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Posts published in “Day: May 3, 2018

Volunteers help in Rep. Green’s annual North Channel community clean up

Volunteers of Congressman Gene Green’s 16th Annual North Channel Area Community Clean-up.

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX — Saturday, April 14, 2018 — Volunteers came out to the North Shore Community Fellowship of Faith church on Maxey Road to clean-up in the North Channel communities. Locations included the East Freeway Corridor, Greens Bayou, North Shore Herman Brown Park Nature Walk and North Channel Areas.

Partners were, the City of Houston, Keep Houston Beautiful, Department of Neighborhoods, Houston Police Department – NE Division, State Senator Sylvia Garcia, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Constable Chris Diaz, Councilman Robert Gallegos, North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Houston Advisory Council, North East Partners In Power, Inc., E.T.C.P., Holiday Forest, Wood Shadows I, Wood Shadows II Civic Clubs and others.

Galena Park High School celebrates 90th anniversary

State Representative Ana Hernandez presenting Tony Gardea Galena Park High School Principal with Resolution. (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – April 17, 2018 — Hundreds of Galena Park High School (GPHS) Alumni came to celebrate their Alma Mater’s 90th anniversary and to honor the tradition of, “Once a Yellow Jacket Always a Yellow Jacket.”

Allan Jamail, a North Channel Star writer and alumnus, attended the event and said, “The event couldn’t have been better. Those in attendance spoke of their memories, experiences and the happiness felt in returning to their school.”

Everyone was provided a program with the school’s history and enjoyed music from the band, choir, and performances by the Jacketeers and Cheerleaders. Refreshments were prepared and given out by the culinary class.

Previous Yearbooks were on display and photos with Mr. Jack the school’s mascot were taken.

State Representative Ana Hernandez presented Tony Gardea, the school’s principal with a resolution.

Galena Park Library reopens

L- R: Linda Jamail (Community Liaison Ana Hernandez office), Helen Berrott-Tims (Harris County Pct. 2), Mayor Esmeralda Moya, Garrette Smith (Deputy Director Harris County Public Library, Sisi Medina
(Galena Park Librarian) and Israel Favela (Jacinto City Librarian). (PHOTO BY ALLAN JAMAIL)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park, TX. – Tuesday, April 24, 2018 — After months of refurbishing, the Galena Park/Harris County Branch Library located at 1500 Keene Street is re-opened.

Mayor Moya said, “Today is an example of progress, and this shows the city has the ability to create good relations with other governmental entities to benefit the citizens. It’s all about the citizens.”

Garrette Smith, Deputy Director Harris County Public Library said, “Harris County Library is excited in re-opening the Galena Park Branch to provide meaningful services and programs to the community.”

To help celebrate, GPISD’s MacArthur and Galena Park Elementary Honor Choir’s performed with refreshments served afterwards.