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Posts published in “Day: October 10, 2019”

Exclusive Star Interview: Garcia supports impeachment inquiry, assault weapons ban

Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia explains why she supports the impeachment investigation and the banning of military assault weapons that mass killers are using. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

On Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 8:30 AM, at the Houston Police Department’s East Freeway Storefront, Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia provided district and legislative updates.

North Channel Star writer Allan Jamail, covering the meeting, asked Congresswoman Garcia to explain her supporting of the current impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Garcia replied, “When I got elected to go to Washington I never expected to be involved in an impeachment process of a president. Almost every day I hear the President say or do something shocking to me. But the last straw for me was when in a phone call he asked a foreign country to interfere with our elections and to help him get re-elected. That’s a violation of our laws and can’t be tolerated; no one is above the law, not President Trump or any other president.”

“In my life I have taken the oath of office about 15 or more times to protect and defend our Constitution from both foreign and domestic violators. It’s my duty to support the investigation of President Trump, for it’s been alleged that in a phone call he asked a foreign country’s new President, Volodymyr Zelenskiy of Ukraine, for political help. This is not about partisan politics; it’s about our rule of law getting violated,” Garcia stated.

As of this writing, four new national polls released in the past two days show at least 50 percent of respondents support the House impeachment inquiry, which was triggered by a whistleblower’s complaint against Trump over his repeated requests for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Biden is the leading Democrat who could be the most likely Democratic Party’s presidential candidate challenging Trump’s reelection in 2020.

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Greens Bayou Regatta held with hundreds of canoes

Participants departing from Brock Park on Greens Bayou for the annual Regatta. Hundreds of canoes, kayaks, and a few custom boats participated.

The 4th Annual Greens Bayou Regatta took place on Saturday, September 28, 2019.

The race began at Brock Park Golf Course, located at 8201 John Ralston, Houston, TX 77044 at 9:00 a.m. And ended at Thomas Bell Foster Park located at 12895 Greens Bayou Street, Houston, TX 77015.

After the race, there were festivities, lunch, music and vendors. The Closing Ceremonies with awards to winners was at 2:00 p.m.

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Three arrested in Galena Park for assault on elderly couple

GALENA PARK – Sunday, October 6th at approximately 9 PM, according to Maria and Francisco Hernandez, 65 and 69, they said two males and a female forced their way into their 7th Street home making demands for their grandson.

Police say 24-year-old Jorge Salman, 27-year-old Dominique Salazar, and 29-year old Genesis Martinez forcibly entered the elderly couple’s home. Forced entry into a home is burglary.

Once inside the home the trio attacked the grandson and ended up attacking his grandparents as well.

Police say during the attack, Salman and Salazar pushed Maria to the ground and punched Francisco in the stomach. A translator there said, “Francisco has a pacemaker, he could’ve had a heart attack.”

Galena Park Police Sgt. Drew Scroggins said the two males, Salman and Salazar, were arrested for burglary with intent to commit assault, while the female, Genesis Martinez, was charged with burglary.

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North Shore Mustangs gallop past C.E. King Panthers 52-14

Mustang running back Zach Evans powers through Panthers defenders scoring one of his 3 touchdowns.

By Allan Jamail

October 4, 2019 — In the unincorporated northeast part of Harris County at the new Sheldon ISD C. E. King Panther stadium, the North Shore Mustangs dominated the district game on offense and defense, making 7 touchdowns (TD) and one field goal, 52 – 14.

Coach Jon Kay had his North Shore team playing so well they led at halftime 45 – 0. After halftime, Kay began using his backup players, getting them valuable playing time and experience.

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Superintendents report at luncheon

LUNCHEON SPEAKERS: Margie Buentella, King Davis, John Moore, Sherrhonda Johnson, Greg Ollis.

The North Channel Chamber hosted the annual State of the Schools report from the superintendents of Sheldon, Galena Park, and Channelview ISD’s at their monthly luncheon last Friday. A large audience, with many educators in attendance from the three districts, enjoyed hearing of the district accomplishments amid a competitive spirit.

Presentations were similar for the three districts, filled with statistics, emphasis on special programs, and dealing with population growth through bond issues. Each superintendent showed a video of students, schools, and general character of the district. These well prepared videos gave an intimate and cheerful look into the life of students and staff.

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