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Posts published in “Day: March 9, 2016

Houston Community College-NE renews plans for expanded campus in North Forest


NORTH FOREST – Shadydale Elementary was the site for a community meeting last Monday evening, hosted by Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

The purpose of the meeting was to report back to the North Forest community, on current plans for the Houston Community College to proceed with construction of three new buildings and a new campus, at the site on Little York at Homestead Road. The meeting opened with a moment of silence marking the passing of longtime North Forest Trustee Lois Edwards.

The project had been proposed in a referendum that the community approved in 2008, but budget shortfalls with all of HCC had curtailed construction until now.

Sheldon ISD calls for $285M bond election

On Thursday, February 18, 2016, the Sheldon ISD Board of Trustees voted to call a school bond election. The recommended package totals $285 million and will include funds for:

• A new high school

• A new elementary school

• Renovations to current middle schools

• Technology upgrades throughout the district

• Land purchases for new SISD facilities

The proposal will go before voters on May 7.

Sheldon ISD is considered a fast-growth district. According to a June 2014 demographic study, district enrollment was projected to be at nearly 8,300 by 2015. The district exceeded that projection with an enrollment of more than 8,500 by December 2015. This year alone, the district saw a 7% growth rate. At this rate, Sheldon ISD can expect to have a student enrollment of more than 11,000 by 2023.

North Shore Rotary club receives support for annual fundraising event

north shore rotary supported

LyondellBasell presents a sponsorship check supporting the North Shore Rotary’s 41st annual Fish Fry and Raffle fundraising event, benefitting various community projects. Left to Right: LyondellBasell Reliability Manager and North Shore Rotary member, Christopher Ryan; North Shore Rotary President-elect, Kimberly Gonzalez; North Shore Rotary President, Mike Williams.