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Federal Road reconstruction begins

Federal Road to be under construction beginning Oct. 22

GALENA PARK, Texas – Commissioner Jack Morman is excited to announce the start of the Federal Road Reconstruction Project for Monday, October 22nd. Improvements include demolishing the roadway to stabilize the subgrade, conducting drainage improvements, and pouring fresh concrete for a new, smooth roadway.

The $3.8 million project will improve the roadway from the Washburn Tunnel traffic circle to the new bridge being built over the railroad tracks.

“The new bridge is a great project on its own, but we wanted to take improvements to the next level by completely redoing the roadway leading to it,” said Commissioner Morman. “We have asked the contractors for both projects to work on their traffic control plans together to reduce impacts to the area.”

Drivers are reminded to travel with caution through the construction zone or use alternate routes, if possible. Roadway construction is expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2019, while bridge construction is expected to be complete late 2020.

North Shore 10th Grade Center Ribbon Cutting

On Monday, October 15, North Shore Senior High 10th Grade Center hosted their dedication ceremony. The event was attended by students, parents, staff, alumni, elected officials and community members. North Shore 10, GPISD’s newest facility, is built to house over 1,200 Mustangs. The campus has state-of-the-art classrooms, complete with interactive panels and Google Chromebooks for the students, along with a secured storefront entrance and a safe walkway for students to walk to the Senior High.

The event began with the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony hosted by the North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kenneth Bryant, North Shore 10 principal, was joined by Chamber of Commerce members, Dr. Angi Williams, superintendent of schools, and the Galena Park ISD Board of Trustees for the cutting of the ribbon.

The Grand Masonic Lodge of Texas held a cornerstone leveling ceremony as the signal of the building’s completion. The cornerstone will lie in the Northeast corner of the building with a time capsule placed behind the plaque.

Congressman Gene Green presented Mr. Bryant with a plaque in recognition of the Ribbon Cutting and Cornerstone Dedication Ceremony and he also presented an American Flag that flew over the United State Capitol on May 28 to be displayed on the campus.

Rep. Green’s Paying for College Workshop focuses on FAFSA, awards students college scholarships

Scholarship Recipients pose for a photo at North Shore High School during the ‘Paying for College Workshop’ hosted by Congressman Gene Green who is with them along with school Officials.

HOUSTON, TX – Congressman Gene Green hosted Houston-area students and parents at his Paying for College Workshop on Monday, October 15th at North Shore High School.

During this free event, a representative from The Sallie Mae Fund and Project GRAD Houston spoke to families about how to apply for scholarships, financial aid, and the important factors to consider when selecting the school that fits them. Students were also reminded that this year’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was made available on October 1st, three months earlier than the traditional January 1 date.

“I want every student to have the option to attend college, regardless of financial background,” said Rep. Green. “That is why I encourage students to apply for FAFSA early, so that more students can access the historic investment in financial aid and better information when they need it. It is my hope that every student who attended this event walked away feeling more confident that the cost of college can be made affordable.”

Students and families from North Shore Senior High, North Shore 10th Grade Center, Galena Park High, C.E. King High, Early College High, Channelview High, and Summer Creek High all attended.

Representatives from San Jacinto College, Houston Community College, University of Houston, Texas Southern University, and Aviation Institute of Maintenance were available to students who were interested in applying to one of their institutions. Additionally, several universities awarded scholarships on-site to attending high school seniors:

Recipient of $1,000 Scholarship from San Jacinto College

North Shore Mustangs win 75-13 in Homecoming

North Shore 2018 Homecoming King and Queen. North Shore High School at halftime announced Senior Malcom Montgomery as King and Senior Diamond Simon as Queen of the Homecoming King and Queen contest. The North Shore Mustangs beat the Deer Park Deer 75 to 13.

By Allan Jamail

Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Galena Park ISD football stadium the home team North Shore Mustangs once again proved why they’re number 2 ranked in the state and 13th in the nation. The Deer Park Deer ran for lots of yards but not while carrying the football, they ran chasing the Mustangs who had the ball and scored 10 touchdowns for 75 points to the Deer’s 13.

Coach Jon Kay’s undefeated Mustangs haven’t had any strong competition yet in district play which could end up hurting them when they get into playoffs. One loss in the playoffs ends the season and the chances of a state title. Normally teams have enough serious district competition that’ll prepare them for the tougher playoff teams they’ll be challenging.

The district title showdown will probably be when the Beaumont West Brook Bruins come to play North Shore Friday, October 26th.

Suspect wanted in hit and run in Channelview

Earlene Polk

Crime Stoppers and the Harris County Sheriff’s Office need the public’s assistance identifying the suspect responsible for a Hit and Run – Failure to Stop and Render Aid.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, at approximately 2:55 a.m., Earlene Polk was involved in an accident in the 16000 block of Avenue C in Channelview, Texas. During this incident, the suspect was operating a blue passenger vehicle with visible front end damage. The suspect’s vehicle struck the victim as she attempted to cross Avenue C and fled the scene of the accident without rendering aid. As a result, the victim sustained severe injuries and is in critical condition.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the charging and/or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Information may be reported by calling 713-222- TIPS (8477), submitted online at or through the Crime Stoppers mobile app. All tipsters remain anonymous.