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Posts published in “Day: September 19, 2019”

North Shore stuns Westfield with Hail Mary field goal, wins 24-21

North Shore’s field goal kicker John Villalobos split the goal posts defeating Westfield as the clock expired 24 -21.

By Allan Jamail

Friday, September 13, 2019 at the Galena Park ISD football stadium, the North Shore Mustangs came from behind late in the fourth quarter to tie the game 21 to 21. A Westfield fumble gave North Shore the ball with less than a minute. They moved the ball within field goal range for kicker John Villalobos, who kicked the game winning 3 points in a thriller, beating the Westfield Mustangs 24 -21.

It’s not over till it’s over. In a similar game ending play, North Shore won the Football State Championship over Duncanville from a Hail Mary Pass, 41-36. (more…)

Protesters on Hartman Bridge arrested

GREENPEACE protesters hang from the side of the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown last Thursday, with colorful flags blowing in the breeze to call attention to their stunt. Protesters chose this location because it is over the Houston Ship Channel where much of the ship traffic is oil tankers. The timing of the protest was the same day as the Democratic debate in Houston, meant to call attention to the need for environmental and energy regulations to reduce on-going climate change.

BAYTOWN – A group of young men and women from the Greenpeace movement chose last Thursday, the day of the Democratic debate in Houston, to stage a dramatic protest by dangling over the side of the Fred Hartman Bridge, suspended over the ship channel where oil tankers normally move.

There were 11 protesters hanging from ropes below the bridge rail, and another 12 on the bridge helping them.

On the Greenpeace USA Twitter page, they stated that they were protesting the fossil fuel industry, and trying to block the oil tankers exporting in the channel below. The Coast Guard said they had closed about one-half mile of the channel for safety reasons. The protesters are dangling about 100 feet above the water. The bridge is 180 feet above the water. A fall could be deadly, they were warned.

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New Cloverleaf Elementary School Ribbon Cutting

New Cloverleaf Elementary School Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony. Participants Board of Trustees: Ramon Garza – President, Jeff Miller – Vice President, Adrian Stephens – Secretary, Wilfred J. Broussard, Jr., Wanda Heath Johnson, Noe Esparza and Norma Hernandez, Superintendent Dr. Angi Williams, Principal Lee Brown, Judge Lucia Bates, Margie Buentello President & CEO & Members, North Channel Area Chamber of Commerce, Bryan Clements, GPISD Police Chief, Frank and Carmen Nadolney (others names unknown). Present but not pictured: Senator Carol Alvarado, Yuroba Harris, District Director Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia, Maria Delagado Chief of Staff for Rep. Ana Hernandez, Constable Sherman Eagleton and Terri Moore, Assistant Superintendent for Operations. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Houston, TX. – A year and a half after the ground-breaking ceremony (on May 22, 2018), the New Cloverleaf Elementary School, located at 1035 Frankie Street, held its Ribbon Cutting Dedication Ceremony on Sep 12, 2019.

The new school had its beginning in 1935, when Romanus F. and Frances Nadolney arrived in the North Shore area of Houston. They envisioned having a community and school near the 1,000 acres they bought. They began selling lots, creating the subdivision community of Cloverleaf. In 1942 the Nadolneys donated 6.5 acres of land to the Galena Park school district, for a new elementary school named Cloverleaf Elementary. It opened with 256 children and has been remodeled many times since to provide for the increase of attendance.

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LyondellBasell to mobilize hundreds of volunteers for Global Care Day, Sept. 21

Volunteers from numerous LyondellBasell locations in the Greater Houston area will take part in this year’s Global Care Day, a community service program. Staff from LyondellBasell’s more than 100 sites or locations around the world will donate their time, effort and energy to support sustainability projects in the areas where they live and work.

LyondelBasell’s Global Day Care will be Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 in Houston from 8 a.m. – noon. Locations include:

• Bayport Complex, Armand Bayou Nature Center – 8500 Bay Area Blvd.
Projects: Replace trail fencing, refurbish dip netting pond and set up nature library
Number of volunteers: 80

• City of Shoreacres – Shell Beach and Miramar Beach
Projects: Beach cleanup and removal of invasive vegetation to allow visitors to enjoy the beach area
Number of volunteers: 10

• Channelview Complex Adopt-A-Road – 8280 Sheldon Road, Houston, TX 77049
Projects: Cleanup along Sheldon Road in front of Channelview Complex
Number of volunteers: 20

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