Houston, TX. – October 1, 2019 — Each year on National Night Out, residents in the Woodshadows I neighborhood come together for a meet and greet to discuss ways to prevent crime in their area.
Jack Blackburn prepares his delicious chili, served while his wife Sue passes out crime prevention literature. Neighbors gather around tables with chairs and get to know each other better. It’s these types of gatherings and discussions that make it possible for neighbors to learn about each other so they can spot unusual activity not normal at each other’s homes.
About a dozen law enforcement officers and elected officials or their staff representatives dropped by to share helpful information fitting for the occasion.
Houston Police Officers Sgt. Houston and Martinez were present and happy to pose in the group photo as well as provide crime prevention advice.
Director Edward Melton of the Harris County Public Library said, “The George and Barbara Bush Family Place Libraries are transforming the way children and families are using the library. These interactive spaces allow for children and the caregivers to play and interact with various toys and manipulatives that enhance their learning experience. The interactive play connects the children to reading behaviors and fosters lifelong learning at an early age. These spaces also provide resources for caregivers and parents to encourage and engage with children in a meaningful educational way. The staff also received training to support the caregivers, parents, and children so that they can make the most out of using these resources and spaces.”
Israel Favela, Branch Manager at the JC Library, said, “The Jacinto City Library is proud to announce the opening of the George & Barbara Bush Family Place! Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in a young child’s growth and development. Family Place Libraries create fun and welcoming environments where children along with their caregivers can play, learn and grow together.
“These specially designed spaces feature interactive materials for children ages 0-5 and parents including board and picture books, age appropriate toys, puzzles, dramatic play items, blocks and drawing stations providing a rich space for little ones to explore. Part 2 of Family Place includes free parent-child workshops which will be offered once a week for 5 weeks at a time; these workshops will begin January 2020,” Favela said.
Galena Park ISD Stadium – Friday, September 27, 2019, the North Shore Mustangs, before thousands of homecoming fans, watched their team defeat the La Porte Bulldogs, 56 – 3.
Coach Jon Kay had his Mustang offense and defense playing near perfect football, garnering 531 yards combined passing and rushing yards and with only one penalty. His stingy defense kept the Bulldogs offensive to a mere 74 yards in their first district victory.
Patrick Hernandez Jr, Galena Park (GP) Yellow Jackets receiver, crosses the goal line, leaving a Port Arthur defender tumbling to the turf. Hernandez scored the only touchdown for GP on a 51 yard pass from quarterback Francisco Villalobos. Port Arthur won the district game 27 – 8.
Coach Spiro Amarantos’ Galena Park Yellow Jackets has an away district game with the New Caney Eagles on Friday, October 4 at 7 PM at the Randall Reed Stadium: 21360 Valley Ranch Pkwy — New Caney, Texas 77357.