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North Shore advances to finals

Mustangs defensive lineman #95 Jordan Revels tackles Katy’s running back Deondrick Glass for a loss of yards, Upton Stout assisted on the stop. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

NS Mustangs defeat Katy Tigers 49-38

By Allan Jamail

Friday, November 30, 2018, at NRG Stadium, the football game between two of the state’s topped ranked teams ended with the North Shore Mustangs knocking-out the Katy Tigers 49 to 38 in the regional semifinal showdown. This makes twice this season Katy lost to North Shore in their annual rivalry.

A year ago on December 9, 2017, at NRG Stadium, it was the Katy Tigers who prevailed 31 – 3 in the playoffs to payback the North Shore Mustangs for having defeated the Tigers the previous year on November 25, 2016, in a 20-17 regional final showdown.

Jon Kay, North Shore’s coach, had the Mustangs sharply focused both offensively and defensively, so the Tigers could never gain the upper hand or momentum. There were star performances on both sides of the ball, as it has been all season, which explains their 13-0 undefeated season.

The Tigers team ran threw a huge banner on the field which read, “You laughed at our setback, but you’re not ready for our comeback.” The Mustangs made sure there’d be no Katy comeback, and it fired up the Mustangs more than it did the intended Tigers.

On the first play of the game Mustangs quarterback Dematrius Davis threw a 61 yard laser pass to Shadrach Banks rattling the Tigers and shutting down their chanting fans. That wasn’t the end for the Davis and Banks combination; Davis hits Banks again for a 29 yard touchdown strike with 6 minutes still in the first quarter, making it a 14-0 Mustang lead, and again for a third touchdown pass before halftime.

Another Katy banner read, “Challenges, everyone has them, but Katy CONQUERS them.” The Mustangs made the banner’s author regret having made that boast by scoring more points on the Tigers in a playoff game in 13 years. The Mustangs offense made 7 touchdowns from, Shadrach Banks (3), Chance Pillar, Jordan Revels, Zach Evans and Upton Stout. They had made 500 yards, 341 passing yards, 159 running yards. Kicker John Villalobos again was flawless making all 7 extra points.

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Christmas arrives at Jacinto City

Christmas Parade Marks the Holiday Season start 

Jacinto City Pre-School Gingerbread House, one of the many participants at the Jacinto City’s annual Christmas parade held last Saturday, December 1, 2018.

Elected officials hayride in the annual Jacinto City Christmas Parade L – R seated: Senator Sylvia Garcia, Tara Dennis, (Congresswoman Lee’s District Director) Helen Green, Mayor Ana Diaz. L – R standing: City Council Maria Gonzales, Allen Lee, Carmela Garcia, State Rep. Ana Hernandez, City Councilmen Gregg Robinson, Jimmy “ JJ “ Rivas, Congressman Gene Green and Pct. 2 Constable Chris Diaz.

Photos by Allan Jamail

SanJac Board of Trustees authorizes development at Generation Park

San Jacinto College aims to open new facility by fall 2020

PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Board of Trustees has authorized College administration to plan, develop and construct a new facility at Generation Park, located in Northeast Harris County in the northernmost edge of the San Jacinto College taxing area.

The College owns 56.826 acres in a central portion of Generation Park, which is one of the fastest growing areas in Houston. The current development proposal consists of a 50,000 square foot facility to accommodate general education and other academic classes. Additional buildout on the land at Generation Park will move forward in the future as demand dictates. The current proposal includes the necessary infrastructure, parking and other amenities to accommodate the first phase of development.

“We have conducted extensive research on the areas surrounding Generation Park to ensure that the first phase of development provides flexible instructional spaces to meet the needs of the growing region,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. “We know that growth is occurring more rapidly in that part of Houston, and we are committed to responding to the higher education needs of the residential and business populations.”

In a demographic study conducted by the College, it was determined that over the next decade the fastest growing population growth is projected to be concentrated near the northern and southern boundaries of the district. Several of the fastest growing zip codes in the Houston area are adjacent to the proposed Generation Park Campus, and the population around Generation Park is growing at approximately twice the rate of the rest of the College district. It is expected that the majority of the students that attend the Generation Park Campus will be new to the district. This campus will also be designed to meet the workforce needs of the businesses in the region.

Upon selection of a construction manager-at-risk and architect for the project, the College will begin the design phase for the new facility. The goal is to open the new campus for classes in fall 2020. (more…)