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Posts published in October 2019

North Channel Chamber “SALUTES” set for Nov. 7

The North Channel Chamber will hold its 11th annual Salute to Veterans, current military personnel, and First Responders. Also taking place will be a Business Expo and Health Fair. The event will be held at Armenta’s Reception Hall in Channelview, 823 Sheldon Road, from 10 am to 2 pm on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The public is invited. There are booths and sponsorships available by calling the Chamber at 713-450-3600. Last year’s photo from the Expo.

Early Voting starts October 21

Constitutional Amendments, METRO bonds, HISD, MUDs

HARRIS COUNTY – Monday Oct. 21 is the first day of Early Voting in the General Election. East Harris County area residents will vote on 10 constitutional amendments, METRO’s MetroNext bond issue in some areas, Baytown councilmen, and Newport MUD bonds, . Early voting continues through November 1, and you may vote this year at any election location. The General Election is scheduled for November 5.


Proposition A on the ballot would authorize a $3.5 billion bond issue, to be used for METRO street improvements, mobility projects, and other facilities. Funds for this work would come from the existing Sales Tax, and there would not be any additional taxes required. Projects included in this proposal are a new MetroRapid Bus System, more HOV lanes, and extension of the MetroRail system.


Texans will vote on 10 new Constitutional Amendments on November 5th. The issues addressed include a state income tax, creating a flood infrastructure fund, and funding for the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas. The League of Women Voters of Texas (LWVTX) conducts research on each amendment to provide fair and unbiased information to Texas voters.

“The Texas Constitution is among the longest in the country. Since it was adopted in 1876, 498 amendments have been approved by Texas voters. You decide which of the 10 proposed amendments will become part of the Texas Constitution,” says LWVTX president Grace Chimene.

The League’s Voters Guide is available online on the LWVTX website and Texas voters can review their ballot, make choices, and print out their choices from The printed Voters Guide can be found at many Texas public libraries. Texas voters may take the printed Voters Guide, their printed list, or their own notes into the polling booth. They may not use their phone in the polling place.

Amendments to consider in this election:

North Shore 54-25 over undefeated Westbrook

Mustang #14, Charles King wide receiver dives and stretches ball across the goal line scoring on a Dematrius Davis pass.
North Shore’s #3 Zach Evans gallops 64 yards for a touchdown. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

BEAUMONT, TX. – Thursday, October 24 – The Mustangs remain undefeated in district play by beating the undefeated Westbrook Bruins 54 – 25.

Mustang Coach Jon Kay mixed up his offense using several players both rushing and pass receiving to never fall behind in the game. His special teams players shined and scored numerous times.

North Shore’s offense racked up 470 total yards with 267 yards rushing and 203 yards passing. Their defense allowed the Bruins to make 500 yards but not allowing them in the end zone enough to threaten their lead.

More photos in the print or PDF edition.

LyondellBasell volunteers help Rio Villa Community repair front entrance after Imelda

Group of volunteers before any repairs and work done at Rio Villa entrance.

HOUSTON, Texas – Oct. 28, 2019 – LyondellBasell employees recently dedicated a Saturday to helping out their Rio Villa neighbors after the community flooded following Tropical Storm Imelda. About 40 volunteers, family members and Rio Villa residents gathered at the front entrance of the neighborhood on Oct. 19 armed with heavy equipment and landscaping materials to repair and beautify the two entrance signs that were nearly covered up by floodwater.

“As a company, it is part of our culture to give back to our communities even during normal times,” said Mark Gasper, project manager for LyondellBasell’s propylene oxide and tertiary butyl alcohol (PO/TBA) project taking place in Channelview. “It’s even more important that we assist our neighbors during their time of need. Rio Villa is a very close-knit community and they are very proud of their neighborhood, so it was important to us to help them recover from this storm event.”

Employees from LyondellBasell’s PO/TBA project team

Astronauts land in Galena Park School District

Standing left: Cloverleaf Principal Lee Brown, Crystal Guzmán & Jackie Fournier,Director of Math & Science Jacqueline Moreno (standing center) USA Astronaut Bruce Melnick (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 – Houston, Texas — At the Galena Park School District’s Administration Building, astronauts gathered from the United States, France, Germany and Hungary for breakfast before departing to visit 12 schools in the district.

Participating astronauts were: Jean Loup Chretien (accompanied by wife Florence) (France), Gerhard Thiele (Germany), Tim Kopra & Farkas Bertalan (Hungary), and Bruce Melnick & Mike Foreman (USA).

NC Star writer Allan Jamail joined the international group and school officials to document the historical event as they visited the schools.

North Shore Mustangs crush Baytown Sterling Rangers 63-0

Marcus Cockrell, on the Mustangs Special Team with a 64 yard touchdown punt return.

By Allan Jamail

Galena Park ISD Stadium – Friday, October 18, 2019 — The North Shore Mustangs easily defeated the Baytown Sterling Rangers 63 – 0 remaining undefeated in district play. The Mustangs offense kept the scoreboard lit up with 9 touchdowns (TD’s), with 433 total yards. They had 231 rushing yards and 202 passing yards.

Jacinto City’s Day of Good Works

L – R: Volunteers: Pamela Perez, Irasema Salinas, Vice-Pres. Keep Jacinto City Clean Committee, Lucinni Balar, URS logo, Ivan Rojas, Jacinto City Recreation Director, Gloria Montano, Summit Dental Center, Rodrigo P. De Luna, Angels Medical, Roa Espinosa, and Rudolfo Nunez, United Healthcare. Others not in photo, Vicente Salinas, Lupe Gomez and Omar Cortez. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Jacinto City, Tx. – Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Jacinto City Town Center, volunteers stepped up to make sure the food staples, health and personal dental hygiene kits was distributed to those requesting assistance. Over 200 people were assisted from the local communities.

Channelview beats Beaumont United 28-25 for Homecoming

Jona Granger was named Homecoming Queen and Kariri Gesora was named Homecoming King for Channelview High School.

The Fighting Falcons move to 2-2 in district and 4-3 overall in a Homecoming win against the Beaumont United Timberwolves last week. The Falcons racked up 321 yards rushing, led by Alton Lott and Dreak Thomas who had a touchdown each and 165 and 87 yards respectively.

The defense accounted for 2 interceptions by Kechone Berryman and Trevin Chandler.

The Falcons take on the C E King Panthers Friday, October 25th at 7 pm, at the Sheldon ISD Stadium.

North Shore Mustangs stampede over Deer Park 49-7

Mustangs running back Zach Evans crosses the goal for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Deer Park, TX. – Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Clyde Abshier Stadium, the Deer Park Deer were overwhelmed by 7 touchdowns (TD) from the visiting North Shore Mustangs in a district game, 49 to 7.

Coach Jon Kay’s Mustangs now have a 5 – 1 record, undefeated in district play. They led at halftime 35 – 0 and 49 – 0 after 3 quarters. Deer Park only made 1 touchdown coming in the 4th quarter.

Mustang wide receiver Shadrach Banks hauls in a 28 yard Dematrius Davis pass for a touchdown. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

Art is highlight of this month’s Jacinto City Night Market

Paintings by Mei Hoffman ( were on display, with the help of art curator Henry Murillo.

Jacinto City’s Market by Night had its largest crowd last Saturday, with an emphasis on an art show, and other types of artistic involvement, such as music and chalk drawing on the plaza, as seen in these photos.

Crowds appreciated the crafts and food vendors, and jewelry and other showcase items. The plaza at Town Center was crowded with display tents and tables full of homemade pastries and other delicious edibles.