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Posts published in “Day: January 17, 2019

Judge Lucia Bates starts term with open house reception

Open House guests in Baytown at the office of newly elected Justice of Peace Lucia Bates. Seen are Pct. chair Hunter, State Rep. Carol Alvarado, Judge Bates, Former Constable Ken Jones, Former JP Tony Polumbo, and former Mayor Pete Alfaro. Congrats Judge Bates!

BAYTOWN – A meet and greet for Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Position 2 Lucia Bates brought in some local legends to wish her well last Saturday.

Mike Parrott, Tony Polumbo, Ken Jones, Pete Alfaro and Jason Rabelais came out to hear the new J.P. talk of working with young girls from her position — as her partner Joe Stephens, Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 Position 1, works with boys. She was later joined by Precinct 3 Constable Sherman Eagleton. Among other ideas expressed was that although misdemeanors bring youth into contact with the Justices the experience need not necessarily be punitive but an opportunity to grow and develop.

Sterling Forest residents hear from officials on bond drainage project

Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2 (right), discussing drainage issues in Precinct 2 with Jeremy Phillips, Director of Infrastructure Harris County Precinct 2 (center) and John Blount, Harris County Engineer. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – January 10, 2019 at the Leon Grayson/Baldree Community Center residents of Sterling Forest Subdivision met with Harris County officials concerning flood reducing projects in their neighborhood.

On August 25, 2018, Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion in bonds to finance specific flood damage reduction projects throughout the county which included projects in Sterling Forest subdivision.

A total listing of 104 subdivision drainage improvement projects have been identified as part of the bond program. Additional projects may be added to the list in the future or projects on the list could be modified based upon public input and other factors if authorized by Harris County Commissioners Court.

Before a final report on each project can be presented to Commissioners Court for approval for construction there must first be opportunities for further community engagement for each project.

To develop the final report and as part of the preliminary engineering process the Harris County Engineering Department (HCED) and the County’s Flood Control District is conducting public meetings in a primary project watershed to solicit public comments about the project. From these meetings the HCED will prepare a preliminary engineering report to support the advancement of these projects toward final design and construction report to give Commissioners Court.

C. E. King/Texas A&M Star heads to the NFL

Trayveon Williams, Texas A & M junior running back and former C. E. King alumni, heading to the National Football League (NFL)

By Allan Jamail

Thursday, January 3, 2019 – Texas A&M running back and former C. E. King alumni Trayveon Williams, the SEC’s leading rusher this past season, will forgo his senior season and enter April’s NFL draft, he announced in a video on Twitter on Thursday.

Williams last college game as an Aggie was New Year’s Eve, December 31st, in the Florida Gator Bowl. During the game, Williams broke the Aggies record for single-season all-purpose yards and single-season rushing yards with 1,760 yards. He broke the Gator Bowl record for single-game rushing yards, with 236 and three touchdowns in the Aggies blowout win, a 52-13 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack.

Trayveon and family members have told the story many times about how he was brought up by family members other than his natural parents. His mother Felicia Davis, who felt she wasn’t ready for the responsibilities of motherhood, gave him to her father James Davis to raise. Felicia and Trayveon now have a positive relationship.

It’s been said that James and his grandson Trayveon were never seen apart in the East Houston Norwood Manor subdivision in the early 2000’s. James Davis asked his son Kevin Davis and daughter-in-law Joyce to please raise Trayveon should anything happen to him. At about the same time, James signed up Trayveon for the youth football league.

Texans QB Watson to keynote Chamber Gala

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson

The North Channel Area Chamber will hold its Annual Gala on Thursday, January 24 and have announced that the Keynote Speaker will be Houston Texans star QB DeShaun Watson. This year the Gala will be held in a new location, the Sylvan Beach Pavilion in LaPorte. A few seats are still available by calling the Chamber at 713-450-3600.

Watson is a star quarterback for the Houston Texans. Born in Gainesville, Georgia, he played college football at Clemson University, and led the Clemson Tigers team to a CFP Championship game appearance in 2015 and a national championship win in 2016. He was selected by the Texans 12th overall in the 2017 National Football League Draft.

Major sponsor for the event is Ronny Dwairy, CEO of Bestway Oilfield.