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HISD cancels classes, activities due to Hurricane Harvey

HISD cancels classes Monday due to threat of inclement weather
District events, activities for Friday and Saturday canceled or postponed

Aug. 24, 2017 – All HISD campuses and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Aug. 28 and all campus and district activities canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Aug. 29. However, the district will continue to monitor developing weather conditions and will determine whether classes can safely resume on Tuesday. The district will make that decision by noon on Sunday, Aug. 27.

All HISD campus-based activities and district events – including professional development and recruiting sessions – taking place after 2 p.m. are canceled for Friday, Aug. 25. In addition, the Houston ISD Athletic Department is canceling all athletic activities for Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26. This cancellation includes, practices, scrimmages and any scheduled games.

As a precaution, all non-essential employees at school campuses and central office will be dismissed by 2 p.m. Friday. Essential employees, including facility and transportation staff, will be released at a time determined by their department. HISD officials are monitoring the weather, and should it be necessary, the dismissal time will be updated to an earlier hour.

For additional updates, please monitor HoustonISD.org or call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-556-9595. We also encourage HISD staff and parents to sign up for text alerts to receive the most up-to-date information on school closures or delays by texting YES to 68453. Please ensure your number is updated with your school. You can also follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: Twitter.com/HoustonISD and Facebook.com/HoustonISD.

Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary welcomes Broussard as new member

ERIC BROUSSARD, center, was welcomed at a recent Rotary Luncheon as a new member of the Galena Park/Jacinto City Rotary Club. Broussard is a City Commissioner in Galena Park. Seen with him are Bryan Clements, president of the club, and Maria Rodriguez, membership chairman. If you are interested in becoming a member of Rotary, call 713-539-8021 for more information. The club is currently conducting a membership drive, and would welcome you as a guest at an upcoming luncheon.

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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Jewelry store gives away Diamond & slot machine

During the past few weeks Pineforest Jewelry on Uvalde Road held their ‘VIP Event’ offering customers the chance to win a 1 carat diamond or a casino quality slot machine.

On Friday July 14th, Diamond Jim and Linda Mills, owners of Pineforest Jewelry, presented two lucky customers with their prizes.

Congratulations to Marian W. for winning the 1 Carat Diamond and Pedro D. for winning the Slot Machine!

Diamond Jim said “I want to assure our customers that similar events are already being planned for the future”. He further stated “Who knows, maybe next time we might even give away a brand new car”!

GALENA PARK’S 2ND ANNUAL JULY 4TH FESTIVAL CELEBRATION

L – R: Commissioner Oscar Silva Jr. holding grandson Josiah Boudreaux, Commissioner Eric Broussard, Maria Rodriguez, Juan Huerta Jr., Robert Manzano Sr., Tony Manzano and Ralph Banda (Photo by Allan Jamail)

L – R: Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Commissioner Barry Ponder with family and friends. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Galena Park, TX. – Tuesday, July 4, 2017 about three thousand citizens gather behind the city’s swimming pool to celebrate the second annual festival sponsored by the Committee For A Better Galena Park, citizens and businesses.

Mayor Esmeralda Moya and the city’s commissioners were present to greet the celebrators.

Citizens enjoyed bar-b-q and all types of grilled foods prepared by various individuals and businesses.

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Jacinto City’s bike parade July 4th Celebration

Back row L – R: Victoria Salinas, Sephora de Anda, Corporal Nieto, Recreation Director Ivan Rojas, Mia Alanis and Lieutenant Longrigg. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX. – Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Jacinto City kids and parents came out to participate in the Parks and Recreation Department’s Annual Bike Parade.

Parks and Recreation Director Ivan Rojas provided a bicycle safety class before the boys and girls following a police escort kicked-off the parade around the city park on Mercury Drive.

After the parade everyone enjoyed hotdogs and refreshments provided by the staff of the recreation department.

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.