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Posts published in “Day: September 5, 2019

JC Scout Troop 1301 honors fallen Veterans

Jacinto City Scout Troop 1301 –– L-R front row: Glenn T. Miller II, Scout Master, Carlos Martinez, Jr., Senior Patrol Leader, Brandon T. Miller, Eagle Scout, Debbie Martinez, Troop Committee Chairwoman, Karla Martinez, Emmy Smith. Back row: Samuel Montoya, Scout, Nickolas Ulloa, Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Gavin Smith, Haide Smith. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – San Jacinto Memorial Park Cemetery, 14659 East Freeway, Cloverleaf area. The Jacinto City’s Boy Scout Troop 1301 has been meeting on weekends searching the hundreds of acres on foot looking for Veterans grave markers.

On Memorial and Veteran’s Day flags are placed next to the grave markers of the Veteran’s and many times the ground is so dry and hard the small wooden stick cannot be pushed into the ground.

The Scouts came up with a remedy: they made a homemade tool (see photo) to push down into the ground to make a hole large enough to accommodate a small piece of plastic pipe next to the grave marker. The pipe will enable the small wooden sticks attached to the USA flags to easily be inserted into the pipe without breaking the stick. The pipes are pushed down even with the ground not to interfere with the grass cutting and will last forever.

Precinct 2 begins road improvements in Channelview & Jacinto City

Street improvements to begin in Channelview and Jacinto City.

CHANNELVIEW – JACINTO CITY, TX – August 28, 2019 – Commissioner Adrian Garcia is proud to announce that construction will begin on a new BetterStreets2Neighborhoods (BS2N) project in the Channelview and Jacinto City areas in September. BS2N is a Precinct 2 program dedicated to preserving asphalt roadways by conducting base repairs, asphalt milling and overlay, as well as roadway button and striping replacement.

This $1.8 million project will repair nearly 5 miles of roadway, including Lane Street, Hart Street, Mercury Drive, and Dell Dale Street among many others. Roadwork may impact on-street parking in some areas, so residents should be mindful of notifications from the contractors.

No. 1 ranked North Shore Mustangs fall to rival Katy in opener 24-21

Mustang John Gentry outruns Katy defender, scores season’s first touchdown on an 81 yard pass from quarterback Dematrius Davis. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park ISD Stadium – August 29, 2019 before a sell-out crowd the Katy Tigers (Westside Boys) beat the North Shore defending state champion Mustangs (Eastside Boys) 24 – 21 in a 6A Region III District non-conference game.

The key to Katy’s win came from an out of state player who recently transferred to the Katy ISD. The Tigers didn’t have senior Ron Hoff on the team last year but he moved here from Dutch Fork, South Caroline to play his senior year here. He was told the Mustangs are the team to beat, because they beat Katy twice last year.

In the first half the defending state champion Mustangs ranked number one in state looked like they were well on their way to another undefeated season and state title. Mustangs led at halftime by two touchdowns (TD) 21-7 over the Tigers. They beat Katy both games played last year; Katy intends to do the same to the Mustangs this year.

KATY BAR THE DOOR, Not so fast said the Katy Tigers, you’ll have to come through us for the next state title.

David Pierson named GPISD Principal of North Shore Freshman Class

David Pierson, GPISD Principal of 9th grade Freshman Class.

By Allan Jamail

The Galena Park Independent School District (GPISD) announced for the 2019/2020 school year David Pierson to head the 9th grade Freshman Class.

Principal Pierson is no newcomer to GPISD; he began his career 31 years ago. He began as an elementary fifth grade teacher at Jacinto City Elementary. From there, Mr. Pierson taught math at W.C. Cunningham Middle School and took on a new challenge by coaching basketball, football, and track. He became the head coach at Cunningham where they won numerous district championships.

After 10 years at Cunningham, he moved on to teach and coach at North Shore High School. Mr. Pierson continued serving North Shore High School by becoming an assistant principal for four years and then associate principal for three years at the Ninth Grade Center.


#2 Eli Quintero running back scoring 1 of 4 of his touchdowns. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Pasadena Veterans Memorial Stadium (Newcomb Field) August 31, 2019 was the scene of a swarm of GP Yellow Jackets varsity football players, stinging the Pasadena Eagles, in a 49 to 6 win.

It was never a real contest. Coach Spiro Amarantos’s offensive and defensive teams performed so well it appeared they were playing a little league football team.

The Jackets scored seven touchdowns behind a strong offensive line led by Richard Martinez, Antonio Alanis and Ivan Martinez ,who made openings for running back Eli Quintero to make four TDs and 100 yards in the game. The line provided pass protection for sophomore quarterback A’marion Kelly to complete passes to Pat Hernandez, Caleb Aparicio and Fernando Martinez who scored on a TD pass.

The stingy Yellow Jackets defense overpowered the Eagles offense causing five turnovers, keeping them to less than 200 yards total offense.