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Mustangs Stampede over Humble Wildcats 55-6

Mustangs score on their first play of the game on a 35 yard pass from Dematrius Davis to sophomore #8 David Amador at the goal line. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Humble, TX. – Thursday, October 29th at Turner Stadium, the North Shore Mustangs easily defeated the Humble ISD Wildcats 55 to 6.

Once again Coach Jon Kay’s Mustangs scored at will against another weak appearing 21-6A district team. His team in only 6 games has racked up 275 points and that’s using his bench a lot. His defense including backup players has only allowed 99 points to be scored on them.

No fault to Coach Kay, he plays the schedule given him, but while these runaway one-sided victories are good for the fans, is it good for the team? Is it possible players will become too over confident and get upset when they’re matched up with an equal powerful team in the playoffs?

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Pct. 2 delivers 1400 Thanksgiving dinners

Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia, at center, poses with workers and volunteers that gave out these food boxes and Turkeys for Thanksgiving to 1400 families that registered their need.

Harris County Precinct 2 — Commissioner Adrian Garcia hosted “Turkey Thursday” last Thursday, where he distributed turkeys to families at 10 Harris County Precinct 2 Community Centers.

Each location gave out 140 turkeys to registered families. This is the first time in Harris County history a precinct distributes a total of 1,400 turkeys in one day.

“Turkey Thursday” was possible thanks to partnership with non-profit Precinct2Gether, HEB Grocery Stores, and Partners in Primary Care.

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State of the County focuses on COVID-19

HEB president Scott McClelland and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo presented the annual State of the County address in the style of a “Fireside Chat.”

Judge Lina Hidalgo’s discusses her ideal pandemic re-opening strategy

By Jada Mier

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and H.E.B.’s President Scott McClelland discussed some important topics at the Annual State of the County “Fireside Chat” held over Livestream. In a 33- minute conversation, the issues discussed were the pandemic, racial justice, and the Ike Dike coastal barrier.

Harris County has a total of 170,835 confirmed virus cases and 2,322 deaths; Judge Lina Hidalgo thinks it’s time for a “necessary pullback.” The number of new cases has increased by 40 percent, Hidalgo says. She feels that Harris county would benefit more from a gradual re-opening plan. Stating that she no longer has the authority to enforce this, she thinks what the country needs is a threshold re-opening strategy with scientifically based parameters. Addressing our suffering economy, Hidalgo says Covid-19 safety measures and the economy’s health are synonymous. “When folks know it’s safe out there, they’ll have the confidence to go out and engage in the activities that are going to improve our economy.”

McClelland pointed out the ongoing struggle students have to adapt to their new online school environment due to the global pandemic. In response to Harris County’s lack of connectivity, the county has invested more money to bridge this digital divide. People are noticing the lack of broadband and cellphone towers in more impoverished areas, which leads to an inability to access the internet, Hidalgo said.

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Mustangs shutout Summer Creek 58 – 0, have a 22 game win streak

#14 Mustang Charles King crosses the goal on a 75 yard pass play from Dematrius Davis. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 13, 2020 at the GPISD stadium, the fairytale myth of Friday the 13th being a sign of bad luck didn’t affect the undefeated two-time defending Class 6A Division I champion North Shore Mustangs.

The Mustangs protected their 22 consecutive game winning streak by shutting out their district opponent the Humble ISD Summer Creek Bulldogs, 58-0.

The Bulldogs offense couldn’t penetrate the Mustangs brick wall defense and were kept to just 97 yards for four quarters.

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JC enjoys live music and vendor displays at Market by Night

Walking through the market people were talking and shopping sellers explaining how they made their products.

Photos & Story by Jada Mier

On Saturday at 3 pm local sellers arrived at the town center’s courtyard to set up lights and canopies to display their items. Market by night included 19 vendors selling artisan handcrafted goods from 5- 9 pm.

The Jacinto City community gathered to enjoy food from Trompo Loco and live music performed by Vianey Torres. The director of the market, Rebecca Mier, says their mission is to provide the community with direct access to local producers. As well as offering support to local consumers, artists, and entrepreneurs. Mier and her team, Christal Rodriguez and Geri Burkett, created a fun and family friendly atmosphere while helping consumers become more conscious of who they buy from.

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Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia donates vital PPE to First Responders

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia with HFD Station 44 senior officers and first responders holding a N95 mask. The N95 mask is specially made for first responders to fit to their face tight to not allow contagious germs to enter the mouth or nose. First responders are frequently exposed to victims of the deadly and highly contagious COVID 19 virus. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – Friday, October 30, 2020 at the Houston Fire Department (HFD) – Station 44 at 675 Maxey Road, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia donated 4,000 N95 masks to the Houston Fire Department. This is a part of her ongoing effort to make sure that frontline workers have the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) to stay healthy and safe while they work to save lives during the ongoing pandemic. She has donated more than 50,000 face masks to community health centers, the police department, the fire department, and senior centers.

Congresswoman Garcia understands that if we are to crush this virus we must all have access to the protective equipment we need to secure the well-being of our communities. That’s why she also co-introduced the PPE for Safe Schools Act. (more…)

North Shore HS crowns Homecoming King & Queen

Homecoming King Colby Stuart and Queen Daisy Garcia pose at halftime of the Homecoming game November 6.

On Friday night, November 6, North Shore Senior High School held their Homecoming game against Kingwood High School. The Mustangs beat the Kingwood Mustangs by a score of 63-6.

During halftime, Daisy Garcia and Colby Stuart were announced as the 2020 Homecoming Queen and King. Garcia is a drum major and a member of the flute section for the North Shore Band, and she is also a member of the National Honor Society. Upon graduation, she would like to study chemical engineering at the University of Houston or Texas A&M University. Stuart is a varsity baseball player and a Rounder. After high school, he plans to study business management.

Fonteno Park Mountain Bike Trails dedicated on Veteran’s Day

L – R: Yellowbird Veterans Eric Carrasco, Denise Sanders and Adrian Garcia, Pct. 2 Harris County Commissioner after unveiling the new park sign marking the location of the bike trail. (Photo Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the Jim and Joann Fonteno Family Park in Harris County Precinct 2 at 14350 1/2 Wallisville Rd., veterans of all branches of service and citizens gathered for the dedication ceremony of the new Yellowbird Mountain Bike Trail.

Chris Saddler, Harris County Precinct (HCPCT 2) Parks and Recreation Director, was the Master of Ceremony for the dedication ceremony who introduced numerous guest speakers.

Sydney Penny, the former HCPCT 2 Interim Parks Director, spoke and said the bike trail planning began in August of 2019. He said under his administration Cassie Gibson, an Army Veteran who represents Veterans as a HCPCT 2 staff person, and other staffers contacted Yellowbird Veterans Organization with the idea of making a mountain bike trail for veterans. He said building mountain bike trails for Veterans is a way we all can express our gratitude to them for their service to the country and by allowing them to have some joy when using the bike trails.

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North Shore Mustangs remain undefeated trouncing Kingwood 63–6

Dematrius Davis #4 NS Mustang quarterback ran for games first of 9 touchdowns. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 6, 2020 at the GPISD stadium the two-time defending Class 6A Division I champion North Shore Mustangs easily defeated their district opponent the Kingwood Mustangs 63 – 6.

Mustang Head Coach Jon Kay’s team is 7-0 and improving each week as it appears they may be making another run for a third consecutive championship title.

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GP Yellowjackets rout the Northside Panthers 44 – 6

#10 Bernardo Vazquez, Jacket’s wide receiver catches a pass from quarterback Raul Gonzalez and runs for a big gainer. ALL PHOTOS BY ALLAN JAMAIL

By Allan Jamail

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at the GPISD stadium, Head Football Coach and Athletic Coordinator Spiro Amarantos’s fighting Yellowjackets defeated Houston Northside Panthers, 44 – 6. They move into 2nd place behind undefeated Fort Bend Marshall.

The Yellowjackets swarming steel curtain defense once again ripped their district opponent’s offense to shreds allowing only 4 yards rushing. The Panthers total offense was kept under 150 yards for 4 quarters. The pass defense sacked the quarterback numerous times and caused 5 Panther fumbles, allowing only one TD late in the fourth quarter.

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140 million votes nationwide, Biden on top; Mayor Moya reelected in Galena Park; Constables Garcia, Eagleton win

HARRIS COUNTY – Voters went to the polls in record numbers for both early voting, and election day votes. In the county over 1,610,000 votes were recorded, and in the nation over 140,000,000 votes were cast.

Unofficial results have been tabulated for all but the Presidential race, where at press time five states were still counting, and with Joe Biden leading, Donald Trump has filed lawsuits challenging the results.

In Harris County, Biden received 56% of the vote, or 911,913 while Trump received 43% or 699,771 votes. However, statewide in Texas Trump had the lead, as did most Republicans seeking office.

For Texas Senator, John Cornyn was reelected over Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar.

Incumbent U.S. Representatives Sheila Jackson Lee was returned with 73% of the votes, and Sylvia Garcia with 71%.

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