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Posts published in “Day: November 7, 2019”

Galena Park ISD Bus Accident injures three

A view of the accident scene shows the Galena Park ISD school bus disabled and crushed, sitting in the frontage road of I-10 East. It was struck by the red pick-up truck at right, which allegedly ran the red light at Mercury Drive while being pursued by HPD police as a stolen vehicle. MORE PHOTOS on page 8. (Photos by Allan Jamail)

No students were on the bus

By Allan Jamail

JACINTO CITY – A stolen pick-up truck, being pursued by police, exited I-10 at the Mercury ramp and ran a red light, hitting a Galena Park ISD school bus headed south on Mercury Drive last Tuesday at about 11:00 am.

A HPD police officer said they were in hot pursuit of the stolen red pickup on the 10 East Freeway going eastbound, and the suspect was dangerously weaving in and out of traffic at a high rate of speed.

He reportedly stole the truck, which had the engine running, from a home mover on Spaulding Street. He drove around the neighborhood for several hours before police started the chase.

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Galena Park ISD holds annual battle of the Pink Breast Cancer games

2019 Galena Park I.S.D Battle of the Pink contestants and cheerleaders. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

On Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Galena Park I.S.D Administration Building approximately 200 of the district’s employees and officials gathered for their 3rd Annual Battle of the Pink Team Building Activity. The event hosted by Communications Services Department is to fundraise for the American Cancer Society and bring awareness to breast cancer.

Superintendent Dr. Angi Williams and school officials stayed neutral in the contest but cheered and applauded each of the six teams as they competed in the six different games for the highest team score. Dr. Williams said, “These teams take these contests serious and get highly emotional and competitive for the highest score. I’m thrilled we have such a good spirited bunch participating in such as worthy life-saving cause as this.”

The Annual Battle of the Pink festivities began with a week-long fundraiser, giving Administration Building employees the opportunity to empty their change jars and pockets of loose change—and it added up! Almost $1500 was raised to donate to the American Cancer Society. (more…)