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HISD cancels classes, activities due to Hurricane Harvey

HISD cancels classes Monday due to threat of inclement weather
District events, activities for Friday and Saturday canceled or postponed

Aug. 24, 2017 – All HISD campuses and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, Aug. 28 and all campus and district activities canceled due to the threat of inclement weather.

Classes are scheduled to resume on Tuesday, Aug. 29. However, the district will continue to monitor developing weather conditions and will determine whether classes can safely resume on Tuesday. The district will make that decision by noon on Sunday, Aug. 27.

All HISD campus-based activities and district events – including professional development and recruiting sessions – taking place after 2 p.m. are canceled for Friday, Aug. 25. In addition, the Houston ISD Athletic Department is canceling all athletic activities for Friday, Aug. 25 and Saturday, Aug. 26. This cancellation includes, practices, scrimmages and any scheduled games.

As a precaution, all non-essential employees at school campuses and central office will be dismissed by 2 p.m. Friday. Essential employees, including facility and transportation staff, will be released at a time determined by their department. HISD officials are monitoring the weather, and should it be necessary, the dismissal time will be updated to an earlier hour.

For additional updates, please monitor or call the HISD Inclement Weather Hotline at 713-556-9595. We also encourage HISD staff and parents to sign up for text alerts to receive the most up-to-date information on school closures or delays by texting YES to 68453. Please ensure your number is updated with your school. You can also follow the district on Twitter and Facebook: and

Rotarians, Gene Green host Back2School Immunizations

Congressman Green and Rotary District 5890 Governor Bill Palko, center, are joined at Galena Park High School by other Rotarians, who donated backpacks, medical and school personnel at the free immunization clinic last Saturday. In the background, hundreds of students attended the event.

Students in North Channel were headed back to school this week and last, but not before they got their immunization shots. Congressman Gene Green, with the help of several Rotary clubs, Walgreens, and others, held three clinics last Saturday for free shots. These were in North Houston, Galena Park, and Southeast Houston.

School started for Channelview students last week on Wednesday, August 16, for Sheldon students on August 22, and Galena Park students August 23. Furr High School will start on Monday, August 28.

Green was extremely busy this August, which is Congress’ break. He has completed four Town Hall meetings, and will hold another at North Shore Community Fellowship Church, 444 Maxey Road, on Tuesday night, August 29 at 6:30 p.m. He also held a Senior Citizens Forum on Tuesday in Aldine.

In October, he will host a Paying for College Workshop and Academy Day, and a Northside/Aldine Job Fair. Green’s Eastside office is at 11811 I-10 East, Suite 430, and can be reached at 713-330-0761.

Congressman Green speaks to the large number of students at the Back2School event at Galena Park High School.
Rotarian Maria Rodriguez says these shots don’t hurt… much.

U.S. Marine receives 2nd Lt. commission

Congressman Gene Green, middle, presents a Congressional Resolution honoring 2nd Lieutenant Jovahny Monterrubio, left center; with them are Marines. L – R: Lt. Patrie, Capt. Adam Sanchez, 2nd Lt. Jovahny Monterrubio, Congressman Green, Gunnery Sgt. Crawford, Staff Sgt. Collins Foster and Sgt. Guzman. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – August 21, 2017 – A U.S. Marine received his commissioning as Second Lieutenant at the San Jacinto College North Campus at a presentation ceremony last Monday.

The United States Marines Commissioned Marine Corps Second Lieutenant Jovahny Monterrubio, a graduate of San Jacinto College and the University of Houston. Monterrubio chose the Monument Room of the Slovacek Student Center for the ceremony. Family, friends, former co-workers and classmates were present to witness the presentation.

Congressman Gene Green presented a Congressional Resolution honoring Monterrubio.

Green said, “May this day begin a further achievement in ideals of citizenship in your community and for your country.”