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Posts published in “Day: August 27, 2014”

EMMETT MAKES PROPOSAL TO SAVE ASTRODOME

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World’s Largest Indoor Park to fulfill Hoffheinz’ Vision

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced a proposal this afternoon to convert the Harris County Domed Stadium – known worldwide as The Astrodome – into the world’s largest indoor park and recreation center. Emmett unveiled his proposal from the floor of the Dome, which he described as the realization of Judge Roy Hofheinz’s “vision of the future.”

“I believe it is time to put forth a new vision for the future of the Dome,” Emmett said. “With that in mind, I am suggesting that we explore the concept of creating an indoor park and recreation area inside the Dome for the people of Harris County. The world’s largest indoor park.”

Emmett has been exploring the indoor park concept with local officials, stakeholders and interested parties for the past couple months, seeking input and suggestions and refining the idea. While details of the concept are still being refined, Emmett suggested leaving it open to the public except when in use by tenants like the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Offshore Technology Conference, or others. He also recommended including a large, open green space that would be perfect for festivals and other community gatherings. Emmett also proposed having a pavilion for music and other events and sporting facilities from archery ranges to hiking and biking trails.

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It’s “BACK TO SCHOOL” Time

Gene Green visits with Kaii Brume (far right) and his parents Barbra and Friday Brume (left) during the 19th Annual Gene Green Immunization Day.
Gene Green visits with Kaii Brume (far right) and his parents Barbra and Friday Brume (left) during the 19th Annual Gene Green Immunization Day.

GALENA PARK, Texas – Galena Park ISD hosted the 19th Annual Gene Green Immunization Day at North Shore Senior High School 9th Grade Center on Saturday, August 23, 2014. According to the Harris Health System (formerly Harris County Hospital District), 1,528 vaccines were given to 523 children.

In addition, numerous other organizations and groups were on hand to offer information, services, and giveaways, including: free flu shots courtesy of Walgreens; free school supplies and backpacks courtesy of the North Shore Rotary Club; KRBE conducted a live on-site broadcast and gave away promotional items; Texas Children’s Hospital fitted and gave away bicycle helmets; and Santos Ramirez, Galena Park ISD’s Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), visited with parents and students about drug awareness.

Congressman Gene Green, State Representative Ana Hernandez, Constable Chris Diaz, State Representative Armando Walle, and GPISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Angi Williams showed their support, visiting with parents and children, and encouraging good health and education. “This was a great cooperative effort for our community and students. This event helps give our students the best “shot” at staying healthy so they can come to school and learn,” said Dr. Williams.

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NORTH CHANNEL: Assistance Ministries combines, plans building

A NEW BUILDING for the North Channel Assistance Ministries will combing services of the Food Pantry with two other organizations, Betty’s Haven and Steps Counseling. The building will be at the current site, on Freeport Street in Cloverleaf.
A NEW BUILDING for the North Channel Assistance Ministries will combing services of the Food Pantry with two other organizations, Betty’s Haven and Steps Counseling. The building will be at the current site, on Freeport Street in Cloverleaf.

CHANNELVIEW – Rodney Redford is by nature an optimistic man, and in his position it helps a lot.

He is the director of the North Channel Assistance Ministries, and as such is responsible for the Food Pantry and many additional services for residents of the area that need assistance to live. The organization started in 1985.

In his desire to provide adequate services to these families, NCAM has agreed to merge with two other organizations for more efficient delivery of help. NCAM will now include the North Channel Coalition, operating as Betty’s Haven, and the Steps Counseling organization.

To accommodate all of this additional activity, Redford is planning on expanding, and building a new addition and remodeling of the building he now operates from, at the corner of Bonham and Freeport Streets in Cloverleaf.

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