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Posts published in “Day: September 12, 2019

Houston Police shoot armed man on Uvalde

Houston Police and Sheriff’s deputies surround the silver car, seen behind the HPD unit in the shopping center on Uvalde, near the McDonald’s.

What started as a routine traffic stop turned into a gunfight that left the victim wounded, lying on the pavement of a parking lot on Uvalde. He had been shot several times by Houston Police, who said that he exited the car they had stopped, brandishing a gun.

The incident occurred last Thursday, Sept. 5 about 4:00 pm on Uvalde between Holly Park and Woodforest.

Officials report that the man, who has not been identified, was wanted by the Harris County Sheriff’s office for aggravated assault. This may have been the reason for the traffic stop.

Police said that in the car with the man were two women and a child, none of whom were injured in the shooting, but reportedly traumatized by the unexpected events.

SJRC monitors continued pollution

Carolyn Stone, Channelview resident

EAST HARRIS COUNTY – The San Jacinto River Coalition met last week in Highlands, and reviewed activities at the Waste Pits, and heard of other environmental concerns.

Jackie Young announced that the Dallas Region 6 of the EPA had a new administrator, Ken McQueen, replacing David Gray, who remains with EPA. In a surprise announcement, the public learned this week that the EPA had met on the site on Monday with other involved parties, reviewed progress, and issued a statement as follows:

“The work of the Superfund Task Force brought significant progress to addressing contamination at the San Jacinto waste pits site,” said Regional Administrator Ken McQueen. “EPA will continue working with our partners toward a permanent cleanup for the benefit of the Highlands community.”

“The TCEQ appreciates EPA’s efforts on the Superfund Taskforce recommendations,” said Executive Director Toby Baker. “We look forward to our continued successful partnership with EPA to ensure proper and timely cleanup of Texas federal Superfund sites.”

Jacinto City’s Heritage Hall celebrates grandparents day

JC Heritage Hall, Grandparents Day Celebration Breakfast. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City Heritage Hall – Friday, September 7, 2019 – Elizabeth Flores the Director of Senior Services and her staff prepared a Grandparents Day Celebration Breakfast for over a hundred senior citizens.

In 1978, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day. Grandparents Day has an official flower, the flower is the forget-me-not.

Preparing the breakfast with Director Flores was staffer’s Maria Espinoza, Debbie Martinez and volunteer Lucy Lopez. Linda Jamail, Community Liaison with State Rep. Ana Hernandez office gave the seniors bags of roasted peanuts and candy.

Channelview Fighting Falcons defeat Eisenhower Eagles 33-21

WR Marcus Benavidez catches a pass for a 30 yard gain.

The Channelview Falcons (1-1) beat the Eisenhower Eagles 33-21 behind a strong offensive showing. The Falcons’ offense seemed to be clicking on all cylinders, racking up 664 yards of total offense.

Demetrius Charles, sophomore quarterback, was impressive in his first start, throwing for 323 yards and 3 touchdowns in Friday’s win over the Eagles. Charles said, “This was my first varsity win and it was at home. Everybody was cheering and it was a great feeling.” Charles credits his preparation in practice to his strong performance on the field. He knows that in order for the Falcons to continue winning, he has to continue to improve every week.

Senior running back Alton Lott Jr. had an outstanding game on the ground totaling 215 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Lott Jr. said, “We have to stay focused and keep that mindset.” He is focused on improvement moving forward and is most concerned with winning as a team.

Northshore Mustangs defeat Ridge Point Panthers 38-7

Mustang Damieon George, senior offensive lineman (6’6” – 306 lbs) goes to the ground (photo left) taking out a would-be Panther tackler allowing quarterback Dematrius Davis Jr. to stretch the ball across the goal for the game’s first touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, Tx. – At the Houston Cougars TDECU stadium on Thursday Sep 5, 2019, the GPISD North Shore Mustangs easily won against the Ridge Point Panthers from Missouri City 38 – 7. The week before they loss the season opener to the Katy Tigers by 3 points (24-21), the Tigers took over the Mustangs #2 state rank, moving the Mustangs down to #3.

Coach Jon Kay put together a versatile game plan to win; he’s without three starters including last year’s leading pass receiver, junior Shadrach Banks, leading rusher, senior Zachary Evans and pass defender senior Jojo Wilson.

What appeared to be a mismatch the Mustangs stingy defense shutout the Panthers until late in the final 4th quarter, their Special Teams gave up the lone Panther touchdown on a 78 yard kickoff return.