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WOODLAND ACRES: City to replace Miles Street

City of Houston’s Kenya Williams of Capital Projects Public Engagement Division of the Public Works Department describing the Miles Street Replacement Project and gives a PowerPoint presentation. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. July 9, 2019 — GPISD’S Woodland Acres Middle School (WAMS) was the location for a public hearing by the City of Houston to explain, receive input, and answer questions from the citizens concerning the upcoming Miles Street Replacement Project.

The meeting began at 6:30 PM with a welcoming statement from WAMS’s new principal Manual G. Escalante. Escalante said he was just recently hired two weeks ago.

He said, “Yesterday, just one day before tonight’s meeting, I was making my first visit to WAMS by using Miles Street to get here. The street was so bumpy upon my arrival at the school, I immediately made a note that something must be done to fix Miles Street. Within moments I got a pleasant surprise when I was informed about tonight’s hearing to begin a replacement project for the street.”

Ms. Jordan McGinty, South Sector Manager for Houston’s District E Councilman Dave Martin, said, “Councilman Martin has been pushing to get the Miles Street project started before Hurricane Harvey. He’s glad to see it’s going to begin soon.”

The ground-breaking is scheduled for July 22nd, with 6-month completion expected for January 2020. The less than a mile long project will begin on Industrial Road and finish on Market Street Road. The project was awarded to Infrastructure Services, Inc. (ISI), for a cost of $2.4 million. Work days will be Monday through Saturday from 7 AM to 7 PM; no work on Sundays and holidays. Some driveways could be inaccessible for about 5 days, but only after a 5-day advance notification. Water and trash service will not be interrupted.

Charles Grant receives San Jacinto College Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award

Charles Grant receives the Peters Distinguished Alumni Award from Melissa Peters, Coordinator, Alumni and Annual Giving, San Jacinto College Foundation.

By Charlotte Jackson

At the Sail Into Summer event held by San Jacinto College at the Maritime Campus last Saturday, Dr. Charles Grant received the Distinguished Alumni Award.

As the San Jacinto College Foundation staff sat down to select a recipient of the 1st Distinguished Alumni Award, there was truly little room for discussion. It was fitting that the award should be given to the individual who was the very first alumni to ever join the San Jacinto College Alumni Association. The College honored Dr. Grant by naming the Fine Arts Center on North Campus after him. To this day, he is still very active with the College as he has served on the Foundation’s gala host committee, alumni event committee, and the Alumni Advisory Board. Dr. Grant has been relentlessly serving our community for over 40 years.

Commissioner Garcia hosts Job Fair July 24


The Houston Contractors Association (HCA) and the office of Commissioner Adrian Garcia, Harris County Commissioner Precinct 2, are proud to co-host an information session and a job fair to engage and educate anyone interested learning about job opportunities in the civil construction sector. All applicants must be 18 years of age or older, have reliable personal transportation, able to work outdoors, able to pass a drug test, and must be willing to work a 50-60 hour work week.

Port Houston Hosts National Maritime Workforce Conference

Brenda Hellyer, Ed.D., Chancellor for San Jacinto College, noted that the port played a key role establishing the institution’s maritime facility.

Port Houston hosted the Shared Quarters National Maritime Workforce Conference at the San Jacinto Maritime Technology & Training Center in 2018.

The conference attracted industry professionals and educators from across the country to focus on the expansion of the maritime industry and efforts to incorporate community colleges for maritime workforce training.

Then-Port Chairman Janiece Longoria noted that the conference was a “critically important gathering aimed at addressing the need for a strong maritime workforce for the future.” More than 1,000 students in the region are in the pipeline for potential maritime industry careers.