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Posts published in December 2016

Rotary Club distributes Food Baskets to Needy Families for Christmas

NORTH SHORE ROTARY club president Kim Gonzalez, left, and Rotary club members organize some of the Christmas Food Baskets that the club distributed to families last Thursday.

NORTH CHANNEL – Following their annual tradition, the members of the North Shore Rotary Club packed and distributed almost 300 food baskets to families for their holiday meal. The club took special care to include healthy foods, such as fruits and vegetables, according to club president Kim Gonzalez. The number of baskets increased from about 200 last year, to this year’s total of 300.

Club project chair John Parrott kept track of a distribution list, and all the club members loaded their cars and made the deliveries. The list of families was obtained from school counselors in the area.

Jacinto City Police Department recognized at awards ceremony for their service

Left to right: Dispatcher Viana, Lt. Longrigg, Dispatcher Garza, Corporal Nieto, K9 Officer Seydler, Sgt. Flores, Sgt. Aguilera, Dispatcher Solis, Chief Ayala, Officer Elizondo, Officer Soza, Officer Reyes, Sgt. Det. Silva, Officer Mestizo, Corporal Ramos, Officer Castillo,Lt. Det. Walker (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX. – Wednesday December 14, 2016 at the Jacinto City Town Hall Center Jacinto City Police Officers and Police Dispatchers were recognized for their exceptional service and performance to the community they serve.

Police Chief Joe Ayala received an award from the Police Department’s personnel for his continuing dedication and service to the department and community. Ayala received another Commendation Award from Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee for his many years of law enforcement service.

Sergeant Aguilera received Supervisor Of The Year Award, Sergeant Detective Silva received an Outstanding Service Award for handling sexual assault and crimes against children cases and Dispatcher Solis received the Dispatcher Of The Year Award.

Election upsets in nation, county

Precinct 3 Constable-Elect, Sherman Eagleton sends his heartfelt thanks to each and every voter that took the time to cast a ballot in the 2016 election. Sherman thanks his family, the Team Eagleton volunteers, the community, and especially the officers and staff of Precinct 3 that all came together to help make this possible. While we know there is a lot of work to do before taking office, January 1, Constable-Elect Eagleton is looking forward to working with the community and the officers to create the vision he’s shared with so many.

HARRIS COUNTY– Election results for this county are a stunning reminder of the power of the public and that the will of the people is beyond the predictability of pollsters.

Locally, the largest percentage lead of all went to Republican Brian Babin in the U.S. House of Representatives District 36 for 87% over H.J. Ridley Jr. 10%.

Hillary Clinton took 54.01% of Harris County votes over Donald Trump 41.97%. Libertarian Gary Johnson had 3.01% and Jill Stein with assistance of Ajamu Baraka in the Green Party mustered 0.89%. But national returns are another matter.

Hillary Clinton conceded with seven states too close to call and Donald Trump modestly accepted.

Jacinto City replacing aging water distribution system

Advanced technology allows 300 feet of 8” water main pipe
installed 6 feet deep by boring without digging a open-trench. Jacinto City Officials observing, Water Superintendent Bernardo Perez (left), Councilman Allen Lee, City Manager Lon Squyres and Public Works Director Kyle Reed. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, TX — The current Jacinto City Water Line & Fire Protection rehabilitation project is the latest in a multi-year effort to rebuild the oldest portion of Jacinto City’s aging water distribution system.

The current project’s base cost is $ 973,446 with the Harris County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for communities providing 80% of the cost. When completed it’ll provide 62 blocks of new water main lines at a fraction of the cost to the city.

The first phase replaced the largest main supply trunk lines down Mercury Drive and Holland Avenue. The second phase is installing new lines to the oldest homes in the Industrial Addition from the 10100 blocks through the 10700 blocks south of Market Street Road.

City Manager Lon Squyres said, “We followed this process for the last several years making adjustments in the scope of work that’s allowed us to install longer sections of pipe at a better price.”

END ZONE: Mustangs lose in OT 27-33

Atascocita #2 QB Daveon Boyd eludes the grasp of a Mustang defender and scores the winning TD in overtime.

HOUSTON – NRG stadium was the scene last Friday night, as North Shore and Atascocita battled in an epic struggle for victory in the Class 6A Division I and III regional championship.

There were plenty of thrills for the fans in the NRG stands. In the 3rd quarter Eagles QB passed to Lujuan Winningham, who ran 60-yards for a 2120 lead. Then in the 4th quarter, the Mustangs scored with a 17-yard TD pass, with only 1:31 on the clock. The Eagles answered with a 36 yard field goal, to tie the game at 27-27 as time expired.

In overtime, North Shore fumbled on their first possession, and the Eagles took over. Next, their QB Daveon Boyd charged into the end zone with a 6-yard winning score, ending the game at 27-33. The game was punctuated by thrilling plays on both sides. North Shore scored first, on an interception and then a 72-yard, seven-play drive back to the end zone, to take a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

North Shore loses to Atascocita 27-33 in Overtime

Play-off Game 3rd Round UIL 6A Division I Region III
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at NRG Stadium
From Allan Jamail.

4th quarter, NS 20 – AT 21
AT field goal NS 20 – AT 24
NS touchdown NS 27 – AT 24
With 4 seconds left in game, AT makes field goal NS 27 – AT 27 Overtime.
NS fumbles on their own 6 yard line,
AT scores on running play to end game winning NS 27 – AT 33.

Jacinto City Christmas Parade Postponed


December 2, 2016 3:53:26 PM CST
Severe Weather Update #1 | Heavy Rainfall Expected Over The Weekend. City of Houston Monitoring Potential for Flooding

HOUSTON – The City of Houston Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is monitoring the potential for severe weather this weekend. National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts indicate that the Houston area could receive from 6-8 inches over the next few days, with some areas receiving more.

Additionally, there is a slight possibility for severe storms and tornadoes, especially in the southern portions of the Houston area.

The City is monitoring weather with the National Weather Service (NWS) and Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) and is coordinating with various agencies within the City and across the region to ensure they have what they need in the event they need to respond to emergency conditions.

20-17 : North Shore wins in goal line stand

The Mustang defense was the key to victory in the game against Katy. The goal line stand stopped them on the 1 yard line.

HOUSTON – In a battle between two Championship teams, the North Shore Mustangs came out on top, and will advance to the semi-final regional play-offs this Friday in the NRG Stadium.

The final five minutes of the game were exciting, and determined the win.

North Shore’s Kerrion Hadnot ran 48 yards for a touchdown, thwarting Katy’s defenders. With five minutes left, the score was then 20-17, but Katy wasn’t through trying.

On the next round, Katy QB Rocky Emery hit JC Angulo with a 43 yard pass, bring them to the Mustang 2 yard line, and what looked like a game winning TD.

But four plays later, on a 4th and goal on the 1 yard line, Katy coach Gary Joseph decided to try for a winning TD instead of a tie with a field goal. The Mustang defense was up to the challenge. Jacoby Allen stopped Katy’s Josh Oglesby with a 1 yard loss, and a turnover.

The North Shore Mustangs have defeated Dickinson 17-7 and Katy 20-17 in the regional play-offs.

Katy’s five year championship run ended with a 10-3 record, while the North Shore Mustangs, now 12-1, go on to the regional semi-finals Friday against Atascocita (11-1).

A large contingent of fans is expected at the NRG stadium to cheer the Mustangs on toward the state playoffs.

Frost Bank opens new North Shore Financial Center

HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2016 – Frost has opened its newest branch, the North Shore Financial Center, to serve customers in the rapidly growing neighborhood. Grand Opening events will follow in February, but the new center is already open for business and serving customers at 13630 East Freeway, Suite 300 in Houston. A 148-year old bank with deep Texas roots, Frost currently operates 134 financial centers across Texas, including 31 in the Houston region.

The new financial center offers the latest in Frost’s innovative Financial Center design, offering both a welcoming and interactive customer experience, and provides a full range of financial services for consumer and business customers. The new design includes a Frost Room complete with an online banking center where customers can access their accounts through the Internet, and a Community Room, where local groups can gather.

The North Shore Financial Center is also home to one of Frost’s newer design features, a welcoming greeter station, where bankers can assist customers with making a deposit and withdrawal, answer account questions, open an account or apply for a loan.