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Posts published in “Day: December 21, 2017

Jacinto City Senior Citizens enjoy Christmas Dinner

L – R: State Representative Ana Hernandez serving seniors Dora Wamsley, Janet Selph, Martha Wrobleski and Dorothie Harding.

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. — Friday, December 15, 2017 – Jacinto City senior citizens had their annual Christmas Dinner along with music, dancing and door prizes.

Serving the dinner were Councilman Allen Lee, wife Vickie, Councilman Gregg Robinson, wife Mary, Councilwoman Carmela Garcia, City Secretary Joyce Raines, Heritage Hall Director Elizabeth Flores, staff Maria Espinoza, Debi Bridgeman, Fire Chief Rebecca Mier, State Representative Ana Hernandez, staff Maria Delgado, Linda Jamail and other volunteers.

Music was provided by DJ Vince Ramos of Music Performance Trust Fund. Keep Jacinto City Clean Vice-President Irasema Salinas’ sons Oziel and Edgar Salinas and Juvenal Rayo provided live music.

Galena Park partners with County Health Department to help Harvey victims

L-R- Brenda Fitzgerald, Director of Center for Disease Control, Mayor Esmeralda Moya and Dr. Umair Shah, County Public Health Executive Director.

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Alvin Baggett Community Center the City of Galena Park joined forces with the Harris County Public Health Department to help families with Hurricane Harvey recovery.

Mayor Esmeralda Moya invited the county’s public health department to the city to educate the citizens on ways to stay healthy from the many health hazards associated with the aftermath of the hurricane.

The health professional educators brought mobile modules each self-contained with a specific health issue needing to be addressed. These educators presented the best ways to prevent sicknesses and diseases normally associated with flooding rains.

Citizens were given Tetanus and Flu immunizations, wellness screenings, canned food samples, cleaning supplies, bottled water, dental/oral health supplies and mosquito spray. Educational literature and verbal instructions presented were mosquito control, food and water safety, nutrition and physical needs, youth dental health issues.

North Shore Rotary distributes food baskets

NORTH SHORE ROTARY CLUB distributed 300 food baskets to needy families in the North Channel area on Thursday, December 14. Seen above are Rotarians John Parrott, president Adam Lund, Bill Hendrix, and Wayne Oquin with two helpers from the Channelview ISD. Distribution this year was through the high schools in Sheldon, Channelview, and Galena Park, due to the problem of many families displaced because of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. With the help of the school districts, baskets were sent to each of the High Schools, where recipients came to pick them up.

Pictured above are some of the 300 food baskets that were distributed last week by the North Shore Rotary club, with the help of Harris County Precinct 2. This year the baskets were sent to high schools in Sheldon, Channelview, and Galena Park for pick-up.