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Posts published in “Day: January 24, 2019

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts transfers to Oklahoma

JALEN HURTS, outstanding QB for Channelview, and Alabama, now will play for Oklahoma.

Alabama’s star quarterback, Jalen Hurts, announced last week in an essay published in the “Players Tribune” that he would leave the Alabama team, and play his last eligible season with the University of Oklahoma.

Hurts has had a storied football career, with outstanding play at Channelview High School, before he was recruited by Nick Saban to play at Alabama. Hurts was the starting quarterback in his first two seasons, but in the third year he was replaced with a newcomer, Tua Tagovailoa. Tua led the Crimson Tide to a victory over Georgia in overtime in 2017, replacing Hurts midway through the last title game. In 2018 Tua was the starting QB, but Hurts came off the bench in the SEC championship game when Tua was injured, and led Alabama to a victory over Georgia.

LyondellBasell takes leadership role in global effort to end plastic waste

JANUARY 16, 2019 – LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world today announced CEO Bob Patel has joined with Procter & Gamble CEO David Taylor and Veolia CEO Antoine Frérot in leading the newly announced global Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW).

The AEPW is the first-ever international coalition of chemical and plastics manufacturers, converters, consumer goods companies, retailers and waste management companies dedicated to partnering with the finance community, government, and environmental and economic development NGOs to find marketbased solutions to ending plastic waste in the environment. LyondellBasell is a founding member of AEPW.

“From helping to reduce food waste and improving healthcare products to cutting fuel consumption and emissions from lightweight vehicles, there is no doubt that plastics have played a positive role in improving quality of life for billions of people around the world,” said LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel. “But like so many other products, responsibly managing their disposal or reuse has become a concern – not just for governments or NGOs, but for all of us.”

The nearly 30 companies and organizations that comprise the AEPW have a goal to commit $1.5 billion over the next five years to develop and bring to scale solutions that will minimize and manage plastic waste and promote post-use solutions.

Sheldon FFA holds Livestock Show

GRAND CHAMPION STEER was exhibited by Kerry Kelly, and purchased by Shy Girls Saloon for $4,000. (Photo TJ Johnson)

SHELDON – The Sheldon ISD FFA held their 61st Annual Livestock Show and Sale last Saturday, January 12 at the Ag Barn on US90.

Hundreds of spectators, buyers, and exhibitors participated in this important event for FFA students, who spend a year raising an animal. Net proceeds from the sales are then given to the student for college expenses, or for undergrads to raise another animal.

The sale consisted of 36 lots, which was up from the quantity of 30 that were shown last year. However, sale prices were flat, and the sale brought in about $30,000, compared with about $40,000 last year.

In addition to the animal and ag project sales, this year a Quilt donated by Denise Smesny sold for $1,000, purchased by Robert and Sandra Fletcher.

The North Channel Star will have a special issue in the next month, featuring photographs of most of the exhibitors and their animals. If you would like to advertise and support this issue, please call 713-266-3444.