problems better than Parsons.

Parsons spoke about the history of the Better Business Bureau nationally, which was founded in 1912. The first case they undertook to solve involved Coca-Cola and its cocaine-related ingredient.

The Houston office of the BBB now had 58 employees, he said, and its membership is over 500 local businesses. The Houston office serves 11 counties in south Texas, including Harris County. The first companies to join the Houston BBB were Exxon, the Houston Chronicle, and Foley’s department store.

The Better Business Bureau offers 5 services to its members:

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Jacinto City honors student recognized as Presidential scholar

Standing: Norma Flores and son Salvador Flores Jr. holding his musical award presented by Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee Officers. Seated L – R: Keep Jacinto Clean officers provided cake and refreshments for the ceremony Secretary Linda Jamail, Vice President Irasema Salinas and President Teresa Arzapala.

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.

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Jacinto City marks Public Works Month at Council

Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee presents Kyle Reed Public Works Director a 21 Year Service Award at the Council Meeting of May 27, 2017. Standing L – R: Public Works employees Javier Gonzales, Alcario Banda,Ovidio Trevino, Public Works Director Kyle Reed (left with award) Council Woman Carmela Garcia, Candelario Aleman and Javier Duran. Seated L – R: Keep Jacinto Clean officers provided cake and refreshments for the ceremony Secretary Linda Jamail, Vice President Irasema Salinas and President Teresa Arzapala.

Kyle Reed Public Works Director receives 21 Year Service Award

Jacinto City, TX. — May 25, 2017 — At the council meeting National Public Works Week was recognized by the Mayor and City Council with a resolution praising the Jacinto City Public Works Department for the services provided to the citizen’s everyday lives. The resolution complimented the efficient operation of the city’s public works systems and programs such as water facilities, wastewater facilities, water transmission and distribution systems, sewer collections, streets and traffic systems, parks, public buildings, fleet management and storm water management.

Jamail said, “I call on all citizens and civic organizations to acquaint themselves with the services provided by our public works professionals and to recognize the contributions which public works officials and employees make every day to our health, safety, comfort and quality of life. Many times in the night when we’re home asleep in a warm bed our public works crews are out in the freezing rainy weather fixing water leaks so we can wake up with safe drinking water.”

MEMORIAL BENCHES IN GP

Sitting on the new park benches, L – R: Veteran David Kent, Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Veteran Hector Torres and City Secretary Mayra Gonzales. Standing: Galena Park High School Vocational Welding Department (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Galena Park, TX, Friday, May 29, 2017 — Citizens from all parts of the city came together to pay their respect to those who have died protecting America.

Park benches were dedicated and installed in front of city hall to create a Veteran’s War Memorial. Each bench has a bronze plague attached representing each of the branches of the Armed Forces. The Galena Park High School Vocational Welding Department fabricated and welded the benches.

Mayor Moya said, “While we celebrate Memorial Day with our families and friends, let us not forget to say a prayer for the brave men and women who served and lost their lives to protect ours and our beautiful Country. Today we honor that service and pray for the day when wars end everywhere. God Bless America!”