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Posts published in “Day: May 16, 2019

Jacinto City buildings suffer storm damage

Collapsed roof at El Ahorro Supermarket in Jacinto City

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, Texas – On Saturday, May 11, 2019, at about 6 PM — a busy time for shoppers — the El Ahorro Supermarket store #6, located at 10341 Palestine Street, had about 200 feet of the roof awning covering the sidewalk collapse. The awning fell on four vehicles, while no one was inside them or on the sidewalk.

Jacinto City’s Police Chief Joe Ayala and Fire Chief Rebecca Mier both came to the scene and said no one reported being injured.

During the week leading up to the collapse, the Jacinto City area had received about 9 inches of rainfall. According to Lon Squyres, the City Manager, the initial thought is the awning is made of stucco material and it might have absorbed rain water to the degree that the extra added weight could have caused the structure to give way. The official cause is under investigation.

The new addition to the fire station had damage to the roof and edge coping due to high winds.

Unified command responding to collision on Houston Ship Channel

HOUSTON — May 10, 2019 – A unified command has been established to respond to a collision on the Houston Ship Channel at Light 71-74 between a 755- foot tanker and a tug pushing two barges near Bayport, Texas, last Friday. The unified command consists of the Coast Guard, Texas General Land Office and Kirby Inland Marine.

Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report that the tanker Genesis River and the tug Voyager collided. The tug was transporting two barges loaded with the gasoline blend stock Reformate.

An Air Station Houston MH-65 Dolphin Helicopter aircrew and a Station Houston 29-foot Response Boat-Small boat crew were launched to assess the situation.

A Port Houston Fire Department fireboat plus oil spill response, air monitoring and salvage personnel are responding.

One barge has capsized and one is reported damaged.

North Channel Relay for Life raises over $125,000

Friday, May 3 was a night of celebration, reflection and fun for the North Channel Relay for Life. The event was hosted at Galena Park ISD’s North Shore Ninth Grade Center Track in conjunction with Sheldon ISD and Channelview ISD.

This year’s theme was “Carnival for a Cure” and there was over 529 registered participants, 55 teams, 180 survivors and 65 caregivers. The North Channel Relay for Life has raised over $125,000 for the American Cancer Society and money continues to come in!

We would like to thank the North Channel Relay for Life Committee and the numerous organizations and businesses who had a hand in making this event a success.

Pct. 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia hosts Community Meetings

Commissioner Adrian Garcia’s Advisory Board is hosting a series of community meetings in Precinct 2.

The meetings are a great opportunity for residents to share their vision for Precinct 2 and give input on topics such as education, health, flooding, housing and the environment.

The upcoming meetings will take place at different locations.

Please see below for the full list and Topics.

Haunted Rooms America plans overnight ghost hunts on the USS Battleship Texas

USS Battleship Texas

A leading ghost hunting events company secures highly sought after historical location

HOUSTON, TX. – Haunted Rooms America (, a leading ghost hunting events company, today announced two new dates for the exclusive ghost hunting event at one of most historic locations in the United States – the USS Battleship Texas.

From Wesley McDermott (Owner of Haunted Rooms America): “We’re honored to be the first company to run a ghost hunt of this historic ship. There has been rumors of hauntings for decades, so we’re looking forward to hopefully proving those rumors correct!”

Moored just outside Houston at La Porte Texas, the USS Battleship Texas was commissioned by the U.S. Navy in 1914, becoming the most powerful weapon in the world at the time. It played an active part in both World Wars, firing on the Nazi defenses on D-Day, and providing gunfire support and anti-aircraft fire to the landings on Iwo Jima and Okinawa.

The ship was decommissioned in 1948 after it was purchased by the state of Texas, becoming a memorial ship. Today the ship is a National Historic Landmark, operating as a floating museum and is the last remaining battleship of her kind!

The Battleship Texas is rumored to be one of the most haunted locations in Texas, but it has never allowed an investigation like this before.

Tickets for this exclusive overnight ghost hunt are on sale now for two dates – Saturday, June 15th, 2019, and Saturday July 13th 2019.