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Posts published in “Day: December 13, 2018

Alvarado Wins Election for Texas Senate

CAROL ALVARADO celebrates her election victory Tuesday night at her watch party at the Raven Tower. (Photo by Michael Wyka)

HARRIS COUNTY – State Representative Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, was the winner of a special election held Tuesday December 11, to fill the seat in the Texas Senate District 6, vacated by Sylvia Garcia.

There were four candidates running for the position. Alvarado finished with just over 50.4% to avoid a run-off. Democratic State Representative Ana Hernandez received 24% of the vote, Republican Martha Fierro 23%, and Democrat Mia Mundy 2.1%.

Turnout was light, with only 5% of the eligible voters turning out.

North Shore Mustangs headed to Semifinals

The North Shore Mustangs football team defeated Cy-Fair High School this past Friday and have advanced to the 6A Semifinal Playoff Game! They will take on Lake Travis High School on Saturday, December 15 at NRG Stadium. Game time is 2:00 p.m.

By Allan Jamail

Saturday, December 8, 2018, at NRG Stadium, the North Shore Mustangs remained undefeated, ending the season for the Cy-Fair Bobcats, the 2017 reigning 6-A Division II state champions, 38 to 21.

The new 6-A Division 1 Region III Champion Mustangs (14-0) will play Austin’s Lake Travis Cavaliers’ (13-1) at 2 PM on Saturday, December 15 at NRG Stadium in the state semifinals. This game is a part of the 2018 Football State Championships – 2018 Football Conference 6-A D1 tournament.

Mustang Coach Jon Kay said about the Bobcats, “They’re a well coached team that executes and plays hard. They won a state championship last year and came here to win. We still have a ways to go; we didn’t set our sights on winning a regional championship. We set our sights on being the best possible team we can be.”

North Shore’s success can’t be given to the offense or defense; they’re a well balanced team as a whole on both sides of the ball. Disciplined to execute as coached, this year’s team has the makings of winning a state championship.

The upcoming game against Lake Travis will test North Shore’s pass defense. Pass defense execution is going to be a key factor as they matchup against some of the state’s best passing quarterbacks.

Local Fire Departments, school district partner for Christmas toy drive

DeZavala Elementary School students showed their appreciation to the Channelview Fire Department and the Cloverleaf Fire Department during the 5th Annual Toy Drive.

Channelview Independent School District was proud to partner with the Channelview Fire Department and the Cloverleaf Fire Department for the Annual Community Toy Drive. The joyful event took place at Panera Bread on Saturday, December 8th, 2018. Holiday tunes filled the air as Channelview ISD choirs from Brown Elementary, Cobb Elementary, Crenshaw Elementary, DeZavala Elementary, Schochler Elementary, and Alice Johnson Junior High entertained guests who showed their holiday spirit by donating toys, gift cards, and money.

The Community Toy Drive “Every Child Deserves a Christmas” was designed to brighten Christmas for children in the North Channel Community. Corporate sponsors for the 2018 Community Toy Drive were Arkema, Caterpillar, Channelview Ministry Team, Ctab Disaster Relief, Houston Responds, LyondellBasell, and Solar Turbines (a Caterpillar Company).

Charlotte’s Web: Civic Involvement

By Charlotte Jackson

Earlier this week, I served as the Presiding Judge at one of the Precincts located in Senate District 6. There were only 33 eligible voters who cast their ballot at our location, as well as three who needed to visit another location. In addition, we had eight local residents who took time out of their busy day to stop in to vote. Unfortunately, they reside in Senate District 15 and were not eligible to vote in this Special Election.

Several of those who voted asked how were the Election Workers chosen. Some of them did not realize the workers were paid. Some were under the misconception that you had to be retired to work. As we explained to them, I realized that perhaps there were others with these same questions.

If you are a Registered Voter, you can contact the Harris County Clerk’s Office and ask to be added to the list of those who are interested in working future elections. Typically, if your voting precinct has an elected Precinct Chair, they are contacted to serve as the Presiding Judge for the upcoming election. They are then responsible for recruiting workers.

People ask why would someone spend 12 – 14 hours on Election Day working for $10 an hour. To me, it is something that I learned early in life. When I was a Senior at North Shore Senior High, my Government Teacher, Ms Mary Lou Dillard, handed each student an application to become a registered voter. She did this the first week of our Senior year. She then returned it to us 30 days before our 18th birthday so we could verify that the information was still correct. Then she mailed it to the County Clerk’s Office. She taught us throughout that year that if you did not take the time to vote, you would not have the right to complain is the elected leaders did not work for you.