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Posts published in “Day: March 2, 2016

North Shore Girls Basketball team in State Playoff finals

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SAN ANTONIO – Coach Allison Campbell will lead her North Shore Lady Mustangs into the state 6A Region III semi-finals on Friday evening, in a 7 p.m. game at the Alamodome.

This is the first time that the Lady Mustangs have reached this far into the finals. North Shore’s record for the season is 361, with their only loss to Duncanville, the number one Class 6A team in the state. The North Shore Lady Mustangs are rated number 2 in the state for Class 6A.

North Shore will play Dekaney (also 36-1) in the semi-final game Friday night, and then if they win they will play in the finals on Saturday evening at 8:30 p.m. In this match, they will face either Duncanville (37-1) again, or Cibolo Steele (36-3).

North Shore reached the playoffs by defeating Tompkins 73-41, and Clear Springs 71-61 in the 6A Region III semifinals last Saturday at the Campbell Center in Aldine.

After beating Clear Springs, coach Campbell said “I’ve been waiting for this for 16 years, and not for me, for North Shore.”

Trail Rides start the Houston Rodeo

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Last Thursday the Northeastern Trail Ride rode through Crosby and North Shore on their way to the Houston Rodeo. The next day Northeastern Trail Ride and more than a dozen trail rides arrived at Memorial Park for the Houston Rodeo which takes place at NRG Stadium from March 1 to March 20.

The Northeastern Trail Ride started in Cheeks, Texas on February 20, under the direction of Anthony Bruno, trail boss, and Keith Mack, assistant Trail Boss. They traveled a total of 109 miles to get to Houston Rodeo with 300-350 riders and 10 wagons. Northeastern Trail Ride has been participating for 26 years.

Few surprises in Election results

Cruz takes Harris County; Runoff for Constable Pct. 3

HARRIS COUNTY – With 92 percent of the votes tabulated, local and state elections have very few upsets from predictions. Voters are reminded that this is a Primary Election, and the final votes that count will be in November.

Ted Cruz took 45% of the Republican vote, and Hillary Clinton had 71% of the Democratic vote.

Closely watched races included the U. S. House District 29, where incumbent Gene Green defeated challenger Adrian Garcia with 58% of the votes, versus 38% for Garcia.

On the Democratic ballot, Kim Ogg defeated Overstreet with 52% of the votes. For Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez had 44% of the votes, versus 30% for Jerome Moore. This will result in a run-off.

Local favorite Joe Stephens had 65% of the vote for Justice of the Peace for Pct. 3, but will face a Republican challenger Tom Zakes in November.

In Constable Pct. 2, Chris Diaz had 45% of the vote, and George Goffney Jr. had 22%, necessitating a runoff.

For Constable in Pct. 3, there were nine candidates in a hotly contested race. Sherman Eagleton had the most votes, 20.4%, with Michel Pappillion second with 15.5% and Jasen Rabalais third with 15%. A runoff will be held with the top two contenders.

Other Constable candidates received the following: Reed 9%, Stewart 14%, Norwood 4%, Jones 7.7%, Villarreal 8.8%, and Melancon 5.4%.

The Republican ticket was also interesting, with Cruz receiving 45% of the vote, Trump 25%, and Rubio 19%. Far behind were Kasich with 5% and Carson with 3%.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: GPISD’s Jonathan Frey earns top awards at TSPRA

Jonathan Frey, Coordinator for Media and Community Relations for Galena park ISD awarded for his work in education communications.
Jonathan Frey, Coordinator for Media and Community Relations for Galena park ISD awarded for his work in education communications.

Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) members from across the state received honors from the association for their outstanding work in education communications earning Gold Star, Silver Star, Bronze Star and Best of Category awards. The awards were announced at TSPRA’s annual Star Awards Celebration held February 24, 2016 during the Associations’s 54th annual conference.

Each year, TSPRA recognizes communicators in school districts, education foundations, education associations and organizations for their work in print and electronic media categories. There are 44 main categories covering various media such as newsletters, programs, posters, reports, writing, image/identity packages, photography, graphics, video, electronic presentations, mobile apps, campaigns and websites.

This year, 1159 entries were received. The entries are divided into three divisions based on the number of students the district, foundation or organizations serves fewer than 10,000 students; 10,000 to 30,000 students; and over 30,000 students (Galena Park ISD falls into the 10,000 to 30,000 student category). Independent judges not affiliated with TSPRA evaluate and score each entry based on its own merit. Bronze, Silver and Gold Stars are awarded based on set criteria. Finally, the judges review their highest scoring Gold Star winners and select a Best of Category for each division in each of the 44 categories.

Jonathan Frey, Coordinator for Media and Community Relations for Galena park ISD, earned 11 gold medals and 2 silver medals in four categories: Sports Photo; Photo Other Subjects; External Newsletter; and Video Special Interest. Two of the photos that earned gold medals earned Best of Category.